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Governor Rankin hosts Christmas parties for the youth

Governor John J. Rankin CMG, right, greets Santa Claus at a Christmas party for children. Photo: GIS
A child receives a present from Santa Clause at a Christmas party held for children. Photo: GIS
A child receives a present from Santa Clause at a Christmas party held for children. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His Excellency the Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG rang in the holiday season by hosting parties for children and young adults on December 2 and 3, 2021.

According to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) on December 7, 2021, the two-day celebrations of merriment started at Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre where the Governor delivered Christmas gifts and read a festive story to the students.

The Governor then hosted students and adults from a number of different schools and organisations including Autism Centre clients, ABC Academy, Agape Total Life Academy, Alexandrina Maduro Primary School, Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Cedar, Valley Day (VG), Elmore Stoutt High School, Enis Adams Primary School (including Therapeutic Kindergarten), Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, First Impressions, Home Away from Home, Ivan Dawson Primary School, Joyce Samuel Primary School, St. Georges Secondary School, Wendell Potter Learning Centre, BVI Services - Social Development  and Rainbow Children’s Home.

The Governor told the groups, “Christmas is a time for joy and celebration, inspired by the birth of Jesus Christ, and it is certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas in BVI. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas decorations, treats and festive songs and have a blessed New Year.”

Activites included face painting, dancing, storytelling, and a Santa Claus visit with gift-giving. The Christmas Party is an annual event hosted by the Governor for children and young adults of the community.

26 Responses to “Governor Rankin hosts Christmas parties for the youth”

  • Stop It (08/12/2021, 08:16) Like (42) Dislike (22) Reply
    And the brain washing continues
    • @stop it (08/12/2021, 08:24) Like (67) Dislike (52) Reply
      I feel the same way about the scamdemic. What people don’t know is that the so call omicron variant is those people who took the shot and lost their immune systems. So a simple cold is hard to fight off for them that’s why it’s a mild and less dangerous variant. People with good immune system will just shrug it off and keep it moving
      • @@stop it (08/12/2021, 11:20) Like (46) Dislike (22) Reply
        From the doctors and funeral directors who are speaking out that’s exactly what they’re saying. I have a few of those videos on my phone. Dark times we are living in. Did you guys see the German doctor who was assassinated for his findings in the vaccine ? I’ll leave that link below
      • Stop it @stop it (08/12/2021, 14:41) Like (34) Dislike (43) Reply
        Just stop being irresponsible when it comes to Covid, and spreading claptrap theories.
        Be more responsible and more thoughtful about where you get your information from. Take care!
        • @ Stop it @stop it (08/12/2021, 16:25) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
          Seems legit to me if we are using common sense, doctors all across the world warned about the experimental jab that it could cause your immune system to deteriorate and it’s been long enough for that to be the case now. So things are adding up and I watched the video of the German doctor who was assassinated and saw the death on the news as well. Why would they kill him for just talking about his findings in the vaccines ? People are destroyed for lack of knowledge
          • I am stop it @stop it (08/12/2021, 21:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
            I am vaccinated 2x plus have had my booster. I have not gotten sick, even with a cold since the pandemic started, and since being vaccinated.
            All sorts of FAKE NEWS information has been put online and people, being fearful, believe it.
            I for one fear the effects of the Covid virus, and particularly Long Covid, more than I fear potential side effects of the vaccine to prevent Covid.

            • @@ I am stop it @stop it (08/12/2021, 22:00) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
              Your probably only alive because we have constant sun so your immune system doesn’t get worn down like the guys who go thru winter elsewhere
        • Educate yourself (08/12/2021, 18:06) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          Irresponsible? Most of y’all trust the main stream media when they tell you blind sheep all your information is paid for by Pfizer. Mainstream is bought by the pharmaceutical giants and that’s where most of y’all are getting your sheep information from

        • Vaccinated (08/12/2021, 18:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Proof that the vaccine works ! If you need your booster you better go and get it

          Proof ! -
  • Rubber Duck (08/12/2021, 10:01) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
    In 2021 why do we need a governor? A white man from the Uk? Sick and sad
    • Ajic (08/12/2021, 11:39) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
      Such an ignorant statement. When you learn to govern with transparency and honesty maybe you could aspire to self determination and then you won't need a governor. Until then, shut up and go sit down
    • @ rubber duck (08/12/2021, 13:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because you set of cowards afraid of Independence
  • Stop them (08/12/2021, 10:16) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
    ayo two fools just hush. this is for the children buh ayo brainwashing and scamdemic. ijiats.
    • Madussa (08/12/2021, 12:56) Like (16) Dislike (25) Reply
      @ Stop them. The children need to be told the truth from birth. There is no Strange man in a red suit who ever brought us anything except lies and deceit. My children have always known that Mom and Dad and family supplied them with everything and no stranger will ever take the credit for it. Some years we couldn’t get anything and that was fine because they knew the truth. If I had taught them about Santa, they would feel he didn’t care about them, but only a select few. If you want to do a disservice to your poor children then that’s on you, but my family is tired of all these lies and children being misinformed. We told them the story of how the Santa story came about, so they could never be disillusioned. Nothing wrong with that is it?
      • Perseus (08/12/2021, 14:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

        Well brilliant thinking there sonny! Let’s get you the award for smartest comment of 2021!! Same should
        apply to: organized religions then! Since no one can point out Noah’s Ark and the like…you go dimwit!
      • WOW (15/12/2021, 11:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Who in this day and age does not know that there is no Santa Claus? You sound disturbed, give it a rest, you are not the only one with that knowledge. Sorry I cannot give you a hero reward for breaking out that information.
  • Really (08/12/2021, 12:48) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
    Children shouldn't be worshipping the devil's work because you like it and the wicked teaching continues that why good is bad and bad is good because of the devil brainwash you still teaching
  • They took our land and give us the Bible (08/12/2021, 13:06) Like (2) Dislike (26) Reply
    We have a house of assembly let the elected members give out gifts, not a stranger but you all to fool fool you love the white man
  • Hmm (08/12/2021, 18:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So the high school kids do not know about chrustmas and schools from east and west??
    • huh (09/12/2021, 05:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      High school?????? Even in firms, the child cut off age is about 12.
  • Hmm (08/12/2021, 18:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So the high school kids do not know about christmas and schools from east and west??
  • What? (08/12/2021, 19:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Were the high school students just a chosen few? Because i dont remember my kids get any and to top it off the high school was closed. ??
  • No hope for here (08/12/2021, 20:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just reading each of the bloggers comments hear has reinforced why this place is so messed up. You all are some seriously deranged people. From the freaks believing anything they see in a whatsapp video to the nut jobs calling for a boycott of Christmas to the UK hating cries for independence. If this is a sample representation of the BVI we are in serious trouble,
  • Oppressors (08/12/2021, 21:42) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who elected John rankings? What is his legitimacy for being a governor?

    Two words : white supremacy and racism
  • Sam (09/12/2021, 17:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    some of the folks blogging just full of chat and does nothing productive

    the white house calls for a commission of

    the white house offers up gifts to our

    what have u done for the society other flapping gums
  • Jerry Teeler (10/12/2021, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Governor. Doing good, making memories, and still just can't win. Stay at it. Haters hate. It's just what the Negative Nancy's do.

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