Local Govt Minister says Efforts to Assist St. Vincent Continues following Volcanic Eruption


Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, says Jamaica’s efforts to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are ongoing as the islands continue to be impacted by continuous volcanic eruptions.

A shipment of supplies gathered through public and private contributions left the island on April 22 for SVG.

Minister McKenzie, who was on hand to observe the departure of the HMBS Lawrence Major from the Kingston Wharves Terminal, said that the relief account opened for SVG donations will remain open. He noted that financial aid remains one of the items on the country’s needs list.