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Friday 14 August, 2020

Parents of Claxton Bay Junior Anglican stage fiery protests

At the start of the school term this Monday, parents of students attending the Claxton Bay Junior Anglican School staged fiery protests after the Government failed to provide transportation to the temporary location.

The 100-year old school was shut down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 4, 2019, due to unsafe conditions. Arrangements were made for some of the students to attend classes at the Marabella Junior Secondary School with transportation provided by the Ministry of Education. However, according to reports, this was not done. 

In a Facebook post, Point-a-Pierre MP David Lee said parents are frustrated as he called on the Government to provide solutions to the problem.

"I am imploring both Ministers of Education to do the right thing for the people of Claxton Bay. I am imploring them to stop the neglect and turmoil they have placed upon both parents as well as students of the Claxton Bay Junior Anglican School."

He added that parents had been patient but are unable to remain passive any longer.

"The parents of this school and residents of Claxton Bay have been very patient with this Government but this morning, given the constant broken promises, the parents couldn't take it anymore. They couldn't take their children being ignored and disregarded anymore, thus resorted to this type of protest!"

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