Anthony Garcia

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Anthony Garcia said : “Super Bowl only comes once a year, so we’re in a place where people should come drink,” External link

news4jax Monday, February 8, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “She was very loved, she made a huge impact on lots of people,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “She made a huge impact on lots of people with her own motivational story, losing a ton of weight. She was able to inspire others to lose weight. She loved everybody who came in the door,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I think it’s better if kids come back to school because more people are better face-to-face learners,” External link

click2houston Friday, December 11, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “Arima Boys’ Government School had a slight challenge, with respect to lighting. Again, it was rectified” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 20, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The teachers and teachers who are coming out will be paid a stipend because we recognise they are working during their school ­vacation,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 20, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are satisfied that every thing is in place because we have worked hard to ensure that all of our school are in readiness,” “We visited the schools to make sure that the schools are physically in order because we know that we have the social distancing of six feet apart so the classes must be so configured to ensure that you maintain that six feet apart which has been prescribed by the ministry of health,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “In our visits to schools we were able to get a first-hand view of what was being done to ensure this is maintained. We observed that everything is okay,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We wish all the students well in spite of the constraints that we experienced with the COVID 19, we know that a great majority of them have been studying, they have been using every opportunity to avail themselves,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are working with CXC to have those results released somewhere around October 8. And if we are able to achieve that date, then we are looking at somewhere around October 19 where those children will be able to go to their secondary schools,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are still at the point where we are discussing with the Ministry of Health about whether the pupils will be required to wear masks when they write the exam. That has not yet been determined,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “The stipend will be paid according to their attendance on a daily basis and, of course, the hours we will ask them to attend to the pupils will be normal school hours from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It is the view that Dr Julien needed to make contributions in other areas,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The school system is now different and we must plan as problems arise. We recognise that students’ natural instinct will be for them to gather and embrace each other. The primary school students will want to hug, play and share meals. We are working with our principals to ensure that as far as possible, our children are safe. While we are not restricting activities, we will make sure that whatever is done is safe. We cannot discount that its children we dealing with so we will ensure that we teach them the proper things,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As I normally do on occasions like these, I stick to the reasons for this media conference. In terms of the rebuilding of schools I will deal with that on another occasion,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The principal has informed me that he will be installing 20 additional sinks and those sinks will be spread all around the school so the moment the student leaves a classroom and goes to another classroom he will have to opportunity to wash their hands so that when enters the classroom, he enters the classroom germ free,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "We are reaching out to our teachers and principals to give support so that SBA completed on time. CXC extended deadline date to June 30. A circular was sent to principals to encourage teachers and principals so that the SBA's will be completed by our students on time" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, May 29, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Those are areas that we are working on and at this time, whatever we do will depend on the Ministry of Health in terms of the safety,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are doing our work and we are confident what we are doing will redound to the benefit of our students in particular,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are addressing that situation and we are confident that a resolution to the problem will be made. We are doing everything possible to ensure that everybody will have access…we are working on that,” “In areas where there is no internet access, discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Public Administration and the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT). We have articulated our position and I have no further comment to make on that” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Consider everyone else, take extra precautions, be more calm about it be more open-minded …and things like that and still be aware that the virus is still out there but make it fit with your everyday life,” External link

wwlp Monday, April 27, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Consider everyone else, take extra precautions, be more calm about it be more open-minded …and things like that and still be aware that the virus is still out there but make it fit with your everyday life,” External link

wkrn Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “These measures have been instituted to safeguard our population from the risk of contracting COVID-19. Principals must recognise that they have the ultimate responsibility of acting in the best interest of all students and stakeholders” External link

cnc3 Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Minister of Health has repeatedly advised the population that there is no need to panic. Our country is adequately prepared for this virus if or when it shows up,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Education is not just academic, and this is one of the key reasons why the Ministry will always find a way to give students opportunities such as these. The Visual and Performing Arts curriculum continues to be expanded to cater for the interests and needs of all students. When we think of economic diversification and developing Trinidad and Tobago we are cognisant that culture can play a major part in taking us where we need to go,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “Cultural education forms an important part of students’ education. We have a responsibility at the Ministry of Education to ensure that our culture is being kept alive. Competitions like this give students the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities. It also represents the opportunity to value the hard work of teachers and parents working together for the benefit of our students,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “School Carnival competitions are examples of the effectiveness of the visual and performing arts curriculum within our nation’s schools,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are very concerned over what we have been seeing. We’ve had reports from principals and teachers and we have been able to view on social media some reports of indiscipline and violence in our schools. Most of these incidents occur outside of schools and involve female students. When we see street brawls we’ll notice that those brawls are being engaged in by our female students,” “We are of the firm in the view that this has to be stamped out and we are not going to rest peacefully unless we can be assured that a school is a place of safety, a place where teachers and students could reside in relative calm and peace,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “The feedback was in favour of keeping the SEA, which has been around, in different incarnations, since 1961. I can safely say at the end of these discussions, when we were compiling our reports, it showed quite clearly that the majority of persons were in favour of the system that we have in place,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So, it not true to say, as some persons have been saying, that we have been doing nothing. We have been doing everything we can to engage the national community with respect to this exam and this worrisome topic,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So hopefully after that two-week period, the school will be ready again under very safe conditions,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia pointed out : “The main rationale for developing public-private sector partnerships in education and training is to maximise the potential for expanding equitable access to training opportunities. The government can’t do it alone. I encourage you, YTEPP, to continue to build productive engagements with the private sector for the constant fuelling of the nation’s workforce. In this regard, we are deeply appreciative of this partnership with BPTT,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We understand that after the teachers left, some pupils became restless and indisciplined,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This is of grave concern to us,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Within recent times, people have been asking what are we doing with respect to reforming the education system,” “We will be doing everything as we have been doing to ensure that the education that we offer to our pupils is first class, is equitable and is of a very high quality” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 15, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The objective of this partnership with TUCO is to assure the sustainability of calypso as an art form well beyond the carnival season,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The objective of this partnership with TUCO is to assure the sustainability of calypso as an art form well beyond the carnival season,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “And the reason for this is because of violation of the rule that there should be no corporal punishment,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “the issues affecting the two schools will be resolved by Wednesday” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Our stu­dents are do­ing ex­cep­tion­al­ly well as the pass rate is 94 per cent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Bob Hertzberg ) : “In Senator Hertzberg’s eyes, personalized services that help youth overcome challenges are extremely important,” “Young people gain the confidence to succeed once they are on a good path toward adulthood. This funding we are showcasing today will go a long way toward enriching the lives of at-risk youth in the San Fernando Valley” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Within recent times there were some issues that were brought forward in the public domain. Issues that have been identified by both parents and the stakeholders. Issues with respect to transparency and the right to publish or not to publish that might infringe on privacy issues and also established practices. As a Ministry of Education we could not close our eyes to various concerns," External link

cnc3 Monday, June 17, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "We are going to publish the 2019 results of the SEA examination that has been written by our students. However, if any parent feels that his child results should not be published then that parent has the option of informing the Ministry of Education in writing of that desire to not have those results published," External link

cnc3 Monday, June 17, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Our teachers are responsible for molding the future of Trinidad and Tobago. No teacher must feel any sense of danger while they carry out their duty in delivering education to our students, and no student should ever have to be a witness to such an attack. The Ministry of Education will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that teachers and students of all schools feel safe throughout the school day,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "The South County Trojans are committed to the highest safety standards in youth football," External link

