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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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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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Multi-faceted approach needed to address crime, security challenges

Posted: 23 January 2018 - Regional News
Recognising the need for a multi-faceted approach to address various crime and security challenges in Barbados and across the region, a number of institutions will be working to implement the 10th
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“EU’s assistance crucial… to sustainable development”  CARICOM/CARIFORUM SG

Posted: 18 January 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM and CARIFORUM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in his remarks at the launch of the Tenth EDF CARIFORUM Crime and Security Programme, on 17 January 2017, in Barbados, pointed to
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CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

Posted: 17 January 2018 - Press Releases
The Republic of Georgia’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the
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The Fight against crime and for security moves forward:  CARIFORUM to launch 10th EDF on Crime and Security

Posted: 16 January 2018 - Press Releases
Cooperation to beat back the scourge of crime and violence  in the Caribbean advances further with the launch of the 10th European Development Fund CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation
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Our region needs to be a zone of peace”- PM tells CANSEC conference

Posted: 07 December 2017 - Regional News
 Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has signalled the need for Guyana and the rest of the region to be a zone of peace, free from the scourge of money laundering, piracy and other illicit
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Machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer for CARICOM staff

Posted: 04 December 2017 - Press Releases
Last November, a specimen of the new machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer was introduced to representatives attending the Special Meeting of Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs
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CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

Posted: 20 July 2017 - Article
Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development,
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Montague talks cyber security with regional security ministers

Posted: 30 March 2017 - Regional News
Minister of National Security, Robert Montague recently met with St Lucia’s Minister of National Security, Hermangild Francis and the executive of the Regional Security System as they discussed
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Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

Posted: 20 February 2017 - Regional News
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
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‘Every citizen of this Community must count’ – President David Granger

Posted: 18 February 2017 - Press Releases
The Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded a short while ago. I am very pleased to report that we had two successful days of discussions and decisions on issues
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Crime and security ‘continues to pose a threat’ to region says CARICOM Secretary-General

Posted: 14 February 2017 - Press Releases
“It (Crime) continues to pose a threat to our community, it is not just a national issue for individual member states, it’s a regional one and hence it demands a regional solution,”
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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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