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Vacancy Notice - DDME - Senior Program & Policy Manager - Deadline, June 30th, 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Program & Policy Manager, Disaster Management and Emergencies, Turks and Caicos Islands. The deadline for submission of applications is June 30th, 2016. Click here for the full Job Description or visit the Disaster Department's webpage at www.facebook.com/tci.ddme.

Critical threats to cyber security in the Caribbean tackled in EU-funded workshop

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, June 10th, 2016 - There has been significant growth in Cybercrime in the Caribbean - Government websites have been hacked, child online exploitation has infiltrated schools and the increasing use of crypto currencies to fund criminal activities are but a few of the manifestations of criminal activity in cyberspace impacting the region. These activities point to the existence of significant cyber security vulnerabilities of persons, possessions and privacy. Critical national infrastructures such as water, telecommunications, energy and health systems are also at risk of being targeted. Cybercrime could have a devastating impact on national security and, if not addressed urgently, could severely hamper the social and economic development of our Caribbean States.

CDEMA strengthens collaboration with the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 10th, 2016 (CDEMA) - In an effort to strengthen cooperation among disaster and emergency management agencies across the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Emergency Commission (CNE) of the Dominican Republic.

Emergency response drills conducted with young children and caregivers

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 30th 2016 (CDEMA) - Children and residential and day nursery officers of the Barbados Child Care Board were actively involved in a full scale exercise to test their level of readiness in the event of a disaster. The exercise was held last Thursday on the grounds of the Nightingale Children’s Home in Black Rock and included a fire and an earthquake drill. Technical teams from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Barbados Fire Service, the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) facilitated the exercise.

Hurricane Preparedness Month

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, April 29th, 2016 (DDME) - June 1st marks the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, however the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be observing Hurricane Preparedness Month beginning Sunday 1st May – 31st May, 2016 under the theme, “Preparing Make Sense….There is No Reason Not to Prepare. The Tropical Meteorology Project at the Colorado University is predicting the 2016 Hurricane Season to be an average one with (12) named storms, (5) of which will develop into hurricanes with two (2) developing into a major hurricane. In light of the predictions for the upcoming hurricane season, DDME would like to encourage residents to begin preparations early.

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