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March 23rd, 2024
Gov't must start valuing teachers as much as doctors - CTE Executive Director


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - During last month’s meeting, the Board of Career and Technical Education noted that the attrition rate among CTE instructors is unsustainably high. During a meeting on Wednesday, comments from Executive Director Anton Döös noted that the phenomenon was not just limited to the territory.

March 2nd, 2024
143 VI teachers complete Public Service 101 course

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some One Hundred and Forty-Three (143) teachers from across the Virgin Islands (VI) have completed a three-day Public Service 101 course, a key offering from the Virgin Islands Public Service Learning Institute.

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.

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 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.

September 4th, 2023
Some 60 educators hired for new school year- Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 60 teachers have been recruited for the new school year in the Virgin Islands (VI), Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has said.

July 8th, 2023
Education Ministry officially rolls out ‘Let’s Teach VI’ initiative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has officially announced the launch of the 'Let’s Teach VI' initiative, designed to support and train new, unskilled and inexperienced hires in the field of education.

March 8th, 2022
Teaching that ‘develops very strong critical thinking skills’ lacking- Harrigan-Underhill

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Businesses in the Virgin Islands have sometimes complained about graduates from the local school system not being adequately equipped with basic skills to function effectively in the workplace.

November 12th, 2021
Gov’t establishing ‘Teacher Education Institute’ by September 2022

DUFF’S Bottom, Tortola, VI – As part of more moves to improve the local education sector, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced the establishment of a local training institute for VI teachers.

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