CDEMA Launches New Caribbean Risk Information System (CRIS) Platform

Bridgetown, Barbados November 12th, 2020 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Risk Information System (CRIS) platform was officially launched on November 12, 2020, by CDEMA, to fulfil its mandate of enhanced knowledge management in the Caribbean. The CRIS was designed to serve as the ‘one stop shop’ for hosting a wealth of information, contributing to the evidenced based […]

CDEMA Signs MOU with InterCaribbean Airways to Strengthen Disaster Relief Efforts

Bridgetown, Barbados November 16th, 2020 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and InterCaribbean Airways Ltd. officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, establishing a mutual agreement for the movement of relief personnel and supplies, necessary for providing an immediate coordinated response to regional disasters. The official signing was facilitated at a […]

Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean: A Reflective Approach

When disasters hit small countries, the effects on individuals, families, and communities last well after the headlines fade. Natural disasters are traumatic, bringing loss of life, dislocation, and violence. In 2019,The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas’ Grand Bahama and Abaco islands revealed a larger problem: countries with the least responsibility for climate […]

Tantalus Set to Merge with TSX Venture Exchange-listed RiseTech, Enters into Definitive Agreements and Closes Concurrent Financing

            FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE Agreements establish a path to Tantalus’ TSX-V listing NORWALK, CT – November 19, 2020 – Smart grid technology leader Tantalus Systems today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with RiseTech Capital Corp., a TSX Venture Exchangelisted capital pool company, and also that it […]

Fire at SKELEC’s Power Plant Causes Island Wide Outage

        Basseterre, St. Kitts (November 14th, 2020)—Residents of St. Kitts were without power at approximately 7:15 am on Thursday November 12 due to a localized fire at the St. Kitts Electricity Company Ltd SKELEC’s Needsmust Power Plant. The fire first sparked in the plant’s main control panel and resulted in an island-wide outage. A prompt response from the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire […]

Guidance for Managing Employee Relations During COVID-19

When crisis strikes, such as a pandemic, the most important thing employers can do is to plan for employee and customer safety and operational continuity. The second most important step is to effectively communicate with employees. Managers must take into account the human aspect of our global crisis, including additional ideas and feedback from employees […]

CARICOM Energy Month Launch 2020

Energy Experts Discuss Path to Sustainable, Climate-Resilient Future for the Region Under the theme “A RE-silient Community: Energy at the Centre”, CARICOM Energy Month got underway on 2 November with a virtual regional launch in the form of a panel discussion. The 2020 launch was held by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s Energy Unit in collaboration with […]