Disaster Management

  • Photo of Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    Climate Change is a numbers game that we must understand- Environment Minister, The Bahamas

    “Climate Change is a numbers game, and we have to understand what the numbers mean and what they mean for our future,” said the Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of The Bahamas.He was at the time delivering remarks at the opening of a capacity-building workshop for environment and Climate Change statistics and indicators on 12…

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  • Photo of World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024: Caribbean Meteorological Organization on Frontline of Climate Action

    World Meteorological Day 2024 serves as a timely reminder that, through early warnings, adaptation, and an unwavering commitment to climate action, a safer and more sustainable future can be assured for the Caribbean. – Caribbean Meteorological Organization The Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) joins the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the global community in celebrating World Meteorological Day 2024, united under…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, delivered the keynote address Friday morning (14 April 2023) at the opening ceremony of a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community being observed this year. The virtual symposium, titled ‘CARICOM at the Crossroads: Rising to the Challenge of a New Era’, was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 12th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 December 2022

    Remarks by Dr Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 12th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), Bridgetown, Barbados, 7 December 2022

    (CDM ROAD TO RESILIENCE: CHECKPOINT 2022 – ADVANCING A RISK-BASED MULTI-HAZARD APPROACH DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND) Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, K.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Barbados; Honourable Shawn Edward, Minister of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training of Saint Lucia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA); Ambassador Mami…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

    Evacuation Order issued as activity intensifies at La Soufriere volcano, SVG

    St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Thursday issued an Evacuation Order for areas close to La Soufriere volcano, after scientists reported increased eruptive activity at the volcano. The evacuation order which takes immediate effect will cover the North-Eastern and North-Western parts of the island. Here is the Prime Minister’s announcement:

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    Value of Early Warning Systems to the Region highlighted at Climate Change Conference

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been highlighting the importance of early warning systems to the hurricane prone region, at COP 24 – the Climate Change Conference taking place in Katowice, Poland. The CARICOM Secretariat’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr Douglas Slater joined an international panel discussion at the Conference on Tuesday to address the question, “After the…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Sunday 7 October, 2018. At least 15 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. In a message to Haiti President, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended condolences the families who lost loved ones. “The Community…

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