crime and violence

  • Photo of Prime Minister Drew addresses alarming trend of firearm injuries among young children and adolescents

    Prime Minister Drew addresses alarming trend of firearm injuries among young children and adolescents

    (Via St Kitts and Nevis Information Service) Saint Lucia, 30 April 2024 – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr Terrance Drew, delivered a compelling address during the 68th Annual Health Research Conference, hosted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in St. Lucia, on April 25, 2024, highlighting the pressing need to address firearm violence as a…

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  • Photo of “Trafficking of illegal weapons into any nation is a direct breach of its borders” – SKN PM

    “Trafficking of illegal weapons into any nation is a direct breach of its borders” – SKN PM

    Hon. Dr Terrence Drew, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, continues to raise the alarm about the increased instances of violent crime involving the use of illegal firearms in the Region. Dr Drew underscored this during the four-day Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) meeting, which began in St. Kitts and Nevis on Monday. Addressing…

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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    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 Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    National Drug Observatories critical to the fight against drugs in CARICOM

    The critical importance of Drug Observatories (DOs) was underscored at the Opening of the Regional Seminar for Drug Observatories in the Caribbean on 4 April 2018, in Georgetown, Guyana. The importance of international cooperation and synergies in the fight against illicit drugs was emphasized also to the gathering mainly of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the…

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  • Photo of Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

    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 Caribbean on 4 April, 2018, at the Ramada Princess Hotel, in Georgetown, Guyana. Making the case for evidence-based, data-driven policies and practices, and international cooperation to address the illegal drug situation,…

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  • Photo of COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

    COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM

    The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27 February 2018.  The President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, Chaired the proceedings.    Other Members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt. Honourable…

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  • 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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  • Regional Commission on Marijuana holds national consultations in Guyana

     Guyana will host  consultations surrounding the use of marijuana on 6 November 2017; as part of the Caribbean Community’s  call for” careful in-depth research” to inform decision-making on the issue. The Regional Commission on Marijuana, established by CARICOM Heads of Government, will hold a number of focus groups with Youth, Faith-based organizations and special interests groups A Town Hall Meeting…

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  • Photo of CARICOM launches PSAs on youth crime and violence

    CARICOM launches PSAs on youth crime and violence

    On Monday 29 February 2016, the CARICOM Secretariat launched at the Regional Forum on Youth Crime and Violence in Georgetown, Guyana, three one-minute animated public service announcements on the topics of bullying, love and belonging, and the Ideal Caribbean Youth. One of the areas that needs to be addressed in CARICOM’s Social Development and Crime Prevention Action Plan is that…

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  • Photo of Cost of crime and violence too high – CARICOM Secretary General

    Cost of crime and violence too high – CARICOM Secretary General

    The social, psychological and economic cost of crime and violence in the Region was too high, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said on Thursday. He was speaking at the opening ceremony for the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) (Youth and Culture) at the CARICOM headquarters in Turkeyen Guyana. The Secretary-General said…

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