Thursday, April 25, 2024

Jones: Garbage talk is rubbish


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MINISTER of Education Ronald Jones has rejected a claim that garbage was the cause of an unpleasant odour at Combermere School, rather than the distinctive smell from flowering acacia trees as suggested by the school’s head.

In an interview with the WEEKEND NATION, the minister sided with the suspicions of principal Vere Parris. The fingering of trash as the culprit was made by a senior Combermere staffer  in another section of the media.

“We didn’t know those trees were up there, neither did Combermere,”Jones said. “We only picked up that those trees were  in fact causing the noxious and gaseous odours after you started actually doing the searching and followed this scent up to those trees.”

The minister said that on a previous occasion, people were found to be clearing grass in the area and brushed against the trunk of one of the acacia trees after which it was discovered that it caused the smell.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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