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Donor ‘commits’ to rebuilding Isabella Morris Primary School

- Premier Fahie said school will be rebuilt using ‘smart’ & ‘green building’ strategies
The hurricane damaged Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay will be rebuilt by a donor, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1). Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was heavily damaged by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was heavily damaged by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Isabella Morris Primary School will be rebuilt using ‘smart and green building strategies’. Photo: VINO
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Isabella Morris Primary School will be rebuilt using ‘smart and green building strategies’. Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was heavily damaged by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was heavily damaged by the hurricanes of September 2017. Photo: VINO
According to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the legacy of Ms Isabella Morris will not be allowed to die. Photo: VINO
According to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the legacy of Ms Isabella Morris will not be allowed to die. Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was abandoned after sustaining damages from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Photo: VINO
The Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay was abandoned after sustaining damages from hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The hurricane damaged Isabella Morris Primary school in Carrot Bay will be rebuilt by a donor, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

“We all know the legacy of Miss Isabella Morris, and that legacy cannot be allowed to die. The Isabella Morris Primary school that was named after her was totally damaged after the hurricanes of 2017. I am proud that through the Minister for Education [Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7)] and his efforts that with God’s help, a donor has come forward and committed to building the new Isabella Morris Primary School,” Premier Fahie told the large crowd gather for his Annual First District Report and Party at the Cappoons Bay Recreation Grounds on Saturday, January 11 2020.

“This is good news for our education system, our teachers and students who will be the end-users.”

Premier Fahie, who did not disclose the name of the donor, stated that the building would be built using “smart and green building strategies to ensure that generations unborn will benefit tremendously. This is progress! This is moving in one direction, forward.”

School may become a Jr High?

Former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith had said there were plans by his administration to implement a junior high school at that facility in Carrot Bay.

“That is a conversation that we have started, and we will continue towards a resolution because we have for some time been considering whether to maybe have two or several high schools or whether to have one high school and junior high schools. That decision will be soon coming,” Dr Smith had stated during a media conference on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP) Government; however, sustained a severe beating in the February 25, 2019, general elections.

Premier Fahie did not reveal whether the new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government will adopt the idea going forward.

At least two public schools damaged by the September 2017 hurricanes were rebuilt by donors- Enis Adams Primary School, which was rebuilt from scratch, and Bregado Flax Educational Centre.

13 Responses to “Donor ‘commits’ to rebuilding Isabella Morris Primary School”

  • student (14/01/2020, 09:50) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    They need to rebuild it away from the ocean/sea.
  • my 2 cents (14/01/2020, 10:43) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    turn the Isabella Morris campus into a High School, and expand the Leonora Delville Primary School (Cappoon's Bay) as a primary school that can serve the entire 1st district. Build a High School in East End. as for Road Town, build a second L-shape building adjacent to the existing L- Shape building (you can even name the new L-shape building Jennie Wheatley Building), and these two L-shape buildings should accommodate the entire High School that will serve the central district and surrounds. by building up (as opposed to building across) in Road Town (the new high schools in both east end and west end would both reduce the student body as well as traffic congestion) you can use valuable flat space for other purposes...a second administration building to accommodate many of the departments that cannot fit in the RT O'Neal Admin Bldng, or you can erect a building to accommodate the Law Courts of the Virgin Islands (magistrate's court, high court, etc) as well as the House of Assembly. if a lot of people knock up to knock it down, turn the current House of Assembly into a Museum, or to preserve it as a building of historical importance . i can go on and on, but i'll leave it here for now.
    • Jaigon (14/01/2020, 11:51) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ My 2 cents, great idea and advice. I totally agree with you. Well said.
  • DON Q (14/01/2020, 11:06) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    Donors have full confidence in the vip and Fahie government, bottom line
  • Liberty (14/01/2020, 13:02) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Governments accept Donations always and when the donor allows his name to be made public more clearly better friendship, anonymous donations are suspicious
  • Anon (14/01/2020, 14:38) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Much appreciation but the anonymity of the donor makes me uncomfortable.
    Money laundering comes to mind.
  • Oy FIA! (14/01/2020, 15:26) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Does the Government have a Money-Laundering Reporting Officer? Where do we file this suspicious activity report? Who is doing the due diligence?
  • ndp fan club (14/01/2020, 17:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    That person is the same person who funded their 2019 political campaign
  • yea (14/01/2020, 19:06) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    ayuh too fakkin metay
  • j (14/01/2020, 22:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't think that a another primary school on that side of the island is necessary. There is simply no demand for it. I do think however, that ideas should be entertained as to how the building can be best utilized by the Ministry of Education.
  • Citizen (15/01/2020, 07:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hoping its done as efficient and as well built as the enis adams primary school


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