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Tag Archives: hurricanes

  1. CCRIF Makes First Parametric Insurance Payouts of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Following Tropical Cyclone Elsa, CCRIF made two payouts to the Government of Barbados under the country’s tropical cyclone and excess rainfall parametric insurance policies, totalling US$2.5 million. CCRIF also made payments totalling US$528,512 to three other member governments – Haiti, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines – under the Aggregate Deductible Cover (ADC) […]

    August 2, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. Royal Navy Task Group in Caribbean for the Hurricane Season

    The Royal Navy has formed a task force in the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance to the region throughout the 2021 Hurricane Season. RFA Wave Knight has now joined the patrol ship HMS Medway to significantly enhance the assistance available in the event of a natural disaster. The two ships arrive in Barbados on 25 […]

    June 29, 2021EventsNo comments
  3. Update for Northern Atlantic, Caribbean Sea & Gulf of Mexico

    Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea. This disturbance is moving westward at about 20 mph, and is forecast to continue to move… (CLICK HERE FOR THE REST)

    August 18, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. “Caribbean island states need differentiated treatment due to COVID19 – Here’s why.” By B’dos PM Mia Mottley and UN Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are characterised by their exposure to a variety of risks and limited capacity to deal with them when they occur. This is particularly true in the Eastern Caribbean, being especially prone to natural disasters that are up to 6 times more damaging when compared to developed countries. Now we are […]

    May 25, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS TO HOST TELETHON FOR ASSISTING CARICOM RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR BAHAMAS

    The Mia Mottley Administration will be conducting a whistle-stop mission with the 15 member trade bloc of the Caribbean Community or CARICOM as well as CDEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to assess the most crucial needs for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the pummeling it got from Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is now […]

    September 5, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. Harris Paints Partners with UN in Hurricane Preparedness

    By partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Harris Paints is joining a proactive effort to help women and young girls in the region – should a natural disaster strike. The Caribbean paint company has provided space in its main Barbados warehouse for the UNFPA to store 1264 “dignity kits,” This storage allows the […]

    February 18, 2019Events, FeaturedNo comments
  9. HELENE BECOMES A HURRICANE SOUTHWEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS

    SUMMARY ———————————————- LOCATION…13.4N 26.0W ABOUT 145 MI…230 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB…29.30 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The government of the Cabo Verde Islands has discontinued the Hurricane Watch and […]

    September 9, 2018Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Governor of the ECCB, Timothy Antoine, Appointed Chairman of CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Antoine as Chairman of CCRIF SPC, effective July 1, for a 3-year term. Mr. Antoine succeeds Mr. Milo Pearson who chaired CCRIF’s board from its inception in 2007 and has now retired. At a recent function hosted by CCRIF SPC to honour outgoing chairman […]

    July 3, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Barbados Urged to Put Systems in Place to Ensure the Effective Operation of Medical Facilities in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

    As Barbados and other Caribbean countries are being warned to expect more powerful hurricanes and flooding if the challenges of climate change are not addressed, a local emergency physician is urging authorities to put systems in place to ensure that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other emergency services can run efficiently in the event of […]

    January 15, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. Bitt partners with United Caribbean Trust to help hurricane ravaged islands & kickstarts effort with $60K USD donation

    Bitt Inc and the United Caribbean Trust (UCT) are making it possible for donations to be made in bitcoin, as part of a global effort to bring additional relief to Caribbean islands ravaged during the 2017 hurricane season. To kick-start the funding, Bitt and its staff, together with its investment partners, Avatar Capital and Overstock.com, […]

    October 2, 2017Featured, Technology1 comment
  13. Barbados Red Cross Appeal for Hurricane Victims

    The Barbados Red Cross Society in support of the Appeal by the International Federation of the Red Cross, will in the next few days launch an appeal to which donations can be made with commercial banks, to support the victims of powerful hurricanes Irma and Jose that have hit the Caribbean and Americas region. The […]

    September 12, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. Jeremy Collymore Receives CDEMA Council Award

    Jeremy MacArthur Collymore received the highest award of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Closing Ceremony, Awards & Gala Dinner of the 9th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management just held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. The CDEMA Council Award was bestowed upon Mr. Collymore for his dedication and commitment to […]

    December 20, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  15. 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
  16. New Book is a boon to both Barbadians and Visitors alike, “Absolutely Barbados” is fun reading, absolutely!

