Tears flowed among pupils at the Scarborough Secondary School yesterday following the death of their classmate Kharisha Thompson.
In a news release last weekend, the board of directors of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) stated that the services of Dr Rufaro Celestine, Medical Chief of Staff of Scarborough General Hospital (SGH), have been terminated effective immediately. “Clinical oversight of the Scarborough General Hospital will be undertaken by Dr Victor Wheeler, head of department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,” the TRHA board added.
A large number of teachers and pupils stayed away from classes nationwide yesterday. In Tobago, 90 per cent of teachers did not report for work and, according to Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Tobago officer Orlando Kerr, calls for a nationwide shutdown were well supported.