Bridgetown, Barbados, October 10th, 2016 (CDEMA) – A high level delegation will visit Haiti and The Bahamas between October 11 and 13, 2016 to undertake discussions with the leadership of the affected States and to confirm additional areas where the Caribbean Community can provide support. This high level mission includes the Honourable Roosevelt Skerritt, Prime Minister of Dominica and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque; Executive Director of CDEMA, Mr Ronald Jackson; Honourable Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, St Vincent and the Grenadines supported by a technical representative from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Dr David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 10th, 2016 (CDEMA) – A high level delegation will visit Haiti and The Bahamas between October 11 and 13, 2016 to undertake discussions with the leadership of the affected States and to confirm additional areas where the Caribbean Community can provide support. This high level mission includes the Honourable Roosevelt Skerritt, Prime Minister of Dominica and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque; Executive Director of CDEMA, Mr Ronald Jackson; Honourable Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, St Vincent and the Grenadines supported by a technical representative from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Dr David Farrell, Principal of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 8th, 2016 (CDEMA) – Six (6) experts from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) drawn from the CDEMA Coordinating Unit and the Participating States of Saint Lucia and Jamaica are now stationed in Haiti to provide operational support to the Civil Protection Directorate (CPD) in response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. The experts are members of the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) and will provide support to coordination efforts in Jérémie and Les Cayes, two settlements most affected by Matthew. The team met with the Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities, Honorable Francois Anick Joseph and Madame Jean Baptiste, Director of the CPD.

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 6th, 2016 (CDEMA) – The islands of The Bahamas and Haiti suffered severe impact from the passage of Hurricane Matthew. In efforts to assist these countries in dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has deployed 2 sets of specialized response teams to Haiti and The Bahamas.

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 4th, 2016 (CDEMA) – In anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti and the other Participating States of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the region’s premier institution for disaster management continues to facilitate coordination with its partners through the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). At the latest meeting of the RRM, which was held on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit, a number of the regional response teams have been placed on stand-by to assist Participating States if the need arise.

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