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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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  • Photo of What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

    What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM Summit

         (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Each country working alone would not get the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) where it needs to be, outgoing Chairman, H.E Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, warned his colleagues last evening in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 39th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, President Moïse…

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  • Photo of CDEMA implements post-Hurricane Irma legacy project in Antigua and Barbuda

    CDEMA implements post-Hurricane Irma legacy project in Antigua and Barbuda

    Barbados — In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria which significantly impacted the islands of the Caribbean in September 2017, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched the “CDEMA Legacy Project” to support the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Turks & Caicos Islands. Emphasis is placed on assisting single,…

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  • Photo of CDEMA to improve disaster response with new procurement procedures

    CDEMA to improve disaster response with new procurement procedures

    Bridgetown, Barbados, March 13th, 2018 (CDB) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has developed, and will implement new procurement and contract management procedures to facilitate a more streamlined and efficient use of their resource pool, including disaster management funds. After conducting a routine assessment of its operations, geared toward the…

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