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Signal Hill teachers, parents protest

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.

Protest at Clarke Rochard Gov't over electrical problem

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 detained during UWI protest

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.

Protest over hole big enough to fit a person

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.

Stuck ambulance prompts protest

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.

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