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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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CARIFORUM Embarks on critical Human Trafficking study

Posted: 29 July 2019 - Press Releases
Efforts to address the issue of Human Trafficking in the CARIFORUM Region are being bolstered with a new study on Human Trafficking that is expected to provide a greater understanding of the problem
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Caribbean States prepare to battle illegal fishing

Posted: 23 July 2019 - Regional News
Eighteen border control officers from seven Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are currently undergoing a four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and
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CARICOM IMPACS and the Commonwealth Secretariat Collaborating to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in the Region

Posted: 19 July 2019 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) and the Commonwealth Secretariat have collaborated to build the capacity of over 110 participants from Trinidad and Tobago
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Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM societies’ resilience – UNSG

Posted: 05 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat) Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular
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CARICOM Chairman wants serious introspection, creative solutions

Posted: 04 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat)  “The most important question we must ask ourselves as leaders is: How do we recapture the imagination of our people? How do we truly make CARICOM the driving force
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Fight against rising global temperature and ocean degradation, UNSG tells 40th CARICOM Heads

Posted: 03 July 2019 - Press Releases
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG) António Guterres addressed the opening of the Fortieth Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on 3 July in Saint Lucia, focussing on issues
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Ninth CARICOM/US CBSI concludes: At-Risk and Vulnerable Youth targeted for Crime Prevention Initiatives

Posted: 14 June 2019 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group on Crime Prevention  wrapped up its ninth meeting  on 13 June, in the Dominican Republic, committing to specific actions to
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CARICOM’s Human Resource Development Strategy as Investment in Human Capital

Posted: 10 June 2019 - Article
(Reposted from GOFAD Blog)During the Annual Judicial Conference in St Kitts in the week of May 26, 2019, I met with Justice  Mario Michel of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal  and
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CARICOM SG congratulates St Vincent and the Grenadines on UN Security Council election

Posted: 07 June 2019 - Regional News
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was on Friday elected to a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, becoming the smallest country to do so.CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque
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CARICOM united on peaceful resolution of Venezuela crisis

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) remains united in its desire for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Venezuela.Underscoring that point, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia the Honourable Allen
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Citizens’ Security and Safety emphasised as Nineteenth Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads on Security opens

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis delivered remarks to the Nineteenth Special Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government on Security which began on 3
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Safety and Security of Citizens key to CARCOM’s sustainable development says Lead Head for Security

Posted: 03 May 2019 - Press Releases
The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at its Nineteenth Special Meeting, which opened on 3 May 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago, will focus on Security, specifically
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Five Caribbean countries adopt Antigua and Barbuda Declaration on School Safety O

Posted: 02 May 2019 - Regional News
Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 May, 2019 (CDEMA) – Five countries: Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, Sint Marteen and Suriname adhered to the Caribbean Safe School Initiative and
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Chairman Reaffirms CARICOM’S Commitment to Bringing a Peaceful Resolution to Venezuela’s Political Crisis

Posted: 02 May 2019 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis – OPM:   Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris worked the phones
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Caricom IMPACS and The United States Co-host Technical Working Group On Strenghteing Regional Maritime Operations And Law Enforcement Cooperation

Posted: 30 April 2019 - Regional News
On April 30 and May 1, 2019, the United States and the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) will co-host a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in Barbados
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Regional Security Ministers push for greater collaboration

Posted: 13 April 2019 - Press Releases
The crime and security situation in the Region demands greater collaboration and co-operation among the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This was the view of the 20th Meeting of
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CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

Posted: 04 February 2019 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this
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CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

Posted: 23 January 2019 - Press Releases
More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug
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Youth must be equal partners – CARICOM SG

Posted: 15 January 2019 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin Larocque, speaking at the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention which opened earlier today, in Georgetown reminded youth
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CARICOM looking to re-introduce single security check

Posted: 26 November 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is seeking to re-introduce the single security check for direct transit passengers on multi-stop intra-community flights.CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador
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CARIFORUM DG urges training participants to use what they have learnt in their jobs

Posted: 12 October 2018 - Regional News
Director General of CARIFORUM Mr. Percival Marie has urged participants on a training course that was conducted for implementers of EDF funded projects to utilize the training they have
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Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM

Posted: 11 October 2018 - Regional News
(Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that
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European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

Posted: 17 July 2018 - Regional News
Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign
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CARICOM SECRETARY-GENERAL ATTENDS UN FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Posted: 14 June 2018 - Press Releases
On the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque attended a High-level Interactive Dialogue with other Heads of
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Statement by CARICOM

Posted: 28 April 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recognises that global security and financial crime are increasingly intertwined and therefore supports the work of the FATF and its regional bodies in developing
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Evidence-based, data-driven policies to address drug situation, other crimes – Khemraj Ramjattan

Posted: 04 April 2018 - Regional News
The importance of drug observatories in the fight against the illegal drug situation was reiterated throughout the Opening Ceremony of the Regional Seminar for National Drug Observatories in the
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The Bahamas signs CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty

Posted: 28 February 2018 - Regional News
The Bahamas signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty during the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday. Minister of Foreign
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Barbados Prime Minister signs Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional

Posted: 27 February 2018 - Regional News
Barbados Prime Minister Rt Hon Freundel Stuart  signed the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty and the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), during the second day
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Crime and Violence a heavy toll on (CARICOM) society – CARICOM SG

Posted: 26 February 2018 - Press Releases
Amb. Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), called on CARICOM to counteract the threat of crime and violence, when he addressed the opening of the   29th
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Government Says No To Recreational Marijuana Use

Posted: 09 February 2018 - Regional News
Even though the Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration is exploring its options in the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it is not currently prepared to legalize ‘weed’ for
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