4-traders Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “When UTT took over, that aspect of teacher training died,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 1, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “One expects that parents...well I can’t say it’s parents (in this case) to act in a certain manner such that if there is disagreement that should be handled so that no one will suffer unpleasant circumstances. The Ministry condemns this action,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Such acts of indiscipline from adults to assault a principal on a school compound must be condemned in its strongest terms by society. Acts such as these must not be tolerated and adults are expected to behave in a more responsible manner and set the proper example for our nation’s children” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It is always a good thing for the ministry to be involved in activities like this. We ensure all aspects of education are included in the curriculum and culture is an important part. If we are to ensure our children receive quality education, culture must be a part of that” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “Minister, are you aware that this flea infestation is a four-year-old problem which you and your ministry are yet to resolve, and therefore, with you saying you are looking at sites, how long again are the students and parents and teachers to wait after four years for this relocation?” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “I am aware that this problem extends beyond four years. It was there long before I came into office, and nothing was done by the previous administration to solve this problem. So don’t come today and blame us. I am fully aware of that” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We must hold steadfast in our desire to ensure that the pan, which is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago, remains ours,” “We are prepared to share out talent with other countries, but we must ensure that it remains ours” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “I went to go buy something for Christmas, and my bank card was declined. They froze my account because I was deceased” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “The funeral home told me to call the medical examiner’s office. Then I called them, and then they told me they got everything straightened out” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “That’s why my bank got frozen because they tried to withdraw money from my account” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia pointed out : “The fracas that took place on the afternoon of Friday 15th February, 2019, in Sangre Grande, reinforces that much more has to be done within the community to address the challenges that we, as a nation are facing,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Students who engage in acts of what can only be deemed as assault must understand that their actions come with consequences, and a student who is victimised must also have some form of redress for whatever they may have had to endure,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Parents and guardians are urged to ensure that they know what their child/ward does as they make their way home from school and to work with the school to address the matter in instances where they are called in” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “Based on the report a recommendation has been sent to the Teaching Service Commission for the teacher involved to cease to report for duty,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "I'm surprised because there are facilities for autistic children and they are prepared to have her but this is definitely something I intend to look into," External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Young persons generally acquire and model their values and behaviours from parents, leaders and other adults in the society. The MOE reiterates that the inculcation of values and skills is the responsibility of the whole society,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "For young women today they have seen a female Prime Minister (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) and now a female President, and, they know now, if they did not before that anything is possible as long as you put the work into it. The young women of this country have been making their mark in all areas and sectors, and they continue to rise positively. In recent years, we have seen the performance of the girls surpassing boys" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "The six awardees are representative of those of you who have crossed. But we acknowledge not all our pupils are on the same level. We recognise some of you have not crossed and some we have to carry. Carry, in this case, meaning we have to give some additional support to" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "The Ministry continues to do its part through projects and programmes like the Form One initiative, School Based Management System, Parenting In Education Workshops, Morvant Schools Improvement Project and Student Support Services Division and others. Today I want to offer the challenge to help someone to cross as you continue to make your way. By no means I am asking any of you to leave yourselves undone to ensure the success of someone else but maybe you can share your understanding or your knowledge. Maybe you can share a kind word or maybe you can just be a listening ear in a time of need" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "You have only scratched the surface on a lifetime of work that will be put in to cement a successful future career. You are beacons of hope for a brighter tomorrow. The path will be winding, daunting at times and there will be days you may find yourselves questioning if you are capable. On those days, say 'I am the change. I am capable. I will succeed" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Teaching is a noble profession. I definitely agree there is a level of nobility and selflessness that comes with being a teacher. So to those of you who have committed to serve, thank you for investing in the success and development" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The first point I want to make is the physical structure of the schools – we want to improve on it. The second thing we want to look at this year is the effective delivery of the curriculum. We will be providing opportunities for the advancement of teachers in terms of training so that they will be in a much better place to implement the curriculum,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “I am giving the assurance, based on the assurance I myself was given by our director of finance and accounts, that the cheques would be made payable to the denominational boards Monday or Tuesday, long before Christmas,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:28:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We want to make sure that our schools can offer students and teachers an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching so that this can reflect on that quality education that we strive for,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Whatever you do today will lead to the type of society we have later on,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Friends I made while in college remained my friends even today,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Aviation Technology ) : “barring unforeseen circumstances, the students are scheduled to be relocated to the Aviation Campus in the second term of the academic year, 2018” External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:29:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They (boys) are not too far behind, but we would like to see that day that they are also among those who will be awarded the President’s Medal. In the past we had the boys coping that distinction, but for the past few years we have had girls coping those awards. We would like to see both boys and girls doing exceptionally well,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:52:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They were engaging in child’s play…a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They were engaging in child’s play...a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “After getting all the facts, the decision was taken that counselling services would be provided to students, staff and the parents commencing Wednesday and continuing the day after,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “I am aware that a meeting was called. I’m not aware that a decision was taken. That meeting was called to discuss the possibility of the regional corporations effecting those repairs,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have been assured that the security that is in place is adequate... And that was one of the considerations that was taken yesterday in ensuring that everything is okay” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “It is my hope that the Ministry of Education and by extension the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, can work with the University of the West Indies to continue the development of human resource in innovative ways that aid to strengthen the Caribbean economy” External link

newsday-tt Monday, September 18, 2017 10:06:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Two rooms were destroyed. EFCL was able to engage a contractor who worked tirelessly to ensure it could open. I want to congratulate the contractor, who has really done a good job. La Horquetta Government Primary is well poised to open today” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We in education recognise that we can not do it alone,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, September 9, 2017 8:54:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Please be advised that Cabinet has decided that with effect from the academic year 2018 to 2019, the Secondary Examination Assessment (SEA) will be held in the last week of the second term. Students entering Standard Four will be writing the examination in 2019,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:22:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The PS (Angela Sinaswee-Gervais) nor the Chief Education Officer (Harrilal Seecharan) said it is totally false. Guidance officers have been paid up to end of July. It is totally false. We have no information about anybody staying away” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia declared : “While I have absolutely no problem with any group of workers withholding their services; because that is their right, always remember that we must not use our children as pawns...Those maxi taxi drivers, if they had entered into discussions with me last night (Sunday), they would have been told that today (yesterday), a cheque for in excess of TT $6 million was forthcoming and later on this week, the remaining sum of (just under) $5 million would have been paid to them. There was absolutely no need, as far as I see it, to take the type of action that was taken,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “You will be charged with that responsibility,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:12:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “That report will be sent to all of our schools in a short space of time, so that our students will be able to have a fair knowledge; from the perspective of persons in our country, of how we have grown and how we have developed over a number of years,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:12:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are going to make a request with officials of CXC to visit Trinidad and Tobago so they can give us a first-hand view of the causes of the difficulties we have been experiencing,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:25:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are in the process to renew the contracts of those whose performance has been satisfactory,” “We took the note to Cabinet which approved it” External link

