Did you know that every constituency is Barbados has an associated District Emergency Organisation (DEO)? However, not all 30 of these DEOs are currently active. This was revealed by the chairman of the St. James Central District Emergency Organisation, Selwyn Brooks. Each District Emergency Organisation is a volunteer arm of the Department of the Emergency Management…

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By Cheryl Griffith, Business Continuity Management Consultant Disruptions to your business can happen at any moment. A good business plan recognizes potential threats to an organization and analyses what impact they may have on day-to-day operations. It also provides a way to mitigate these threats, putting in place a framework which allows key functions of…

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Community resilience refers to the sustained ability of a community to withstand and swiftly recover from natural or man-made disasters. Because it will never be possible to prevent all disasters, community resilience must become an important policy objective of all District Emergency Organisations across our island. Because resources are limited in the wake of an…

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ON any given day, parliamentary representatives for St. James South Donville Inniss and St. James Central Kerrie Symmonds may be at loggerheads. However, over the weekend, the two politicians who sit on opposite sides of the political divide agreed on a number of things, including the need to bring the three District Emergency Organisations (DEOs)…

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The St. James Central District Emergency Organisation is about to undertake a massive profile and risk assessment study of a large segment of the area it covers from Batts Rock to Paynes Bay. And chairman Selwyn Brooks says they are more than open should any other DEOs wish to use the two studies of Redman’s Village…

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SELWYN BROOKS, chairman of the St James District Emergency Organization (DEO), is not only criticizing the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) but asking for an apology from Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite. Brooks is refuting Brathwaite’s recent statements that he thought many of the DEOs were not functioning as they should…

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