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‘Students & teachers of ESHS coming back home in 2022’- Premier

- as demolition & site clearing work completed ahead of schedule
The site for the construction of school buildings at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has been cleared ahead of schedule. Photo: Facebook
Sand Wise Limited was awarded $136,079.50 for the demolition and debris removal at ESHS. Photo: Facebook
Sand Wise Limited was awarded $136,079.50 for the demolition and debris removal at ESHS. Photo: Facebook
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said contractor, Sand Wise Ltd, did an outstanding job and that the Minister for Education, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has surveyed the now cleared property and is pleased. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said contractor, Sand Wise Ltd, did an outstanding job and that the Minister for Education, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has surveyed the now cleared property and is pleased. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Our students and teachers of ESHS are coming back home in 2022,” exclaimed Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), as he celebrated the completion of the demolition and site clearing work at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) compound.

Sand Wise Limited was awarded $136,079.50 for the demolition and debris removal at ESHS. The contract was signed on December 2, 2021.

Project completed ahead of time!

And, according to Premier Fahie in a Facebook post on January 7, 2022, the project was completed ahead of time.

“You cannot get any clearer than this! The 1st phase of the Redevelopment of the Elmore Stoutt High School Campus since the destruction of many buildings by Irma in 2017 has been completed ahead of schedule.

“All the old foundations were demolished and removed.”

Premier Fahie continued that the contractor, Sand Wise Ltd, did an outstanding job and that the Minister for Education, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has surveyed the now cleared property and is pleased.

“Now on to phase two as it is soon time for the construction of the new buildings. To GOD alone be all the GLORY!!! We're in this together,” Premier Fahie said.

What to expect

The Premier had stated in December that the initial phases of the school rebuilding project will see the construction of three two-storey buildings as a start on the eastern side of the ESHS campus.

This he said will be utilised in the longer term beyond the repatriation of the senior students in an acceptable classroom environment for Maintenance, Science and Technical Schools respectively.

Another phase will see the materialisation of 10 large classrooms to accommodate at least 25 students each, 25 small classrooms to accommodate some 18 students, a number of bathroom facilities and administrative rooms.

One of the first things the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration did when it came into office in 2019 was to repair the hurricane-damaged L. Adorothy Turnbull Building (formerly L-shaped Building) and return Junior School students to the ESHS campus. 

It also brought an end to the shift system.

9 Responses to “‘Students & teachers of ESHS coming back home in 2022’- Premier”

  • ccc (07/01/2022, 11:39) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    Once they finish this school no one can stop them
  • mhmm (07/01/2022, 11:40) Like (36) Dislike (36) Reply
    Hopefully my people don’t have a memory span of a gold fish. There gonna try to do plenty good this year for their political agenda aka election run. Don’t fall for it
  • SAY I SAY SO (07/01/2022, 11:41) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    In a couple of months it will be overgrown with bushes while sanwize and ronee lettsum will be a bit richer
  • Just saying (07/01/2022, 12:39) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    Thanks Hon premier for your commitment to education
  • WHAT!!! (07/01/2022, 12:43) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    “To god be the glory”
    Same thing he said I don’t know how many years ago when we were told that there would be no more open burning at Pockood Pond.
  • lol (07/01/2022, 13:58) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Absolute RUBBISH! Who wants to bet they will build one 2 story building, add 4 containers, pay a crony $200K to landscape it and pay another crony $30K to decorate it and pay another crony $15k for sound system and entertainment to have a grand opening while it means nothing for the kids. Any meaningful and proper development at that site will take 18 months minimum. With COVID affecting the entire globe there's no way they will be starting any proper work there until Easter or Summer. The 2022 term starts in September.
  • bvi (07/01/2022, 15:06) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stopped the talking, we need to see the construction of the building
  • Why (07/01/2022, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why not 2 three stories in year 2022 and leave room for another building with whatever many other stories we may need in the future. In this way, we become efficient on building 1 less foundation and run up the 3rd stories on the 2 buildings much faster as well as cater for possible future expansion/developments!
  • foy stop it! stop it! (07/01/2022, 23:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Build the junior high school now and cancel the one planned for carrot bay...Carrot bay just need back a primary school


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