Saturday 22 September, 2018

No need to move Success/Laventille School, Minister says

There is no need to move the Success/Laventille Secondary School, despite the school being located between warring gang territories.  

Speaking at a conference at the Education Towers on Friday, Education Minister Anthony Garcia addressed concerns of parents that they often have to dodge bullets while trying to get in and out of the school.

Garcia dismissed these concerns stating that recent Ministry initiatives went off without a hitch, and without any incidents of crime.

He noted that the recently concluded schools football tournament was crime and incident-free.

"This week we had two very successful sporting events designed to bring the people from the community together. On Monday we had a football competition involving all of the schools. There were no border issues during the events. Absolutety none."

Garcia added that the Ministry is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of students in the area.

“We have an initiative that is referred to as the Laventille/Morvant initiative that principally is designed to address all of those issues that confront those persons that reside in the Laventille/Morvant area.”

The Minister stated that the Ministry has a number of activities planned for the vacation period, including summer camps, which will keep students occupied.

 

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