Parents at Couva West Secondary stage protest

Angry parents of students attending the defunct Couva West Secondary School are demanding that an immediate solution be found to house students.

Parents demonstrated outside the school at Baliser Street on Thursday, after a meeting with Education Minister Anthony Garcia flopped when the minister failed to show.

Children’s Authority: Vaccinate your children against the flu

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is appealing to parents and guardians to ensure their children’s safety from the influenza virus.

In a news release, the Authority is reminding parents and guardian that children, particularly those five years and under, have been categorised by the ministry of health as one of the groups vulnerable to the virus.

The authority says all precautions should be taken to ensure their protection, including vaccination. 

Another protest over conditions at Edinburgh Government Primary

Parents and teachers of the Edinburgh Government Primary School are expected to stage a protest in-front of the school, today, with support from the Oilfields Workers Trade Union.

Guardian Media understands that since the school reopened in September, several students have fallen ill with rashes, respiratory problems, severe itching and asthma attacks.

And last Wednesday, a teacher was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility after she collapsed at the school, moments after complaining about feeling nauseous and dizzy.

Parents seeking to raise $15 million to rebuild school

Having waited for four years on the government to rebuild their demolished school, parents of pupils attending Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 are now on a mission to raise $15 million to rebuild their school themselves.

They have already secured a design, obtained permission from the Presbyterian Primary School Board and are in the process of organizing fundraisers to attract supporters both locally and abroad.

The completed designs were on display at the University of T&T Tarouba campus.

Parents protest at Preysal Government Primary School

Over 100 parents of the Preysal Government Primary School staged a noisy protest outside the school's compound this morning.

The parents say the facility is a health hazard and cited a ruptured sewer line and rat infestation as just some of the issues affecting their children.

However, despite this morning's action, the Education Minister says officials have given the facility the thumbs up.

Jesse Ramdeo tells us more.