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World Bank to provide US$20m for St Vincent

World Bank to provide US$20m for St Vincent


Washington – The World Bank Monday said it is providing US$20 million to support the St Vincent and the Grenadines government as it responds to the crisis posed by the La Soufrière volcano eruption. The explosive eruption began last Friday and has...

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Official astonished to find residents still in ash-covered communities in St Vincent

Official astonished to find residents still in ash-covered communities in St Vincent


Deputy Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG), Montgomery Daniel said a number of poorly-built houses and structures in the north-east of the country have collapsed because of the ash fall from the eruption of the La Soufriere volcan...

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St Vincent’s Deputy PM says north east agriculture sector destroyed

St Vincent’s Deputy PM says north east agriculture sector destroyed


Deputy Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG), Montgomery Daniel said the agriculture sector is non-existent on the eastern side of the La Soufriere volcano, which erupted last Friday. Daniel visited the area on Sunday and reporte...

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St Vincent’s PM urges citizens to take COVID vaccine

St Vincent’s PM urges citizens to take COVID vaccine


St Vincent & The Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves made an impassioned plea for citizens of the country to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. This followed a report from chief medical officer Simone Keizer-Beache that SVG rec...

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Image shows ‘changes to summit crater’

Image shows ‘changes to summit crater’


The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC) has shared the latest processed image of LaSoufriere volcano in St Vincent done by Dr Adam Stinton and taken from the Sentinel-1 satellite. The image, which was posted on the Cent...

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No blood clots from vaccine, says Jamaica’s CMO

No blood clots from vaccine, says Jamaica’s CMO


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says that to date, there were no local reports of blood clots with low platelets possibly associated with the administration of the AstraZeneca coronavirus (COVID-19) va...

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Some evacuees will leave shelter if COVID vaccine is mandatory

Some evacuees will leave shelter if COVID vaccine is mandatory


KINGSTOWN – If taking a Covid-19 vaccination becomes mandatory, some evacuees will not be staying at the shelters in St Vincent. “Only problem I will have is if they (the authorities) say anything about the vaccine. I rather go back go meet Soufri...

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New dome in La Soufriere blown away

New dome in La Soufriere blown away


KINGSTOWN - The new dome that was forming in the crater of La Soufriere for months was blown off in the explosive eruptions, sending at least 13 million cubic metres of material into the atmosphere. Volcanologist Professor Richard Robertson, who i...

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‘Mainly ash falls’ will affect green and yellow areas of St Vincent

‘Mainly ash falls’ will affect green and yellow areas of St Vincent


Kingstown - Residents of the southern half of St Vincent and those who have evacuated out of the danger zones are safe and expect to mainly be affected by ash falls from the erupting La Soufriere Volcano. However, those who remain close to the volcan...

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Another explosion at La Soufriere, scientists expect more

Another explosion at La Soufriere, scientists expect more


Kingstown –  The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has said that another explosive eruption was observed at the La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent at 2:45 p.m. today. The vertical ash column was estimated to have gone approxima...