The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, on the advice of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, has ordered that schools remain closed on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. 

 

This is in response to the impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which is expected within the next 12 to 24 hours.

 

“We encourage school administrators to stay tuned to the media in order to receive regular updates from the ministry as the situation unfolds over the next two days,” a news release from the ministry read.

 

“Due to the unpredictable nature of this massive system, a tropical storm warning is still in effect for the island, despite the fair weather conditions at the moment,” stated portfolio Minister Ruel Reid.