Information Officer I
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Vornicia's House of Commerce, Long Bush
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
E-mail Address: FRandall@gov.vg
Photo and Caption
Staff members at the Ministry of Health and Social Development are pictured wearing blue to show support for the observation of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. This month marks the 20th Anniversary of the observation of the month in the Virgin Islands. The meaning behind wearing blue comes from a grandmother from Virginia who lost her grandson to child abuse and neglect. In remembrance of her late grandson, she tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car which spiraled into millions of people wearing blue to spread the word about preventing child abuse.