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  • Photo of 27TH CONSLE: “Ensuring a safe and secure space for Men’s T20 Cup is a priority for CARICOM Security Cluster”

    27TH CONSLE: “Ensuring a safe and secure space for Men’s T20 Cup is a priority for CARICOM Security Cluster”

    “CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for National Security, representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM-IMPACS), Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Regional Security System (RSS) and the CARICOM Secretariat are in attendance. Discussions are expected to focus on security arrangements and preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 including legislative and operational updates, the…

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    CARICOM Statement on Crime and Public Safety

    Following the inaugural symposium on Crime and Violence as a Public Health Safety Issue and the Declaration of the Heads of Government in Trinidad and Tobago on 17-18 April 2023, CARICOM Heads of Government met in caucus in Georgetown, Guyana, on 27 February 2024 to discuss the prevailing dire state of crime, violence, and public safety amongst its Member States.…

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  • Photo of Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

    Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

    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 EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme. Myrna Bernard, Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat revealed the above recently, as the programme was launched in Barbados. “In…

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  • Photo of H.E. Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne to Lobby for Support for Anti Crime Assistance

    H.E. Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne to Lobby for Support for Anti Crime Assistance

    St. Kitts and Nevis’ chief diplomat to the United States will join other diplomats from regional countries in lobbying the US government to continue its support of youth at-risk programmes in the Caribbean.   Her Excellency Dr. Thelma Phillip Browne, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to the United States, said that the US Department of State gives humanitarian and other…

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  • Caribbean Nations Sign off on Cyber Crime Action Plan

    Priority areas in the action plan include training, legislation, technical capacity and law enforcement. Caribbean countries have sign off on a plan of action to strengthen regional co-operation and help governments address cyber security vulnerabilities. It follows a five-day meeting in Saint Lucia that brought together legislators, cyber security experts and international law enforcement bodies such as Interpol. The move…

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    CARICOM Holds Youth Crime and Violence Forum:  Explores new platforms

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Each year, approximately 200,000 youths aged 10 to 29 die, and many more sustain serious injuries, because of violence across the world[1]. “Youth violence is a global challenge”. One which the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) knows only too well, since youth are both the main perpetrators and victims of such crime in the Community. But…

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  • Photo of Level of crime a national and regional concern, says Barbados attorney general

    Level of crime a national and regional concern, says Barbados attorney general

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is worried about the level of crime taking place in Barbados and across the region within the last few months. Brathwaite expressed this concern on Friday morning while addressing the closing ceremony of the Regional Security System Training Institute’s week-long hostage negotiation course in Barbados. Seventeen participants from across the region graduated…

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  • CARICOM NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON YOUTH GANG VIOLENCE SET FOR TRINIDAD

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Trinidad and Tobago is set to host the next national consultation on youth gangs and gang violence on Friday, November 25. This is the fourth country earmarked for the pilot intervention on youth gangs and gang violence – the other three being Belize, Guyana and St Kitts and Nevis. The project is aimed at…

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  • EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE LEADS TO STRESS RELATED ILLNESS IN YOUTH, SAY CARICOM OFFICIAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Dr Heather Johnson, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development says, young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, mental illnesses and heart diseases. Dr Johnson who also majored in psychology was delivering…

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  • TRADITIONAL SOCIALIZATION AGENTS HAVE FAILED, SAYS ST KITTS AND NEVIS MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The third leg of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) National Consultations on Gangs and Gang violence project opened in St Kitts and Nevis on Monday with a call from that country’s Minister of Social Development Culture and Gender Affairs Honourable Marcella Liburd for “traditional shapers of society “to reassert their role in order to mitigate…

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