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Education Minister adopts no-tolerance approach to indiscipline among school students

The Ministry of Education says that as a result of measures put in place by the ministry at the nation’s schools, acts of indiscipline have migrated to off the compound and into the streets.

In a statement issued by the ministry Wednesday, Education Minister Anthony Garcia stated: “I am adamant that there will be a zero-tolerance policy on matters of indiscipline. Any student found to be engaging in such acts, in school uniform, once identified will be dealt with accordingly.”

Classes to resume at Princes Town & St Joseph Secondary Schools on Monday

The Ministry of Education says that a delegation from the Ministry and other stakeholders visited the Princes Town Secondary School today and met with teachers and other staff members to discuss plans to resume classes at the school. 

The Ministry says that classes for Forms 4 & 5 will start on Monday 15th January, 2018 while students of Forms 1 to 3 are expected to resume classes on Monday 22nd January, 2018.

The Education Facilities Company Limited (EFCL) was mandated to ensure that all works are completed for the resumption of these classes. 

Minister gives 10 percent of salary to Holy Faith Baptist Tabernacle

Minister of Public Administration and Communications, Maxie Cuffie has presented a cheque which represents ten (10) percent of his salary to Teacher Bishop Susan Trancoso of Holy Faith Baptist Tabernacle.

Minister Cuffie made the decision after visiting the church and hearing an appeal for contributions to renovate the church, one of the oldest in the community.

He said on the day he visited every single member of the congregation contributed to the building fund.

“They do very good work in the community and I felt moved to help them continue that work.”

Minister confirms military vessels an option to fill cargo gap

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says one of the options available to the government to take up the slack when the cargo vessel, 'Superfast Galicia' stops operating, is the use of two military cargo vessels.

Acting prime minister Colm Imbert added, at today's post-Cabinet news conference, that when the government order six vessels from Damen, two were cargo vessels.

Both ministers confirmed that the government is keeping that route as one of the options.

Minister congratulates Coast Guard for role in US$125 million drug bust

Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon is commending the Coast Guard on its inviolvement in a recent multi-million dollar drug bust in international waters.

The bust was made during a joint drug interdiction operation with the United States Coast Guard.

The interception which took place on 16 February, 2017 in international waters north of Paramaribo, off the coast of Suriname resulted in a find of 4.2 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of US$125 million.