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More Exercises Under Consideration For B’dos

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

A call for Barbados to conduct frequent exercises to strengthen its emergency response system and its ability to respond to disasters has not gone unnoticed. In fact, one of the main recommendations from volunteers and persons making up the national emergency management system at the conclusion of the Barbados leg of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 is for the continuous testing of …

Volunteers To Get An Inside Look

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Persons volunteering for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 will get an inside look at what happens and how victims are treated during a real emergency. This is according to Consultant with the Department of Emergency Management, Major David Bincks, who told potential volunteers attending a town hall meeting at the Princess Margaret Secondary School last night how they could be a part …

DEM Monitoring Kick ‘Em Jenny Activity

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Disaster emergency officials in Barbados are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, gave the assurance that her department was closely assessing the activity and updates would be issued only as necessary. “We are monitoring the situation, which has been brought …

Irving Wilson Students “Earthquake Ready”

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Students of the Irving Wilson School are now “earthquake ready”. This follows the sensitisation today of approximately 20 students of the special needs school about what to do during an earthquake, conducted through the use of sign language. The session formed part of a series being conducted by officials from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the University of …

Schools To Learn About Tsunamis

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

As part of the ongoing activities to mark Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Month 2017, the Department Of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad, will host a series of school sensitisation sessions this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, the team will visit Coleridge and Parry School, Speightstown, St. Peter, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.; All Saints …

Movie Night At Glebe Playing Field

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), tomorrow, 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 film San Andreas from …

DEM To Host Coastal Walk

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM), in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Management Unit, will host a coastal walk with a “twist” on Sunday, March 26. Participants are asked to assemble in the car park at Bath, St. John, from 3:30 p.m., for a walk along the picturesque coastline leading to Martin’s Bay, St. John. The walk will begin promptly …

Students Praised Following Evacuation Drill

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 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 …