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01 Jul 2014 description

by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

Countries in the region are being called upon to address the $1.2 million in outstanding contributions owed to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made the call, stressing that CDEMA could do a lot more for countries in the region if it was given the necessary resources.

He was at the time speaking during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the Council of CDEMA at Hilton Barbados recently.

25 Feb 2010 description

A further shipment of relief supplies left Barbados yesterday, Wednesday, February 24, bound for Haiti via Jamaica.

Word of this has come from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) which stated that the shipment of one 20-foot and two 40-foot containers comprised the following items: clothes, food supplies, water, toiletries, bedding, tents, cots, and pharmaceuticals. It is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica on March 1, for trans-shipment to Haiti.

Another consignment of relief supplies and equipment (tents - which are being trans-shipped from Grenada, pharmaceuticals, and …

11 Feb 2010 description

The Barbados Government's first shipment of supplies to Haiti left the island yesterday (Wednesday, February 10), bound for Jamaica, the Caribbean's staging point in the relief effort.

The shipment comprised one 40-foot container filled with medical supplies, and two 20-foot containers with a variety of other items.

This is according to Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, who is also the coordinator of the National Collaborative Haiti Relief Effort.

Meanwhile, she noted that activity would be scaled down at the …