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V.I. Health: Tooth Decay Not Only Thing Paining V.I. Dental Care

A recent report by University of the Virgin Islands researchers, the Community Needs Assessment, said there is a waiting list for Medicaid-backed dental care on St. Croix that is 4,000 people long.

Hospitals on Front Line in Neonatal Care

Faye John-Baptiste, RN, and Dr. Olivine Treasure both remember 1999 as the turn-around year for St. Croix families. That summer, the Juan F. Luis Hospital welcomed a neonatologist to its staff, and things began to change fast, contributing to what is one of the big success stories in V.I. health care.
Dr. Laura Palminteri tells senators Tuesday that owners of race horses in the territory are in 'a difficult place.' (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Horse Racing Commission Says Races Still Years Away

Sheldon A. Turnbull, a member of the V.I. Horse Racing Commission, told lawmakers Tuesday that the commission is dysfunctional. Members of the Legislature's Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks, and Recreation had even less complimentary terms to describe the commission after Tuesday's hearing.

Undercurrents: Can Technology Put an End to the Lionfish Invasion?

While the invasive lionfish has inspired hundreds of search and destroy missions in Virgin Islands waters and off the East Coast of the U.S., it has also attracted the attention of artisans and inventors outside the regions.

Undercurrents: V.I. Health Care Services – Thin or Robust?

The V.I. health care system is much better than it was 20 or 30 years ago, practitioners say, but there is still room for improvements.

Undercurrents: World Meteorological Organization Improves Weather Research in Caribbean

You may never have heard of an organization called Météo-France, but it just signed an agreement that could result in enhanced warnings for the Virgin Islands as the 2016 hurricane season prepares to ramp up.

Undercurrents: The ‘Invisible’ Crowd into Government’s Line of Vision

After years of meetings, a lawsuit and a consent decree, advocates for mental health services are taking a new approach. They're urging those with mental illness and their families to speak up for themselves.





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