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USVI sends 2 health professionals to assist VI in COVID-19 fight

- Health professionals assisted with conducting antigen tests on fully vaccinated travelers @ TB Lettsome Airport & RT Ferry Terminal
Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) with medical professionals conducting COVID-19 testing at Road Town Ferry Terminal on July 24, 2021. Photo: Facebook
The health professionals from the US Virgin Islands assisted with conducting antigen tests on fully vaccinated travelers at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Road Town Ferry Terminal on July 23 and 24, 2021. Photo: Facebook
The health professionals from the US Virgin Islands assisted with conducting antigen tests on fully vaccinated travelers at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Road Town Ferry Terminal on July 23 and 24, 2021. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) this weekend welcomed two “highly trained” health professionals from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to assist in the COVID-19 fight.

The Virgin Islands has seen a dramatic spike in active COVID-19 cases for the past month and there have been 25 COVID-19 related deaths.

The Governor of the USVI Mr Albert A. Bryan, during a live virtual press conference on July 15, 2021, had promised to support the USVI in whatever way possible.

‘Thanks USVI, we’re in this together’- Hon Malone

And, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) in a Facebook post with the caption ‘Thanks USVI, We’re in this together’ on Saturday, July 24, 2021, the VI benefitted from two health professionals from the USVI.

“With the support of the Government of the USVI, the first two highly trained health professionals were deployed to assist with the administration of 15 minutes Antigen tests to fully vaccinated passengers at the Road Town Sea Port and at the T. B. Lettsome International Airport from Friday and Saturday respectively,” Hon Malone stated as he urged the territory to exercise both “patience and vigilance” during this challenging time.

Meanwhile, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in a statement on Friday, July 23, 2021, had expressed appreciation for the support being given by the USVI Government.

“The BVI continues to welcome the partnership from our neighbours in the US Virgin Islands and Governor Albert Bryan Jr, with whom we share a close and special bond. We appreciate this support,” Hon Fahie had said.

20 Responses to “USVI sends 2 health professionals to assist VI in COVID-19 fight”

  • Strupes (25/07/2021, 09:54) Like (13) Dislike (44) Reply
    To how you guys treat people in this place, y'all dont need any help when this thing pass on y'all going back to y'all wicked ways.
    • Please forgive (25/07/2021, 12:33) Like (45) Dislike (9) Reply
      I. am. so. sorry. that. you. are. so. bitter. Please. seek. help. urgently. unforgiveness. will. kill. you.
  • local boy (25/07/2021, 10:04) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    We thank the USVI for their most generous help, we are one Virgin islands Family. The GVI.
    • wondering (25/07/2021, 23:43) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Is the BVI become Americans next? What is the UK doing or they just good for the passports?
  • Love (25/07/2021, 10:11) Like (14) Dislike (43) Reply
    be careful how you walk & talk while you living: BVI leadership pointed fingers at other islands because we had low covid numbers forgetting the world is a circle

    did BVI send any person to help USVI but love will see usvi send assistance our way

    what we need in these little islands is far less talking and much more action

    when the talking have stop were in the very same place: loose lips sink ships
  • Strupes (25/07/2021, 10:16) Like (16) Dislike (17) Reply
    Worst mistake in accepting assistance from the USVI. That come back to bite you in the…
    SMH
    • Love (25/07/2021, 13:49) Like (44) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ strupes
      sounds like you just arrived in the virgins the people of british and people of united states virgin islands our roots and our heritage is damm deep put your brain in motion before putting your mouth in gear: born in the 50s and meet the togetherness
    • Woke (25/07/2021, 23:05) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      Just because they say isn't the delta variant watch how fast everyone believe them... how many things they lie about before this is just to scare people again..
  • Thanks (25/07/2021, 10:25) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thanks to all for caring.
  • Oh My (25/07/2021, 10:35) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thanks USVI for sending

    medical help during this trying time. All i can say for those writing negative commends is forgive them Lord for they do not know what they are saying.
  • Thankful (25/07/2021, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    But I don’t c social social distancing here.
  • dah mek sense (25/07/2021, 11:51) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why not check the passengers in st.thomas before the get on the ferry?
  • USVI, your generous help is accepted by those among that are mentally wise. (25/07/2021, 13:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you humble, and may God, our Creator and supplier of all our needs, reward you richly, for your neighborly responce to our urgent needs.
  • Governor Bryan (25/07/2021, 14:10) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I wanted to reach out to you to express a bit of displeasure of the recent change to the travel protocols announced yesterday and made effective immediately. This has created huge unnecessary expense and panic among families in the VI. While I agree that your top priority is to protect the citizens of the USVI we have a long historyof shared
    friendship and you could have given at least 3 days notice for the change to take effect. Further you will note that we have no confirmed cases of the Delta variant here but you have confirmed cases in USVI . in fairness it is the VI that should be implementing tighter protocols against our neighbour across the channel.
    • Consider (25/07/2021, 20:09) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      The USVI reached out to the BVIs at the beginning of the pandemic offering the BVIs to become part of the bubble but it was summarily rejected.
  • fromafar (25/07/2021, 16:16) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    God help us through this pandemic ,and when the situation is under control the government need to make a law that addresses some of your unwillingness to follow protocols , or tremendous fines for willfully disobeying the law . Some people are just lawless in this land . And to the Opposition and his gang we have not heard from you since the outbreak, stop opposing for opposing sake , I admire your position but when opposing for no reason or just to be in contrast to the Premier does not make sense. Look what you and your cronies cause Mr. Penn expected better from you and the opposition stop being so selfish , but "open the Country" we put dollars before lives I expected better from you. Who to blame ? Mr. Penn and his weak opposition.
  • ausar (25/07/2021, 16:46) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    "Strupes", in case you're unaware, when the Danneborg flag was lowered and the American flag raised in 1917, BVIslanders were living here, and became Americans!..

    As a matter of fact, BVIslaners have been living in the US Virgin Islands since the 1700s!

    So yes, BVIslanders and American Virgin Islanders, are one!

    You see, this is WHY, the history of these Virgin Islands MUST be taught and passed by ALL applicants seeking Belongership status, prior to the issuance of these cards!
  • native (25/07/2021, 18:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you Ausar. There are many foreigners living amongst us that have no knowledge of the history of the Virgin Islands. They only know the US dollar. BVI and USVI are one people. Every indigenous BVI person have family living in the USVI. Thank you Love for your input.
  • BuzzBvi (25/07/2021, 20:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great they sending help but what happened to the employing our highly qualified BVIslanders first thing.
    Hope they get a friendlier welcome than the Cuban helpers.
  • ? (26/07/2021, 05:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Native..... you


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