St Vincent and Grenadines: St Lucia’s two organisations, CCA- Castries Cricket Association, in partnership with SOL Gros-Islet, has donated 324 cases of water bottles amid series of effusive volcanic eruptions from La Soufriere.
This donation is expected to be handed over by former SVGCA president Dr Kishore Shallow. The water bottles were transported to St Vincent and the Grenadines by Admiral Bay III, and the costs of this joint donation is almost EC$5,000.00.
Wayne Auguste, current president of Castries Cricket Association gave his statement on this donation
and stated, “In tough times like these is when we get to know who our true neighbours, our true brothers and sisters really are.”
Following the statement, Auguste pointed out that “This small donation will help along with other donations and will bring some relief to the people affected by the eruptions of the volcano.”
Adding to this, the president of CCA further declared that “People who are in the Red Zone, if needed, the Castries Cricket Association is ready to help in any small way, to the evacuees who have been accommodated in St Lucia.”
“We must also keep this in mind that there may a time comes in the very near future that there would be Vincentians who would like to evacuate to Saint Lucia. There must be systems managed by both the private and public sector to help these people, for the impact of the volcanic eruptions will be felt beyond the shores of St Vincent and the Grenadines.”
Auguste also expressed that “He expects different ideas from the members of CCA, on how they can continue their contribution in the relief supplies. He also recognised long term socio-economic effects on the population, and is aware that the assistance programme will have to be continuous, and in partnership with other private-sector agencies and individuals.”
There are many neighbouring islands and countries that have provided endorsement to St Vincent and the Grenadines following the volcanic eruptions from La Soufriere. Roughly, around 20,000 residents have been evacuated. Many affected inhabitants have taken shelters at public
and private places.