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Tag Archives: disaster

  1. CCRIF issues US$40 Million Payout to Haiti following Devastating August 14th Earthquake

    CCRIF SPC will make a payout of approximately US$40 million to the Government of Haiti following the devastating magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14th, 2021, significantly impacting the city of Les Cayes. This payout represents the full coverage limit under the country’s parametric insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2021/22 policy year. […]

    August 22, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. BARBADOS SEEKS TO JOIN GLOBAL OCEAN ALLIANCE

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. CARICOM REACTS TO EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, 14th AUGUST 2021

    CARICOM is deeply saddened at reports of loss of life and significant damage in Haiti following a major earthquake this Saturday, 14th August. Chairman of CARICOM, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has held discussions with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry and has assured him that CARICOM stands ready to assist. […]

    August 16, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), 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, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  5. Power Outages Take Some BWA Pumping Stations Offline

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise that power outages in some northern, eastern and central parts of the island have caused some of its pumping stations in these areas to go offline. Teams are currently working on the restoration of power. However, as this process continues customers in these areas may experience low water […]

    June 17, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  6. UK GIVES NEW VOLCANO RELIEF FOR ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

    The UK will give further support to provide food, clean water and other essential items, for an estimated 13,000 people affected by the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The new £550,000 ($695,000 USD) contribution takes the total UK funding to over £800,000 ($1m USD) since the eruption began […]

    May 4, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Bridgetown Global Shapers show support to those affected by La Soufrière eruption in St Vincent

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has donated necessary water supplies in aid of Vincentians affected by the La Soufrière volcanic eruption with a donation to the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). Curator of the Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub Camille Wiltshire expressed: “When we heard the call for donations for our Vincentian brothers and […]

    April 29, 2021CultureNo comments
  8. UNDP actions a 3-phased approach to volcano relief efforts for St Vincent and the Grenadines

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has coordinated a three-phased approach to the relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the wake of the violent volcanic eruptions of the La Soufrière Volcano. Following the eruption on 8 April 2021, it is estimated that 16,000 to 20,000 persons have […]

    April 23, 2021ControversyNo comments
  9. DIGICEL DONATES US$500,000 FOR URGENT RELIEF ASSISTANCE IN ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

    Digital Operator, Digicel Group, just revealed their donation of US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts in St. Vincent & the Grenadines caused by the Le Soufriere volcanic activity. With thousands of people evacuated from the red zone and housed in shelters and significant ash fall resulting from the explosive eruptions […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Use Common Sense! Volcano Update via Dr Erouscilla Joseph

    #VOLCANIC ASH & SMALL-CRAFT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR #BARBADOS Read: https://tl.gd/n_1srljo0

    April 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. CDEMA welcomes the Cayman Islands as its 19th Participating State

    The Cayman Islands has become the 19th Participating State of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with official admission effective September 1, 2020. The final decision was made at the 5th Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of CDEMA on August 28, 2020 where the Ministers unanimously agreed to admit the Cayman Islands to membership […]

    October 24, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. CDEMA’s Executive Director, Ronald Jackson bids farewell

    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 leadership […]

    April 28, 2020EventsNo comments
  13. CDEMA and UNOCHA host data and information management training in Barbados for disaster preparedness

    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 recently concluded data […]

    January 27, 2020NatureNo comments
  14. ‘Downhill’ – Miranda Otto, Will Ferrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    The husband (Will Ferrell) and his wife’s (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) marriage is tested in this vacation.

    January 2, 2020Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. The Bahamas’ Insurance Policy with CCRIF Triggers following Hurricane Dorian

    CCRIF will pay The Bahamas approximately eleven million United States dollars (US$10,936,103) following the passage of Hurricane Dorian that caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago. The Bahamas has 3 tropical cyclone policies with CCRIF, each one covering a section or zone of the archipelago – North West, South East and […]

    September 8, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  16. Scotiabank donates $100,000 to the Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts

    Scotiabank is donating $100,000 USD to the Red Cross in support of the rescue and relief efforts taking place in response to Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. Their thoughts continue to be with the people of the affected regions as they demonstrate strength and resilience during and following the hurricane’s impact. Red Cross Societies are mobilizing volunteers […]

    September 8, 2019BusinessNo comments
  17. Hurricane Dorian survivors face harrowing ordeal of the rising deaths plus trying to leave island

    Now the Bahamian survivors of the hurricane face a second harrowing ordeal: getting out of there, Robert Moore from ITV News explains…

    September 6, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Disaster Preparedness Official Book Launch 2018 October 1, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. USAID/OFDA PROVIDES PLASTIC SHEETING TRAINING IN THE CARIBBEAN

    As part of hurricane and general disaster preparedness efforts in the Caribbean, the United States Agency of International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is training national disaster managers in the effective use of the Agency’s reinforced plastic sheeting for temporary roofs and shelters. On August 24, USAID/OFDA, in collaboration with the Barbados […]

    August 26, 2018EventsNo comments
  20. Bolstering Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean

    The United States William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies recently co-hosted a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Seminar with U.S. Southern Command and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Hilton Barbados. The event brought together participants from 18 Caribbean and South American countries, as well as British, Canadian, Dutch, […]

    July 22, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  21. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS DOMINICAN STUDENTS

    As many residents of hurricane ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties. Five of them recently received a contribution from CIBC FirstCaribbean international Bank to assist them with the purchase of […]

    November 21, 2017Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. SALVATION ARMY JOIN FORCES WITH MORMONS TO PROVIDE HURRICANE RELIEF FOR FRENCH ST MARTIN

    Captain Derrick Mitchell; Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army’s St. Lucia Corps in association with the Mormon Church of Castries sent a shipment of items to The Salvation Army in St. Maarten. This was vouchsafed by Major Darrell Wilkinson, The Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Barbados & St. Lucia how the shipment included […]

    September 22, 2017Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  23. A global Red Cross team is on its way to Roseau

    A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica.The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for Red Cross support to the battered island. Initial relief efforts will focus on shelter, water, food, sanitation, and broader health. […]

    September 22, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. British High Commissioner and Head of DFID Caribbean meet arriving British troops

    British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, and Head of DFID Caribbean, Colleen Wainwright, met the first British troops arriving in Barbados for deployment to affected countries, to support the relief efforts in the wake of hurricane Irma. These troops will supply immediate manpower, emergency supplies and equipment to provide rapid assistance to affected communities. Queen Elizabeth […]

    September 12, 2017Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. CCRIF to make payouts totalling US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) after Hurricane Irma

    CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will be making payouts totalling approximately US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) to the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Kitts & Nevis as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma which triggered payments on these countries’ Tropical Cyclone policies. Preliminary calculations of the payouts […]

    September 8, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments