Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath is criticising Education Minister Anthony Garcia for not building the Princes Town Presbyterian No. 1 Primary School.
Padarath insisted in a media statement issued Wednesday, that Garcia is practicing politics of spite and discrimination against the children and people of Princes Town.
He said he held several meetings with the PTA and officials of the Ministry of Education on the reconstruction of the school and thereafter the Ministry demolished the dilapidated structure last year.
The Guard and Emergency Branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, has been praised by the Principal of the El Socorro South Government Primary School, after sprucing up the facility.
Over the recently concluded Easter Vacation, several members of GEB spearheaded a beautification and maintenance drive at the school. From Monday 9th to Saturday 14th April, 2018, the officers organised the painting and general cleaning of the school compound and classrooms, in preparation for the opening of the new school term.
Primary school students, including chaperons throughout Tobago are safer today as the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment has completed its Safe School Pedestrian Crossing Zone Review for 2018.
Every year, the Division, by way of the Transport and Traffic Management Committee, reviews the status of road safety within school districts with a view to safeguard the Island’s children.
Through yearly appraisals, the Division can enhance road infrastructure and deploy responsive traffic solutions in close proximity to schools.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says there is further evidence of sabotage to infrastructure at some of the nation's schools.
This, after several pieces of clothing, some of them undergarments, were fished out of the sewer system from the Diego Martin Boys' RC School.
The minister told a news conference today that while sewer problems are common at educational institutions, yesterday's discovery proves that sometimes they are sabotaged.
The minister says there is the strong belief that some people deliberately attempted to disrupt the opening of the school term.
The Education Minister says all schools in Trinidad and Tobago are ready for the reopening of the new school term on Monday.
At a news conference a short while ago, Minister Anthony Garcia said that for the first time in two years, all schools will be ready for the first day.
Repairs were carried out on a number of schools during the Easter holidays.
The minister says principals have assured all repair works have been completed.