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Schools vie for $10K in recovery plan competition

PRESS RELEASE: As recovery efforts in the Territory continue following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Ministry of Education and Culture will engage secondary school students of the Territory in the recovery process through a
competition on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

The Recovery and Development Plan Competition takes place at the New Testament Church of God International Worship Centre at 5pm.

The competition will engage grades 11 and 12 students and forms 4 and 5 students from the St Georges Secondary School, Elmore Stoutt High School, Bregado Flax Educational Centre – Secondary Division, Cedar International School, Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies, Seventh-Day Adventist School and the Claudia Creque Educational Centre.

Each school will be represented by a team of 5 students that would have studied the Government’s proposed recovery and development plan for the Virgin Islands that is in circulation.

They would have then used it as a template to create their own recovery plan that would represent the way in which the young people of the Territory would like to see the Virgin Islands redeveloped.

Each team will be judged on:
•Innovation, demonstrated creativity and originality of their plan/idea
•Viability of their plan
•Quality of their presentation and clarity of ideas, and
•Implementation feasibility

The winning school will receive $10,000 that will go towards any project that the students and staff deem essential to the further enhancement of their school.

Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V Walwyn believes that this initiative actively engages the territory’s youth in a way that allows them to think critically about the future development of the Virgin Islands and their role in the process.

“The Recovery and Development Competition allows young people to think critically about their role and the future of the Virgin Islands,” Walwyn stated.

The youth of the Territory play an integral role in the future development and their views must be taken into consideration into the overall redevelopment plan.”

Persons wishing to view the Recovery and Development Plan can do so by visiting the Government’s website at

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  1. Great idea says:

    This is truly great.

    Would this newspaper please publish the Minister’s Plan and perhaps some of the students plans?

    Thank you!

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