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October 19th, 2023
Officials to formulate 'response' should school shootings occur in VI– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says although the VI has never dealt with incidents such as school shootings, there is a need to adequately prepare for such given global trends.

October 4th, 2023
Ghut water forced way into new ESHS & flooded building– Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the aftermath of flooding in the Virgin Islands (VI) as a result of the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe, Subject Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says while the situation could have been worse, the people of the VI remain grateful for life as works begin to clean affected schools.

October 2nd, 2023
Criminal investigations into ESHS wall project remain 'under active work'– Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Criminal investigations into the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Project, audit reports and other projects flagged in the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) report continue by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Director of Public Prosecutions, according to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

September 28th, 2023
Education Ministry says 'several steps' taken to improve conditions @ESHS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Ministry of Education in the Virgin Islands says following recent industrial action by some teachers of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), steps have been taken to improve the working conditions and facilities at the school.

September 26th, 2023
Local Educator & Businessman J. Alfred Christopher dies @ age 94

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI – Long-time educator and local businessman James Alfred Christopher died this morning Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town, the Virgin Islands' capital city.

September 26th, 2023
'You can’t get change if you give exact'– Hon de Castro tells teachers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As part of "re-imagining" education in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI), Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has urged local teachers to give more and create change not just in schools, but in the community.

September 23rd, 2023
ESHS: 'Concerned teachers' allege huge income disparity between new & old staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from “concerned teachers’ at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is that issues related to the recent ‘sit-in’ at the school also has to do with income disparity and not just working conditions.

September 18th, 2023
ESHS teachers reached ‘point of a rock & a hard place’- Union President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the BVI Teachers Union Sean Henry says following a meeting with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), the next step following Friday’s sit-in by teachers at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is to compile a report and have it sent to the Premier for action.

September 16th, 2023
Teachers told to 'put grievances in writing' following ESHS sit-in - Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a staged ‘Sit-in’ by Teachers of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) over a number of issues, Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he met with the teachers to hear their concerns and shared plans to have the issues resolved expeditiously.

September 8th, 2023
Incomplete renovation works delay re-opening of Joyce Samuel Primary School

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI - Students and teachers at the Joyce Samuel Primary School in Belle Vue will not be returning to the classroom until September 19, 2023, as a result of delayed work in completing renovations at the school.

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