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November 28th, 2023
'Much to be done' for promotion of more inclusive learning in VI – Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With 2023 Special Education week ongoing in the Virgin Islands (VI) under the theme, 'Accessibility and Equity: A spectrum of possibilities,' Subject Minister Sharie B. de Castro (AL) said more has to be done to bring the local education system to one that is more inclusive.

November 27th, 2023
Education Ministry allocated $2.85M for capital projects in 2024 budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley while delivering the 2024 Budget address has outlined the fiscal package which included funding for local education under Subject Minister Sharie B. de. Castro (AL) to the tune of $53.38M.

November 25th, 2023
VI Special Education Week 2023 to focus on access & equity

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 2023 Special Education Week being observed in the Virgin Islands (VI) from November 23, 2023, will be held under the theme, 'Accessibility and Equity: A spectrum of possibilities,' as part of a focus to bring access to education to all.

November 17th, 2023
USVI students speak out on deplorable school conditions @ senate hearing


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Several St. Croix students appeared before the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development this week to talk about how infrastructural challenges are affecting their learning experience. A standout issue in the testimony from the young people was challenges with the bathroom facilities at their learning institutions.

November 13th, 2023
Hon de Castro calls for more UNESCO support to advance education in VI

PARIS, France – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, the Hon Sharie B. De Castro (AL) has delivered a statement at the 42nd General Conference of UNESCO, calling for more support to advance education in the VI.

November 6th, 2023
JvD Primary students relocated to Leonora Delville Primary on Tortola

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Following protest action by parents of students at the Jost van Dyke Primary School over the deplorable condition of the school building on the sister island, students will now be attending school on Tortola.

November 4th, 2023
Ministry working with RVIPF to enhance safety in schools – Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Youth Affairs & Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro has reaffirmed the Ministry of Education’s commitment to keeping schools in the Virgin Islands secured along with maintaining discipline in educational institutions.

October 31st, 2023
Parents protest ‘deplorable’ condition of JvD Primary School

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Parents of the Jost van Dyke Primary School were this morning, October 31, 2023, forced to protest the “deplorable” condition of the school.

October 28th, 2023
The Public Service 101 training course dubbed a ‘resounding success’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The recent Public Service 101 course attended by some 120 public officers in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been labeled a ‘resounding success’ by the organizers of the training course.

October 21st, 2023
Willock reads to St. George’s Secondary School; commits to supporting education

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - In a Facebook post on October 20, 2023, former Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock has announced that as part of ‘Reading is Fun Week 2023’ he took the opportunity to read to the fourth form students’ literature class at the St. George’s Secondary School on October 20, 2023.

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