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Teacher Hon Fraser? Students @ the ETPS love him!

Leader of the Opposition, Representative of the Third District and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA (standing and at right) paid a visit to one of his district schools - The Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, on June 7, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
Hon Fraser was able to get the First Grade students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School to give him their full attention, something not usually achieved by teachers. Photo: Team of Reporters
Hon Fraser was able to get the First Grade students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School to give him their full attention, something not usually achieved by teachers. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - One may never know if he is preparing for a career after politics or just doing his normal rounds as a politician.

However, Third District Representative and Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA, has become a signature at one of the many schools in his district. He made one of his regular visits to the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School (ETPS) in Sea Cows Bay on June 7, 2016.

Hon Fraser who seems to be loved by the ETPS students, who all know his name and said it in unison, was there to give some motivational and inspirational words to the First Grade students.

While not wanting to play politics with the Education system like the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn, the longtime Third District Representative Hon Fraser said, “Teacher Iesha Forbes of the class insisted that I do it each year.”

While Hon Fraser is not the only elected official who visits the many schools in their districts, as Hons Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull (R2), Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) have regularly done much of the same at their districts' schools, however, Hon Fraser and the students and staff of the ETPS have a special bond going back some 16 plus years.

In fact Hon Fraser said that, “the first grade class has composed a special song which helps them to understand our government system.” The former Government Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Hon Fraser said, “I have asked the students to provide me with the lyrics.”

Some residents wish that we had these first graders to participate in the Territorial Song competition a few years ago.

Hon Fraser had the undivided and sustained attention of all the first graders, something hard to do for most teachers. Maybe Hon Fraser is preparing for a career after politics, or because of how popular he is among the primary school students they might be sending a message to the adults in the community.

The age old adage may still be relevant as “A little child shall lead them.”

26 Responses to “Teacher Hon Fraser? Students @ the ETPS love him!”

  • pat (11/06/2016, 13:14) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fraser is the man
  • politicians (11/06/2016, 13:32) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    see where this one is? mean while the other one is bar hopping.
  • don't mind the noise (11/06/2016, 13:34) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fraser is a good man...I love the gesture.
    • @ don't mind the noise (11/06/2016, 17:28) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Good that this Frasier man has a change of perspective because when he was in Government he was convinced that he had no time for the softer side of politics
  • good side and bad side (11/06/2016, 13:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is like a coin not a double edged sword.
  • wize up (11/06/2016, 14:24) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    home boy making sure Oj wont stand a chance next election: nice campaign starategy Hon Fraser becuse if you care for the children the parents will vote for you...smooth, very smooth
    • Hmm (11/06/2016, 16:13) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      u mean oj making sure oj dont win. where is oj? what has he done since coming so close yet again? disappear in the wind. no way he can run again next time and expect to win. good or bad fraser he takes care of his people and is around. that boy just want to be in things he dont really care about people. u ask him a simple question and its like u begging for bread.
      • what have he done? (12/06/2016, 09:47) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Collecting another cool hefty 200 thou for doing nothing.
    • @ wize up (11/06/2016, 17:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      the choice will be a no brainer between Frazer and OJ
      • wize up (12/06/2016, 05:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@ wize up: i hear that so we have to work on getting wilock to run for NDP....
    • @wize up (14/06/2016, 17:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's not an election strategy...Fraser enjoys coming to ETPS...so back off
  • bvibuzz (11/06/2016, 14:39) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    FRASER HOPE YOU GOT PERMISSION FROM THE BVI HITLER TO BE THERE OR ELSE TEACHER SYBIL COULD BE VITIMISED
    • wize up (11/06/2016, 15:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ bvi buzz: very good point(fa real)
    • thing teh talk (11/06/2016, 15:25) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Since myrun left sea cow's bay school he hag never pass back.
      • wize up (11/06/2016, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ thing the talk: that cant be true NOT even to go west end or as minister for education !!!!!!
    • @ bvibuzz (11/06/2016, 17:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is exactly the kind of backward thinking why mvw has left the education system in such a state of disrepair. Successive governments suffer from the complacency syndrome, also known as paradigm paralysis, but was never so power hungry where you need permission to visit a school.
  • zoe (11/06/2016, 17:06) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is foolish to think that Myron and his ways could intermediate every body
    • wize up (12/06/2016, 10:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ zoe: thats true because the same way myron was voted in; the same way he can be vioted out( that X has lots of power BUT those white envelopes also have power)....
  • Political Observer (11/06/2016, 17:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    "While not wanting to play politics with the Education system like the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn, the longtime Third District Representative Hon Fraser said, “Teacher Iesha Forbes of the class insisted that I do it each year.” I believe this is a worrying situation
  • flow (12/06/2016, 11:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. frazer continue to trust God and you shall see everything come to pass. You will be there for the 3rd district for many many years to come and do no like comments of people bring you down! You, yourself might have to MVW out of the hole that he is in. Continue to pray and ask God for his blood to cover you and the people of the 3rd district.
  • Boo (12/06/2016, 20:11) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wow Frazer gone from the scourge of the elections to a lovable teddy bear. Lets see if he can re-invent himself for the next elections and put another good licking on the "Juice"
  • Past ETPS Teacher (14/06/2016, 17:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Election or no election Hon Fraser is always in the school. He comes to talk to the students... He passes by the classrooms to make sure the teachers are comfortable. He also comes to assemblies to sing with the students and staff...Back off people let the man take credit for showing genuine interest in the students. OJ also helps out at ETPS...its not only about election... Love his soup...cant wait till culture day Hon. OJ


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