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Education Minister sponsoring teachers' ‘Happy Hour’ on Friday

- Event set for October 8, 2021, across four VI islands as part of Teachers Week 2021
Dr Wheatley said an appreciation for the hard work of teachers, his ministry has reached out to the local business community to offer teachers’ discounted rates during teachers’ week and/or during October. Photo: Facebook/File
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has announced the hosting of a ‘Happy Hour’ for teachers as part of teacher’s Week 2021. Photo: Internet Source
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has announced the hosting of a ‘Happy Hour’ for teachers as part of teacher’s Week 2021. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced the hosting of a ‘Happy Hour’ for teachers as part of Teachers' Week 2021.

Teachers Day is celebrated on October 6, 2021.

Education & COVID-19

Dr Wheatley, in a statement, thanked teachers for their scarifies.

“We acknowledge and recognise the work that you do. Teachers are important to our society, the responsibility placed on you to mould the lives of our children and young people of these Virgin Islands cannot be underestimated. You are at the centre of teaching and learning.”

Dr Wheatley said although teachers face their personal matters while dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, persons still rely on them to “help our children heal and fill the knowledge gaps suffered during this pandemic period.”

He said as an appreciation, his ministry has reached out to the local business community to offer teachers’ discounted rates during Teachers’ Week and/or during October.

“Many have responded favourably. You will receive digital coupons either through your VI Schools email directly or from your principal. These coupons must be presented at the business to benefit from the discounts.”

Happy Hour across four islands - Dr Whetaley 

He said teachers can also soon expect their $300 reimbursement of personal money to spend on whatever they like 

“Also, I will be sponsoring a happy hour for teachers on the four islands for all educators from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m on Friday of this week. On Tortola, it will be at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies, and on the other islands, your principal will inform you of the venues.”

Hon Wheatley said the incentives are just another small way of the ministry saying thanks by showing appreciation for the hard work teachers do.

16 Responses to “Education Minister sponsoring teachers' ‘Happy Hour’ on Friday”

  • Really? (07/10/2021, 07:45) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Ministry of Health said it's dry October
    • now? (07/10/2021, 09:21) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      There is a time and place for everything and let me tell you NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR THIS.
    • Marry Wanna (07/10/2021, 09:57) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      Happy HOUR???? Give them a joint and they can have a happy COUPLE OF HOURS
  • now (07/10/2021, 07:50) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have much love and respect for the Teachers. This is just my opinion only. Why not give each teacher a voucher to a day spa where they can get pampered and for some relaxation.
    • Sue said it (07/10/2021, 10:26) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      @WoW, a day at the spa for some relaxation and pampering is the way to go. Happy hour they can do that on their own free time.
  • Nice (07/10/2021, 07:54) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Nice They deserve it.
  • tell me why (07/10/2021, 09:20) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    This foolish act is the reason there is a COI
  • SMH (07/10/2021, 09:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Need proper guidance.
  • Mary (07/10/2021, 10:18) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    is this out of personal pocket or tax payments but it is a good idea always remember people must talk especially in these pandemic times when some of them have no jobs no money and lots of free time
  • 8 (07/10/2021, 11:49) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hmmm, so much to say! so much to do! and so much time wasted!

    Continue !!!

  • As a teacher (07/10/2021, 12:56) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not speaking for other teachers but for me, I would have preferred a spa treatment.
    • you don’t want it (07/10/2021, 22:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When you get it only then the talk will start about the spa treatments govt is giving out as the jealousy & bad mindedness takes hold.
  • Reimbursement (07/10/2021, 13:26) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Reimbursement of personal money mean you have to spend it to get it back.

    Soon mean NEVER
  • Not 1time stomach full (07/10/2021, 15:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Raise our pay !
    And pump more equipment in the system sick ayo
    Not everyone like they stomach !
  • @ BIG youth (11/10/2021, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WELL MEY BOI U HAVE GIVEN OUR TEACHERS ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE , ( PURE MIND GAMES


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