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Tag Archives: preparedness

  1. BARBADOS’ PRIVATE SECTOR APPROVES GOVERNMENT DRAFTED IMF RESTRUCTURING PLAN SO FAR, DIFFERENT GRADE FOR 2 DAY BLACKOUT

    The Private Sector Arm of the Monitoring Committee for BERT – The Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme – have given a thumb’s up so far, energy and water concerns are a different matter… This from Edward Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Barbados Operations of Sagicor General as the lead for the Monitoring […]

    November 26, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. DON’T TAKE TROPICAL STORM DORIAN LIGHTLY

    Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, is urging Barbadians to continue with their preparations for Tropical Storm Dorian, saying it is not a system “to be taken lightly“. Mr. Hinkson made the comments while addressing a media briefing to update the public about the approaching storm. The minister urged Barbadians to ensure that their surroundings […]

    August 27, 2019NatureNo comments
  3. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) #CDEMA Legacy Project

    The short documentary is based on the devastation caused by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interviews were conducted with locals around the islands to share their experiences during the events and scenes on their road to […]

    July 30, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Early Warning System: News Promo

    The Animated Early Warning Systems video demonstrates the importance of paying attention to the media and advisories from the local MET Office for updates and information about incoming weather events such as floods, strong winds and storms. Persons are advised to heed warnings, which are disseminated by authorities through the various Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) […]

    July 30, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Be Prepared

    The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island. Here are some tips on preparing before a storm threatens: BEFORE THE STORM   ?Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters. Ensure that your roof […]

    July 29, 2019Nature, Video Gallery1 comment
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Barbados Dept. of Emergency Management – Hurricane Season 2017 (Pt 2)

    The Barbados Council for the Disabled believes more can be done for the differently abled community during Hurricane Season. The executive listed some concerns she’s encountered over the years and was quick to point out not only does she expect better from the DEM but she also expects more from her fellow members of the […]

    June 5, 2017Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. TROPICAL STORM ‘MATTHEW’ FORMS IN THE WINDWARD ISLANDS

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the French Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands. The government of St. Lucia has issued a Tropical Storm Warning on Matthew for St. Lucia. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND […]

    September 28, 2016Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. 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
  12. QEH Managaement & Nat’l Union of Pub. Workers inspect Kitchens of Martindale’s Rd Facility

    A walkthrough of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s kitchen facilities was conducted today with representatives from the National Union of Public Workers and the hospital’s management personnel. These included President Akanni McDowall, 1st Vice President of the NUPW, Joy-ann Inniss, Assistant General Secretary, Wayne Walrond, QEH Director of Support Services, Louise Bobb and the QEH Shop […]

    September 22, 2015ControversyNo comments
  13. Nevisian Premier urges countrymen to be ready in wake of destructive Tropical Storm Erika

    Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Vance Amory, urged Nevisians and residents on the island to take precaution and be in a state of preparedness, as the island and the region goes through the hurricane season. “I want us here in Nevis, even as we go through this hurricane season, to recognise […]

    September 7, 2015NatureNo comments
  14. 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
  15. Earthquakes felt across Eastern Caribbean

    Several of the CDEMA Participating States were shaken Thursday by a burst of earthquakes north-east of Barbados. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, reported that the first earthquake occurred around 7.01 a.m. and registered a magnitude of 5.9. This was followed by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at 11.16 […]

    July 17, 2015NatureNo comments
  16. “Live Emergency Exercise” at SXM Deemed a Success

    The Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, conducted a successful “Live Emergency Exercise” on Friday 12th December 2014, in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. This emergency exercise was preceded by a tabletop exercise, as is customary, which was conducted the preceding day. The purpose of the exercise was to assess […]

    December 15, 2014TravelNo comments
  17. MINISTRY OF HEALTH UPDATES BARBADOS CHRISTIAN COUNCIL ON EBOLA

    A team from the Ministry of Health, led by Health Minister John Boyce, met with members of the Barbados Christian Council yesterday as it continued its public sensitisation programme on Barbados’ preparedness for the Ebola Virus Disease. He spoke of the training which had been carried out at the ports of entry to equip front […]

    December 12, 2014Health, ReviewNo comments
  18. 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
  19. MET OFFICE OF BARBADOS DISCONTINUES ALL WARNINGS & WATCHES FOR BARBADOS, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

    HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTS BERTHA SLIGHTLY STRONGER BUT DISORGANIZED… SUMMARY OF 11:00 AM INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…14.0N 58.9W ABOUT 150 MI…240 KM ESE OF MARTINIQUE ABOUT 70 MI…110 KM NE OF BARBADOS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES […]

    August 1, 2014NatureNo comments
  20. Miami Hurricane Center delivers advisory on Tropical Storm Bertha, east of Lesser Antilles

    For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Bertha located just east of the Lesser Antilles. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. §§ Public Advisories on Tropical Storm Bertha are issued under WMO header WTNT33 KNHC and under AWIPS header […]

    August 1, 2014NatureNo comments
  21. Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) Firemen Show Skills and Fitness in Obstacle Course

    What was initially meant as a competition took the form of a demonstration of skills and fitness as members of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, Rescue and Fire-Fighting Department continued the celebration of Firemen’s Week with an obstacle course on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. According to Manilo Penijn, manager of the department, the change […]

    July 23, 2014EventsNo comments
  22. If the drought persists, will Barbados have to ration water? Emergency Official does not rule out that possibility!

    In what was originally an occasion to observe the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Ivan and urge better preparedness for earthquakes, the director of a disaster-themed NGO does not feel it unlikely for water rationing in Barbados if the current dry spell holds out… Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) […]

    June 18, 2014NatureNo comments