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June 24th, 2017
‘Recent upsurge in undesirable activities unfortunate’- Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Miss BVI and political candidate Sharie B. de Castro has labeled the recent rise in criminal activities in the Territory as unfortunate and noted that now more than ever the Territory’s children need to be protected and meaningfully occupied.

June 23rd, 2017
‘Live with purpose, in purpose & on purpose’- ESHS graduates told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Resilient, talented and hardworking are some of the words that can be used to describe the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduating Class of 2017; the Territory’s first batch of students since the implementation of the controversial 12th Grade.

June 19th, 2017
Reaching Out Foundation encourages students to excel in English

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While much of the talk of the town lately has been about the decision by controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) to introduce Mandarin in primary schools and French at the high school level, a local group has seen it necessary to encourage students to excel in English Language.

June 19th, 2017
BFEC Principal & Deputy on the out!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Parents and teachers alike are already pondering who will appointed to head the Bregado Flax Educational Centre-Secondary Division on Virgin Gorda, as the principal and deputy are both heading off on retirement come the end of this academic year, according to reports reaching this news site.

June 18th, 2017
School prank leaves USVI school administrator seriously injured

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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— An incident that occurred on June 7, 2017 at the St Croix Educational Complex High School, US Virgin Islands (USVI), has left a school administrator, according to the Department of Education, seriously injured after being hit with a water bottle; personal electronic devices destroyed and other bystanders, some of which were visiting parents, narrowly escaping injury.

June 14th, 2017
Additional school year was challenging- ESHS top student Kelliann K. Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial additional school year imposed by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) brought many unexpected hardships on students, parents and teachers alike; however, they have persevered under the circumstances.

June 13th, 2017
Mandarin for selected primary schools in September

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Virgin Islands cannot delay the inevitable, controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has announced that two foreign languages, Mandarin and French, will be added to the curriculum for selected primary schools in the Territory from September 2017.

June 13th, 2017
Be open to criticism - Zahra Corion-Durante

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- “We must be open to constructive criticism, and be willing to accept the things that may seem out of our comfort zones.” Those were words of Zahra Corion-Durante, who spoke on behalf of the students who graduated from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay on June 8, 2017.

June 13th, 2017
Take ‘a serious look’ @ how work permits are issued- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines made a very firm representation in the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday June 6, 2017, calling on Government to “take a serious look at how work permits are being issued” in the Virgin Islands.

June 12th, 2017
Education Ministry lacks ‘vision & vocabulary’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Not enough is being done for education in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands and the responsible Minister, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), and government by extension seem to lack the vocabulary to speak to the rich Belongers to solicit their support. This is according to former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.





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