PM’s son, Storm, sources funds for school bus
February 20, 2015
PM’s son, Storm, sources funds for school bus

A new school bus is being purchased for students living in North Leeward, using funds sourced by Storm Gonsalves, son of the Prime Minister.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves revealed that Storm, who is a university student in London, sourced the funds, following the tragedy at Rock Gutter, Owia, {{more}}in which seven students died when the bus they were travelling in, ran off the road and crashed into the sea on January 12, 2015.

He said Storm, of his own volition, sought out a benefactor to buy a bus for the children of Fancy, but a replacement 30-seater bus had already been bought.

The Prime Minister said he had been planning to order a bus for students in North Leeward, and had those specifications on his desk, so he sent them to Storm, who is a final year student at the London School of Economics, reading for a degree in Law.

While the first bus was bought through Coreas Hazells, the one for North Leeward will be bought from Star Garage at a cost of $240,000.

Star Garage has given an estimated delivery time of three months.

Meanwhile, the 30-seater bus for Fancy has already arrived and is in the process of being licensed and insured. The Prime Minister also disclosed that the Ministry of Transport and Works will select the person to drive the new vehicle. (BK)