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Vincy officials to help with passports, schooling

Government officials from St Vincent and the Grenadines are visiting the territory to help with the replacement of passports, and to assist children of Vincentian parentage in relocating to that country to continue their education.

Meetings to facilitate the aforementioned assistance will be held on the islands of Virgin Gorda and Tortola tomorrow, October 17.

The move comes as the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, continues to struggle to provide comfortable accommodation for students.

Five of the territory’s 16 public schools have been deemed unusable, forcing authorities to relocate to temporary locations, to further delay the start of the school year, and to introduce a shift system. Some schools reopened exactly a month after the September 6 hurricane; the others are expected to open on November 6.

Shortly after Hurricane Irma, the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines offered to accommodate BVI students.

The BVI government today announced that representatives from the Ministry of Education in St Vincent will visit in relation to their offer.

They will be at the New Testament Church of God in Baughers Bay, Tortola, at 4pm tomorrow, October 17. The meeting on Virgin Gorda will be at 2pm – also tomorrow – at the Sanctuary of Hope.

“Individuals with damaged passports must bring the damaged passport when making the application.  Person with lost passports must walk with a valid Vincentian identification,” the BVI government announced.

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