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October 15th, 2019
Continue to yearn for knowledge & joy by reading- Dr Flax-Archer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Secretary General of the BVI National Commission for the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), Dr Allison Flax- Archer, is encouraging persons to continue yearning for knowledge and joy; and reading she said is simply one avenue of doing this.

August 23rd, 2017
Gifted Hands Programme to host Back To School Reading Event

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Gifted Hands Programme, in collaboration with Sea Cows Bay Basketball Club (SCBBC) and the Honourable Julian Fraser RA, Third District Representative, will be hosting a back to school reading event for children ranging from ages 4 to 8.

March 5th, 2017
Local authors highlighted during annual Book Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Education held its annual Book Parade on Thursday March 2, 2017 where one school, the Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary, highlighted local authors.

July 10th, 2016
RT Public Library closure: ‘Where are our priorities?’- John Lewis asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing it as sad news in the Virgin Islands and one that concerns him most, television talk show host Mr John Lewis lamented the closing of the public library in Road Town while on the Speak Your Mind show on JTV Channel 55 last evening, July 9, 2016.

September 15th, 2015
Do more for local libraries- Gov’t told

WICKHAM’S CAY, Tortola, VI – President of the Rotary Club of Road Town Mr Ryan Geluk has made an appeal to the government of the day to do more to lift the standard of local libraries across the territory.

March 24th, 2015
deCastro sisters plan 'egg-citing' Easter camp for children!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Easter season on the heels and school being out for that celebratory time, founder of Write To Read Ms Sharie B. de Castro has teamed up with her fellow educator and twin sister Sharia de Castro to create a programme that is designed to have children gainfully occupied as their parents head off to work.

September 10th, 2013
ESHS teacher wants Reading returned as a separate subject in schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Issues of what were described as “perceived academic underachievement and discipline”, could be diminished with the re-introduction of Reading as a separate subject in schools. This is according to teacher of the English Department of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Mr Hubert Wong.

April 22nd, 2013
ESHS students challenged to make reading a hobby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) this morning April 22, 2013 had an opportunity to win themselves incentives for being keen listeners at the opening ceremony of Library Week, which has entered its second day of observances in the Virgin Islands.

October 19th, 2012
Miss Teen Diva Pageant Contestants Read to Preschoolers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On October 19, 2012, the Miss Teen Diva Pageant Contestants visited the Wendell Potter Learning Centre to read to the preschool aged children.

September 16th, 2012
Reading comprehension essential for survival & development - Umoja

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of the challenges that we face in our community is reading comprehension. This was the view of Cromwell Smith, host of the talk show programme, Umoja.

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