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May 18th, 2024
New agreement raises USVI Nurse salaries to $86K-$118K


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - A Friday press release from Government House informed the public that a tentative wage agreement had been reached with the union that represents registered nurses at the Department of Health and local hospitals.

January 31st, 2024
$44,286 starting salary for nurses not attractive for recruitment & retention- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Recruiting doctors and nurses is a real challenge because there is a global shortage and it is very hard to compete on salaries with other countries such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Canada, UK, United States. They are making working in those countries very attractive for nurses and doctors. So recruitment and retention remains a challenge for us.”

December 28th, 2023
Premier joins in bringing cheer to staff & patients @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Christmas Day, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) attended the BVI Health Services Authority’s (BVIHSA) annual Christmas service for healthcare workers and patients at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

February 11th, 2022
Sickout over! ER nurses reach agreement with BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nurses at the Emergency Room of Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital have reportedly halted their sickout in protest of poor working conditions at the medical facility.

February 8th, 2022
Premier & Health Minister meet with striking ER nurses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) have reportedly met with nurses of the Emergency Room (ER) at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital who are on a sickout protest.

June 13th, 2021
VI seeking UK help to train nurses locally – Professor Ian Cumming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the challenge of getting trained nurses back to serve in the territory after studying abroad, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) has turned to the United Kingdom (UK) for help.

December 11th, 2012
Staffing issues continue to plague BVIHSA - CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is urgently in need of staff to fill critical positions in various areas in order to effectively achieve its mandate. This is according to CEO Mrs Darlene Carty-Baptiste.

November 16th, 2012
Nurse recruitment for new Peebles Hospital a significant concern – Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton, recruitment of nurses for the new Peebles Hospital will pose a problem, even as the pending date of completion for the hospital draws close.

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