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Mudflows are a major risk in areas north of the Rabacca Bridge during period of heavy downpour, such as here in Noel on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (Photo: Richard Robertson/Facebook)

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The Ministry of Education late Wednesday night urged that students north of the Rabacca Bridge and those who travel from or within the Grenadines to stay at home on Thursday.

The advice comes as inclement weather associated with the strong tropical wave continues to affect the country.

“…  parents and guardians are advised that students who travel to school from north of the Rabacca Bridge and between the islands should remain at home,” the ministry said in a statement. 

“This refers to students traveling from a Grenadine island to mainland St. Vincent or a Grenadine island to another Grenadine island.”

The ministry noted that a flash flood watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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Earlier on Wednesday, the SVG Meteorological Services said pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of light rain, gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated as a strong tropical wave continues to affect the country.

“So far, rainfall in excess of an inch has already been recorded at various stations across the mainland and models suggest that an additional accumulation of approximately 2-3 inches with isolated higher amounts in mountainous areas are possible within the next 24 hours,” the National Emergency Management Organisation said.

A flood watch is issued when conditions are favourable and there exists the possibility of flooding during the watch period. This flash-flood watch may be upgraded to a warning if it becomes necessary.

2 replies on “Students north of Rabacca Bridge, Grenadines urged to stay at home on Thursday”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I hereby submit the following article for publishing. I didn’t see the email to contact you. Thank you.
    Georgina George

    The Strap Used in Schools!

    I am calling on the Ministry of Education to reexamine the strap used in schools. I am of the opinion that the strap is too thick. A teacher may exert a little force when using the strap on an ill-disciplined student, yet the strap can inflict damage to the student. Worse yet, there are teachers who exert much force when flogging a student. Imagine the extent of damage that can be inflicted on a student who is flogged!
    So I am kindly but strongly urging the Ministry of Education to either reduce the thickness of the strap used in schools or abolish the use of the strap altogether.
    Parents and guardians, please take the time needed to train your children properly so that teachers and principals will have less disciplinary problems to deal with in both primary and secondary schools. This is a serious matter of concern.
    Georgina George

  2. The ministry of Education says? Lord SVG is a hopeless case on all fronts. Putin Man will soon turn you all into cannibals, he done tun aryo into pedophiles and drug addicts.

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