Disaster

Death Toll Mounts After Haiti Earthquake – State Of Emergency Declared

BBC News:- Officials in Haiti have confirmed at least 724 people are dead after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation on Saturday. Rescuers are picking through rubble in a desperate...

Pierre: Saint Lucia Ready To Assist After Deadly Haiti Earthquake

In the aftermath Saturday of a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, has said that the government of this country stands in the vanguard,...

CARICOM ‘Stands Ready To Assist’ Haiti In Aftermath of Deadly Earthquake

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in a statement Saturday said it  is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake. According to the statement,...

Over 200 Dead In Haiti Earthquake

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the western part of Haiti on Saturday, leaving nearly 230 people dead, multiple others injured and enormous damage in a country still reeling from the assassination...

Many Deaths Feared After Haiti Earthquake

BBC News:-  A powerful earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The 7.2-magnitude quake hit the west of the country, with its epicentre about 8km (5 miles) from the town of...

Major Haiti Earthquake Felt Across Caribbean, Tsunami Warning Issued

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck western Haiti on Saturday, sending shock waves across the Caribbean, where people fled their homes for fear that buildings might collapse, and...

Thousands Evacuated As Deadly Floods Hit China

Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in parts of central China, leaving train stations and roads submerged. More than 10,000 people in Henan province have been evacuated to shelters following the record...

PM Announces Hurricane Elsa Emergency Relief

Press Release:- Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced emergency relief to benefit the agriculture sector, help clean-up and restore the road network and provide support to individual households impacted by the...

NEMO Urges Hurricane Preparedness As More Storms Anticipated

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has warned of the real and present threat posed by storms to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean Islands, with months to go before the Atlantic...

Saint Lucia Crop Damage From Hurricane Elsa Put At Over $34 Million

Saint Lucia's agriculture industry took a massive hit from the passage of Hurricane Elsa on Friday, with a preliminary estimate of damage to crops, including bananas and plantains, put at over...

PM Says Talks Underway To Assist Fishers After Hurricane Elsa

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has disclosed that discussions are underway to determine how to assist fishers whose vessels were damaged during the passage of Hurricane Elsa. The PM has been visiting various...

SLP Announces One-Day Suspension Of Official Election Campaigning To Assist Those Affected By Elsa

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has suspended all official political campaigning for Sunday, July 4, 2021 in order for its candidates, MPs and officials to continue assessing damage and to...

Cabinet Meets With Key Agencies For Hurricane Elsa Damage Assessment

Press Release:- The Cabinet of Ministers met on Saturday 03rd July 2021 in an emergency session to continue the assessments of the damage done by Hurricane Elsa which hit the island on...

WASCO Restores 90 Percent Of Its Operations Post Elsa

Press Release:- WASCO Is please to report that operations at the following locations have resumed: • John Compton Dam • Vanard Pumping Station • Anse La Raye Treatment Plant and distribution pumping stations. • Bois...

WASCO’s Distribution System ’50 Percent Operational’ Post Elsa

Press Release:- The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to announce that operations resumed at the John Compton Dam via stand-by power on July 2nd 2021 following the passage of Hurricane...

SLP Urges The Government To Put The People First In The Aftermath Of Elsa

Press Release:-  As Saint Lucians assess the damages caused by Hurricane Elsa the Saint Lucia Labour Party wishes to extend commiserations to all those who have suffered losses as a result. With...

PM Confirms One Fatality As Elsa Damage Assessment Continues

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has confirmed that one man died in Fond St Jacques, Soufriere during the passage Friday of Hurricane Elsa. “Sadly, I do have to report that there has been...

WASCO Infrastructure Affected By Elsa – Customers Experience Service Interruptions

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) says the passage of hurricane Elsa has affected its infrastructure which supplies water to the entire island. In a statement Friday night, the company said...

LUCELEC Restores Power To Some 80 Percent Of Its Customers

Press Release:- St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) crews began power restoration works at about 4:30 p.m. when the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) gave clearance for the damage assessment to begin,...

Elsa: Saint Lucia All Clear In Effect From 9:45PM Friday

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced an all clear for Saint Lucia with effect from 9.45 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021, following the passage of hurricane Elsa. The Director of the...

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