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April 15, 2021

Dominica offers assistance to St Vincent after volcano eruption

The recent eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines has seen neighbours Dominica offer assistance and support to evacuees.

The volcano sent clouds of ash and smoke into the air, forcing over 20,000 nationals to evacuate their homes. Smaller explosions continue on the island, with experts saying that it could go on for weeks or even months.

The Caribbean community was quick to respond to the disaster, with many islands offering aid. Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announcing the country would accommodate 300 evacuees for up to five months, with all costs covered.

“I encourage all of us to embrace this effort to assist our Vincentian brothers and sisters. As a people, we are most familiar with the impact of disaster, and it is not too much to ask that we show empathy and care and concern for our brothers and sisters,” Skerrit said.

The devastating impact of 2017’s Hurricane Maria is still being confronted today on Dominica, with construction taking place across the island to provide citizens with hurricane-resistant housing and other infrastructure improvements – supported heavily by revenue generated under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme.

Established in 1993, Dominica’s CBI Programme empowers foreign investors and their families to become second citizens of the nation once making an economic contribution into either a government fund or buying into selected real estate properties.

Considered the world’s best route to second citizenship, applicants who choose Dominica can rest assured that their investment contributes a direct positive impact to the nation.

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