October 14, 2019

Statement on International Day of Disaster Reduction (IDDR) Cayman Islands Minister for Financial Services & Home Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers, JP, MLA

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On Saturday, October 13th, the Cayman Islands will join the United Nations in celebrating International Day of Disaster Reduction (IDDR) to promote a culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Since it began more than 25 years ago, the day has grown into a major global awareness event celebrated in many ways […]

Mass casualty training

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First responders train in Cayman Islands Incident Command Systems and Mass Casualty Management Approximately 40 first responders from frontline agencies have been receiving training in Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS) during a five-day course last week. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) sponsored the courses […]

The Editor Speaks: Exercise for Tsunami Warning. What about drills?

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Throughout the morning today, we, along with other local news media outlets have been receiving a Tsunami Warning from Joint Communications Service. Don’t be alarmed it was only an EXERCISE! This is what we received: Joint Communications Service Tsunami Warning FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXERCISE ONLY! EXERCISE ONLY! EXERCISE ONLY! No: 02 Issued at 9:50 am […]

Cayman Brac Cert Training 19th – 23rd March

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Hazard Management (HMCI) and the Red Cross (CIRC) will commence Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Cayman Brac on March 19th. Residents can sign up for the 5 day course for either the morning or evening sessions. The training is free and food and refreshments will be provided. Group A from 9 am – […]

Cayman Islands Cert basic training programme outline

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The CERT Basic Training Course is designed to provide volunteers with the basic skills and information needed to be prepared for, and respond to, emergencies and disasters in the community. Upon successful completion of the course (100% attendance required) participants receive a certificate verifying they completed the course. The volunteer group completing this training will […]

Cayman Islands: HMCI Statement on Tsunami Response

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Following an earthquake north of Honduras late last night (Tuesday, 9 January 2018) the Cayman Islands was placed under a tsunami threat for around two hours. Just over a half-hour after the incident, sensors in the port of George Town registered a wave of 0.6 feet in height, as a result of the quake. Following […]

Cayman Islands CERT Challenge

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The annual CERT Challenge has taken a completely different format this year. Instead of bringing the teams together to practice and compete using skills acquired during training, the 2017 CERT Challenge motivated teams to dive back into their own communities, re-assess their strengths and challenges, consider how best to build capacity by identifying the community […]

Cayman Islands support teams remain in BVI and Anguilla

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We’ve already seen and heard some early indications of the devastation that Hurricane Maria has caused to the island of Dominica.   This is a very dangerous storm which will later today pass through our Overseas Territory neighbours. Premier Alden McLaughlin said “we’ve been carefully watching Maria’s progress and have been in constant communication with both […]

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce signs Statement of Purpose with CCAA, HMCI & CITA

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The Chamber of Commerce signed a Statement of Purpose this month, alongside Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA), Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) and Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA). The Statement was signed at a Disaster Management workshop hosted by CCAA and the Chamber in June. The workshop focused on ‘Building Community Resiliency through Strategic Private […]

Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director receives prestigious award

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Director of Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI), Mr. McCleary Frederick, made history at the 31st Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Palm Beach, Florida as the first international recipient of the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Frederick proudly accepted the most prestigious award of the conference today (Thursday, 18 May 2017). He was recognised for his […]