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lation is vaccinated. All eligible adults in
the wider Caribbean region should have
access to vaccines,” he said, adding, “vaccination
will boost the tourism sector and
place us on the path to sustainable and
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime
Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is again
urging relatives in the region and abroad
to send money instead of small packages
to their loves ones impacted by the La
Soufriere Volcano eruption, as packages
are clogging the island’s seaport.
He said there are a
number of central supplies
that have come,
which need urgently to
be cleared to help assist
all the people in shelters,
which is now 7,000 and just under 7,000 in
Gonsalves again stressed that after
every natural disaster in the region there
is a backlog of goods to be cleared at the
port.He said the most sensible thing for
relatives to do is send money to their loved
The prime minister said some people
are creating the impression that there
was no food in supermarkets on the island
and no crops on the land, but this was
Acknowledging the long lines outside
money transfer locations around the
island, Gonsalves said efforts are being
made to make more locations available
to Vincentians receiving money from
After a two-week shutdown due to heavy
ash fall from the La Soufriere eruption on
April 9, Argyle International Airport in St
Vincent has returned to full operation.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley last
week ordered a wide-scale lockdown of
Trinidad and Tobago affecting many businesses,
including restaurants, bars, casinos,
malls, gyms, spas, cinemas and others,
which took effect last week until May
came as the Ministry
of Health has reported
the steep rise in in the
number of positive Covid-19 cases in one
week reach a record 328 new cases in one
day of the virus and four new deaths — the
19 and 20 deaths for the month of April.
And on Monday the country was bracing
for more stringent measures which he
promised to announce at a press conference
later that day.
The prime minister announced the reinstatement
of an almost total lockdown
at this first in-person news conference last
week in Tobago.
— Compiled by Azad Ali
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