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West End school tents displaced by strong winds

Photograph of the school tents that were affected on Saturday, January 6. (Facebook photo)

Residents were whipped into action on Saturday (January 6) after strong winds displaced temporary school structures on the western end of Tortola.

Primary students living in and around West End have been housed under tents at a field in Capoon’s Bay since Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to Isabella Morris Primary and Leonora Delville Primary.

Saturday’s freak gusts flipped at least one of the tents and left others bent out of shape.

First District Representative Andrew Fahie, as well as other residents, visited the location afterwards to restore the structures to their rightful positions.

The incident comes weeks after First District residents complained that their children were being taught under the tents.

Education Minister Myron Walwyn said this month that ‘contracts have been signed for repairs to the Leonora Delville Primary’ so West End students can be moved back into a permanent building.

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13 Comments

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  1. Observer says:

    Thank God it’s the weekend and those children were not in those tents.

  2. Joe Public says:

    “temporary school structures”?? they are #$%# tents, 4 months on and this is the best we can do. hopeless

  3. friend says:

    I also beleave it could go faster.look at customs in west end,ridiculous. You could Get a trailer ship from Florida in a week.lets go

  4. Hmmm says:

    Once the ndp hands are not in the cookie jar then no needed project moves fast.

  5. Almost Impossible says:

    These people were warned about the dangers the location posed to the health and safety of these children and of course the concerns were shot down. Everything from the nasty porta-potties that weren’t being drained everyday to this very incident.

  6. hmm says:

    why not fix the roof and Capoons Bay School , or use Community Centre in Cane Garden Bay….

  7. Huh says:

    they need to get in a building already. need to fix the roof of LDPS and fix IMPS

  8. First District says:

    We the people of the first district want to thank Hon. Fahie for rallying the community at short notice to help with this emergency. You have done it from the heart because you dropped what you were doing and got into action. Hon. Fahie is a true leader.

  9. Relax says:

    Don’t worry. Be able to set up classrooms in the unused hangars at the airport as soon as the airport expansion boondoggle goes through.

  10. Disgusted says:

    I feel bad for the kids and teachers who have to sit in those disgusting hot soon to be moldy tents.It was hard for me to send my child to Florida for school until this mess gets corrected. A tent? They were better off trying to get some trailers shipped in. You can always put a window AC in the trailers so the kids and teachers dont have to be uncomfortable.

  11. smh says:

    the bvi is a first world destination with a third world government and infrastructure

  12. Amoy says:

    BVI is third world because of all the third world people they let in 😀

  13. Why says:

    Tents??? Why didn’t they get trailers…This is straight up third world country BS

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