CXC REPORTS A DECLINE IN CANDIDATES WRITING CAPE & CSEC

For a second year, the number of candidates that registered to participate in most of the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) suite of exams has fallen. Dr Nicole Manning, Director of Operations, Examination Services Division, revealed the statistic at the Official Release of Results for the June/July 2021 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary … Continued

USVI TEACHER BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGEDLY DRESSING INAPPROPRIATELY DURING VIRTUAL CLASS

The V.I. Dept. of Education said late Tuesday that it has launched an investigation and removed an educator from teaching virtual classes following the circulation of a photo allegedly showing the educator inappropriately dressed while teaching Central High School students. The alleged incident occurred on Tuesday, D.O.E. said. “Our employees are held to the highest … Continued

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WILL SOON START VERIFYING PEOPLE VACCINATED IN U.S. FOR TRAVEL TO TERRITORY

VI CONSORTIUM People who got fully vaccinated in any U.S. state will soon be able to verify their vaccination status through the USVI Travel Portal, a big move announced by Governor Albert Bryan Monday that once implemented will ease the burden for tourists coming into the territory ahead of the upcoming holiday season. Currently, only … Continued

TEACHERS ARE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ‘GLOBAL EDUCATION RECOVERY’ FROM COVID-19

UN News – For the education system to recover from the COVID pandemic, it requires more investment in the well-being, training, professional development and working conditions of the world’s 71 million educators, UN agencies chiefs said on Monday, just ahead of World Teachers’ Day. “Today we celebrate the exceptional dedication and courage of all teachers, … Continued

DOUBLE HOMICIDE REPORTED IN ST. THOMAS

VI CONSORTIUM ST. THOMAS — Two men were shot and killed during an incident in Estate Thomas just before the 10:00 p.m. Sunday, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The shooting was corroborated by V.I. Police Commissioner Ray Martinez. According to the commissioner, the incident occurred in Estate Thomas in the vicinity of … Continued

GOVERNOR BRYAN PREPARED TO LOOSEN COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TERRITORY-WIDE: ‘WE CAN’T DO THIS FOREVER’

VI CONSORTIUM Governor Albert Bryan is ready to ease Covid-19 restrictions in the U.S. Virgin Islands imposed 1 year and 7 months ago, telling the Consortium during an interview Friday that once St. Croix — which is seeing a surge in active cases — gets under control, many pandemic-induced rules will start lifting. “We’re waiting … Continued

44-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, 89-YEAR-OLD MAN BECOME 70TH AND 71ST COVID-19 DEATHS IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

VI Consortium The V.I. Dept. of Health on Monday announced the 70th and 71st Covid-related deaths in the U.S. Virgin Islands, among the a 44-year-old woman. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s seventieth [and seventy-first deaths] … Continued

USVI SENATOR CHARGED FOR RECENT COVID-19 BREACH – COULD BE FINED UP TO $200 OR FACE A MAXIMUM OF 1 YEAR IN PRISON

United States Virgin Islands’ Senator Marvin Blyden has been officially charged for willfully exposing the public to a contagious disease after testing positive for COVID-19. This is according to a media release from the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (DOJ) dated Saturday September 25, which said that Senator Blyden was charged following an investigation with … Continued