• Today
    July 11

  • 04:26 AM

Public schools closing at noon to facilitate virtual meeting


Added 17 March 2020


The offices of the Ministry of Education. (FILE)

All public educational institutions – from nursery to tertiary – will close at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, to facilitate an online consultation on COVID-19, led by Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw.

The virtual meeting will be streamed live on YouTube at 2 p.m., to allow school personnel to view the proceedings.

To access the meeting, go to YouTube.com/mrdbarbados, and click on the Live Link.

Presentations will be made by representatives from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Pan American Health Organisation and the Ministry of Education. 

Principals/directors, teachers/instructors, non-teaching and clerical staff and school meals workers are invited to log on. Representatives of private schools are invited to participate in this exercise. 

An email address has been created - covid19queries@mes.gov.bb - so that school personnel can submit their questions, which will be addressed during the consultation.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Should the headquarters of a new regional airline remain in Antigua & Barbuda?