Include Disaster Management In Budgets

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A call has been made for emergency management and disaster preparedness to be mainstreamed in the budgets of Caribbean countries. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gayle Francis-Vaughan, made this appeal today as she addressed a two-day Caribbean Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Seminar at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “Personally, as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible …

Charitable Donations To Two Organisations

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Two organisations are set to receive charitable donations from the Embassy of Barbados in Washington D.C, the United States (US) offices of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Association of Washington D.C. Inc. (BAWDC), next week. They are the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) which will be presented with the …

CARICOM Officials Visit Turks & Caicos & The Bahamas

Stephanie St. Hill banner, Top Stories

(Pictured above) Damage to homes in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of two Category 5 hurricanes. (S. St. Hill/BGIS) When an RSS2 aircraft touched down at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands a few weeks ago, it was the continuation of a series of visits to the various islands severely impacted by the …

AG: Barbados Could Learn From Chile

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There is a lot that Barbados could learn from Chile, especially given that country’s experience with seismic matters. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this point today during a press briefing, following the official visit of the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) Lower Estate, St. Michael headquarters. “Your …

Japan Keen To Assist Barbados

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Japan is willing to lend its expertise to help Barbados improve its disaster management, so as to allow the island to recover in the shortest possible time after a major disaster. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Teruhiko Shinada, gave this undertaking today during a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, at his office in Webster’s …

Barbados To Receive ‘Payout Memento’

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Government received another payment last month, under the tropical cyclone and excess rainfall insurance policy following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew in late September. And, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will receive a “special payout memento” from CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) officials, this Thursday, November 24, during a brief ceremony and …