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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Regional News

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) — The lead scientist monitoring La Soufrière volcano, Professor Richard Robertson, Monday described as “dotish” (stupid) and not an act of bravery, the decision by a man to climb the erupting volcano on Sunday.
More than 150 hotel rooms in St.Kitts and Nevis are expected to be reserved so as to accommodate displaced citizens and residents of St.Vincent and the Grenadines, as one of two options, in light of the active La Soufrière volcano should requests be made for hosting facilities in the Federation.
The majority of evacuees from the red volcano hazard zone have indicated that they would prefer to stay in St Vincent, and therefore the cruise ships that had been on standby have left our waters.
The La Soufriere volcano erupted, on Tuesday, 42 years to the day as it commemorates her own anniversary with another explosive episode.
In support of citizens and residents living in the ash-ridden islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, NDC Abdias Samuel has mobilised his staff along with NEMA stakeholders to receive, document and prepare locally collected items destined for shipment there.
The ongoing volcanic activity at La Soufriere is showing no sign that the explosive eruptions are nearing an end. Scientists monitoring this year’s eruption say the patterns are closer to the eruption which occurred in 1902 rather than the one that took place in April 1979.
The La Soufrière Volcano in northern section of Saint Vincent exploded at about 8:40am on Friday 9th April 2021 morning.
University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles reported to the region on Monday 29th March 2021 on the affairs of the Caribbean’s premier tertiary learning institution in his State of Our University Address.
Titled ‘Labour Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean: The Practice of Good Industrial Relations in the 21st Century’, President of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago Her Honour Mrs. Deborah Thomas-Felix has successfully launched her publication relevant throughout the English-speaking Caribbean countries including St.Kitts-Nevis.
LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has been forced to suspend services to two (2) of its previously announced destinations while it awaits the approval from the relevant authorities in Barbados and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.