Representative from Barbuda attending conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management


A youth representative from Barbuda is among delegates from around the region attending the 11th Caribbean conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in Sint Martin.

Emergency Medical Technician Marina Walker is joining other young people from member states of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA at the December 2 – 6 conference.


It is being held under the theme “The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2019 – Safeguarding Our Communities, Livelihoods and Economies”.


The bi-annual CDM conference, which brings together disaster heads, government officials and young people from around the region, along with representatives from international organisations, is the region’s leading disaster risk management forum.


The youth representative Marina Walker will be part of a Youth in CDM programme that allows the young people from the CDEMA member states to interact with delegates and expand their knowledge on the various aspects of disaster management, climate change and the environment.


Marina experienced Hurricane Irma in Barbuda in 2017. During the response effort, she was at the forefront assisting with the evacuation of residents and was also one of the medical personnel providing care to persons who returned early to the sister-isle.


According to CDEMA, the Comprehensive Disaster Management conference has showcased best practices emerging from its 18 Participating States and has emerged as a platform for the engagement of political leaders, physical planners, meteorologists, climate change stakeholders, researchers, educators, and public and private financial experts.



  1. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The underdeveloped peoples, contrary to what is commonly believed, are quick to build a social and political consciousness. The danger is that very often they reach the stage of social consciousness before reaching the national phase. In this case the underdeveloped countries’ violent calls for social justice are combined, paradoxically enough, with an often primitive tribalism.” – Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

    Congrats to Ms. Marina Walker!

    OH Gad! Have Mercy Pon Us!

    Was this Young Lady, an Agent of Change, representing Barbuda or Antigua and Barbuda as a Citizen of the the CDEMA member State! When will ANR learn what molds a Nation and builds A Caribbean Civilization!

    “The passion with which native intellectuals defend the existence of their national culture may be a source of amazement; but those who condemn this exaggerated passion are strangely apt to forget that their own psyche and their own selves are conveniently sheltered behind a European culture which has given full proof of its existence and which is uncontested.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth!

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