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Pierre Curtails Canada Visit As Tammy Approaches – Normal School Announced For Friday

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With the approach of Tropical Storm Tammy, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre’s office announced that he would curtail participation in the Canada-CARICOM Summit and begin his journey home on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

Pierre was initially due to return on Sunday.

Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, and Nevis have issued Tropical Storm watches and expect the potential for storm conditions within the next forty-eight hours.

Pierre’s office observed that Saint Lucia is not in the immediate Tropical Storm watch area.

But it said the Island could still experience some adverse weather conditions.

“As such, the connection between the storm and the Canada-CARICOM Summit underscores the vital role of international cooperation and the need for climate action,” the PM’s office explained in a release Thursday.

According to the PM’s office, residents must continue monitoring the storm’s progress and prioritise preparedness plans, recognising the intersection of climate change, environmental resilience, and global diplomacy.

The Prime Minister participated virtually in Thursday’s National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting.

Pierre strongly urged the public to rely exclusively on official notices relating to weather forecasts from the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services and pre and post-disaster advisories from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

Acting Prime Minister Shawn Edward presided at the NEMAC gathering, which discussed precautionary measures if Tammy impacts Saint Lucia.

Edward emphasised that while Saint Lucia is not currently in the storm’s path, it was essential to recognise that weather patterns can be unpredictable.

He also spoke of the need to be alert.

In addition, Edward said that based on the information from the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services Director, Andre Joyeux at the NEMAC meeting, schools will continue normally on Friday, October 20, 2023.

“If at all there’s any change in the weather, the Met Office will inform us, and the Ministry of Education working with NEMO will make an announcement early enough to ensure that parents know exactly what course of action to take,” Edward, also responsible for Education, stated.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I always defending PJP but Is this guy or these ppl for real. St. Lucia is not under Tropical Storm Watch but the PM is curtailing his trip to Canada? Like seriously is this guy a clown or a complete hilarious joker. Someone should make on meme on this. This is like Dominica and Guadeloupe hvn a fball match but Lucia training for that same fball match. This is utterly ridiculous. A JOKER

  2. Why is this Prime Minister ccontinuing to lie to the people he claim he is PUTTING FIRST. We are not even under a storm watch. Why is school closed? Why government offices are not closed at least for half day to allow us to do some preparation.

  3. Just stay there mate. Country good without you.
    Sean is in control. Doing a better job than you are capable of.

  4. @ Mike Hunt:- We heard he is panicking because he was told that Shawn Edwards is talked about as being the next possible leader of the Party. It is found that PjP is too indecisive, does not talk well, wavering on too many decisions and will cause the Party to lose at the next Elections; so at next convention, someone will nominate Edwards as leader of the Party, for a stronger and more positive front, or else NADA.

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