Friday 15 November, 2019

Rowley: No need for closure of government offices

While the country is preparing for the effects of a tropical storm, Prime Minister Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is no need to order the closure of government offices on Tuesday.

In a statement late on Monday, the Prime Minister said Government is being guided by the best and latest information from the ODPM and the Met Office and has been advised that there is no need to order the closure of government offices on Tuesday.

He assured, however, that disaster preparedness plans and protocols have been triggered and are being led by the Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODPM) under the Ministry of National Security, and along with the Met Office are working to dispense pertinent information and updates with a view to ensuring the safety of people, property and livestock.

The Prime Minister advised that all supporting and first responder agencies have been engaged and are prepared to assist citizens as the country prepares for the effects of Tropical Storm Bret.

He called on citizens to take heed of all of the information and updates emanating from the relevant lead agencies, in particular the ODPM, and urged them to remain calm.

“As we go through the next 12-24 hours of weather, I ask that God continues to bless our nation,” Rowley added.

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