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Remarks by Honourable de Castro on Anti-Bullying Week

Saturday, 4 November 2023 - 8:10am

I greet you today with a sense of deep purpose and urgency as we approach an important event in our calendar—Anti-Bullying Week 2023. This week holds immense significance, not only for our educational institutions but for our entire community.

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. 

Governor Rankin's Statement on Law Enforcement Review

Friday, 3 November 2023 - 1:05pm

His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) will arrive in BVI this weekend to begin the fieldwork phase of the comprehensive review of the Territory’s law enforcement agencies.

Remarks By Honourable Smith At The Buy BVI Trade Expo 2023

Thursday, 2 November 2023 - 2:21pm

Ladies & Gentleman, Good Morning.

I am very pleased to see what I would call, the rebirth of the annual Buy BVI Trade Expo after an eight-year hiatus from our calendar of events.

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