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A number of officials in Barbados’ Criminal Justice System will undergo five days of training in trafficking in persons next week at the Barbados Defence Force (BDF).

Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons is the theme of the workshop, which will be held from Monday, March 9, to Friday, March 13.

The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), in collaboration with the International Police (INTERPOL), the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, will facilitate the training.

The course is designed to build the capacity of officers in the Criminal Justice System to prevent and combat trafficking in humans. 

It is also aimed at identifying the emerging trends and new forms of human trafficking, as well as reflect on the current features of criminal groups engaged in trafficking and the victims.

This training session targets officials from the Attorney General’s Office; the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution; the Immigration Department, the Customs and Exercise Department, the Barbados Prison Service; the Royal Barbados Police Force; the BDF; the Joint Regional Communications Centre and the Regional Security System.

There will be an opening ceremony for the course on Monday, March 9, at the BDF’s Hodgson Hall Conference Centre, St Ann’s Fort, The Garrison, St Michael, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jones from IMPACS and other INTERPOL facilitators will speak at the opening.

A closing ceremony will be held on Friday, March 13, at 3:40 p.m. in the Hodgson Hall Conference Room.  Remarks will be delivered by Attorney General Dale Marshall and Chief of Staff, Colonel Grannum.  


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