The Government of the British Virgin Islands is currently assessing the details of the European Commission’s pre-assessment work that was published today on the forthcoming list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.
I am Myron V. Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture, and it is with pleasure that I take this opportunity to address educators, parents, students and the general community at the start of the 2016 – 2017 school year.
My fellow residents of and visitors to the Virgin Islands, the recent announcement of five laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika Virus has understandably given rise to some concerns, but there is no cause for undue alarm. We have been monitoring the spread of this mosquito-borne virus across the Americas and the Caribbean region since local transmission was first reported in Brazil in May 2015. When local transmission was later detected in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the neighbouring US Virgin Islands, we anticipated that it would not be long before the virus reached the shores of the BVI.
Greetings Virgin Islands educators and school administrators. Let me offer you all a hearty welcome back from your vacations and wish you in advance, an exciting and successful 2016/2017 school year. It is once again a time for new dreams and aspirations, the opportunity to reflect and make new plans for the success of our students, and another chance to impact the lives of the young people whose education has been entrusted to us.