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Dominica Accepts St Vincentian Evacuees

Dominica’s Prime Minister,  Dr Roosevelt Skerrit expressed that he remains in fortitude with the citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

PM Skerrit on Friday morning expressed that he has been in contact with Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the entire evening.

He expressed that it is assessed that SVG needs to empty around 20,000 individuals because of the La Soufrière spring of gushing lava, while 12,000 will be accommodated in various shelters at St Vincent, the excess 8,000 individuals to be accommodated outside the SVG.

The Dominican PM expressed that he is organizing with part conditions of the OECS and CARICOM to perceive the number of evacuees every nation can oblige.

“Last night in Dominica, we met with Cabinet to discuss our acceptance and preparations to seek evacuees from St Vincent and the Grenadines,” added PM Skerrit.

He expressed it is an exceptionally tough spot for the public authority and individuals of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“We all extend our solidarity and empathy, love and concern to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This has come at a very difficult time of COVID-19; however, it is a national disaster, and we have to respond with the love and solidarity that is required from us as the citizens of OECS.” added PM Skerrit.

Additionally, he expressed that it is the obligation and a commitment to broaden love and empathy to the people  of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The specific number of evacuees Dominica would be accomodating isn’t clear yet; nonetheless, PM Skerrit expressed that these individuals would be obliged at private properties and a few lodgings.

Antigua and Barbuda have additionally consented to accommodated around 250 individuals from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

All sister countries in the OECS and CARICOM have met up to help St Vincent and the Grenadines in this extreme hour. The most recent pictures from Friday morning showed remains and smoke arriving at out of this world because of the ejection. It is normal that the La Soufriere fountain of liquid magma can emit in hours or days.