Minister Blackmoore reports on Council of Ministers, joint resolution for financial efficacy of CDEMA


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with outstanding arrears to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) have decided to make their payments in contribution to the longevity of the agency.

Minister for National Security Rayburn Blackmoore said the ministers met during a meeting of Council of Ministers held in St Lucia last week.

According to him, over the years CDEMA has done a fantastic job in managing and coordinating CARICOM response so far as disaster is concerned.

“We met at the ministerial council level in St Lucia. One of the highlights was the approval of the recommendations for the sustainable financing of CDEMA,” Blackmoore said.

He continued, “And firstly, to ensure that member-states pay their contribution, to ensure that CDEMA from an administrational standpoint continues to operate with utmost efficiency and effectiveness.”

He added, “Secondly to give CDEMA, through of course the Executive Director the ability to seek funding from potential donor agencies to finance the operation of CDEMA.”

That he believes was significant, “and we have to ensure that the financing aspect of CDEMA is sustainable.”

“We were able to get all member-states to commit to meet the contribution,” Blackmoore stated.

He said Dominica has been current with CDEMA over the years, even when the country was affected by Covid-19 and Hurricane Maria.

“We have always been current so far as our contribution is concerned,” Blackmoore said.

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional intergovernmental agency for disaster management in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The Agency was established in 1991 as CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) with primary responsibility for the coordination of emergency response and relief efforts to participating states that require such assistance. It transitioned to CDEMA in 2009 to fully embrace the principles and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM).

Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) is an integrated and proactive approach to disaster management and seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change to enhance regional sustainable development.


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  1. Toto
    July 13, 2023

    You see, that gets my gall! Raymond, is not that we doing them a favour, we owe them this money garçon! When does your government begin to understand to act more humbly instead of having this arrogant attitude all the time. You people are not pleasant or easy to deal with and the whole region knows it. Time to climb down my boy and earn some real respect.

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  2. Ibo France
    July 12, 2023

    Blackmoore asserts that Dominica has been current with the financial contributions to CDEMA even during Hurricane Maria and Covid 19. LIE!

    After Hurricane Maria, Dominica owed every regional and international organisation it did business with. Dominica was given debt forgiveness by countries and institutions worldwide – UWI, CDB, PetroCaribe, Trinidad, etc.

    Dominica is among the top ten most indebted countries in the world per capita. A report surfaced from a credible organization last year (2022) confirming this. Even Dominicans yet unborn are in serious debt. Roosevelt is the architect of generational indebtedness.

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  3. MEME
    July 12, 2023

    Blackmore is the stuttering guy who was trying his damnedest to stall an electoral reform meeting held by concerned Dominicans a few weeks ago! He is also the guy who has not said anything, (if he did, i did not hear), about the firebombing of journalist Carlisle vehicle. A useless recycled politician bleeding the country’s dollar resources for doing what is tantamount to nothing!!!
    The Caribbean’s Starboy of Stupidity, (Skerrit), has shamed this dimwit gazillion times, even deciding which questions he can answer, and when he must shut up!! An accomplished parody of a Minister!!
    Another trip, by a useless recycled politician! He must have eaten gluttonously and voraciously, ‘poom’ poisonously, belch rancidly, got totally inebriated with wine, grin clumsily and stupidly, while contributing zilch to the discourse. Remember it’s only in Dominica guys like Blackmore can bla, bla, bla,… Outside of Dominica they are all cowards who are totally out of their depths!!

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