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Tag Archives: weather

  1. A DUST HAZE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS

    This alert message is valid from 6 AM Thursday, 8th April, 2021 and will be UPDATED at 6 PM 8th April, 2021 or sooner if conditions warrant. A dust-haze advisory is issued when dust haze has already or is forecast to reduce visibility to between 5 to 10km within 36 hours. Hazard Info Significant Sahara […]

    April 8, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy

    The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and humanitarian response across the region. Programme Manager for Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne […]

    April 2, 2021NatureNo comments
  3. Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative Pre-Ministerial Forum Scheduled for 15 – 26 March, 2021

    The Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial Forum has been organized through a collaborative effort between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR ROAC), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO) in Latin America and the […]

    March 1, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. UK SETS AMBITIOUS NEW CLIMATE TARGET AHEAD OF UN SUMMIT

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Recognising the urgency to go further to tackle climate change, the UK’s new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Climate Agreement […]

    December 7, 2020NatureNo comments
  5. UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US$250,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) for tuition scholarships for students in need of financial support. Approximately US$108,000 of the funds are already allocated to undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. […]

    December 7, 2020Education1 comment
  6. CDEMA signs MoU with interCaribbean Airways Ltd to strengthen disaster relief efforts

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and interCaribbean Airways Ltd. officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, establishing a mutual agreement for the movement of relief personnel and supplies, necessary for providing an immediate coordinated response to regional disasters. The official signing was facilitated at a virtual event with Ms Elizabeth Riley, Executive […]

    November 19, 2020TravelNo comments
  7. 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
  8. TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS & PUERTO RICO

    A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Government of Antigua has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the British Virgin Islands. The Government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: […]

    August 20, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. CARICOM LEADERS PREPARE FOR HURRICANES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and […]

    August 19, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. 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
  11. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 11 AFFECTING ANY LAND MASSES? None

    LOCATION…12.4° N 44.2° W ABOUT 1320 MILES ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 1100 AM, the center of Tropical […]

    August 12, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. BARBADIANS TOLD TO EXPECT HEAVY RAIN & POTENTIAL FLOODING

    Residents across Barbados living in flood-prone areas are being urged to be vigilant tonight into tomorrow, as potential tropical cyclone number nine continues to affect the island. That is the advice coming from the Barbados Meteorological Services, which is also warning of the possibility of a flood watch or warning being issued for the island […]

    July 28, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. Press Briefing by Prime Minister of Barbados from Murphy’s Pasture, Emmerton

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley held an impromptu meeting with high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Transport and Works, after touring a number of flood-prone areas. Her focus, however, fell on the area surrounding Murphy’s Pasture in New Orleans, The City, which is part of an ongoing project to ease the flow of stagnant water […]

    July 24, 2020Breaking News, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. URGENT ATTENTION, ALL BOAT OWNERS AND FISHING VESSELS

    With the impending tropical storm Gonzalo, that is likely to produce, in less than 36 hours, storm force sea conditions on approaching Barbados; Larger fishing vessels in the water on the south and south west coast are advised to seek safe shelter in the Bridgetown Fishing Complex Harbour. The Fisheries Division will be hauling vessels […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. PM Mottley: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, organized by the United Nations under the co-chairmanship, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness – May 28, 2020 (provided by PMO’s Office).

    May 29, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. “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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 44th Scott CBB Lecture to Tackle Climate Change

    Climate change will be in focus when Giza Gaspar Martins, Director of the Cabinet on Climate Change at the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Angola delivers the 44th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture on the topic “Human Life is Not Negotiable: Why We Must Act Now on Climate Change.” The lecture takes […]

    November 23, 2019NatureNo comments
  20. CDB, Canada support energy stakeholders’ push for resiliency solutions

    Finding innovative ways to spur investment in making electricity infrastructure climate resilient took centre-stage recently as Caribbean energy stakeholders participated in the Island Resiliency Action Challenge. The reality of the intense hurricanes which the Region has faced in recent years loomed large as participants brainstormed resilience-building solutions. The focus was on overcoming barriers to building […]

    October 22, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  21. St. Winifred’s School donates to the relief efforts in The Bahamas

    Students, staff and supporters of the St. Winifred’s School in Pine Hill, St. Michael Barbados donate a cheque in the sum of BDS $5,000.00 towards the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in the impacted islands of The Bahamas. Both students were applauded for their initiative and kind contribution in designing custom bracelets, which were sold […]

    October 21, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. CDB, PAHO launch virtual course, providing everyone with psychological first aid skills after disaster

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has today launched the virtual course in psychological first aid in disaster management in the Caribbean. The course aims to equip volunteers, first responders and persons in the community with the skills to provide the initial response to people experiencing psychological distress after […]

    October 7, 2019NatureNo comments
  23. Tips on beating the heat #heatwave #heatstroke

    Recommended ways of preventing heat-related illness include: – drinking water, even when you do not feel thirsty; – keeping cool by taking cool showers, putting your feet in cool water or using wet towels on your neck and arms; – wearing cool, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing and avoiding strenuous activity; – closing blinds or curtains to […]

    September 21, 2019Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. 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
  25. Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas, bodies bloated and oil contamination

    The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on the recovery effort from Grand Bahama.

    September 7, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments