Minister Walwyn on The Integration Of ICT Into The Primary School Curriculum

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:00pm

Madame Speaker, the Ministry of Education and Culture is preparing to introduce an Information and Communication Technology programme into the Grade 5 curriculum beginning Trinity Term 2014-2015.  The programme will be piloted for one (1) year and will be conducted in eight (8) public primary schools in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

Minister Walwyn on Restructuring of the Ministry and Department

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:00pm

Madame Speaker I thank you for the opportunity to make a brief statement to this Honourable House on the restructuring of the Ministry and Department of Education.

Minister Walwyn on VI National Youth Policy And Framework

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 1:45pm

Madame Speaker, it is with a sense of great pride that I make a statement on the Virgin Islands National Youth Policy 2014-2019, which will be laid in this Honourable House today. Madame Speaker, young people are the fastest growing demographic in the world with an estimated 3 billion youth population worldwide by this year, 2015.  This unprecedented youth bulge provides an opportunity for new innovations, energies and a fresh appetite to use creativity as a means to solve some of our most challenging issues.

Premier Smith on Payment of Increments to Public Officers

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:30am

Madame Speaker, at this time I wish to make a statement on the payment for performance increments for public officers.

In 2014 when many countries experienced financially rigorous times, and governments began to cut their costs by downsizing public offices and jobs, the Government of the Virgin Islands committed to deploying strategies and initiatives to improve the financial and economic future of this country.

Premier Smith on Beneficial Ownership

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:15am

Madame Speaker, with your kind permission, I would like to make the following Statement:

Madame Speaker, the BVI continues to be a well-known and recognised international finance centre. This status comes with certain obligations and responsibilities including, in particular, ensuring compliance with established international standards on regulation, law enforcement and cooperation.

Premier Smith on 13th Annual EU-OCT Ministerial Conference and Forum

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:15am

Madame Speaker over a year ago, I took up the position of chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA). 

Upon taking up this position I set out in my agenda, a number of Objectives for the advancement of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) that I wished to pursue within the framework of the revised Overseas Association Decision (OAD), and across four areas of work that included political visibility, programming, partnership and participation.