August 19, 2022

JAMAICA: Jamaicans urged to make buildings earthquake resistant

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By Deandrea Hamilton From Magnetic Media TV Montego Bay, October 13, 2018 – Jamaica – Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.  He said that while seismic activity throughout the Caribbean since the start of the year […]

Expert calls Caribbean to strengthen Tsunami Alert System

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From Presna Latina Kingston, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The head the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson called today to strengthen the tsunami alert systems in the region, according to reports by the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner. According to the CEDEMA official, that preventative technology is a pressing need for the countries in […]

For Caribbean residents, Irma could last months

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By Jill Disis From CNN The 28 island nations that make up the Caribbean are accustomed to hurricane season, but the Category 5 storm that has been pummeling these popular vacation spots has plenty of residents worried. Travel and tourism contributed $56 billion to the total gross domestic product in the Caribbean last year — […]