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Drought threatening Guyana agriculture
Drought conditions in Guyana, caused by a lingering El Nino, is threatening to cause billions of dollars in damage to the agriculture sector and officials say they’re doing all they can to, at least, limit the losses.
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Tue, 16 Feb 2010, 13:41
CARICOM in comprehensive disaster response to Haiti
More than 300 persons from eleven Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members have so far been involved in the response to the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January.
Wed, 10 Feb 2010, 10:03
CARICOM'S engagement with Haiti must be long term -SG
His Excellency Edwin Carrington, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General yesterday signalled the Community’s commitment, in the long term, towards Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction.
Fri, 5 Feb 2010, 08:43
Special Unit for CARICOM Haiti assistance
The Bureau of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mandated the CARICOM Secretariat to establish a small dedicated unit to co-ordinate CARICOM’s continued assistance to Haiti over the long term in the wake of the catastrophic January 12,earthquake.
Mon, 1 Feb 2010, 08:15
Haiti thanks CARICOM for quick response
Haiti Prime Minister Honourable Jean-Max Bellerive has expressed his country's gratitude for the quick response of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the wake of the devastating earthquake of Tuesday 12 January 2010.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010, 12:55
At 18th meeting… CDERA looks at transition to CDEMA
The 18th meeting of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) convened in Georgetown yesterday with an extensive agenda dealing with the advancement of comprehensive disaster management for the region.
Fri, 26 Jun 2009, 10:53
Climate change tempo ups
The major Caribbean disaster preparedness agency meets here today with a primary focus on climate change as Guyana and the region ups the tempo ahead of a crucial United Nations summit in December.
Thu, 25 Jun 2009, 14:48
CARICOM Secretariat urges closer links between disaster management agencies
Dr Edward Greene, Assistant Secretary-General of the CARICOM Secretariat told the opening ceremony of the 48th Session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council on Monday that it was necessary to re-position the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO) to address developmental concerns in the international environment.
Wed, 3 Dec 2008, 09:01
Guyana to benefit from US$5m disaster relief project
Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, on Monday welcomed a US$5 million disaster relief project for which Guyana and several other Caribbean countries which are members of the Caribbean Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) are beneficiaries to better respond to disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods and which result in the loss of lives.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 13:59
Disaster management policy important to CSME
Expanding the scope for collaboration and effective action to address disaster preparedness and post disaster efforts, must be a part of the Caribbean Region’s efforts to minimize the effects of natural disasters - Caricom Secretary-General
Wed, 12 Dec 2007, 14:21