Inclement Weather Forces Closure Of Schools

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On Monday, Saint Lucia’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Fiona Philip-Mayer, announced the closure of schools due to the inclement weather, noting that the Island had experienced rainfall throughout the night.

“And so we need to assess the schools. In some instances, we have had flooding,” Philip-Myer explained.

However, she observed that the decision to close schools was to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone.

“We also would have liaised with the Met Office, with NEMO and through the office of the Minister reference this school closure. Kindly note that regional examinations – CAPE in particular continues for the day. So for all of our students doing CAPE we really wish you all the very best as you manoeuvre safely to your exam centres with the support of your parents,” the Chief Education Officer stated.

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She encouraged everyone to stay safe and ensure a day that was not incident-filled but calm.

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  1. Funny thing is, some parents were already on their way down to work at 7 with their kids when they were informed. Not one drop of heavy rain in my area since.

    • Of what majority?? School is about to close. The rest of the school population found it easier to remain home. Those parents must have been relieved. Luciana complain about everything.
      Bet y’all would have accepted the advice and stay home too.
      Or better yet say ” I’m coming to work, I must”

  2. so schools get to be closed down for “SAFETY” reasons but the students sitting CAPE have to thug it out? makes sense… Added on pressure of having to “maneuver” through this weather is just what those students need to excel in this exam.


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