That’s how Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite has responded to reports that at least one local supermarket chain has opened for business amid the passage of a tropical storm.
Reports are that in addition to Carlton & A1 Supermarkets, several branches a local fast-food chain have opened for business today even though the island is currently under a tropical storm warning.
However, during a press briefing the office of Department of Emergency Services a short while ago, Brathwaite called on businesses to consider the safety of their employees,while stressing that once a national shut down was called it was mandatory for companies to comply.
During the briefing, the Acting DEM head Kerry Hinds also reported that sections of St Thomas, St Joseph, Christ Church and St Michael were without electricity. She also said that so far one three persons had reported to the 20 emergency Government shelters since yesterday.
Earlier today Tropical Storm Matthew formed out of a strong tropical wave that has been dumping heavy rains on the island.