Crime / Crime Prevention

  • Photo of St Kitts and Nevis to pilot Regional Youth Security Programme

    St Kitts and Nevis to pilot Regional Youth Security Programme

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 05, 2014 (SKNIS): An eighteen month programme which targets the safety of youth in schools and communities is a new initiative between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. At a recently held National Consultation and Launch of the CARICOM – Spain Citizen Security Project, Ionie Liburd-Willet, Permanent Secretary in the…

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  • Photo of St. Lucian youth in Babonneau to benefit from Reducing Youth on Youth Violence in CARICOM Member States pilot project

    St. Lucian youth in Babonneau to benefit from Reducing Youth on Youth Violence in CARICOM Member States pilot project

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 05, 2014 (SKNIS): An eighteen month programme which targets the safety of youth in schools and communities is a new initiative between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. At a recently held National Consultation and Launch of the CARICOM – Spain Citizen Security Project, Ionie Liburd-Willet, Permanent Secretary in the…

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  • Photo of Address by Astona Browne at Opening of FBI Active Shooter and Intelligence Gathering Course

    Address by Astona Browne at Opening of FBI Active Shooter and Intelligence Gathering Course

    I am pleased to join in welcoming the participants to this training course and to say how pleased we are to see the convening of another training session for law enforcement officers. I am particularly pleased to extend a warm welcome to all the agencies gathered here today as beneficiaries of this course of training. I take the opportunity on…

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  • Photo of Regional commissioners and military chiefs discuss crime and security

    Regional commissioners and military chiefs discuss crime and security

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security convened the 18th joint meeting of the standing committees of commissioners of police and military chiefs (CPMC) on Friday 2 May 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This executive level forum of CARICOM commissioners of police and military chiefs forms a critical part of the regional security…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Hon. Kamla Persad- Bissessar, Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago   At the  Opening of the  Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting Of the  Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM Buccament Bay, Vincent and the Grenadines

    Remarks by the Hon. Kamla Persad- Bissessar, Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago   At the Opening of the Twenty-Fifth Inter-Sessional Meeting Of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM Buccament Bay, Vincent and the Grenadines

    I take great pleasure today in formally passing Chairmanship of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to Dr The Honourable Ralph Gonzalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines. I congratulate him and express my sincerest hope that his tenure will be rewarding and productive, and pledge every possible support that he will…

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  • Two dead in Venezuela violence as protests drag on

    CARACAS, (Reuters) – A Venezuelan soldier and a motorcyclist died in a confused melee sparked by the opposition’s barricading of a Caracas street, officials said yesterday, boosting the death toll from nearly a month of violence to 20. Demonstrators have for weeks staged rallies and set up barricades to demand the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, leading to clashes with…

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  • ST. VINCENT-POLITICS-Foreign Minister renounces American citizenship

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC — Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Commerce and Information Technology, Camillo Gonsalves, has defended his right to be appointed as a legislator in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), insisting that he has always been a national of the country. The minister, the eldest son of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, was born in Philadelphia in 1972.…

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  • ST. LUCIA-CRIME-Overall reduction in crime rate for 2013

    CASTRIES, Saint. Lucia, CMC-Saint Lucia has registered a statistical improvement in the fight against crime in 2013. The statistics revealed a decrease in the number of homicide, burglaries, stealing and sexual offences, however there was an in reports of firearm offences, illegal drug offences and aggravated burglary. There were 36 homicides in 2013, down from 44 in 2012 which included…

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  • Photo of Joint Bahamas, US Efforts “Critical” to Fighting Transnational Crime

    Joint Bahamas, US Efforts “Critical” to Fighting Transnational Crime

    Collaborative efforts between the Bahamas and the United States are “critical” to tackling the “constant assault” of transnational crime,” according to Bahamas Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell. The Minister was speaking this week following the signing of a modification to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement first signed between the two countries in 2010. “Today, money laundering…

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  • Photo of CARICOM USES ANIMATION TO HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST YOUTH CRIME AND VIOLENCE

    CARICOM USES ANIMATION TO HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST YOUTH CRIME AND VIOLENCE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Twenty Trinidadian youngsters learned how animation principles can be used to create animated stories about their life and how they perceive their future. Squash and stretch, anticipation and staging were among twelve basic principles of animation explained to the young participants at the Youth Training Centre (YTC) in Trinidad and Tobago during a one-day…

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