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Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed his Government’s appreciation to the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), an outreach division of the USA military, for outfitting the warehouse training facility at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).
This facility, known as the Renewed Disaster Relief Warehouse is located on Haining Road in New Kingston. The warehouse facility gives ODPEM a boost towards its vision of being the leading disaster preparedness and management training institution in the region.
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Mr. Golding said that Caribbean neighbours will be able to access the training available ODPEM.
Following the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister toured ODPEM’s Haining Road headquarters in New Kingston. The facility was acquired in 2009 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Prime Minister noted that the complex, considered to be very secure, has put the agency in a better position to respond during times of national disasters.

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