By Kristen Johnson
After the La Soufriere volcano erupted this weekend multiple cruise ships arrived at St. Vincent, to carry evacuees to safety. Carnival Cruise Line made a statement saying, “all precautions will be taken to protect the health and safety of Carnival crew and the passengers who board the ships.” Meaning only vaccinated people can board said rescue ships.
While diving into this story I have noticed some are actually taking to twitter defending the cruise line claiming this is a private business and its their own decision who to allow on their cruise ships. I believe this is how it all begins. This was a rescue mission where the Prime Minister came right out and said only the vaccinated from the island will be eligible to board the cruise ship to seek refuge.
La Soufrière has been dormant decades, and just recently started showing volcanic activity back in December, picking up more this week. Not only are the cruise lines guilty of this discrimination but also Islands like Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua all volunteered to accept fully vaccinated evacuees only.