Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Saturday, 25 April 2020 - 5:45pm

Frontline Health Workers are being recognised around the world for the risks they take every day in saving lives.

 Like many others in the BVI community, Fine Arts Teacher and Founder and Creative Director of Duo Collection & Co, Nadia Thomas is honouring local healthcare workers in her own special way through cartoon like digital images on Facebook.

Her first image features Sheedena Jones a Registered Nurse at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

“As an educator we spend a lot of time grooming our students for their career paths and to be caring individuals. During this COVID-19 crisis, I decided to take up Adobe's challenge to honor our local heroes within our community,” Ms. Thomas said. She added, “I also used this challenge to motivate my students and show them how they can appreciate others. I used Adobe Photoshop as my painting medium. This is the first piece, look out for the others.”

Kudos to you, Nadia Thomas and all others, doing their part during this pandemic.


Nekita Turnbull

Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730