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National Health Insurance Is Now In Effect

The Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2014, which establishes the National Health Insurance (NHI) System in the Virgin Islands takes effect today, December 1. Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (pictured here) made the declaration by a […]

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Astronomical, Unaffordable Dialysis Is A Big Problem Ready To Explode

Dialysis treatment remains a costly hospital service, and the diabetes link formed the basis for the November appeal by Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie Skelton.

BVI – Peebles Hospital Has Difficulties In Recruiting Nurses

“We are still short of nurses,” Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority, the Most Reverend Bishop John Cline said as he announced that even trained Virgin Islanders

17 million Caribbean people to benefit from CARPHA and Mexico MOU

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission

Caribbean included in Blue Bell Ice cream recall

As a result of the recent ice cream bacterial contamination, Blue Bell Creameries has made a decision to expand its recall to include all of its products currently

Fifteen countries confirm chikungunya disease

Fifteen countries have confirmed the presence of chikungunya disease and these include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, St

BVI hospital fee may be increased

During a meeting of the Finance Committee, Financial Secretary Neil Smith has said that the current hospital fees in the BVI need to be reviewed. Smith made his statements

BVI confirms three cases of chickungunya virus

Medical Officer of Health in the Ministry of Health in the BVI, Dr Ronald Georges said, “We have confirmed three cases on Jost Van Dyke of chickungunya disease”.

BVI Health Services Authority to strengthen health services

BVI Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has said The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is continuing its efforts to strengthen the public and private healthcare system in the territory

2nd fundraiser for cancer survivor set for Dec. 14

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – WestSide Konnekshun (WSk) has proven true to its promise in announcing a second fundraiser for 14-year-old cancer survivor, Shaheem Richards to aid in

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