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ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

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Barbados has embraced almost 20 schoolchildren from those Caribbean islands ravaged during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria and given them a chance to attend school here.

Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for schools Joy Adamson told the SATURDAY SUN the ministry was trying to accommodate the schoolchildren as best they could.

“Anybody who comes into the island and wants to get children into school goes through a process,” Adamson said in a telephone interview yesterday.

“There is a registration process that we have here especially for those persons and we obviously talk with them and try to see what is the best location for them, then we contact the schools to see if there is space to accommodate them,” she added. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.