As the Carnival season comes to an end, Education Minister Anthony Garcia is reiterating his call on parents to send their children to school on Ash Wednesday and the rest of the week.
“Parents need to ensure that they are sending the right message to their children. Do not keep your children at home. There is school after Carnival. Do not deprive them from teaching time, especially as they prepare to write the SEA, CSEC and CAPE exams,” he said.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is disturbed about a video on Instagram which shows the suspended Diego Martin North Secondary School girls boasting about their deeds.
The video on Instagram Live shows at least two of the girls who were at home due to the suspension "bigging up" their drug supplier while boasting that their exploits which were shared numerous times on social media had made them famous.
Responding to the video Minister Anthony Garcia said he was greatly disturbed by the video and confirmed that their suspensions have been extended.
What does the Swedish pop group ABBA have to do with Christmas?
Some may say nothing seeing that the ABBA group, formed in 1972, never officially recorded any official Christmas songs.
However, last Friday, students of Windermere Private School successfully presented their Christmas Musical with an ABBA-themed nativity called A Bethlehem Baby Arrives.
The Ministry of Education is commending the Police Service and by extention, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for upholding the commitment to strategic partnership in ensuring that there is safety, and further, accountability for actions in schools.
The Ministry issued a statement Friday in reference to the Princes Town West Secondary students who have been charged with assault and released on bail.