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  • Photo of VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    VIRTUAL SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020

    From 27 – 31 July 2020, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) will host the first ever Virtual Security Conference in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the heading of ‘Securing Our Caribbean Community Within The Era Of Covid-19 and Beyond’. The crisis presented by coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented in CARICOM. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Governments across…

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  • Photo of COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to Prisons in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada

    COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to Prisons in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada

    Prisons are generally considered to be amplifiers in the spread of infectious diseases and pose a great challenge for authorities working to prevent and contain COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies people in prisons as more vulnerable to COVID-19 than the general population because of the confined conditions in which they live, and proximity with one another – conditions…

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  • Photo of CARPHA and IMPACS Joint Statement: Solidarity in Action – Health and Security working to protect Front-line Workers in COVID-19 Response
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    CARPHA and IMPACS Joint Statement: Solidarity in Action – Health and Security working to protect Front-line Workers in COVID-19 Response

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 15 May 2020.   The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) both members of the CARICOM Security Cluster; as part of the coordinated regional response to COVID-19 recently delivered a virtual training session for front-line security officers on measures to protect themselves in the line…

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  • Photo of Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about Coronavirus

    Health Ministers and Officials of the Region have agreed to draft an aggressive communications strategy to combat misinformation on the Novel Coronavirus. The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday morning held an Emergency Meeting via video conference. It was Chaired by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda Hon Molwyn Joseph. Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador…

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  • Photo of Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    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 CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of…

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  • Photo of Caribbean better prepared to deal with crisis situations

    Caribbean better prepared to deal with crisis situations

    The Caribbean region’s ability to respond to crisis situations and its early warning capacity have been greatly strengthened, thanks to the Global Crisis Response Support Programme (GCRSP). The two-year programme received 2.6 million euros from the European Union to improve crisis management infrastructures in the Region, and included training courses, workshops, and a scenario/simulation exercise.  Participating agencies gave the Programme…

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  • Photo of Caribbean regional security, health and disaster agencies face comprehensive readiness test

    Caribbean regional security, health and disaster agencies face comprehensive readiness test

    Security, public health and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean will be put to the test as they participate in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation.                                                    The exercise, Synergy 2017, will present emergency scenarios that could occur in the Caribbean region. The exercise will take place from January 11 to 12 at…

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  • Photo of CARICOM IMPACS join in Interdiction training

    CARICOM IMPACS join in Interdiction training

    CARICOM IMPACS in collaboration with the US Government concluded a week long Joint Interdiction Training in the U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday. The training, targeted at regional border security officials, was made possible through funding under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and was overseen by personnel from the US Customs and Border Protections (CBP). During the training, participants were engaged…

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  • Strengthening Caribbean Regional Health Security Preparedness and Response

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) hosted a workshop titled Strengthening Caribbean Regional Health Security, Preparedness and Response from 20-22 July 2015. The three day workshop focused on contact tracing, and sought to promote and strengthen Member States’ capacity to respond to epidemic outbreaks and identify incidents that may be potential public health emergencies of international concern. While there are…

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  • Photo of Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise

    Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  As part of preparation efforts to prevent and manage potential Ebola cases, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) hosted an Ebola simulation exercise, Exercise Hummingbird. This table top exercise took place from 13 – 14 July, within 13 CARPHA Member States.  Chief…

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