Mister Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to recognise the achievements of Virgin Islanders on the world stage.
On June 26, 2021 our very own Mrs. Sophia M. Rubaine aka ‘Sophie B’ was crowned Mrs. Curve Globe 2021. Sophia competed against contestants from Russia, Australia, Canada, the United States, among other places and captured the BVI’s first international crown. This is a source of great pride for the Virgin Islands.
Mister Speaker, I would have made a statement to the Virgin Islands on Tuesday regarding the opening of school, and I believe that it is important that it be read into the records of the this Honourable House, so when future parliamentarians take their place and look back at history, they would know exactly what was done and said in the Honourable House at a specific point in our history.
His Excellency, the Governor Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG, chaired the Virtual Meeting held on 11th August, 2021. All Members were present, with the exception of the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, who was overseas on private business.
Mister Speaker, just last week Thursday I gave an update on the impact of COVID-19 in this Honourable House. I started off that statement by acknowledging the community effort that it took to get us to a place where we could breathe a small sigh of relief because of the downturn in positive COVID-19 cases in the Territory.
Topic: Scholarships (excluding Civil Service Training), Social Security | Posted By: smaduro-skelton
Monday, 16 August 2021 - 12:04pm
Mister Speaker, the Social Security Board had an Award Ceremony to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Nursing Scholarships - Ms. Shenice McKelly and Ms. Stephanie Payne, both of whom will be attending the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, USVI.