Disaster Management

  • ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR CARIFESTA VIII

    Twenty-eight countries will take part in one of the most diverse Caribbean Festival of the Arts ever, which gets underway in Paramaribo, Suriname on Sunday 24 August. CARIFESTA VIII with its theme “Cultural Diversity” will bring together the Caribbean exponents of the performing, fine, visual, graphic and culinary arts for six days in Suriname. Also participating will be countries from…

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  • MESSAGE FROM MR. EDWIN CARRINGTON, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND PEOPLE OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ON THE DISASTER CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM LILI

    I have learnt with great distress the reports of loss of life of several of your citizens as well as of the extensive damage caused to houses, public buildings and agricultural production in St. Vincent and the Grenadines resulting from the passage of Tropical Storm Lili through your country yesterday. On behalf of the Community, its Secretariat and on my…

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  • CARIBBEAN METEOROLOGICAL COUNCIL DELEGATES DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF REGIONAL RADAR PROJECT

    The 40th Session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council (CMC) opened at the Sherbourne Centre in Barbados on 7th December, 2000 with delegates and members from the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO), focussing mainly on arrangements for the implementation of a regional radar project. The project will see radar systems established in four Caribbean countries – Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and…

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  • CDERA AND WMO JOINTLY STUDY IMPACT OF EL NINO

    The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), are jointly developing a study on the impact of El Nino, a global weather phenomenon, on the Region, according to Barbados’ Minister for Agriculture and Urban Development, the Hon. Anthony Wood. Addressing the 40th Session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council at the Sherbourne Centre in Barbados…

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  • CARICOM READY TO AID HURRICANE RAVAGED MEMBER STATES

    CARICOM Secretary General Mr Edwin Carrington has assured the Member States of the Community devastated by Hurricane Georges that the Region stood ready to assist them in their time of need. Mr Carrington despatched messages of condolence and support to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Haiti on behalf of the Community and the Secretariat earlier this week…

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  • CARICOM SECRETARIAT GIVES FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO GUYANA.

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The Government of Guyana through its Civil Defense Commission (CDC) today received a quantity of food and household supplies from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to assist with the continuing relief efforts in the wake of massive flooding that has left unprecedented damage in segments of the country. The hand over was done by Secretary-General of…

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