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May 30th, 2016
Medical complaints, broken AC & mold force Public Library to close

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It appears to be the best kept secret in the Virgin Islands - the closure of the main Public Library in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola.

May 27th, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Kimberly L. Donovan

By N. Johann Earle

Meet the dedicated and humble teacher of First Impressions Primary School, Kimberly L. Donovan, our Young Professional for this week. Kimberly hails from Brewer's Bay and wants nothing more than the sound educational and social development of her charges.

May 26th, 2016
Cedar School blames NHI for fees increase

KINGSTON, Tortola, VI - The Cedar International School has upped its tuition fees and has said that the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) was key in making this decision.

May 19th, 2016
Male teacher accused of physically abusing female schoolchild

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The mother of a Grade 6 student of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay has approached this news site alleging that her daughter was physically abused by a male teacher at the school back in December 2015.

May 17th, 2016
Write to Read creators to host Positive Drive this Friday May 20, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Write to Read, a learning initiative by sisters Sharie B. de Castro and Sharia B. de Castro are enthused about the opportunity to the territory’s children that they offer in A Positive Drive, a children’s motivational funday on Friday May 20, 2016.

May 9th, 2016
Connie George tipped to be new Chief Education Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom from our well-placed sources within the Ministry of Education and Culture is that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn has reportedly recommended through his Permanent Secretary that Ms Connie George, an Education Officer within the Department of Education, is to be named the new Acting Chief Education Officer.

May 7th, 2016
Grade 2 BFEC students visit historical sites on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students of Grade Two of Bregado Flax Educational Centre - Primary Division on Virgin Gorda toured a number of historical sites on the main island of Tortola as they sought to learn more about the history of the territory.

May 4th, 2016
USVI Gov Mapp tells teachers he won’t reward ‘bad behaviour’

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Sounding frustrated, US Virgin Islands’ Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Tuesday May 3, 2016 said he would wait until teachers and their unions could clearly state what they wanted before attempting to find additional funds for further salary increases for educators, after the promised raises took effect.

May 1st, 2016
Stop weaving in & out of traffic like a video game- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly formed group, Tortola Race Wars (TRW) recently made a stop at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) where its presentations on road safety were well received by both students and teachers of the school.

April 11th, 2016
4 young VIslanders certified as deckhands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Four junior deckhands received their certificates and documents on Thursday April 7, 2016 after successfully completing the Svitzer Recruitment Programme, enabling them to now work as deckhands on board ships.
They were handed their certificates at a brief ceremony held at the Central Administration Complex in the presence of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.



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