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Caricom will unite to consider security issues, Sen Burch tells Senate

National Security Minister David Burch said Caribbean leaders are teaming up to consider security issues across the region.

Senator Burch told the Senate that issue had been discussed at the meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) he attended in Grenada last month.

“The Conference continued to grapple with the prospect of a regional marketing effort and the availability of funds to be dedicated to security issues within the region,” said Sen Burch in a ministerial statement.

“One such discussion involved a recommendation from the Council of Ministers Responsible for National Security and Law Enforcement, of which I am a member, for the financing of the crime and security agenda.

“There remain several important issues to be addressed before initiatives such as regional marketing and the funding of security issues could become a reality throughout the region.

“After a full and frank discussion, the Conference agreed that this matter would be advanced by a coalition of the willing first and to continue further discussion at the next conference.”

Sen Burch said leaders also discussed the slow progress clearing debris and reconstruction efforts following the Haiti earthquake.

He said the Conference agreed to urge the international community to honour their financial commitments towards reconstruction efforts.

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Published March 03, 2011 at 9:15 am (Updated March 03, 2011 at 9:15 am)

Caricom will unite to consider security issues, Sen Burch tells Senate

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