Barbados Providing Support To Military Exercise

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Barbados will be providing logistical support for the second phase of exercise Fused Response, which is being conducted in international waters over the next few days. Defence, inter-agency and law enforcement partners from the United States will participate in the field exercise. Helicopters, cargo planes, interceptor vessels and military vehicles will be used in the training, and they are already …

Digital Media Vital To Defence & Security Agencies

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Defence and security agencies must use digital media as a critical resource to execute necessary campaigns that intercept and fight challenges which have the potential to undermine national security. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed this view today, as he delivered remarks at the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) website launch at its headquarters at St. Ann’s Fort. Stressing that defence and …

AG & Ambassador Discuss Security

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Security issues and training opportunities for Barbadians were the main talking points when this island’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Selwin Hart, met with Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, today. Among the areas discussed were cybersecurity and training within that field; the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative and the need for it to be more demand driven; the possibility of …

Tourism Security Workshop Under Way

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Stakeholders in the local tourism industry are being given the opportunity to enhance their skills and organisational procedures as it relates to tourism security through a week-long workshop. The training workshop, which opened this morning at the Barbados Defence Force, is being facilitated by the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the United Nations Crime …

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 …

Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

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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 CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of …