All schools, businesses and government offices ordered closed Monday

STATEMENT BY ACTING PRIME MINISTER, HON. LENARD MONTOUTE ON TROPICAL STORM MARIA

17 September 2017 – A Tropical Storm warning was issued for Saint Lucia at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
Tropical Storm Maria is expected to affect Saint Lucia and the Lesser Antilles from Sunday night.

In accordance with the guidelines for a national systematic shutdown and having consulted the MET Office, NEMO, the Ministry of Education and the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, I have ordered that all schools, businesses and government offices be closed on Monday, September 18, 2017 and remain closed until the ALL CLEAR is given.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to be vigilant and exercise extreme caution.

Small craft operators and other marine interests should remain in port and secure equipment. Persons are urged not to venture out, till the ALL CLEAR has been declared.

The NEMO Secretariat and the MET Office will continue to monitor the situation and to keep the public informed.
Residents are URGED to continue listening for advisories, stay alert and be in a constant state of preparedness. The public is again reminded that the official source for information are the MET OFFICE and NEMO in Saint Lucia.

22 Comments

  1. Jessica
    September 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Allen on another joy ride again. Oh boy what have we found ourselves in.

    1. Truth
      September 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm Reply

      Another Jack ass around

      1. Issue not name calling
        September 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

        That’s all you can do? Call people Jackass? Says a lot about your intelligence.

  2. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Nonsene

  3. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm Reply

    We need a hurricane to remove chastanet and his baboons from power

    1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
      September 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Be careful what you wish for, cause it might come true. You probably have never been through a powerful hurricane.

      1. iman
        September 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

        So Tomas was a what?

      2. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
        September 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        Tomas was a tropical storm, with lots of rain.

    2. Anonymous
      September 18, 2017 at 7:09 am Reply

      In the mighty name of Jesus, we rebuke those evil words that emanate from only evil minds. Lord we plead with you to spare St. Lucia from any destruction and to purify the mids of those who wish evil on us.

  4. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Except the slave workers of all the hotel plantations….

    1. Anonymous
      September 18, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply

      Yea for true

  5. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Words

  6. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply

    They should bring back the LUCIAN’S party, that way the whole country would be on holidays not just Chastanet

  7. RASTA GOVERNMENT.
    September 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Typical lucians..ignoring the issue at hand which is the hurricane and having foolish argument on politics as if their party van detour the hurricane.when will y’all mind broaden?when cock have teeth!

    1. Anonymous
      September 18, 2017 at 7:20 am Reply

      Everything is at hand: the hurricane and what impacts us everyday. The hurricane coming does not end our everyday woes. So we checking hurricane and we also keeping an eye on our daily issues. You vex with that?

  8. Proactive
    September 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply

    So Spider you taking no chances this time. Good job. Is this your way of atoning for the big lapse of judgment you made when Hurricane Tomas was approaching Saint Lucia in 2010 on the eve of Jounen Kweyol? You, NEMO, the Met Office and the rest failed to alert the public in time back in 2010 whilst in Trinidad the Government had shut down the country from noon on the Friday. Experience is a great teacher.

  9. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 1:16 am Reply

    May the Good Lord of heaven, and earth have mercy on us, and protect us from this storm. I cancel the plans of destruction strategize by the enemy; if he has his hands in this weather system may it come to naught. May your hand O Lord stir this storm in desert areas , may by the blast of your nostrils caused the waters of the storm to pile up. Let the surging waters stand up straight like a wall, in protection of St Lucia and other neighboring nations. Let all waters that seek to rise up be congealed in the heart of the sea. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praise, doing wonders? May your name be praised πŸ™ŒπŸ½in the heavens, may your name be praisedπŸ™ŒπŸ½ in the earth, and by your grace let your perfect will be done in Jesus name amen.πŸ€πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  10. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 5:44 am Reply

    Those that asking bad on the government as we approachibg a hurricane i only hope if u all get effected u all keep shut. Whatever u asked unto others it might bounce back at u worse too.

    1. Anonymous
      September 18, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply

      Since when speaking the truth is asking for bad

    2. Don't really care
      September 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm Reply

      Affected not effected …sorry had to point tht out

  11. honeybee
    September 18, 2017 at 8:09 am Reply

    the badminded people may the good lord have marice on them smh

  12. Kimorsh
    September 18, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    Thank you.
    It was high time that our government and Nemo stepped up to the time.
    Early notices and warnings are all what we need .
    Thumps up!!!
    This time the notice for a country shut down was out early.
    Thank you!!!
    Let’s all take the time to prepare ourselves for this storm.

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