Agencies agree with disaster management

A recent disaster planning workshop has resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding being signed.

The memorandum is between the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, Hazard Management Cayman Islands and Caribbean Central American Action.

CCAA is a non-governmental organisation that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin.

The memorandum and Declaration of Principles in best practices helping communities to become more disaster resilient demonstrates the commitment of the Cayman Islands to being fully prepared for future disasters.

The workshop collaborators included Thompson Shipping, The Cayman Island Red Cross, Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and The Hazard Management Cayman Islands agency, which shared ideas on community disaster planning for known vulnerabilities and filling the gaps that may need to be addressed in Cayman. By signing the memorandum, the participants demonstrated how they will help bolster future recovery efforts in the Cayman Islands.

Each year the workshop series visits selected locations in the Caribbean and South Florida to underscore the need for on-going and effective disaster planning. The workshops bring together the governments and private sectors to highlight the importance of partnerships in the recovery planning process and to support the incorporation of disaster planning into daily operations.

The signing was 16 February following the Disaster Management Workshop organised by CCAA trustee member company, Tropical Shipping and cosponsored by Witt Associates, Baptist Health International Center of Miami, Bodden Beverages, Cox Lumber, Ltd., Workplace Environments, A.L. Thompson’s, Lemmie’s Trucking Services and the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort.