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Volcano Erupts in the Caribbean After Decades Being Dormant

Kingstown, St. Vincent, - After months of effusive eruptions and volcanic tremors, the La Soufriere volcano entered a new and explosive phase on Friday morning. Lying dormant since its last eruption in 1979, it is now sending columns of ash as high as 29,000 feet into the atmosphere. The volcano has caused more than 20,000 residents in the surrounding areas to be evacuated. 

The plume of volcanic ash, as seen from Kingstown.

American Legislator Calls for TPS Designation for Vincentians

NEW YORK,– Caribbean American Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke, has called on the Joe Biden administration in the United States to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to persons evacuated from the Red Zone on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where the La Soufrière volcano has been erupting for more than a week.

Destruction caused by La Soufriere volcano (Photo: Thomas Christopher, UWI-SRC/MVO)

Appeal For Volunteers to Assemble Family Necessities For Those Displaced in St. Vincent

Miami Florida –  With continuous recovery and cleanup underway from the impact of the recent La Soufriere volcanic eruptions and ash fall in St. Vincent, the Global Empowerment Mission, Janice Lyttle Foundation, and the US Caribbean Strong coalition is appealing for volunteers to assist with the assembly of family necessities kits for displaced families starting TODAY Sunday, April 18, 10am to 3pm and continuing this week, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm at 1148 NW 72nd Street in Miami, Florida. Volunteers will gather under strict COVID-19 protocol to assembly care packages for shipment courtesy of the relief partners.

Appeal For Volunteers to Assemble Family Necessities For Those Displaced in St. Vincent

Prime Minister Jouthe Resigns

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, -Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe has announced his resignation with President Jovenel Moise saying that his departure “will make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity” in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

Former prime minister Joseph Jouthe

Legislation Introduced to Place Late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm Statue in US Capitol

 WASHINGTON,  – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has collaborated with Georgia’s newly-elected Democratic Senator, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, in introducing H.R. 2198/S. 032, a measure previously introduced in the 116th United States Congress by then Senator Kamala Harris and Clarke, to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of late Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for placement in the US Capitol.

Shirley Chisholm
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