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Combermere to remain closed

The Ministry of Education has promised to update the parents and guardians of students of the Combermere school during the course of the week on work being conducted to correct environmental issues plaguing the Waterford institution.

The school was closed last Tuesday at the height of complaints of a foul odour, which caused teachers and students to experience problems including headaches, rashes and hoarseness.

In a statement today, the Ministry said a “special taskforce has been identified to monitor and oversee the work over the next week and will continue to monitor the environment at the school.”

It added that the school would remain closed until the Ministry was “satisfied that the investigative and remedial work at the Waterford site is completed.”

The Ministry has however advised parents and guardians of students writing CXC, CSEC, and CAPE examinations in May/June to pay their exam fees at the finance section of the ministry, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St Michael.

 

17 Responses to Combermere to remain closed

  1. Hal Austin November 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    What about the children’s education?

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  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith November 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      You know it is going to get dealt with,and in a very positive manner,so you can stop with your negative attitude…………….they is still hope.

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    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce November 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Michelle Griffith, You definitely need a reality check!

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      • Sherlock Holmes. November 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

        Why does she need a reality check? For her opinion? We already know of your prominent biases Veroniva so nothing done by the ministry as they are not part of your preferred establishment will ever suffice you smh.

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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith November 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Please tell what is that reality check!

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    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce November 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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    • Michelle Griffith
      Michelle Griffith November 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Veroniva Boyce that’s all you got ?????????

      Reply
  3. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar November 20, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Publish the results of the investigative work, in addition to the type of sickness the teachers are suffering from. Let the public know prior to teaching at the school their state of health.

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria November 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Rotflmao….. Why you don’t publish all of yours? The results of every prostate exam, HIV/AIDS test, paternity test, infertility test etc you ever had, since you think that is the public business?
      #johnnypossum

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      • Leroy November 22, 2016 at 1:55 am

        Its a public school, nothing which is of public concern pertaining to gov and its offices should be private, I want the ppl in authority to come forward and admit that cawmere was built on a dump site.

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  4. Carson C Cadogan November 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    CLOSE THE SCHOOL DOWN FOR GOOD. This was done with Louis Lynch school. transfer all staff and students to other schools.

    MATTER FIXED FOR GOOD. Dont spend another red taxpayer cent on it.

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  5. Edmund Harrison
    Edmund Harrison November 20, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    In a Country with some of the highest educated people you really have to wonder where it all went wrong. Clearly the problem was never fixed, more like overlooked, wonder what’s next ?

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    • Hazel Harrison
      Hazel Harrison November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Educated doesnt equate to common sense.. once again its that same old adage the Government mentality someone is sitting doing nothing…50 years we are celebrating but it seems rather than going forward we are going backward…remember how long it took for us to see the report from the Louis Lynch School

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  6. F.A.Rudder November 21, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Thank you Mr Jones I have confidence that your team of scientist and environmental experts will find the sources of this problem.

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  7. Donild Trimp November 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Are there no competent lawyers in Barbados to sue these fools?

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  8. Eddie Forde November 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    As an old combermerean, I say the school has done the right thing at last. It has dithered a bit but correct to close the school and get to the bottom of the problem. The students’s health is paramount and education comes after that.

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