Include Disaster Management In Budgets

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A call has been made for emergency management and disaster preparedness to be mainstreamed in the budgets of Caribbean countries. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gayle Francis-Vaughan, made this appeal today as she addressed a two-day Caribbean Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Seminar at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “Personally, as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible …

Barbados To Benefit From Prepaid Postcards

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Barbados stands to benefit from the introduction of Prepaid Postcards, which were launched today at the General Post Office. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, stated that the new product being offered by the Barbados Postal Service (BPS) would increase the visibility of Barbados’ tourism industry when they are posted to destinations across the globe. In addition, he said they …

Early Closure Of Home Affairs Ministry

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that the Ministry of Home Affairs will close early on Friday, January 19, and again on Wednesday, January 24, to allow staff to attend the funeral services of two former colleagues. Tomorrow, Friday, January 19, the Ministry will close at noon, while it will close at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24. The Marriage …

Go To Shelters Only If Necessary

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(Stock Photo) Members of the public are being encouraged to only go to hurricane shelters if it is absolutely necessary. This advice came from Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, during an interview at the inaugural Schools’ Hurricane Symposium hosted by the DEM at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Tuesday. Ms. Hinds suggested that …