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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 22nd, 2023
Hon de Castro told to not answer question about teachers’ strike @ Rotary meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- ZBVI Radio reporter Zan Lewis, known for his blunt and hard-hitting questions at press conferences has been missing from the local media scene of late; however, he showed up at the Rotary Club of Central Tortola’s meeting at Bamboushay Restaurant and Lounge in Road Town yesterday, Thursday, September 21, 2023.

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 17th, 2023
'Gumption' pledges $150K to public schools; Doesn’t want gov’t officials involved

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- On the heel of a sit-down protest by teachers of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) over working conditions on Friday, September 15, 2023, local businessman and philanthropist Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’ is pledging $150,000.00 to assist teachers, under one condition- that the money is not handled by government officials or the Chief Education Officer.

September 15th, 2023
ESHS teachers stage ‘sit-in’ protest over working conditions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the fifth day of the new school year, teachers of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are protesting working conditions at the school.

September 12th, 2023
14 vacancies remain for public school teachers– Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has revealed that just 14 vacancies remain for teachers in the Virgin Islands for this new academic year. She said the number of teachers needed is low because the Ministry of Education has been prioritising the recruitment of teachers in the territory over the past few months.

September 4th, 2023
‘Break free from the confines of your classroom's four walls’- Acting CEO to teachers

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- As the children prepare to return to school next week, teachers have been challenged to get outside of their comfort zone, by embracing new and engaging teaching methods.

August 31st, 2023
‘You can’t be a teacher & putting all your business on social media’- Dr Maurice D. Smith

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer of University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Maurice D. Smith, who was the keynote speaker at the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Professional Development Day at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) on Monday, August 28, 2023, had some blunt words of encouragement for teachers ahead of the reopening of school.

August 30th, 2023
‘You can’t go to classroom looking sexy’- Dr Maurice D. Smith tells teachers

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Teachers, as well as Principals and education administrators, in the [British] Virgin Islands have been told that if the Virgin Islands is to move full S.T.E.A.M. ahead in education they must change their perspective, and this must be demonstrated in how they conduct themselves as professionals.

August 28th, 2023
‘Certainly, we accept that we must pay our educators more’- Premier Wheatley

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Educators have been told that the Government of the Virgin Islands understands there is a need for improved wages and that it will continue to seek ways to compensate educators appropriately.

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