Anthony Garcia

Garcia: “Ministry and Police not giving up on nation’s children…”

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, says the Ministry of Education has not given up the fight to bring back discipline and ensure a peaceful environment in the nation's schools.

Speaking on The Morning Brew show today, the education minister confirmed that the ministry has been working closely with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and his team, to find solutions to the increasing indiscipline and violence in the nation’s 700-plus schools.

Gunmen cause havoc at SEPOS School

Gunmen climbed onto rooftops of the Plannings at Upper and Lower Nelson Street and were firing off "warning/message" gunshots at each other on Wednesday morning, when five stray bullets ended up penetrating a classroom at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School.

One of the bullets ricocheted and grazed a female teacher on the hand, while another bullet went just over the head of a pupil while he was sitting his end of term examination. The bullet missed his head by mere centimetres.

Garcia’s wish: “Every child receiving quality education at any school in T&T…”

Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.

In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.

The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.

The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…

Funeral Service today for Sat Maharaj, Maha Sabha Sec-Gen

The funeral service for the long-serving Secretary-General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj, took place today.

With hundreds in attendance, the service started just after his body arrived at Maha Sabha headquarters in St Augustine at 8.27 am on Tuesday.

As his body was brought in, pundits and the congregation sang the theme song of the Maha Sabha, Kaho Ek Baar.

Reality struck one young woman who rushed to the front where his body was being placed with tears in her eyes. The realisation of the loss of a man she saw as a guru was too much for her.

Garcia: Nothing sinister in scholarships delay

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says there is nothing sinister regarding the as yet-unannounced 2019 CAPE Scholarship results.

Seeking to reassure students and their parents, Garcia said, “We have to make sure we are very careful in deciding.”

“The performance of our students has been very good, excellent in fact. And therefore we have to make sure that in making these decisions we give everybody an equal chance.”

GARCIA: Tobago father’s actions must be condemned

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, has condemned the actions of a Tobago father who joined in a fight among school children from Roxborough Secondary School, to protect his daughter from harm.

Minister Garcia was commenting on the recent video which went viral in social media, and assures that the matter is being investigated by the THA Chief Secretary, Kelvin Charles, who has responsibility for education matters in Tobago.

Why no charges against school bully?

A Guayagua­yare moth­er wants Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to find out why his of­fi­cers have failed to charge a stu­dent who slashed her daugh­ter’s face, leav­ing her with par­tial fa­cial paral­y­sis.

Garcia assures school woes will be fixed

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion An­tho­ny Gar­cia said yes­ter­day he is hop­ing to get a re­port from the Min­istry of Works be­fore the end of this week on the di­lap­i­dat­ed main build­ing of the Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec­ondary school, in or­der to com­mis­sion work on the school’s cen­tral block.

He said de­pend­ing on what the re­ports con­clud­ed, class­es for the school may be moved to a lo­ca­tion close to Her­itage Pe­tro­le­um Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed.

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