The visual observations of new lava dome growth located on the edge of the old lava dome from 1979, forming a crown on the dome's rim. These reports are confirmed by the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) and National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) on 29 December 2020. An unrestrained outburst of the volcano is characterised with oozing lava and fumarolic movement.
Dr Ralph Gonsalves, the outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), designated Caribbean nationals' flexibility in a year which is commendable. He is also the respected Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines.