September 1999

No 173

The University of Leicester Scarman Centre, will welcome a distinguished Commonwealth visitor on Monday 4 October.

The Right Honourable Dr Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of the Island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, will be paying a flying visit to the Centre when he comes to the University on Monday 4 October 1999.

Dr Douglas, who will also be meeting the new Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Robert Burgess, is interested in the Scarman Centre's research and training in security and risk management.

Simon Bennett, lecturer in Security and Risk Management at the Scarman Centre, said: "We hope the Prime Minister's visit will prepare the ground for further co-operation between the Island Federation, the British Emergency Management Agency and the Scarman Centre's Disaster Management Team. It is hoped that both the Island Federation and BEMA will avail themselves of the world-renowned educational and training services in risk, crisis and disaster management offered by the Scarman Centre. Given that natural weather hazards are set to increase both in frequency and magnitude, disaster preparedness is essential if vulnerable communities are to survive and prosper. The Scarman Centre has the expertise to help vulnerable communities".

Note to editors: Dr Douglas will be at the Scarman Centre, 152/154 Upper New Walk, on Monday 4 October 1999, 2.30-3.30 pm. There will be a photo opportunity at 2.30 pm.

Further information is available from: Trevor Cooper, Scarman Centre Manager, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, The Friars, 154 Upper New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7QA, UK, Tel: +44(0)116 252 5739, Fax: +44(0)116 252 5766, Email: tjc11@le.ac.uk.

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