Anchovy High says NSWMA has promised to address garbage pile up at school

The administration of the Anchovy High School, in St James, says the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, has promised to address the garbage pile-up, at the institution, within the next 48 hours.

A video showing a pile-up of garbage at the school, surfaced on social media on Monday, sparking public concern, that students and staff were being exposed, to an unhealthy environment.

The video also rehashed concern over issues relating to garbage removal across the country.

School principal Lavern Stewart, said she spoke with an NSWMA representative on Monday, and was assured, that the matter will be addressed, in short order.

Ms. Stewart noted, that despite having to make several calls about the garbage issue to the NSWMA, she believes the garbage will be removed soon.

Ms. Stewart has also sought to assure parents, that their children, are not being exposed, to an unhealthy environment at the school.

She stressed that the pile-up shown in the video, is not in close proximity to students, and will not affect their health or learning.

Meantime, executive director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, noted that despite the authority experiencing challenges, with the timely removal of garbage across the country, special effort is being made, to swiftly remove garbage from schools.


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