IN PHOTOS: Fancy gets new school bus after Rock Gutter tragedy
The new school bus arrives at the Fancy Playing Field, where the ceremony took place. (IWN photo)
The government on Thursday officially commissioned a brand new, state-owned school bus to transport secondary school students from Fancy to schools as far south as North Union Secondary.
The 30-seater bus replaces the privately-owned minivan that was destroyed on Jan. 12, when it plunged into the sea at Rock Gutter, resulting in the death of seven students.
The new bus is funded by the Mustique Charitable Trust, which contributed EC$100,000, the National Lotteries Authority (EC$50,000), PetroCaribe (EC$50,000), and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Coreas Hazells Inc., from which the bus was purchased, provided an EC$15,000 discount.