Category: Education News

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 […]

Governor Bryan Mourns the Passing of Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull

Governor declares week of mourning, orders U.S. Virgin Islands flags flown at half-staff until sunset on July 10 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor, educator, and historian Charles W. Turnbull Ph.D.: “Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as […]

Virgin Islands Board of Education Extends Condolences On Death of Charles W. Turnbull

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 20th Virgin Islands Board of Education extended condolences to the family and circle of friends of former Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull on Sunday. “He was a great giant of a man with a kindred spirit and a compassionate soul.Turnbull served the Virgin Islands community remarkably well as a statesman,historian, educator, professor, […]

Former USVI Governor Charles W. Turnbull Dies On U.S. Mainland He Was 87

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull died this morning while receiving medical treatment on the U.S. mainland. He was 87. Turnbull, a historian by trade, was elected governor as a Democrat He went on to serve for two consecutive four-year terms, beginning his tenure in January of 1999. Prior to […]

Governors Urge Quick Action On The Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

WASHINGTON — National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force Co-Chairs Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan, Jr. released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The act was introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) and House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and […]

Brackets Announced for 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The brackets and schedule for the 2022 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam were finalized, tournament officials announced Tuesday. The men’s tournament will be played November 18-21 with all games played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center and streamed on ESPN3. The men’s tournament will be a traditional eight-team […]

UVI Board Approves New BS Degrees and Revised Vaccination Policy for Students

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Oran Roebuck as vice-chairperson.  “I thank all of the Trustees for their faith in myself and Trustee Roebuck. We have a lot on our plate, both today and coming up. I do appreciate the confidence,” Board […]

OCS Students Recognized For Service In VING Ceremony

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard saluted all the high school seniors who were honored during the Our Community Salutes – U.S. Virgin Islands annual high school recognition ceremony held at the Sgt. First Class Leonard B. Francis Readiness Center in St. Thomas. “Let me be one of the first to thank you […]

Stony Coral Disease Killing up to 94 Percent of Caribbean Coral

COZUMEL — A new coral disease is quickly circulating in the Caribbean, killing as much as 94 percent of certain types of coral species in the region, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Communications Biology.  Researchers found that an outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) that was first reported in Florida […]