News for Thursday June 9, 2016

Environment Minister says the removal of beach sand is not damaging the environment

claude hogan
Minister of Environment, Claude Hogan

Claude Hogan insists that the removal of beach sand from Foxes Bay is not damaging the environment.

Minister Hogan’s most recent comment follows continued public uproar over the action, which some environmentalists and politicians are calling environmental degradation.

Former Premier Rueben Meade also criticized the government’s decision, arguing that the sand removal is being done for exportation purposes.

Seven new officers have joined the Royal Montserrat Police Service RMPS.

13415471_1062351507135902_4424275604492111386_oThe officers, six from St. Vincent and one from Dominica were sworn in as police constables by Commissioner of Police Steve Foster on June 1st.

The officers are expected to engage in a series of training for recruits.

The exercise which commences on June 14th will be the 8th recruitment training to be conducted locally.

New program to the renovate school buildings and sporting facilities

Permanent Secretary of Education, Phillip Chambers

The Ministry of Education has announced a programme to renovate school buildings and sporting facilities.

Permanent Secretary Phillip Chambers says among the facilities due for an upgrade are Salem Park and the Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Little Bay.

Mr. Chambers says some of the repairs to schools are urgent and that the ministry will be utilizing all the funds available to ensure they are completed this year.

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