Supervisory Management Training Next Week

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Approximately 30 persons will soon get an opportunity to improve their managerial skills. That is because the Regional Security System Headquarters will be hosting a one-week Supervisory Management Course from Monday, February 25, at the BIMAP Building #3, Harbour Industrial Complex, St. Michael. These persons will be from the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Barbados Defence Force, the Barbados Fire …

Plans To Standardise Response Mechanisms

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Standardized policies, tactics and operations among emergency response agencies are important to effect a coordinated response during periods of crisis. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, made this point as he addressed the closing ceremony of an Incident Command System workshop for prison officers of the Barbados Prison Service at HMP Dodds, recently. He explained that a standardized approach was …

Training To Improve Boat Handling Skills

Sharon Austin Ministry News

A number of persons from member states of the Regional Security System (RSS) and locals will soon be given an opportunity to improve their boat handling and navigational skills. The RSS will be conducting the RSS Training Institute Advance Coxswain Course 2019, which will be held from February 18 to March 22, at the Barbados Coast Guard Base, HMBS Pelican. …

Regional Security System Launches Facebook Page

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The Regional Security System (RSS) is on Facebook. The organization, which plays a major role in the region’s land, sea and air security, launched its page on the popular social media site last month. Members of the public, security practitioners, students, and RSS partners will now have easier access to information about the RSS. Executive Director, Captain (N) Errington Shurland, …

RSS’ Leadership Training Ongoing

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Over 20 senior personnel are currently undergoing two weeks of leadership training as part of the Regional Security System (RSS) Headquarters’ Executive Development Course 2018. The course is aimed at enhancing the strategic management and leadership capacity of senior managers and leaders in the RSS’ law enforcement agencies. Participants have been drawn from the police forces, military, fire departments, customs, …

Five-Day Course On Management Of Defence

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Issues pertaining to the management of Defence and Security will be discussed soon when the Regional Security System (RSS), in collaboration with the Barbados Defence Force, hosts a one-week course. Management of Defence in the Wider Security Context, is the theme of the session, which will be held from February 12 to 16, at the Hodgson Hall Conference Room, St. …

Training In Fisheries Prosecution & Interdiction

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Twenty persons who have border security responsibilities are now more knowledgeable about the procedures to follow while enforcing the laws under the Fisheries Act and Regulations. Officers from the Regional Security System (RSS) Coast Guard and Marine Police Units have participated in the RSS’ three-week Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction Course, which will culminate tomorrow, Friday, October 20, with a closing …

CARICOM Officials Visit Turks & Caicos & The Bahamas

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(Pictured above) Damage to homes in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of two Category 5 hurricanes. (S. St. Hill/BGIS) When an RSS2 aircraft touched down at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands a few weeks ago, it was the continuation of a series of visits to the various islands severely impacted by the …

Tradewinds To Address Security Threats

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Barbados’ emergency forces will grapple with staged situations dealing with the threats of transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards when Exercise Tradewinds 2017 takes place across the country from June 6 to 12. Under the theme: Seamless States Partnership for a Secure Region, the length and breadth of the island will be tested during Phase One of the regional …

Prince Harry Visits The RSS

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His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales was taken on a special tour of the Regional Security System (RSS) headquarters, at Paragon Base, Christ Church, on Thursday. On arrival at the RSS Headquarters, Prince Harry, as he is familiarly known, visited the Asset Recovery Unit, Fusion Centre and Air Wing, where he could not resist boarding a C26 patrol aircraft …