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Bridgetown, Barbados, October 29, 2009 (CDEMA) - An Earthquake Public Awareness and Education Campaign was launched on Thursday 22 October, 2009 at the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This Campaign is one of the major activities of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) implemented Earthquake Readiness Capacity Building Project.

August 21, 2009 (Royal Navy) - A Royal Navy Task Group consisting of warship HMS Iron Duke and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort George are on patrol in the Caribbean standing by to provide disaster relief assistance if required. CDERA officials met with the Task Group Command Team on 13 August when HMS IRON DUKE visited Bridgetown, Barbados.



Source: http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2009/pr09167.htm

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2009 (IMF) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today approved a request for SDR 2.225 million (about US$3.4 million) in Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance for St. Kitts and Nevis.

Source: http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/newsitem.asp?more=local&NewsID=3645

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 15, 2009, (Barbados Advocate)
A change in the name and scope of the regional disaster management agency is scheduled to take place on September 1, 2009.

Co-ordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), Jeremy Collymore, noted that the change represents an important and transformational juncture of the organisation, as it becomes the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

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