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Premier Smith: Youth Urged To Help Set Public Agenda

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 4:00pm

Good morning

Today we are here to officially launch the Virgin Islands National Youth Policy, and recognise the 2015 recipients of the Virgin Islands Emerging Fellow Award.

Remarks By Honourable Myron V. Walwyn: Fostering Youth Development

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 3:15pm

Today’s youth is the fastest growing demographic in the world’s population. According to a report from the World Bank, countries that invest in their youth have the opportunity to see a surge in economic growth. Those that do not invest in the lives of their young citizens, experience tensions that present obstacles to any growth.

Creating Partnerships In The Tourism Industry

Friday, 24 April 2015 - 4:45pm

In 2012, my Government started a conversation with Rosewood Little Dix Bay Hotel and Resort to partner in developing the human resources of this Territory in the areas of hospitality and tourism.

This initial conversation which has blossomed into a memorandum of understanding to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands, specifically BVIslanders living and working on Virgin Gorda. I see as important for several reasons:

Remarks By Premier Smith - Building On A Thriving And Sustainable Financial Services Sector

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 12:30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media, Good Morning.

On March 12, 2015, I laid a report in the BVI House of Assembly titled “Building on a Thriving and Sustainable Financial Services Sector in the British Virgin Islands”.

At that time, I explained that my Government commissioned the internationally respected consulting firm of McKinsey and Company to develop a pragmatic strategy and implementation plan that would chart a new direction for our financial services industry.

Remarks: Minister Walwyn Encourages Support for Library Week 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015 - 11:00am

Greetings, I am Myron V. Walwyn, Minister for Education & Culture. In support of Library Week 2015, I am pleased to offer these remarks to encourage all residents to support, utilise and visit our public libraries.

Remarks: Minister Vanterpool Pleased With Loan For Roads And Infrastucture Works

Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:15am

I am pleased to welcome you here today, as we sign a Loan Agreement between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the BVI Social Security Board, for $16 million, to facilitate the development of the road network infrastructure throughout the Territory.

Remarks By Minister For Education And Culture Delivered By Mr. Arthur Selwood

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 5:15pm

It is a pleasure to be here this morning to address the individuals who will chart the future for our Territory. The 21st Century comes with many opportunities and an equal amount of challenges. The individuals who will positively impact the progress of our society are tasked with finding the correct balance in their lives.

Education Minister’s Remarks for the Healthy Schools Intervention Programme Workshop

Monday, 13 April 2015 - 4:30pm

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) indicates that  traditionally  government health ministries and education ministries work separately with different goals. However, there is mounting evidence from across the world which shows that these ministries are interdependent and are more and more forging ties to work together. 

Remarks By The Minister For Education And Culture For the Virgin Islands Stars In Education Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 3:45pm

Teachers, I am grateful to have this opportunity to join you all in some down time as we come together as a Ministry, but also as a community to acknowledge the hard work of educators throughout our Territory.  Tonight we say thank you for all that you do.

Many of you have found your way to the teaching profession via varying routes.  However, I have often heard many educators say that they have been inspired to teach because of the genuine curiosity and practicality of students, especially those that are in the early grades. 

Remarks By Minister For Health And Social Development At The Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre Contract Signing and Ground-breaking Ceremony

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 11:00am

My Fellow Virgin Islanders and friends, today is an exciting day for the Government and people of the Virgin Islands, and for the people of Virgin Gorda in particular, as it marks a crucial milestone in our quest to strengthen the delivery of health services on the Sister Islands. As we gather here to witness the Contract Signing and Ground Breaking for the Nurse Iris O'Neal Medical Centre, we are witnessing a very big step towards our dream of a world-class healthcare system, and better health outcomes for the people of the Virgin Islands.

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