Antigua Prime Minister Message to the Nation of Antigua and Barbuda On the Imminent Passage of Hurricane Tammy


Distinguished citizens, residents.


Once again, our nation is facing the prospect of severe weather conditions with Hurricane Tammy, the high is right on our doorstep.


With the memories of the ravages of Hurricane Irma in 2017 and the devastation on our sister island of Barbuda, along with the recent passage of Tropical Storm Phillippe still fresh in our collective memories; I encourage everyone to be vigilant and to ensure that the necessary precautions are made to minimize the possible effects of the storm.


A Hurricane Warning (HW) is now in effect for Antigua and Barbuda.


It is therefore imperative that as a nation vulnerable to the effects of climate change, that we assume collective responsibility for our safety.


Our ability to withstand the onslaught of this storm as a nation, is directly related to the responsibility taken by each individual.


We often say that a chain is as strong as its weakest link, because one weak link can cause the entire chain to break.


Facing the prospect of this hurricane, we cannot afford for there to be any weak links within our communities.


Therefore, my fellow citizens, residents, friends; I urge you to do your part, to mitigate the impact of this impending hurricane:


protect your property and family, by securing glass windows and doors; ensure that you cut overgrown trees and shrubs, particularly those that threaten your property; the drains within close proximity to your homes and businesses should be cleaned, so that waterways are not blocked thereby creating the potential for flooding.


While the relevant agencies such as the Central Board Health, National Solid Waste Management Authority, National Office of Disaster Services, and APUA have their part to play with the cleaning of drains and pruning of trees; in order to minimize any potential damage from the storm, it is absolutely imperative that property owners play their part and not simply to depend solely on these agencies.


Hurricane Tammy is projected to bring rainfall of about 8 to 12 inches.


I hasten to remind, that Tropical Storm Philippe, just two short weeks ago, brought about eight inches of rainfall in some areas.


This means therefore, that the earth is still somewhat saturated and with additional rainfall, the potential for flooding is elevated.


Consequently, for those persons living in low lying areas and other areas prone to flooding, as your Prime Minister and friend, I urge you to take immediate steps to ensure that you and your family remain safe.


Do not wait until the storm is bearing down upon us to seek help.


The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has published a list of shelters and has indicated that at least one shelter per constituency will be opened.


In the even that more shelters need to be opened, that decision will be communicated to all media houses by NODS.


Please check the schedule to know the shelter closest to you and take refuge there before flood waters begin to rise.


Our government is very much aware of the negative impact that severe weather can have on the agriculture sector and fishing sectors.


While there is not much that can be done to mitigate damage to crops, it is important that livestock farmers secure animals to ensure their safety.


Boat owners should also endeavour to get their boats to safe harbour as soon as possible. The Antigua Port Authoirty will assist boat owners to lift their boats out of the water to secure them.


Our government is committed to ensuring food security for our country and we will mobilize resources if necessary,  to ensure that any damage to our food sector is lessened.


Citizens, resident, friends…. As we face the prospect of Hurricane Tammy, I invite you to kneel at the sacred altar and invoke the aid of Deity.


We pray that Almighty God will continue to stretch his protective hands over our nation of Antigua and Barbuda.


As our National Anthem prayerfully invokes: “God of nations, let Thy blessings/Fall upon this land of ours.”


At this time, therefore, I invite all citizens, residents, and friends of this nation to join, as we humbly seek God’s favour and protection.


Let us ask for the light of his countenance to cheerfully shine upon our unitary state.


Be safe !


I thank you.

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  1. As per thy mercy: We humbly beseech the grace of thine omnipresence mercy. Oh great Creator: Thy children pray for all Mankind.

    • You might as well chat with a dead person. The only god that exists is in weak people mind like you.

      • @What stinking god… Denial of the existence of God does not mean He does not exit. All it means is that you have denied His existence and YOU are the poorer for it. As the Psalmist reminds in the in Psalm 14:

        1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

        2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

        3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

        4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

        5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

        6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

        7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

      • Father forgive him for he know wat he have said. Father protect us all in this time of need. Guidance for all our sister islands, u r in control. Amen.

      • @what stinking God
        Don’t know what went wrong in your life but try Him, the living God who made heaven and earth and all that therein is. May He cleanse you from all unrighteousness so that this same God that you have denied will not bring distress upon you or cause you to walk in blindness because you have sinned against Him according to Zephaniah 1:17.

      • @what stinking god – God created a perfect world for us, we fucked it up, not Him, we introduced sin, disease and disaster, not Him.
        Don’t blame God.

  2. Tammy come clean up all them corrupt politicians.

    Take Gaston Browne and his entire family and wash them all out to sea. An electrocution will work too and don’t forget that other corrupt Dominical Darwin Telemaque.

    Help cleanse Antigua of this scum

    • @Come Tammy come…. You are one sick person. I pray that, like Haman in the book of Esther, you do not hang on the gallows of your own making.

    • Oh my God , dats frozen, but plz dig 2 hole. Even if u hate someone u shouldn’t wish for bad for dem. Revenge is my said the lord. ..

  3. May God continue to Favor the Land of my Birth Antigua and Barbuda we humbly pray for each and every one.

  4. Is this your same god that protects you and your children from being raped and molested even killed? The same one that you pray to? If you were present while a raping incident was going on would you give the rapist or molester “free will” to do as they like or would you step in and do something about it? Ask your god why he or she doesn’t step in and protect the innocent children. I am no god but I would make sure that person is either maimed for life or better yet dead. But your god just “watches” what happens then waits until they die to decide if they will go to some fairy tale “pearly gates of heaven” in the meantime that innocent life is either dead or mentally fu#ked for life.

    Must be the same god that gives you free will to do as you like and allow people to murder, rape, molest and steal. Would any of you step in to stop the criminals from continuing? Maybe some of you would even do nothing like the god you pray to and believe in. Or maybe you allow them free will to do as they like.
    Your god doesn’t do shit for you and all you do is pray. Taking out the criminal is what needs to be done and people will be a lot safer with less of those pieces of shit around the place. But maybe you all believe in free will and prayers and that’s why the pieces of shit can go around doing whatever they want to do and later have their “fate” be determined at the imaginary fairy tale pearly gates. I will make an exception when the same pieces of shits go after your family and possessions, I will allow them free will and go about my business.

    You can quote all you want from some book that was written by humans and changed along the centuries. It still won’t stop those pieces of shits from doing as they like. That Nancy Story Book have all kind of sayings and to no surprise they don’t stop anyone from doing harm to others.

    Maybe your god’s revenge is hurricanes that will take out even innocent people. Go ahead and pray for safekeeping. When your innocent friends and family perish after praying, I will simply say, god have other intensions for your dead since you believe he or she works in mysterious ways.

  5. @what stinking God
    Ok. Sorry for you then. God uses people to do His will. Satan also uses people to do his work so if you want to make yourself an agent of satan, so be it. But, God can change the lives of anyone if they so desire Him to, even yours. So think on these things because hell is a real place. May God have mercy on your soul.

  6. And now you bring in another story character satan. Satan is another thing that only exists in your minds. Like your god, satan does not exist either.

    I have no soul. When I die, I will decompose like every living thing. There is no heaven and no hell. You grown up people still believing in fairy tales only because you are all a bunch of weak idiots. You continue to pray to your god to help keep children safe and women from being raped but your god continues to let them be molested and raped.

    Free will must be a good thing then. Unlike your god, I will step in and really protect women and innocent children from being harmed. As for the thieves, I don’t have a problem killing them on the spot. Something your god has never done over the centuries.

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