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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has informed that the St. Silas Primary School, at Orange Hill, St. James, was closed early today, due to smoke impacting the school.

Additionally, the Luther Thorne Primary School, at Wildey, St. Michael, was closed at 12:30 p.m. to address a plumbing issue at the school.

Acting Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, said work would be ongoing this weekend at Luther Thorne Primary to rectify the problem.

She further stated that fears regarding the water quality at Luther Thorne were alleviated after representatives from the Barbados Water Authority and the Environmental Protection Department visited the school today and tested water samples.  

The findings confirmed that there was no cause for undue concern about the water quality, she said.

Mrs. Adamson noted that both the St. Silas and Luther Thorne Primary Schools will reopen on Monday, January 20.


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