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Dominicans in Florida urged to take safety measures as Hurricane Dorian approaches – Dominica News Online

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Bruno securing his home in Florida

Dominica-Florida Diaspora Comminity Leader, Alex Bruno has advised Dominicans living in Florida to take proper measures to remain safe as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

Hurricane Dorian is now at Category 5 and is currently located in the Bahamas where it is causing catastrophic damage with winds of 165 miles per hour.

In an interview with Dominica News Online, (DNO), Bruno stated that if Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Florida it will result in tremendous danger and future hardship.

“There are tens of thousands of Dominicans living in the state of Florida and what we expect is 160 and above miles an hour winds to cause some impact on the state,” he said. “Based on projections, however, it appears that the system might be taken on a northerly turn so it looks like the eastern belt of the state which goes all the way up to Georgia will get some serious impact from Dorian, but no one knows what is actually going to happen.”

A shuttered section of Bruno’s residence

Bruno, who lives in Boynton Beach at the southern end of Palm Beach County in Florida, further encouraged Dominicans in Florida, to follow the advice of the American authorities and adhere to the call of the federal government.

“In terms of the Dominicans living here, I would like to urge us as a community to get serious as to what is about to happen. Even if we think, based on our own understanding that it is not going to be catastrophic but take no chances.  Follow the advice of the authority, seek shelter, especially if you’re like in an area where there is  mandatory evacuation,” he advised.

Bruno added, “I’m calling on our Dominicans and Caribbean citizens to be wise, protect yourself, try to protect your family and let us try and ride out Dorian [as] safely as possible.”

He said in preparation for this category five hurricane, there is a mandatory evacuation for all residents on the east of the federal highway (residents closest to the sea); schools have been closed until Tuesday or pending further notice; people at the home for the aged have been secured with standby generators and plans have been made to keep them safe; animals have been catered for, and standby power vehicles and extra military troops have been put in place.

He urged the Dominican diaspora to remember that they are one people and should be in unity and love each other, not only during storms, but at all times.





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Skerrit says general elections were free and fair; plans to set up commission on electoral reform

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Skerrit says general elections were free and fair; plans to set up commission on electoral reformThe leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that the just-concluded general election which produced another win for his party, was free and fair, but he has also promised to set up a commission for electoral…

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SUNDAY SERMON: Forgive, repent and changePlease note that the messages published on Sunday Sermon are not restricted to Monsignor Jno Lewis and DNO welcomes any other relevant and appropriate contributions from any other priest, pastor or spiritual leader.

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general elections

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general electionsThe Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

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