Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has outlined the elements of a comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy, which has been formulated by the National Emergency Management Organization NEMO. The Prime Minister spoke of the importance of the plan, as he presented the 2015 Budget Address in Parliament last week. He said the strategy will guide this country’s… Continue Reading →
An appeal has been made for persons throughout the country to become actively involved in Disaster Risk Reduction and Shelter management programs to assist in times of disasters. This appeal was made by Chief Education Officer, Lou-anne Gilchrist during the opening of a two-day Child-Focused and Gender Sensitive Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop, earlier this… Continue Reading →
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the Government has been able to secure significant resources to carry out a number of infrastructural projects in North Leeward, in the wake of the devastation caused by the floods of December 2013. The Prime Minister made the point, as he delivered the feature address at a ceremony held… Continue Reading →
The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, is hosting a workshop today to discuss the Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. NEMO says the workshop is being held to provide an overview of the country document and present and revise the draft version of the document. It is also aimed… Continue Reading →
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has pointed out that the poor and the indigent are the ones who are worst affected by severe weather events. Delivering the feature address at yesterday’s ceremony in Hope Village, Dr. Gonsalves said this is why Disaster Management must be integrated into all public policies.
The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has signed a contract with Geotech Associates of Trinidad and Tobago for the Studies, Design and supervision of works to treat slope instabilities in several communities here. A release from the Central Planning Division says the contract, worth some 1.54 million US dollars is funded by the… Continue Reading →
Chief Engineer, Brent Bailey said he hopes to see the establishment of a National Disaster Database for St. Vincent and the Grenadines which covers ALL sectors, in the near future. He made this statement during yesterday’s opening of a three-day workshop aimed at training persons who are responsible for collecting data on the impact of… Continue Reading →