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MEETING SET ON CLOSING OF DAY-CARE CENTER

Aug. 24, 2001 – The closing on Aug. 10 of the Human Services Department's day-care center in Cruz Bay has left as many as 20 St. John children without day care,
according to Aubrey Bridgewater, special assistant to Senate President Almando "Rocky" Liburd.
Most of the children who were displaced are ages 2 to 4, he said.
To discuss the matter, Bridgewater has called a meeting of the youngsters' parents and guardians and the nine former center staff members with Human Services Commissioner Sedonie Halbert. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Legislature Building in Cruz Bay.
Bridgewater said a letter to parents from Halbert dated July 12 indicated that the center was being closed because enrollment had decreased, there are private day-care facilities on St. John and the center was expensive to operate.
For more information, call Bridgewater at 693-8061.

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