BREAKING: La Soufriere explodes, Antigua will accept 250 Vincentians

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SVGNEMO: As of 8:41 am this morning April 9, 2021 an explosive eruption began at the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent. This a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8. The eruption is ongoing and more information will be shared as things progress.

Cabinet Notes: The Prime Minister received a call from his Vincentian counterpart, Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, during the late afternoon when Cabinet was in session.

 

The Vincentian leader reported that the Soufriere volcano is likely to erupt within hours or days.

 

Evacuation plans are being organized, PM Browne was told.

 

Antigua and Barbuda’s Cabinet offered to accommodate 250 persons if evacuation is ordered.

 

Whereupon, the Director of NODS, the Chief Immigration Officer, the Head of the EMS, and the Manager of the Jolly Beach Hotel were invited to Cabinet.

 

A plan to accommodate 250 Vincentians, fleeing the volcano, was immediately worked-out.

 

The plan would be activated in the event evacuation from St. Vincent is ordered.

 

The plan includes activating LIAT aircraft to fly the evacuees to Antigua; testing all arrivals for Covid19; providing masks and other protective gear to ensure there is no opportunity for spread of any infectious disease; and, a safe place to rest and be fed.

 

No-one knows if the volcano will erupt, to what extent it will endanger life, and how many may have to flee from their island.

 

Antigua and Barbuda is also prepared to ship items to St. Vincent in the event populations gather in stadiums and on playfields, and are in need of tents, blankets, cots, packaged food, and tablets to purify water.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. In times like these we are held to account and to be our brother’s keepers.
    Antigua and Barbuda has always held itself open to assisting our Caribbean brothers and sisters. We can recall the last such event closer to home when Montserrat’s Soufriere erupted.
    Let us similarly be welcoming to our brothers and sisters from St. Vincent.

    • Woman you a look?? if that is the first thing that comes to your mind its really sad, but none a dem gyal go even look pon you cus you seem ugly and desperate 🤣😅

      They’re going through a crisis damn it!!!

      • I have been single for the past ten years. Why can’t you see it as my divine opportunity to getting a wife!

  2. We pray for the safety and well being of our OECS brothers and sisters in SVG.

    There can never be any place like home, but it times like these let us reach across the waters to offer brotherly love and welcome them into our land.

    Natural disasters are not the work of the Creator. Mother nature calamities are not God’s doing. Though like all other evils, He allows them to occur.

    Thankfully, a day is soon to come when all these tragedies will be things of the past.

    May that day be hastened.

    WORLD “CRYSIS”: IN TIMES LIKE THESE ; WE NEED A DELIVERER.

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