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State Minister LaRoda – “with improving and expanding our early warning systems and our styles of communication, we can reduce damage, save money, and most importantly, save lives”

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Myles LaRoda, Minister of State in the office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction affirmed The Bahamas is moving towards implementing early warning systems as a mitigating tool in the fight against natural disasters. He made the statement at a Disaster Risk Reduction Summit held Thursday morning, October 13, 2022 at Baha Mar Resort. There, a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange was signed between the University of The Bahamas and the University of Hawaii facilitating research and training in disaster risk reduction. The event coincided with ‘International Day for Disaster Reduction’ – October 13, which is set aside by the United Nations to encourage countries to build mor...