newsday-tt Monday, August 21, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “In addition, of the 33 subjects, we found that in 25 of those subjects students scored 90 and above. In Unit 2 94.01 per cent achieved acceptable pass grades. In 2016, 94.44 per cent of the students passed. Of the 32 subjects in Unit 2, 24 of the subjects students scored 90 and over,” “However, of great significance, performance of students at high levels Grades 1’s and 2’s in Unit 1, this year was 53.05 per cent as compared to 48.19 per cent in 2016” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 18, 2017 5:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “For example, we do not have an accurate account on the exact number of students who they transport on a daily basis. We want to liaise with the schools so that they would give us a figure with respect to the number of students who they had approved to travel with the maxi taxis because approvals must come from the schools,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Authors of textbooks cannot badger, negotiate or offer any inducements to principals to get their textbooks on the book list,” “The freedom of choice policy which allowed principals to choose the books to be put on the book lists fostered mismanagement and other problems in the Ministry of Education” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We want to assure the integrity of the exams,” “They want to ensure that when students get their grades, the grades will accurately reflect their performance in the exams” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This Government has decided that wherever a person’s household income falls, that person will still be eligible for some measure of GATE funding,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am not going to recommend that someone is removed unless there are grounds for their removal, and that can only come through an investigation” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have engaged the assistance of our legal department to advise us as to whether the action of the teachers who took part in the protest action, the teachers who belong to this school, whether in fact that action was calculated to bring the school into disrepute. I await the advice of our legal department before we move forward. But certainly there are a number of issues we have been able to identify,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I don't want to pre-empt our investigation. If students have been found to be throwing bottles at teachers then we will deal with that. The investigation will start from today” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “I would prefer not to comment” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have not been made aware. We will have a full investigation. We don't want to end up in a situation where it would seem as though we are taking sides. We have no information. Therefore we cannot comment. We will only comment when we have been apprised of the facts. We need to have concrete information” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The attendance of our pupils has been poor. As a responsible Ministry of Education we cannot just sit idly by and allow this situation to continue. This situation must be arrested,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Association ) : “We will engage with NPTA (National Parent-Teacher Association) in having some discussions with parents because if you examine these statistics carefully, perhaps we can discern from that the fact that parents are the ones who are playing mas and then they too tired to see after their children on Ash Wednesday...we don’t know. We need to explore all of these possibilities. We need to do an in-depth study so that we can ensure that our pupils are not short-changed and that they benefit from what we have to offer as educators,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I would want to ensure that every one of our students has the opportunity of participating in our cultural traditions and in so doing being given an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our society,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 24, 2017 7:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I would want to ensure that every one of our students has the opportunity of participating in our cultural traditions and in so doing being given an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our society,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 24, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Now that the issue has assumed legal proportions I cannot divulge the recommendations of the investigation. I will be conferring with the the Permanant Secretary and the Chief Education Officer and we will be deciding a way forward," External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "The principal has to ensure the safety of all students. We have specific guidelines that we give to the principal and teachers so as to ensure that they do their duties responsibly," External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They have no need to fear” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 13, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They are private schools and the Government gives assistance to these schools. The assistance and the monies will be given to the schools. A MOU has to be signed. We are in the process of finalising it. The schools have been categorised based on the number of staff. We had to do an assessment on these schools to ensure whatever funding will meet their requirements. There is no need to fear. The State is committed to assist in the funding of these schools” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 13, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Essentially the meeting discussed what the Ministry of Education can give to them,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “If these rules are disregarded, then there are certain measures which must be taken,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:37:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “If they disregard that, there are certain measures that must be taken. But we cannot determine if the injury of the child is a result of bullying. I’ve made it clear that at the level of the Ministry of Education and schools system, we have adequate measures in place to deal with any infraction of discipline,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:44:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “I want to see you lift yourselves as you climb higher so that in five years, many of you will be in line to receive these scholarships,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We of this ministry will provide the best tools for teachers too,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This is preventing access of education for our children,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As the Ministry of Education we have a large measure of jurisdiction over what is sold at the schools’ cafeterias. We will reveal more about that tomorrow,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 27, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are hoping that the level of unwanted food is small. Any wastage of food must be a major issue. This is why we are going on an all out attack that our children develop proper eating habits and have a knowledge of the nutritional value of our local foods,” “Secondly, I know that we have a challenge with respect to the taste patterns of our children. That many of them want to eat fried chicken. Sometimes when the local food is given to our students some of them don’t readily accept it” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 27, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “hard work resulted in the successful opening of the nation's schools” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am told that all of our schools will be in a state of readiness. I am keeping my fingers crossed because our Ministry of Education officials and our engineers have been on the ground and liaising with school principals and supervisors. Also officials of EFCL (Education Facilities Company Ltd) have been visiting all of the schools, making sure that there are no issues. We had a meeting on Friday with officers of EFCL and officials of the Ministry of Education, and we were given the assurance that everything is in place for all schools to open on Monday” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “This is a tragedy that affects all of is. We must bind together to ensure we do not have a reoccurence of this kind of thing,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:36:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Bind together to ensure there is no recurrence of such a situation,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:47:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “One of the major recommendations (in the report) that was accepted by Cabinet, was that the role of the Church should be strengthened...Cabinet has agreed that the Church should continue in its role in education and we will put things in place to strengthen its role,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 16, 2016 12:13:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia explained : “great and a substantial reduction in the incidents of violence and indiscipline in our school,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia admitted : “Achieve a great and substantial reduction in incidents of violence and indiscipline,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:29:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Government in this country has undertaken the responsibility to fund 100 per cent the refurbishing, the construction and the repairs of schools and I have no intention of changing that, but what I am saying is that with authority comes responsibility and once you own the schools, you cannot just sit back and say leave it up to the government. You must play your part also and this is what I am calling for by the boards I want to ensure they join hands with the Ministry of Education in all aspects of their schools” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Cabinet was so impressed with this report that it was decided that it would be rolled into a white paper on education which would; be tabled before Parliament. This report would be made public very soon,” “It was decided that in order for our education system to move forward and upward we must bring on board all our stakeholders,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Do you know, Madam Speaker, during the LifeSport programme, a lunch cost in the vicinity of $100 and I can attest to that, as a councillor in the Malabar South district there was a LifeSport programme there at the Malabar community centre, and I know for a fact that those box lunches cost in the vicinity of $100 for one lunch and that is just an example of what went on,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I know that there are some health and safety issues which we cannot turn our backs on, and I know there is the question of OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) where health and safety issues seem to compromise the ability of teachers to perform to the best of their ability. I am aware of all those things, but to me in some instances, some teachers, in some schools use every opportunity to leave the classroom and that is something I want to talk with the union about so we can minimise those disruptions” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia replied : “The whole question of re-building of schools is something that we were discussing with EFCL on Wednesday and we are meeting again on Monday. The technical teams from both the Ministry of Education and EFCL will be meeting on Monday to craft a plan whereby those schools that have not yet been completed that we will have completion of those schools as soon as possible” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Government in this country has undertaken the responsibility to fund 100 per cent the refurbishing, the construction and the repairs of schools and I have no intention of changing that, but what I am saying is that with authority comes responsibility and once you own the schools, you cannot just sit back and say leave it up to the government. You must play your part also and this is what I am calling for by the boards I want to ensure they join hands with the Ministry of Education in all aspects of their schools” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “It is absolutely false, I don’t know who is doing that...that is unethical, that is a prank, that is dishonest, I don’t know how else to describe it, it is not true,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It’s mischief and in this political season people doing all kinds of things. That is a wicked act,” “I as the minister am saying that is false. We don’t need to contact anybody and there is nobody to contact because it is false, the important thing is that pupils are continuing to have their drinks with their meals,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We will be willing to discuss the matter when we meet. We share a close relationship with all stakeholders and TTUTA is one such body” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “As far as we are aware they are not owed salaries,” “The outstanding payments would be in the area of gratuity” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So it seems our girls are outperforming our boys...something we need to look at carefully,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, October 14, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The National Test has morphed into another SEA exam… The original purpose seems to have been abandoned and primary school students (are now) forced to prepare as if it were another placement exam,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This will be a template for other schools with similar problems so they can also benefit,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This committee will deal with curriculum issues and it is being co-ordinated by a Schools Supervisor 111,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As your Minister of Education I take the opportunity of pledging the support of the ministry and the Government in ensuring that our teachers are properly taken care of. I want to let you know that one of our major objectives is to ensure that quality education is administered and delivered to our nation’s children. If you are to ensure that your children receive quality education, we must ensure that our teachers operate under quality conditions,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “a person with a deranged mind” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Roman Catholic School ) : “A person with a deranged mind threw some poisoned corn. The pigeons were affected and two died on the roof. School was closed early on Tuesday because the principal did not want to expose children. They engaged in a clean-up exercise with the help of the Tunapuna Regional Corporation” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “The Teaching Service (Commission) has given us a list and we are working with TTUTA to help ensure compliance with the regulations. We will work with the teachers to get a solution and the regulations can take care of it. When a teacher is absent from class about 25 to 30 students are turned away” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Fitzgerald Jeffrey ) : “All our students are safe. They are well taken care of. Their parents may not worry. He (Jeffrey) is monitoring the situation hour by hour. They will be safe,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 3, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Laventille, let us hold hands and do it,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I was taken by surprise over the protest by parents. If it was brought to our attention to date, I would have made sure that the issue would have been attended to. We will dispatch a contractor but I will have discussion with the Anglican Board because since they own the school we cannot do anything unless we have an agreement with the Board,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am not aware of that, what I know is that situation did not come to my attention, and before we can do anything at the school we must have the agreement of the Board,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As you are aware, over the school vacation we made every attempt to assure that all schools were in readiness. I am not sure whether Arouca Anglican School was part of it. That was not brought to my attention,” “I have to investigate further. In addition to that, that school is owned by the Anglican Board and I have had absolutely no communication with the Anglican Board with respect to work that needs to be done at the school,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:39:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are happy to have you and to facilitate this meeting,” “The teaching of science in our primary and secondary schools is something we want to keep on the front burner. Any opportunity that we have to embrace information that will assist in the teaching of science, we welcome it” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT



