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Friday 19 January 2018

TTUTA lauds smooth start to new school term

The new school term started off smoothly on Monday with all schools re-opening, with students at only one school being sent home at half day because of a dirty water supply.

So reported Orlando Kerr, Tobago Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association, TTUTA, in a telephone interview with Newsday Tobago on Monday.

“Based upon my own information, all schools across the island has been reopened. Pembroke Anglican was dismissed at half day because there was an issue with the water, they built over the tank stand and the tank that was put in place was not cleaned, so the water was dirty.

“There are some electrical problems at Goodwood Methodist and Mt St George Methodist, those were reported to us but they were not severe enough to affect the functioning of school,” he said.

Meanwhile, President of the Tobago National Maxi Taxi Owner/Driver Association, Cloyd Williams said that all 42 drivers turned up for work to transport schoolchildren to and from school on Monday.

“We went out to work, it was quiet as much children didn’t go out to school. With regards our payments, they paid us two months so we only have basically one week inside which would be the week that school closed in July.

I know that Trinidad was at a standstill, but in Tobago, we are in solidarity with them but we are working and hoping that the issue is resolved,” he said.


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