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  • Photo of Address by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community at the University of Guyana’s Special Issue of the Roundtable Journal on CARICOM at 50, 30 April 2024

    Address by Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community at the University of Guyana’s Special Issue of the Roundtable Journal on CARICOM at 50, 30 April 2024

     Professor Edward Greene, Chancellor, University of Guyana;  Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Guyana;  Dr. Mellissa Ifill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Institutional Advancement, University of Guyana and Chair of this evening’s proceedings;  Fellow presenters: o Professor Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto; o Dr. Venkat Iyer, Editor, The Round Table Journal; o Professor Tavis Jules, Guest Editor, The…

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  • Photo of Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Press Release) The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Honorable Vincent Byron Jr, Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley,…

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  • Photo of New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited, strengthening bonds of friendship

    New Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited, strengthening bonds of friendship

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque this week accepted the Credentials of new Ambassador of Canada to CARICOM H.E. Mark Berman, saying the ceremony reflects the strong and enduring bonds of friendship between the two sides. Noting that development assistance and technical cooperation feature as important aspects of the relationship, the Secretary-General said the Caribbean Community has benefitted tremendously, particularly through…

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  • Photo of Alert Level raised at SVG’s La Soufriere volcano

    Alert Level raised at SVG’s La Soufriere volcano

    CDEMA, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency – The alert level for St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ La Soufriere volcano has been elevated to Orange – the third highest of four levels – because of increased activity at the site. Monitoring systems, satellite imagery and visual observations have confirmed increased seismic and fumarolic activity, strong gas emissions, emergence of a satellite…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and would have an impact on…

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  • Photo of CDEMA’s Executive Director, Ronald Jackson bids farewell

    CDEMA’s Executive Director, Ronald Jackson bids farewell

    Barbados, April 27th, 2020 (CDEMA) – Following seven (7) years of unwavering and exemplary service to the region, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr. Ronald Jackson bids farewell to the Agency as of Thursday April 30, 2020. Mr. Ronald Jackson was appointed Executive Director of CDEMA on April 3, 2013 and has since provided outstanding…

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  • Photo of CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis
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    CDEMA and the UN convene Caribbean Partner Donor Group Meeting amid COVID-19 crisis

    Bridgetown, Barbados, April 3rd, 2020 (CDEMA) – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold in the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Offices in the Caribbean convened the 2nd meeting of the Caribbean Partner Donor Group on Thursday April 2, 2020. The virtual meeting had representatives from 18 regional and international agencies…

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  • Photo of Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Health Ministers and Officials of the Region have agreed to draft an aggressive communications strategy to combat misinformation on the Novel Coronavirus. The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday morning held an Emergency Meeting via video conference. It was Chaired by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda Hon Molwyn Joseph. Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador…

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  • Photo of CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in Barbados

    CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in Barbados

    (Barbados Today) In efforts to improve collaboration and coordination of information and data management among ministries and agencies before, during and after a disaster event, members of the national disaster management system in Barbados and given its role as a sub-regional focal point for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) benefited from a data and information management training workshop,…

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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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