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minister41.30%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
minister of education8.26%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
chief education officer0.20%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
mp1.18%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
current education minister0.20%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
successor0.20%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
detective0.20%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
education and education minister0.10%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
murderer0.10%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
sommelier0.10%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
energy minister0.10%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
government and education minister0.10%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
reported education minister0.20%EN06/07/201607/06/2016
suspect0.10%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
terrorista0.10%PT04/30/200730/04/2007
Names Lang Count
Anthony GarciaEN92.23%
Anthony GarciaFR3.82%
Anthony GarciaEU3.46%
Anthony GarcíaES0.48%
Anthony GarciaPT0.00%


 
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Jo Frost says ( about Anthony Garcia ) : "Let's face it, there's no reason why Anthony can't go shopping," External link

themirror Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Rodney Charles said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “In January 2016, Garcia stated that the proposed Barrackpore ASJA Primary School would be completed by September 2016. He specifically informed the Parliament that the new school will be completed within 10 months. To date, work on this school is yet to begin,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rodney Charles said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “On June 28, in response to a question by Oropouche West MP Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, Minister Garcia informed Parliament that rehabilitation work at the Fifth Company School would be done during the 2017 July/ August vacation. He stressed that ‘focus will be on repairs to toilets, replacement of windows and burglar proofing and improvement and strengthening of hand rails and the protective metal enclosures on stairwells.’” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:05:00 PM EAT

Tim Gopeesingh alleged ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “Garcia is grossly incompetent, lacking in leadership and organisational skills, essential work ethic and basic capacity to head that vital portfolio,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT

Tim Gopeesingh stated ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “Mr. Garcia's obvious incompetence and professional recklessness are continuing to affect the education of the country's students. There is now precipitous, serious and unacceptable reversal of significant gains made by the People's Partnership Government in the Education System during its five years,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

Roberto Hernandez said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “The classroom did not have chairs or desks. I was very disappointed to learn pupils attending the school had to experience attending classes without having desks and chairs to sit on. I would have thought those basic requirements would have been provided by the Ministry of Education. A statement was made by the Minister of Education (Anthony Garcia) there was the basic expectation everything would have been in place to facilitate learning. There are classrooms without basic requirements of desks and chairs” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 23, 2016 4:49:00 AM EAT

