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Demolition of Althea Scatliffe Primary School building complete

The Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) building, which was deemed unsafe last year, is no more.
Demolition of the school began on Monday, April 3, 2023, and was completed today, Wednesday, April 12, 2023, more than a week ahead of schedule.

The demolition project was led by Asif Glasgow Backhoe Services out of Purcell Estate.

Supporting contractors included D-S Trucking, KPK Heavy Equipment, B&B Trucking, JBF Trucking, Sheldon Jeffrey Trucking, and Birds Man Trucking.

New building will be ready by 2024/2025 school year- Hon de Castro

“The demolition of the structure signals a rebuild, to which the Government is fully committed, so students can return to the home of the “Mighty, Mighty Scatliffe” by school year 2024/2025,” Education Minister Sharie B. de Castro (AL) stated on April 1, 2023.

A group of past and present teachers and students of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School had gathered on the school campus on Saturday, April 1, wearing uniform colours of pink and maroon to pay homage, and sang “the last chant” as they released balloons into the air prior to the commencement of the demolition.

According to Government Information Services (GIS) in a press release on April 11, 2023, the demolition was expected to take approximately three weeks.
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