Barbados Seeking To Build Disaster Resilience

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With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses. These points were raised on Monday by Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds, as the island joined the rest of the world in observing World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 under the …

Holetown Community Gets Evacuation Map

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Evacuation maps have been produced for the Holetown, St. James community. This forms part of the process required as Barbados continues its journey to having that district designated as the first Tsunami Ready Community on the island. Programme Officer at the Department of Emergency Management, Gayle Drakes, made this revelation during a seminar on Monday to mark World Tsunami Awareness …

DEM To Host Business Workshop

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As part of the activities to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day on Monday, November 5, the Department of Emergency Management will host a half-day business continuity workshop for private and public sector agencies. The workshop will be held on Monday, November 5, at the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve, Holetown, St. James, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Holetown, St. James was …

CAP Testing A Moderate Success

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St. James Primary students and teachers making their way to the assembly point at Trents Plantation during the Caribewave Exercise today in Holetown, St. James. (A.Husbands/BGIS) Barbados’ Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) was tested publicly for the first time today during the Caribe Wave 2018 exercise, which saw simultaneous evacuations taking place in Holetown, St. James. And, while Director of the Department of Emergency …

Road To Tsunami Recognition: The Holetown Pilot

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Holetown, St. James is poised to create history by becoming the first community in Barbados to receive the UNESCO internationally approved Tsunami Ready Certificate of Recognition. Come Thursday, March 15, the western community will take centre stage in this year’s annual Caribe Wave 2018 exercise as it seeks to fulfill the requirements of becoming tsunami ready. Director of the Department …

Tsunami Recognition Status For Holetown

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Holetown, St. James is poised to become the first community in Barbados to achieve the UNESCO internationally approved Tsunami Ready Certificate of Recognition. Over the next five months, the Holetown community will engage in the process that would involve them looking at a range of mitigation, preparedness and response measures to the hazards. This was disclosed today by Director of …