Grand Turk, TCI, June 6th, 2014, (DDME) - The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will be hosting an Incident Command System Training (ICS) Workshop in Providenciales on the 9th – 10th of June 2014, at the Department of Disaster Management Conference Room 1316 Customs Complex, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, beginning at 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Grand Turk, TCI, May 19th, 2014, (DDME)- The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is now in the process of reviewing and testing its Draft National Emergency Plans, which have been duly completed by the assigned consultants. A series of Stakeholder meetings will be held in Grand Turk on the 20th – 22nd May, 2014 where the following Plans will be reviewed and tested; the Maritime/Cruise Ship Accident Plan, Oil Spill Contingency and the Port Contingency Plans.

Turks and Caicos Islands, February 10th,2014 (DDME) - Director of Disaster Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Management and Emergencies and Hazard Mitigation Officer, Ms. Rikardia Pardo left the Turks and Caicos Islands on 9th February 2014 to attend an Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP) Assessor Training Course, which is being held at the BritishConsulate-General Miami Office beginning today Monday 10th – 12th February, 2014. An Overseas Territories Disaster Managers Work Group meeting is also scheduled for Thursday 13th February, 2014, which both officers are scheduled to attend.

Turks and Caicos Islands, February 5th,2014 (DDME) - In its continued effort to build internal capacity and foster national as well as regional partnerships for disaster risk management, the DDME is facilitating Mr. Desmond Lightbourne, Community Preparedness Manager at the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) to attend a two-weeks (February 10 – 20, 2014) knowledge and skills transfer exchange exercise at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Jamaica.

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