NEWS RELEASE: The Chair of the Management Committee of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ambassador Elma Gene Isaac of Saint Lucia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig as Deputy Executive Director of the Agency with effect from January 3, 2023.

Lieutenant Colonel Craig, a National of Guyana is a disaster risk management practitioner, with over twenty-five (25) years of military service and more than sixteen (16) years of disaster management experience.

He has worked with community groups, government agencies and national, regional and international non-government organisations (NGOs) in the local government, health, security, private and environmental sectors.

Colonel Craig served as the Director General of the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) of Guyana for 5 years up until July 2022 and as an independent Disaster Risk Management professional thereafter.