No school on Thursday

Prime Minister Skerrit has ordered schools closed on Thursday September 26, 2018 as Dominica prepares for the probable passage of Tropical Storm Kirk on Thursday afternoon.

However, the prime minister has deferred, until 8:30 tonight, a decision on whether or not employees should report to work tomorrow.

“We have taken a decision to close schools for tomorrow. More than likely, there will not be school on Friday but let us wait and see what happens because I want our children to be in school as much as possible,” Skerrit said during a media briefing of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) on Wednesday evening.

“In respect to work, there has been an advice to not have work tomorrow but I am deferring taking a decision on this until the 8:00 pm advisory. So, we’ll get back to you by 8:30 this evening in respect to work in the country,” the prime minister stated.

He told citizens that the government’s primary responsibility was to ensure their safety and gave the assurance that no decision would be taken that jeopardized that safety.

Dominica remains under a Tropical Storm Warning, according to the latest advisory from the Dominica Meteorological Service.

At 5 pm, Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North and longitude 55.7 West or 420 miles or 675 kilometers east south-east of Dominica.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph and extend 115 miles from the center of the system.

Kirk is now moving west north-westward near 18 mph. On the forecast track, the center will move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area Thursday afternoon into the evening.

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  1. Silver fox
    September 27, 2018

    One good thing about that so-called UWP propaganda lots this people know how to talk Rubbish every thing is politice and crap. Linton thinks that he’s the prime minister telling Dominicans overseas they’re not allow to come down to vote unless they spent 6months Dominica all crap People Linton is nothing don’t listen to anything Linton has to say the Mosquitoes in dirty nasty waters has more power than him. And their supporters is just as stupid writing pathetic rubbish every day on Dno and Facebook.

  2. Not an easy road
    September 26, 2018

    Never in the history of Dominica or even the Caribbean have I seen a Prime Minister under so much pressure. I agree with @ stressful that the man is under a lot of pressure week after week. Man say what we want but what the constant stress of pm cannot be normal. I wonder if the man sleeping or even able to do his little thing. What PM going through reminds me of when the prophet told David that because of his sin “the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me”. The sword just don’t seem to want to depart from pm and from Dominica man. Pm I don’t know what it is you paying for but whatever it is you paying an awful price. As a laborites and family member I would advise you to resign but I can’t because if you resign you will go to a place called Golguther , somewhere in the US and might never spend a day home again. Wow boy your present is bad and your future appears to be worse?

  3. %
    September 26, 2018

    Well patriot Dr Fontane and Patriot honourable Joshua Sikiri Francis will keep us informed tomorrow…These two are really good geography teachers,and I can tell you they have a HUMONGOUS listenership much to the chagrin of some other folks in society.

  4. Stressful pm
    September 26, 2018

    Boy one this this pm is under a lot of pressure eh. Never a problem free week? Is from one to another man? Away some things are wrong papa. Maybe you paying for your wrong gason

    • DA Fails
      September 26, 2018

      From the penville 5, to maria, to ross leaving, all kinda disaster happening, man made, natural and supernatural :-o

    • ?????????
      September 26, 2018

      Don’t you have any challenges? If not then put your knees down and lift you eyes unto the hill instead of judging. We all have our challenges in a different way. Praise God if you have not any!

    • Loulou
      September 26, 2018

      @Stressful pm…Are you stupid or just plain one sided that no matter what the prime minister says, you fail to understand and just too quick make some blind statement

    • Dominican
      September 26, 2018

      Ok then… send your child to work and den when flood come doe cry u cannot reach ur damn child..

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