Bridgetown, Barbados , September 7th, 2017 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), as the CARICOM entity established to oversee disaster management within the region, stands in solidarity with our affected Caribbean neighbours. The Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) has been activated to provide support during this greatest time of need.

The impact of Hurricane Irma on several of CDEMA Participating States including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat has also moved many of our fellow Caribbean citizens, private sector and the diaspora to reach out to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) with offers of assistance for the disaster relief efforts.

Bridgetown, Barbados August 24th, 2017 (CDEMA) – For the second consecutive year, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) sponsors the Coverage of Disaster Risk Awards for radio and television at the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards.

The Caribbean Broadcasting Awards were presented during a live television event on Tuesday August 22, 2017 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau, the Bahamas during the 48th Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU’s) Annual General Assembly.

On Friday August 18, 2017, the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) of Guyana reported that, a storm impacted the village of Jawalla in Region 7, Guyana. The village was severely affected by this storm which resulted in damages to property, loss of life and disruption of livelihoods.

In the aftermath of the storm, a 29 year old pregnant woman and mother of two died when her house collapsed on her. The storm also affected the infrastructure in the village; four (4) homes were completely destroyed, while five (5) homes and two (2) shops were partially damaged.

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