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Statement by Premier Wheatley - Update on Requirements for Foreign Based Charter Vessels

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 5:42pm

Madam Speaker, over the weekend, I made an announcement pertaining to the change in some of the requirements for foreign based charter vessels.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro - Professional Development Of Educators

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 2:00pm

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to update this Honourable House and the entire territory about the Ministry’s commitment to continuous professional development for educators to support the development of skills, the expansion of knowledge and the efficacy of instruction. The theme for the 2022-2023 school year is “Virgin Islands Education: Moving Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead.”

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro - Powerschool Student Information System

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 1:54pm

Madam Speaker, PowerSchool is the Student Information System used by the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports to digitize and store students’ data. PowerSchool is an internet-based student information system that is used in our public schools.  It functions either independently or with other computer applications to provide educators with robust tools for viewing, storing, and retrieving students’ data.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro On Innovation Week

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 1:47pm

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to update this Honourable House and this Community on Innovation Week 2022.  The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, and Sports is committed to redesigning and reimagining the concept of education to meet the needs of diverse students in our classrooms and schools.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. de Castro - Update On Works At The Enis Adams And Francis Lettsome Primary Schools To House Students Of The Althea Scatliffe Primary School

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 1:32pm

Madam Speaker, you will recall that with the closure of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on June 16th, 2022, the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports moved with haste to find the best solution to house the students of that school to enable education continuity. It was proposed and announced by the Ministry that the best solution was to use the spaces available at the Enis Adams Primary School and the Francis Lettsome Primary School to house the students after the spaces have been rehabilitated and retrofitted.

Statement By Honourable Melvin Turnbull On Meeting With New UK Overseas Territories Minister The Rt. Hon. Lord Zac Goldsmith

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 - 1:47pm

I am presently at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, as a key player in the representation of overseas territories and small-island developing states, whose livelihoods are increasingly affected by the effects of climate change.

Statement By Premier Wheatley - Announcement Of No Trade Licence For Commercial Recreational Vessels

Monday, 14 November 2022 - 12:10pm

Good day and God’s blessings upon the people of the Virgin Islands.

I take this opportunity to publicly congratulate Governor Bryan and Lieutenant Governor Roach on their re-election.  I also take this opportunity to congratulate all other government officials elected.

Statement by Premier Wheatley on Financial Services Week 2022

Monday, 14 November 2022 - 11:59am

Greetings to everyone here in the Virgin Islands and tuning in around the world. It is a pleasure to open Financial Services Week 2022.  This is the time we take to acknowledge the importance of our financial services industry, not just to the BVI and its economy, but also to recognise the outstanding role that the industry and its stakeholders continue to play locally, regionally, and internationally.

Remarks by Premier Wheatley at the Launch of Constitutional Review Public Consultations

Saturday, 12 November 2022 - 10:48am

Honourable Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the 3rd District, Honourable Julian Fraser. Mrs. Lisa Penn-Lettsome, Chair of the Constitutional Review Commission.

Commissioners Dr. Charles Wheatley and Dr. Reverand Melvin Turnbull, we are grateful for your presence here. And I am also grateful to the media for being here to capture this important event.

Statement By Honourable Kye M. Rymer On DMV New Drivers’ License Software

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - 10:47am

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to report to this Honourable House that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) new driver’s license software is up and running.