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Junior Minister presents 700+ gifts to local educators for World Teacher’s Day

Teachers across the territory recently received more than 700 donated gifts from Territorial At-Large Representative, Sharie de Castro.

The first-term legislator said she rolled out the initiative in honour and appreciation of the United Nations World Teacher’s Day on October 5.

The former educator said it was only fitting to reward the dedicated teachers in the territory for their contribution to the future development of the British Virgin Islands and said she simply could not let the day pass without giving back.

“I know I hold the title of Honourable. But I came into contact with so many honourable men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day, to impact the lives of our children. Our future in the BVI is brighter because of them. As a teacher at heart, I just wanted to give this simple but special token of appreciation to all of you,” she said.

De Castro who is also the Junior Minister for Trade further said: “I saw teachers who have taught me, teachers who I taught alongside and teachers who I have never met. Yet, it was evident that there was one thing that we all had in common — the desire to make a difference.”

The annual event which first began on October 5, 1966, celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

Among other things, the organisation dictates the rights and responsibilities of teachers along with the international standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, teaching and learning conditions.

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  1. AM says:

    This was really sweet!

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    • LOL says:

      It is! I know she ain tie not one ah dem ting though lol…

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      • @LOL says:

        Like really? How stupid can you be? She’s a Minister for crying out loud? That’s what her team is there for! You couldn’t find anything else to say. Imagine when somebody live the life so good that this is the most negative thing you can say about them. Aight. We got you! Go Shari! Go!

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  2. vip heckler says:

    Walwyn did more and he is gone. The only difference he was a 2 termer and she is a 1 termer

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    • $200,000 CATERER-ER says:

      Walwyn wasted $200,000 each year. That was not necessary. Put the money in teachers’ pockets if you want to spend that kind of money. I am sure each teacher could use a nice $285 Christmas bonus as a thank you. And who catered Walwyn’s function? Who catered it? Enquiring minds want to know!

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      • Interesting says:

        Which VIP crony benefited from this Jr Minister purchasing 700 gifts and gift wrap or gift tie or whatever the pluck you want to call it? Trust me this is all just a show. This Minister should tell us what other ways she is going to boost the territory’s economy and not be here with no apple cider when the country needs a hole lot more boosting! Furthermore is she with the Ministry of Education as well?

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  3. aiR says:

    700 apple ciders? OH OK

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  4. SMDH says:

    A bottle of cider??

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  5. Windy says:

    she will be reelected so easy. We are not going back EVER to the corrupt NDP with a little wall for 1.2M and 7.2m gone in the win for a plane that has not fly.

    Go Minister D, we the youths got you…

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  6. qc says:

    we got you minister D, NDP to dam corrupt

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  7. urgh says:

    If only she would put this much energy into getting the 30+ trade licences that have been stuck in her office for months!

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    • @Urgh says:

      Since you know that is where they are stuck then you go and get them. Technocrats need to stop playing the political game.

  8. Urgh says:

    Why doesn’t she get them approved from holding up people?

  9. 700 says:

    Really? That was necessary? To say how much! Narcissist.

  10. CW says:

    The fact is the BVI could succeed and be an amazing place but STRUPES THROW NEGATIVITY AT EVERYTHING- NO MATTER IF IT IS GOOD NEWS.



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