Tortola, VI, May 10, 2010 (DDM) - The Department of Disaster Management is announcing the appointment of Ms. Garymar De' Rivera Rivera to the post of Technical Planning Officer (TPO). Ms. Rivera, a native of Puerto Rico, has been assigned to the Department’s Mitigation and Planning Programme and will support the Senior Technical Planning Manager (STMP), Ms. Cynthia Rolli.

Tortola, VI, May 3 , 2010 (DDM) - Ms. Saudia Rahat, Senior Programme Officer with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is spending this week with the Department of Disaster Management undertaking a review of the Virgin Islands 2009-2013 Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy with a view to identifying the key areas that CDEMA’s Coordinating Unit can support.

By Department of Disaster Management, Virgin Islands

Tortola, VI, February 3 , 2010 (DDM)- Two Virgin Islands’ residents are back in the Territory after being deployed for approximately 10 days to assist with relief efforts in the wake of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Messrs Ron Mobley and Dwayne Straun returned to the Territory on Monday, following their deployment to Haiti and Jamaica respectively.

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