Today, we engage another phase of our plan. We move another step forward in the phased reopening of our borders and our tourism industry in this COVID-19 era – in the New Regular of living and working with this unpredictable virus.
Topic: Education, Novel Coronavirus, Public School | Posted By: aphillip
Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 10:35am
Good day and God’s blessings to all. As we continue in our fight against this global pandemic, which has crippled economies across the globe and shutdown schools from the east to the west, it is important we adopt a spirit of thanksgiving for how God has kept us safe. Our health officials have worked hard to keep up safe, and for this we are grateful. The cooperation of the public has been key in our fight against COVID-19, and I kindly ask that we do not get weary in well-doing. Stay safe by following the protocols of wearing our masks, hand washing frequently and practicing social distancing.
It is indeed my pleasure to warmly welcome you to today’s Development Partner Forum that has brought us together for dialogue and partnership under the theme, ‘Investing in Higher Education to Build More Diversified and Resilient Post-COVID Economies in the Caribbean.’
Topic: Education, House of Assembly, Novel Coronavirus | Posted By: aphillip
Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 4:41pm
Mr. Speaker, it is my duty to update the people of the Virgin Islands on the phased reopening of schools. During my statement on the reopening of schools on Tuesday, 25th August, 2020, I announced that our phased plan to reopen schools was derailed due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the Territory. I also stated that this decision would be reviewed in the weeks that followed. Since then we have had dozens of active cases. Through the leadership of the Minister of Health and the HEOC team and the cooperation of the public, we have been able to contain this latest outbreak of the Corona Virus, and for this we give all thanks to God! But we are not out of the woods yet, and, Mr. Speaker, I encourage everyone to remain vigilant and adhere to the various health and social distancing guidelines as we continue in our efforts to combat the virus.