Students Commended for Orderly Evacuation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Emergency management officials today praised students of the Alma Parris Memorial School for their response to a “tsunami threat” around 9:30 this morning. Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood, commended the students for evacuating the Speightstown, St. Peter school, and walking to the safe zone at the site of the old District “E” …

Movie Night At Glebe Playing Field This Saturday

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a free movie night hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) on Saturday, March 25, at the Glebe Playing Field, Glebe, St. George, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The pasture will be transformed into a drive-in type facility, as movie watchers have the option of watching the featured movie, San Andreas, from …

Barbados Working On CAP System

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados is working on developing a Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) to share messages with the population and emergency response teams during a hazard. This was disclosed by Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds, as she addressed a press conference to launch Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Month 2017 recently. Ms. Hinds explained that the new system would allow …

Barbadians More Aware Of Hazards

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Residents of Barbados are now more aware of the earthquake and tsunami hazards than in previous years. However, according to Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, there is still much work to be done in creating more awareness. “Over the last couple of years, we recognised that there is a greater level of awareness by the …

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 …

Barbados’ First Tsunami Sign Erected

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados now has its first Tsunami Smart sign, taking the country a step further in educating residents and creating awareness about the tsunami hazard. Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds, joined by her staff, unveiled the sign at Martin’s Bay, St. John, yesterday, and engaged visitors and locals in short information sessions about the hazard. “The Tsunami …

World Tsunami Awareness Day Nov. 01

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Barbados will join the rest of the world in the first international recognition of World Tsunami Day tomorrow, Saturday, November 5. To mark this first observance of the United Nations-designated day for tsunami awareness, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), in conjunction with the St. Lucy District Emergency Organisation, will stage an evacuation simulation exercise in Sherman’s, St. Lucy, beginning …

Second Townhall Meeting For St. Lucy Residents

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Members of the public living in Sherman’s, St. Lucy, and surrounding communities are invited to a second town hall meeting hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) on Saturday, October 29, at the Half Moon Fort Primary School, Clinketts, St. Lucy, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Programme Officer at the DEM, Danielle Skeete, will discuss plans to stage a simulation …

Be On Guard During Hurricane Season

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Though Barbados sustained only minor damage following the passage of Tropical Storm (TS) Matthew on Wednesday, September 28, residents are again being urged not to become complacent. That is the advice of Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Captain Robert Harewood, as he commented on a report on the storm’s passage through the island last month. Captain …

All Clear Issued For Barbados

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It’s back to work for the public and private sectors across Barbados today, Thursday, September 29, as the all clear has been given for work to resume following the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Captain Robert Harewood, issued the all clear this morning at 5:45 a.m. after a national shutdown was …