At a Press Conference held at 6:00 p.m. this evening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the following announcements in light of the Hurricane Warning that has been placed on Dominica:

1) All schools will be closed tomorrow Monday, Sept. 18
2) All Government businesses with exception of essential services will be closed tomorrow Monday
3) Government is advising private sector to keep their businesses closed tomorrow

Cabinet will be taking a decision to declare Monday, Sept. 18 a Public Holiday.

Shelter managers have been advised to open all shelters. Cots and mattresses are being sent to these shelters. All officers of essential services were recalled at 5:00 a.m. (those on Off Days and those on Holidays) today.

The full video recording of the Press Conference can be found here: https://youtu.be/F9R4JgbiNmk

The audio recording can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/rooseveltskerrit/sept-17-pre-hurricane-maria-press-conference-roosevelt-skerrit-press-conference

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