April 23, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |
“There has been a volcanic eruption in the small island of St. Vincent and The Grenadines some two weeks ago. A Red Zone was created and residents all were asked to leave same. Some citizens refused to leave the red zone. Cattle is dying and water supply is contaminated. The government is asking for cash as the ports are congested.”
As reported by Damian McTier, a journalist in a telephone interview.
The PM Dr. Ralph Gonzalez toured the area in a convey of vehicles recently.
Additional insight came from Journalist Mr. Damian McTier, a media contact with “One News” in St. Vincent and The Grenadines was speaking to Tauna Thomas and Danielle Archer today April 23, 2021. In a radio interview “This Morning” on Nationwide News Network (NNN).
See video of the tour and clear commentary giving a backdrop of the events. So far no deaths are reported. The volcano seems to be still spurting out ashes.
International aid has been pouring into the disaster zone. Jamaica and other countries have been sending aid to St. Vincent and The Grenadines. The PM broke down in tears as he was overcome by emotion in gratitude at the outpouring of love.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist who has been monitoring events associated with this volcano. He has international exposure.