Tag: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean Nation of Saint Vincent Exports First Cargo of Medical Cannabis

KINGSTOWN — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has exported a cargo of 110 pounds (49.8 kilos) of medical cannabis after receiving a license for export to Germany, according to official announcements and a local official familiar with the matter. Saint Vincent, a Caribbean nation with a population of just over 110,000 people, has for years […]

St. Vincent PM Says Caribbean State Needs Aid To Manage Climate Change

KINGSTOWN — St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not be able to manage the growing impact of climate change without the assistance of multilateral lenders, the prime minister said in an interview. Unusually heavy rains added to destruction wrought by a series of volcanic eruptions this year, forcing the relocation of 20,000 of the country’s […]

Vincentian People Rise Up And Attack Accused Rapist Prime Minister Gonsalves

KINGSTOWN — The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was struck by an object on Thursday during COVID-19 related protests and was set to be flown to nearby Barbados for medical treatment, officials said. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves had been walking through a group of some 200 protesters to reach the entrance to […]

Rod, Richie and ‘TC’ Gave St. Vincentians Time To Get Out Before Volcano Blew

KINGSTOWN — The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a recent explosive volcano eruption in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC. The team huddled indoors for weeks on little sleep to study and alert the government about activity at La Soufrière, […]

Food And Water Relief Supplies To Be Shipped To St. Vincent From St. Croix

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 needed cases of water for […]

St. Vincent Tackles Water, Food Shortages After La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

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 smoke and ash as well […]

St. Vincent Fears COVID-19 Outbreak With La Soufrière Volcano Evacuations, AP Says

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 recent days, with at least […]

U.S. Citizens Can Leave St. Vincent By Cruise Ship On Friday Morning

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 1:00 P.M. The ship will […]

St. Vincent Seeks Water, Funds As La Soufrière Volcano Keeps Erupting

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 from the island’s northern region, […]

‘Huge’ Explosion Rocks St. Vincent As La Soufrière Volcano Keeps Erupting

KINGSTOWN — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early this morning in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate. Experts called it a […]