(Trinidad Guardian) Over a dozen main artistes will participate in a digital fundraising live performance to help the volcano-ravaged St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG.)
The live performance, carded for Might 23, options artists akin to Rihanna, Sean Paul, Nicki Minaj, Buju Banton, Koffee, Dwayne Bravo, Usain Bolt, Alison Hinds, Kees Dieffenthaller and others.
It’s being organised by the Organisation of Jap Caribbean States (OECS), Nicole Dyer-Griffith’s O2N Basis and OMG Media.
The live performance was introduced yesterday throughout an OECS digital assembly of the management of the World Coalition in help of SVG to debate the reduction efforts to help the SVG.
Because the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent started to explosively erupt on April 9, over 20,000 folks have been displaced from their properties.
The volcano’s final eruption was on April 22, nevertheless it stays on alert degree purple and consultants from the College of the West Indies Seismic Analysis Centre say it may erupt once more at any time.
One of the essential wants on the island has been water, as ash fall from the eruptions contaminated a lot of the island’s potable water provide.
The nation has been tentatively making an attempt to recuperate from the over-30 explosive eruptions however it’ll take a very long time for all times on the island to return to regular.
The OECS’ head of Improvement Cooperation Useful resource Mobilisation Unit, Lisa Taylor-Stone mentioned the OECS launched the Stronger Collectively marketing campaign on April 12 to boost funds for the SVG.
Since then, a lot of company entities, together with Microsoft have come on board.
Taylor-Stone mentioned Microsoft has pledged to match all donations from its workers and the Jamaican Inventory Alternate has additionally been making an attempt to get its members to donate.
She mentioned to-date, the marketing campaign has obtained $70,000 US in pledges, with $40,000US of that already handed over.
She mentioned within the coming days, the marketing campaign might be rebranded and relaunched.
The live performance can also be referred to as “Stronger Collectively.”
“It’s a Name to Motion for St Vincent and the Grenadines, we’re utilizing making Might twenty third to make a clarion name to folks worldwide to affix forces and ship this a lot wanted reduction,” Taylor-Stone mentioned.
100 per cent of the funds raised from the occasion will go to the SVG, Taylor-Stone mentioned.
The live performance may even characteristic messages from the heads of Governments from a number of Caribbean international locations, together with the SVG, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago.
In a direct response, SVG’s ambassador to the US, Lou-Anne Gilchrist thanked the group for his or her efforts in aiding the folks of the SVG.
“I greet you all from the Authorities and the folks of St Vincent and the Grenadines to specific our honest gratitude in your solidarity, in your help and in your pledges to information us by means of not simply the speedy hardship however by means of the necessity for sustained restoration and rebuilding,” Gilchrist mentioned.