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 …

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 …