Volcano Emergency in St. Vincent, but Pandemic Vaccination Questions Hampering Efforts to Help People

A CBS News report about what was happening on the island raised a lot of eyebrows and rightfully so, when it said that cruise ships that had come to help evacuate people were not taking people if they weren’t vaccinated for the virus.

This report comes from the announcement of St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves who said “people have to be vaccinated if they go aboard a cruise ship or are granted temporary refuge in another island.” Gonsalves said two Royal Caribbean cruise ships and two Carnival Cruise Lines would be taking people and islands that have said they would accept evacuees included St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Antigua.