This is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL).
The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) is currently overseeing the construction of the buildings to house the senior division of the Elmore Stoutt High School.
“This facility which is composed of two classroom blocks, a specialised technical block and an administrative block, has been designed to exact specifications given to the RDA by the Ministry of Education.
“As of today, this building is approximately seventy percent complete,” Hon de Castro said during the Sixth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on July 21, 2022.
She said works outstanding "are mostly finishes," including some rendering, finishing of floors, installation of windows and doors, bathroom facilities and external works including a parking lot and road infrastructure.
“Madam Speaker I would like to convey my profound appreciation to the Board of Directors of the RDA and the professionals within the RDA and the Ministry for their commitment and tireless effort in executing this project to what is clearly a very high standard.
“This project Madam Speaker, by the feats achieved thus far in its execution, is a testament to the will and drive of the Virgin Islands people to work with each other to accomplish great things, and in this case for our most treasured resource; our young people,” Hon de Castro stated.