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September 30th, 2016
Unruly children pushing teachers out of school system – Teacher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been brought to the attention of this news site that quite a number of teachers are now leaving the profession in search for better paid salaries and to get away from dealing with poorly parented children.

September 28th, 2016
Parents upset about lack of teachers @ BFEC

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The hastily implementation of the additional school year, along with a shortage of teachers, is now taking toll on the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) on Virgin Gorda.

September 27th, 2016
Go cry to Digicel for A/C Units- Hon Walwyn tells ASPS principal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School Ms Marieta C. Flax-Headley has been told that she should no longer cry to the Ministry of Education and Culture about the excruciating heat in the school’s auditorium and the need to have air condition units installed.

September 27th, 2016
Learning to hate ourselves while refusing to admit it

Alred C. Frett

Are we as worthless as they would have us believe?

We are who we are after becoming what we are - Even Siamese Twins have their own identities and experience their individual joys and pains… During Life’s Journey we are exposed to and influenced by the teachings and actions of others but we must decide whether to accept or reject… We must decide whether to progress beyond beliefs that Earth is flat and Elders are always right.

September 26th, 2016
Digicel adopts Althea Scatliffe Primary School

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Principal of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Mrs Marieta C. Flax-Headley is counting the educational institution’s blessings after telecommunications giant Digicel officially adopted the school at a ceremony held today, Monday September 26, 2016 at the school’s auditorium.

September 23rd, 2016
Education is in disarray- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie lambasted Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn for introducing the Grade 12 Programme prematurely and sitting in Cabinet and watched as millions were approved for various projects while education got nothing.

September 19th, 2016
Questions persist on Hon Walwyn’s million dollar ESHS wall!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversy and questions persist over a wall constructed by the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn weeks before the 2015 general elections, costing tax payers over US$1M.

September 18th, 2016
Teachers paid surprise visit during ‘Back to School Drive’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Teachers of three primary schools on Tortola were recently paid a visit by members of Tola Race Wars (TRW), Akiya Brewley Designs and Paradise Club Road Side Bar and Grill and were presented with gifts as part of the groups’ continued back to school drive.

September 17th, 2016
Youth Discipline: A matter of life & death

Dickson Igwe

Now, this Old Boy “bumped” into a fellow Old Boy and renowned local scholar one perfect Saturday morning in paradise. The Educator could read this Writer’s mind before both men spoke. He has always been able to do so. Jack the Senior Teacher told this old boy that he was very unhappy with the poor discipline of a number of children and youth in the Virgin Islands.

September 13th, 2016
HLSCC students complain of unfair treatment

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Less than two weeks after the opening of the 2016/2017 academic year and the new arrangements for the first batch of 6th form students that are currently being housed at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay, things are said to be far from smooth sailing.

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