Castries, Saint Lucia, June 15, 2009 (NEMO) - On June 11 The World Health Organization raised the swine flu alert to its highest level, saying the H1N1 virus had spread to enough countries to be considered a global pandemic. Increasing the alert to Phase 6 does not mean that the disease is deadlier or more dangerous than before, just that it has spread to more countries.

Castries, Saint Lucia, April 25, 2009 - (NEMO) - Reacting quickly to news emanating from the World Health Organization, WHO, of cases of swine flu in Mexico and the United States, the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre - CAREC, called on Caribbean countries to begin immediate mobilization of key personnel to ensure that the region is ready to deal with possible cases of the flu.

Castries, Saint Lucia, October 28, 2008 (NEMO) – The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) continues its campaign of education to inform Saint Lucians that we must prepare for not only hurricanes. Tomorrow marks 35 years since a plane crashed at Mount Gimie leaving 3 dead. The following is an extract from an article by Robert Devaux for the Saint Lucia National Trust:

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