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June 13th, 2016
Connie E. George is new CEO amidst confusion in education system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as our newsroom first and accurately reported on May 9, 2016, that Ms Connie E. George was tipped to be the new Acting Chief Education Officer, it has come to pass.

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.

January 11th, 2014
UPDATE: Education CEO apologises for “misunderstood” circular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On January 9, 2014, this news site had published the reactions of several persons, including representative of the First District, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to a circular that was sent out by the Department of Education captioned ‘Visitation, Donations and Non-school sponsored events’. This apparently prompted Chief Education Officer (ag.) Mrs. Jillian M. Douglas-Phillip to subsequently issue a public apology.

November 20th, 2012
Lack of water forces early closure at Ebenezer Thomas Primary School

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – A broken water main is being held as responsible for the unusually early dismissal of classes yesterday November 19, 2012 at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay.

September 3rd, 2012
Education Ministry to focus on Reading for 2012/13 school year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- During a meeting held with teachers of the territory and Education Officials, Acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) Jillian Douglas-Phillip, in realizing that the reading skills of the territory’s students aren’t on the level they should be, stated that one of this year’s aim for the Education Ministry is to focus on reading in the schools to improve literacy in the territory.

August 28th, 2012
Update: Mellissa Amey out! Wade Tobin in!

Paraquita Bay, Tortola, VI - Well known throughout the Virgin Islands for our accurate and factual reporting and always having the inside scoops that no other sites have, Virgin Islands News Online first reported in June of this year that Wade W. Tobin was tipped to take up the position of Acting Principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) come fall 2012.

June 27th, 2012
Find your own vision - Esteban Smith urges St. Georges' students [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Service to our communities, our Caribbean and our world is something that a lot of people expect from the Virgin Islands (VI), was a statement made by Estaban Smith, who was the keynote speaker at the St. Georges School (Secondary Division) graduation yesterday June, 27, 2012.

May 31st, 2012
CXC or no CXC?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Parents and teachers of the Virgin Island (VI) were invited to a Public Town Hall Meeting where Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) officials explained the importance of CXC to the Territory and its much need advantages to the students of the VI in support of the platform of Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn, to introduce CXC as compulsory exams in VI schools.

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