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:

Castries, Saint Lucia, October 27, 2008 (GIS) - The American College Student, Francis Heinmann, who had been stranded on Petit Piton for almost thirteen hours was safely rescued on Friday evening with the assistance of a Search and Rescue Team from Martinique.

Mr. Heinmann was first taken care of by the First Response Team on the helicopter after his rescue, and was subsequently taken to the Accident & Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital for further stabilization, where he was visited by the Minister for Health, Dr. Keith Mondesir. He has since been transferred to the Tapion Hospital, where he is now being cared for.

Castries, Saint Lucia, August 4, 2008 (NEMO) – In October 2003 Saint Lucia's National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) – the agency responsible for preparing the island for, and coordinating its response to, disasters – completed the Mass Events Guidelines. This document was designed to ensure the safety of participants of Mass Crowd Events by providing policies and procedures for preventing, and responding to, emergencies during events at which large crowds are expected, and where there is the potential for mass casualties should things go wrong.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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