Topic: Sports and Recreation | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:24am
Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to give an update on Sports and Recreation in the COVID-19 Era. By now, we are all aware of the health risks caused by this worldwide pandemic. All over the world, professional leagues and sporting events we all enjoy, the NBA, the NFL, and even the Olympics have been shutdown. Recreational facilities, including public pools and basketball courts have been closed due to the threat of transmission of this virus.
Mister Speaker, during the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, I spoke about an exhibition that the Department of Culture was producing. At that time, the Department was planning to display this exhibition in the Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Building, accompanied by satellite exhibitions at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and on our sister islands.
The public is invited to tune in to the Virtual Ceremony for the 2020 BVI National Commission for UNESCO World Poetry Day Competition on June 11 at 6:00 p.m. on the Government’s Facebook Page @BVIGovernment.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture will be discussing the topic ‘Protecting Children in Tough Times’ in its next Facebook LIVE session of A Chat with the Community as it seeks to help parents and students through the challenges of change and online learning.