St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • 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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  • 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 Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

    Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

    St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday issued an Evacuation Order for areas close to La Soufriere volcano, after scientists reported increased eruptive activity at the volcano. The evacuation order which takes immediate effect will cover the North-Eastern and North-Western parts of the island. Here is the Prime Minister’s announcement:

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by the Outgoing Chairman – Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

    Remarks by Dr Ralph E Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) My dear friend Keith’s and Secretary-General and colleagues. I want to begin first by adopting every single word that the Secretary General has just spoken and to call those words my own. Therefore, I don’t want to retrace…

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