Classes suspended at government schools due to bad weather

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Classes suspended at government schools due to bad weather

Government schools island wide were forced to close their doors at 12:00p.m today, due to bad weather.

All classes have since been suspended until Monday, September 22.

An official from the Ministry of Education confirmed that the instruction to suspend classes at all the government school came directly from the Minister of Education Dr. Robert Lewis.

The island has experienced heavy showers during the course of this morning and this is likely to continue later today.

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  1. In this technology era all schools should have parents phone numbers in their system the minister didn't even have to say schools out simple text can do that to every individual school kid presents pa phone zort nee ser vee

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  2. I wish Lucians would read over their comments before submitting. Mel are there different kinds of meteorologist? Since you specifically stated weather meteorologist. How do you know that the Minister did not liaise with the Meteorological office before taking the decision to close schools at midday.

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  3. Ridiculous to close school at midday. So ridiculous. Because of rain? SMH. What was the point. Is best they had shut down the country. If we think about the kids we would never end school so abrupt. Some of us parents not able to listen to radio or use our phones whiles at work. SMH. Every ministry seems to be run by square pegs in round holes. Until a kid does not get hurt or die as a result of such idiotic decisions we won't whats wrong with it.

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  4. Well said JOHN...SERIOUSLY!?!?! U could not have said it better especially the ending of your first comment.

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  5. So what you trying to say "mother and Seriously" is that it is okay for a school to dismiss school without notifying parents... Do you have any idea how many 4 year olds including my daughter who had to figure they way around town becuase there was no one to pick them up at their respective drop off points. Do you have any idea what some bus drivers went through today (because parents were not available to pick up kids)... that is okay i guess since your kids are so grown.. what if my child got knocked down by a bus becuase she was crossing the road and could not understand signs and worst yet what if she started roaming in town and got lost.

    Until something bad happens nobody takes heed.

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  6. If the decision was not taken to send children home, all the complainers would blame the Minister and the Ministry. We are in the hurricane season, and you all should make arrangements for your children. Take a little responsibility for your children.

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  7. For those of you complaining about that the weather is unpredictable. The Minister of Education should have liaised with the weather meteorologist to find out the weather pattern. Two things here: (1). unreliable meteorological office that the minister has no confidence or (2) the Minister as usual cannot plan ahead and make the right decisions about education in St. Lucia. I agree with the parents, that when school is out at unscheduled times it creates problems for parents. If there was proper planning, there would be no school today.

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  8. We St. Lucia no don't know what we want. Thank God that children were sent home early and stop complaining about that you all didn't get notice just think of the things that could have gone wrong if the ministry didn't make a very thoughtful decision like this one than that would be another complain.Just accept it what's done is done half a day out of school will not hate your kids for crying out loud. Smh in disbelief gosh my people.

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  9. You see us Lucians can not be pleased you know the weather is bad so you pay attention to see if school will be dismissed early no body have to tell u so. If it was a gossip or 5% pay cut you will be checking.

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  10. i called my kids school before midday only to be told that they had not gotten any official word for dismissal as yet. i jus happened to hear sum school kids outside my office and a co worker told me not a minute after. i was out the door in no time. c'mon ppl, in weather like that, and if you have kids, keep and eye out and your radio on.

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  11. st Lucians if the rain came and the students were left at home then you would have complained. I have a 7 year old and I tuned into the radio. Get a grip and try to take some responsibilities for your children.

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  12. When it nice...
    Say it twice...
    Thanx John...

    Urll Lucians will find anything to complain about… Gosh it’s the weather its unpredictable… U want early notice.

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  13. Found two little girls at a bus stop today. They could not contact either parent or family members. Who ever came up with the idea of dismissing school early should have broadcasted it earlier.
    This was very careless.

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  14. Urll Lucians will find anything to complain about... Gosh it's the weather its unpredictable... U want early notice

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  15. I am now getting that information, my child have been left unattended for almost an hour since i was never informed about that half day prior to the students being sent home. Parents should be given timely notification so arrangements can be made for our kids...

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    • That Dee - May say, I don’t understand you’ll Saint Lucians. After you claim that you have already been lately informed, you have an EXTRA five minutes to comment on SNO instead of rushing out to pick up your son/daughter, who you claim is unattended for almost 1 hour. SMH

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      • There is no need to send the kids home, if school is suspended then work should be suspended also. There are rules governing children at the workplace in some organizations, so what am I suppose to do as a working parent. Am very unproductive at work right now. By the way where is the rain Mr. Minister

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        • Zort pah sav sah zort vlay! WOW! work comes first "working parent"? Is your employer realy that heartless? Close the schools its a problem, keep it open and the weather worsens its a problem. Chew mama zort tan!

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        • Yea the teachers don't have homes to take care of too and children to pick up too. Yall there as though yall alone that have children.. What are you supposed to do as a working parent? What kind of dumb question is that? You must be one of the parents who leave their children late in the school expecting the teachers to take care of them after school. Some of yall leave your children at home for no goddam reason and some of you do not buy all the books for your children but yall quick to condemn Robert for taking the safety of your children into consideration!! WHOYYYYY LUCIANNNSSSS!!!!

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    • LMAO! I wonder what goes through y'all minds. AA LOL. So who should have called you Dee, the minister or the school? Parents should have be given timely notification...see how stupid u sound? The weather is unpredictable my dear so unfortunately the minister had no time to call Ms. Dee personally. SMH!

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      • Seriously u stupid or what? How the hell do u know what circumstances under which the parents are operating. Shouldn't the school have contact numbers for the parents or guardians in the event there are problems? So the answer would be "THE SCHOOL" u jackass. Mostly all accidents or cases which require urgent attention are unpredictable. Is it not the responsible thing for the school to have contingencies in place for such events?
        Why don't u stop leaving your kids to fate and act the role. Both you and the school are accountable for keeping your children safe!!!!!

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        • And so you expect the school can call indivually every single 500 parents of student right?
          Why not have your kid call you instead of doing all shate with their phones
          foolish woman

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