CARILEC Examines Unique Pandemic Lessons Learnt at CANTO Hosted Webinar

June 10, 2021 – Castries, St. Lucia: The Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations hosted a recent episode of its popular ‘CANTO Conversations’ series on the critical topic: ‘Unique Pandemic Lessons to Better Prepare for Multi-Hazards’. This edifying panel discussion on lessons learnt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was executed by three (3) highly-competent professionals […]

Caribbean Disaster Coordinators Join Yearly Round Table Amidst Upcoming Hurricane Season And Ongoing Recovery Efforts Following La Soufriere Volcanic Eruptions

The first volcanic eruption at La Soufriere in St. Vincent & the Grenadines occurred on April 9th, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. AST.  Subsequently, there have been a series of eruptions over a two (2) week period, with the most recent eruption occurring on April 22nd, 2021 (La Soufriere Volcano, CDEMA Situation Reports #8 & #21, […]

CARILEC Joins CDEMA Led DDSA Team Deployed To St. Vincent & The Grenadines

On April 14th, 2021, CARILEC’s Energy Solutions Advisor (ESA), Mr. Thomas Mitschke was deployed as part of the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) Detailed Damage Sectoral Analysis (DDSA) Team in support of the humanitarian efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano that commenced on April 9, […]

Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative Pre-Ministerial Forum Scheduled for March 15 – 26, 2021

Bridgetown, Barbados February 17th, 2021 (CDEMA) – The Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial Forum has been organized through a collaborative effort between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR ROAC), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office […]

Press Release: CARILEC Urges Its Members to Remain Vigilant Notwithstanding the Official ‘Closure’ of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Castries, St. Lucia, December 10th, 2020: The CARILEC membership body throughout the Caribbean Region and beyond, survived the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season with minimal devastation or catastrophic damage.  Current scientific and medical research indicates the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic well into 2021, notwithstanding breakthroughs with the vaccines, and increased frequency and intensity of weather […]

The R.E.A.C.H Project Welcomes CREA

Bridgetown, Barbados November 24th, 2020 – The Resilient Environment & Agricultural Caribbean Habitats (REACH) Project welcomes a new scientific partner. The Council for Agricultural Research and Economics of Italy (CREA) has joined the existing consortium and will be leading innovative research activities covering the nexus among disasters, agricultural crops and pest management. CREA is a leading […]

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 […]