Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Saint Lucia Chosen For Disaster Response Project

Saint Lucia is among five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries chosen by the World Food Programme (WFP) to serve as a model for the Caribbean in disaster response coordination.

According to CMC News, the others are Jamaica, Belize, Dominica and Guyana.

CMC reported that they have been identified as the regional countries that the WFP Head of Office for Barbados, Regis Chapman, said would form “part of our efforts to build evidence of shock-responsive social protection in the Caribbean”.

Chapman, who attended the just ended Caribbean Regional Symposium, was quoted as saying that the countries were selected “based on their level of linking social protection with disaster management”.

The symposium was organised by the WFP, the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government.


Monchy Resident Shot

A resident of Monchy, Gros Islet, is currently in hospital nursing a gunshot wound after an unidentified assailant opened fire at him, it has...

Monchy Shooting Victim Identified

The victim of a shooting Monday night at Monchy, Gros Islet has been identified as Bradley David. The 31 year old was shot in he...

Bus Driver In Viral Confrontation Fined, Anger Management Encouraged

The Gros Islet bus driver who was involved in a confrontation with a female passenger last month has been fined and urged to seek...

Fire Service Responds To Physical Assaults, Vehicle Accidents, Shooting

The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) has reported receiving 89 ambulance calls during the period December 6 to 9, 2019, and responding to physical...