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Tag Archives: earthquakes

  1. CDB invites vulnerable communities invited to apply for grants from Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF)

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has joined forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to strengthen the sustainable development agenda of CARICOM states. Through the USD24 million (Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), CDB has for the third time announced […]

    August 2, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. TOURISTS TO VISIT CULTURAL CENTER OF HAITI DURING JACMEL GETAWAY IN MAY 2015 WITH MY HAITI TRAVELS

    My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences, announced its second annual “Jacmel Getaway” cultural adventure to Haiti scheduled on Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25, 2015.The all-inclusive tour package will explore art, film and a taste of Caribbean life on an enchanting journey to the cultural center […]

    April 29, 2015TravelNo comments
  3. EARTHQUAKES AFFECT BARBADOS TWICE A MONTH: PLUS OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

    An earthquake does not have to occur in Barbados for the island to feel the effects of activity associated with the shaking. In fact, Director of the Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad, Dr. Joan Latchman, urged residents to be always on their guard as earthquakes in the region could negatively impact the island. Noting that […]

    March 30, 2015NatureNo comments
  4. Message from the CDEMA Executive Director on the 5th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

    Five years ago on 12th January 2010, CDEMA was called to respond to the most catastrophic event in the history of the Agency. Haiti, a member of the CDEMA family had been struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. This was the strongest earthquake recorded in this part of the Caribbean region. Over 300,000 persons died […]

    January 14, 2015NatureNo comments
  5. “SAN ANDREAS” Disaster HD (Dwayne Johnson – 2015)

    After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think […]

    December 31, 2014Cinema, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. THE DIGICEL FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE INAUGURATION OF ITS 150TH SCHOOL BUILT IN HAITI

    The Digicel Foundation yesterday celebrated one of the finest moments in the history of education in Haiti with the opening of its 150th school in the country with the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Nesmy Manigat, in attendance. The 150th school – the Ecole Nationale de Grande Savane – was founded in […]

    November 22, 2014EducationNo comments
  7. Urgent – POSTPONEMENT: Diplomacy and Disaster Risk Management

    UWI’s Diplomacy and Disaster Risk Management module has been unavoidably postponed; they regret any inconvenience caused.  

    November 16, 2014EducationNo comments
  8. APART FROM HOPPING TO SAMOA, MINISTER LOWE NOW JETS TO NEW YORK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

    Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will represent Barbados yet again during a Ministerial High Level discussion on climate change sponsored by the European Commission, Saturday 20th September in New York – apart from being part of a recent $250,000 BBD trip to Samoa as one of a ten-member delegation during a […]

    September 19, 2014TravelNo comments
  9. 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Ivan Symposium in Cayman Islands looks at economic consequences of hurricanes

    The economic consequences of hurricanes in the Caribbean will be one of the featured sessions at a two (2) day symposium to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Ivan in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands from September 10-11, 2014. This session will be moderated by Mr. Yuri Chakalall, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, at the Caribbean Development […]

    September 10, 2014Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. CDB Applauds CCRIF for New Insurance Product & Countries That Have Purchased

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is lauding the inception of the excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commending the countries in the Region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15. The CCRIF recently announced that eight of its 16 members have purchased the policy. The excess rainfall […]

    August 24, 2014BusinessNo comments
  11. CDB CONTINUES TO ASSIST THE HAITIAN TOURISM SECTOR

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is facilitating the training of thirteen service industry workers from Haiti in Barbados from April 15 to May 03, 2013, as part of the Bank’s continued support to private sector development in Haiti. The participants in this training initiative are employees of six leading hotels in Haiti who will be […]

    April 13, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  12. Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Strategies Boosted

    As the University of the West Indies (UWI) prepares to roll-out the Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas, 45 professionals from 12 countries across the Caribbean comprising of insurers, physical planners, engineers, disaster co-ordinators, researchers, geologists and spatial data specialists from the private and public sector converged on the Jamaica Grande Conference Centre in Ocho Rios for […]

    July 2, 2012EducationNo comments