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Anthony Garcia said : “Super Bowl only comes once a year, so we’re in a place where people should come drink,” External link

news4jax Monday, February 8, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “She was very loved, she made a huge impact on lots of people,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “She made a huge impact on lots of people with her own motivational story, losing a ton of weight. She was able to inspire others to lose weight. She loved everybody who came in the door,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I think it’s better if kids come back to school because more people are better face-to-face learners,” External link

click2houston Friday, December 11, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “Arima Boys’ Government School had a slight challenge, with respect to lighting. Again, it was rectified” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 20, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The teachers and teachers who are coming out will be paid a stipend because we recognise they are working during their school ­vacation,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 20, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are satisfied that every thing is in place because we have worked hard to ensure that all of our school are in readiness,” “We visited the schools to make sure that the schools are physically in order because we know that we have the social distancing of six feet apart so the classes must be so configured to ensure that you maintain that six feet apart which has been prescribed by the ministry of health,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “In our visits to schools we were able to get a first-hand view of what was being done to ensure this is maintained. We observed that everything is okay,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We wish all the students well in spite of the constraints that we experienced with the COVID 19, we know that a great majority of them have been studying, they have been using every opportunity to avail themselves,” External link

cnc3 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are working with CXC to have those results released somewhere around October 8. And if we are able to achieve that date, then we are looking at somewhere around October 19 where those children will be able to go to their secondary schools,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are still at the point where we are discussing with the Ministry of Health about whether the pupils will be required to wear masks when they write the exam. That has not yet been determined,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “The stipend will be paid according to their attendance on a daily basis and, of course, the hours we will ask them to attend to the pupils will be normal school hours from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It is the view that Dr Julien needed to make contributions in other areas,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The school system is now different and we must plan as problems arise. We recognise that students’ natural instinct will be for them to gather and embrace each other. The primary school students will want to hug, play and share meals. We are working with our principals to ensure that as far as possible, our children are safe. While we are not restricting activities, we will make sure that whatever is done is safe. We cannot discount that its children we dealing with so we will ensure that we teach them the proper things,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As I normally do on occasions like these, I stick to the reasons for this media conference. In terms of the rebuilding of schools I will deal with that on another occasion,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The principal has informed me that he will be installing 20 additional sinks and those sinks will be spread all around the school so the moment the student leaves a classroom and goes to another classroom he will have to opportunity to wash their hands so that when enters the classroom, he enters the classroom germ free,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "We are reaching out to our teachers and principals to give support so that SBA completed on time. CXC extended deadline date to June 30. A circular was sent to principals to encourage teachers and principals so that the SBA's will be completed by our students on time" External link

trinidadexpress Friday, May 29, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Those are areas that we are working on and at this time, whatever we do will depend on the Ministry of Health in terms of the safety,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are doing our work and we are confident what we are doing will redound to the benefit of our students in particular,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are addressing that situation and we are confident that a resolution to the problem will be made. We are doing everything possible to ensure that everybody will have access…we are working on that,” “In areas where there is no internet access, discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Public Administration and the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT). We have articulated our position and I have no further comment to make on that” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Consider everyone else, take extra precautions, be more calm about it be more open-minded …and things like that and still be aware that the virus is still out there but make it fit with your everyday life,” External link

wwlp Monday, April 27, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Consider everyone else, take extra precautions, be more calm about it be more open-minded …and things like that and still be aware that the virus is still out there but make it fit with your everyday life,” External link

wkrn Sunday, April 26, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “These measures have been instituted to safeguard our population from the risk of contracting COVID-19. Principals must recognise that they have the ultimate responsibility of acting in the best interest of all students and stakeholders” External link

cnc3 Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Minister of Health has repeatedly advised the population that there is no need to panic. Our country is adequately prepared for this virus if or when it shows up,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Education is not just academic, and this is one of the key reasons why the Ministry will always find a way to give students opportunities such as these. The Visual and Performing Arts curriculum continues to be expanded to cater for the interests and needs of all students. When we think of economic diversification and developing Trinidad and Tobago we are cognisant that culture can play a major part in taking us where we need to go,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “Cultural education forms an important part of students’ education. We have a responsibility at the Ministry of Education to ensure that our culture is being kept alive. Competitions like this give students the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities. It also represents the opportunity to value the hard work of teachers and parents working together for the benefit of our students,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “School Carnival competitions are examples of the effectiveness of the visual and performing arts curriculum within our nation’s schools,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are very concerned over what we have been seeing. We’ve had reports from principals and teachers and we have been able to view on social media some reports of indiscipline and violence in our schools. Most of these incidents occur outside of schools and involve female students. When we see street brawls we’ll notice that those brawls are being engaged in by our female students,” “We are of the firm in the view that this has to be stamped out and we are not going to rest peacefully unless we can be assured that a school is a place of safety, a place where teachers and students could reside in relative calm and peace,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “The feedback was in favour of keeping the SEA, which has been around, in different incarnations, since 1961. I can safely say at the end of these discussions, when we were compiling our reports, it showed quite clearly that the majority of persons were in favour of the system that we have in place,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So, it not true to say, as some persons have been saying, that we have been doing nothing. We have been doing everything we can to engage the national community with respect to this exam and this worrisome topic,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So hopefully after that two-week period, the school will be ready again under very safe conditions,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia pointed out : “The main rationale for developing public-private sector partnerships in education and training is to maximise the potential for expanding equitable access to training opportunities. The government can’t do it alone. I encourage you, YTEPP, to continue to build productive engagements with the private sector for the constant fuelling of the nation’s workforce. In this regard, we are deeply appreciative of this partnership with BPTT,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We understand that after the teachers left, some pupils became restless and indisciplined,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This is of grave concern to us,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Within recent times, people have been asking what are we doing with respect to reforming the education system,” “We will be doing everything as we have been doing to ensure that the education that we offer to our pupils is first class, is equitable and is of a very high quality” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 15, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The objective of this partnership with TUCO is to assure the sustainability of calypso as an art form well beyond the carnival season,” External link

sunstkitts Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “People must be aware of their culture, and culture has to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The objective of this partnership with TUCO is to assure the sustainability of calypso as an art form well beyond the carnival season,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “And the reason for this is because of violation of the rule that there should be no corporal punishment,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “the issues affecting the two schools will be resolved by Wednesday” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Our stu­dents are do­ing ex­cep­tion­al­ly well as the pass rate is 94 per cent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Bob Hertzberg ) : “In Senator Hertzberg’s eyes, personalized services that help youth overcome challenges are extremely important,” “Young people gain the confidence to succeed once they are on a good path toward adulthood. This funding we are showcasing today will go a long way toward enriching the lives of at-risk youth in the San Fernando Valley” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Within recent times there were some issues that were brought forward in the public domain. Issues that have been identified by both parents and the stakeholders. Issues with respect to transparency and the right to publish or not to publish that might infringe on privacy issues and also established practices. As a Ministry of Education we could not close our eyes to various concerns," External link

cnc3 Monday, June 17, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "We are going to publish the 2019 results of the SEA examination that has been written by our students. However, if any parent feels that his child results should not be published then that parent has the option of informing the Ministry of Education in writing of that desire to not have those results published," External link

cnc3 Monday, June 17, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Our teachers are responsible for molding the future of Trinidad and Tobago. No teacher must feel any sense of danger while they carry out their duty in delivering education to our students, and no student should ever have to be a witness to such an attack. The Ministry of Education will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that teachers and students of all schools feel safe throughout the school day,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "The South County Trojans are committed to the highest safety standards in youth football," External link

4-traders Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “When UTT took over, that aspect of teacher training died,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 1, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “One expects that parents...well I can’t say it’s parents (in this case) to act in a certain manner such that if there is disagreement that should be handled so that no one will suffer unpleasant circumstances. The Ministry condemns this action,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Such acts of indiscipline from adults to assault a principal on a school compound must be condemned in its strongest terms by society. Acts such as these must not be tolerated and adults are expected to behave in a more responsible manner and set the proper example for our nation’s children” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It is always a good thing for the ministry to be involved in activities like this. We ensure all aspects of education are included in the curriculum and culture is an important part. If we are to ensure our children receive quality education, culture must be a part of that” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “Minister, are you aware that this flea infestation is a four-year-old problem which you and your ministry are yet to resolve, and therefore, with you saying you are looking at sites, how long again are the students and parents and teachers to wait after four years for this relocation?” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “I am aware that this problem extends beyond four years. It was there long before I came into office, and nothing was done by the previous administration to solve this problem. So don’t come today and blame us. I am fully aware of that” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We must hold steadfast in our desire to ensure that the pan, which is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago, remains ours,” “We are prepared to share out talent with other countries, but we must ensure that it remains ours” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “I went to go buy something for Christmas, and my bank card was declined. They froze my account because I was deceased” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “The funeral home told me to call the medical examiner’s office. Then I called them, and then they told me they got everything straightened out” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia : “That’s why my bank got frozen because they tried to withdraw money from my account” External link

wsvn Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia pointed out : “The fracas that took place on the afternoon of Friday 15th February, 2019, in Sangre Grande, reinforces that much more has to be done within the community to address the challenges that we, as a nation are facing,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Students who engage in acts of what can only be deemed as assault must understand that their actions come with consequences, and a student who is victimised must also have some form of redress for whatever they may have had to endure,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Parents and guardians are urged to ensure that they know what their child/ward does as they make their way home from school and to work with the school to address the matter in instances where they are called in” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “Based on the report a recommendation has been sent to the Teaching Service Commission for the teacher involved to cease to report for duty,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "I'm surprised because there are facilities for autistic children and they are prepared to have her but this is definitely something I intend to look into," External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Young persons generally acquire and model their values and behaviours from parents, leaders and other adults in the society. The MOE reiterates that the inculcation of values and skills is the responsibility of the whole society,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "For young women today they have seen a female Prime Minister (Kamla Persad-Bissessar) and now a female President, and, they know now, if they did not before that anything is possible as long as you put the work into it. The young women of this country have been making their mark in all areas and sectors, and they continue to rise positively. In recent years, we have seen the performance of the girls surpassing boys" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "The six awardees are representative of those of you who have crossed. But we acknowledge not all our pupils are on the same level. We recognise some of you have not crossed and some we have to carry. Carry, in this case, meaning we have to give some additional support to" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "The Ministry continues to do its part through projects and programmes like the Form One initiative, School Based Management System, Parenting In Education Workshops, Morvant Schools Improvement Project and Student Support Services Division and others. Today I want to offer the challenge to help someone to cross as you continue to make your way. By no means I am asking any of you to leave yourselves undone to ensure the success of someone else but maybe you can share your understanding or your knowledge. Maybe you can share a kind word or maybe you can just be a listening ear in a time of need" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "You have only scratched the surface on a lifetime of work that will be put in to cement a successful future career. You are beacons of hope for a brighter tomorrow. The path will be winding, daunting at times and there will be days you may find yourselves questioning if you are capable. On those days, say 'I am the change. I am capable. I will succeed" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Teaching is a noble profession. I definitely agree there is a level of nobility and selflessness that comes with being a teacher. So to those of you who have committed to serve, thank you for investing in the success and development" External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The first point I want to make is the physical structure of the schools – we want to improve on it. The second thing we want to look at this year is the effective delivery of the curriculum. We will be providing opportunities for the advancement of teachers in terms of training so that they will be in a much better place to implement the curriculum,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “I am giving the assurance, based on the assurance I myself was given by our director of finance and accounts, that the cheques would be made payable to the denominational boards Monday or Tuesday, long before Christmas,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:28:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We want to make sure that our schools can offer students and teachers an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching so that this can reflect on that quality education that we strive for,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Whatever you do today will lead to the type of society we have later on,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Friends I made while in college remained my friends even today,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, December 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Aviation Technology ) : “barring unforeseen circumstances, the students are scheduled to be relocated to the Aviation Campus in the second term of the academic year, 2018” External link

Triniad-guardian Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:29:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They (boys) are not too far behind, but we would like to see that day that they are also among those who will be awarded the President’s Medal. In the past we had the boys coping that distinction, but for the past few years we have had girls coping those awards. We would like to see both boys and girls doing exceptionally well,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:52:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They were engaging in child’s play…a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They were engaging in child’s play...a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “After getting all the facts, the decision was taken that counselling services would be provided to students, staff and the parents commencing Wednesday and continuing the day after,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia responded : “I am aware that a meeting was called. I’m not aware that a decision was taken. That meeting was called to discuss the possibility of the regional corporations effecting those repairs,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have been assured that the security that is in place is adequate... And that was one of the considerations that was taken yesterday in ensuring that everything is okay” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “It is my hope that the Ministry of Education and by extension the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, can work with the University of the West Indies to continue the development of human resource in innovative ways that aid to strengthen the Caribbean economy” External link

newsday-tt Monday, September 18, 2017 10:06:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Two rooms were destroyed. EFCL was able to engage a contractor who worked tirelessly to ensure it could open. I want to congratulate the contractor, who has really done a good job. La Horquetta Government Primary is well poised to open today” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:40:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We in education recognise that we can not do it alone,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, September 9, 2017 8:54:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Please be advised that Cabinet has decided that with effect from the academic year 2018 to 2019, the Secondary Examination Assessment (SEA) will be held in the last week of the second term. Students entering Standard Four will be writing the examination in 2019,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:22:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The PS (Angela Sinaswee-Gervais) nor the Chief Education Officer (Harrilal Seecharan) said it is totally false. Guidance officers have been paid up to end of July. It is totally false. We have no information about anybody staying away” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:45:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia declared : “While I have absolutely no problem with any group of workers withholding their services; because that is their right, always remember that we must not use our children as pawns...Those maxi taxi drivers, if they had entered into discussions with me last night (Sunday), they would have been told that today (yesterday), a cheque for in excess of TT $6 million was forthcoming and later on this week, the remaining sum of (just under) $5 million would have been paid to them. There was absolutely no need, as far as I see it, to take the type of action that was taken,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “You will be charged with that responsibility,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:12:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia stated : “That report will be sent to all of our schools in a short space of time, so that our students will be able to have a fair knowledge; from the perspective of persons in our country, of how we have grown and how we have developed over a number of years,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:12:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are going to make a request with officials of CXC to visit Trinidad and Tobago so they can give us a first-hand view of the causes of the difficulties we have been experiencing,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:25:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are in the process to renew the contracts of those whose performance has been satisfactory,” “We took the note to Cabinet which approved it” External link

newsday-tt Monday, August 21, 2017 9:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “In addition, of the 33 subjects, we found that in 25 of those subjects students scored 90 and above. In Unit 2 94.01 per cent achieved acceptable pass grades. In 2016, 94.44 per cent of the students passed. Of the 32 subjects in Unit 2, 24 of the subjects students scored 90 and over,” “However, of great significance, performance of students at high levels Grades 1’s and 2’s in Unit 1, this year was 53.05 per cent as compared to 48.19 per cent in 2016” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 18, 2017 5:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “For example, we do not have an accurate account on the exact number of students who they transport on a daily basis. We want to liaise with the schools so that they would give us a figure with respect to the number of students who they had approved to travel with the maxi taxis because approvals must come from the schools,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Authors of textbooks cannot badger, negotiate or offer any inducements to principals to get their textbooks on the book list,” “The freedom of choice policy which allowed principals to choose the books to be put on the book lists fostered mismanagement and other problems in the Ministry of Education” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We want to assure the integrity of the exams,” “They want to ensure that when students get their grades, the grades will accurately reflect their performance in the exams” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This Government has decided that wherever a person’s household income falls, that person will still be eligible for some measure of GATE funding,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am not going to recommend that someone is removed unless there are grounds for their removal, and that can only come through an investigation” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have engaged the assistance of our legal department to advise us as to whether the action of the teachers who took part in the protest action, the teachers who belong to this school, whether in fact that action was calculated to bring the school into disrepute. I await the advice of our legal department before we move forward. But certainly there are a number of issues we have been able to identify,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I don't want to pre-empt our investigation. If students have been found to be throwing bottles at teachers then we will deal with that. The investigation will start from today” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:38:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “I would prefer not to comment” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We have not been made aware. We will have a full investigation. We don't want to end up in a situation where it would seem as though we are taking sides. We have no information. Therefore we cannot comment. We will only comment when we have been apprised of the facts. We need to have concrete information” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The attendance of our pupils has been poor. As a responsible Ministry of Education we cannot just sit idly by and allow this situation to continue. This situation must be arrested,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Association ) : “We will engage with NPTA (National Parent-Teacher Association) in having some discussions with parents because if you examine these statistics carefully, perhaps we can discern from that the fact that parents are the ones who are playing mas and then they too tired to see after their children on Ash Wednesday...we don’t know. We need to explore all of these possibilities. We need to do an in-depth study so that we can ensure that our pupils are not short-changed and that they benefit from what we have to offer as educators,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:21:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I would want to ensure that every one of our students has the opportunity of participating in our cultural traditions and in so doing being given an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our society,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 24, 2017 7:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I would want to ensure that every one of our students has the opportunity of participating in our cultural traditions and in so doing being given an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our society,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 24, 2017 12:42:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : "Now that the issue has assumed legal proportions I cannot divulge the recommendations of the investigation. I will be conferring with the the Permanant Secretary and the Chief Education Officer and we will be deciding a way forward," External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : "The principal has to ensure the safety of all students. We have specific guidelines that we give to the principal and teachers so as to ensure that they do their duties responsibly," External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:33:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They have no need to fear” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 13, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “They are private schools and the Government gives assistance to these schools. The assistance and the monies will be given to the schools. A MOU has to be signed. We are in the process of finalising it. The schools have been categorised based on the number of staff. We had to do an assessment on these schools to ensure whatever funding will meet their requirements. There is no need to fear. The State is committed to assist in the funding of these schools” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, February 13, 2017 6:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Essentially the meeting discussed what the Ministry of Education can give to them,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “If these rules are disregarded, then there are certain measures which must be taken,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:37:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “If they disregard that, there are certain measures that must be taken. But we cannot determine if the injury of the child is a result of bullying. I’ve made it clear that at the level of the Ministry of Education and schools system, we have adequate measures in place to deal with any infraction of discipline,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:44:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “I want to see you lift yourselves as you climb higher so that in five years, many of you will be in line to receive these scholarships,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We of this ministry will provide the best tools for teachers too,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This is preventing access of education for our children,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:57:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As the Ministry of Education we have a large measure of jurisdiction over what is sold at the schools’ cafeterias. We will reveal more about that tomorrow,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 27, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are hoping that the level of unwanted food is small. Any wastage of food must be a major issue. This is why we are going on an all out attack that our children develop proper eating habits and have a knowledge of the nutritional value of our local foods,” “Secondly, I know that we have a challenge with respect to the taste patterns of our children. That many of them want to eat fried chicken. Sometimes when the local food is given to our students some of them don’t readily accept it” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 27, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “hard work resulted in the successful opening of the nation's schools” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am told that all of our schools will be in a state of readiness. I am keeping my fingers crossed because our Ministry of Education officials and our engineers have been on the ground and liaising with school principals and supervisors. Also officials of EFCL (Education Facilities Company Ltd) have been visiting all of the schools, making sure that there are no issues. We had a meeting on Friday with officers of EFCL and officials of the Ministry of Education, and we were given the assurance that everything is in place for all schools to open on Monday” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:19:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “This is a tragedy that affects all of is. We must bind together to ensure we do not have a reoccurence of this kind of thing,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:36:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Bind together to ensure there is no recurrence of such a situation,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:47:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “One of the major recommendations (in the report) that was accepted by Cabinet, was that the role of the Church should be strengthened...Cabinet has agreed that the Church should continue in its role in education and we will put things in place to strengthen its role,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 16, 2016 12:13:00 PM EAT

