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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.

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.

Opening ceremony remarks of Executive Director, CDEMA at the 4th Annual CDM Conference

The Honorable Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Distinguished Representatives of Government, Invited Guests, Conference Delegates, Members of the Media, and Other Partnersin Disaster Management:

This 4th CDM Conference is taking place at a critical anniversary juncture in the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) historical landscape in the Caribbean. These include the initiating, thirty years ago, of the dialoguing on actioning a regional isaster preparedness and prevention programme which gave birth to the infamous Pan Caribbean Disaster Preparedness revention Project (PCDPPP); the birthing of ODIPERC, now ODPEM also thirty years ago; the pioneering international conference on disaster mitigation twenty five years ago in Ocho Rios; and theagreement of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARICOM twenty years ago in Grande Anse, Grenada to establish a regional inter-governmental framework for coordinating its policies and programmes in DRR, CDERA now CDEMA.

Comprehensive Disaster Management Conference Streaming Live on ODPEM Website

Montego Bay,Jamaica,December 8, 2009 (ODPEM, CDEMA) - History has been made at the fourth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) with its first live online broadcast. From now until Thursday December 10, 2009 persons will be able to view the conference live on www.odpem.org.jm . With an audience interactive chat feature streamers can now communicate in real time using social networks, Facebook, Twitter and Ustream.

ODPEM and CDEMA advancing Comprehensive Disaster Management


Montego Bay, Jamaica, December 7, 2009 (ODPEM, CDERA) - The fourth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) has, on its inaugural day, successfully advanced the disaster management agenda in several critical areas. Twelve (12) meetings were held on the opening day. The day’s activities highlighted the need for disaster risk reduction (DRR) regionally and looked at DRR in key areas including education, health, law, tourism and business.

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