Prime Minister Jacobs calls on community to stand in solidarity with our sister islands impacted by Hurricane Fiona: Hurricane Fiona threatens more countries

September 20, 2022 12:49 pm

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria Jacobs wishes to extend her thoughts and prayers to those who have been negatively affected by Tropical Storm Fiona turned hurricane, as well as those directly in the path of Hurricane Fiona.

“St. Maarten/St. Martin has been spared the full force this time around. Our people have learned from our experiences not too long ago and we were able to have plans set in place to secure our people. However, we must not take for granted that there has been great devastation in the region including loss of life as a result of flash flooding. We pray for all those negatively affected by the heavy flooding.” Said Prime Minister Jacobs.

The Prime Minister went on to say, “We must keep our sister islands in mind, particularly the USVI as well as Puerto Rico, who recently shared in our devastation a few years ago while still dealing with the recent world pandemic. They are suffering from power outages as well as reliving very fresh trauma. We pray for God’s mercies while their leaders work to get their grids back up and running.

As vulnerable island nations directly impacted by climate change, we know how difficult it can be to survive between disasters. I join with the people of St. Maarten in praying that there is no more loss of life and a swift recovery for our Caribbean neighbors. I also encourage those who can, to lend support where possible and make donations to known local and international agencies which offer assistance in times of disaster.”