The Ministry of Education would like to thank Principals, parents and all volunteers for the care and support they provided students on Monday, January 27th 2015; and is pleased to report that all public schools will be open as of Thursday January 29th for students, teachers and Principals. Classes will resume as per usual for the remainder of the week.
The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that while household garbage remains uncollected the public is encouraged to take household waste, recycling and bulky items to the Tynes Bay Public Drop Off facility.
The Drop Off facility will extend hours until 7pm tonight and will be open from 7am to 7pm tomorrow and Friday to assist the public with waste disposal.
The Waste Management Section can also advise that the Airport Waste Management Facility and Marsh Folly Composting Facility are open to accept bulky metal waste and horticultural waste respectively.
We will continue to provide the public with updates regarding waste collection as they become available.
The Ministry of Education issued the following statement this evening regarding the operation of Government schools:
"In the interest of the safety and security of our students, all public schools will be closed tomorrow Wednesday January 28th, in anticipation of further industrial action.
The Ministry of Education was informed by the General Secretary of the Bermuda Union of Teachers, Mr. Mike Charles, that the BUT has asked its members to meet at the Cabinet Office tomorrow at 9am. Additionally, the Ministry further understands that the public transportation system will not be in operation. As such, the Ministry of Education is erring on the side of caution, in making a decision to close public schools.
This week school registration commenced for the 2015/16 school year, however, the Ministry would like to assure all parents that the registration deadline will be extended as a result of schools closing.
The Ministry apologizes to parents and students for having to make this unfortunate decision. We hope to soon announce the resumption of regular school activities."