MEN’S HEALTH FAIR EVENT A SUCCESS

The Office of Gender Affairs in collaboration with numerous organisations across the territory, held their annual Men’s Health Fair at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park on Thursday, June 13. The initiative is part of the department’s celebration of men during the month of June as they aim to promote health and wellness among … Continued

GOVT ON TRACK TO RECOMMISSION POCKWOOD POND INCINERATOR BY SEPTEMBER

The Government of the Virgin Islands is making significant strides towards recommissioning the Pockwood Pond incinerator, with full operational status expected by September 2024. This announcement was made by Premier and Minister for the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley, during his recent speech on World Environment Day. The territory … Continued

ASTRAZENECA WITHDRAWS COVID-19 VACCINE WORLDWIDE

AstraZeneca, the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant, has announced the global withdrawal of its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, following months of controversy surrounding its safety profile. The decision comes amid concerns over very rare, but life-threatening, side effects associated with the vaccine. The withdrawal of Vaxzevria extends beyond the European Union (EU), where the company had already discontinued … Continued

BVIHSA RAMPS UP PREPAREDNESS AHEAD OF HURRICANE SEASON

In anticipation of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on 1st June, the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has activated its disaster preparedness plan. The activation is part of the organization’s readiness mandate and also in light of forecasts predicting increased tropical storm activity. On 4th April, the Tropical Weather and … Continued