With the island of St. Vincent under threat from the Soufriere volcano erupting, President Irfaan Ali has offered the full support and solidarity of Guyana.
The President said he spoke to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent this afternoon and assured him of Guyana’s support in dealing with the looming crisis.
The President said once Guyana receives a full list of the material needs of St. Vincent, Guyana will put together a national response to supply the items and make arrangements for shipping.
St. Vincent Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has issued an immediate evacuation order for communities in an area designated as “the Red Zone” in the immediate path of the raging La Soufrière volcano.
The announcement was made during an emergency press conference a short while ago, at which the Vincentian leader said he was acting on the advice of the country’s disaster officials.