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The morning after La Soufriere volcano carpeted St Vincent and the Grenadines with millions of tons of ash, disaster management expert La Fleur Quammie put on goggles and a mask to head through an eerie landscape to coordinate her team helping people in emergency shelters.  Months of awareness-raising and extensive TV, radio and social media messaging…
Trinidadian entrepreneur Stacey-Ann Pi Osoria has built her one-woman business on emergencies. Selling inflatable sandbags, flood barriers and mobile shelters, she provides the vital equipment and training her clients need to reduce their disaster risk.  But when COVID-19 hit, she faced her own crisis as the equipment orders her company PODS Marketing…
Cruise ships are steaming back to Caribbean ports, airlines are ramping up flights and the vaccine roll-out is underway but it could still be several years before countries recuperate from the pandemic that has rocked the region, say experts. Despite the deep scars left by the crisis, countries now have a fresh focus on health, resilience and regionali…
The workshop is a national level training course that lasts for three days. The training will empower participants to draw upon global best practices for recovery and reconstruction. Each workshop can engage up to 40 participants.