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More damage likely

ROY R. MORRIS, [email protected]

More damage likely

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HAVING LEFT A TRAIL of destruction and some loss of life in the Eastern Caribbean, Tropical Storm Matthew has become Hurricane Matthew, packing winds of 120 kilometres per hour, and is on a collision course with Jamaica.

And while businesses reopened and life was slowly returning to normal yesterday morning in Barbados, the first island to be affected by the system, emergency officials in St Vincent were trying to confirm whether only one life had been lost there.

In Dominica, a significant portion of the island remained without electricity, and St Lucian authorities also started their day surveying infrastructure, particularly roads that were badly impacted by floods and landslides.

While all this was taking place, St Vincent’s Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves was stuck in Barbados for the third day straight as a result of closed airports here and in his country.  (RRM)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.