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Endless potential! Even HLSCC could have classes at new JVD facility

Education Minister Sharie de Castro

Education Minister Sharie de Castro said she believes there are numerous possibilities open to members of the Jost Van Dyke community now that there is a multipurpose facility in the works.

A contract was awarded to Quality Construction for more than $4 million recently to build a multipurpose facility that is expected to accommodate students of the Jost Van Dyke Primary School, as well as serve as a recreational facility and a meeting space for community activities.

While speaking at a pre-construction meeting with members of the community on the island recently, de Castro suggested that it would not be far-fetched to have persons engaged in secondary education at the facility and even accommodate students of the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in some capacity as well.

De Castro said the plan for the project has taken into consideration the growth and the overall reality of wanting to secure the educational future of the island’s children, “not just on the primary level but also potentially secondary and .., having a space for tertiary classes as well.”

“Technology is very much present and so there’s a potential even for dialogue to take place to see how HLSCC could use technology to have classes over here as well,” the Education Minister stated.

She added: “I believe the potential is great and I believe that it’s important that as we seek to cement the legacy of education on Jost Van Dyke, we look at it not just based on what they’ve had in the past, which is primary education, but we look to see how we could incorporate secondary, tertiary and other opportunities that the college could potentially offer.”

The minister pointed to the fact that the island is one of the territory’s tourism hot spots and asked how the hospitality programme at the HLSCC could be leveraged to the island’s advantage to allow for classes to take place there as well.

“I think the potential is endless and I believe having the facility allows for those conversations to now take place so that we could move this forward,” she stated.

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  1. Hmm says:

    What a clueless young lady.

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  2. another one termer says:

    Stop trying to justify stupidity

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  3. Tea cup says:

    Please get these children out of government. Too much at stake right now. We need more competent and experienced people right now.

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  4. jim jones says:

    girl shut the f**k up…we want to hear nothing from you. you a disgrace to us we trusted you with our “X”

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  5. Ms DeCastro says:

    Very good ideas. Love your thinking. Distance should not be a reason for residents to not have tertiary education available locally in this modern era.

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  6. Licher and Sticher says:

    Member of the Unified A**Clowns. Lead of the s***idest premier of all times. We in trouble Buddy

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  7. Send help Jesus says:

    Go back to teach poetry please. At least you were good at poems.

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  8. Paper clips says:

    What you all did in Jost Van Dyke makes absolutely no sense. Stop trying to justify stupidness. You will never have enough children in JVD to justify a school of that size. It’s just nonsensical. You just have to take a look at the school in Anegada and you will see and that school has more children than JVD school. Also, why would HLSCC come over JVD for a few children or adults? It’s makes far more sense for them to come to Tortola to benefit from the full number of classes available. Even if HLSCC did come they could have used the same classrooms in the evening that the students used in the day. What’s your point? It is a waste!

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  9. IS SHE ON SOMETHING ??? says:

    I HOPE NOT , SITTING IN THE SRMTREET WAS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME , THE PUPPET MASTER HAD THEM AGREEING TO EVERYTHING HE SAID , SO WE AIN’T SURPRISED 🤨

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  10. Help us all says:

    GIRLLLLLL, YOU AND THIS GOVERNMENT GOTS TO GO. WE THE PEOPLE SIMPLY CANNOT TAKE THIS NO LONGER. I SEE A SIMMERING VOLCANO IN THE BVI GETTING READY TO SPEW HOT LAVA VERY SOON.

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  11. No time to be silent says:

    You see you people on these blogs and especially the management of BVI News (who allows things like this to be posted) who believe that you can call people whatever you feel hiding behind your keypads on your phone and computers your arrogance is deafening. Take your X and give it to yourself because if I was de Castro I wouldn’t want it. All the names that you are calling her that is you. And not all of us are stupid like you the one person who change your blog name to attack de Castro. Grow some b**ls and tell her to her face.

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  12. Please says:

    You are the volcano and your stupidity erupts every day!!

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  13. @Hmmm says:

    Tell her to her face coward!!

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  14. @No time to be silent says:

    You are here claiming that people are hiding behind their keypads yet you failed to provide your name. Given the aforementioned your contribution immediately lacks any credibility.

    Secondly, most of the views expressed thusfar are simply the cry of a “fed up” territory. We have given our elected leaders a chance to advance the BVI but look where we are today.

    As for some of our leaders no doubt they are intelligent but there is a misconception that intelligence means innovative and strategic which are the two essential ingredients needed to develop the BVI.

    THE BVI is in trouble we need to select better leaders. As I said before last election this lady was not a good choice.

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  15. Senegal man says:

    The affidavit from Andrew Fahie’s case tells you exactly how we ended up with people like this leading our country. The same power they used to get there is the same power that will bring them down.

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  16. Ms. Dive says:

    @no time to be silent, including yourself. Why did you not print your real name when you post your blog. Simply shut up already STUUUUPID.

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  17. Fashion police says:

    @no time to be silent, so if someone tells her to her face what is she going to do? Stay silent and walk away?

  18. Poet says:

    There was a young girl called DeCastro
    Who thought she was better than Crisco
    Not quite as greasy but left us uneasy
    Cos Fat Albert was her best amigo.

    She tried to pretend she was cleaner
    But we saw through her plastic demeanour
    All sound bites but clueless
    She turned out to be hopeless
    And ended like Anthony Weiner

    I’m here all week. Try the veal.

  19. C Malone's clone. says:

    I like your poem at @Poet

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