Michael Missick In Turks And Caicos Is. Post Hurricane Irma

09/10/17 9 AM

The following was posted by the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands on his Facebook page 8 September:

It is unacceptable that that the Premier and the government has not visited The Hardest hit Areas of the country 12 hours after the Storm has passed. There is no word from Grand Turk, South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos and Salt Cay. We don’t not know the fate of our Brothers and Sisters in those islands. The Government should have Charter a plane or a helicopter to do an areal survey of the islands. Btw. Where is he Police Plane?? Immediately after the passing of Hurricane Ike myself, Floyd Hall and other Minister was on the ground in Grand Turk and all the islands to access the damage and set up food and water distribution centre in the islands that was most effected. We began the clean-up and the recovery immediately. In Providenciales it is unacceptable and unsafe that 12 hours after the storm has pass there has been no attempt to remove not a single pole from the roads including dangerous poles still lying on leeward Highway. What are we waiting on to begin pumping the water of the road and removing the poles? A British warship that will only come here for a photo shoot. I call on the government let’s begin the clean-up and recovery tomorrow so we can save our beautiful country. Let us know tomorrow what is the situation in the other islands. We are a resilient people we will recover and bounce back. We have lost a day already. Let’s us not waste anymore time. #nowisthetime