(Barbados Today) The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and interCaribbean Airways Ltd. officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, establishing a mutual agreement for the movement of relief personnel and supplies, necessary for providing an immediate coordinated response to regional disasters.
The official signing was facilitated at a virtual event with Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director (ag), CDEMA and Lyndon Gardiner, Chairman interCaribbean Airways Ltd.
“Today’s MoU signing signals the formal start of a partnership which will strengthen the strategic airlift available to the
Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). interCaribbean Airways exemplifies the spirit of regionalism and demonstrates the tangible role of public-private partnerships.
“This spirit of cooperation will undoubtedly boost our operational readiness and capabilities in providing immediate and timely response support to humanitarian crises affecting any of our 19 Participating States,” said Riley.