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Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2003 6:55 PM
Subject: SabaGIS - National Hurricane Committee Meeting Tentatively
Set for This Week
Written by Roddy Heyliger, Communications
Consultant for the Saba Government Information Service (SGIS), Island Territory
Government of Saba, Dutch West Indies; Commissioner responsible for SGIS is
Leader of Government Will Johnson, Government Administration Building, The
Bottom Saba, Tel. (00 599) 416-3311, 3312, 3313, Fax 416-3484
For Immediate Release: Sunday, June 22,
National Hurricane Committee Meeting Tentatively
Set for This Week
THE BOTTOM, Saba (SGIS) – Lt. Governor Antoine
Solagnier is hoping to organize the first National Hurricane Committee meeting
this week. Solagnier told the Saba Government Information Service (SGIS)
that preparations for the season have been on-gong.
“Personnel from the Department of Public Works
have been busy checking out government buildings. Certain things have to
be looked at. Some observations have also been made with regards to pieces
of the old airport building that are at the Cove Bay.
“Also in the same area, there is an old building
that once served as a restaurant which is a concern for us and a potential
threat to nearby structures. Owners and operators of a business place in
the village of Windwardside have also related their concern about the ruins at
Captains Quarters, which could pose a threat to homes and businesses in the
“The business owners have been given permission
to remove old rafters from one building at Captains Quarters while Public Works
has been given the okay to take down another wooden building which has been
deemed a hazard to the Windwardside community.
“We have to take pro-active measures in order to
safeguard public safety and to protect homes and buildings from hazards during
the threat of a hurricane,” Lt. Governor Antoine Solagnier who is also Chairman
of the Emergency Operations Center, told SGIS.
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