The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is inviting applications for the following positions:

  • Senior Programme Officer – Telecommunication who will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the telecommunications programme at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit. This will include the development and implementation of the minimum emergency telecoms standards for CDEMA Participating States (PS) as well as maintain the emergency telecoms function at the CDEMA CU. Deadline for applications is close of business on Thursday, January 31st, 2019.


  • Logistics Specialists who will be responsible for providing support to the Preparedness and Response Programme.  This will include the development & management of the Regional Logistics Programme.  Deadline for applications is close of business on Friday, January 18th, 2019.


CARIBE WAVE is the annual tsunami exercise of the UNESCO Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE EWS). Its major objective is for countries, emergency management stakeholders and communities at risk to test, validate and update their tsunami response plans.



Agencies and Community Emergency Response Teams involved in the Damage Assessment process as well as members of the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Sub-committee of NEMO will participate in two Damage Assessment Workshops next week.

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply and installation of a modern, state-of-the-art voice/data emergency communications network for use throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

An earthquake was felt in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this morning. Preliminary information from the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies indicate that the earthquake occurred at:

DATE AND TIME: 2017-11-05 11:00 am (Local Time) 2017-11-05 15:00 (UTC) MAGNITUDE: 5.7


Latitude: 11.69N

Longitude: 61.08W

Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES: 68 km NW of Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago 84 km SE of St. George's, Grenada 118 km NNE of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) joins the rest of the world in commemorating “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (WTAD), November 5, 2017. November 5 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly to raise public awareness of the deadly threat posed by tsunamis and to share innovative approaches to reducing risk. For the second year in a row, the World Tsunami Awareness Day will align with the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the "Sendai Seven Campaign" and will focus in 2017 on Target B of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which aims at reducing the number of affected people globally by disasters. is commemorated all around the world, as “World Tsunami Awareness Day” (WTAD).