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Earthquake south-east of Tobago

St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, December 7th, 2016 (UWI) - On Tuesday evening 6th December, at 5:42PM local time, a strong earthquake occurred near Trinidad and Tobago about 15 km south-east of Scarborough, Tobago and 99km north-east of Port of Spain, Trinidad. This event was of magnitude 6.1 and was widely reported as felt in Trinidad and Tobago and neighbouring islands.

Critical threats to cyber security in the Caribbean tackled in EU-funded workshop

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, June 10th, 2016 - There has been significant growth in Cybercrime in the Caribbean - Government websites have been hacked, child online exploitation has infiltrated schools and the increasing use of crypto currencies to fund criminal activities are but a few of the manifestations of criminal activity in cyberspace impacting the region. These activities point to the existence of significant cyber security vulnerabilities of persons, possessions and privacy. Critical national infrastructures such as water, telecommunications, energy and health systems are also at risk of being targeted. Cybercrime could have a devastating impact on national security and, if not addressed urgently, could severely hamper the social and economic development of our Caribbean States.

Trinidad and Tobago civil society organisations build their capacity to communicate about climate change

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, April 5th, 2016 – As the Caribbean is in the midst of yet another period of drought, we are reminded of the harsh reality that urgent action is needed to address climate change. Civil society organisations (CSOs) are poised to play a key role in enhancing our understanding about what is climate change, how it will affect us and what we can do. On March 16-17, representatives from five CSOs in Trinidad and Tobago participated in a two-day workshop designed to enhance their capacity for effective communication about climate change.

ACS and the Government of Chile convene Workshop on Seismic, Tsunami and Volcanic Risk

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 8th, 2015 (ACS) - “Our region remains one of the most at risk to seismic and the attendant tsunami events. In fact vulnerability and exposure have increased in the last decade in all the Caribbean territories due to a number of physical, social and economic factors,” delivered Dr Stephen Ramroop, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management of Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) during the Opening Ceremony of a two day workshop convened at the Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).