The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has made an announcement that all the schools in Dominica will remain shut on October 20, 2023, as the Tropical Storm Tammy approaches the Lesser Antilles.
It is to be noted that, PM Skerrit has made the following announcement during the address to the press briefing. Alongside, he also added that, there has been no decision yet made to call off work tomorrow.
During the media briefing, PM Skerrit, added that, “We are monitoring and based on the advise I will take the appropriate action, but in order to minimize the number of people who would be transversing around the country let us keep the most vulnerable home children. This is why we always take a decision to keep children home, so that we do not have a situation of the vulnerable kids out. We are also making arrangements to inform them early so that their parents can make the required arrangements for them.”
He also ensured that the government of Dominica will be joining the departments who are keeping an eye at the tropical storm. Considering which, he said that, “We should call off work tomorrow then we will make that decision. But as of now we are not in a position to say there is no work tomorrow.”
Additionally, he emphasized that businesses, including the public service, will need their staff to be present to assist in organizing and preparing these establishments for the impending storm. He reiterated, “If the situation necessitates, we will call off work tomorrow.”
The Prime Minister conveyed his optimism that the Tropical Storm would shift away from Dominica. “We are hopeful, and our prayers are for the storm to move further away from our island. Nevertheless, we are also taking proactive measures in case it does affect us,” he added. The government of Dominica has further issued a Tropical Storm warning on the island.