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Tent school flooded out in Capoon's Bay

March 27th, 2018 | Tags: tent schools Capoon's Bay heavy winds flood rain
A student at the tent school in Capoon's Bay, Tortola stands in water following a short rainfall today, Match 27, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
A student remains sitting in the classroom at the tent school in Capoon's Bay despite the area flooded out. Photo: Team of Reporters
A student remains sitting in the classroom at the tent school in Capoon's Bay despite the area flooded out. Photo: Team of Reporters
High winds on January 6, 2018 brushed aside the tents erected at the Capoon's Bay Basketball Court for the primary school in the First District. Photo: Provided
High winds on January 6, 2018 brushed aside the tents erected at the Capoon's Bay Basketball Court for the primary school in the First District. Photo: Provided
CAPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI- There seems to be no end to the discomfort faced by students and teachers of the tent school at Capoon's Bay Basketball Court on Tortola.

It was on January 6, 2018 that the tents accomodating students and teachers from various primary schools in the West End area were blown away by heavy winds, delaying a start to the academic term for the occupants.

On a sunny day the conditions get extremely hot.

And now the rains have come, presenting another problem- flooding.

A short rainfall today, March 27, 2018, resulted in students and teachers having to wade in water under the tents.

A video has also surfaced of the flooding, showing students moving around in almost ankle deep water.

Parents of students attending the tent schools have long expressed disatisfaction with the conditions.

It is unclear at this time if school was called off earlier than usual and whether it will resume tomorrow.

16 Responses to “Tent school flooded out in Capoon's Bay”

  • UK money (27/03/2018, 16:08) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Let's forget about it an all live in tents for the next few years..
  • Welsah$ (27/03/2018, 16:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    everything sinking at the same time.. what is this?
  • he could do better (27/03/2018, 16:43) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
    The education minister is wilfull
    • Hmmm (27/03/2018, 17:49) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
      Explain how is he willful?
      • @ hmmm (28/03/2018, 09:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        the premier need to reshuffle his cabinet
      • to hmmm (28/03/2018, 09:32) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why? Because Hon. Fahie is VIP but what Myron need to realize is he's not spiting Fahie, these are children for God's sake!!! How can he say this is the best he can do??!!!!! I dear this man for one minute to think about these students and teachers. Everyone been very patient with this matter and still he sit and turn a blind eye. It's going on 7 months now since the hurricane and the school can't get fixed. It's poor excuses one after the next. But you what, my GOD is awesome. Who vex, let them vex because this is utter NONSENSE!!!
  • ... (27/03/2018, 17:50) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    There is more to come. As I said before hurricane season is just around the corner. Why in carnation they have the children suffering like this I would like to know. The world is round and Irma was just the beginning of storms to come to the B.V.I.
  • See (27/03/2018, 18:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    While our leaders talk bs day after day after day .......
    Get on with the recovery of things that matter . SCHOOLS MATTER !!!! Wonder why many young people are so fed up .
  • Sawda (27/03/2018, 18:39) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    If we can waste 7 million on a plane why can't the Government buy some Modular class rooms to keep the children from harms way..It's a shame to see how much they wasted money and now our children will suffer..Just like the 400 mil the Gangsters trying to borrow to give away to Foreign investors..
  • wow (27/03/2018, 20:00) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Saw the comments on CB the tent have holes water was coming from the roof sad indeed
  • weed (27/03/2018, 20:25) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Myron again
  • Rat (27/03/2018, 21:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Its hell out here in the BVI, if you are poor or uneducated and dislike the NDP
  • Concerned (27/03/2018, 22:05) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The tents are beginning to wear out annd the water is l eak
  • Connie Lingus (28/03/2018, 16:48) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    There is no reason why Ivan Dawson school in CGB can’t be used. It has been no issue housing volunteers. No structural damage and the little flooding that occurs in heavy rains can be alleviated with some grading. Of course nothing will happen in CGB since Mitch ran his mouth.
  • rainbow (29/03/2018, 10:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Imagine no schools are functional in the first district YET they did not even give the Leonora Delville Primary School which just needs a roof priority. Children are going home SICK and they asking for parents and teachers to be patient?! This is MADNESS! It need to be resolved like ASAP. The Governor need to get involved!


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