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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Minister of Education suspends school for Wednesday August 24th as a precautionary measure ahead of the arrival of an active tropical wave scheduled to affect St. Maarten and into tomorrow morning.
After consulting with Meteorologist Mr. Isaac for an update at 11 pm, the Minister decided to suspend classes for all schools tomorrow due to the approaching weather system.
Minister Jacobs apologizes for the lateness of the announcement, but preferred to take the decision with as much information as possible.
Parents, school management and staff and school bus operators are all informed that there will be no school tomorrow August 24th.
The population of St. Maarten is asked to exercise caution as heavy rainfall can cause flash flooding and landslides. May God be with us and keep us all safe during the passing of this tropical wave.