BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says Caribbean leaders at the just concluded 24th Inter-Sessional of Caribbean Heads of Government, have received an eight-point plan during a presentation from the lead head for crime and security, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Dr. Douglas said the plan is designed to lend support on the “crime and security initiative that we have been working on for some time.
“We wanted to zero in, in particular, on a coordinated approach of the Caribbean leader in dealing with serious crimes and drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings, terrorism and to a large extent, it was critically important to have this particular matter discussed after having a very important first time meeting with (U.S.) Attorney General Eric Holder, whose parents, as you know, were from Barbados,” Douglas told the Communications Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Douglas said it was within that environment and setting of discussing the contribution that the United States can provide in realizing a new security agenda, that he made the intervention and shared with his colleague Heads, the important support that St. Kitts & Nevis has been receiving in several areas from the U.S.
He singled out several areas including the introduction of technological support to fighting, detecting and processing crime as well as bringing the justice system up to par with modern trends.
Douglas said he was of the view that the CARICOM Secretariat, especially the Assistant Secretary General who is responsible for Crime and Security, will be using the initiatives that have been tried and succeeded in St. Kitts & Nevis, and sharing it among colleagues in the Caribbean region.