Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, February 5th, 2018 (CDEMA) – Trends in technology, media and communications; Staying connected during a disaster; and Cloud technology were some of the titles of the sessions on day two of CANTO's 34th Annual General Meeting.

The technology trend segment highlighted digitalization as a way of life and focused on Fibre to the Home (FTTH) as the way forward. Fixed wireless was also listed as a cost effective alternative.

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 15th, 2017 (CDEMA) – Described as a stalwart and standard bearer in disaster management in the Caribbean, Brigadier General (R) Earl Arthurs was presented the 2017 CDEMA Council of Ministers and Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Closing Ceremony, Awards & Gala Dinner of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

Nassau, Bahamas, December 8th, 2017 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), presented cheques totaling US $140,000 to the hurricane impacted countries of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Both territories received US $70,000 each to assist with further relief and recovery efforts post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Bridgetown, Barbados , October 13th, 2017 (CDEMA) - The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is sensitive to the impact that disasters and climate change have on vulnerable populations including the youth. CDEMA is, therefore, aware of the contribution that this grouping can make to disaster risk reduction and the future of disaster management programmes in the region. To this end, the CDEMA CU coordinates a Youth Session each year during the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference, demonstrating its commitment to educating and empowering youth and helping them to understand the risks they face and ways to manage them.

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