Today's Date: February 26, 2024
Sunnova Appoints Paul Mathews as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer   •   Watercrest St. Lucie West Assisted Living and Memory Care Honored with Prestigious Reputation 800 Award   •   FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI CELEBRATES SPRING BREAK WITH NEW SEASONAL EXPERIENCES FOR FAMILIES AND YOUNG TRAVELERS FROM MARCH 10 -   •   Bright Horizons Debuts New Season of The Work-Life Equation Podcast, Introducing Paul Sullivan as New Co-Host   •   Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia Honor Four Leaders as 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History'   •   Florida SouthWestern State College Selects YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform to Replace Former Accessibility Product   •   Arizona Athletic Grounds draws over 100,000 Attendees for Presidents Weekend   •   Curative Names Ellen Sexton New Chief Operating Officer   •   Hims & Hers Health, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results   •   Big Blue Marble Academy in Mauldin Expands to New Location to Serve More Families in the Community   •   Hologic to Webcast Presentations at Upcoming Investor Conferences   •   U.S. FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Gilead’s Biktarvy® to Treat People with HIV with Suppressed Viral Loads, Pre   •   ANDREA LA'VERNE EDNEY SWORN IN AS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES   •   PowerSchool Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results   •   Crowe and Intuit QuickBooks collaborate on new program to enable minority-owned small business growth   •   DNC Chair Minyon Moore to Join House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch and Fellow Leaders for Women in Power   •   Trex Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results   •   Addus HomeCare Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2023 Financial Results   •   The Cymbiotika San Diego Open   •   The Economist Group appoints Luke Bradley-Jones President, The Economist
Bookmark and Share

US Prepares Response To Hurricane Tomas

 WASHINGTON - The Organization of American States is moving to provide assistance to OAS Member States St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines and Barbados, following the devastation wrought by the passage of Hurricane Tomas. 

The OAS is the current chair of the Inter-American Commission on Natural Disaster Relief. 

Within hours of reports of damage to member states and requests for assistance, on behalf of OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, OAS Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Albert Ramdin activated the Inter-American Emergency Fund, to source the means to assist member states worst affected.

Expressing concern about the devastation in St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, the OAS Assistant Secretary General said, “natural disasters have become a recurrent threat to life and property in our region. In the current economic climate, countries simply don’t have the means to effectively recover the damage. As a hemisphere we need to strengthen our response mechanism to assist those in need.”

The Prime Ministers of both St Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines have appealed to the regional and international community for help. Officials in St. Lucia have reported to the OAS that up to 14 people have been confirmed dead and several others have been reported missing. Villages have been evacuated and many communities have been deemed unsafe because of the potential for landslides. The agricultural sectors in both St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines have suffered severe damage, while schools, government offices and commercial centers have also been significantly affected.-


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News