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Students to design personal school flags, Hon. Walwyn

Students of the schools in Virgin Islands would be encouraged to design a school flag, in efforts to encourage culture in the schools, says Hon. Walwyn. Photo:VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In accordance with efforts being made to preserve the culture and traditions of the Virgin Islands (VI), a topic that became evidently personal and important to Hon. Myron Walwyn, he disclosed that in September 2012, with the opening of schools, students would be invited to create their own school flags.

This decision was disclosed by Minister Walwyn at the recent sitting of the House of Assembly on July 24, 2012.

The Minister, who currently holds the responsibilities of Education and Culture in the Virgin Islands, said that with this project introduced and implemented in the schools, it will promote the National identity of the Territory to get in place, and putting its history in the schools as well.

He said the aim of the task is mainly to build national pride. “We are sending our young people overseas to be educated, but when they get there, they don’t know themselves as Virgin Islanders, so they will easily and willingly adopt someone else’s culture.”

Hon. Walwyn stated that based on how the people of the VI are living, and the things they are doing, it shows they lack respect for the traditions, culture and preservation of history in the territory.

The Minister said that it is time to strengthen the community and the schools.

He added that along with the school’s flags, the Vigilate flag of the Virgin Islands will also be erected at schools.

7 Responses to “Students to design personal school flags, Hon. Walwyn”

  • Myron you are a good Minister of Education (26/07/2012, 08:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron you jamming. Do you sleep?
  • hmm (26/07/2012, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • ooooo (26/07/2012, 10:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i wonder if A.S.P.S put mighty mighty on their flag, will he reject it?
  • facts man (26/07/2012, 18:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now let’s get serious Myron need to start doing something sustainable for education from just talking about things that cannot help our kids learn or get a job in the real world.
  • usvi (26/07/2012, 23:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Myron you will have done your job when you stop disrespecting your colleges in the house and the press until then we do not want to listen to your ideas!!!!
  • Jus saying (31/07/2012, 14:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pardon me Hon. Walwyn but I think you need to develop a strategic plan to build patriotism in the BVI, not adhoc projects. Further, you need input from the people, the man on the street, the children and the seniors. The dress and the song did not get full buy-in from the people so right there I think you have a problem. There needs to be more dialogue with the people and not this kind of dictatorial behavior, stop disenfranchising people and their rights. This country feels like a communist country. I don’t feel any real freedom. There is a perceived fear of victimization if you speak up so we shut up but this has got to stop. We need honest representation. How long will we continue this cycle of after four years we get rid of the party because we don’t like what they did and then suffer through the four years before the next election. It have to stop, we the people need to demand fair, honest and transparent representation. This is the 21st century. This country has the potential to be a prosperous gem in the Caribbean but the politicians we elect need to get serious. They definitely must realize that they are also answerable to Jehovah God who build up and breaks down governments. Shucks man, I really tired of this crap. And Hon. Premier, please try to foster some unity in this country, please.

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