Tag Archives: weather

  1. The Innovative Caribbean Disaster Fighters NFT Collection Is Here

    The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), has partnered with SuperWorld, a virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), for the first time, to release the NFT “Caribbean Disaster Fighters” collection. Caribbean Disaster Fighters is a campaign for disaster prevention and hurricane preparedness in the Caribbean region, developed by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and supported by the World […]

    August 11, 2021Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. 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
  3. CDB President says Bank needs to double financing to the help the Region achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    New President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Gene Leon, says the Bank’s current size may need to be revisited if it is to remain an effective partner for the Region in a changing and challenging global environment. He pointed to the predicted financing gap which will impinge on Caribbean countries’ efforts to meet […]

    July 10, 2021NatureNo comments
  4. BWA Pumping Stations Being Put Back Online

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to update the public that its pumping stations are currently being put back online, mainly on generator power. This follows a precautionary shut down of all stations early yesterday prior to the onslaught of Hurricane Elsa. This activity will allow water to gradually flow back into the distribution network and […]

    July 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    At 5:00 AM AST the center of Tropical Storm #Elsa was located near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 48.8 West. Elsa is moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). An even faster motion to the WNW is expected over the next 24 to 36hours. On the forecast track, the system will pass near or […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. 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
  7. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  8. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments

    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
  10. 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
  11. 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

    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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

    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

    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
  18. 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

    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

    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
  21. 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

    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
  23. 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
  24. “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
  25. 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