Environment Weather 

Caribe Wave Tsunami Evacuation Exercise targets day-care centres and pre-schools

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) will join other disaster offices around the region to take part in the annual Caribe Wave tsunami evacuation exercise on Thursday 15th March 2018. Caribe Wave aims to improve the effectiveness of tsunami warning systems along the Caribbean coasts and ensure readiness to respond to a tsunami. This year, approximately 40 day care centres and pre-schools that fall within the tsunami impact zone will be targeted. NODS will be working with a number of agencies to include the Antigua and Barbuda Police and…

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Foreign Affairs 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WITHDRAWS FROM AMERICAS MEETING ON PRINCIPLE

Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday withdrew from participation in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru in April.   Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), which is responsible for the preparation of the meeting, explained that Antigua and Barbuda withdrew from the meeting on a point of fundamental principle.   He noted that, at the meeting, the government of Venezuela was excluded from participation without any prior explanation or discussion by the…

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