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Malone offers support to Health Ministry from Opposition if asked

Health Minister Carvin Malone

Despite crossing the floor to become a member of the Opposition in the House of Assembly, former Minister for Health & Social Development Carvin Malone said he will still be available to lend a hand of support to the ministry and offer advice if called upon.

The Territorial At-Large Representative noted that the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital needs to undergo a proper review and before the implementation of the Government of National Unity and the shuffling of Cabinet, his team was ensuring that operations – both in terms of staffing and efficiency – were where it needs to be.

“We were accredited, and we do not wish to lose that accreditation. So, any advice I can give to help to keep it will be offered. I have committed to Permanent Secretary that if she needs to call on me for any particular purpose, I am here. The post was not mine. The BVI I would like to call mine. Any post I am I and I can help, I will do it. I will continue my participation to make the BVI the best it can be,” Malone said.

The Opposition legislator told members of the local media he is unlike any other legislator people would have encountered because his goal is the betterment of the Virgin Islands. He said it is on this basis that he also offers his service to the current Minister for Health & Social Development, Marlon Penn.

“When I stepped into the ministry, I told the entire staff I was given a 48-month directive to help to lead the Ministry of Health & Social Development. I told them the path to come back here is a long one. I must run, I must win, I must be selected, and I must be elected and so forth. So, I never put any permanent pegging in the ministry,” Malone said.

“Everything that is there is open, and it could be questioned but it must be explained. It is critical that we continue in terms of assisting each other, whether from the back bench or the Opposition, because I am a person, who gets my hands dirty – in terms of making sure I get in there and I do the work,” the Territorial At-Large Representative said.

The former Health & Social Development Minister noted he ensured his successor was briefed before he assumed the position.

“One of the beauties of the Westminster system is that there are persons there to ensure that all the work is done. So, he was properly briefed as far as I am concerned and their continuing members. The former Permanent Secretary is now back and he was briefed by the Acting Permanent Secretary as well,” Malone noted.

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  1. IS HE REALLY SERIOUS ❓ 🤔 says:

    SO NOW YOU ARE AN EXPERT 🤔 ❓ WEC THE PEOPLE STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ALL THE DOCTORS ARE DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM THAT POSITION 😳 PEOPLE BARE BEING MISDIAGNOSED BECAUSE NEGLIGENCE / MACHINES NEEDS SERVICING BY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS ( IF YOU ALL REALLY HAVE THE PEOPLE’S HEALTH SERIOUSLY ( OR REALLY CARE , AND SOME OF THOSE NURSES REALLY SHOUD BE TAKING CARE OF PIGS / INCOMPETENCE / NEGLIGENCE AND SOME JUST DON’T GIVE A DAMN

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  2. oh heck says:

    VIP treat Carvin like a dog twice after being around them for decades…After serving as deputy for the longest time the head coach refused to give him the position and now up came the newcomer Shawonde and pulled the rug from under his feet…Pure badmindness

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  3. TurtleDove says:

    “I have committed to Permanent Secretary that if she needs to call on me for any particular purpose, I am here”

    Please go through the health minister! This can cause confusion.

    • Stop the madness says:

      Please go sit down and be quiet for once. The same PS that ya’ll threw out?? You who allowed the hospital to be ruined? You who allowed your family to pillage and terrorize the staff. The next one who needs to pray that your *** doesn’t get locked up. In the meantime the people will continue to pray that we never elect such foolish, prideful, cr**ked tyrants again.

  4. leave him alone Malone says:

    Marlon think he knows it all

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  5. No thank you! says:

    No thank you, you have done enough damage.

  6. Again says:

    Why only now carvin ur input is a plus why only now.GOD IS GOOD

  7. venting says:

    Calvin, only now you want to offer your help to the Ministry of Health, where was that effort for the past 3 years. Problems to mention: under paid staff, no increments, no medical equipment,Purple palace doing all the procedures, The unfinished clinic in virgin gorda, lack of staffing in all departments, Nurses, Doctors, allied health workers constantly leaving because of frustration and abuse. Most government agencies such as Police, Customs, Fire,Immigration covered 100% health care except for the staff that provides it. When Hurricane or disaster strikes Hospital staff have to work and forget there families and still pay for there own health care.(nonsense) Miss management of finances. what were you waiting for??
    SMH!!

    • Copay says:

      Not to mention they have to pay even the copay. Nada, zilch for those Staffers although they are providing the service.

  8. Carving 'Not out of the woods' Malone says:

    The Ministry of Health is mines ok Penn!?

    I want to be Minister, I suppose to be Premier.

    Y’all need to stop it.

  9. silent majority says:

    No thank you. We are out of the woods.

  10. SMH#3 says:

    YOU SHOULD HAVE HELPED YOUR PEOPLE OUT OF THE WOODS, YOU KEPT US THERE TOO LONG. MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ALL THE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES YOU HAVE RUINED TO GET BACK ON TRACK.

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