Anthony Garcia explained : “great and a substantial reduction in the incidents of violence and indiscipline in our school,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:32:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia admitted : “Achieve a great and substantial reduction in incidents of violence and indiscipline,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:29:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Government in this country has undertaken the responsibility to fund 100 per cent the refurbishing, the construction and the repairs of schools and I have no intention of changing that, but what I am saying is that with authority comes responsibility and once you own the schools, you cannot just sit back and say leave it up to the government. You must play your part also and this is what I am calling for by the boards I want to ensure they join hands with the Ministry of Education in all aspects of their schools” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Cabinet was so impressed with this report that it was decided that it would be rolled into a white paper on education which would; be tabled before Parliament. This report would be made public very soon,” “It was decided that in order for our education system to move forward and upward we must bring on board all our stakeholders,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Do you know, Madam Speaker, during the LifeSport programme, a lunch cost in the vicinity of $100 and I can attest to that, as a councillor in the Malabar South district there was a LifeSport programme there at the Malabar community centre, and I know for a fact that those box lunches cost in the vicinity of $100 for one lunch and that is just an example of what went on,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I know that there are some health and safety issues which we cannot turn our backs on, and I know there is the question of OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) where health and safety issues seem to compromise the ability of teachers to perform to the best of their ability. I am aware of all those things, but to me in some instances, some teachers, in some schools use every opportunity to leave the classroom and that is something I want to talk with the union about so we can minimise those disruptions” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia replied : “The whole question of re-building of schools is something that we were discussing with EFCL on Wednesday and we are meeting again on Monday. The technical teams from both the Ministry of Education and EFCL will be meeting on Monday to craft a plan whereby those schools that have not yet been completed that we will have completion of those schools as soon as possible” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “The Government in this country has undertaken the responsibility to fund 100 per cent the refurbishing, the construction and the repairs of schools and I have no intention of changing that, but what I am saying is that with authority comes responsibility and once you own the schools, you cannot just sit back and say leave it up to the government. You must play your part also and this is what I am calling for by the boards I want to ensure they join hands with the Ministry of Education in all aspects of their schools” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia told : “It is absolutely false, I don’t know who is doing that...that is unethical, that is a prank, that is dishonest, I don’t know how else to describe it, it is not true,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “It’s mischief and in this political season people doing all kinds of things. That is a wicked act,” “I as the minister am saying that is false. We don’t need to contact anybody and there is nobody to contact because it is false, the important thing is that pupils are continuing to have their drinks with their meals,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:03:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We will be willing to discuss the matter when we meet. We share a close relationship with all stakeholders and TTUTA is one such body” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia added : “As far as we are aware they are not owed salaries,” “The outstanding payments would be in the area of gratuity” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “So it seems our girls are outperforming our boys...something we need to look at carefully,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, October 14, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The National Test has morphed into another SEA exam… The original purpose seems to have been abandoned and primary school students (are now) forced to prepare as if it were another placement exam,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This will be a template for other schools with similar problems so they can also benefit,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “This committee will deal with curriculum issues and it is being co-ordinated by a Schools Supervisor 111,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, October 9, 2016 8:24:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As your Minister of Education I take the opportunity of pledging the support of the ministry and the Government in ensuring that our teachers are properly taken care of. I want to let you know that one of our major objectives is to ensure that quality education is administered and delivered to our nation’s children. If you are to ensure that your children receive quality education, we must ensure that our teachers operate under quality conditions,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “a person with a deranged mind” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Roman Catholic School ) : “A person with a deranged mind threw some poisoned corn. The pigeons were affected and two died on the roof. School was closed early on Tuesday because the principal did not want to expose children. They engaged in a clean-up exercise with the help of the Tunapuna Regional Corporation” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “The Teaching Service (Commission) has given us a list and we are working with TTUTA to help ensure compliance with the regulations. We will work with the teachers to get a solution and the regulations can take care of it. When a teacher is absent from class about 25 to 30 students are turned away” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:43:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said ( about Fitzgerald Jeffrey ) : “All our students are safe. They are well taken care of. Their parents may not worry. He (Jeffrey) is monitoring the situation hour by hour. They will be safe,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 3, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “Laventille, let us hold hands and do it,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I was taken by surprise over the protest by parents. If it was brought to our attention to date, I would have made sure that the issue would have been attended to. We will dispatch a contractor but I will have discussion with the Anglican Board because since they own the school we cannot do anything unless we have an agreement with the Board,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “I am not aware of that, what I know is that situation did not come to my attention, and before we can do anything at the school we must have the agreement of the Board,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “As you are aware, over the school vacation we made every attempt to assure that all schools were in readiness. I am not sure whether Arouca Anglican School was part of it. That was not brought to my attention,” “I have to investigate further. In addition to that, that school is owned by the Anglican Board and I have had absolutely no communication with the Anglican Board with respect to work that needs to be done at the school,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:39:00 AM EAT

Anthony Garcia said : “We are happy to have you and to facilitate this meeting,” “The teaching of science in our primary and secondary schools is something we want to keep on the front burner. Any opportunity that we have to embrace information that will assist in the teaching of science, we welcome it” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
education minister47.59%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
minister41.30%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
minister of education8.26%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
chief education officer0.20%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
mp1.18%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
current education minister0.20%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
successor0.20%EN07/14/201714/07/2017
detective0.20%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
education and education minister0.10%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
murderer0.10%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
sommelier0.10%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
energy minister0.10%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
government and education minister0.10%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
reported education minister0.20%EN06/07/201607/06/2016
suspect0.10%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
terrorista0.10%PT04/30/200730/04/2007
Names Lang Count
Anthony GarciaEN92.23%
Anthony GarciaFR3.82%
Anthony GarciaEU3.46%
Anthony GarcíaES0.48%
Anthony GarciaPT0.00%


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Rodney Charles said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “In January 2016, Garcia stated that the proposed Barrackpore ASJA Primary School would be completed by September 2016. He specifically informed the Parliament that the new school will be completed within 10 months. To date, work on this school is yet to begin,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:36:00 PM EAT

Rodney Charles said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “On June 28, in response to a question by Oropouche West MP Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, Minister Garcia informed Parliament that rehabilitation work at the Fifth Company School would be done during the 2017 July/ August vacation. He stressed that ‘focus will be on repairs to toilets, replacement of windows and burglar proofing and improvement and strengthening of hand rails and the protective metal enclosures on stairwells.’” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:05:00 PM EAT

Tim Gopeesingh alleged ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “Garcia is grossly incompetent, lacking in leadership and organisational skills, essential work ethic and basic capacity to head that vital portfolio,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT

Tim Gopeesingh stated ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “Mr. Garcia's obvious incompetence and professional recklessness are continuing to affect the education of the country's students. There is now precipitous, serious and unacceptable reversal of significant gains made by the People's Partnership Government in the Education System during its five years,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:13:00 PM EAT

Roberto Hernandez said ( about Anthony Garcia ) : “The classroom did not have chairs or desks. I was very disappointed to learn pupils attending the school had to experience attending classes without having desks and chairs to sit on. I would have thought those basic requirements would have been provided by the Ministry of Education. A statement was made by the Minister of Education (Anthony Garcia) there was the basic expectation everything would have been in place to facilitate learning. There are classrooms without basic requirements of desks and chairs” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, September 23, 2016 4:49:00 AM EAT