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  • Photo of The Region and US commit to strong joint citizen security measures

    The Region and US commit to strong joint citizen security measures

    Governments of the Caribbean and the United States agreed to undertake a number of security-related priority actions at a High Level Security Cooperation Dialogue, held in The Bahamas, 4 June, 2015. The Nassau Commitment for Citizen Security in the Caribbean, issued following the meeting,  requires the Region and the US to, among other things, “address the illicit trafficking of firearms…

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  • Photo of Statement By The Hon. Kamla Persad-bissessar Prime Minister Of Trinidad And Tobago – CARICOM-US Summit 2015

    Statement By The Hon. Kamla Persad-bissessar Prime Minister Of Trinidad And Tobago – CARICOM-US Summit 2015

    Call to Action on Security in the Western Hemisphere Thank you Prime Minister Simpson Miller for hosting this meeting between the United States and its CARICOM partners. Thank you also to our Chairman, Prime Minister Christie, for your leadership and vision for the social harmony and unified development agenda for CARICOM. And of course to our friend President Obama, we…

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  • Photo of Energy, Security and Competitiveness commitments: CARICOM-US Summit outcomes

    Energy, Security and Competitiveness commitments: CARICOM-US Summit outcomes

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) moves forward from the recent CARICOM-US summit with seed funding for a sustainable energy programme, a commitment to help fast-track ICT development, and continued support for established US-CARICOM security partnerships, among other key initiatives.   The US President announced the provision of US20 million in initial funding for a sustainable…

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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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  • Photo of CARICOM Border Officials Learn New Detection And Interviewing Strategies

    CARICOM Border Officials Learn New Detection And Interviewing Strategies

    Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 17, 2015 (CARICOM IMPACS) – CARICOM IMPACS in collaboration with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  will conduct training in Deception Detection and Eliciting Responses Training (DDER) during the period 20-25 April 2015  in Bridgetown, Barbados. The training is designed specifically for Member States participating in the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) which includes countries from…

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  • Photo of Caribbean security summit set for June

    Caribbean security summit set for June

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar says a Caribbean Security summit will be held in June. A venue has not yet been decided. A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister said that Persad Bissessar was “happy that the United States has agreed to a Caribbean Security Summit which could…

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  • Photo of Energy and security top agenda for talks between regional leaders, Obama

    Energy and security top agenda for talks between regional leaders, Obama

    ENERGY and security will dominate the discussions between Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and United States President Barack Obama during their summit here tomorrow, the senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Ricardo Zuniga, said yesterday. Speaking at a White House media briefing, Zuniga described plans for the meeting as a practical agenda to continue work already started. “With the Caricom leaders,…

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  • Photo of Stage set for CARICOM talks with US President

    Stage set for CARICOM talks with US President

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Competitiveness, energy and security will be the focus of the highly anticipated Summit between the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. The event takes place on Thursday April 9 in Kingston, Jamaica. Co-chaired by Chairman of CARICOM the Rt. Hon. Perry…

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  • Photo of Tradewinds 2015, gets underway tomorrow

    Tradewinds 2015, gets underway tomorrow

    The St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force  (SKNDF) is forging ahead with preparations for hosting ‘Phase 1′ of the United States-sponsored Regional Security Force training exercise dubbed Tradewinds.  This is designed to make the waters off St. Kitts and Nevis the Operations Area (OA) for the Maritime Phase.  Tradewinds, which will be conducted from May 31 to June 9, will bring together more than 200…

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  • Photo of Customs & Border control officers undergo Int’l Environmental training

    Customs & Border control officers undergo Int’l Environmental training

    Customs and Border Control officers from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) are undergoing a three day workshop on the Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). The workshop, which is being conducted at the GRA’s headquarters in Georgetown, is an initiative by CARICOM, the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE) along with a number of regional and local agencies. The…

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