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Parent allegedly slaps phone out teacher’s hand @ Anegada school

- Anegada residents ask gov’t to look into security @ Claudia Creque Educational Centre
Residents of Anegada have appealed to the Government of National Unity to pay attention to the security and safety of teachers and administrative staff at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre. Photo: VINO/File
The issue of security for the school on Anegada was brought up at a community meeting held at Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre on October 2, 2022. Photo: VINO
The issue of security for the school on Anegada was brought up at a community meeting held at Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre on October 2, 2022. Photo: VINO
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Residents of Anegada have appealed to the Government of National Unity to pay attention to the security and safety of teachers and administrative staff at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre.

The issue of security for the school was brought up at a community meeting held at Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre on October 2, 2022.

Present were Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and Works Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5), Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL).

Legislators were told of a number of instances where teachers were abused by parents, one most recently.

‘The school needs security’- Anegada resident

“All these years we are watching the school gates, people are just able to open and walk in. When is it going to take, maybe the beat down of a teacher or a student in the school, for us to come to the put security at that gate?” Anegada resident Mrs Sherryann George stated.

“We all know that a parent was taken to court for assaulting a teacher in that very school yet all these years later, we are able to open the gate and walk on to the school compound. Those things have to be addressed, they have to be addressed urgently. The school needs security, up to recently we heard about an incident where a parent was able to walk into the school and box down the phone of a teacher. That could have been the teacher’s life in danger,” George added.

Supporting those comments, the maintenance officer for the school said that in February of 2021, this very concern of security of the school was stressed, “It was said then and nothing was done so I am hoping that her statement this afternoon is going to make something happen. I am the maintenance guy at the school and every day the teachers have to be going by the gate. Teachers shouldn’t have to be the ones going by the gate, they are teachers, we need a security officer.”

‘It’s a struggle…’ Premier Wheatley

Premier Wheatley said it is sometimes a struggle to get persons in the public service to understand why the sisters islands need more attention and resources.

“But it is really something that we cannot continue to tolerate,” Dr Wheatley stated.

40 Responses to “Parent allegedly slaps phone out teacher’s hand @ Anegada school”

  • jesus (10/10/2022, 17:11) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • resident (10/10/2022, 17:18) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anegada is a very small community. For years there were no issues. Why within recent years that school always in the news. Maybe the education department needs to look at the issues in the school and see the problem areas then consult with the pta and other stakeholders on ways to address the root problems. Come on Anegada it still takes a village. Don't lose that small community mindedness. Please deal with the issues in a less combative manner.
  • AhSo (10/10/2022, 18:33) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    BVI ,not too long ago was a population of respected and respectable property owners with an empty prison and a handful of policemen. The education was tops. No beggars no street walkers,burglars and hired killers.
    The place has fast become one of strange ill bred and ill mannered strangers with gross habits and cultures topped by readily bursts of physical and deadly violence.
    The prison has long been filled to capacity with them and their progenies . Policemen are by the hundreds perhaps thousand and hails from distant lands. Schools are entombed with high fences and cement walls. Security guards are in place on site to corral the young and up coming and their parents. Education is subpar. Low income dwellings are in the works. Yes yes we are now truly one Caribbean . One chain of putrid waste.
    No end in sight as we sink in the cesspool of our own choices.

