A large quantity of water is due to leave Grenada this afternoon on the Bequia Express ETA for shipment to Mainland St. Vincent.
The boat is due at the Caricom port on the St. George’s Pier at about 3.00 p.m. to drop off passengers from Canauan who are then due to fly out of the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) on a charter flight.
The water is being organised by the Rotary Club of Grenada with the assistance of Glenelg.
The Bequia Express has agreed to ship back the water free of cost to St. Vincent.
An informed source said that the water from Grenada will be sent directly to the Rotary Club in St. Vincent for distribution to the people.
He stated that Rotarians in Grenada will purchase some of the water from Glenelg and that the local bottling company will donate some of the water on its own for shipment to St. Vincent.
The Dr. Ralph Gonsalves-led government in St. Vincent has made an urgent appeal for water among other needed items for his volcano stricken island.
According to an informed source, the Vincentian vessel is bringing guests from a luxury resort in Canauan to Silversands on Grand Anse beach where they will stay until they fly out of the island on a private jet.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the transfer of the passengers has been approved by the Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele.
Grenada has been enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols for incoming passengers on the island which includes mandatory testing for the deadly virus along with a stipulated quarantine period.
It is the first known shipment of water from Grenada to St Vincent which is reeling under the effects of the eruption of a volcano in recent days.