CDEMA Executive Director, some DDSA team members leave Guyana

CDC Director General Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig (left) presents a plaque to CDEMA Executive Director, Elizabeth Riley (Photo via DPI)
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(Department of Public Information Press Release) Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Executive Director, Ms. Elizabeth Riley, and several other officials were presented with tokens by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Thursday morning when they departed Guyana from the Eugene F. Correira International Airport.

CDC Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, was present at the airport to send off the officials, and present them with the small tokens of the CDC’s appreciation for the diligent work and contributions that CDEMA has been making to assist Guyana with its flood situation.  

Colonel Craig awarded Ms. Riley with a plaque, while each of the other members were also presented with a token. The Director General also congratulated Ms. Riley on officially assuming her role as CDEMA’s Executive Director.

Ms. Riley’s appointment as the substantive Executive Director took effect on Thursday, following her having acted in the post since 1 May, 2020.

“I think it’s fitting that your first day should start in Guyana,” Colonel Craig commented.

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