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Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Caribbean United on St. Vincent with Jamaica’s Tourism Minister taking a lead

I really like these Caribbean Islands, mentioned St. Vincent PM Ralph Everard Gonsalves after the volcano was attacking his island final week. The Caribbean Islands are coming collectively and Jamaica’s minister of tourism is within the driver seat.

  1. The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, is asking on tourism leaders within the area to fulfill to debate the affect of the current volcanic explosion on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) which is positioned within the Jap Caribbean.
  2. Hundreds of residents have been sleeping in emergency shelters since Friday [April 9, 2021] following evacuations. Emergency officers have described the panorama as a “battle zone” and mentioned extra harm and destruction is probably going
  3. The International Journey and Tourism Resilience council within the strategy of mobilizing help for SVG via its worldwide community of companions.

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett mentioned: “A disruption of this magnitude requires an pressing dialogue with regional tourism leaders to look at the implications for Caribbean tourism given the unfavourable affect that is having on lives, livelihoods and finally tourism,” mentioned Minister Bartlett.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, ordered the evacuation of the Crimson Zone on Thursday and the La Soufriere volcano erupted on Friday.

“In my capability as Chair of the high-level Group of American States Working Group, I’ve been in contact with the United Nations World Tourism Group and the World Journey and Tourism Council relating to brief to medium time period mitigation.
We’re additionally within the strategy of mobilizing help for SVG via our worldwide community tourism resilience companions,” Minister Bartlett mentioned.
Help has been pouring in for St. Vincent and the Grenadines as households proceed to handle the submit volcanic results. Properties throughout the island, which has a inhabitants of round 110,000, have been coated in white-coloured volcanic mud and rock fragments.
“The time to behave is now to plan the way in which ahead together with resilience constructing to recuperate stronger and thrive, and that is the place the International Tourism Resilience and Disaster Administration Centre is ready to help,” added Minister Bartlett.
Government Director of the International Tourism Resilience and Disaster Administration Centre, Professor Lloyd Waller, additionally mentioned, “These disruptions will not be new and appear to be occurring extra quickly with higher devastating results. We have to collaborate on the way in which ahead particularly as a closely tourism dependent area.”
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For extra info contact
Professor Lloyd Waller, Government Director, GTRMC
[email protected]

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