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Crime and Security

A  safe and secure Community for its people where  human rights and social justice are guaranteed underlie CARICOM's agenda.

The Caribbean Community Strategic Plan for 2015-2019 identifies eight areas for immediate focus:

  • Deepening crime prevention initiatives and programmes
  • Facilitating justice reform
  • Pursuing functional cooperative security engagements to tackle and manage shared risks and threats
  • Enhancing human resource capabilities
  • Strengthening regional security systems
  • Strengthening CARICOM borders
  • Enhancing maritme and airspace awareness

The CARICOM Secretariat continues to work with Member States, Community Institutions and other regional and international... Read more

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CARICOM united on peaceful resolution of Venezuela crisis

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) remains united in its desire for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Venezuela.Underscoring that point, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia the Honourable Allen
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Citizens’ Security and Safety emphasised as Nineteenth Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads on Security opens

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis delivered remarks to the Nineteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government on Security which began on 3
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Safety and Security of Citizens key to CARCOM’s sustainable development says Lead Head for Security

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at its Nineteenth Special Meeting, which opened on 3 May 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago, will focus on Security, specifically
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Five Caribbean countries adopt Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety O

Posted: 02 May 2019 - Regional News
Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 May, 2019 (CDEMA) – Five countries: Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, Sint Marteen and Suriname adhered to the Caribbean Safe School Initiative and
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Chairman Reaffirms CARICOM’S Commitment to Bringing a Peaceful Resolution to Venezuela’s Political Crisis

Posted: 02 May 2019 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis – OPM:   Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris worked the phones
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Caricom IMPACS and The United States Co-host Technical Working Group On Strenghteing Regional Maritime Operations And Law Enforcement Cooperation

Posted: 30 April 2019 - Regional News
On April 30 and May 1, 2019, the United States and the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) will co-host a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in Barbados
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Regional Security Ministers push for greater collaboration

Posted: 13 April 2019 - Press Releases
The crime and security situation in the Region demands greater collaboration and co-operation among the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This was the view of the 20th Meeting of
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CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

Posted: 04 February 2019 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this
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CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

Posted: 23 January 2019 - Press Releases
More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug
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Youth must be equal partners – CARICOM SG

Posted: 15 January 2019 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin Larocque, speaking at the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention which opened earlier today, in Georgetown reminded youth
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CARICOM looking to re-introduce single security check

Posted: 26 November 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking to re-introduce the single security check for direct transit passengers on multi-stop intra-community flights.CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador
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CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

Posted: 12 October 2018 - Regional News
Director General of CARIFORUM Mr. Percival Marie has urged participants on a training course that was conducted for implementers of EDF funded projects to utilize the training they have
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Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

Posted: 11 October 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that
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European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

Posted: 17 July 2018 - Regional News
Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign
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CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Posted: 14 June 2018 - Press Releases
On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of
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Statement by CARICOM

Posted: 28 April 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recognises that global security and financial crime are increasingly intertwined and therefore supports the work of the FATF and its regional bodies in developing
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Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

Posted: 04 April 2018 - Regional News
The importance of drug observatories in the fight against the illegal drug situation was reiterated throughout the Opening Ceremony of the Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the
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The Bahamas signs CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty

Posted: 28 February 2018 - Regional News
The Bahamas signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty during the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday. Minister of Foreign
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Barbados Prime Minister signs Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional

Posted: 27 February 2018 - Regional News
Barbados Prime Minister Rt Hon Freundel Stuart  signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty and the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), during the second day
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Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

Posted: 26 February 2018 - Press Releases
Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), called on CARICOM to counteract the threat of crime and violence, when he addressed the opening of the   29th
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Government Says No To Recreational Marijuana Use

Posted: 09 February 2018 - Regional News
Even though the Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration is exploring its options in the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it is not currently prepared to legalize ‘weed’ for
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Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

Posted: 23 January 2018 - Regional News
Recognising the need for a multi-faceted approach to address various crime and security challenges in Barbados and across the region, a number of institutions will be working to implement the 10th
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“EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

Posted: 18 January 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM and CARIFORUM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in his remarks at the launch of the Tenth EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Programme, on 17 January 2017, in Barbados, pointed to
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CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

Posted: 17 January 2018 - Press Releases
The Republic of Georgia’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the
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The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

Posted: 16 January 2018 - Press Releases
Cooperation to beat back the scourge of crime and violence  in the Caribbean advances further with the launch of the 10th European Development Fund CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation
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Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

Posted: 07 December 2017 - Regional News
 Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has signalled the need for Guyana and the rest of the region to be a zone of peace, free from the scourge of money laundering, piracy and other illicit
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Machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer for CARICOM staff

Posted: 04 December 2017 - Press Releases
Last November, a specimen of the new machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer was introduced to representatives attending the Special Meeting of Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs
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CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

Posted: 20 July 2017 - Article
Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development,
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Montague talks cyber security with regional security ministers

Posted: 30 March 2017 - Regional News
Minister of National Security, Robert Montague recently met with St Lucia’s Minister of National Security, Hermangild Francis and the executive of the Regional Security System as they discussed
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Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

Posted: 20 February 2017 - Regional News
Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the
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