General strike; Schools are closed today
WILLEMSTAD - The schools are closed today. This is according to a decision of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Irene Dick due to the general strike that starts today at 7am.
In a short message, the minister says that her ministry and the Council of Ministers have discussed this decision for a long time but finally decided to ask the parents not to take their children to school. The message was sent just after midnight.
It was unclear yesterday whether the schools would be open today since many were waiting for an official announcement from the government. But during the press conference of the union central, Errol Cova said that he will not be taking his grandchildren to school and that he would advise the same to all the parents and grandparents on the island.
Several schools did report to the parents that they will be open unless they receive an official decision from the Minister.