Firstly, to assess the stability of the surrounding mountains, especially the Tois Piton environs, and secondly, to invite residents within a certain radius (to be determined by the experts) to get free testing, especially for their ear drums and whatever else the experts think should be monitored.
I think that we have not begun to understand the magnitude of the effects of yesterday’s blast, and that as families mourn, the government should move to aid ALL the affected living, especially the most vulnerable among us – the children, the sick, the poor and the ignorant.
This could have serious long-term effects, not only on the health of persons in the environs, but also on the stability of the lands in the environs. I look forward to hearing from NEMO, HEALTH OFFICIALS and other relevant experts to give sound advice to St. Lucians who have been affected and may or may not know it.
I think that it should not be left up to residents to determine the possible effects of a disaster of this sort. Let me reiterate a DISASTER has occurred and there is silence except for the cries of those who mourn. My sincerest condolences to those who mourn and my deepest concern to those who lived through it.