St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Photo of United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution in “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the eruptions of the La Soufriere Volcano”

    United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution in “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the eruptions of the La Soufriere Volcano”

    On Wednesday 28 April, Her Excellency Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations and Chair of the CARICOM Caucus, introduced in the General Assembly of the United Nations a resolution entitled “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the…

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  • Photo of Acceleration of the Regional Private Sector’s Relief Response to the crisis in St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Acceleration of the Regional Private Sector’s Relief Response to the crisis in St Vincent and the Grenadines

    In recognition of the need to streamline the Regional Private Sector’s extraordinary individual and collective response to the devastation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and enhance the inter-agency coordination in times of disaster, the CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO), the Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) and the Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM) convened a meeting on April 16th 2021 with…

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  • Photo of #La Soufriere – Tuesday Update

    #La Soufriere – Tuesday Update

    A Lahar or mudflow which occurred at about 4:00 this morning was the main activity since Sunday’ night’s explosive eruption at La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) says the mudflow, which lasted for about 30 minutes, may have flown down along a valley on the south-eastern side of the volcano, most…

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  • Photo of #La Soufriere – Monday’s update

    #La Soufriere – Monday’s update

    Following is the Monday 19 April update from the UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC) which is monitoring La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Today’s update follows the latest explosive eruption which took place on Sunday at 4:49 pm. That eruption came 52 hours after the previous explosive event. There have now been at least 30 explosive events…

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  • Photo of PRESS STATEMENT:  On the Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government

    PRESS STATEMENT: On the Fourteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Special Emergency session on Thursday 15 April to discuss the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines caused by the on-going volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere. They committed to continue providing extensive support to St Vincent and the Grenadines and pledged solidarity with that Member State as it strives to…

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  • Photo of #La Soufriere – CARICOM Heads hold Emergency Meeting

    #La Soufriere – CARICOM Heads hold Emergency Meeting

    CARICOM Heads of Government are holding a Special Emergency meeting Thursday afternoon at which the ongoing eruption of La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be discussed. The Meeting, under the leadership of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, is expected to further advance the regional response to the Vincentian government and…

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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 #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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