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Judith Vanterpool named new VP of HLSCC

Mrs Judith Vanterpool has been named Vice President of the H. L. Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Photo: GIS/File
The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College has been tight-lipped publicly about the appointment of Mrs Judith Vanterpool as Vice President but it was communicated to faculty at a meeting this week and via an Email obtained by our newsroom. Photo: VINO/File
The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College has been tight-lipped publicly about the appointment of Mrs Judith Vanterpool as Vice President but it was communicated to faculty at a meeting this week and via an Email obtained by our newsroom. Photo: VINO/File
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the One Mart Supermarket, Chief Executive Officer of the BizComEd Consultant Inc., and workforce specialist Mrs Judith Vanterpool has been named Vice President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

According to our newsroom’s senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources close to both the College Board and the Ministry of Education, Mrs Vanterpool, an indigenous Virgin Islander, has replaced former Vice President Dr Bryan Penn.

Mrs Vanterpool, the wife of Communications and Works Minister Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), last served as the Dean of Workforce Training at the institution.

No Phd yet!

According to a Board Member of the college, Mrs Vanterpool is currently working on her Phd, and it is believed that she might be tipped to head the college. Reports are that she is also a close ally of the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), who has the portfolio of the college.

While the college has been tight-lipped publicly about the appointment, it was communicated to faculty at a meeting this week and via an Email obtained by our newsroom.

Politics rule the college

A year ago, due to political victimisation, Dr Karl Dawson was ousted from his post as President and replaced by Board Member and Consultant in her late 70s, Dr Janet B. Smith. It is unclear when a new President will be appointed.

The college has been rocked within the past 4 years by allegations of locals being forced out, censorship, decisions being made based on politics and not merits, mold, financial hardship and the late payment to staff.

49 Responses to “Judith Vanterpool named new VP of HLSCC”

  • politricks (17/08/2017, 12:36) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply

    Hand picked?

    • the rock (17/08/2017, 21:24) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
      Hand picked my behind, Mrs. Vanterpool has what it takes to hold that post, great pick!
    • Ecuator (21/08/2017, 22:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jezzzz guys give a break Mrs Judith has work hard and has done many studies I knew her and im proud to see her be the VP. Well Done. and keep the good work.... big hello to my bro HP.
  • Conflict of Interest (17/08/2017, 13:00) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply

    No wonder the husband and m****n so close

    • Ummmm (18/08/2017, 21:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      MW trying to keep his partner employed under the Minister Portfolio. But if MV no whats good for he he will tek heed.
  • musa (17/08/2017, 13:09) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    great lets move on
    • wow (17/08/2017, 13:52) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      And that's the way we decide to go independent if only you people know what is about to go Down in the BVI with this government you will run very far from them get the popcorn and let's watch the drama unfold.
  • Leaving (17/08/2017, 13:42) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply

    Ayo need to find out how much people resign cause they don't want to work with the old dinosaur w*tch.

