On August 15th the Marshal of the High Court had the authority to return possession of the property on the corner of Connel and St. Vincent Streets in Tunapuna to the landlord. When I visited Birdsong on D-day they were defiant in the face of eviction.
When the Marshal arrived, it was very early on Monday 29th August to remove Birdsong’s belonging from the land, and put up a fence.
The Academy’s directors are now trying to find an alternative space for the school to hold it’s acclaimed after school programme this September. At the Town Hall meeting they held at Friends Recreational Club, mere steps away from their former home and obliquely opposite their proposed new site, Birdsong assured the community that this was not a wake, but a hurdle to cross.
This is a developing story, and I’ll keep you abreast as the news comes to hand.
To help put this story in further context here’s my report from the press conference Birdsong held on the 8th August to make public their plight.