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PM: No need to panic

The trinidad Guardian / Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night urged citizens to remain calm and do not panic as Tropical Storm Bret bears down on the country.

Rowley, who was speaking in an interview to CNC3 News from Tobago said, there was no reason to close operations at Government agencies and other places of work. A voice note circulated by Public Service Association president Watson Duke called on public servants to stay away from work.

He said he was confident in the emergency operations and plans in place in preparation for the approaching storm.

“With respect to the latest information given out by the T&T Met Office we need not do more than we have done so far,” Rowley said.

He urged citizens to act responsibly and listen to all official bulletins by the Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM).

“There is no need to panic. We have a good emergency and response system in place and we are receiving sound advise from the Met Office who is advising the ODPM,” Rowley said.

“We are on full alert and on standby,” he said.

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