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Bahamas represented at Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

NASSAU, The Bahamas– Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the Hon. Myles K. LaRoda, led a disaster risk reduction team to the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP23). The Regional Platform will be held February 28 to March 2 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. State-Minister LaRoda departed New Providence Friday, accompanied by Mr. Carl F. Smith, Permanent Secretary, the Office of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Management Unit and Miss Caitlin Taylor, Technical Associate, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mr. Alex Storr, Chairman of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA), and Mr. Aarone Sargent, Managing Director, the Disaster Reconstruction Authority, are...

Prime Minister supports MOU between UB and University of Hawaii facilitating research and training in disaster risk reduction

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis has thrown the government’s support behind a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange, between the University of The Bahamas and the University of Hawaii. The MOU was signed during a Disaster Risk Reduction Summit facilitated by The Disaster Reconstruction Authority, the National Emergency Management Agency, and the Pacific Disaster Centre of Hawaii on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Baha Mar Resort. Signatories to the MOU were: Dr. Erik Rolland, President, University of The Bahamas, and Dr. John Barile, Director, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii. The event coincided with ‘International Day for Disaster Reduction’ – October 13, which is set aside by the United Nati...