Tag Archives: disaster


    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
  2. Use Common Sense! Volcano Update via Dr Erouscilla Joseph


    April 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. ‘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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Disaster Preparedness Official Book Launch 2018 October 1, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments

    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
  12. 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

    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

    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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. United Nations Deploying Aid and Personnel to Irma-affected Caribbean territories

    The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United […]

    September 8, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. US Embassy Hosts Active Shooter Training in Barbados

    The U.S. Embassy recently conducted two training sessions on how to prepare for an active shooter attack. At a June 16 session held at the Embassy, participants included members of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, representatives of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, and […]

    June 19, 2017CrimeNo comments

    Residents across Barbados are being urged to pay attention to their radios for regular updates as an approaching tropical wave shows signs of development. The Barbados Meteorological Service today issued a severe weather information statement at noon stating that: “The system is showing some slow development at this time and it could become a tropical […]

    June 18, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  21. Jeremy Collymore honored by the Barbados Government for outstanding contribution to Disaster Management

    The former Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Jeremy M. Collymore was recently honoured by the Barbados Government for his outstanding contribution and leadership in Disaster Management at the national, regional and global levels. Collymore was honoured with the Barbados Service Star at the Awards of National Honours, on the celebration […]

    December 18, 2016NatureNo comments
  22. European Union provides support for the Caribbean to cope with drought

    The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries’ efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Irregular and insufficient rainfall throughout 2015 has caused loss of crop and livestock in the region. For the third […]

    June 19, 2016NatureNo comments
  23. Earthquake West of Trinidad: 5.7 magnitude

    Trinidadians at 8:22 this morning experienced an earthquake on the Paria peninsula, west of Trinidad. chatted via Facebook with a few Trinidadians who not only confirmed but said the shaking was very light and much closer to Venezuela – it was also felt in Grenada.

    April 7, 2016NatureNo comments

    Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) revealed Chris Dehring, Chairman of LIME Jamaica and a member of the senior executive team has decided to return to the forays of entrepreneurship after six transformative years with the Company, effective September 30, 2015. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the management and staff of C&W, […]

    September 26, 2015Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  25. The European Union maintains its support to Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean

    The impact of disasters caused by extreme natural phenomena in the Caribbean region is constantly on the rise, despite national and regional efforts to prepare, respond and mitigate the worst effects. To address this increasing concern, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), jointly with its partners the United Nations Office for […]

    September 25, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments