Food Handler Certification Required For Farmers Week Vendors

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 4:30pm

Food handlers who are desirous of participating in this year’s Farmer’s Week activities are reminded that they require a valid food handler’s permit to be able to do so. 

Fitness Challenge Issued For Virgin Islands Residents

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 3:30pm

A 12 week fitness challenge has been issued to residents of the Virgin Islands to increase physical activity thereby ensuring a healthier Virgin Islands.

Community Encouraged To Run/Walk Towards A Healthier VI

Friday, 9 January 2015 - 1:00pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development continues to encourage community based physical activity as a means of achieving a healthier Virgin Islands through its Run/Walk for Health programme.

The goal of the programme is to encourage persons to engage in regular physical activity and is a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Health, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and the BVI Olympic Committee.   

Registration For Nurses, Midwives And Nursing Assistants Due

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 4:15pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is notifying all Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Assistants working in the Territory that registration for the year 2015 is now due.  Registration can be completed at the Ministry of Health and Social Development located in the Betteto Frett Building on the second floor.  Persons who have already registered can collect their cards at the reception desk. 

Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton: “Building A Healthier Virgin Islands”

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 4:30pm

My fellow Virgin Islanders and friends, I am so pleased and honoured to see so many of you here this morning on this wonderful occasion.

New Cases Of HIV/AIDS Lowest Since 2007

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 2:30pm

The Ministry of Health and Social development is reporting the lowest cases of new HIV/AIDS infections since 2007.

Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS & Sexual Health Programme Mrs. Noelene Levons-Clarke reported that so far this year, only three new cases of HIV have been recorded.

Mrs. Levons-Clarke noted that the Territory is seeing a reduction in the number of new cases and the spread of HIV infection. This achievement she attributes to enhanced public awareness and education spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

New Peebles Hospital Officially Opened And Dedicated On December 17

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 5:15pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands ushered in the dawn of a new era in healthcare delivery, with the official opening and dedication of the New Peebles Hospital on December 17 at the Hospital Grounds. Several Government officials gave remarks including, His Excellency the Governor John Duncan, Honourable Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W.

Premier Smith - A Red-Letter Day For Healthcare In The Virgin Islands

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 11:45am

Today is a red-letter day in this Territory - a day many of us have looked forward to for some time.

I am pleased that my Government has once again delivered on its promise to you, to build a better Virgin Islands — a better healthcare system.

The opening of this new Peebles Hospital today is evidence that we have raised the bar of healthcare in this Territory, and there is no turning back!

Premier Smith - A Red-Letter Day For Healthcare In The Virgin Islands

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 11:45am

Today is a red-letter day in this Territory - a day many of us have looked forward to for some time.

National Aids Programme Recognizes Students and Volunteers

Monday, 8 December 2014 - 5:00pm

The National AIDS Programme under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Social Development hosted an Award Ceremony to recognize the second cohort of students from the University of Washington’s distance learning programme which focused on Leadership and Management in Health. The twenty five healthcare professionals represented the various disciplines within the health sector.

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