Alzheimer’s Month To Focus On Dementia

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 3:57pm

The Territory has joined the world in promoting World Alzheimer's Month in an effort to raise awareness and challenge stigma associated with the disease.  

Food Handlers Invited To Food Safety Manager Training

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 10:06am

Owners of food establishments and persons working in the Territory’s food service industry are invited to participate in a three-day ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification Training workshop.

“Fight The Bite”: Public Invited To Join Zika Clean Up Efforts

Monday, 12 September 2016 - 4:33pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development and its partners are inviting all residents to “fight the bite” and join clean-up groups to eliminate mosquito breeding sites to reduce the Territory’s vulnerability to the Zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases. 

Workforce Walk Run To Celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 5:00pm

The third annual Workforce Fun Run Walk will set in motion Caribbean Wellness Day activities on Friday, September 9. 

Cane Garden Bay Residents Mobilised To Fight Zika Virus

Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 11:17am

Residents of Cane Garden Bay are pictured during a Zika Awareness meeting held on August 29.

Honourable Skelton: “THE ZIKA VIRUS- There Is No Cause For Undue Alarm”

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 3:20pm

My fellow residents of and visitors to the Virgin Islands, the recent announcement of five laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika Virus has understandably given rise to some concerns, but there is no cause for undue alarm. We have been monitoring the spread of this mosquito-borne virus across the Americas and the Caribbean region since local transmission was first reported in Brazil in May 2015. When local transmission was later detected in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the neighbouring US Virgin Islands, we anticipated that it would not be long before the virus reached the shores of the BVI.

Mosquito Fogging Operations In Cane Garden Bay

Friday, 26 August 2016 - 4:43pm

In an ongoing effort to protect the community from Zika, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya, the Environmental Health Division will be conducting fogging operations in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola on August 27 and August 29 at 5:30 a.m.

Health Officials Confirm Five Cases Of Zika Virus

Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 9:19am

The Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the British Virgin Islands.

Caribbean Wellness Day Workforce Run/Walk Set For September 9

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 11:34am

The public is invited to participate in the Caribbean Wellness Day Workforce run/walk set for Friday, September 9. Persons are encouraged to bring a co-worker, friend or family member. 

No Confirmed Cases Of Zika In The Territory To Date

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 4:18pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is reassuring the community that there are no confirmed cases of Zika in the Territory.