CDEMA deploys Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Supt. Sylvan McIntyre has been deployed on the ground in St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST). (Photo via CDEMA)

(Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Press Release) The CDEMA Coordinating Unit has officially deployed Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre of Grenada to assist authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the effusive eruption at the La Soufriere Volcano. Commencing March 1, 2021, Superintendent McIntyre will spend six weeks supporting the national disaster office with the ongoing volcano crisis under the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM).

Superintendent McIntyre looks forward to a successful intervention as he represents the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) of CDEMA through his wealth of expertise. He said, “I feel first and foremost humbled to be recognised as one of the persons in the region to be responding to a sister country that is in need. Secondly, it gives me a sense of regional collaboration support that Grenada was able to see to the request of St. Vincent.”

“I feel confident that I will be of support to St. Vincent. I am concerned but not scared of the environment, I am aware of the issues having worked on the frontlines since March 2020. Therefore…I will keep myself safe.”

CDEMA Acting Executive Director, Ms. Elizabeth Riley, remarked “This deployment is an example of regional and international collaboration at its finest. Through the COST we are able to source the technical expertise required to respond to and mitigate against the many natural hazards that threaten our region. We are grateful to the Government of Grenada for facilitating this request and for Superintendent McIntyre’s willingness to apply his experience and skill set on the ground in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Read more at: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

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