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The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, stands in solidarity with our affected Caribbean neighbours.
The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) has been activated to provide support during this greatest time of need.
The importance of partnerships in building a more resilient region against the impact of disasters was the highlight at the official launch ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10). The launch was held on June 30th 2017 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.
MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands. Tropical Storm Warning issued for Grenada and Tropical Storm Watch issued for Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts.
St. Martin’s native animals may not be famous yet, but they deserve to be. They are a true showcase of what makes the island unique, and some of them are found nowhere else in the world.
Tessa Williams-Robertson (first from left)
Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the Region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, The Bahamas this week.
We are almost to the end of 2016 and are anxiously approaching 2017 as we move forward with our Recycling Programme.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Barbados recorded over 6 inches of rainfall within a few hours. This was an unusual occurrence as the last rainfall of similar intensity occurred in 1995.
The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave about 537nautical miles / 618 statute miles ( 995km) to the east of Barbados. The overall cloud pattern continues to improve over the past few hours as the system slowly becomes better organized. However at this time most of the associated deep convection remains north of the broad center.
Today September 9th, 2016 marks twenty–five (25) years from the date that the CARICOM Heads of Government, in recognition of the fragile economies and ecosystems of the States within the Caribbean region being extremely vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards, demonstrated the foresight to establish a regional CARICOM Mechanism for emergency response and disaster relief.