Bridgetown, Barbados Monday October 11, 2010 – (CDEMA) – CDEMA with the financial support of the Australian Government continues to provide direct technical assistance to Haiti following the devastating earthquake earlier this year.

The Haiti Technical Assistance Programme (HTAP), a desk established at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) seeks to build capacity at Haiti’s Civil Protection Directorate (CPD) in specific areas.

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 7, 2007, (CDEMA) - US$562, 600 was donated by the Government of Brazil to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) today. The funding will support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) management and humanitarian assistance in CARICOM member states.

Speaking at the signing ceremony Ambassador Acquarone of Brazil, said the agreement is a demonstration of putting in practical terms (Brazil’s) intention to cooperate with CDEMA.

Bridgetown, Barbados Monday September 20, 2010 (CDEMA) – Disaster Risk Management (DRM) experts at Haiti’s Civil Protection Directorate (CPD) will benefit from training in Emergency Communications through the CDEMA’s Haiti Technical Assistance Program. CDEMA’s HTAP staff will facilitate a three day workshop from September 22- 24, 2010 in Port au Prince supported by regional Emergency Communications and Information and Communications Technology specialists.

Bridgetown, Barbados Monday August 30, 2010 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – Over the weekend CDEMA Participating States of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were threatened by the Hurricane Earl. According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 11:00 a.m. this morning, Earl was located near latitude 18.7 north, longitude 63.6 west. Earl is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph.  A turn toward the northwest is expected on Tuesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Earl will pass near or over the northernmost Leeward Islands this morning and near the Virgin Islands this afternoon and this evening. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts.  Earl is a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Additional strengthening is forecast.

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