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Health Minister leads delegation to 60th PAHO meeting in Washington

The VI delegation is being led by Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), right, and includesActing Permanent Secretary Ms Tasha K. Bertie, centre, and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges, left. Photo: GIS
WASHINGTON DC, USA- The [British] Virgin Islands is being represented at the 60th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in Washington DC, USA.

The VI delegation is being led by Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9).

The 60th Directing Council of the PAHO, 75th Session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the Americas in Washington, DC will run from September 25 to 29, 2023.

The delegation includes Acting Permanent Secretary Ms Tasha K. Bertie and Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges.

During the event, the council will consider PAHO’s programme budget for 2024 to 2025 as well as elections for several Member States Executive Committee and selection of two members to the Advisory Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME).

13 Responses to “Health Minister leads delegation to 60th PAHO meeting in Washington”

  • street reporter. (27/09/2023, 16:04) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everybody is gone.. This seems to be the most attractive thing about being a politician..You run, you win and you get to travel the world free of cost, eat, drink, board. All on tax payers head. Now being a elected politician really worth it. It try my luck next election..
  • asura (27/09/2023, 16:27) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    everybody getting a trip.
  • What!! (27/09/2023, 16:54) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seriously how much money is this government sending on traveling?
  • waste of time (27/09/2023, 18:55) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    Knows absolutely nothing about healthcare and healthcare systems. Waste of money.
  • smh (27/09/2023, 19:25) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    A next set of them, trip trip trip

    they throw a spoon full of tar on the road and they think the fix the problem as set of foggy but twhen it come to spending Government money for trip they want the best

    • lol (27/09/2023, 22:40) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Tuesday next week all the potholes gonna show up again after the rain
  • traveling (27/09/2023, 20:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    They should rename themselves ‘the traveling government! I hope there’s some kinda benefit for the people.
  • Peoof (27/09/2023, 23:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    They getting them ready to come back to tell us that we need all the shots & boosters for their agender to pull through. Wicked people sitting in high places.
    • god is watching (28/09/2023, 09:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Peoof good for them! I ain't take it the first time around, this time worse! Them can't shake me! I'm a true solider of God's army!
  • Peoof (27/09/2023, 23:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • 1 eye (27/09/2023, 23:41) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    that dr G is still around? He killed Cavin political career watchout VW
  • Dancing with the Stars (28/09/2023, 09:29) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    The trips that government ministers travelling on are very important to keep us inform of the latest development in the international arena. When anyone travel out of the Territory, it enables an individual to observe new ideas and how it will influence an individual to look at different approaches for future development. We have so much to learn from develop and developing countries. Let us never be close minded and ever think that we are the best, because there are many opportunities out there that we can benefit from. I had the opportunity to travel to overseas an conference and the trip was paid for by the sponsor of the conference. W.H.O, P.A.H.O and F.A.O are some of the sponsors and they provide for the conference and representatives who attend these meetings. Representatives do not cost their government's any money. So, when we don't know, we should not give false information to the public. Let us put aside our differences and work towards the development of the Territory.
    • Well Sah (28/09/2023, 14:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are correct in several regards. Trips from WHO, PAHO etc are usually funded by those entities. However...
      trips should be for those knowledgeable in their field and who will come back and diligently implement lessons learned- regardless of who paid for it.

      Dr. Georges been in health nigh on >20 years, what has he done for the Territory? Besides push out Carvin and if the children on the street are correct, Dr. Potter. And Bertie- Lord Father Send Help, dead weight.

      Outside of this, how many trips our politicians and these "delegates" been on? And where are we for all the travelling and 'learning' they have been doing?

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