A big risk!
BARBADOS’ ABILITY to properly respond to a major natural catastrophe remains weak.
But that’s about to change, thanks to a combined effort between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and this country’s Coastal Zone Management Unit.
The two entities have combined on a $42 million Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Programme (CRMP), which will kick into overdrive this year, and also bring with it serious improvements to coastal areas in Holetown, St James; Rockley and St Lawrence Gap in Christ Church; as well as Tent Bay in St Lucy.
The IDB’s acting representative in Barbados, Christel Saab, made it clear just how unready Barbados is, when she revealed results of a study done by the bank during the launch of the CRMP. (BA)