Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says it is becoming a matter of grave concern, that in such a short space of time two countries were hit by massive earthquakes.
On January 12, 2010 Haiti’s Capital was ravaged by a massive 7.0 earthquake, killing in excess of 300,000 people and week’s later Chile got its lashing by an earthquake.
Prime Minister Skerrit told Discoveries on DBS Radio that Dominicans should begin to pray that “something like that doesn’t happen to our country”.
“We have to pray very hard especially as we are approaching the hurricane season. God knows we cannot afford one. No country in the region can afford one, because the whole world is still seized by the global recession and resources are not as plentiful as they were prior to the recession,” he said.
He said with the relief efforts directed to Haiti, every single country no matter how wealthy are “stretched to the limit”, and all the international organizations are stretched as well.
“We have to pray in an increasing proportion [for God] to spare us from natural disasters,” he added.
He said while there is a call for rain in Dominica, “we have to ask the Lord to give us the rain in moderation because too much rain can be dangerous.”