Officials close school canteen
STUDENTS?attending the Lester Vaughan School had an additional half-hour for lunch yesterday after the canteen did not serve any meals.
THE?DAILY?NATION?was reliably informed that the canteen was closed yesterday after environmental health inspectors visited its operators.
However, we were unable to reach the senior environmental health officer for the area, who was said to be attending a meeting.
When the?team visited the school, several students were spotted purchasing lunch from two mobile lunch vans in the car park, while parents were also seen bringing lunch for their children.
Principal Diana Wilson confirmed to the DAILY?NATION?that no meals were served at the canteen.
“The canteen is closed but we have made alternative arrangements for our students to get lunch,” she stated, as she walked around the school enquiring from students if they had eaten.
She added that the school had also allocated an extra half hour for lunch but she could not say if the canteen would be in operation today.
Meanwhile over at the canteen, a woman who identified herself as the operator, refused to speak to this newspaper about the situation.