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June 19th, 2023
Gov’t will do what’s necessary to make teaching attractive again– Hon deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. deCastro (AL) says, in recognising that the teaching profession is no longer an attractive career, the government will do what is necessary to make it attractive again.

June 8th, 2023
‘Extremely alarming’ the number of new teachers needed by Sept 2023– Hon deCastro

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– The Education Ministry in the Virgin Islands (VI) is grappling to retain teachers in a scenario described as ‘extremely alarming’ by Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. deCastro (AL).

May 25th, 2023
Education Minister ‘saddened’ by school dorm fire in Guyana

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says she is saddened by the news of the recent fire in Guyana that claimed the lives of 19 children.

May 23rd, 2023
Significant funding pledged for US Territories: Health & Education to benefit


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. John, USVI - The US Virgin Islands, along with other Insular Areas, will benefit from a generous funding allocation as the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced on Monday, May 23, 2023, in grants to the tune of $4,279,808 for the fiscal year 2023.

May 11th, 2023
Education World Forum has widened vision to re-imagine sector in VI– Hon de Castro

LONDON, UK – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has said Day 2 of the Education World Forum in the United Kingdom has energised her delegation, as well as bolstered and widened their vision to re-imagine education in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 6th, 2023
HLSCC announces winners of Stingray Showcase 2023

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - A number of students were announced as winners of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Stingray Showcase of technology and culinary projects ahead of their official graduation scheduled for next month.

May 1st, 2023
Students receive Trinity Term motivational speech from Kevin C. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Third Electoral District, in the 2023 General Elections Mr Kevin C. Smith aka OJ, despite an unsuccessful attempt at winning a seat in the House, this morning May 1, 2023, took some timeout to deliver a motivational speech to a group of local primary school students.

April 29th, 2023
2023 election lies & VIP’s vindication; Dr Wheatley Gov’t now on to second term!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It must have been a bittersweet time for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), the political group that has won the most elections since the legislature was restored in 1950, after the party emerged as the Government in the 2023 Elections in the Virgin Islands.

April 29th, 2023
Chess now a part of VI school curriculum – Hon Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Education System is moving ‘Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead’ according to subject Minister for Minister for Education, Youth Affairs, and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (Al) with introducing chess into the school curriculum as a fun way to teach logic and memory.

April 18th, 2023
Newly renovated FLPS opens with safer facility for Trinity term

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Children at the Francis Lettsome Primary School (FLPS) today, April 18, 2023, returned to a newly renovated building, according to At-Large Representative and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) who expressed gratitude to sponsor Unite BVI for funding the renovation project.

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