National Days of Mourning, Prayer, & Presidential Address

Charles Savarin, President of Dominica

For Immediate Release

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has declared ‘Thursday September 03, and Friday September 04, 2015’ National Days of Mourning in the wake of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. All flags shall be flown at half-staff on all public buildings on both days.

The President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Angelo Savarin shall deliver an address to the Nation on Thursday September 03, 2015.

National Days of Prayer shall be held on Saturday September 05 and Sunday September 06, 2015. Activities related to the National Days of Prayer will be held at the local community level as a result of reduced access associated with the passage of Erika. A National Day Message of Prayer from the Government shall be read at all churches on the respective days.

These declarations are intended to honour lives lost as well as to offer thanksgiving.