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NEW YORK—- The United Nations launched an appeal on Tuesday for $29.2 million to help some 15,000 people displaced when the La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted earlier this month. “We are in a dire situation frankly … We’re not out of the woods,”

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FREDERIKSTED — People on St. Croix are responding to the growing humanitarian crisis in St. Vincent caused the the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano on April 9. The St. Vincent Relief Team organized by Mrs. Blackman met at the Stop & Shop Supermarket in Hannah’s Rest this morning to purchase

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KINGSTOWN — La Soufriere volcano shot out another explosive burst of gas and ash on Friday as a cruise ship arrived to evacuate some of the foreigners who had been stuck on a St. Vincent island coated in ash from a week of violent eruptions. The explosions that began on

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KINGSTOWN — The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was rocked again by eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano as leaders warned of shortages of water and the potential need for hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild. The explosion around 6 a.m. Tuesday, caused another billowing plume of

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Access to investment and finance has defined how island states are able to progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and plan their post-pandemic economic recovery. With the pressure of the last twelve months weighing hard on island economies, all eyes are now on how national governments will

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The attack was brazen, streamed live on the Internet: Men carrying big guns walked into a Holy Thursday church service, grabbed the pastor and three parishioners and led them away in full view of cameras. For Haitians, it was a fearsome emblem of a wave of kidnappings

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KINGSTOWN — Officials in St. Vincent said today that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes. About a dozen cases have been reported in

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KINGSTOWN — The U.S. Embassy is coordinating with Royal Caribbean Cruises for a transit opportunity for U.S. citizens who wish to depart St. Vincent on Friday, 16 April to Dutch Sint Maarten. Boarding on the Celebrity Reflection will begin at 7:00 A.M. and will depart Kingstown Port, St. Vincent at

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KINGSTOWN — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere.  Between 16,000 to 20,000 people have been evacuated

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Last month Britain published two significant post-Brexit policy documents setting out its future thinking on foreign policy, defense, security, and development. Both referenced in general terms the importance to the U.K. of its 14 Overseas Territories located around the world. The relationship was encapsulated in the suggestion that shared interests

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