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Ivan Dawson was ‘completely flooded’

While persons continue to clean up the Ivan Dawson Primary School that was ‘completely flooded’ during heavy rainfall on Monday, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said repair works are to be expedited on a leaking roof at the institution.

Just this morning, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, who is the elected representative of the Cane Garden Bay area where the school is located, appealed for help.

“The Ivan Dawson Primary School was completely flooded, and we are seeking persons to assist with the clean up efforts,” he said, adding that the cleanup would have taken place today, August 11.

Meanwhile, in an interview with BVI News Online this morning, the education minister, Walwyn, stated that members of the community are helping.

“We thought that we had a major one (problem) at Ivan Dawson Primary School because of the flooding that existed in that area of the school. We had some flooding, but the community came out and was able to help, and we are doing our part as well in terms of making sure the school is clean.”

“There was some leaking in parts of the roof there – that was already work that was scheduled to be done during this summer holiday anyhow, so we are going to accelerate that work and make sure it’s done.”

Except for Ivan Dawson Primary and Elmore Stoutt High, all other public educational institutions seem to be in relatively good condition, Walwyn indicated.

“All the other schools seem to be in order. We are going to check Virgin Gorda who we hear had a little leak at Bregado Flax, and we are gonna try to get it fixed. But the schools are pretty much under control,” the education minister told BVI News Online.

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