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State of Emergency & Curfew to be lifted at 9 p.m

by: Dominica Vibes News - September 13, 2018
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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)

The State of Emergency which was declared along with the curfew will be lifted from 9 p.m. tonight according to advice accepted from the Chief of Police, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced.
This he said moments ago at a press briefing. As of 5 p.m. all watches and warning have been discontinued for the island.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that business will resume as normal tomorrow around the island. Public Officers are expected to report to work tomorrow, Friday 14 as well as teachers and support staff at the various schools.

Private sector employees he said are also expected to report to work.

Students will report to school on Monday 17 September 17, 2018, “The only reason why we are allowing the students to stay home is because some schools were used as shelters so we want to get them sanitized before school,” he said.

“I also want to thank those who played their part in preparing the country for the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac,” the Prime Minister said.

He thanked the shelter managers, who he said are volunteers, for providing the service.

Mr. Skerrit also singled out the “commitment to duty” of the police force saying that he is pleased with what they did.

“I also want to echo thanks to the citizens and residents for respecting the curfew order,” he said continuing that with the exception of a few arrests in some communities all went well.