Climate change, disaster prevention highlighted during Chilean President’s visit to CDEMA

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Chile’s President, Michelle Bachelet and Executive Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson, chatting while on a tour of the Agency’s headquarters today. Also pictured is Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Bratwaite (right). (Phot by A. Gaskin via BGIS)
Chile’s President, Michelle Bachelet and Executive Director of CDEMA, Ronald Jackson, chatting while on a tour of the Agency’s headquarters today. Also pictured is Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (right). (Photo by A. Gaskin via BGIS)

There is a lot that Barbados could learn from Chile, especially given that country’s experience with seismic matters.

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this point today during a press briefing, following the official visit of the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) Lower Estate, St. Michael headquarters.

“Your experience as a country in being able to respond to seismic matters…is an area where we are as a Region train and continue to ensure that we are able to respond, and hope and pray that we do not have to respond…,” Mr. Brathwaite said.

He stated that Chile’s engagement with the Region meant that there could be significant gains, particularly in the area of training.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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