Author: Julia Rawlins-Bentham/BGIS The significance and value of outside assistance in the aftermath of a catastrophe was highlighted during a recent visit by French Navy vessel, Frigate “Ventose” at the Port of Bridgetown. This individual explained that Barbados neither the Caribbean could not do it alone, and the Caribbean Catastrophe Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) required assistance from larger nations with the resources to respond post disaster. People from france Ambassador, Francis Etienne, echoed similar sentiments noting that his focus will be upon increased synergies and assistance. Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams greets French Ambassador to Barbados, Francis Etienne, during a recent cocktail reception on board french Navy vessel, Frigate “Ventose” at the Port of Bridgetown. (GP) “When a disaster strikes us, we have to lean on military power to help us with transport directly into affected areas, to assist all of us with airlift into impacted areas. The “ Ventose” is one of those ships that provides that sort of help for us. I am really very happy to have the commander and his team in Barbados, ” this individual said. He stressed that they were interested in playing a greater role to enhance assistance with the Regional Security System, IMPACS and organisations like CDEMA. “I will do the utmost to implement that will, ” he stated. In welcoming the ship’s crew during a recent cocktail reception aboard the vessel, Minister of Home Affairs and Info, Wilfred Abrahams, pointed out that the Frigate “Ventose” assisted Barbados and the Carribbean with drug interceptions, made humanitarian assistance and tragedy relief. Supply: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/cooperation-assistance-critical-post-disaster/ Meanwhile, Commander from the vessel, Ruf Matthieu, furthermore expressed a desire for the strengthening of linkages among Barbados and France and acknowledged he was pleased to be able to participate in the island’s 56th Anniversary of Independence.