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Premier spreads Christmas cheer at hospital

Premier Andrew Fahie assisted in spreading holiday cheer to patients at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital on Christmas Day.

Patients also received gifts in addition to the visit from the Premier, who was accompanied by At-Large representative, Neville Smith.

“The look on their faces was priceless! This is true BVI love,” Premier Fahie said.

Meanwhile, the Premier told BVI News on Friday, that the tradition is more than a half a century old.

“For the past 51 years the Nurses of the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital host a Christmas service at the hospital on Christmas day and also spearhead the giving out of gifts to patients to show an even extra caring on Christmas seeing that the patients are not home for Christmas,” Fahie stated.

He continued: “The opening ceremony/service was first, then the handing out of the gifts was done afterwards.”

The Premier said besides from being part sponsors of the event, he and Smith wanted to be physically present to “visit each patient and express warm Season Greetings while distributing the Christmas gifts”.

“The kind gesture started 51 years ago with Nurse Adina Donovan. We thank the current cadre of nurses for continuing this noble gesture of spreading BVI love during the season of giving,” he said.

The Premier said they would “have rather been nowhere else on Christmas Day other than at Hospital assisting in spreading joy”.

The two legislators also paid a visit to the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly.


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  1. fill in the blanks says:

    They are now spending proceeds of the s_age and se_u_ity contracts

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  2. OMG says:

    Them need suing for exposing the patients just for future popularity votes

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    • Say what? says:

      @OMG, are you that stupid or what? I am quite sure the patient was ok with the picture.If not, he would have decline. It is not that serious.

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  3. vip heckler says:

    Is this genuine? because i’ve never seen this done by these guys before

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  4. Bewildered. says:

    When are these guys going to get some real work done? Is it me or can’t we see it’s all picture taking, praise and worship and credit grabbing for things that have nothing to do with them. Is it me?

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    • @Bewildered says:

      You are definitely a hater. You mean to tell me getting the Elmore Stoutt high school fixed after the last government ignored it and had our children going half day school for 2 yrs after Irma isn’t real work? Man people like you are criminals.

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    • To Bewildered says:

      Clearly you are not serious. I did not support this government during the elections but I am impress with what they have done this far in just a few months and I have hope & confidence in what they are going to do.

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  5. Watchman says:

    Today is the 30th and now you guys reporting this? from the 25th? Come on reporters… go search for news. No wonder the yellow site always ahead.

  6. hmm says:

    Mr. Premier its time to lose some weight, come on really!

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  7. VI says:

    Good gesture but probation close .

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