Saint Jean says all students now back at school

The government has completed temporary housing for families who were at the Dominica Grammar School since Maria

Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, has revealed that all students are back in the classroom in “one way, shape or form” following the passage of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island in September 2017.

Last week Friday he said the government’s goal of finding temporary homes for some 20 families who were living at the Dominica Grammar School since the hurricane has been realized.

“As of Friday the 19 of January, the first and second formers will be back at full session at the Dominica Grammar School,” he stated. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the Ministry of Social Services, the Ministry of Housing and indeed the cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica for working with us and ensuring that every Dominican child can be back at school.”

He added, “We have achieved getting all our students back at school. So all our primary and secondary students are back at school in one way shape or form or the other.”

Saint Jean stated that his ministry is now tackling the early childhood level.

“I can only hope as we work together to ensure that we develop our young people, that the Dominica public will recognize that the task of nation-building is even more challenging in this post-Maria era,” he said.

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17 Comments

  1. Josh Shaw
    January 25, 2018

    This individual has been the most inept minister in the history of this country! Just another example of what the dlp is made up of!

  2. Neville
    January 25, 2018

    Have a good look at the above photo. That’s what Skerrits climate resilient Dominica will look like. The incompetence of this government is embarrassing.

  3. Faceup
    January 24, 2018

    We owe deep gratitude for what? They have a job to do just do it? you talking about deep gratitude give me a break.. 8-O

    • Josh Shaw
      January 25, 2018

      I wanna add that these clowns are seriously over paid

  4. HAVING AN ANGELO AND ARONDEL GROS PWEL
    January 24, 2018

    all you read the caption…. houses wii for people to live in….. magway sa….. you think skerrit or reginald austrie would agree to live in that if hurricane had throw their house down

  5. armando hernandez
    January 23, 2018

    Hi I’m looking for information on Mero beach, hows the clean up going. going to Mero beach in June.
    God bless everyone

  6. Citizen
    January 23, 2018

    Don’t want to be negative but what are these? You mean to tell me that is what Dominican parents accepting for their children? I am amazed at what we accept. Even if a hurricane destroyed if you are building back do something good. Man what is wrong with this place? The level of mediocrity we accept. Non of the ministers children sit in those conditions and we accept this for our kids? When are we going to put away politics and demand better from out leaders? They do better for themselves what are we getting? The crumbs and pity? This is unacceptable! !!!!

    • no
      January 24, 2018

      Jeez, learn to read. When you do, go back to the article.

  7. Jah Kal
    January 23, 2018

    Is that a stable ?that what i see.

  8. Jah Kal
    January 23, 2018

    Dominican what is that ?

  9. Jacinta
    January 23, 2018

    Wait, is that a school, pleas tell me it’s not.

  10. Daphne roberts
    January 23, 2018

    You mean to tell me that it took four months for this lazy good for nothing government to get the school children back to schools. I bet you that their children were not affected.

    For crying out loud, how is poor Dominica going to recover when we have such people at the helm. What the hell are we doing with all the aid which is pouring in to Dominica? These poor kids should have been sorted as a matter of priority .

  11. Neville
    January 23, 2018

    What on earth is wrong with this man? Making a foolish statement like that: all students are back in the classroom in “one way, shape or form”. Has he completely lost it? What does “one way, shape or form” mean in this context? Shall I tell you what you ment to say: not all children are back in a proper classrooms yet. Don’t try to hide your incompetence behind ‘clever phrases’. You guys can not fool us no more, it’s just your supporters who I can hear labour all the way.

  12. Annamarie Barnard
    January 23, 2018

    Thank you for the good news

    • January 23, 2018

      Skerrit please, fool the illiterates that are living in Dominica as long as you want to but those that use the common senses to the best of their abilities, you will never fool them. You didn’t take any hid after the hurricane before maria to build proper schools, now you build chicken hutches to make the world believe that every Dominican school child is back at school.What about those that I know personally who are not at school? why are they left out? I guess these schools are permanent schools like the bridges that you build to be crushed during the next hurricane to hit Dominica.

  13. Annamarie Barnard
    January 23, 2018

    I am so glad to hear that. I think I mentioned that my grandchildren live in Belle(s)? with their other grandparents. I am so glad to receive news from Dominica because I cannot contact them yet. I am from South Africa and think a lot about you people. I also pray for you regularly
    God Bless. Annamarie

    • January 25, 2018

      Hear what? Point Mitchel children are still under tents at this very moment so all this “yap yap”are lies.

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