Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands for the duration of the Government’s term in office.
Topic: Education, The Public Service, Virgin Islands History | Posted By: lstevens
Thursday, 23 July 2020 - 2:46pm
Former Chief Education Officer, Dr. Angel Smith has returned to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture and will lend his expertise in researching and documenting Virgin Islands’ history.
Mister Speaker, I am grateful for the opportunity to update the people of the Virgin Islands on the plans for a 2020 Emancipation Festival. Many persons in the community have been questioning whether this would ever be a reality due to the complications caused by COVID-19. I can reassure the fine people of this Territory that there will never be a time while I am sitting in this Ministerial seat that we will not celebrate our emancipation from slavery in some way, shape, or form. Our ancestors worked too hard for too long and went through too much to be ignored.
The public is notified that the portion of Station Avenue road in the area of the Road Town Police Station to the Red Cross Building will be temporarily closed on Thursday, July 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to facilitate the Althea Scatliffe Primary School’s virtual graduation ceremony.