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Jamaica to host Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in 2020

Published: Friday | June 22, 2018

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Jamaica will host the Seventh Regional Platform for the Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean in 2020. The country’s invitation to host the event is the first for a Caribbean nation and follows those of Panama, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Canada and Colombia in advancing disaster risk reduction.


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Jamaica presses ahead with Disaster Risk Reduction targets

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Honourable Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica is committed to realizing its disaster risk reduction targets.

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Local Government leads Jamaica’s Delegation to United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in South America

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, is away from the island on official business. The Minister is leading the Jamaican delegation, consisting of central Ministry officials and officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), to attend the 6th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas being held in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Ministry partners with UNDP -Early Warning System to be implemented in four parishes

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement early warning systems in four parishes in an effort to improve disaster-resilience in the country.

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Gov’t wants more disaster-resilient infrastructure

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Government is sharpening its focus to create the infrastructure for a more disaster-resilient country, even as Jamaica prepares for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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