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Schools reopen: Isabella Morris Primary remains close

-Premier unable to say when doors will be opened again
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO
A file photo featuring the Isabella Morris Primary School in 2013. Photo: VINO/File
A file photo featuring the Isabella Morris Primary School in 2013. Photo: VINO/File
WEST END, Tortola, VI - The Isabella Morris Primary School located in Carrot Bay, West End, Tortola, is not likely to be re-opened before 2019 as the government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is sill deliberating whether or not they will convert the school into a Junior High School.

This was related to members of the media in a rushed pressed conference yesterday, September 4, 2018, by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

Focusing extensively on the state of the schools across the Territory as students begin the 2018/2019 academic year and in the middle of the 2018 hurricane season, Premier Smith said that focus has been very high on infrastructure and their state of readiness.

Premier Smith said that the decision will be made in this academic year as it relates to the school.


 "That is a conversation that we have started and we will continue towards a resolution…Because we have for some time been considering whether to have maybe two or several high schools or whether to have one high school and junior high schools, but it’s a conversation we are having and will soon make a decision on that.”

He said too “the fact that we are waiting to have the school back in operation, suggests that it will be soon, a decision will be soon coming."

While Premier Smith said that a decision has not been made on other schools likely to be transformed into Junior Highs, Issabella Morris was the first pick because, "when we look at the need for the Junior High school campuses, we are looking at the different parts of the Islands and in that area, the western area, there are three schools, three primary schools, and its logical that one of them should be turned into a junior high school."

7 Responses to “Schools reopen: Isabella Morris Primary remains close ”

  • just asking.... (05/09/2018, 11:04) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    where is the co leader?
  • Carrot Bay (05/09/2018, 11:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did any of you ministers think to sit with the community and have a discussion before making such a decision. I bet you come and meet a road blockade. This isnt MacNamara. ....just saying
  • WOWW (05/09/2018, 11:51) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Myron falcon gone for a while now not hearing him he probably coming up with a new strategy to get people to vote for him it’s almost a year now and you could tell me most of the government buildings haven’t been rebuild not even schools they rather pay $30000 a month for eshs . So sick of the government, need some new ones, bye bye NDP= National Dose Of Posion.
    • Doctor Wiesel (05/09/2018, 17:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ woww. Maybe he gone for his medical check up. When you are living a not so healthy lifestyle, many things can happen. God do not like ugly. Remember he destroyed a whole nation for moral wrong. Many people, make and female alike have to be so worried right now.
  • ... (05/09/2018, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Junior high school yeah right! when donkey fly.
  • Teacher (05/09/2018, 15:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fahie made that suggestion years ago when he was Education Minister. It is definitely something to considerate seriously.
  • fernando (05/09/2018, 19:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    for the time being its being used for 'f & s' loudspeaker music tests and crack smoking contests. doesn't seem
    like anyone wants it to be a school for the kiddies. but then beloved carrot bay has degenerated into something
    that may require a plutonium douche to make better. tried to kill any outsiders lately?

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