    • mixed up (17/08/2017, 14:02) Like (22) Dislike (11) Reply
      maybe the witch want them to work for a change...some of them need to return their salary to the College
    • Smile (17/08/2017, 14:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      And after we find out, then what.?
    • Nice (17/08/2017, 16:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      One good way to drain the swamp.
    • @Leaving (17/08/2017, 16:47) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
      Is because "they don't want to work with the old dinosaur w*tch" or is it because they can't disrespect her like how they disrespected Karl and have the college like a cow boy town or is it that they finally have to do their jobs instead of collecting checks for doing nothing.
      • Aye (18/08/2017, 00:04) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
        When they can't do like they use to do they get vex vex and say it is the boss. The college is not yours. You are there to provide a service and support and if you cannot fit the description move on. It's simple maths
      • True (18/08/2017, 09:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Nuff of them at home getting big salary for more months and don't step foot in da college. Lightbulb moment , cut them off you going pay them forever till death, come on, any other institution would have said buh bye.
        • SMH (19/08/2017, 04:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          They are home because you all won't clean the MOULD from up the college. Staff up there dropping down from MOULD related illnesses.
  • Not yet (17/08/2017, 13:55) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wait until all the law suits drop on TRec head. Then maybe the board will pay attention to all the ISH up there !
  • dean (17/08/2017, 13:55) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
    Since it went under mvw the college gone to the dogs
    • @dean (18/08/2017, 14:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      The college went to the dogs because many people wanted to do what they want and they were allowed to and got away with it. No accountability, nuff disrespect. and poor workmanship. Unless this type of attitude is changed the ship will keep sinking. Equally for all, not just your clique.
  • Just woke. (17/08/2017, 14:06) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nice.... Deserving.... A great Lady.
  • fear (17/08/2017, 14:30) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    They resign because they didn't want to work .The president knows exactly what she is doing. Most people want the salary but don't do anything for it and the president before had his had tied by politics so he couldn't do anything because they had someone to run to.This president is doing the people a favour by being there .it's a job she accept just to help out the situation.some workers at HLSCC only goes there to show there face they does nothing and it's shame the the president before couldn't do anything. Facts is facts .
  • Come on (17/08/2017, 14:49) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    That President at HLSCC is a brilliant old lady can do much more work that 99% of the staff at that institution.that lady is a work horse and many of the staff want to sit in there old ways doings as they please .no private institution would hire any for any long period.most of those who resign resign from other places before some more than once .they went to HLSCC doing nothing for most of the time so now they expected to do the work they are getting paid to do they crying .come on people do your work for your pay.
  • just asking... (17/08/2017, 16:29) Like (17) Dislike (22) Reply
    Wait she still his wife?
  • relly (17/08/2017, 16:42) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    every where on this24 sp mile island your turn you find drama boss i leaving have no plann on returning tired of it.
  • Sigh (17/08/2017, 16:54) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    WE ALL GOING TO HELL
    • qc (17/08/2017, 22:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      May we all find a way to stop this horrible trying to kill our own. The perpetrator must be brought to justice.
  • Great Work (17/08/2017, 17:35) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    It have people staff at HLSCC presently in certain position that cannot function in there position, they do not know there head from there foot.mrs vanterpool is a very knowledgeable person and can handle her new position very well.we people should asked about the. People who was acting before her ,my Lord you wouldn't like to know it was a disaster. There are a few good workers at that institution and the two top ladies whether old or young can do more than what all the others can do and that's a fact.with good support staff the college can make strides again.and all who want to sue let them go right ahead see who would hire them after the suing. Bunch of lazy people shuffling papers all day.
  • coming (17/08/2017, 17:46) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is for leaving we wish you the best in what ever you do but you cannot function in any private institution unless you change your attitude. You did nothing for HLSCC over the yrs .You come to work at any hour you feel like coming and leave when ever you feel like leaving,does nothing for the few hours you are there.all you do is trying to alliance with others like yourself trying to pull down the person or persons who trying to uplift the college. There are very good teachers at HLSCC so maybe some of you need to go back to teaching we might just get better results.one problem that teachers face is the air conditioning units not working and they would soon be fixed.none of us are perfect so does any institutions.
  • Sonia (17/08/2017, 18:18) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sincere

    congratulations to my friend and schoolmate Mrs Vanterpool.She has worked hard and this is well deserved.Never mind the negative comments Judith,keep pressing on to higher heights.Looking to see you as president very soon.
  • WHT (17/08/2017, 19:13) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    The President can't do it without support staff and the problem is she thinks she can do it with only one other person. The atmosphere at the college is not conducive to productivity; thus, the institution will continue to decline. Yes people are suing because the College are violating their rights and I hope they win! As far as jobs, this little rock is not the only place people can work; it is however, a good place (if your qualified) to make and save good money while your skills are under-utilized because your supervisor is insecure and feel threatened by your accomplishments!!
  • great (17/08/2017, 19:44) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great lady don't underestimate her.
  • Dominica (17/08/2017, 20:58) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I sincerely congratulate u on that new position. I have interacted with u and can testify that u can and will command the well deserved respect . The institution will certainly be on a more solid foundation for educating the people of the BVI particularly the young ones. U are blessed. A hard working woman
  • WHT (17/08/2017, 21:50) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    The president cannot do it all alone ,we all know that and that's the reason why she pick a good vice president Mrs vanterpool instead of you.Having a PhD doesn't mean you can do one crap.when some people think to highly of themselves think they are you intelligent and never prove it is a whole other thing.Prove yourself in what ever you do and maybe others would see.the present president at HLSCC is not intimidated by anyone because she is only trying to help out a situation that really gone bad .so please give her the support and get things moving in the right direction and not the direction that you alone think is right.The old witch as you say have more experience and knowledge than most of us and with a forward thinking mind like Mrs vanterpool the college can once again keep moving forward especially with the few good support staff that is there.you people want to do what you like for as long as you like.It cannot work that way forever an end had to come one day .It just happen that the day is now.lol
  • WHT (17/08/2017, 22:05) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Tell us your accomplishment because we cannot see it.you fuss about everything even when there were other president.you complain to everyone who would listen and you not stopping. Take a look at yourself and see where you are going wrong.everything bothers you .You don't like nobody so who in there right mind is going to put you to be over other people.make the changes first so others can see.I only wish that that the old lady can spend a three or four yrs at HLSCC. It would become conducive and only then you would see productivity again.it seems to me that it is only at HLSCC that you can do as you want.you can come and go as you please.The minister needs to put in place the same system that most of these trust companies have to monitor productivity. Well for sure you would score zero and many others .
  • We Watching (17/08/2017, 22:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How you feel that you come to work whatever time of the morning well dress and does nothing walk from office to office trying to find people like yourself who don't want to do anything. You leave for lunch everyday before 12 and by 3 pm you are gone .you did nothing for the day .how do you feel?? The people are watching and especially those that give their all.you people does this everyday .why?can any of you work by Harneys or trident or international Motors and do this kind of crap.why are you doing it to HLSCC just because you can do it without any consequence. So because the old lady not putting up to these crap she is intimidated. Intimidated of what ???
  • she needs to leave MV (17/08/2017, 23:17) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    teacher Judith is a good lady
  • watch (18/08/2017, 03:45) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply

