2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

March 17, 2021 – It is announced that the Greek alphabet will no longer be used to name storms when the normal list of storm names is exhausted. A supplemental list of names will be used instead. Tropical Storm Ana May 22, 2021 – Subtropical Storm Ana forms northeast of Bermuda. May 23, 2021 – Ana transitions to a tropical storm and […]

CARICOM Foreign Ministers Meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change Issues Raised

Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual […]

VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean

The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21) will take place virtually during the week […]

Disasters are Political. They Should Be.

Natural hazards are acts of nature out of our control. So it is understandable that when disasters occur, citizens look to their public officials and government to take charge. Arguably, disaster management can be seen as a public good because it is in the interest of the country and its citizens, and it would be heavily […]

CDEMA Strengthens its Resilience Framework for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Bridgetown, Barbados June 1, 2021– The 2021 Hurricane Season has officially commenced and CDEMA is charting the way for its 19 Participating States in the existing multi hazard environment. The Colorado State University forecast an above normal Atlantic basin and, further to this forecast, the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, […]