Tag Archives: SECURITY

Members Haitian president’s security detail injured in exchange of gunfire with gunmen


Two members of President Jovenel Moise’s security team were wounded as they exchanged gunfire with unidentified gunmen in Pont-Rouge on Wednesday while he attended a ceremony commemorating the 212th anniversary of the assassination of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

The incident occurred while President Moise was laying a floral wreath in memory of the father of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. He was whisked away unharmed from the area by air to another destination.

During the shooting, two of the security officers of the National Palace General Security Unit (USGPN) were wounded. Unconfirmed reports said that at least three other people were injured.

“He escaped unscathed from the shooting which took place in the first part of the…

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Jamaica Government orders security audit for tourism sector


The Jamaica government says it has ordered an intensive security audit of the tourism sector including hotels and attractions as part of efforts to strengthen destination assurance.

“I’ve directed the Tourism Product Development Company, which is in charge of maintaining quality assurance within the destination, to coordinate an intensive security audit of the sector so as to identify gaps and ensure that the destination remains safe, secure and seamless for visitors and locals alike,” Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said.

“Security arrangements are part of the licensing requirements for many sector operators, so we will apply tough sanctions where breaches and or significant weaknesses are found,” he added.

A statement from the Ministry of Tourism noted…

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WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health security in the region | WHO


10 October 2018, Brazzaville –  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) through its Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) are strengthening their ties as they team up to tackle the health challenges facing the continent.

The two organizations agreed to build better synergies through a joint task force and action plan during a two-day meeting earlier this month in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

“Public health faces enormous challenges across Africa and by leveraging our strengths WHO and Africa CDC can support Member States in saving lives,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

The draft action plan identifies key areas for cooperation – with particular emphasis on emergency preparedness and…

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14th Ordinary meeting of African Chief of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security, and 11th Ordinary meeting…


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Letter: Belize security services ICJ pronouncement


Dear Sir:

Recently, the top brass of Belize’s security services; made a pubic pronouncement of their support for a “yes” vote on the upcoming referendum, scheduled for April 10, 2019. The Belize Progressive Party (BPP), in keeping with our mandate to speak out on all matters that bear scrutiny for the betterment of our society, is alarmed at this unprecedented and irresponsible action.

This is most certainly an action that contravenes the accepted professional norm concerning public servants remaining neutral on matters that involve a political dynamic, particularly as it relates to the execution of their duties. This move by those representing the ministry of national security, the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard, under…

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St Lucia PM exposes security failings at international airport


Prime Minister Allen Chastanet

By Melanius Alphonse
Caribbean News Now associate editor
melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com

CASTRIES, St Lucia — In an apparent attempt to denigrate the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) for its resistance to the government’s plan to establish a new border control agency, Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has, by accident or design, exposed deplorable working conditions, infrastructure, organisational layout and multiple security loopholes at the Hewanorra international airport (HIA) and, by extension, the country as a whole.

In a somewhat agitated appearance at a press conference last week, the prime minister announced an abrupt about-face to previous denials of the existence of a Cabinet conclusion that authorised the…

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