Stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis have benefited from a workshop to help improve disaster preparedness and response.
Following Thursday’s (Apr. 15) workshop, where senior government personnel and community leaders met and crafted a disaster plan, the Federation is now better equipped to face the threat of hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The region’s top healthcare leaders, public safety authorities and disaster preparedness managers were in St. Kitts on that day for the 2010 Disaster Management Workshop series, funded by Tropical Shipping Ltd.
Representatives from the government, private sector, Police Force and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were among those at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel and Casino who examined the nation’s current level of disaster preparedness and made recommendations for its improvement.
The workshop, facilitated by Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) and the Caribbean Central American Action, was developed to increase awareness of best practices in disaster management.