    Conflict of interest and corruption. Mrs. V be careful for that politician has no good heart for locals. He is just seeking a political name for himself. Just listen to the rhetoric when he speaks in the house or on radio. Self praise.

  • question (18/08/2017, 04:09) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    firstly, congrats to Mrs. Vanterpool. Secondly, how has the college been operating all these years if the staff was not working? As a recent graduate, I can attest to hard working individuals at the college and they were working hard even before the current president was appointed. Clearly, the general communityu bot to understand that faculty members do work ao typical 8:30-4:30 schedule. Moreover it's a shame that perception, false ones at that, are treated as facts. I am pleased with the services i recieved at hlscc; especially from Mrs. Hodge and Ms. Hamm in the Student Success Centre.

    in regards to WHT statement, I'm not sure why people are leaving but do believe that Dr. O'neal's departure from the college will be felt and if her rights were violated, I too hope she sues and wins. Supervisors bullying and abusing staff is a rampant problem in the bvi and it needs to be adressed.
    • ZsaZsa (18/08/2017, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      How the college been operating you ask.? Operating as a depository for unfinished high schoolers and adult daycare with a salary, If you had any inkling of what a college is supposed to be,you would hang your head low. The college was a depository for local s of little ambition ,lack of work ethics,immaturity and intellect as evidenced by the blogs on this board.




  • Hmmmmm (18/08/2017, 06:58) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Government is now a Family Business.
    • Reader (19/08/2017, 19:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Hmmmmm...I see no "Family Business" in the appointment of Mrs. Judith Vanterpool as the VP at HLSCC. Yes, her husband is the Minister of Communication (not Education). As a former management student of Mrs. Vanterpool, I support her appointment. Congratulations Mrs. Vanterpool and God's contd. blessings!
  • she from hog city (18/08/2017, 08:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    she will o a good job
  • A woman's worth (18/08/2017, 08:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Judith you have always been a woman of class, faith and great strength...many look from the outside and don't know your trials...I congratulate you because it is clear you have what it takes to do this job...don't be mad at the people who looking the politics of your appointment and the perceived conflict of interest... It's only reasonable for us to do that in the circumstances...just sorry that you have to suffer through yet another struggle because of your husband. God don't sleep though and He know how much you been through and as always He will continue to keep you...always remember to shine bright cos you are a star. Stay strong and remain in our Lord Jesus
  • Why (18/08/2017, 09:31) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This lady appears to be a qualified candidate. But what I'm wondering is how the vanterpool family seem to be taking or using the country for themselves - the wife of the premier involved in all things financial, her husband controls the country's purse strings, mark has control of construction monies, and now the minister's wife to ultimately control the college. Anything wrong with this picture???????
    Are there any other qualified people on the island besides this family?
    • @Why (18/08/2017, 11:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You forgetting the doctor!
    • The watchman (19/08/2017, 07:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The long and short is she local, capable, and qualified!........ Did I mention capable and qualified?...... Oh yes a very very experienced educator! I was a student that gave her trouble (real trouble) she still got me to pass her classes that I did not like and I have become a person in this society that she can be proud of. All who talking have never interacted with her at all or long enough. Mrs. Vanterpool comes off sometimes as rubbing you the wrong way but never has mal intentions, and always wants the best for the situation. Yes I am writing this and started out failing her Literature and English classes, and this was accomplished without even one parent showing up to school.
      God continue to Bless you Mrs. Vanterpool and all the best in your endeavor.

      For you souls out there you should know out of a lot of people in this world teachers are highly blessed especially those that do it and did it full time. They touched every living soul that has any tiny inkling of an education. Be careful folks.
  • Truth (18/08/2017, 09:48) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulation Mrs. Vanterpool. They simply do not know what they are talking about. Take your candle, go light your world!
  • wize up (20/08/2017, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea boy: keep it in that tight nit circle(NDP pride all the way)


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