In the meantime, Prime Minister Gaston Browne is hitting back at critics in his usual fashion.
In a Facebook post responding to the Women’s Forum of the United Progressive Party, Browne tells the group to “get a life!”
He expresses the opinion that “levity (or humour) without profanity, or offensive words on social media, could never be considered morally reprehensible.”
However, a number of residents do not agree with Browne. One woman says the Prime Minister’s comments are disrespectful not only to the women of St. Vincent and to women, in general – but to his wife.
She says that making those public pronouncements, even in jest, demonstrates the level of respect he has for his spouse, Minister Maria Bird Browne.
The Prime Minister is missing the big picture, she adds, and fails to realize that now is not the time to make light of the situation the Vincentians are going through.
She notes that they risk losing all they have worked hard for over the years, on account of the volcanic eruptions and the plumes of ash being emitted from the La Soufriere volcano.