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OBA chairman ‘regrets’ claim it has expanded school day

The One Bermuda Alliance has now acknowledged that it made a mistake when it claimed that Government has expanded the school day.

The idea, promised during the election campaign, “has yet to make it off the drawing board,” said OBA Chairman Thad Hollis in a Letter to the Editor.

“I regret the error, which occurred despite quite a careful process of fact-checking,” Mr Hollis said.

At a town-hall meeting on Tuesday evening, Shadow Tourism Minister Walton Brown broached the issue, saying: “In the 100 day report of the OBA the Chairman, Thad Hollis, said that the school day had been extended, so a promise made and a promise delivered.

“Well I would have thought Mr Hollis would have at least read the statement from the Minister of Education on this very issue.

“During the budget debate it was made very clear that it would not be extended because they found out there were a number of programmes that were already in place and they would review it and come up with a revised position some time next year.

“There is clearly a communications gap going on, but it confuses the public when information is given in a way that is not very clear, it’s just wrong [or] it’s incorrect.”

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Published April 12, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 12, 2013 at 12:20 am)

OBA chairman ‘regrets’ claim it has expanded school day

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