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Orlandette R. Crabbe appointed Deputy Chief Education Officer

- appointment was made some 2 weeks ago
Former principal of Joyce Samuel Primary School Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe has been appointed Deputy Chief Education Officer (DCEO) in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook/File
Deputy CEO Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe (centre-in grey) attended her first public event today, September 30, 2021, since taking up her new post. Photo: Facebook
Deputy CEO Mrs Orlandette R. Crabbe (centre-in grey) attended her first public event today, September 30, 2021, since taking up her new post. Photo: Facebook
Some $30,000 worth of school supplies was presented to Ivan Dawson Primary School by the Rotary Club of Tortola on September 30, 2021. Photo: Facebook
Some $30,000 worth of school supplies was presented to Ivan Dawson Primary School by the Rotary Club of Tortola on September 30, 2021. Photo: Facebook
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Education in the Virgin Islands is in a better position to effectively manage education in the territory, with the appointment of a Deputy Chief Education Officer (DCEO).

The position was filled some two weeks ago, according to Acting Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Agriculture and Fisheries Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) when he made the announcement earlier today, September 30, 2021, on JTV’s live coverage of a ceremony at Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay.

“Let me take this opportunity to welcome our newly appointed Deputy CEO Mrs Orlandette Crabbe who is into the beginning of her second week of working in the ministry,” Dr Wheatley said.

Workload to lighten for Acting CEO- Dr Wheatley

At the ceremony, where some $30,000 worth of school supplies was presented to the school by the Rotary Club of Tortola, Dr Wheatley explained that with the coming on board of Mrs Crabbe, the workload of the Acting Chief Education Officer Mrs Connie E. George will be lightened.

“And I know that Mrs George who is a very hard worker and has been consumed with everything happening in the Education system now has some more assistance to be able to ensure that the education system is able to confront all the challenges that it is faced with.”

According to the Deputy Premier, the challenges vary and include those thrusted on the territory since 2017, following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“From hurricane recovery to COVID-19 to all the other challenges that we have,” he said on the note of welcoming Mrs Crabbe to the team and to attending her first public event since taking up the new post.

‘Wonderful things’ expected

“We expect wonderful things from you, given your sterling history at Joyce Samuel [Primary School] and other places,” Dr Wheatley added.

Prior to taking up the post in the Ministry of Education, Mrs Crabbe served for a number of years as Principal of Joyce Samuel Primary School and previously taught at Althea Scatliffe Primary School where she also held the position of Assistant Principal.

27 Responses to “Orlandette R. Crabbe appointed Deputy Chief Education Officer”

  • Yes (30/09/2021, 14:29) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats, you deserve it.
  • Related (30/09/2021, 14:38) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    she look like kass
  • good (30/09/2021, 14:47) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    Thanks to the COI and more attention being paid to Government appointments, we are finally seeing competent people being put in places. Congrats Orlandette!!
  • My girl (30/09/2021, 14:50) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations on your appointment.

    I am sorry to see the good teachers leaving the schools though.
    • Linda (01/10/2021, 16:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Absolutely agree with this - good teachers are so hard to find today.
  • ras (30/09/2021, 15:26) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Gwel sweet though
  • charge (30/09/2021, 15:49) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Real Simple (30/09/2021, 15:57) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good appointment. Looking forward to some positive movement.
  • Oh yeah (30/09/2021, 16:00) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good choice
  • 1st District (30/09/2021, 16:01) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
    Connie need to go home. Let Mrs. Crabbe take over. Fresh, young, innovative, creative and the list goes on. Connie is just there doing nothing. The school system is at its low since she took over, old school. She need to go away and get some refresher courses and come up to speed.

    Congrats Mrs. Crabbe. We moving in the right direction now.
    • Sag (30/09/2021, 19:35) Like (14) Dislike (15) Reply
      You leave Connue alone alone ...she has done a lot forvrhe school system..
      • BS! (01/10/2021, 12:49) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
        Ya lie. C****E G is a waste of space - always putting her church over the work she is supposed to be doing for the people.
  • family (30/09/2021, 16:59) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations cuz.
  • DHS (30/09/2021, 17:03) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations. Well deserved.
  • Fat Hogs Bay (30/09/2021, 17:16) Like (12) Dislike (19) Reply
    A set of ndp around he that is why we voting him
  • change (30/09/2021, 19:15) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply

    Great choice, congratulations Mrs Crabbe we needed new blood.

  • Nice (30/09/2021, 19:40) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    congratulations i do hope you are given the opportunity to make a difference.
  • PT9 (30/09/2021, 20:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I must say this, She is beautifull, congratulations.
  • So deserving (30/09/2021, 22:37) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    A trail blazer when it comes to revolutionizing education with her impressive and innovative ideas. Her ability , as principal, alongside her colleagues to effectively execute her ideas is unmatched. I, as an alumini of Joyce Samuel Primary , just want to congratulate her on her new appointment. So deserving Mrs. Cŕabbe! I an so proud of you for transforming our school.
  • good (01/10/2021, 03:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    at least she not in vip way come next election
  • apple (01/10/2021, 06:10) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulation on your position you deserve it. i am so proud of you Mrs.Crabbe.
  • 2HMBPRZ (01/10/2021, 08:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • musa (01/10/2021, 10:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations miss you have bless with more responsibility because you deserve this job ,god bless you
  • Lyntai (01/10/2021, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Sis!! Well deserved.
  • Ash (01/10/2021, 17:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats O! Be a light in darkness.
  • T. Harrigan Richards (01/10/2021, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A hearty congratulations to my beautiful cousin. I know you will do great things as greatness is embedded within you. May God’s favour continue to shine upon you. Super proud of you my dear.
  • DA Realist (02/10/2021, 13:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Madam Principal of JSPS, congratulations. You were a great Principal and Teacher to my son when he was there. Schools need more concern, caring and capable persons like you to catapult these institutions forward. May God richly bless you and your family... continue to show forth your excellence...

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