TGM Statement On The Eruption Of The Soufriere Volcano In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

PR – The Grenada Movement (TGM) is closely  following the grave situation unfolding in  St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our Chairman, Dr. Patrick Antoine, is in contact with  his  colleagues  in  the  islands to  get  an  assessment  of  the  situation,  as  are our  members with links and ties to the nation. 

According  to  Dr.  Antoine,  “this  volcanic  eruption  and  the  disruption  caused  to  people’s lives  and livelihoods serves  as  an  untimely  and  unnecessary  reminder  of  the extreme vulnerability of Small Island Developing States, and reaffirms the need  for  resilience  financing  to  cope  with  the  social  and  economic  dislocation  which  attend to events of this nature.” 

TGM is heartened by the region-wide outpouring of solidarity with the Government  and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We call on the Caribbean community  to  spare  no measure in  assisting  the  people  of  SVG in  this  time  of  crisis,  recalling  their selflessness to us all whenever and wherever similar circumstances have beset  us in the past.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbours affected by this situation, as they  endure this difficult and disruptive time.