Press release: Cabinet declares a State of Emergency following devastation of Barbuda by Hurricane Irma

Antigua and Barbuda

Statutory Instrument

  1. No.

A Proclamation

 WHEREAS by subsection (1) of section 2 of the Emergency Powers (Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire or Flood) Act, Cap. 148 it shall be lawful for the Cabinet after the occurrence in Antigua and Barbuda of a hurricane, earthquake, fire or flood, to declare by proclamation in the Gazette that a state of emergency exists;

 AND WHEREAS on the 5th day of September 2017 a hurricane by the name of IRMA occurred in Antigua and Barbuda;

 NOW, THEREFORE, the Cabinet in pursuance of powers, conferred upon it by subsection (1) of section 2 of the Emergency Powers (Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire or Flood) Act, Cap. 148 hereby declares by this Proclamation that a state of emergency exists.

 Dated this 6th September 2017

 

 

                                                                                    Signed

                                                                                    Konata Lee

                                                                                    Secretary to the Cabinet