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Nevis Disaster Manager calls for greater government attention to disaster management

Charlestown Nevis, June 15, 2010 - Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Office Mr. Lester Blackett said it was no longer sufficient for governments to settle for disaster management strategies which spoke simply to preparation just prior to disasters or post disaster recovery efforts.

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Low probability oil spill in Gulf could affect territory

Tortola, VI, June 11, 2010 (DDM) - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is closely monitoring efforts to contain the thousands of barrels of oil, as well as gas, spewing into the gulf of Mexico for nearly two months although there is a low probability that the Virgin Islands is under any threat.

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Governor Pearey chairs final NDMC Meeting in the Territory

Tortola, VI, June 11, 2010 (DDM) - His Excellency the Governor Mr. David Pearey yesterday chaired his final meeting in his capacity as chairman of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) at Maria’s By the Sea Hotel.

 

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Dominica observes Hazard Week

Roseau , Dominica, June 7, 2010 (Office of Disaster Management) - The Commonwealth of Dominica is observing HAZARD WEEK from June 7th to 11th 2010; The programme of activities for the week includes a radio address by the Honourable Minister Charles Savarin, Minister for National Security, Immigration and Labour and under whose portfolio the Office of Disaster Management falls; Various talk shows will be held during the week both on radio and television where various agencies and institutions from the Public, and private sector and the NGO's and civil society will take part.

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CDEMA Embracing Internationally Renowned Satellite Technology

Bridgetown, Barbados Tuesday June 8, 2010 – (CDEMA) – CDEMA’s Coordinating Unit and its 18 Participating States will benefit from the award winning Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Service.

The acquisition of this groundbreaking technology is strategic and supports the Agency’s recognition of the critical role of Information Communication Technology (ICTs) in disaster management. BGAN’s introduction to the CDEMA system ensures that regional capabilities and resilience in this area are significantly strengthened.

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