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Ministry extends suspension of 'weed-smoking' students as defiant IG video emerges

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is disturbed about a video on Instagram which shows the suspended Diego Martin North Secondary School girls boasting about their deeds.

The video on Instagram Live shows at least two of the girls who were at home due to the suspension "bigging up" their drug supplier while boasting that their exploits which were shared numerous times on social media had made them famous.

Responding to the video Minister Anthony Garcia said he was greatly disturbed by the video and confirmed that their suspensions have been extended.

Windermere students perform 'Abba' songs in Christmas Musical

What does the Swedish pop group ABBA  have to do with Christmas?

Some may say nothing seeing that the ABBA group, formed in 1972,  never officially recorded any official Christmas songs.

However, last Friday, students of Windermere Private School successfully presented their Christmas Musical with an ABBA-themed nativity called A Bethlehem Baby Arrives.

Education Ministry commends Police Service on arrest of students

The Ministry of Education is commending the Police Service and by extention, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for upholding the commitment to strategic partnership in ensuring that there is safety, and further, accountability for actions in schools.

The Ministry issued a statement Friday in reference to the Princes Town West Secondary students who have been charged with assault and released on bail.

Only 3 of 12 private secondary schools accept SEA students but Minister assures all's well

Education Minister, Anthony Garcia says despite the decision by some private secondary schools to not accept students until the government settles debts owed to them, all students who sat the 2018 Secondary Entrance Assessment have been placed in schools.

The Minister told today's post-Cabinet news conference that nine of the 12 private secondary schools have not accepted students this year. 

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