Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Friday, 1 October 2021 - 12:45pm

Demolition work on the Isabella Morris Primary School begins today October 1 in preparation for new development.

Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley said demolition work begins on the building which was deemed structurally unsafe while the Government of the Virgin Islands moves forward with its mandate to rebuild public schools that were severely damaged by the 2017 hurricanes.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the many memories that were created by principals, teacher and students who attended and graduated from the school,” he said, adding, “We will ensure that we honour the strong legacy of this institution, named in honour of one of our education stalwarts, the late Isabella Morris.”

The Minister for Education said his ministry is in the embryonic stages of planning for this site to be developed into a modern facility to house a junior school, and that community stakeholder meetings will be held to discuss design plans and the way forward for this development.  

The public is asked to exercise caution in the area until demolition work is completed. 


Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740