    • Lick my stamp (10/10/2022, 19:22) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
      A premier, a head of ports, head of ports off spring and now a post mistress got in trouble for some serious crimes. So trying to blame strangers to the land for all the ills isn’t fair
      • @ Lick My Stamp (10/10/2022, 23:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Mathew 7: 6
        A price we will be paying.
        Who are these children and parents. Is the anomaly across the board ..or is it one group among the the hundreds of varied nationalities. Is the offending behaviour a known cultural phenomenon here and their rejected homelands and wherever they settle. Disobedience ( Mathew7 6) and consequences is a surety for the VI. Blessings are gifts to be cherished.
      • Local (11/10/2022, 00:40) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
        The negative violent culture is what has been imported. Don't put that with white collar crimes like embezzlement. Our culture beginning more violent, more lude and less respectful is a direct result of outside influences. Gun violence has erupted wuth Trini, Vincy and Jamaicans now being involved in our drug running. People ran drugs for decades without any set of gun violence. As soon as VI linked up with Trini all of a sudden young men started getting gunned down, including the Vincy involvement that led to his broad daylight shooting at Fish Bay. Jamaican hitters being hired to execute young men. Majority of rapes and domestic violence perpetrated by expats. That is the influence of strangers.
      • vi (11/10/2022, 07:31) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Serious crimes like Vincies chopping/stabbing women, or Jamaicans fighting the british soldiers who were tring to help us after hurricane Irma?
      • Hold on! (11/10/2022, 10:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Wait till your Country's leaders are called out one by one for the same matter(s). It is coming, it in inevitable. When the roll is called in Miami no visa will be required, they will pick them up one by one. Then let me hear you.
    • 1980s (11/10/2022, 06:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe you should just regress back to the 1980s and stay there and see how you will enjoy it. Yes, outsiders are doing their lot but Belongers and side by side in this thing so keep blaming outsiders for all the ills of this little Island, will keep you in the blame game and nothing else.
      • Real Talk (11/10/2022, 20:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree in Anegada school it is our own locals who making it bad but Education is protecting them by making others leave (transfer or fire) because they are against the bull and leadership that is going on so for it not getting out to the media they ask them to leave . This has been going on for years and a lot more when are are we the parents going to take a stand because depending on education leadership in place and ministers we not getting nowhere we say we for the people and Bvi love what is that because our children is the one getting hurt because parents speak out or they do not like the parents
      • @1980s (12/10/2022, 14:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        BVIslanders in the 1980s had what they have now. Immigrant population that arrive
        enmasse met BVIslanders with land homes cars ,zero illiteracy, the ability to travel with
        little restrictions globally. In addition crime at the lowest, and a zero murder rate.
        Where did you fit in that your 1980 was lacking?
  • Really (10/10/2022, 18:50) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    People wake up. The vaccine has Lucifer dye so the kids vaccinated are altered. The whole world has many nice people getting angry and cussing now because of the vaccine . the vaccine also has people kicking their unvaccinated loved one out the house. People don't be surprised because its the end of the old world to bring in the New world order which is not good.
    • @Really (10/10/2022, 20:45) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
      There needs to be a vaccine for stupidity and you need to be at the front of the line.
      • Really (11/10/2022, 10:20) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        Your eyes are open you know what is going on who have eyes will see. People we need to wake up and see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
  • Apple don't fall far from the tree (10/10/2022, 18:52) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    When you look at how some children behave, it's no surprise that the parents behave like rabid animals
    • Hmmmm (10/10/2022, 19:49) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      And the teachers and Principal are innocent?? Look at their children? I wonder who was in a recent fight and had to be flown out? Oh wait! Allegedly he stabbed someone but the island felt sorry cause his skull got fractured.. oh my. Then a teacher soooo close to Madam P or so she thinks has a son who hit a boy in his class last week and hid his computer but was he in trouble ?? You guessed correct. If the school gets security he or she may be corrupt so what is the sense
    • Exactly (11/10/2022, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      and that child comes from SVG
  • Proppa (10/10/2022, 20:41) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    The teacher was rude to the parent. The parent is talking to her and she picked up her phone and pretended to call someone while the parent was still talking.
    Teachers do whatever they want to the kids and parents can't say anything. If they do , their chdren becomes the victim of neglect and abuse. Parents are fed up
    • @proppa (10/10/2022, 22:23) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      All of that is happening at Enis Adams School, the teachers do what they want with the kids and when the kids complain they take it out on them and act as if the parents shouldn’t say anything
  • Worthy name? (10/10/2022, 21:29) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    From Anegada to Animal-gather it sound like. Maybe courses on how to behave like a human being will fix it.
    • Tortola (11/10/2022, 05:32) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not better so sit down drink water and mind your business. The ministry not in Anegada so what is their excuse for not paying attention. The school getting worse so check the set of teachers who still there from beginning of trouble brewing till now
