Bridgetown, Barbados, April 28, 2009 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency has been monitoring closely the swine influenza outbreak and precautionary measures being undertaken by governments in CDERA 16 Participating States. The regional leadership in this area is being provided by Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) who are in direct contact with the ministries of health officials.
Monitoring dangerous Hurricane Ike as Hanna moves away from the Bahamas
Ike is now an extremely dangerous Category Four Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with maximum sustained winds near 140mph (220km/hr). Ike is over the open waters of the West Central Atlantic and it is too early to predict the land areas that might be affected by this hurricane. However, forecasters are advising that its progress should be monitored closely by the Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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By Preparedness and Response Manager, CDERA
Bridgetown, September 7, 2005 (CDERA) - There can be no debate about it.
Bridgetown, Sep 6, (CDERA) - Five member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have offered assistance to the hurricane-ravaged American Gulf states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The offers came from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, and St Vincent and the Grenadines - three of which were affected by natural disasters in the last 12 months.
St Vincent and the Grenadines has already provided US$20,000 cash and a ship load of bottled drinking water.
Jamaica has also reported that the nearly 350 Jamaican hotel workers, who are employed at two properties …
The offers came from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana, and Jamaica - three of which were affected by natural disasters in the last 10 months. The offers were acknowledged by the US State Department that said these were among 60 countries around the world that pledged assistance.
Barbados, Feb 18, 2005 (CDERA) - A released by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) today shows that some Caribbean countries are not fully utilising disaster loss reduction tools available to them.