DEM Director To Speak On Disaster Preparedness

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a community talk session on Monster Hurricanes, Tsunamis and Earthquakes, on Saturday, July 21, at the Connell Town Pentecostal House of Prayer, Connell Town, St. Lucy, beginning at 5:00 p.m. This forms part of the Community Talks Disaster Preparedness being hosted by The University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with …

Barbados Gears Up For Hurricane Season

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The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will host a number of activities next month to mark the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Friday, June 1. Under the theme: Helping Ourselves and Our Neighbours, the activities will kick off with the annual press conference on Friday, June 1, in the DEM’s Conference Room at its No. 30 Warrens …

Disaster Preparedness Town Hall Meeting

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The St. Michael Parish Independence Committee (PIC) will host a town hall meeting on disaster preparedness on Sunday, June 10, at the St. Michael School Hall, Martindales Road, St. Michael, beginning at 5:00 p.m. According to the St. Michael PIC, the purpose of the town hall meeting is to discuss the importance of properly preparing for potentially dangerous natural occurrences …

Japan Donates Equipment To Barbados

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Disaster and emergency response personnel are now better equipped to handle any eventuality, thanks to a donation of equipment from the Government of Japan. The items, inclusive of emergency response vehicles worth Bds$1.8 million, were officially handed over to the relevant state agencies, following a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Warrens, St. Michael, this morning. Expressing …

Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic Health Meeting

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Members of the public will get the opportunity to learn more about disaster preparedness and how to safeguard themselves and their properties at the next men’s and women’s health meeting at the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic. It will be held on Thursday, October 19, at the Polyclinic, Wildey, St. Michael, starting at 6:00 p.m. Public Relations Officer William Bullen will speak …

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 …

Plan Development Critical For Survival

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Government and privately-owned enterprises operating in the Holetown, St. James area were today advised that their ability to survive the impact of a hazard depended heavily on their preparation for such an event. This was one of the key messages they received during a two-day Planning Development and Enhancement workshop hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) at the …