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National Workshop on Ratification and Implementation of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention, Annexes III-V,

Aim: To prepare Grenada for the decision making process prior to ratifying the annexes. Hosted by the Government of Grenada, the workshop’s objectives were: - To identify the questions to be clarified prior to acceding; - To know the “Rights and Obligations” before accession; - To know the strengths and weaknesses prior to accession; Grenade benefited immensely from the workshop and are now better able to decide on ratifying the annexes.
Activity Location: 
Grenada
Activity Place: 
St. George’s, Grenada.
Dates: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019

National Workshop and Exercise on National Contingency Planing for Oil Spill - Jamaica

Hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (with the support of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM). Aim: To improve on training prior training in National Contingency Planning/Oil Spill Preparedness and response Cooperation, with a view to upgrade existing draft NCP; - Through exercise, give practical scenarios that were aimed at preparing the stakeholders to work together in the event of a spill; - Assess their National Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Program; - To identify the gaps in the existing draft NCP. The ODPEM, being the National Coordinator, was better able to prepare further workshop, with the stakeholders awareness of their roles, and will be better able to complete the NCP for Cabinet submission.
Activity Location: 
Jamaica
Activity Place: 
Kingston
Dates: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to Thursday, October 17, 2019

High Level Regional Dialogue On Marine Litter and Waste Management in the Caribbean Region

Hosted by the Commonwealth Litter Program. Aim: To share knowledge, experience and best practices from across the region. The event was a part of the ongoing collaboration between the Belize Department of Environment and the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Cefas) as part of the Commonwealth Litter Program (CLiP).
Activity Location: 
Belize
Activity Place: 
Belize City, Belize
Dates: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO OIL SPILLS - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Description: Over the last two years RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe has done significant work assisting countries with revisions of their NOSCP and this workshop is planned to help to further progress these efforts and encourage the finalization of these plans throughout the region. Given the scope of the work to be undertaken, this workshop will be preceded by a series of preparatory meetings held remotely to outline and discuss the work to be undertaken prior to the meeting to facilitate a tangible outcome. This workshop will also aide in gathering data for a regional risk and needs assessment that will form the basis of a longer-term strategic plan for RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe to effectively target the priority capacity building needs in the region.
Activity Location: 
Antigua and Barbuda
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 to Thursday, December 10, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RATIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFS CONVENTION

Following up on a regional workshop on the AFS Convention that was organized in Trinidad and Tobago from 20 to 22 June 2018, Cuba undertook significant follow-up action towards disseminating the knowledge obtained through the workshop on all aspects of the AFS Convention throughout the various port authorities across the country. In support of this initiative, this workshop is aimed at assisting Cuba to ratify and, subsequently, effectively implement and enforce the international Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ships, 2001 (AFS Convention).
Activity Location: 
Cuba
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - GRENADA

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to answer the request for assistance on the NOSCP made by Grenada during the Regional Senior Maritime Administrators workshop held in early 2019. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Grenada
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MARPOL ANNEXES 111-V, INCLUDING PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES

Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Description: The Wider Caribbean Region holds 23 of the 52 Small Island Developing States. Meeting the obligations for adequate Port Reception Facilities (PRFs) as required of MARPOL signatory countries still remains a significant challenge to the SIDS of the Wider Caribbean Region. Many States are restricted in their capacities and capability to properly process waste streams generated on their islands, let alone process additional waste offloaded from vessels calling upon their port. The workshops will aim at development of capacities for the ratification and implementation of MARPOL Convention Annexes 111-V, including the provision of reception facilities. This workshop will enable participants to gain a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of matters pertaining to the implementation and enforcement of Annexes 111-V of the MARPOL Convention. The proposed regional workshop will also address the IMSAS findings related to MARPOL and provide the basis for developing a regional Caribbean MARPOL implementation plan. The workshop will also support countries in addressing the identified 'root causes' hampering proper implementation of the MARPOL Convention, annexes I to V. The three-days regional workshop will be followed by a two-days national workshop in Jamaica as a follow up to address any issues related to the effective implementation of MARPOL Convention - Annexes 111-V.
Activity Location: 
Kingston, Jamaica
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 to Friday, September 11, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - NICARAGUA

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to assist in the review and finalization of the NOSCP in Nicaragua which is currently in draft form, yet to be approved. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Nicaragua
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Monday, September 7, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to assist in the review and finalization of the NOSCP in Dominican Republic which is currently in draft form, yet to be approved. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Dominican Republic
Activity Place: 
Actual dates and place to be confirmed
Dates: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Recent activities

To promote its objectives, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe conducts national and regional activities throughout the Wider Caribbean Region

  • National Workshop on Ratification and Implementation of the MARPOL 73/7 ...
    November 25 - 28, 2019
  • National Workshop and Exercise on National Contingency Planing for Oil  ...
    October 15 - 17, 2019
  • High Level Regional Dialogue On Marine Litter and Waste Management in t ...
    September 05 - 06, 2019
  • National workshop on contingency planning, Belize
    May 14 - 17, 2019