Dominica has identified two places to house Vincentians, who will be evacuated from Northern St Vincent, if there is a major eruption at the La Soufrière volcano.
At today’s post-cabinet media briefing, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said he has been in constant communication with St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.
“We pray and hope that the activities in the volcano in St Vincent does not go beyond its current activity so there will be no eruption taking place,” Skerrit stated.
“St Vincent is a long standing friend of Dominica. We have very, very strong bilateral relations with St Vincent. Whatever affects St Vincent, affects Dominica. Whatever benefits St Vincent, benefits Dominica and so we stand in absolute and total solidarity with the Government and people of St Vincent during this difficult time.”
The prime minister said the state will cover all costs associated with keeping the Vincentians at the Moroccan Hotel and apartment buildings in the Picard community.
St Lucia has already said it will assist Vincentians in need of a temporary place to stay.
Over 10,000 people live in the evacuation area.