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 …

RSS Working Tirelessly To Sustain Gains

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Regional Security System (RSS) will continue to work tirelessly to sustain the gains achieved as an organisation and for the Caribbean. That is the word from Executive Director of the RSS, Grantley Watson, who described it as an internationally recognised and respected organisation, not only because of its operational capabilities, but also due to its dedication to the advancement …

Barbados Highly Values Relations With UK

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that Barbados highly values its relationship with the United Kingdom (UK), describing it as “rich and mutually edifying”. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently as he met with Foreign Office Minister, Baroness Joyce Anelay, who visited Barbados for the first time as Minister of State for the Caribbean. Those present at the courtesy call …

Security Boost With Refurbishment of RSS Aircraft

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The Regional Security System’s (RSS) second C-26 surveillance aircraft has returned to the island after millions of dollars have been spent by the United States of America and Canada on its refurbishment and upgrade of equipment. And, Executive Director of the RSS, Grantley Watson, said that with the return of this aircraft, the RSS now had increased capability to act …

Prime Minister Welcomes New Fusion Centre

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The new RSS Fusion Centre at Paragon, Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The Caribbean needs all the tools it can muster to fight against the scourge of trafficking in drugs, small arms and light weapons, and to defend the region against those who seek to spread terror. This assertion came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on Monday, as he addressed the official …