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NEMA PARTICIPATES IN DATA NODE WORKSHOP

The Department of Environment on St. Kitts held a one day Data Node Workshop, Monday 10th April, 2017 at the NEMA Headquarters, Lime Kiln. The activity was held to train stakeholders on St. Kitts to upload information into a National Climate Data Node Database for St. Kitts and Nevis. The database will serve as an archive of climate change, climate variability and any other related information, which can be accessed by various departments as part […]

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RESIDENTS URGED TO PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING HURRICANE SEASON

The Atlantic Hurricane Season commences on June 1st and ends on November 30th. However, this by no means indicates that a tropical cyclone may not develop prior to or following those dates.   According to statistics provided by the National Hurricane Center, the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season produced fifteen (15) named storms, seven (7) hurricanes, with four (4) being category #2 or higher. The Season gained the status of being the first above average hurricane season since 2012, beginning nearly […]

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ST. KITTS-NEVIS ENGENDERS CDM SAFE COMMUNITIES

  A Standard Community Resilience Framework, Implemented   Saint Kitts-Nevis National Disaster Management Offices (NEMA/NDMD) embarked on a re-structuring of its Community Volunteer Programme back in 2014. This process followed much reflection and evaluation of the then existing system and its ability to meet the demands of the changing environment that is also being impacted by climate related risks. In a consultation, Ms. Donna Pierre, Disaster Risk Management Specialist from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management […]

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TOWN HALL Meeting!!!

TOWN HALL Meeting: Join Nema Skn for a conversation on Comprehensive Disaster Management #CDM in St. Kitts and Nevis. #BePrepared#SaferLives COME Have A Conversation on CDM with NEMA 4th May, 7-9:00pm SADDLER’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Districts #5 & #6 Sandy Point, Fig Tree & Surrounding Newton Ground to Harris’

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NEMA CONTINUES TO UPGRADE DM CAPACITY FEDERATION-WIDE

Disaster Management continues to be boosted through activities organised by NEMA, with the introduction of the SERT (Student Emergency Response Team) programme, according to Deputy National Disaster Coordinator, Mrs. Claricia Langley-Stevens. The aim of the programme, is to increase response capacity and coordination, by defining and enhancing the role of young persons, during an emergency event or disaster situation. “SERT is a training program that prepares students to help themselves, their families and schools in […]

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NEMA PRESENTS TO ROTARIANS

Tsunami Readiness and Response formed the subject of a presentation by the Deputy National Disaster Coordinator, Claricia Langley-Stevens to the Rotary Club of Liamuiga, St. Kitts, today Wednesday, January 18th , 2017. The presentation was made at a Rotary Club Breakfast Sitting, which was hosted at the Royal Beach Golf Club, Frigate Bay. The Deputy Coordinator was invited to present, as part of an on-going partnership between the Rotary Club and the National Emergency Management […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition Over the last year, St. Kitts-Nevis has been participating in a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project, under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards.   In undertaking the project, and in keeping with criteria frecognition, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) coordinated various activities including the development of Tsunami Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, […]

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IDDR COMMEMORATED IN ST. KITTS BY NEMA

IDDR 2016 (The International Day for Disaster Reduction) is to be commemorated with a week long programme, under the auspices of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The programme was launched on Sunday, 9th October, through simultaneous worship at Methodist Churches within 8 districts throughout St. Kitts. District and Disaster Managers joined in the services within their own communities. The programme of activities continues today, Monday 10th, with an appearance on UPFRONT on ZIZ TV, […]

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Caribbean regional security, health and disaster agencies face comprehensive readiness test

BRIDGETOWN, JAN. 2017 –Security, public health and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean were put to the test as they participated in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation. The exercise, Synergy 2017, presented emergency scenarios that could occur in the Caribbean region. The exercise took place from January 11 to 12 at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) based in Barbados. The exercise was designed to assess […]

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SERTS LAUNCHED BY NEMA/NDMD

TODAY NEMA launched the SERTs (Student Emergency Response Teams) programme, in three zones throughout St. Kitts: in the Basseterre Zone, at the Conaree Community Centre; the East Zone, at Cayon High School and the West Zone at C.E. Mills Secondary. The aim of the programme, is to increase response capacity and coordination, by defining and enhancing the role of young persons, during an emergency event or disaster situation. “SERT prepares students to help themselves, their […]

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