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West End school closed because of strong winds

Remedial work being done to the school tents on the western end of Tortola. (Photo from Myron Walwyn’s Facebook account)

Classes have been suspended at Leonora Delville Primary in Capoons Bay, due to a freak gust that uprooted school tents that housed students enrolled at the educational institution.

Strong winds caused damage to the temporary school structures on Saturday.

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said he is hoping primary students living on the western end of Tortola will not be out of school for more than a day.

“We are working to get things rectified at the Leonora Delville Primary School. There will be no school here tomorrow (Monday) but we will be ready for Tuesday, God’s willing,” Walwyn said on social media site, Facebook.

Primary students residing on the western end of Tortola have been housed under tents since Hurricane Irma caused severe damage to the only two primary schools on that end of the island – Isabella Morris Primary and Leonora Delville Primary.

Walwyn said contracts have already been signed to have the original school campuses repaired so students can be moved from under tents.

“We are waiting on material to get key things done,” the education minister said.

West End school tents displaced by strong winds

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  1. Diaspora says:

    Ok. The storms wreaked their damages in September so by now either the schools could have been repaired or trailers acquired to temporarily housed the students. Nevertheless, if the decision was to use tents, the MEC could have at least procured some sturdy and durable reusable tents and effectively secure them (tie them down). Freak or not the tents should have been able to resist with minimal damage the wind gust that blew through a few days ago. The flimsy tings they put up look like tings people use to go camping or for other reteational uses.

    Geez som bred v can do more better dan dis. Dis nah mek sence mehson! Does the Premier tolerate and endorse this performance? Who is in charge? Look like everyone does as she or he like which means it is a free for all and no one is in charge. Doc is the de jure leader and needs to strongly and decisively act the part.

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