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IFRC Seeks To Strengthen Disaster Risk Management In SVG

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) has pledged its continued support towards strengthening community resilience in countries of the region. Coordinator of the IFRC), Daniel Cott, gave the assurance while addressing today’s launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Program for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Mr. Cott said the main objective of… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ralph Gonsalves On Disaster Risk Reduction In SVG

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has emphasized the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction, noting that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. He was speaking at this morning’s launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Program entitled “Community Resilience and Institutional Preparedness in St. Vincent and the… Continue Reading →

Bernard Marksman On The Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society will host the launch of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Programme next week. The program is entitled “Community Resilience and Institutional Preparedness in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Lesser Antilles facing Natural Hazards” Director General of the Red Cross Headquarters Bernard Marksman says the… Continue Reading →

NEMO Urges Citizens To Get Disaster Preparedness Packages

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is continuing its appeals for people to access their Family Emergency Plan, which contains information that will assist them in being better prepared to handle disasters. This appeal was issued by Deputy Director of NEMO, Michelle Forbes as the continue the Disaster Public Awareness program, which is funded by… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ralph Gonsalves On SVG’s Disaster Management

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has commended Local Community Groups and Organizations that have been making their contribution to improve Disaster Management in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Prime Minister said the Red Cross; NEMO’s District Disaster Committees, as well as church based and other groups which provide voluntary services in disaster management at… Continue Reading →

Disaster Risk Reduction Here Must Incorporate The Latest Technological Advances

Director of the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus Dr. Richard Robertson, has urged Policy Makers here to make full use of local knowledge, when formulating policies to build resilience to Natural Disasters. Dr. Robertson was delivering the keynote address at the opening this morning of a two-day… Continue Reading →