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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 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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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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