Kanye West was in Haiti this past weekend. The influential and often controversial urban rapper turned gospel music creative arrived in that country on Friday. His trip followed a stay in Jamaica recently.
“We are here to complete the revolution. We are building the future,” Kanye posted to Twitter, adding, “Haiti is where our people started the first revolution that freed us from slavery.”
The 43-year-old artist and businessman is reported to have met with Haitian president Jovenel Moise for a guided tour of a plant breeding centre near the port of Labadee and Tortuga Island.
Kanye met up with locals where they are said to have persuaded him to join a dance circle. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian West posted the following Gif to her IG, suggesting that she and North were on the trip. She captioned it, “The Blue Lagoon.”
Reports are that West flew back to LA on Saturday.
St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous Says, “We Will Get Through This,” as La Soufrière Volcano Threatens Disaster.
The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been placed on disaster alert by the island’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves as the La Soufrière volcano exhibited a change in eruptive activity. The island is now on red alert which means an eruption is imminent, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Organization.
Soca artist and song writer, Skinny Fabulous, in a social media post on Thursday night said, “Prayers be with us. Our volcano has gone into an elevated state of activities that suggest that an explosive eruption is imminent or at least highly probable. I trust that persons while being urgent, wont panic. Easier said than done I know but let’s all act in accordance with all the guidelines and protocols and do so safely. We have been planning for this for weeks. We will get through this.” Beneath his sentiments on Instagram, fellow Caribbean entertainers posted emotional expressions of hope for safety.
Evacuation orders are in place in about a dozen districts of St. Vincent, affecting roughly 6,000 to 7,000 people, a spokesperson for the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, or UWI-SRC, told CNN.
The volcano has had five explosive eruptions — in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902/03 and 1979 — according to the seismic research center.
Help on the way.
On Twitter, NEMO officials said cruise ships were heading to the islands to assist with evacuations. CNN reported that Carnival Cruise Lines is sending two ships — the Carnival Paradise and the Carnival Legend — to evacuate residents. The report stated that each ship will accommodate up to 1,500 residents who will be transported to neighboring islands, which have agreed to offer refuge out of harm’s way.
T&T’s Attorney General Apologizes for “Unmasked” Entertainment.
On the heels of the Prime Minister’s open disappointment of the Attorney General’s unmasked appearance at Soca artiste, Voice’s online charity series, Trinidad and Tobago’s Faris Al Rawi has apologized.
Some have argued that the AG’s appearance at the event, ‘Vibes with Voicey,’ was all in good faith, arguing that all COVID-19 protocols were observed, however photos and video footage showing the AG and others mingling in close proximity with each other, without masks on their faces, have led to some outcry of double standards when it comes to the law.
Below is the statement issued today by the Attorney General.
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