Attorney General Dale Marshall and INTERPOL’S Executive Director of Police Services Stephen Kavanagh discuss how the organisation’s presence in the region will assist in the fight against transnational crime and other criminal issues confronting Member States (BGIS/C Pitt)

Attorney General Dale Marshall has hailed the soon-to-be established International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) Caribbean Liaison Office in Barbados as a move that would bring tremendous benefits to the region, in the fight against transnational crime and other issues.

He made this observation yesterday, during a courtesy call with INTERPOL’S Executive Director of Police Services, Stephen Kavanagh, at the Office of the Attorney General, Wildey, St. Michael.

Mr. Marshall told Mr. Kavanagh and his team that the Liaison Office was an opportunity for the region to tackle the criminal issues confronting member states frontally.

In turn, Mr. Kavanagh told the AG that the agency was honoured to be in the Caribbean and when the office is set up, he looked forward to “pushing on with the partnership and the vision for not only Barbados but for all the members of CARICOM”.

The Executive Director of Police Services added he was “privileged to be part of the effort and was happy that INTERPOL could provide support in some small way towards keeping the island safer”.

Mr. Marshall expressed the hope of further dialogue with the agency, and in praising the partnership with IMPACS, he noted: “I feel that I am in very good hands, and with IMPACS, you have a tremendous partner and I think it is an agency in CARICOM that we should be proud of.”  

Also present during the courtesy call were Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard; CARICOM IMPACS Executive Director, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jones, Acting Director CARICOM IMPACS, Tonya Ayow, and Technical Advisor INTERPOL Secretariat, John Duncan.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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