Bridgetown, Barbados, April 13, 2012 (CDEMA) – The annual training for the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) will be held in Barbados from April 17-20. The workshop is being hosted jointly by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Regional Security System (RSS) and the United States Southern Command (US SOUTHCOM).

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 20, 2012, (CDEMA) - Jamaica’s National Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation Exercise 2012 (NaSIMEX 2012) concluded its final exercise on Thursday, February 16 at the Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) headquarters. The table top exercise examined the development of a plan to ensure the most rapid response to international Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) teams to Jamaica in the after math of a major earthquake event.

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