crime and security

  • Photo of CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

    CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

    ​CARICOM and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in areas of mutual interest, Thursday. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Italy’s Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi signed the   document on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21 in Paris, France. The MOU is expected to strengthen political, scientific…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Region Needs To Focus On The Well-being Of Its Citizens, Says Minister Of National Security

    Caribbean Region Needs To Focus On The Well-being Of Its Citizens, Says Minister Of National Security

    The safety and security of citizens is of grave importance and there is a call for countries in the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multi-dimensional concept that focuses on citizen security and safety and well-being of Caribbean citizens, said Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security. The Prime…

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  • Photo of CBSI Technical Working Group on crime prevention convenes in Jamaica next week

    CBSI Technical Working Group on crime prevention convenes in Jamaica next week

    The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) will convene a Technical Working Group (TWG) on crime prevention next week. The working group will be in Jamaica from November 3-5 to examine the development of cross-cutting, comprehensive, and regional approaches to crime prevention by focusing on at-risk youth and vulnerable populations. The group will also facilitate prioritisation and sequencing of CBSI…

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  • Photo of Trinidadian company assists St. Kitts-Nevis Police

    Trinidadian company assists St. Kitts-Nevis Police

    The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has had its crime-fighting capacity beefed up with the donation of a master of biohazard evidence collection forensic kit donated by Amalgamated Security Services Ltd (ASSL) of Trinidad and Tobago. During a brief ceremony at Government Headquarters in the parliamentary lounge on September 11, Dr. Maurice Aboud, Chief Forensic and Criminalistic…

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  • Photo of PM Warns Of Crime’s Threat To Economy

    PM Warns Of Crime’s Threat To Economy

    CRIME and security risks “rank high among the principal threats and obstacles” to growth in the region, Prime Minister Perry Christie told the CARICOM-US Summit in Kingston, Jamaica yesterday, stressing that Caribbean countries value the support of the United States in this area. #Mr Christie, the current chair of CARICOM, addressed US President Barack Obama who was present for the…

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  • Photo of Youth on Youth Violence in the Caribbean: CARICOM/Spain Pilot Project to reduce risk factors

    Youth on Youth Violence in the Caribbean: CARICOM/Spain Pilot Project to reduce risk factors

    A  Pilot Project to reduce youth on  youth violence, particularly in schools, currently underway, is increasingly receiving positive feedback and  buy-in from target audiences and stakeholders alike in five CARICOM Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. In the approximately seven months since implementation commenced, the project has yielded an assessment…

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  • Photo of Tobago Readies New Anti-Crime Plan

    Tobago Readies New Anti-Crime Plan

    Tobago’s government is planning a new push to combat crime, according to Chief Secretary Orville London. The new plan involves more cameras, the creation of a canine unit and greater surveillance at ports of entry, London said. The plan, drafted by Tobago’s Assistant Commissioner of Police, Brian Headley, also dealt with the question of manpower in the police service. London…

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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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  • CARICOM 14-point security strategy will complement local plan – Home Affairs Ministry

    The 24th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM recently adopted a “Regional Crime and Security Strategy”. The Strategy resulted from consultations among regional security officials of CARICOM Member States by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), as mandated by the Council of Ministers Responsible for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) at…

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  • CRIME AND SECURITY TOPS CARICOM LEADERS AGENDA

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Crime and Security will be the major item considered by the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) when they meet in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for their 24th Intersessional Meeting on 18-19 February. As part of their discussion to strengthen the Regional Crime and Security Agenda and Architecture, the Attorney General of the United…

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