PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday announced further restrictions to deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as health authorities warn that the health system could collapse within a 10-day period.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, has warned that health systems in the Americas, including some Caribbean countries, are overwhelmed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and she has urged nations with extra vaccines to donate them to the region.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, NY– A community board in Brooklyn, New York has passed a resolution supporting a call by Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke that the United States grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to the people who were evacuated from the red zone of the erupting La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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.