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CARICOM launches coordinated response

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 14, 2010 (CDEMA) - CARICOM has launched a coordinated response to Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The response is being led by a regional high powered delegation including the Chairman of CARICOM, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica; Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable David Thompson; CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington; Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, CDEMA; Mr. Grantley Watson, the Regional Security System (RSS) Coordinator, and Mr. P. Desmond Brunton, the Vice President Operations Caribbean Development Bank.

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Haiti Earthquake Update #2

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #2

THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451°N, 72.445°W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck 15 km (10 miles) South West of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Aftershocks are still being felt.

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Comprehensive Disaster Management Conference dubbed a success

Tortola, Virgin Islands, December 15, 2009 (DDM) – The six member team just back in the Territory from attending the 4th annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Jamaica is reporting a very successful and informative session.

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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (Jamaica) key in the strengthening of disaster management system - Innerarity

Source: Jamaica Information Service

Kingston, Jamaica , December 9, 2009 (GIS) - The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mrs. Faith Innerarity, has said that the Ministry has been playing a key role in the strengthening of Jamaica's disaster management system.

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Jamaica PM opens 4th CDM Conference

Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 10, 2009 (CDEMA,ODPEM) - Jamaica’s Prime Minister the Honourable Bruce Golding formally opened the fourth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) and Exhibition at the Rose Hall, Hilton in Jamaica on Tuesday this week. In his address, Prime Minister Golding acknowledged the tremendous contribution of the region’s disaster management fraternity to development. He also commended the key players for advancing the DM agenda and acknowledged their critical role in further shaping the development of the Small Island Developing States of the region. Mr. Golding expressed support for the overarching goal of CDM - poverty reduction - and urged those present to continue to work assiduously to address this issue towards achieving sustainable development.

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