Students at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre are calling on local government to assign a resident physician to Anegada.
However, the high school seniors said not only Anegada needs a resident physician.
“We need a dentist and a resident doctor on all our sister islands,” they said.
The Anegada-based students made the call while competing in government’s Recovery and Development Plan Competition last week. The competition gave students a platform to contribute to the recovery plan that will be effected in the territory.
Improvements in geriatrics, solid waste
The students also called for government to implement other things on the islands.
The scholars lobbied for a retirement home to be erected for the elderly on Anegada. They also said additional resources are needed for solid waste management territory-wide.
“We need more garbage trucks for every island. For example, we don’t have one on Anegada.”
“Another activity is the building of dorms for sister islands [students] who attend H Lavity Stoutt Community College,” the students added.
The youngsters further requested that agricultural studies be included in their school curriculum.