Category: Education News

Despite Major Setbacks From Hurricanes Irma and Maria, UVI’s Research & Technology Park Sees It’s 50th Tenant

HORROR SHOW: UVI’s Research & Technology Park sustained major damage after Hurricane Maria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The UVI RTPark, the Specialist Economic Development Program of the Virgin Islands, reached a milestone this week – despite significant damage suffered from Hurricane Maria – with the addition of the 50th client to its network. The Board of the RTPark this […]

Displaced By Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Teachers Face Challenges On The U.S. Mainland

[ad name=”HTML-68″]   WASHINGTON — With many teachers among the thousands of residents fleeing Puerto Rico for the mainland after Hurricane Maria, school districts in Florida, Texas and New York say they are working to streamline the certification process in the hopes of adding Puerto Rican teachers to their classrooms. But for many of the […]

Bull And Bread Day Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years … Event Celebrating The Life Of D. Hamilton Jackson Hopes To Come Back Next Year

FREDERIKSTED — For the first time at least 30 years, Bull and Bread Day has been canceled. The annual Liberty Day celebration and feast in Grove Place that celebrates the life and legacy of D. Hamilton Jackson will have to go on next year thanks to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The event was canceled due […]

BEATEN TO THE PUNCH? San Antonio Considering Name Change of Secondary School To ‘Tim Duncan High School’

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN ANTONIO — Imagine going to “Tim Duncan High” where the fundamentals of learning are key. How about “Gregg Popovich High School” where students are taught to check their egos at the door and to keep pounding that rock. A Texas school trying to shed its Confederate ties is considering changing the name […]

USGS Biologist Starting Over After Hurricane Irma Damages Her Home, Office and Research Site

DIRT HURTS: Sediment can smother corals, but Hurricane Hole has no sediment-bearing freshwater streams. Its clear waters are habitat for an entire community of marine life, including Montastrea corals and squirrelfish. (Photo: Caroline Rogers, USGS) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Coral reef expert Caroline Rogers was the only USGS employee in the Virgin Islands when […]

Billionaire Richard Branson Says Region Needs A Marshall Plan To Rebuild After Hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A plan by British billionaire Richard Branson to lead a post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean, with a focus on clean energy projects, may include debt relief negotiations mediated by the International Monetary Fund. Branson is spearheading a plan to help nations in the region recover after Hurricanes Irma and […]

State University of New York Offers In-State Rate Tuition To Students From The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — The State University of New York will offer in-state tuition to students from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as requested earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. SUNY trustees, in a special meeting Friday, unanimously approved a resolution amending the residency requirement for students attending or planning to […]

Students In The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Qualify For Discounted Tuition At New Jersey University Because Of Irma and Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] NEWARK — College students in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico whose studies have been halted by the recent hurricanes are being offered an educational lifeline by New Jersey City University, according to New Jersey dot com. The state college in Jersey City is offering those students tuition-free study this semester and a […]

Young Teacher With Amnesia Like Jason Bourne Character Disappeared On St. Thomas Last Month And Hasn’t Been Found After Hurricane Maria

MISSING EIGHT DAYS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA: HANNAH UPP CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young schoolteacher with a rare form of amnesia is feared dead after she disappeared in St. Thomas last month and remains missing to this day. Hannah Upp was last seen leaving her apartment on St. Thomas about 8 a.m. on Sept. 14. Hurricane Irma […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: People With Special Needs Should Get Special Consideration During Emergency Conditions

[ad name=”HTML-68″] LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Dear Honorable Governor Mapp, It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support of our most vulnerable population that I am taking this moment to thank you and your staff for the remarkable job of airlifting the ill and injured off of St. […]