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Full-scale emergency simulation exercise scheduled for George F.L. Charles Airport

By Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) advises residents, the business community and immediate surroundings of Vigie, that a full-scale emergency simulation exercise will be carried out at the George F.L. Charles Airport on November 8, 2019.

In this regard, persons should not be alarmed as the activities within the periphery of the airport on that day will be associated with the simulation exercise.

This is necessary, in keeping with the safety requirements stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), therefore flight operations will be suspended from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day.

Additionally, please be advised that during the period of the exercise, the Mandela Drive and Vigie Ganters Bay Roads may be closed between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Motorists are therefore requested to cooperate with the Traffic Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force as it pertains to traffic management during these hours.

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  1. How? When we don't have enough beds at the hospital to meet the needs of a mass casualty incident? How are flights even allowed to land here with the current healthcare crisis?

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