    For those who recall Leslie Charteris’ charismatic series of a lovable rogue by name of Simon Templar, alias “The Saint” (not the botched attempts from Val Kilmer on film or Ian Ogilvy on TV, the actual books ranging from the 1920s to the 1940s before Charteris leased his character to ghost writers) then reading the […]

    May 31, 2015Books, FeaturedNo comments
  17. CWC/FLOW PIONEERS USAGE OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY FOR POST HURRICANE SURVEILLANCE IN CARIBBEAN

    As the Caribbean prepares for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1st, 2015, Cable and Wireless Communications (C&W) has begun to test drone technology that would help expedite network and connectivity restoration in the aftermath of natural disasters such as a hurricane or a tropical storm. The drones would undertake aerial surveillance of […]

    May 23, 2015Nature1 comment
  18. “Vanuatu and Tuvalu – inadequate response to human suffering” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    People on the East Coast of the United States of America (US) and the Caribbean should consider how best they might lend a helping hand to the people of the islands of Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific whose lives have been shattered by Cyclone Pam that struck them on the night of March 13. […]

    March 26, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. HMS SEVERN STARTS HER CARIBBEAN TOUR OF DUTY IN BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS

    British Warship HMS SEVERN is visiting Bridgetown, Barbados this week at the beginning of her deployment to the Caribbean. The UK-based River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel has deployed to the region, recently taking over from HMS ARGYLL, in order provide to reassurance in the region, conduct counter-narcotics tasking whilst also being prepared to conduct disaster […]

    December 21, 2014EventsNo comments
  20. Nevis escapes wrath of Tropical Storm Gonzalo but Disaster Management official calls for Nevisians to pay greater attention to weather reports

    Head of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) Lester Blackett says that although Nevis did not suffer any major damage from the passage of Tropical Storm Gonzalo on October 13, 2014, the experience should serve as a reminder to Nevisians, that the Atlantic Hurricane Season is not over and that they should pay greater attention […]

    October 14, 2014NatureNo comments
  21. “A case for compensation for climate change destruction” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Can the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) take international legal action against the States that are warming the planet with devastating consequences not only for their survival, but in some cases even their existence? This question comes into sharp focus in the wake of the damaging effects of flooding and landslides […]

    January 4, 2014Editorial, NatureNo comments
  22. Montserrat to present on use of ICT in Disaster Management at UN ECLAC workshop

    Montserrat is to present a case study on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) is being used on island in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) situations at the ICT for DRM workshop taking place in Trinidad & Tobago this week. On Wednesday morning, National ICT Council Members Nerissa Golden and Dr. Samuel Joseph are to discuss with […]

    September 18, 2013Nature, TravelNo comments
  23. BARBADIAN HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER ASSERTS; BEING HURRICANE-READY DOES NOT MEAN SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY

    Being prepared for a storm, hurricane or other disaster does not mean you have to spend a lot of money. This observation from Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, while delivering opening remarks at a CDEMA conference earlier today, as he expressed concern over the response to preparedness messages, particularly those issues […]

    July 16, 2013Education, NatureNo comments
  24. The Caribbean and Climate Change: Does anyone care? By Rebecca Theodore

    As the debate on climate change continues to gain momentum, it has aggressively anchored onto the shores of the Caribbean, changing tides, and personalities and bringing with it many conspicuous results. In hushed aberrations, water is suddenly exuding from distant fountains. Gathering clouds and rising storms cascade in turbulent forms. Rivers cry of desolation and […]

    August 30, 2012Controversy, NatureNo comments
  25. Nevis Disaster Official calls for heightened alertness as 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season peaks

    Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) Mr. Lester Blackett continued to urge persons on Nevis to remain in a state of alertness with as the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season peaked, a time when heightened activity was expected. Mr. Blackett’s advice came during an interview with the Department of Information, during the passage of […]

    August 25, 2012NatureNo comments