The Anguilla government is reaching out to crisis-hit St Vincent by allowing its nationals living in the British territory to bring some of their relatives to live with them.
St Vincent is presently in the throes of a series of eruptions by itsLa Soufriere volcano which has already devastated the northern parts of the south Caribbean island and forced hundreds of people from their homes.
In an official statement, the Anguilla government said “Vincentian nationals residing on the island are encouraged to have their immediate family members and dependents relocate to Anguilla.
Additionally, it says, ‘Leave Island’ (or deportation) orders for St Vincent nationals have been revoked.
“We stand in solidarity with our Caribbean family in St Vincent and the Grenadines and commit our support in the days and the months ahead”, Anguilla’s Premier Dr Ellis Webster, said in a national broadcast.
“Vincentian nationals residing on the island or are here on work permits will be able to bring family members and dependents to Anguilla,” Premier Webster stated.
Other OT leaders in the region have also expressed their solidarity with the government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines in this ongoing unprecedented natural disaster.