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All Schools Closed Today

Image: Empty bookshelves at the school seem to signal an imminent evacuation.

GOVERNMENT has announced that all schools will remain closed today as a result of the bad weather being experienced here.

According to a government statement, “The St. Lucia MET Services and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) have indicated that St. Lucia is expected to get some heavy rainfall on Thursday September 13 into Friday September 14, 2018.”

The statement continued, “While St. Lucia is not under Tropical Storm Watch or Warning the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations, in consultation with MET Services and NEMO, have decided to take precautionary measures and wish to inform that all schools will be closed on Thursday 13 September 2018.”

An announcement will be made, the statement said, “as it relates to the reopening of schools on Friday and persons are asked to listen for OFFICIAL announcements on the media.”

The statement concluded: “Persons are also asked to stay informed and remain safe, as we prepare for heavy rains associated with the weather system.”

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