Disaster Management

  • Fifth Meeting of the CDEMA Council will convene in Barbados

    Bridgetown, Barbados, June 26, 2014, (CDEMA) – The Fifth (5th) Meeting of the CDEMA Council of Ministers will convene on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados. The meeting will be attended by Ministers and Permanent Secretaries with responsibility for disaster management within the CDEMA Participating States.  The Council is the highest level decision making body in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    CARICOM and Mexico leaders hold third summit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Agriculture and disaster risk reduction take centre stage as Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico gather in Merida, Mexico for their Third Summit on Tuesday 29th April. The Summit will be preceded earlier in the day by a meeting of the Foreign Ministers. In 1974 Mexico became the first country…

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  • 6.5M Earthquake Shakes Eastern Caribbean, From Martinique to Grenada

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake northeast of Barbados caused shaking across the Eastern Caribbean early Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred 172 kilometres northeast of Barbados, struck at around 5:27 AM local time. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre also recorded the quake has having a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG reports… : Considerable progress seen in Haiti since deadly 2010 earthquake

    CARICOM SG reports… : Considerable progress seen in Haiti since deadly 2010 earthquake

    FOUR years have passed since that devastating 2010 earthquake levelled Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, wreaked havoc on the lives of multiple thousands of Haitians, and ruined the country’s infrastructure and local economy.Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has noted that there has since been “considerable progress” made in rebuilding Haiti. Addressing the issue in a statement on…

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  • Barbados offers safer houses course to workers in building trade

    Bridgetown, Barbados, February 10, 2014 (CDEMA) – The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will be offering a safer building course to workers in the building trade from this month (February 2014).  This course is an adaptation of the Regional Code of Practice for the Construction of Houses Course which was developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

    Bridgetown, Barbados, January 09, 2014 (CDEMA) – In excess of EC$ 3,000,000.00 in donations have been mobilised by the Caribbean Community since a trough system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica over the Christmas holidays. Severe rains and high winds during the period December 23rd to December 25th, 2013 triggered flash flooding and landslides in St.…

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  • REMARKS FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, CARICOM SECRETARY GENERAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Warm greetings to all delegates and CDEMA staff attending the Eighth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management. I am honoured to provide brief remarks at the launch of the CDM Strategy 2014-2024, given the importance of this milestone event. I must apologise, however, for not being able to be present at the Conference in…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL (AG) CALLS FOR PLEDGES TO HAITI TO BE HONOURED

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) “The world’s pledged generosity to Haiti has little value until and unless it translates into improved conditions for the people of that country.” This is the view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Acting Secretary-General as she received, on Thursday, Letters of Credence from the Plenipotentiary Representative  of Italy to CARICOM, His Excellency Paolo Serpi,…

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  • CARICOM SPECIAL REP ON HAITI MAKES ANOTHER PLEA TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON PLEDGES TO HAITI

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, expressed grave concerns to the United Nations Security Council that the ordinary Haitian was not feeling the impact of the recovery efforts to date. Mr Patterson acknowledged the efforts of the International Community in the reconstruction…

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  • GREATER SUPPORT NEEDED FROM MINUSTAH IN HAITI’S RECOVERY, PJ PATTERSON

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, impressed upon the United Nations Security Council the need to expand the focus of the its stabilisation mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH to giving greater support to the reconstruction program of that earthquake ravaged country. Mr Patterson…

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