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In the intro of the article there's the mention of the OECS handeling hurricane distasters. My question is does the OECS do this for certain? I thought that disasters in the OECS were left up to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CEDERA) -- And that was say- if the issue was like weather related, or else; the Regional Security System (RSS) -- www.rss.org.bb if it required something like military colaboration? between either Barbados or the OECS states? CaribDigita 15:39, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
Hi CaribDigita! I believe you are correct. I will double-check with a friend who works for NEMO in St Lucia, but certainly from my understanding and a quick check on the OECS website they do not have a unit responsible for either disaster preparedness or response. My feeling is that, unless anyone objects with proof to the contrary, the article should be amended accordingly. Best regards. Vivenot 17:43, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks Vivenot, I suspect that contribution may have been about perhaps when (Hurricane) "Ivan the Terrible" hit Grenada. That's my thought-, I'm thinking then-- perhaps there was some colaberation with the OECS because ofcourse all communications to/from Grenada were down, the island had no way to pay it's debts and the economy of the whole island actually froze the day after. It was a bad-bad-bad situation where some functions of Grenada had to be moved offshore. A few different OECS(and Caribbean islands) said they would step in to help cover Grenada's international obligations for a little while, etc. But I could be wrong, about the diaster thing, but I didn't think the OECS Secretariat got involved in every disaster situation. Outside of what- say any other NGO would do in wanting to help.
P.S. Please tell your friend about Wikipedia if they don't know about it. Tell them how addictive it is... :-) It would greatly put my mind to great ease also if they could perhaps look over the CDERA article to make sure it's relivent and perhaps said everything that it should. You know- tell them to snag themselves a Wiki-ID and feel free to add more if they wish. :-) CaribDigita 20:46, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
Was added by an IP address registered to the World Bank Group (doingbusiness.org is a World Bank Group domain). In keeping with our conflict of interest and external links guidelines I've moved it here for consideration by regular editors of this article who are unaffiliated with the site. -- Siobhan Hansa 13:41, 23 January 2007 (UTC)