Seven (7) Steps for Developing a Disaster Response Plan

None of us want to imagine the consequences or aftermath of a disaster, but planning can mean the difference between managing the event in an organized and thought out manner or being consumed in complete chaos with no idea what to do next.  Experiencing the latter can extenuate the interruption of business operations and ultimately […]

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19: Crisis Management and Resilience Planning

Despite significant efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, including travel bans, closure of businesses and working from home, a growing number of geographies, people and organizations have been affected by this human disaster. With the total number of people infected growing daily, COVID-19 has become a public health emergency of international concern and containment […]

Disaster and its Impact on Mental Health: A Narrative Review

Psychological Effects of Disaster Disasters and mental health are related to a large extent; the effects of disasters might have a negative impact on the affected population. Along with the social and economic losses, the individuals and communities experience a mental instability which might precipitate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety and Depression in the […]

The Impacts of Climate Change on the Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is one for the record books. There were two storms in May, before the season’s official start on June 1.  This is the first year since storm record-keeping began in 1851, in which nine (9) named tropical cyclones have formed before August and thirteen (13) before September. Exceptionally warm ocean water, […]

The Recover Better with Sustainable Energy Guide for Caribbean Countries

SETTING THE SCENE The post-COVID-19 global economic environment will be defined by a prolonged recession, high levels of unemployment and reduced travel and tourism – all as countries worldwide seek to re-ignite their economies. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic recovery, governments will have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset their […]

Combatting Zoom Fatigue in a Virtual Working Environment

If you’re finding that you’re more exhausted at the end of your workday than you used to be, you’re not alone. Over the past few weeks, mentions of “Zoom fatigue” have popped up more and more on social media, and Google searches for the same phrase have steadily increased since early March. Why do we […]

Maintaining Staff Morale in a Remote Work Environment

Remote working can be difficult when you’re used to being surrounded by your teammates every day and have the buzz of the office to keep you going. Long days spent at home can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnect, which often lead to a sharp drop in staff morale. Morale is the driver for […]