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‘Andy the Anchor’ to educate VI students about BVIPA & maritime careers

- as BVIPA seeks to build positive relationship in community & promote industry
Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Maynard introduces Andy the Anchor, the ports mascot that will be leading the education campaign. Photo: BVIPA
The Pilot Port Education Programme focuses on teaching students about port functions, international trade, and maritime careers.
The Pilot Port Education Programme focuses on teaching students about port functions, international trade, and maritime careers.
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- With the ultimate aim to generate interest in the maritime trade and to encourage persons to seek careers in that field, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has launched a Pilot Port Education Programme for primary and secondary school students in the Virgin Islands.

According to a press release from the (BVIPA) on January 11, 2022, the new initiative focuses on teaching students about port functions, international trade, and maritime careers.

Pilot Port Education Programme

The Pilot Port Education Programme, which aims to engage students in educational outreach at various age levels, is a resource for primary and secondary students, and an online learning tool that addresses the themes of: What is a Port?, the BVIPA’s 3 Main Business Anchors and Careers, Partnering Agencies and Stakeholders and the overall role that ports play in our local economy.

“Students will hopefully gain a greater interest in the maritime trade and choose to pursue careers in that field,” BVIPA’s Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard stated.

She continued to state that “this programme will help equip students with knowledge and understanding of the diverse work and career opportunities related to our ports.”

Andy the Anchor!

Andy the Anchor, the Programme’s mascot was designed and created to help raise awareness and interest in this diverse industry.

Currently, two presentations are available on the BVIPA website for students and teachers, with additional ones to be added early next year, the BVIPA stated.

For more information on the BVIPA’s new Pilot Port Education Programme, visit 

21 Responses to “‘Andy the Anchor’ to educate VI students about BVIPA & maritime careers”

  • Umm (12/01/2022, 10:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They knew exactly what they were doing lol
  • Jane (12/01/2022, 10:45) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    What a waste of money.
    • @ Jane (12/01/2022, 11:04) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
  • PT09 (12/01/2022, 10:52) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Very good move
  • Great Initiative However... (12/01/2022, 10:53) Like (9) Dislike (23) Reply
    Subliminal advertising... Why are the white children to the front of the photo. Where are the other races of children if this is a multiracial program??
    • Right way (12/01/2022, 15:36) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      Both girls should have been sitting or in front and the boys behind them. That would have been balanced. It is subliminal advertising
      • @Rite Way (12/01/2022, 16:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Also, the percentage ratio of White people in our community is not 50%, it's a very small fraction in comparison to the Black population and this should be reflected. Plus, there are other ethnic groups in the territory.
    • Yes (12/01/2022, 21:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You know I didn't notice initially but you are right. Black must always take a backseat, even when blacks are suppose to be in charge. I am offended by that picture. You will never see white children standing behind black ones, never.
  • asura (12/01/2022, 11:03) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    in a majority black country they featuring white kids SMDH
  • agreed (12/01/2022, 11:42) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why does ths white children have to be in the forefront?? This is a predominantly black population. These ads will be seen by mostly black children. I ask again why does the white kids have to be in the front? No wonder our kids do not respond. They want to see kids like themselves... not white kids. Not racist but its just a common mistake thats being made. Our kids will respond more if they see kids like them taking the lead role. Not the back seat.
    • So true (12/01/2022, 13:46) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      and they call this progress in the 21st Century? Take at image down!!!
  • BuzzBvi (12/01/2022, 12:56) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    A classically poor choice of photo. News site constantly blaming others and do not know how pictures like these affect the people's perceptions.
  • Strupes Nonense.. (12/01/2022, 14:06) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    The BVI People accent ain good enough. So they have to create something with a foreign accent.. We are the BVI. We have our culture our people are our #1 resource.....Get our people live and in living colour to be the voice and face of our market and our culture. .
  • white power (12/01/2022, 15:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    We see who Vino caters to lol
  • PT09 (12/01/2022, 18:41) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    All the blogs on this article are so racist I can't believe that this is in the BVI.
    • @ pto9 (13/01/2022, 09:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Blacks can’t be racist they have no history of slavery and white supremacy so stop it, stop it
  • Sir Winston (12/01/2022, 19:08) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have to find something to hallucinate about and keep n the fires of your inferiority complex burning.
    Certain other folks,children and adults consistently dominate the front pages of all our news media recent as yesterday a high school senior and others ..doing what they do best and always. First time I recall faces of Caucasian children staring back in our media,and as expected,contributing to the positive image of youths in our community andto their care takers.
    Thank you children!!!!!
  • pt109 (14/01/2022, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's amazing how low so people's minds are, these jokers are using the kids to spew out their dirty racist mentality

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