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Comms. advisors focus on disaster management

POND ISLAND: Crisis communications for Communications advisors was the focus of a workshop this week for communication and public relations personnel of the Department of Communications, the ministers’ cabinet, and the Emergency Support Function (ESF) members.

The workshop was held at the Government Administration Building was facilitated by the Association of Netherlands Municipalities  VNG International.

Secretary-General of the Ministry of General Affairs, Hensley Plantijn said at the workshop opening: “After Hurricane Irma, we realized again that communication is vital to the whole organizational structure of government. This conference serves as a team building exercise among different communication organizations that will be keep working together.”

VNGI representatives and workshop facilitators Anke Hendriks and Esther Lans shared: “We were impressed by the level of professionalism and the collective ambition to expand collaboration between communication professionals … Being stronger together means sharing knowledge and learning together, and this conference today has laid the foundations.”

Represented at the workshop were the Vaccine Management Team, St. Maarten Medical Center, Police, National Detectives, Airport, Port, Prosecutor’s Office, National Recovery Program Bureau, GEBE, Tourist Office, and DCOMM.

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