crime and security

  • Photo of Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

    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 Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, earlier today in Port of Prince, Haiti.   “As we pool our resources and strategise to combat the damaging effects of climate…

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  • Photo of Government Says No To Recreational Marijuana Use

    Government Says No To Recreational Marijuana Use

    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 recreational purposes. “Unregulated consumption of recreational marijuana poses a number of risks and challenges that we do not currently have the data on which to make informed decisions, or the capacity…

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  • Photo of “EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

    “EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

    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 the “strength of cooperation” between the European Union (EU) and the Caribbean. Calling the EU a “long standing and staunch partner” in the Region’s thrust to attain sustainable development, Ambassador…

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  • Photo of The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

    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 Programme, on 17 January 2018, in Barbados. The Caribbean is a critical and central route between drug producers and large scale consumers and violence and crime remain a pressing problem. The…

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  • Photo of Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

    Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

      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 activities. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today at the opening of the two-day CANSEC Conference at the Guyana Marriot hotel. Addressing the opening of the 16th annual Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer for CARICOM staff

    Machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer for CARICOM staff

    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 (CICC), in Trinidad and Tobago. Heads of Immigration within the Caribbean Community received the specimen and a formal folder explaining the features and other technical aspects. According to Deputy Secretary-General of the…

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  • Photo of Montague talks cyber security with regional security ministers

    Montague talks cyber security with regional security ministers

    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 a number of issues concerning multilateral areas of cooperation in securing the cyber capacity of the region. The meetings, which took place at the Caribbean Stakeholders conference on Cyber Security and Cybercrime…

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  • Crime and security ‘continues to pose a threat’ to region says CARICOM Secretary-General

    “It (Crime) continues to pose a threat to our community, it is not just a national issue for individual member states, it’s a regional one and hence it demands a regional solution,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said. According to Ambassador LaRocque, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad areas that are up for discussion…

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  • Photo of CARICOM arrest warrant treaty by year end

    CARICOM arrest warrant treaty by year end

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday July 7, 2016 – People who commit crimes in one CARICOM nation and flee to another will soon be unable to outrun the long arms of the law. CARICOM Chairman, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says regional leaders have agreed to have an arrest warrant treaty in place before the end of this year. “The arrest warrant…

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  • Photo of Drug Commanders meet to combat illegal drugs, firearms

    Drug Commanders meet to combat illegal drugs, firearms

    The number of individuals interdicted for illegal substances has increased by as much as 50 per cent across Barbados and the region. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this point, while calling on drug commanders from across the region and the Organization of American States to put their collective heads together to see how the region can overcome the challenges presently…

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