Auto Draft

Read us | Listen to us | Watch us | Join Live Events | Turn Off Ads | Live |

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

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

St. Vincent Volcano eruption unites the Caribbean with Jamaica’s Tourism Minister in the driver seat

I love these Caribbean Islands, said St. Vincent PM Ralph Everard Gonsalves after the volcano was attacking his island last week. The Caribbean Islands are coming together and Jamaica’s minister of tourism is in the driver seat.

  1. The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett, is calling on tourism leaders in the region to meet to discuss the impact of the recent volcanic explosion on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) which is located in the Eastern Caribbean.
  2. Thousands of residents have been sleeping in emergency shelters since Friday [April 9, 2021] following evacuations. Emergency officials have described the landscape as a “battle zone” and said more damage and destruction is likely
  3. The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience council in the process of mobilizing support for SVG through its international network of partners.

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said: “A disruption of this magnitude calls for an urgent discussion with regional tourism leaders to examine the implications for Caribbean tourism given the negative impact this is having on lives, livelihoods and ultimately tourism,” said Minister Bartlett.

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

“In my capacity as Chair of the high-level Organization of American States Working Group, I have been in touch with the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the World Travel and Tourism Council regarding short to medium term mitigation.
We are also in the process of mobilizing support for SVG through our international network tourism resilience partners,” Minister Bartlett said.
Support has been pouring in for St. Vincent and the Grenadines as families continue to manage the post volcanic effects. Homes across the island, which has a population of around 110,000, have been covered in white-coloured volcanic dust and rock fragments.
“The time to act is now to plan the way forward including resilience building to recover stronger and thrive, and this is where the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is able to assist,” added Minister Bartlett.
Executive Director of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, Professor Lloyd Waller, also said, “These disruptions are not new and seem to be occurring more rapidly with greater devastating effects. We need to collaborate on the way forward especially as a heavily tourism dependent region.”
For more information contact
Professor Lloyd Waller, Executive Director, GTRMC
[email protected]