Daily Archives: 04/12/2021

La Soufriere volcano: Biggest volcano explosion yet rocks St Vincent

Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in St. Vincent.  REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry

April 12, 2021 – KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  (Reuters) – Hot flows of ash, rock fragments and gas tore down the flanks of the La Soufriere volcano on the tiny Caribbean island of Saint Vincent today after its most powerful explosion yet, four days after it first started erupting.

La Soufriere erupted back into life on Friday after decades of inactivity, pumping dark clouds of ash some 10 km (6 miles) into the air and prompting an evacuation by sea and land of thousands of nearby residents.

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GUYANA: Prof. Terrence Blackman questions landing site for gas-to-shore project

The proposed Wales Sugar Estate site for landing the gas pipeline.

April 11, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Pursuit of a gas-to-shore project in Guyana is being touted as a likely way to reduce the cost of the generation of electricity in the country, but the development of such a project with a pipeline from the Stabroek Block, slated to be landed at Wales on the West Bank of Demerara, must be done in a clear and transparent manner.  Continue reading

USA Politics: Republicans Made A Foolish Bet On The Biden Agenda – Opinion

 Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post

THE ECONOMY LOOKS READY TO TAKE OFF IN A WAY WE HAVE NOT SEEN FOR 30 YEARS. The International Monetary Fund predicts that the U.S. economy “will surpass its pre-pandemic size as growth reaches 6.4% this year …. up 1.3 percentage points from the group’s forecast in January,” CNN reported.

The IMF predicts the $1.9 trillion rescue plan will “deliver a strong boost to growth in the United States in 2021 and provide sizable positive spillovers to trading partners,” and, as a result, the “recession is likely to leave smaller scars than the 2008 global financial crisis.”        Continue reading

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