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  • Photo of #La Soufriere – Thursday update

    #La Soufriere – Thursday update

    The following is the Thursday morning Scientific Update from the UWI Seismic Research Centre which is monitoring La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1. Seismic activity at La Soufrière continued to follow the established pattern with bands of tremor about between 13 and 15 hours apart separated by swarms of small long-period earthquakes. 2. The latest band…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Statement on the 2021 Regional Examinations

    Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) Statement on the 2021 Regional Examinations

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) is cognisant of the many challenges across the region at this time including the debilitating impact of COVID-19 on all areas of society, and all stakeholders operating within the education sector, coupled with the explosive volcanic activity on La Soufrière in St Vincent and the Grenadines. CXC® stands in solidarity with our…

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  • Photo of Barbados to relax quarantine requirements effective May 8: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Barbados to relax quarantine requirements effective May 8: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Effective May 8, vaccinated persons entering Barbados will only be made to quarantine pending the results of one locally administered COVID-19 PCR test. This could result in a quarantine period as little as 24 hours. According to Prime Minister Mia Mottley, a vaccinated person is defined as someone who in a two-dose regime had received both doses plus 14 days,…

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  • Photo of #La Soufriere – Wednesday Update: Another Overnight Explosion

    #La Soufriere – Wednesday Update: Another Overnight Explosion

    La Soufriere recorded another explosive eruption Tuesday night. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) reported that the ‘large explosion’ began around 10:48 p.m. and the local emergency management organisation (NEMO) said there were pyroclastic flows down the eastern side of the volcano. Pyroclastic flows or currents are fast moving collections of solidified lava, ash and hot…

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  • Photo of #LaSoufriere – Tuesday morning update: Another explosion

    #LaSoufriere – Tuesday morning update: Another explosion

    Vincentians awoke to another explosive eruption of La Soufriere volcano, Tuesday morning. The UWI Seismic Research Centre reported that the explosion occurred at 6:30 a.m.  Huge ash clouds could be seen rising in the early morning skies. La Soufriere moved into an explosive phase last Friday, depositing large quantities of ash across most of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Neighbouring…

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  • Photo of Monday morning update #LaSoufriere Volcano

    Monday morning update #LaSoufriere Volcano

    The UWI Seismic Research Centre Team has reported a large explosion at La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Monday morning. The explosion took place at about 4:15 a.m. and dangerous pyroclastic density currents (flows) were observed on the eastern and western flanks of the volcano, the SRC Team said.  Pyroclastic flows are fast moving flows of lava,…

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  • Photo of Sunday morning update #LaSoufriere volcano

    Sunday morning update #LaSoufriere volcano

    UWI Seismic Research Centre – La Soufriere Eruption Scientific Update: 11/04/21 9am 1. In the last twelve hours episodes of tremor normally lasting up to 20 minutes have continued to be recorded. 2. The intervals between the tremors have been between 1.5 to 3 hours. 3. Based on visual observations and satellite imagery, the intervals are associated with periods of…

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  • Photo of Statement  on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    Statement on Volcano Activity in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mobilised to support St Vincent and the Grenadines as it faces the possibility of an imminent eruption of La Soufriere Volcano. Following an evacuation order of the immediate area around the volcano by Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, CARICOM Member States have offered support to house evacuees from the affected area. The scientific…

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  • Photo of Guyana set to grow by 20.9% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Guyana set to grow by 20.9% in 2021: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Guyana’s economy will remain resilient against the effects of COVID-19, maintaining its growth trajectory as the petroleum sector ‘picks up steam’, the World Bank has said. Guyana grew at an extraordinary rate of 43.5% in 2020, having completed a year of oil production. The positive spill-over effects have been dampened by a deep contraction in the non-oil economy, triggered by…

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  • Photo of Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Bahamas seeking to increase cruise passenger expenditure: CARICOM BUSINESS

    The Bahamas is targeting a $400m increase in annual passenger spending after data revealed more than 40% spent less than $50 in Nassau pre-COVID, thereby seeking to increase expenditure to $100 per head. According to the Ministry of Tourism in The Bahamas, data for 2019, the last full year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, revealed that 43% of cruise passengers…

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