Category: Education News

Talk Today On Dietary History, Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The DPNR Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, as part of its V.I. Cultural Month Series, will host a presentation and follow-up discussion on the Dietary History and Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders by Gail Shulterbrandt-Rivera, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the historic Lutheran Chapel in the courtyard […]

UVI Hosts Free Dance Workshops This Week 

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a series of dance workshops this week led by visiting international dance artists Jelon Vieira and Dyane Harvey. UVI students and dance enthusiasts throughout the Territory are invited to attend sessions March 24-26, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix in the […]

‘I Am D. Hamilton Jackson’ Student Artwork On Display At Youth Art Month Exhibit

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that in celebration of Virgin Islands History Month and Youth ArtMonth, the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (DLAM) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Cultural Education will host an exclusive exhibition of the […]

Curating A Captivating Caribbean Jewelry Collection

Caribbean jewelry has a rich history and significance, as is symbolized by an anecdote featuring a Trinidadian woman and famed Nova Scotia missionary, Sarah Morton. When Morton was taken by the beauty of the bracelets of the Trinidadian woman from Princes Town, she asked her if she could buy one. The woman answered that unless she […]

Annaberg Plantation In St. John Houses Some of The Rich Cultural History Of The USVI

CRUZ BAY — In honor of Virgin Islands History Month, Government House highlighted the Annaberg Planation on St. John. The Annaberg Plantation is one of the many St. John’s plantations. “It is our duty to acknowledge the horrific trials and tribulations our African and Virgin Island ancestors endured on the plantations during these times, Government […]

Students Coping With Mental Health Challenges Due To COVID-19: Committee Hears

FREDERIKSTED — Members of the Committee on Education and Workforce Development, led by Senator Genevieve R. Whitaker met in the Frits Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room. Lawmakers received testimony on the following bills: Bill No. 34-0086, An Act amending Title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 10, section 111(a) relating to school health programs to provide mental […]

Teachers, Education Staff Don’t Believe In Vaccines, Putting Students More At Risk For COVID-19 Infections

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With students back to in-person learning as of Monday, the Virgin Islands Department of Education is tasked with implementing its plan for using American Rescue Plan funds to combat pandemic-related student learning loss, and comply with rigid COVID-19 safety protocols among other responsibilities, as first reported in the Daily News. Victor Somme […]

Department of Health Hosts Health Fair In Recognition of Women’s History Month

CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Health (VIDOH) invites the public to participate in a special Health Fair in celebration of Women’s Health Month on Friday, March 18th. The Fair will be held in the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay, St. John from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Women’s Health Services offered will include conversations, […]

Governor Bryan Drops Indoor Mask Requirement Effective Immediately

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan dropped the indoor mask mandate — effective immediately — no longer requiring face coverings indoors. There are a few notable exceptions such as: indoor and outdoor areas at ports of entry; indoor and outdoor areas at public, private and parochial schools and […]

Education Explains Why School Cafeteria Is Being Used For Storage, Rather Than Meals

KINGSHILL — The Department of Education devoted a long, “condescending” exegesis to explain why the cafeteria at the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School is being used for storage space — rather than a space for school children to eat meals. The VIDE also explained that if any repairs have been made to the “aged” Claude […]