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CARICOM Expresses Sympathy To Australia Over ‘Extraordinary’ Fires

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CARICOM Today:-  Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended sympathy to the Government and People of Australia on the loss of life and property due to...

Another Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico

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CNN:- An earthquake with a 5.9 magnitude rattled Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was about 8 miles south of Indios, Puerto Rico, in the...

Jamaica To Set Up Earthquake Readiness Committee

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Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — To better prepare the society for an earthquake, a National Earthquake Readiness Committee will be established by the Government. Minister of Local Government and Community Development,...

NEMO Urges Residents To Be Prepared For Earthquakes

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Press Release:- The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) has informed of a magnitude 5.2 earthquake which occurred near Dominica, at 10:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2020. The...

Caribbean Urged To Brace Itself As Earthquakes Rock Puerto Rico

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Tuesday said that the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico...

Puerto Rico Quake Destroys Natural Landmark

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BBC News:- A popular tourist rock formation in Puerto Rico has collapsed after a strong earthquake shook the island, damaging homes and causing power cuts. The stone arch, known as Punta...
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USAID Gives $10m To Improve Caribbean Disaster Resilience

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says Washington is providing US $10 million to improve local resilience to disasters in priority countries...

NEMO Official Reflects On Hurricane Season, Says Saint Lucians Were ‘Lucky’

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The Deputy Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Maria Medard,  has asserted that Saint Lucians were a lucky people, having been spared  the effects of a hurricane...

Saint Lucians To Benefit From Data-Driven Disaster Mitigation

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Press Release:- A contract for LIDAR data collection of Saint’s Lucia’s entire landmass and coastal zone was signed under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, DVRP, as one of the highlights...

Saint Lucia Hosts OECS Disaster Preparedness Meeting

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Press Release:-  Representatives from 12 OECS Member States met on 17th and 18th October, in Saint Lucia, to assess how they can enhance preparedness for natural hazards, such as...