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April 3rd, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Crystal A. K. Estridge

By Ron O. D'Avilar

A medical professional working at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital in the Virgin Islands (VI), 29-year-old Young Professional Crystal A. K. Estridge, like her colleagues, is battling on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, supplying her expertise in behavioural health as the nation fights to remain in control of the virus.

March 19th, 2020
Lent term grades will be calculated from assignments to date- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With all private and public schools, pre-schools, daycare centres and extra-curricular programmes closing effective today March 19, 2020 until Friday, April 3, 2020, Minister for Education, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the final public school grades for the Lent term will be calculated from all assignment graded to date.

March 16th, 2020
Opposition Leader calls for closure of schools for next 30 to 60 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Affirming his support to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led government and the measures being implemented to protect the Territory against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition supports many of the initiatives the government is implementing, noting that the issues are of concern to all.

March 15th, 2020
Special Education Committee to come on stream by month end – Dr Wheatley

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Mechanisms are being streamlined to facilitate an environment in the school system to better cater for children with special needs, starting with the establishment of a select committee to chart the course.

March 12th, 2020
USVI public schools to track students with cold or flu symptoms


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Education announced Wednesday, March 11, 2020, proactive measures it said are being implemented to ensure the safety of students and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 10th, 2020
Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre to swap land with Magistrate’s Court

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has revealed that the Eslyn Henley Richez Learning Centre, which was destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017, will be rebuilt on land occupied by the Magistrate’s Court.

March 10th, 2020
‘Do not panic’ but ‘keep ill children home if necessary’- Connie E. George

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- As Novel Coronavirus continues to spread globally and poses a threat to the Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Education of the Virgin Islands is urging parents not to panic but rather adopt proper hygiene practices at home, monitor their children and keep them at home if they are ill.

March 8th, 2020
Zonta honours female STEM teachers in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of teachers from three senior schools on Tortola are the first Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM ) subjects teachers in the Territory to be honoured by Zonta as females in male dominated industries.

March 8th, 2020
‘It’s our duty to collectively assist Gov’t’- Kyla K. Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Schools throughout the Territory will benefit from a series of initiatives hosted by not-for-profit organisation, The Reaching Out Foundation, which was recently reactivated after nearly 4 years in a state of dormancy.

February 24th, 2020
Controversial Grade 12: Some students were ‘held back’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The additional school year forced upon students of public secondary schools in 2015 by the controversial former Minister for Education under the then National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Myron V. Walwyn, was found to have held back students and will no longer be mandatory for everyone.


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