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School closed as Trinityville residents continue to protest

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 11:59 AMShanna Monteith

Classes at the Robert Lightbourne High School in Trinityville, St Thomas were suspended this morning after irate residents again blocked sections of the road as they continued their protest against the poor conditions of the main thoroughfare.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power106 this morning, Principal Paul Clare said the decision was made to close the school after it was realised that the protest greatly affected the turn-out of the students. 

Clare said the school will remain closed as long as students and staff are denied access to the compound. 

The residents who began their demonstration yesterday say the road has been in a deplorable state for some time, posing a hazard to motorists and pedestrians. 

According to one resident, they were told that prior to the 2016 General Elections, promises were made that the Morant to Cedar Valley main road would be fixed and that the money was available to do so. 

They say they have not seen any such development. 

The residents say they will continue demonstrating until the community gets the attention of the authorities.