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USGS film crew documents Disaster Management Programme

Tortola, VI, May 18, 2010 (DDM) - A film crew from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is in the Territory until Thursday documenting components of the Disaster Management Programme with specific emphasis on earthquake and tsunami preparedness.


CDEMA's New Public Portal Launched

Bridgetown, Barbados Monday May 17, 2010 – (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) launched its public portal for information on disaster management  www.weready.org, at a presentation of a suite of tools and products on earthquake readiness and tsunami and other coastal hazards preparedness.


CDEMA Deputy Executive Director receives presentation from DDM

Tortola, VI, May 10, 2010 (DDM) - The Department of Department Management met on Friday morning with Acting Deputy Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). Ms. Elizabeth Riley received a presentation on the DDM’s Information Management Systems and Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms which currently support the implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) within the Virgin Islands.

DDM announces a new Technical Planning Officer

Tortola, VI, May 10, 2010 (DDM) - The Department of Disaster Management is announcing the appointment of Ms. Garymar De' Rivera Rivera to the post of Technical Planning Officer (TPO). Ms. Rivera, a native of Puerto Rico, has been assigned to the Department’s Mitigation and Planning Programme and will support the Senior Technical Planning Manager (STMP), Ms. Cynthia Rolli.

OCT R3I Project's Board meets for the first time

The Overseas Countries and Territories' Regional Risk Reduction Initiative (OCT R3I) Project’s Board held its first  meeting at the Commercial Court on May 4, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the newly appointed chairperson, Financial Secretary, Mr. Neil Smith. The Financial Secretary was asked to chair the board meeting in his role as Deputy Regional Authorising Officer for the Caribbean members of the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA).

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