January 24, 2020

US: Chicago police communications operators used FMLA for ‘booze cruise’

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By Lisa Burden From HR DIVE Dive Brief: Three police communications operators in Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications used intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to take a Caribbean cruise together in July 2017 — and two of the three took 10 cruises using sick leave and/or FMLA dating as […]

The Natural Disaster Risk Management Program participates in Barbados regional risk management conference

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 The event takes place in the Central American country until 1st June and is attended by 350 scientists, politicians, designers, engineers and researchers from more than 35 countries ·         The Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference arises from the regional need to develop a better exchange of strategies, policies and plans for disaster prevention, especially after the hurricanes […]

Statement by the Director General of ODPEM on the recent occurrences of earthquake events in the region

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By Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Story Highlights The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management notes the recent occurrences of Earthquake events in the region and in Jamaica over the past two months. We understand and acknowledge the concerns and anxieties being expressed by the populess at this time. The Office of […]

Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Jamaica

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From Jamaica Observer   KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies is reporting that a “light earthquake” with a magnitude of 4.6 was felt in the Corporate Area and St Catherine at 1:47 this afternoon. The tremor had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres, the unit reported. Meanwhile, The […]

Cayman Islands delegation attends National Hurricane Conference

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CIG DELEGATION ATTENDS NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE Although hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1st, the first hurricane of 2016 was recorded two months ago when a disturbance in the Atlantic turned into Hurricane Alex – only the second January hurricane on record since 1938. As part of the preparation process leading up to […]