The OECS Authority, Chaired by Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, met in an Emergency Meeting convened virtually on Monday April 12, 2021 to discuss the situation in St. Vincent. This is the second such meeting in three months.
The OECS Authority discussed inter lia, the ongoing explosive eruptions at the La Soufrière and the regional response measures in relation to this disaster.
The Chairman reiterated the support of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica with a pledge to accept about 300 people in the first instance, covering accommodation and all related expenses. The support would include preparations to receive students who are to be at school.
The OECS Authority received a summary report from the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves who extended heartfelt gratitude to the Heads of Government, Development Partners and regional agencies, for the solidarity and support which had been extended to the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.