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Lethem Students Still Able to Write CXC Despite Flooding

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As flood waters continue to recede in region 9 alternative measures have being put to place to accommodate those students who are currently writing the CXC exams.

Speaking with Capitol News chairman of the civil defense commission retired colonel Chabilal Ramsarup said that schools are closed in the area and are now being used as shelters. He disclosed that the CXC exams papers were airlifted to the community to facilitate the writing of the exams.

He noted that Sandcreek is the most affected community but the water has gone down by 5 inches in some others areas. Electricity and telephone services have also been restored but supply of potable water is of concern.

Ramsarup said that one of the major impediments is the transport of relief supplies via the road leading up to the affected area.

The CDC is leading a collaborative effort with other support agencies to bring relief to the flood hit areas. The administration is saying that the flooding is as a result of heavy rainfall over the past two weeks.

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