Parents and teachers at the Signal Hill Secondary School staged a noisy protest outside the school's compound on Friday morning during lunchtime, calling on officials from the Division of Education to address major issues at the school.
According to TTUTA's Tobago Officer Orlando Kerr, the protest action is one of the first steps the union will take to make Tobagonians aware of some of the long-standing issue faced by the island's teachers and students.
Parents of students attending Clarke Rochard Government Primary School are calling on the Education Ministry to fix an electrical problem at their school.
For two months over 600 students have been enduring humid classrooms with poor ventilation and improper lighting.
Parent Camellia Sotio said children were feeling sick in the classrooms because of the heat.
She said since the term opened, students from the lower classes are being dismissed at 11 am but the Standard Five pupils are kept in the heat and darkness until 3 pm.
Two students have been taken into police custody after an ongoing protest at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus over security concerns heats up.
The students chanted, “Attempted rape, not robbery!” before the arrests.
After the arrests, they began chanting “Let them go!” It is unclear why the two students were held and put into the back of police vehicles on the scene.
A group of Preysal residents fear their community may be in of being cut off as part of the main access roadway has caved in, leaving an eight-feet deep hole near the Preysal Bridge.
The pavement where children walk every day on their way to school now also has no support under it and can sink in at any time. The railing along the nearby bridge has also given way and cracks have started developing in houses and walls near the eroded bridge.
Fed-up resident of rural Bon Air Road community, near Tamana, off Sangre Grande, vented their anger over collapsing roads by blocking roads and burning debris.
The action was triggered after an ambulance transporting a patient got hitched on a landslide earlier this week.
Yesterday, school children and workers were unable to get to their destinations as the main access road was blocked off. The road link the Guaico Tamana Road to Cumuto Main Road.