Roseau, Dominica: Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, made a special announcement declaring that all schools will remain closed on October 20, 2023, due to Tropical Storm Tammy approaching the Lesser Antilles. He mentioned that the governmental work will proceed as usual.
Minister Skerrit made these remarks during the press briefing, highlighting that there is no decision made yet to call of tomorrow. It will be decided according to the weather conditions. The Government of Dominica resumes to monitor the progress of TS Tammy and will provide updates as they become available.’
While briefing, PM Skerrit highlighted that Dominica is monitoring the situation and will take appropriate action based on the advice given. In order to minimize the number of people travelling around the country,
He commented that this is why Dominica Government have decided to close schools so that the most vulnerable individuals (kids) should not be at risk.
“We are also making arrangements to inform parents as early as possible so that they can make the necessary arrangements for their children”, says Minister Skerrit.
He ensured that Whether monitoring departments were keeping an eye on tropical storm. Businesses, including public services and their staff, must be present and prepare the facilities for the forthcoming storm. If the situation worsens, the government will consider extending call-off.
While ending his briefing, PM Roosevelt Skerrit expressed his hope saying that we hope that tropical storm will change its course and avoid Dominica. He said, “We are optimistic and praying that the storm will move away from our island. However, we are also taking preventive actions in case it does affect us.”