Remarks by Honourable de Castro on Reading is Fun Week 2023

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 8:08am

I am delighted to announce the upcoming celebration of "Reading is Fun Week" in our beautiful territory, which will take place from Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13, 2023, under the inspiring theme, "Reimagining Reading Beyond the Book." This week represents our unwavering commitment to enhancing the literacy skills of our students and fostering a lifelong love for reading.

Remarks by Honourable de Castro on World Teachers’ Day

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 8:04am

Teachers, I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. Today, as we commemorate World Teachers' Day, I am honored to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of you for your unwavering commitment, dedication, and tireless efforts in shaping the future of our beloved Virgin Islands.

Statement By Honourable De Castro On 2023 CXC CSEC Results

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 8:01am

Madam Speaker, I rise to present to this Honourable House the 2023 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination results for the Virgin Islands.

Statement By Honourable B. De Castro On The CXC 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 7:57am

Madam Speaker, fifty years ago, a bold decision was taken to develop the first Caribbean examination body and so the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) was born! Over those 50 years, this regional organisation now serving 16 countries has become one of the more successful regional organisations.

Statement By Honourable De Castro On Safety And Security In Schools

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 7:51am

Madam Speaker, ensuring the safety and security of our schools is paramount to fostering a conducive learning environment for our students. The Ministry of Education remains steadfast in its commitment to this imperative task, recognizing the fundamental role of effective leadership and positive behavioral support programs in addressing the challenges associated with maintaining discipline within our educational institutions.

Statement By Honourable De Castro On Team BVI’s Participation In The First Global 2023 Robotics Challenge

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 7:41am

Madam Speaker, I am delighted to address this Honourable House today regarding the visit of our innovative and dedicated team to the prestigious FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, which was held in Singapore from October 7th – 10, 2023.  Our team’s participation in this event holds great significance, as this was our territory’s first opportunity to participate in a global competition that advances the technology of Robotics.

Statement By Honourable De Castro on the 80th Anniversary of Secondary Education in the Virgin Islands

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 7:33am

Madam Speaker, this year we commemorate the 80th anniversary of secondary education in the Virgin Islands, a milestone that reflects the dedication and vision of stalwart educators and the unwavering commitment of our community. 

Statement by Honourable de Castro on the 80th Anniversary Of Secondary Education In The Virgin Islands

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 6:25pm

Madam Speaker, this year we commemorate the 80th anniversary of secondary education in the Virgin Islands, a milestone that reflects the dedication and vision of stalwart educators and the unwavering commitment of our community.

Statement By The Ministry Of Education On The Conditions Of The Jost Van Dyke Primary School

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 2:22pm

The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, recognises that the Jost Van Dyke Primary School (JVDPS) is subjected to constant flooding when it rains.  For this reason, the construction of the new school, remains an urgent priority and is currently in the final stages of completion.

 

Second Professional Day For Educators

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 10:45am

The Ministry for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, recently hosted another professional day for educators. The day provided primary and secondary teachers with an opportunity to engage ministry officials on the challenges they face in the profession and the best way forward to have these issues resolved.

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