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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine Dengvaxia on Wednesday for the prevention of dengue disease endemic in areas like the U.S. Virgin Islands, European Union and 19 other countries. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to improve mental health and behavioral services throughout the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed an Executive Order declaring a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. The Governor’s Executive Order will facilitate

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said the public is invited to attend the first Dialysis Support Group meeting of the year. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital on Sunday, February, beginning at 3 p.m. This support group meeting is

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CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix Senator Alicia Barnes issued the following statement commending Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for Executive Order No. 486-2019 issued on Tuesday. The executive order extended the mental health state of emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers. “I commend

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus this year. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR I have been speaking out and calling for this administration to be financially accountable and transparent to the people of the Virgin Islands and its auditors for over a year, all to no avail. As a result, we

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Behavioral Services (VIBS) – a behavioral health facility in Anna’s Hope serving the Virgin Islands since 1995 – will close its doors this summer, the V.I. Free Press has learned. VIBS is a short term residential evaluation unit with 30 beds on

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Due to a malfunctioning of the air conditioning chiller, the Department of Health (DOH) will temporarily closed the Charles Harwood Complex, located on St. Croix, today at 1:30 p.m. The following clinics/services will temporarily close for the day: · Vital Statistics (Birth &

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Community members are about to embark on a journey to prevent type 2 diabetes together with the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention, offered by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH). Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As we all know too well, two Category 5 hurricanes slammed the capital island in September, stripping off roofs, knocking out power and flooding streets. The Schneider Regional Medical Center barely survived the storms. It lost a section of its roof, its

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