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‘Spared The Worst’, But Pierre Warns Against Complacency


As many Saint Lucians exhale after bracing themselves for the potentially devastating impact of Hurricane Beryl, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has declared that, based on information from Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, the worst is over for now.

“We are spared the worst for now but it is no reason to be complacent. We have to continue to follow the protocols. We have to continue to understand that these weather systems are going to be more frequent,” Pierre told reporters on Monday.

True to weather experts’ predictions, the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season, which officially began on June 1, is proving to be ‘hyperactive’.

The season usually peaks in September, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.

However, Beryl’s rapid escalation into an ‘extremely dangerous’ category four hurricane so early in the season has raised concerns regarding what’s next.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre described the exceptionally early start as a serious situation requiring appropriate mitigation measures.

He also expressed solidarity with the government and people of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, whom Beryl impacted, urging Saint Lucians to get ready to assist their Caribbean brothers and sisters.

“You never know when our turn will come,” Pierre declared.

Nevertheless, the Saint Lucia Prime Minister expressed confidence in the strength and resilience of the people of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to help them cope with the adversity.

In addition, he praised Saint Lucia’s first responders and volunteers for their ‘labour of love’ in connection with Hurricane Beryl’s passage, acknowledging their invaluable contribution to citizen safety and well-being.

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  1. Disaster averted for now in Saint Lucia but I can’t say the same for our sister islands of Grenada and Saint Vincent. I trust that they are coping and will be back on their feet ASAP….this issue with natural disasters In the Caribbean is that because of the socio-politico-economic stresses in the Caribbean, the frequent occurrence of nature disasters continuously depletes the finances of nations already struggling with it’s economic development…. imagine having to use a vast amount of your finances to repair your destroyed infrastructure or take out a big loan to do so, then comes another nature disaster to destroy again…..this is the predicament the Caribbean finds itself in and countries like Barbados, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Grenada, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe are like bowling pins to a hurricane. The history of hurricane in the Caribbean is ubiquitous. To give the Caribbean the best chance of winning this battle, science must be employed…this is the only tool in the toolbox that will make a great difference.

    No where is the plonker called Weather Wiz who criticised one of my post in another editorial. Now that the prime minister has echoed in essence what I posted in a past editorial, I guess you, weather Wiz feel like a great right plonker..

  2. If the wind does not get you the rain will and if the rain does not get you the storm surge will.

  3. So PIP is the authority on weather now? That clown doesn’t know his a from his face. LMAO. You people are hilarious. I debunked the nonsense you were claiming. You have not provided a shred of evidence to refute what I said. What you have here is a circlejerk of one clown making a statement and another clown agreeing and other clowns will accept it to be true because it was repeated incessantly. That is not how science and reality works. I ask again. How long has the earth existed. Science says 4,540,000,000 years. And how long have they been actively tracking temperature and storms? 1880s. And how reliable were the instruments then? And what happened in the 1700s? How do you know there was no storm in 1650 with winds of 500 mph? You can’t So stop being a clown.

    There is no climate emergency. Stop the alarmism. We a part of a system the frequently changes.

  4. C WIz you are supporting a death cult. Less CO2 means less plant life. Less plant life means less animal life. Less CO2 means the Earth will not support the abundance of life it does now.


    A global network of over 1900 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures.

    Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming
    The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming.

    Warming is far slower than predicted
    The world has warmed significantly less than predicted by IPCC on the basis of modeled anthropogenic forcing. The gap between the real world and the modeled world tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.

    Climate policy relies on inadequate models
    Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as global policy tools. They blow up the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

    CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth
    CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide.

    Global warming has not increased natural disasters
    There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent. However, there is ample evidence that CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly.

    Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities
    There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and re-adapt. The aim of global policy should be ‘prosperity for all’ by providing reliable and affordable energy at all times. In a prosperous society men and women are well educated, birthrates are low and people care about their environment.

    The World Climate Declaration (WCD) has brought a large variety of competent scientists together from all over the world*. The considerable knowledge and experience of this group is indispensable in reaching a balanced, dispassionate and competent view of climate change.

  5. @ Weather Wiz…

    I will ignore your blatant disregard for basic truth and highlight your clear obfuscation of the facts….it’s not ONLY CARBON DIOXIDE that is a factor in climate change…CARBON MONOXIDE, SULPHUR DIOXIDE, HISTORIC EXPLOITATION OF EARTHS RESOURCES, DESTRUCTION OF THE VAST SWAYS OF VEGETATION ( THE LUNGS OF THE PLANET ) etc etc , are all factors in climate change. While I agree the planet has always been changing, it can’t be ignored that humanity has has catastrophic effect on the planet due to exploitative behaviour… focus only on carbon dioxide like this is the only factor in climate change… clearly you lack depth In you analysis….

    Time is a great revealer of truth…

  6. But Prime Minister Pierre you and the heads at NEMO were complacent. I would give you’ll an F , failing grade for you’ll response to this hurricane: storm, all I saw was photo ops. All the regional leaders that were affected addressed us and engaged us properly, all you did was read addresses, and wear vest fit photo ops. Go back to the drawing board because you’ll are a bunch of jokers. Clown country

  7. Stop spewing conspiracy theories here on this platform regarding climate change. This is not a place for your misinformation. All this nonsense about no climate emergency is just a way to do even more harm to society than people realise. Not only do ypu stoke up hatred against groups of people but you create distrust. When St Lucians will be asked to prepare for the next hurricane you will find that they will start questioning the information from the government that relies on the weather agencies and becoming resistant. Stop following the MAGA idiots from the US who purport and spew nonesense and deny empirically supported data and science.
    At this time, st lucia is already behind. Folks like you want to keep it behind with your nonsense, spreading misinformation, hate, and cause division. Go in your corner and stay there in your own lane, stop looking for a backing. Pappyshow!


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