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June 19th, 2012
New designs for Territorial dress to be ready for tomorrow – Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – He was praised for not being a politician to take the attitude of “it’s either my way or the highway”, and in doing so the Territory’s Culture Minister after some pondering has asked the Territorial Dress Committee and the two designers to come up with a dress “that is more acceptable” to the public.

June 15th, 2012
Professor Oliver advises graduates on how to land a job [Photoslide Included]

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The main thing about obtaining a higher education, is being able to overcome more obstacles in the world of work, and the chance to be on the forefront of your country while at the same time, encouraging the younger ones to do the same and aim even higher.

June 11th, 2012
VI’s culture & heritage placed on shelf – Culture Minister [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Our success as parents and a Territory have outpaced our ability to pass on our heritage to our children, with much of our success we have taken our heritage put in a jar and put it on top of a shelf on display waiting to come out during August Festival and the tourist season,” declared the Minister for Education and Culture yesterday afternoon, June 10, 2012 at a presentation to unveil the Territory’s song and dress finalists.

June 2nd, 2012
Small Islands conference wraps up with a taste of VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A taste and glimpse of Virgin Islands’ culture brought down the curtains on the 12th annual Islands of the World Conference last evening June 1, 2012 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

May 10th, 2012
Fraser slams Walwyn for lack of lighting at Softball field

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The lack of lighting at the Old Recreational Ground in Road Town where the 2012 Softball League is currently being played, has been described by Third District Representative Julian Fraser RA, as despicable and deplorable.

May 9th, 2012
Education Minister supports Sixth Form for secondary schools!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Implementing a Sixth form level in the Territory’s secondary schools is an initiative the Education Minister is in full support of since it will “more efficiently” prepare students for the work force.

April 23rd, 2012
Hon. Fahie: CXC benchmark for VI needs ‘thorough’ discussions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Using Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) as a yardstick to measure the Territory’s school leaving examination needs thorough discussions before any decision should be made, opined Former Education Minister and 1st District Representative Hon. Andrew Fahie.

April 16th, 2012
Only 13 out of 72 staff are locals at Her Majesty’s Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After learning when the Governor’s Office appeared before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that both the Governor and the Ministry of Education and Culture were responsible for the prison with “gray” areas, the Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Richard Holder has also added to the confusion.

April 13th, 2012
HOA did not receive a verbatim transcript within last five years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC), a body appointed by the House of Assembly (HOA) to examine the draft budget estimates for this year, it was brought to light that the HOA, the highest law making body of the Virgin Islands, has not received verbatim transcript within the last five years from the Court Reporting Unit.

April 3rd, 2012
Education Minister “messed with certain people”, says Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn “messed with certain people” when he uttered some remarks in the House of Assembly (HOA) recently about non-elected officials shadowing his every move.



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