|Business Briefs (Sept. 27, 2012)|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:15|
An American orthopaedic surgeon recently told about 45 Virgin Islands medical professionals about advances in hip and knee replacement surgery and surgical techniques. The Sept. 12 training exercise at Peebles Hospital allowed participants to earn credit towards their continuing medical education, according to a press release from Hyperion Risk Solutions. Hyperion, a VI-based insurance broker, co-sponsored the training along with the BVI Medical Association, the BVI Medical and Dental Council and the Oncology Referral Network of America. Martin Cooke, an insurance associate at Hyperion, said the training helped make medical providers aware of their options when VI patients need to leave the territory for specialised treatment. “The various initiatives include the introductions of advanced techniques that not only significantly improve a patient’s quality of life; they can often reduce the long-term financial health care burden,” he said.
The Virgin Islands-based law firm Forbes Hare will open an office in London in order to bring it closer to some of its clients, the firm announced. William Hare, the firm’s managing partner, said Catherine Ross, a former corporate and investment funds partner with Walkers, will work out of the London office, according to a press release from the Forbes Hare. “We focus on providing a high quality service to a sophisticated and discerning client base,” Mr. Hare said. “The majority of our lawyers will continue to practise in the BVI and Cayman Islands, but we believe that a London office will usefully augment the services we can offer.”