THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR began on a high yesterday, with more positives than negatives.
From all accounts, most of the children using the Fairchild Street and Speightstown bus terminals got off to an early start, and there were few reports about late arrivals at schools across the island.
The anticipated crunch with not enough buses to service commuters, given the Transport Board’s stated priority on providing school buses, seemingly did not materialise. It was as if everyone moved earlier to minimise the rush hour crush, with even the police reporting that the highways, though congested as usual, were having a relatively smooth flow of traffic.
A visit by Cabinet Ministers Ronald Jones and Michael Lashley to the Fairchild Street terminal around 8:30 a.m. found few students, as many who had gathered from as early as 7 a.m. had already gone.