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Education

April 15th, 2021
HLSCC alumna Latasiha A. Bennett gains Dean’s Award @ UVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Latasiha A. Bennett, an alumna of both the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in the Virgin Islands (VI), has been awarded the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Dean’s Award for Clinical Practice Level 2, 3, as part of the school’s 2021 Academic Achievement Awards.

April 9th, 2021
Social distancing reduced to 3-feet for VI schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control for a 3-feet reduction in social distancing guideline, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has implemented the same requirements for schools in the territory.

March 26th, 2021
Parents should be 'mad' at no full-time public schools – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on parents of students attending public schools in the Virgin Islands to voice their concerns over schools not operating at full capacity even as new research shows schools can open with less than 6 feet of social distancing requirements.

March 25th, 2021
Local law firm adopts Enis Adams Primary School

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Local law firm Kobre & Kim (BVI) LP has joined the Adopt-A-School fraternity and is the new parent of the Enis Adams Primary School located in Meyers Estate.

March 23rd, 2021
3ft distancing in classrooms to be proposed to Cabinet- Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- School children in the Virgin Islands could be allowed to sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms if Cabinet gives the green light on the proposal, according to Deputy Premier and Education Minister, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 11th, 2021
Chronic diseases a ‘significant health problem’ in VI - Health Minister

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Chronic diseases, which according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) includes illnesses like heart disease, some cancers and diabetes, have been categorised as significant health issues in the Virgin Islands (VI). This is according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

March 3rd, 2021
Caribbean, Latin America kids missing more school than anywhere else in globe- UNICEF

MIAMI HERALD

It has now been nearly a year since 4-year-old Sebastián García stepped into a classroom.

February 25th, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination of teachers begins today

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Non-mandatory vaccination of teachers in the Virgin Islands (VI) will kick off today, Thursday, February 25, 2021, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced.

February 23rd, 2021
‘We have to get our children back in school’– Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on the Fahie administration to now transition the territory’s educational system to full-time schooling and away from the hybrid learning initiative which he says has served its time.

February 15th, 2021
‘Dickson Igwe School of Swimming’ offering free swim classes to VI

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Newspaper Columnist, Educator and School Attendance Officer for the Government of the Virgin Islands, Mr Dickson C. Igwe through his school of swimming is offering swimming classes to anyone in the Virgin Islands (VI) looking to learn how to swim in a safe and professional environment.

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