Virgin Islanders will be able to receive scholarships at all levels of higher education under a Myron Walwyn-led government.
That is one of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) promises if it is re-elected into government for a third consecutive term.
“We’re going to change some policies because, right now, if you get a bachelor’s degree they tell you they’re not paying for any more any higher up. We got to change that because if you want the service to improve, the people have to be qualified. And so we’re going to do bachelors degrees, we’re going to pay for masters degrees, and we’re going to pay for doctoral degrees so that we have people in the service who can deliver,” NDP Chairman Walwyn said.
He also said a Walwyn administration would foster training within the civil service so select government workers can climb the ranks within their respective departments. He said: “We are going to make sure that whatever outstanding increments there are, we’re going to pay those to the civil service.”
Walwyn, who is Minister of Education, is also promoting increased overseas internships for locals.
“We’re going to ensure that we have more internships because sometimes if somebody gets to go to another country and see how things are done at least for a three-month period, they can come back because they learnt so much,” the minister said.
Walwyn was speaking at an NDP rally at the market square in Road Town on Saturday.
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