Category: Education News

Bryan Taps Dionne Wells-Hedrington To Head Education

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has named the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Chief Operations Officer, Dionne Wells-Hedrington, as his nominee to become the next Commissioner of Education. Wells-Hedrington, PhD, is a lifelong educator who has served as a teacher, principal, interim superintendent and  insular superintendent of schools, and she is a resident of St. […]

Panama Teachers End Long Strike That Set Off Wider Protests

PANAMA CITY — Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom today after a month-long strike supported by a number of other sectors that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic over the high cost of living and government corruption. The teacher walkout started what became the largest social protest that Panama had seen in […]

USVI Cannabis Group To Offer Cannabis Career Training, Scholarships

The USVI Cannabis Association says it will partner with Educapital Foundation to offer $1 Million in scholarships for Cannabis Career Training. A $1 Million Scholarship fund will provide scholarships for 1,000 students to receive training in the adult-use Cannabis industry. Each Scholarship award winner will receive $1,000 towards their education. In addition, 50 graduates will […]

V.I. Office of Highway Safety Gives Intoximeter Training, Certification For VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety’s (VIOHS) Police Traffic Services Program provided Intoximeter Training and Certification for 14 members of the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau. The EC/IR II Intoximeter instrument that the VIPD Traffic Investigative Bureau uses during field sobriety testing measures the alcohol content of a person’s breath, especially in cases […]

Marine Conservation Effort Aids Key Fish Species, Study Finds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year marine conservation effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands helped aid the recovery of a fish species important in commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries, a new Oregon State University study found. Red hind, a species of grouper in the Caribbean, historically experienced intense fishing pressure, which led managers to implement progressively […]

34 Graduate From VIPCA Youth Training Marine Programs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VIPCA graduated 12 students age 18-29 years from the five-week VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in June. VIPCA also graduated 22 students age 13-17 years from the two-week Junior Sailing Summer Camp at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. It was VIPCA’s aim since its beginning to boost employment with […]

NSE Recognizes UVI Exchange Student with Achievement Award

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Heather Bruck, who participated in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program when she attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) during the Spring 2022 semester, has been awarded the Bette Worley Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate the best use of their study away exchange participation and includes […]

Senate Lawmakers Get Update on Status of the Limetree Bay Refinery

CHRISTIANSTED — Members of the Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture, chaired by Senator Kenneth “Kenny” Gittens, convened in a meeting at the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room in Golden Rock. Lawmakers were updated on the status of Limetree Bay Refinery (LBR), its recent sale, ownership, and activities at the refinery site.Regarding the sale of […]

UVI Hosts Marine Debris Curriculum Workshops for 37 USVI Educators 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted two educator workshops to demonstrate hands-on, interactive lessons from the newly released USVI Marine Debris Curriculum. The curriculum includes 12 lessons for middle and high school students and highlights marine debris composition and abundance, sources and transport, impacts, and solutions. It also spotlights 16 locally […]

UVI Graduate Awarded Prestigious Public Health Fellowship

Program provides an opportunity to participate in the policy process at the federal level  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Berlina Wallace-Berube, a three-time alumna of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been named to the 2022-23 cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows.  Wallace-Berube was selected following a national competition among highly […]