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Cruise line donates school building to VG

The structure was purchased by MSC Cruises (USA) Inc, a cruise line which brings more than 40,000 visitors to the Territory annually. Photo: GIS
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The staff and students of the Primary Division of the Bregado Flax Education Centre in Virgin Gorda had a special start of their academic year today with the donation of a 4000 square feet semi-permanent structure that will be used as their temporary school.

The structure was purchased by MSC Cruises (USA) Inc, a cruise line which brings more than 40,000 visitors to the Territory annually. MSC’s Chief Executive Officer and President Mr Richard E. Sasso handed over the newly installed structure today in an official ceremony.

Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE expressed thanks to Mr Dasso and his company described the donation as a remarkable one that serves as a reminder that everyone must do their little part to make a big difference.

The Premier said, “Today, we thank MSC Cruise lines for helping to ensure that there is continuity in the education sector. I know that this facility will assist the Ministry of Education in achieving its objective of ensuring that our children have continued access to quality education.”

The Premier added, “The donation is also made possible with the help of the Miami-based Manufactures, EventsStar who provided the technical expertise to customize the structure and we say thanks.”

The Honourable Premier charged Principal Kimberly George and her team of teachers and the students to take good care of the gift and make the best use of the facility. 

3 Responses to “Cruise line donates school building to VG”

  • VI Senior (06/11/2017, 22:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    So grateful to MSC. Thank you!
  • Cheapnessnogood (07/11/2017, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    They were to raise it off the ground a bit. And what plans the Government has to restore these schools? The days of building cheap schools must stop. We must spend taxpayers money properly and build strong fortified schools. These steel frame things falling down before they get put up. Rethink the construction process, Ministers. Stop building cheap buildings.
  • one eye (07/11/2017, 09:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The district representative was awol again

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