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NEMO announces new deputy national emergency coordinator

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017. 8:35 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the Government’s Press Office announced that Colin Gillett has been named as the new Deputy National Emergency Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

Gillett holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. His work experience includes Director of the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, Project Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Belize, and Private Consultant in Project Management and Logistics.

In his new position, Gillett serves as Deputy to NEMO’s National Emergency Coordinator (NEC), Colonel (Ret.) Shelton DeFour, who stated, “We have an extensive public education and preparedness programme, and the new Deputy National Emergency Coordinator will assist with the management and administration of the staff and headquarters’ functions in order to enable the Head of Department to implement NEMO’s disaster and emergency strategies and programmes.”

Gillett, for his part, stated, “I plan to work very closely with the National Emergency Coordinator, Colonel Shelton DeFour, on all the projects that we have going on, and all the programes. Especially in these times of major hurricanes and major disasters that are occurring, I think we need all the help we can get to better plan and to make sure that the people of Belize are well prepared and can rebound after any disaster.”

Gillett took up his new position as Deputy National Emergency Coordinator with NEMO with effect from September 4, 2017.

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