Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 21st, 2013 (DDM) - His Excellency the Governor Mr. Boyd McCleary, CMG, CVO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Mr. Franco Siccardi, President of the CIMA Research Foundation International Center of Environmental Monitoring (CIMA RF) Savona, Italy, signaling collaboration in the areas of disaster risk reduction and recovery.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 4th, 2013 (DDM) - Local emergency responders are presently in intense training in search and rescue techniques this month to enhance their skills and obtain certification in specialised areas of emergency response operations.

Monday, June 3 signaled the beginning of the two-week course in water safety for members of the VI Fire and Rescue Service and the BVI Airports Authority. This will be followed by training in water rescue for members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force from June19 to 21.

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