79.6 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, November 26, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesVITEMA AND UVI PRESENT HAZARD FORUM

VITEMA AND UVI PRESENT HAZARD FORUM

Aug. 22, 2002 – VITEMA and the University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center will present a forum on natural hazards management from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 23, at the Marriott Frenchmen's Reef Beach Resort.
Panelists will discuss disaster preparedness planning, the insurance industry, mitigation, earthquake and hurricane preparedness, stress management, and emergency management. The community is invited to attend. Admission is free.
The forum is brought in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Insurance Association, WSTA, TV2, St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce, St. Thomas/St. John Hotel Association, Price Smart, Knight Quality Stations and the Frenchtown Civic Association.
For more information contact SBDC at 776-3206 or VITEMA at 774-2244.
Natural Hazards Management Forum Agenda
8:30 a.m. Reception, Networking
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction. Derek M. Hodge, moderator.
9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks. Adj. Gen. Cleave McBean, executive director of VITEMA.
9:10 a.m. Presentation: Hurricane/Earthquake Preparedness. Roy A. Watlington, UVI.
9:25 a.m. Banking and Insurance. Glendina Matthew, Assistant Director, Office of the Lt. Gov.
9:40 a.m. V.I. Insurance Association: private sector perspective. David C. Ridgway, president.
9:55 a.m. Planning and Natural Resources Department. Brant E. Blyden, territorial director of permits.
10:10 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Marie E. Gonzalez, deputy federal coordinating officer.
10:25 a.m. U.S. Small Business Administration. Calford Martin, center manager, SBA's disaster office.
10:35 a.m. UVI-Small Business Development Center. Warren T. Bush, state director.
10:45 a.m. Exemplary Practices in Emergency Management Planning. Col. Cyrille W. Singleton, island manager, Tropical Shipping.
11:05 a.m. Presentation: Hurricane Related Stress Management. Dr. Gloria B. Callwood, RN.
11:20-11:50 a.m. Question and Answer Period, led by moderator
11:50 a.m. Acknowledgements, Warren T. Bush.
11:55 a.m. Closing Words, moderator.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much — and show your support for the islands' free and independent news v… click here

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.