Press Release

Premier's Office
Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Monday, 6 November 2017 - 4:57pm

The staff and students of the Primary Division of the Bregado Flax Education Centre in Virgin Gorda had a special start of their academic year today with the donation of a 4000 square feet semi-permanent structure that will be used as their temporary school.

The structure was purchased by MSC Cruises (USA) Inc, a cruise line which brings more than 40,000 visitors to the Territory annually.  MSC’s Chief Executive Officer and President Mr. Richard E. Sasso handed over the newly installed structure today in an official ceremony.

Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE expressed thanks to Mr. Sasso and his company  described the donation as a remarkable one that serves as a reminder  that everyone must do their little part to make a big difference.

The Premier said, “Today, we thank MSC Cruise lines for helping to ensure that there is continuity in the education sector. I know that this facility will assist the Ministry of Education in achieving its objective of ensuring that our children have continued access to quality education.”

The Premier added, “The donation is also made possible with the help of the Miami-based Manufactures, EventsStar who provided the technical expertise to customize the structure and we say thanks.”

The Honourable Premier charged Principal Kimberly George and her team of teachers and the students to take good care of the gift and make the best use of the facility. 


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747