Bridgetown, Barbados, April 27th, 2020 (CDEMA) – The CDEMA is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director who will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the Agency and for ensuring accountability and good governance. The Executive Director who reports to the Council of Ministers will also be responsible for implementing the organization’s policy through Programme Management, including strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and resource allocation. Significant effort will be concentrated on the development and promotion of the organization including the political responsibilities and networking for resource mobilization. For full job description please click here.
CDEMA Situation Report #11 - COVID-19 Outbreak in CDEMA Participating States - as of 8:00pm on May 21st, 2020
COVID 19 Regional Surveillance Update for 21 st May The George Alleyne, Chronic Disease Research Centre, U W I
- Among the 20 CARICOM Member States and Associate Members, there have been 436 new confirmed cases and 5 new confirmed deaths in the week to Thursday May 21 st
- Most of these cases were identified in Haiti 362 The remaining 74 cases were reported from The Cayman Islands 26 Jamaica 20 Guyana 12 Barbados 5 Bermuda 4 Bahamas 3 and with single cases reported in The British Virgin Islands, Grenada, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and Suriname
- In the past 24 hours there have been 11 new confirmed cases and no new confirmed deaths
- With 596 confirmed cases, 362 of these in the past week, Haiti remains the outbreak hotspot among the CARICOM members
- The major outbreak in neighbouring Dominican Republic 13 477 cases, 2 281 in the past week, 446 deaths) compounds the situation in Haiti.
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 21st, 2020 (CDEMA) - SYNERGY 2020 will be held on Monday May 25th and will take the format of an online “War-Gaming” discussion from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AST). The focus will be on the simultaneous regional coordination of a Health/ Biological Hazard (COVID-19) and a major Hurricane impact.
The start of the May rains reminds us that the threat of floods and shortly, the hurricane season, must now start to occupy the minds of the region's disaster risk management apparatus. This may seem daunting in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic which is already stretching resources. The economic impact of the pandemic will negatively affect response and recovery should countries suffer a weather-related disaster. In view of the April forecast by Colorado State University which calls for above normal activity for the 2020 North Atlantic season, the region must now start planning for the very real possibility of managing two major events concurrently.
CDEMA Situation Report #10 - COVID-19 Outbreak in CDEMA Participating States - as of 8:00pm on May 14th, 2020
According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Situation Report No. 45 (dated 13 May, 2020), there are 17,317 cases in 33 countries/territories (including 24 CARPHA Member States), in the Caribbean Region. The risk of further importation of cases to the rest of the Caribbean remains Very High. Since the previous report on May 11, 2020, an additional 756 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 12 countries within the Caribbean, bringing the region’s total confirmed cases to 17,317 in 33 countries/territories. This new total represents a 5% increase in the number of confirmed cases. There were 728 deaths recorded in the Caribbean region as at May 13, 2020.
Since February 10, 2020 and as of May 12, 2020, CARPHA has received 3,855 samples from 16 CMS, 426 (11.1%) of which have tested positive since the start of the outbreak, 249 results (6.5%) correspond to unique new cases.
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 13th, 2020 (CDEMA) - In response to the high demand for personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies due to COVID-19, the United States has donated more than US $104,000 worth of PPE and other medical supplies for seven Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
CDEMA Situation Report #9 - COVID-19 Outbreak in CDEMA Participating States - as of 8:00pm on May 7th, 2020
According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Situation Report No. 42 (dated 6 May, 2020), there are 14,184 cases in 33 countries/territories (including 24 CARPHA Member States), in the Caribbean Region. The risk of further importation of cases to the rest of the Caribbean remains Very High. Since the previous report on May 4 2020, an additional 724 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 11 countries within the Caribbean, bringing the region’s total confirmed cases to 14,184 in 33 countries/territories. This new total represents a 5% increase in the number of confirmed cases. The number of deaths recorded in the Caribbean region as at May 6 2020 is 603.
Since February 10, 2020 and as of May 5, 2020, CARPHA has received 3,475 samples from 16 CMS, 415 (11.9%) of which have tested positive since the start of the outbreak, 249 results (7.2%) correspond to new cases.
CDEMA receives donation from the Caribbean Credit Union Movement to support logistical operations in response to COVID-19
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 4th, 2020 (CDEMA) – Through a tangible demonstration of commitment towards the fight against COVID-19 in the region, the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU), the apex regional association for Credit Unions through its Foundation donated US$ 25,000 towards CDEMA’s regional logistical operations for the COVID-19 response to its member countries.
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 3rd, 2020 (CDEMA) – The CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is inviting applications for the position of Executive Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Executive Director. For full job description please click here.