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  • OECS border officials want more guidelines

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Senior Customs and Immigration officials from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are calling for guidelines to improve the socio-economic potential of the sub-region through the further development of the tourism industry. Chief Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs officials met in Antigua recently to develop an action plan to facilitate ease of travel for…

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  • CARIBBEAN LEADERS PRESS US PRESIDENT ON SECURITY

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean leaders pressed United States President Barack Obama for greater support in securing the Region from the traffic in illegal narcotics and small arms. The leaders met in Cartagena, Colombia following the Sixth Summit of the Americas which ended on Sunday afternoon. A wide ranging discussion included sharing of ideas on enhancing the…

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  • A BOOST FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean’s capacity to respond to climate change will be strengthened with an injection of 4.9 million pounds from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). Mr Alan Duncan Minister of State, DFID told journalists at the closing press conference of the 7Th UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum that DFID has signaled its commitment to…

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  • Caribbean Nations Security Conference Focuses on Illicit Trafficking, Disaster Relief

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis (Dec. 14, 2011) — Defense and security leaders from 17 nations completed a two-day Caribbean region security conference here today where they discussed proposals and cooperative solutions to counter transnational crime, illicit trafficking and support to humanitarian operations.   Sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and hosted by the Saint Kitts and Nevis Defense Force,…

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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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  • CARIBBEAN BASIN SECURITY INITIATIVE JOINT STATEMENT SECOND CARIBBEAN-UNITED STATES (US) SECURITY COOPERATION DIALOGUE

        (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) We, the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; the Commonwealth of Dominica; the Dominican Republic; Grenada; the Coo-operative Republic of Guyana; the Republic of Haiti; Jamaica; St. Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; the Republic of Suriname; the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and the…

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  • CARIBBEAN-US RENEW COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHEN REGIONAL SECURITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The United States has renewed its commitment to strengthen security structures within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) such as the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS). This commitment came in a Joint Statement issued following the Second Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue held last Thursday 10 November in Nassau, The Bahamas. The parties…

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  • Regional Crime and Security Strategy top priority

    IMPACS headquarters Port – of – Spain Trinidad and Tobago: Senior Security Officials from across the Caribbean Community met via video conference on Thursday as the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) convened the First Meeting of the Steering Committee to oversee the development of the Regional Crime and Security Strategy (RCSS). In his opening remarks, Mr. Francis Forbes, Interim Executive Director,…

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  • CARICOM SPECIAL REP ON HAITI MAKES ANOTHER PLEA TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON PLEDGES TO HAITI

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, expressed grave concerns to the United Nations Security Council that the ordinary Haitian was not feeling the impact of the recovery efforts to date. Mr Patterson acknowledged the efforts of the International Community in the reconstruction…

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  • GREATER SUPPORT NEEDED FROM MINUSTAH IN HAITI‚ÄôS RECOVERY, PJ PATTERSON

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Special Representative of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government on Haiti, the Most Honourable Percival Patterson, on Wednesday, impressed upon the United Nations Security Council the need to expand the focus of the its stabilisation mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH to giving greater support to the reconstruction program of that earthquake ravaged country. Mr Patterson…

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