Tranquility Govt

The Tranquility Government Primary School. Source: Reynald Associates Ltd

Threats have been made on the life of the teacher whose voice was heard in a recording abusing her pupils at Tranquillity Government Primary School, Port of Spain.

The teacher is not a Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) member.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia said on Tuesday “in a matter of a day or two, the Teaching Service Commission is expected to issue the teacher a ‘cease to report for duty letter’.”

Pressed for an update yesterday, Garcia said, “I am on a Cabinet retreat.”

Meanwhile, the primary school was forced to defer its scheduled interfaith service for today, as there was not enough time to contact the pastors because of the incident.

The school has 443 pupils and 25 academic staff members.

Asked about the teacher, an official said she is scared for her life.

“She is receiving a lot of death threats. People have tapped into her Facebook account. They are saying they are coming for her and her son.

“She has been at the school for two years. They have been transferring her from school to school. Again she had posed challenges to the administration because of her behaviour. The staff would have complained to the principal but it would have been at the level of the school. Since she is not a TTUTA member, she would have been on her own. Maybe that’s why she said she had court clothes. TTUTA would not go any further in its investigation.”


Having lost his eight-year-old sister Mukeisha, ten-year-old Makessi suffered more grief yesterday when a tug of war erupted at Mukeisha’s funeral service over his custody.

Machel Montano kissed his bride Renee Butcher in front of thousands of screaming fans after the two had a second wedding ceremony at his Machel Monday concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

The couple, who officially married on Valentine’s Day last Friday at the newly refurbished Red House in Port of Spain, staged an artistic re-reading of vows at the final and tenth edition of the famous concert series, aptly entitled “The Wedding”.

Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Clive Dottin was the officiant at the elaborate all-white ceremony designed by legendary masman Peter Minshall.