September 17, 2019

Cayman Islands police hosts Inter-Agency Counterterrorism Workshop, 4-6 December

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From RCIPS The first Cayman Islands International Counterterrorism Workshop was held on Grand Cayman from 4-6 December 2018. This was facilitated by instructors from the National Counterterrorism Center with support from US Treasury Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The principal aim of the workshop was to share expert knowledge and experiences involving counterterrorism […]

Jamaica: Kingston communities under State of Emergency

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September 23 2018 From The Star A State of Emergency has been declared in sections of Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. This follows similar declarations in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, St James, and the old capital of Spanish Town and its environs. Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared the State of Public Emergency for sections […]

Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship

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From Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that discussions have been held with his counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago about co-sponsoring a ship that will provide relief to Caribbean nations during times of emergencies. Responding to Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites, who pointed to the need for such a vessel […]

Low trust, high smarts

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By Martin Henry From Jamaica Gleaner Some very interesting snapshot data have been rolled out by the most recent Gleaner-Bill Johnson polls. It’s not quite election time yet, with three parliamentary seats now vacant from retirement and death, so the polls can focus on how the nation feels about issues and about areas of cultural […]

The police have got this! Jamaica PM says no need for State Of Emergency

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday September 27, 2015 – Despite a spike in violent crime in western Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is not considering declaring a limited State of Emergency – at least not yet. He said he remains confident the security forces have the capacity to effectively address the problems. […]

Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training

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By Shaina Luck, From CBC News Divers practicing drug searches, emergency techniques Canadian Forces divers from the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) are in the Caribbean this month on an international training exercise. The exercise, which is called “Tradewinds,” happens annually and more than 20 nations participate, including Jamaica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and Belize. […]

Canadian navy and army personnel to take part in U.S-led exercise in Caribbean

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By David Pugliese, From Ottawa Citizen The Canadian Forces will take part in Exercise Tradewinds 16, a United States-led multinational “maritime interdiction, disaster response, and ground security exercise” taking place in the Caribbean from June 5th to 28th. Ships, aircraft and personnel from 20 nations are taking part. Canadian Forces personnel will both lead and […]

Leaders from 18 nations, SOUTHCOM meet in Jamaica to discuss Caribbean security

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By Michael Wimbish From dvids KINGSTON, Jamaica – Drawn by an interest in addressing regional threats of mutual concern, delegations from 18 nations met in Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 26-29, 2016, for talks on security cooperation capacity building in the Caribbean. More than 100 leaders and experts in defense, government, law enforcement, and emergency management took part […]