Turks and Caicos Islands, January 6th, 2014 (DDME) - On January 12, 2014, Haiti and the world will mark the anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which hit the island of Haiti on January 12, 2010. The devastating earthquake was followed by at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5. About three million people were affected by the quake, 316,000 of them lost their lives. 300,000 were left wounded and over a million people were made homeless. According to the Haitian government, it is estimated that 250,000 residence buildings and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.

Turks and Caicos Islands, March 12,2013 - In recognition of the importance of effective disaster risk management to the sustainable development of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Dr Virginia Clerveaux will be transferred to the post of Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) from 1 Apr 2013, Deputy Governor the Hon. Anya Williams announced today.

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