Coastal & Earthquake Smart Month Launched

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A member of the Barbados Coast Guard explaining aspects of the HMBS Trident to primary and secondary school students during a tour today. (S.Maughan/BGIS) The Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month celebrated in March has taken on a new name from this year. The month of activities, traditionally used to highlight earthquake and tsunami hazards, will now have a broader focus …

Education Key To Mitigating Tsunami Risks

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The tsunami risk in the region is real and should be taken seriously. And, Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, has emphasised the need for public education and outreach programmes throughout communities in Barbados. She made these comments last Friday during the unveiling of Barbados’ third Tsunami Smart Sign, which was erected in the Sherman’s, St. …

Barbados To Take Part In Communications Test

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A full communications test will be conducted in Barbados on Thursday, March 15, as the island seeks its first UNESCO internationally approved Tsunami Ready Certificate of Recognition. The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will be testing the Common Alerting Protocols (CAP), through the CAP application on cellular phones, email alerts and radio interrupts across the 90.1 FM, 98.1 The One …

Coastal Walk Postponed

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Members of the public are asked to note that the coastal walk, scheduled for Sunday, March 11, has been postponed due to prevailing beach conditions. The coastal walk formed part of the activities planned by the Department of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Technical Standing Committee on Coastal Hazards, to mark Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month. Any inconvenience this …

Tsunamis & Earthquakes Focus For March

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Barbados is pursuing its first designation for its efforts in educating the public and creating awareness about the tsunami hazard. To this end, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), in collaboration with the Technical Standing Committee on Coastal Hazards (TSCCH), will seek to chronicle the journey as the island marks Tsunami and Earthquake Awareness Month 2018, which runs from today, …

Earthquakes &Tsunami Library Displays

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As part of the activities to mark Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Month, the Department of Emergency Management will host a series of library displays from Monday, March 13, until Friday, March 31. These displays will take place at public libraries in Holetown, St. James; Tamarind Hall, Horse Hill, St. Joseph; and Speightstown, St. Peter, between 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. …