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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.

March 11th, 2023
Plethora of activities planned for Education Week 2023 – Hon De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands will from March 13 to 19, 2023, celebrate the advancements made in the local Education system through Education Week 2023 under the theme “Virgin Islands Education: Moving Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead”.

December 13th, 2022
HLSCC partners with Guttman College to promote collaborative opportunities

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) has signed a Statement of Shared Interest agreement with the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College at the City University of New York to promote collaborative academic opportunities between the innovative institutions.

January 22nd, 2022
Gov’t looking to train more VI skilled workers in 2022

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – For the 2022 legislative year, the Government of Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be focusing on introducing different pieces of legislation to further strengthen the education sectors to supply more skilled workers to the local economy.

November 11th, 2021
Budget 2022: $8.5M allocated to education infrastructure upgrades

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced a large injection of monies into the local education sector, as part of the Government’s mandate to address the outstanding upgrade needs and other concerns raised by local teachers.

August 11th, 2021
Use of technology in schools will continue- Education Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite schools in the territory being permitted to reopen for face to face instruction on September 6, 2021, the use of technology, including laptops and tablets, will not be done away with.

August 3rd, 2021
Prolonged online schooling could result in illiterate VI children- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, Bishop John I. Cline has warned that should physical school closures continue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virgin Islands may end up with a generation of illiterate children.

July 9th, 2021
CDC says vaccinated or not, students should return to classrooms


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, July 9, 2021, issued its clearest indication thus far that it believes the coronavirus has receded and continues to diminish — even with the now-dominate Delta Covid variant in the US — as the federal health agency said schools should reopen to in-person learning whether or not students and teachers are vaccinated.

January 2nd, 2019
No official Principal; ESHS Students back in Old Clarence Thomas Building

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) resumed the January 2019 school term back into the crammed and deplorable conditions of the Old Clarence Thomas Building in Pasea Estate after many promises from the Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), that never came to past.

July 3rd, 2015
‘Brain Machine’ to keep children learning during ‘summer’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the view that learning should be continuously stimulated, although to a different degree when school is closed after the various terms, twin educators Sharie B. de Castro and Sharia B. de Castro are set to kick start a ‘summer’ programme for the 2015 period titled ‘Brain Machine’.

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