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April 27th, 2014
'Education came to the VI through people of colour' – Dr Estrelda Y. Alexander

WICKHAM’S CAY, Tortola, VI - President of William Seymour College, Washington D.C. Dr. Estrelda Y. Alexander spoke at a St George’s School – Primary Division gala award ceremony held at the Moorings Mariner Inn Hall on April 22, 2014 and gave recognition to the ancestors of the Virgin Islands since they recognized as ‘Black’ people the importance of their people having an education and thus started schools.

October 9th, 2013
Church & political leaders need to knock heads- Hon. Fahie

WEST END, Tortola, VI - The challenges that are currently facing the people of the territory, especially those that are seeing a number of persons being laid off from their sources of a daily bread, present a need for urgent action. One of the actions, according to First District Representative, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie, is for the church and political leaders to knock heads.

October 4th, 2013
Issues of education a community responsibility – Ms Sharie B.Y. de Castro

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – “I do not believe that issues such as education are government’s responsibility but a community responsibility…” were the words of high school teacher and former Miss BVI, Ms Sharie B.Y. de Castro.

August 25th, 2013
The power of choice was message at back-to-school fair

WEST END, Tortola, VI – "We have the teachers who play their role, we have the parents who play their role, but most importantly if you want to excel the power of choice is yours. So it’s very important that you exercise that power of choice wisely." That was according to Attorney-at-Law Ms Anthea Smith who delivered the keynote address at the West End Community Centre Committee’s inaugural back to school fair at the Benjamin Romney Park on August 24, 2013.

July 18th, 2013
To thank or not to thank for too much, too little, too late

By Alred C. Frett

Laws are not made to benefit Black Boys:

June and July have become recognized months of Education as Graduations measure the learning progress of our Youth… Unfortunately, decades of Wars, Conflicts and Religion have fostered disenfranchisement, Ignorance, Poverty and Starvation in that Millions of Children will become Adult Refugees with Futures destined to be worse than their parents with a promise of nothing.

July 5th, 2013
UWI Open Campus celebrates 5 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On July 4, 2013, the newest campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Open Campus, turns five.

July 2nd, 2013
Youths envision brighter future for Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two Virgin Islands (VI) youths, Kadeja Roberts and Lawrence Kirton Wheatley, speaking at Territory Day observations held yesterday, July 1, 2013 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park have expressed visions of a brighter future for the VI.

June 19th, 2013
Remarks By Minister For Education And Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn On The Occasion Of The Secondary School Leaving Examination Results

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Good-day, I am Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education and Culture in the Virgin Islands. I am very pleased to offer congratulatory remarks to our secondary school students who were successful in meeting and exceeding the minimum criteria for graduation.

June 17th, 2013
Hon. Walwyn is a ‘rookie to politics’-Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the words of Leader of the Virgin Island Party and Representative of the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T O'Neal, OBE, the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is a “rookie”.

May 4th, 2013
Special exam for differently-abled students this year – Hon. Walwyn

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn has announced that a specially modified exam would be introduced to meet the needs of differently-abled students within the Territory’ school system.





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