Regional News – September 21st 2019

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    A pollutant discovered near to the Sharon Primary School in St Thomas, Barbados has forced the Education Ministry to close the school for another week.

    This was revealed by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw yesterday, hours after parents turned up for a meeting to update them on the state of the school, only for it to be cancelled with no explanation given.

    Sharon Primary and the neighbouring Maria Holder Nursery have been plagued by environmental problems since last year which led to the schools, particularly Sharon, being closed many times.

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    A police investigation is underway to determine the cause of an incident yesterday in which a passenger bus veered off the road and sidewalk, and into the water at The Carenage, St George’s, Grenada.

    Acting Commissioner of Police Edvin Martin has commended those who responded immediately, diving into the water to assist persons who were onboard.

    One female passenger, 65 year old Altrice Theresa De Coteau of White Gate, St John was later pronounced dead at hospital.

    A nine-year old girl also remains in the Intensive Care Unit, however all other persons were reportedly treated and released.

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    Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson says although the ministry has allotted some $120 Million for maintenance work to be completed on the Berbice River Bridge, the work is still at a stand still awaiting some further cooperation from the Berbice River Bridge Company Inc.

    He explained that while the maintenance work on the pontoons is somewhat complex, the ministry has suggested a system to ensure that these can be maintained in a way that would be well within the BRBCI’s resources.

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