National disaster coordinators and senior government officials from Barbados and across the region are better equipped to respond to natural disasters and hazard impacts in their respective jurisdictions.

Word of this has come from a senior official at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) whose department recently facilitated the second annual consultation of officials of the Central Sub-Region of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency's (CDEMA) system, which recently came off on May 8 and 9 at the DEM's, Warrens headquarters.

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 14, 2012 (CDEMA) – The second annual consultation among senior government officials of the Eastern Sub-Region of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system convened today in Antigua and Barbuda under the auspices of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS).  The two day consultation, February 14 and 15, 2012, brings together National Disaster Coordinators and Permanent Secretaries from Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis and the Virgin Islands as well as the Deputy Governor of Anguilla.

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 14, 2012 (CDEMA) - Cuba and CDEMA have begun discussions on advancing disaster risk reduction cooperation agreements.  This announcement was made today by Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, CDEMA following a meeting at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit with Her Excellency, Lissette Perez, Cuban Ambassador to Barbados.

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