Trincity, Tacrigua, July 23rd, 2013 (ODPM) - Trinidad and Tobago has been identified as a Level 1 or likely to lose more than 80% of its capital infrastructure in a one-in-250 year earthquake according to the United Nations Global Assessment Report (GAR) 2013.

Dr. Stephen Ramroop, CEO of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) urges that “It is no longer business as usual with respect to Disaster Risk Management as many international organisations are taking heed and are now strengthening their risk management capacities.”

Trincity, Tacrigua, March 6, 2013 (ODPM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) hosts its 3rd National Disaster Risk Reduction Committee Meeting to re-iterate strategies and initiatives developed after the adoption the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) 2000. This strategy calls for inter-disciplinary involvement to coordinate, guide and implement Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as such it requires close coordination with strategic disaster management institutions toward setting synchronised objectives.

Trincity, Tacarigua, January 24th, 2013, (ODPM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has launched its 3rd Annual National Primary Schools Quiz in January 2013. Students have already started to become disaster ready by preparing essays in which they identify ways of preparing themselves and families in the event of a disaster. These essays will be judged by a panel of experts and eight schools will be chosen to participate in the final round on Tuesday 26th February 2013.

Trincity, Tacarigua, August 16, 2012, (ODPM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) coordinated a meeting with key stakeholders to discuss solutions to landslides in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday 15th August 2012. The meeting was chaired by Shyankaran Lalla, Chairman of the National Building Codes Committee.

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