Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Dec 12, 2007 (CARICOM Secretariat)- Expanding the scope for collaboration and effective action to address disaster preparedness and post disaster efforts, must be a part of the Caribbean Region’s efforts to minimize the effects of natural disasters, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), H.E. Edwin Carrington said on 11 December 2007.
The Secretary-General was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of the Second Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, at the Hilton Hotel, Barbados. The conference was held under the theme `The Changing landscape of Caribbean Disaster Management – Vision Becoming Reality’.


Georgetown, Guyana, July 9, 2007 (Caribbean Net News) - Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, on Monday welcomed a US$5 million disaster relief project for which Guyana and several other Caribbean countries which are members of the Caribbean Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) are beneficiaries to better respond to disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods and which result in the loss of lives.


Georgetown, Guyana, December 3, 2008 (Caribbean Net News) - Dr Edward Greene, Assistant Secretary-General of the CARICOM Secretariat told the opening ceremony of the 48th Session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council on Monday that it was necessary to re-position the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO) to address developmental concerns in the international environment.


Georgetown, Guyana, June 25, 2009 (Guyana Chronicle) - The major Caribbean disaster preparedness agency meets here today with a primary focus on climate change as Guyana and the region ups the tempo ahead of a crucial United Nations summit in December.

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