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Crime and Security

A  safe and secure Community for its people where  human rights and social justice are guaranteed underlie CARICOM's agenda.

The Caribbean Community Strategic Plan for 2015-2019 identifies eight areas for immediate focus:

  • Deepening crime prevention initiatives and programmes
  • Facilitating justice reform
  • Pursuing functional cooperative security engagements to tackle and manage shared risks and threats
  • Enhancing human resource capabilities
  • Strengthening regional security systems
  • Strengthening CARICOM borders
  • Enhancing maritme and airspace awareness

The CARICOM Secretariat continues to work with Member States, Community Institutions and other regional and international... Read more

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Statement Issued At The Conclusion Of The The Seventeenth Meeting Of The Council For National Security And Law Enforcement (CONSLE)

Posted: 24 November 2016 - Press Releases
  The Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) concluded its Seventeenth Meeting on Monday, 21 November 2016 and resolved to advance the Region’s Security Agenda through
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CARICOM’s work in crime and security more urgent - CARICOM SG to Security Ministers

Posted: 21 November 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in  his remarks on Monday,  21 November, to the official opening of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Security and Law
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Change citizens’ perception of security and law enforcement sector- Ramjattan

Posted: 21 November 2016 - Press Releases
Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan  on Monday, 21 November, zeroed in on the need to address  Community citizens’ perception of the
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CARICOM convenes 17th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for National Security and Law Enforcement

Posted: 18 November 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) meets for its 17th meeting on 21 November 2016, at the Headquarters of the CARICOM
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Trinidad to host conference of Americas Defence Ministers

Posted: 09 August 2016 - Regional News
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Caribbean News Now) -The 12th Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas (XII CDMA) will be held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from October 10-12, 2016.
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CARICOM arrest warrant treaty by year end

Posted: 07 July 2016 - Regional News
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday July 7, 2016 – People who commit crimes in one CARICOM nation and flee to another will soon be unable to outrun the long arms of the law.CARICOM Chairman,
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Security underpins deliberations at CARICOM Heads Conference

Posted: 07 July 2016 - Press Releases
The issue of  security underpinned the  deliberations and decisions of the 37th Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government held from 4-6 July, in Georgetown, Guyana.Whether it was economic
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CARICOM joins Guyana’s push for juridical settlement of Guyana/Venezuela border row

Posted: 07 July 2016 - Regional News
President Granger credited CARICOM’s united stance for forcing Venezuela to rescind Decree 1.787 issued on May 26, 2015, which extended its maritime zone into the maritime space of many CARICOM
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Trinidad accords special priority to CARICOM – PM wants security, CSME on forefront

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Press Releases
Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr, The Hon. Keith Rowley, on Monday said that his country’s continued commitment to CARICOM has precipitated the refocusing of the ministry with
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Security, economics high agenda issues at 37th Heads of Government Conference 4-6 July 2016, Guyana

Posted: 30 June 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will meet for their 37th Regular Meeting on 4-6 July 2016, in Georgetown, Guyana, at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel. In the search for opportunities and
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Caribbean Nations Sign off on Cyber Crime Action Plan

Posted: 31 March 2016 - Regional News
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
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Caribbean to tackle escalating cybercrime with regional approach

Posted: 19 March 2016 - Regional News
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Commonwealth ministers, policymakers and cybersecurity experts are currently gathering in St Lucia for a three-day meeting (16-18 March) to tackle rising cybercrime in the
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Craft a culture that makes youth assets – Minister Ramjattan tells Regional Youth Forum

Posted: 29 February 2016 - Press Releases
Guyana’s Minister for Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, called for the crafting of   a culture that makes youth assets rather than liabilities. The Minister made this call at
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Heads to increase co-operation on crime and security

Posted: 17 February 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Heads of Government deliberated on the issue of crime and security and agree to increase their cooperation and collaboration in this area.President of Guyana H.E. David Granger signs the
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CARICOM SG calls for action against security, economic, health threats

Posted: 16 February 2016 - Press Releases
Crime, unproved categorisation of the Region as a financial high risk area and the potentially devastating effects of the Zika virus were the threats identified
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Drug Commanders meet to combat illegal drugs, firearms

Posted: 28 January 2016 - Regional News
The number of individuals interdicted for illegal substances has increased by as much as 50 per cent across Barbados and the region.Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this point, while
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Jamaica to Host Historic Regional Security Conference

Posted: 17 January 2016 - Regional News
The Jamaica Defence Force will this year host the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) from the 26 to 29 January in Kingston, Jamaica.  The annual conference, which is in its 14th
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Anguilla and St. Maarten Law Enforcement holds bilateral talks

Posted: 16 December 2015 - Regional News
ANGUILLA / SINT MAARTEN — Law Enforcement Officers from Anguilla and St. Maarten on Thursday 10th December, 2015 met in Anguilla at Police Headquarters to hold bilateral talks on security and
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CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

Posted: 10 December 2015 - Press Releases
​CARICOM and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in areas of mutual interest, Thursday.CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Italy’s
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United Nations Security Council adopts ground-breaking resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

Posted: 09 December 2015 - Regional News
New York – The United Nations Security Council has today adopted a ground-breaking resolution on Youth, Peace and Security which recognizes that “young people play an important and
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Combine security assets for citizens’ safety – SG LaRocque urges Security Ministers at CONSLE

Posted: 13 November 2015 - Press Releases
Remarks by the Secretary-General  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  On the Occasion of the   SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW
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Caribbean Region Needs To Focus On The Well-being Of Its Citizens, Says Minister Of National Security

Posted: 10 November 2015 - Regional News
The safety and security of citizens is of grave importance and there is a call for countries in the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multi-dimensional concept
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Guyana gets US$350,000 under CBSI

Posted: 09 November 2015 - Regional News
Guyana has received an additional US$350, 000 under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), to support its law enforcement and narcotics control interventions. Minister of Foreign
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CBSI Technical Working Group on crime prevention convenes in Jamaica next week

Posted: 30 October 2015 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) will convene a Technical Working Group (TWG) on crime prevention next week.The working
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CCLEC Pernamant Secretary addresses the Caribbean Postal Union’s Council of Ministers at the 18th Annual Conference.

Posted: 07 October 2015 - Regional News
The Permanent Secretary (PS) of CCLEC, Mr Paul Hilaire, addressed the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Postal Union Meeting held in the BVI from the 14-18 September 2015 under the theme
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CARICOM IMPACS join in Interdiction training

Posted: 05 October 2015 - Regional News
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
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More than 120 judicial officers attend CAJO conference

Posted: 30 September 2015 - Regional News
The 4th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) concluded on Saturday 26 September, 2015 at The Hilton Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Held under the
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Trinidadian company assists St. Kitts-Nevis Police

Posted: 14 September 2015 - Regional News
The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) has had its crime-fighting capacity beefed up with the donation of a master of biohazard evidence collection forensic kit donated by
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Simpson Miller Calls for International Support to Fight Crime in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Posted: 31 July 2015 - Regional News
NEW YORK, NY, July 31, 2015 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Jamaica and other Caribbean countries need greater international support to fight global organised criminals and reduce crime,
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PM heads to NY to give perspective on security threats facing Ja, C’bean

Posted: 29 July 2015 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing
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