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‘They will have to kill me first’ before renaming EAPS- Hon Turnbull

- Education CEO rubbishes speculations
The Enis Adams Primary School, formerly the Meyers Primary School, was renamed in 1988 in honour of its first principal and stalwart educator in the Virgin Islands, the late Enis I. Adams-Cushnie. Photo: VINO
Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has said he would resist any attempts at renaming the newly rebuilt Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS). Photo: VINO
Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has said he would resist any attempts at renaming the newly rebuilt Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS). Photo: VINO
Acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) Connie E. George has rubbished speculations that there was ever talk about renaming the Enis Adams Primary School. Photo: VINO
Acting Chief Education Officer (CEO) Connie E. George has rubbished speculations that there was ever talk about renaming the Enis Adams Primary School. Photo: VINO
The Enis Adams Primary School, formerly the Meyers Primary School, was renamed in 1988 in honour of its first principal and stalwart educator in the Virgin Islands, the late Enis I. Adams-Cushnie. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Enis Adams Primary School, formerly the Meyers Primary School, was renamed in 1988 in honour of its first principal and stalwart educator in the Virgin Islands, the late Enis I. Adams-Cushnie. Photo: Team of Reporters
MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has said he would resist any attempts at renaming the newly rebuilt Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS).

The new building for the school, thanks to a $2M donation by founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Ltd Mr Peter Haycraft, was commissioned on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony, Hon Turnbull said someone called him and strangely asked if the school would be renamed.

“And I said they have to kill me first because this school, when it changed from Meyers School, it is ‘the’ Enis Adams Primary School, and we will fight to keep it that way,” Hon Turnbull stated.

The legislator did not say what names, if any, were being suggested.

Speculations were; however, shot down by Acting Chief Education Officer Connie E. George, who assured the persons at the ceremony, which included family of the late educator Enis I. Adams-Cushnie, “there was never a talk about changing the name of this institution, never.”

The Enis Adams Primary School, formerly the Meyers Primary School, was renamed in 1988 in honour of its first principal and stalwart educator in the Virgin Islands, the late Enis I. Adams-Cushnie

The school first opened its doors in 1963 with a total of 112 students.

15 Responses to “‘They will have to kill me first’ before renaming EAPS- Hon Turnbull”

  • small minds (11/09/2019, 13:41) Like (45) Dislike (3) Reply
    Because Mr HayCraft made this contribution “ small minded people” automatically think it should be renamed. Mr HayCraft didn’t even want praises for his $$ but rather Mr Newton’s skill / Craftmanship and Labour should be Praisef

    Ohh ye small minded people
  • confused (11/09/2019, 13:42) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    And why is this news?
  • ... (11/09/2019, 13:55) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mitch going on bad lol
  • VICKIE (11/09/2019, 14:07) Like (46) Dislike (10) Reply
    MR TURNBULL YOU COME OUT SO BOLD AS THE MEMMBER FOR THE DISTRICT . THE PERSON WHO USE HIS OWN MONEY TO REBUILT THE SCHOOL HE DID IT FROM HIS HEART. HOW MUCH YOU DONATE. WE IN THE BVI SHOULD BE MORE GRATEFUL BECAUSE THE SAYING DOG ALWAYS WANT BONES.
    • You sound stupid bad (11/09/2019, 17:38) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      Why because someone made a contribution to rebuilding a school should have their name on the building of the school Is it their school? I don’t think so what can be done is a plaque in the school stated all donations. Renaming a school because someone built it is not necessary
  • Longshanks (11/09/2019, 14:36) Like (56) Dislike (3) Reply
    Bit extreme and emotional outburst from the immature angry backbencher. Been watching Boris Trump?
  • rite way (11/09/2019, 14:47) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is just confusion someone trying to store up. The donor not even interested in such. Teacher Enis is the name of the school. Family no need worry.
  • Tafari Zharr (11/09/2019, 15:00) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can they call Floor / Room /or a Library/ The Haycraft Hall and allow the legacy of Enis Adams to Rest In Peace for EAP?

    Both Mr Haycraft and Teacher Enis are classic respectable stalwarts in their own rights of the community they represent/ed; and both bring/brought so much wealth in different ways; but there are no differences in “The Good” intentionality's of either; and Because I speak from having been in a room with either of them in respective regards of philanthropy and educator (whose love for progress went beyond the production and to the promise of a people whose advancement mattered) I still think we must match acceptance with gratitude and respect with honor! Both is possible as we thrive forward into another decade; way more people are going to have to be honorees so let’s be inclusive and fair!
  • home boy (11/09/2019, 15:32) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
    This should have never be mentioned, why did Mitch Turnbull even mentioned this in the first place. A bit boyish if you ask me. Hope it ends where it begin, this is a bit mischievous.
  • Guest (11/09/2019, 16:30) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why the fuss? Mr. Haycraft said he fell in love with the school years ago when his wife went there to read to the schoolchildren. I am quite certain that he has no interest in changing the name of the school. Why not outfit a "Reading Room" at the school in his wife's honour?
    PS: This PK loves too much confusion!!
  • CGB church (11/09/2019, 18:11) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mitch needs to sit-down! Who is he?
  • rattie (11/09/2019, 20:09) Like (1) Dislike (22) Reply
    It’s only right to change the name
  • Captain (12/09/2019, 15:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    There was never any talk about changing the name. Why do we try to make foolish trouble for ourselves. Can we not just say thankyou.
  • musa (17/09/2019, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great offerings to the school thank you mr haycraft


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