Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

Isabella Morris Primary ready for September –Principal

-Parents & district leader not aware school is ready for re-occupancy
The Principal of the Isabella Morris Primary School, Ms Sylvia Adams, has assured that the Isabella Morris Primary School building in Carrot Bay is ready for re-occupancy for the new school year which begins in September. Photo: VINO/File
During the final term of the last academic school year, some 36 students and teachers of the Isabella Morris Primary School reportedly developed medical complications and had to be treated for illnesses allegedly linked to the presence of mould in the school building. Photo: VINO/File
During the final term of the last academic school year, some 36 students and teachers of the Isabella Morris Primary School reportedly developed medical complications and had to be treated for illnesses allegedly linked to the presence of mould in the school building. Photo: VINO/File
First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview yesterday August 19, 2013 that he has not had update on the situation or progress as it related to the mould issue at the Isabella Morris Primary School in Carrot Bay. Photo: VINO/File
First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview yesterday August 19, 2013 that he has not had update on the situation or progress as it related to the mould issue at the Isabella Morris Primary School in Carrot Bay. Photo: VINO/File
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The Principal of the Isabella Morris Primary School, Ms Sylvia Adams, has assured that the Isabella Morris Primary School building in Carrot Bay is ready for re-occupancy for the new school year which begins in September.

This is to the extent that the transferring of the school’s working materials from the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre back to the school in Carrot Bay has commenced, Ms Adams told Virgin Islands News Online last evening, August 19, 2013.

This information; however, seems not to have been communicated to most parents and concerned citizens, including the First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, who told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview yesterday August 19, 2013 that he has not had an update on the situation or progress as it related to the mould issue at the school.

During the final term of the last academic school year, some 36 students and teachers of the Isabella Morris Primary School reportedly developed medical complications and had to be treated for illnesses allegedly linked to the presence of mould in the school building.

This had prompted an emergency intervention by the Department of Education following desperate cries from parents and teachers. The school was temporarily relocated to the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre where it remained for the remainder of the school year.

Parents recently complained to Virgin Islands News Online that they had received no further information from the school’s head, the Department of Education and First District Representative, Honourable Fahie as to the development at the school. They had even issued a call for an emergency meeting in order to be briefed on the situation before the new school year.

When contacted, Hon. Fahie said he was in no better position than the concerned parents regarding the development of the situation. He said he was forced recently to pen a letter to the Honourable Minister for Education, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn seeking answers and had even suggested that the Minister respond by having a public broadcast to inform parents and the community about the situation at the school.

“We were promised as a community by the Minister for Education two fold action; one being the immediate relocation of the school, which was to the Cane Garden Bay community Centre, while they have the mould issue addressed…..if my memory serves me well then they would have had to hold another meeting to come back and inform...” said Hon. Fahie.

He said he was forced to write the Hon. Minister responsible consequent of him being bombarded by members of his constituency with questions as it regarded the situation at the school. At the time of speaking with this news agency, Hon. Fahie claimed to be ignorant of the fact that there were plans afoot to have the students relocated to the original school building for the September school term. To-date he, like many parents, is not satisfied that the problem was effectively or satisfactorily handled.

One parent said she was very shocked to have learnt from Virgin Islands News Online last evening that the students and teachers would be going back into the school. “No one told us anything and school opens in a matter of short time. Why no one has come out to tell us anything publicly about that I don’t know that but if that is so I got a lot of questions because I am not aware that any work was done to that school to deal with the mould problem,” said the disturbed parent.

15 Responses to “Isabella Morris Primary ready for September –Principal”

  • resident (20/08/2013, 09:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a resident of that district I have NEVER seen ANY work taking place on that school...how could they say that it is ready to be re-opened?!?!
  • . (20/08/2013, 09:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy myron is joking/playing with the children lives.
  • dem say (20/08/2013, 09:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Something do not add up…maybe she was forced to put a spin on things before she gets victimize
  • Minister (20/08/2013, 09:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't let us fall out. Deal with matter more seriously and respectfully.
  • Ah saw (20/08/2013, 09:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron thinks everything is one big game where he always win but this time I think he out playing his hand.
  • Missy (20/08/2013, 11:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ok great! Resolved. Next.......Enis Adam Primary. We dont have much time. Work fast Mr Minister.
  • onlooker (20/08/2013, 14:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's hurricane season and the rain has already begun, if the mould is still there it will show itself.
    • Boss (20/08/2013, 15:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      where is the minister of education? maybe this is not something he can get a photo from!!
  • Come on (20/08/2013, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least Myron owes the public the courtesy to say what was done to the school and give a full report so that all concern can have their concerns addressed. This is only basic reveal the.
  • kkk (21/08/2013, 06:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mold mold everywhere...see how fast they address the governor’s office mold...ayo tek that!!! Two BVIs one black one white!
  • Curious (21/08/2013, 09:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So who is the new assistant 4 the mighty scatliffe?
  • New Assistant Principal (21/08/2013, 10:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Curious the new assistant principal is me.


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.