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September 1st, 2019
'Bad or incompetent teachers cannot continue in the system'- Dr Potter

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Teachers have been encouraged to become responsible for their own professional development as the territory will not “settle for less.”

August 31st, 2019
VG gets new building for BFEC secondary division

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - When the first term of the new academic public school year commences next week on September 2, 2019, student of the secondary division of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) will be comfortably seated in a new and fully furnished building.

August 27th, 2019
Education Minister reiterates ‘zero tolerance for indiscipline among students’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Noting that learning must take place in disciplined environments and a clear structure is important for students, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Marcia Potter has told teachers ahead of the opening of the new academic year that the Minister for Education, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is very serious about tackling the issue of indiscipline among students.

August 23rd, 2019
Recommendation made for 'Cultural Centre' to be torn down- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A recommendation has been made for the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall, which has remained in a state of disrepair since the hurricanes of September 2017, to be torn down, according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

August 19th, 2019
Gov’t to clamp down on illegal use of Crown land

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said Government will be moving to have greater accountability of how Crown lands are used.

August 19th, 2019
‘We even importing tamarind now!’– Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister responsible for Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru’ (R7) has said it is imperative to have commercial agriculture and fishing sectors in order to diversify the economy of the Virgin Islands due to the eminent negative impacts of Brexit on the territory, including on the financial services sector.

August 17th, 2019
'Big impression!' as VI shines @ CARIFESTA XIV

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI – “We going to make a big impression on Trinidad and the whole CARIFESTA,” were the words of Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as part of the ‘BVI Strong’ delegation currently representing the Territory at the CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

August 12th, 2019
‘This year has been a blast!’– Premier Fahie on 65th Emancipation Festival

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Persons who turned up at the Carrot Bay Festiville for the close off activities of the Virgin Islands (VI) 65th Emancipation Celebrations were reminded of the importance of celebrating at all times with the spirit of gratitude.

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