FBI Sets up in Ja­maica; is Saint Lu­cia next?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - - Ja­maica Gleaner

The United States Em­bassy in Ja­maica is to es­tab­lish a lo­cal of­fice of the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions (FBI) in Kingston. The an­nounce­ment was made by US Am­bas­sador to Ja­maica, Luis G. Moreno.

Moreno, who was speak­ing on Wed­nes­day evening at the launch of Di­a­logues in Democ­racy, a pub­li­ca­tion pro­duced by the Caribbean Pol­icy Re­search In­sti­tute (CaPRI) ar­gued that the move rep­re­sents the com­mit­ment of the US to help­ing the Ja­maican au­thor­i­ties tackle the per­sis­tent prob­lem of crime.

“Dur­ing my ten­ure here I was able to con­vince Wash­ing­ton to give us a full­time al­co­hol, to­bacco and firearms of­fice and very shortly we are ac­tu­ally go­ing to have a full­time FBI of­fice,” he told the small au­di­ence that had gath­ered for the launch of the CaPRI re­port.

He ex­plained that the of­fice will de­crease the em­bassy's re­liance on the re­gional FBI of­fice and other in­tel­li­gence ar­range­ments in Latin Amer­ica.

“We will now have our own of­fi­cers sta­tioned in Ja­maica and that will make work­ing with the se­cu­rity forces much eas­ier. We will have more joint oper­a­tions, more train­ing, more equip­ment and more ex­tra­di­tions,” he said.

Moreno: "We will have more joint oper­a­tions, more train­ing, more equip­ment and more ex­tra­di­tions."

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