  • Anegada gyal (10/10/2022, 21:47) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well as far as I see it the Principal isn’t what the school needs they need to take someone from another island such as Tortola or virgin Gorda so things can be fair and square and Education need to be straight across the board and stop covering up for the nastiness and unfair behavior happenings at the school ………
    • An Elder (11/10/2022, 05:08) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Get an experienced caring principal who wants all children to succeed . Is that too tall an order? Well then close the gates. Put kids online with teachers from China or England
  • parent (10/10/2022, 23:02) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    So,…who’s protecting the kids!? I see this story getting attention but why was there never a story when it was our kids getting abused by teachers? This place is too biased. Physical abuse happened a couple times well in Anegada School…but was always swept under the rug. Now the abuse has been mental, and it seems like we only want to point at parents now. Funny how the teachers in the school have kids as well but aren’t classes with the rest of us…..yet and still it’s the children of teachers who seem to run more wild. Uh huh!
  • WHY? (10/10/2022, 23:15) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why they pushing this story so hard? They need to address the fact that teachers’ kids get honor roles while in classes of said teachers and friends, but can’t function same way once they hit classes with no teachers related. That’s why they shift them so much here, but you can’t shift them forever, watch the ones that graduated with that? Can’t get a job nor keep a job because no one to shelter after the storm of lies lol. We need security to protect the kids from favoritism of family members cheating them.
    • test (11/10/2022, 04:54) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Them. Easy to check. Test these honour roll teacher kids. And their teacher parents. Watch who has no honour and who should be by their chicken coop or baking or taxiing instead of messing up educ system worse. Where is Ms. Decastro didnt we ask for you? Where is Natalio. Do not listen to that nurse who is not even nice in clinic. Talk to who you know will tell you the truth. Very few. But if you really want to help ya know what to do
  • Dig (11/10/2022, 04:48) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deeper.... the school needs investigating. Unfair practices. Lies. Rules that only apply to some. Why teachers sharing candy? Why they eating candy in school? But the Principal said no candy no soda. And who is this new teacher Pastor E was vouching for? That someone warned you all about? Listen to ya children. Watch their behaviours. Know when somethin aint right. Mark my words.
  • hmmm (11/10/2022, 04:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. Premier please stop craftedly blaming the civil servants for everything.
  • the rock (11/10/2022, 05:56) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Send me over there so i.csn lay the smack down!
  • Wilford (11/10/2022, 06:07) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Parents just work with your kids and class teacher or teachers. You all are so negative that it is a shame. I does really wonder if you all have the best interest for your kids. A negative mind can never give you a positive outcome. Lol...Home school is an option but the way some of you speak and write, mi ah wish ya luck...????????
    • Wait (11/10/2022, 09:28) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      You were a teacher and a parent. What difference did and do you make? You part of de problem sir. Cussin and kickin up stuff in school with children around and no popo was called. You would not understand where we all are coming from . Your experience was different so cannot relate.
  • Wilford (11/10/2022, 06:23) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    No school can get better if you keep pushing up the students that can't complete the previous grade...That's an education and parents issue. ????????‍♂️ What is that teaching your kids? In this world you can't fail at your job and expect to be promoted to a higher level...????
  • parent (11/10/2022, 09:10) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    school went downhill since teacher Erma left just over a decade ago, 2 useless principals and now someone without the experience of fortitude to be a principal because they could not find anyone for the job. The CCEC used to be about 2nd in the country after 7 Day, now its at the bottom....sad
    • @parent (11/10/2022, 20:24) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      The school always has competent principals and teachers. Its persons in your position that always find faults and never promote the good. Only hear your mouth when the storm starts. Its very unbecoming, stop it.
  • No Man (11/10/2022, 13:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Yooo, them "box down" the teacher phone. Bhaw ha ha ha...I needed that laugh. Who writes this sh!t man. My fellow Anegadian's cut yuh !@#* out.

  • Rat back (11/10/2022, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Everytime is down island people, neva TA-TOLA people.
  • idk inno (10/11/2022, 11:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • @WillAlwaysLoveBVI (07/01/2023, 15:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    AhSo, I have to give you a gold star because I say that these Islands have been inhabited
    by other cultures, people, customs from wherever in the world, from time without beginning,
    and indeed this has changed the landscape in many ways, the beat goes on! Its the hearts of people
    and economic conditions that may cause migration, look at the US mainland, this is never going to stop.
  • @WillAlwaysLoveBVI (07/01/2023, 15:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    AhSo, I have to give you a gold star because I say that these Islands have been inhabited
    by other cultures, people, customs from wherever in the world, from time without beginning,
    and indeed this has changed the landscape in many ways, the beat goes on! Its the hearts of people
    and economic conditions that may cause migration, look at the US mainland, this is never going to stop.

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