On Friday, 16th July, 2021, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade’s Conference Room, the UK-SVG Friendship Trust presented three hundred and thirty thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC$330,000) to the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as part of their ongoing commitment to assist with the relief efforts following the series of volcanic eruptions which have had an adverse impact on many lives and livelihoods in the country.
Three (3) COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and ninety-six (196) samples processed on Friday, 16th July, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 1.5%. No new cases were reported from one hundred and seventy (170) samples processed on Saturday, July 17th, 2021.
Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves is asking residents on the Western and Northeastern sides of La Soufriere Volcano, who have been adversely affected by the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere, to be patient as government works on a plan to rebuild homes in these areas.