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

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….

Jamaica: Kingston communities under State of Emergency

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…

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Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship

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…

Low trust, high smarts

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…

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

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…

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Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training

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…

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

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…

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

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…