Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
Release Date:
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 4:02pm

The Ministry of Education and Culture, in collaboration with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will launch the Financial Services Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Syllabus tomorrow, November 3.

Acting Premier, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering; Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn; Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance, Mrs. Lorna Smith, OBE; CXC Registrar, Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch; and CXC Assistant Registrar, Dr. Annette Piper will deliver remarks at the ceremony which begins tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

Persons can watch the event LIVE online via YouTube link -

Financial Services was introduced as a compulsory subject into the curriculum of Virgin Islands secondary schools in the latter part of 2012.  Later, the Ministry of Education and Culture initiated discussions with CXC for the development of a Financial Services Syllabus at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level. With the help of technical experts from the Virgin Islands and around the region on the subject, the CAPE Financial Services Syllabus will be ready for examination in 2017.

The Ministry of Education and Culture is committed to ‘Creating a Culture of Excellence’.


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Ministry of Education and Culture
Phone: 468-3107 Ext 3353