Bridgetown, Barbados, February 9, 2011, (CDEMA) - The Management Committee of Council (MCC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) held its first meeting last Friday (February 4, 2011) in Barbados.  

In his opening remarks, the Honorable Charles Savarin, the Chair of the CDEMA Council and Minister for National Security, Immigration & Labour in Dominica, said that the Meeting was “ a critical step in  giving life to the deepening of the CDEMA governance process, a key element of the policy context that guided the renaming and restructuring of the  Agency.”  

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, February 4, 2011,  (NEMO) - According to information received from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and the Soufriere Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, at 8:16 am today, February 4, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred north of the Paria Peninsula between Trinidad and Venezuela.

The earthquake was felt in Trinidad, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Grenada. The event was located at 11.36°N and 61.87°W with a depth of 144km. No damage or injuries were reported. These results are preliminary and may vary slightly when additional data is processed.

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