Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Constitutionally Established Departments
Cabinet Office
Release Date:
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 - 4:30pm

Honourable Sharie B. de Castro is the Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports under the Unity Government of the Virgin Islands. 

Minister de Castro has responsibility for the following subject areas as gazetted via on May 10:


Colleges and Universities

Culture and Cultural Heritage


Festivals and Fairs

Public Libraries

Scholarships (excluding Civil Service Training)

Sports and Recreation

Youth Affairs

The Minister’s appointment which was effective 5th May 2022, is in accordance section 56 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 where His Excellency the Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr. John Rankin CMG, acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier, may by directions in writing assign to any Minister responsibility for the conduct of any business, including responsibility for the administration of any department of Government.


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