This is wonderful news for the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and for healthcare in the territory! The UVI School of Nursing (SON) will soon have a brand-new, state-of-the-art learning facility that will train existing and future nurses. At the official groundbreaking ceremony held this November on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, UVI officials, government dignitaries, students, and guests gathered to celebrate the construction of the 11,800 square foot building that will serve as the learning center for nursing students and house the University’s Health Services Department. VI Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach said at the ground-breaking event, “We are poised to have a quality healthcare system in the Territory with these facilities at our disposal that will be critical in addressing the health needs of the people of the Virgin Islands as well as the health needs of our neighbors in the Caribbean who have no facilities that are comparable to the ones we have here.”

Read the full press release here.