Topic: Disaster Preparedness, Fire and Rescue | Posted By: aphillip
Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 1:45pm
The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services Department is urging the public to continue to demonstrate mindfulness and use precautionary measures in controlled burning during this extremely dry period.
Director of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), Dr. Richard Robertson has sought to allay fears of an imminent tsunami threat following the increased seismic activity recorded at the submarine volcano Kick ’em Jenny.
The alert level for the submarine volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny which lies between Grenada and its sister island of Carriacou has been raised to orange which indicates that there is a highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity.
Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has lauded the recent international accreditation conferred upon the National Disaster Management Programme (NDMP) as “an outstanding achievement and one we must celebrate and be very proud of.”
The annual meeting of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) took on added significance this year with the signing of Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) with the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the Insurance Association of the British Virgin Islands (IABVI).