Gun violence which on Thursday claimed the lives of two men and a woman and injured a 9-year-old boy in Vieux Fort, has forced the closure of schools in the Southern town.
The Ministry of Education, in a release on Friday, cited ‘the current unstable environment’ in Vieux Fort in announcing the closure of the Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary, Beanefield Post Secondary, Vieux Fort Primary, Vieux Infant and Vieux Fort Special Education Center.
The Ministry said the institutions would be closed on Friday, March 10.
According to the Ministry, the decision came after consultation with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).
It apologised for any inconvenience caused and advised parents and guardians to make all necessary arrangements to keep themselves and their children safe.
Headline photo: Police on the scene in Vieux Fort