PM announces closure of all gov’t offices

breaking newsPrime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced the closure of all government offices and private sector businesses at 1:00 pm as Tropical Storm Matthew affects Dominica.

Presently Dominica is under Tropical Storm Warning.

“All government offices and private businesses will reopen on Thursday, September 29, 2016, that is tomorrow,” he said. “An advisory with respect to schools will be issued later today.”

Yesterday the Ministry of Education ordered all schools be closed today.

The Prime Minister advised everyone to stay home as much as possible so as not to expose themselves to any hazards out there.

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  1. Bumbble Lee
    September 29, 2016

    Is that the PM job??? A man wid several jobs must be rich as he riz.

  2. PM Not in Dominica
    September 29, 2016

    The PM is 100% not in Dominica. 100%. If he disagrees, ask for proof. Possibly, he had done a Degazon on us? Whoo, hoo!

  3. yes sigh
    September 29, 2016

    Thats why I love Dominica….anything “holiday” is always possible. :)

  4. Me
    September 29, 2016

    I watched the local news at 8 on Marpin but there was no live broadcast by the PM. Where was the message sent from? Is he even in the country? Very odd.

    • shay
      September 29, 2016

      everything does not require a live boradcast.

      • shay
        September 29, 2016

        correction** Broadcast

  5. Tj
    September 28, 2016

    Let the businesses determine who is essential to save the organization.

  6. Tj
    September 28, 2016

    I think that private businesses should be able to determine who is essential or not, in order to secure their investment

  7. September 28, 2016

    Nice that you’re around this time PM . PRAYING that God will protect Dominica and Dominican. Dominica cannot take anymore blows from these tropical storms.

  8. Dominican
    September 28, 2016

    If the Prime Minister asks all public and private sector businesses to close at 1pm for the safety of all why is Clear Harbor forcing their employees to stay ay work and report for the night shifts. There are some of their employees who live in areas prone to landslides and flooding. I think it is terribly unfair and inhumane.
    Some of these employees have to travel under the cliffs, some have to cross bridges over flooded rivers.
    I think the labor department needs to pay closer attention to some of the things happening with this company.
    Our young people need the employment but they should be treated fairly.

  9. Order of of Chaos
    September 28, 2016

    Where is this announcement coming from? Is he still in Dominica?

    Well, they tried Zika – didn’t work. Then before that, they gave Ebola a shot – no one listened. Now, its no more Mr. Nice Guy, DARPA has now unleased CERN and HAARP hell upon us.

    Remember this. Order out of Chaos. To achieve the solution, you must have a problem, then a reaction, and then the solution.

    The solution? Watch this space!

  10. September 28, 2016

    Heavenly Father put your hands over Dominica and all of the lesser Antilles. Amen

    • Response to Real
      September 29, 2016

      Spare the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, but not so much Barbados and Jamaica.

  11. Gods precious
    September 28, 2016

    Since rhe heavy raingall started this morning he should have made the statement to go hm to the nation. … now he make statement for all to go home at 1pm and prople rushing to go home cause they want nothing to happen to them, anf now we having accidents. Two already announced. I jus pray that every1 gets home safe is all….

  12. Concerned
    September 28, 2016

    My people stay indoors and be safe please.

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