UPP cancels Thursday night’s rally in Bolans due to weather conditions ahead of storm

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UPP cancels Thursday night’s rally in Bolans

due to weather conditions ahead of storm


Tonight’s Rally at the Bolans Playing Field, hosted by the United Progressive Party (UPP), has been canceled due to the already inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm Tammy.

The Party’s Leadership and its candidate for St. Mary’s South, Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, have agreed that safety must be the priority, and therefore have cancelled their much-anticipated final public meeting before next Tuesday’s by-election.

After the storm, the UPP will assess the situation and advise supporters of any plans for public gatherings ahead of the October 24 poll.

Meanwhile, it is possible that, by the time Tammy reaches Antigua and Barbuda tomorrow, Friday, October 20, the storm could have been upgraded to hurricane status.

Therefore, the UPP is encouraging all residents to use today, Thursday, October 19, to make preparations for the safety and security of their families, homes, and businesses – while electricity and, possibly, water services are still available.

The Party also encourages those persons who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas to secure their properties as far as possible and make plans for possible evacuation. This appeal is especially aimed at families living in the West Palm Beach area of Bolans; the Upper Fort Road and Yorks communities; Bendals and Bathlodge; Perry Bay; and other vulnerable neighbourhoods in the Rural West and Rural South constituencies.

In the meantime, the Party exhorts all residents to be careful, to be safe, to stay off the roads during the storm, and to follow the instructions of the agencies in charge of operations.

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