People of the Virgin Islands, I greet you on this our 25th anniversary of Culture Week here in the Virgin Islands. The very fitting theme is “Revitalizing Virgin Islands Culture.” I have a few crucial things to convey to you.
As Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture it gives me great pleasure today to applaud UNESCO’s efforts in guiding the Education 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals.
I extend greetings to everyone at home and abroad. According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases continue to be on the incline globally. It is expected to surge from 46 percent of the world’s population to 57 percent by 2020. Almost half of the chronic disease-caused deaths are attributable to cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes.
Topic: International Affairs (including the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre) | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 4:19pm
It gives me great pleasure to be here this morning for the launch of this very important project aimed at strengthening our resilience as we continue on our recovery journey following the events of 2017.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, Health Services | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 2:24pm
Good morning. I am delighted to join with the previous speakers in celebration of this highly relevant and timely Emergency Shelter Repair project, which is made possible through the generous financial support of the European Union through its Disaster Fund.
Topic: Autism, BVI Autism Centre | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 1:59pm
Today, October 29 marks the 7th anniversary since the Autism Centre was commissioned and officially began providing services and treatment to children and adults with autistic needs and other learning disabilities in our Territory.