RSS gets help on human trafficking
Human trafficking continues to present a challenge to law enforcement officials in the Caribbean.
It is against this background that law enforcement personnel will get training to deal with human trafficking from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
GBI director Vernon Keenan said it was one of the areas identified by the Regional Security System (RSS) in which the United States agency had been asked to share its expertise.
Keenan is in Barbados along with special agent in charge of the GBI, Trebor Randle, to conduct leadership training for RSS personnel at the base at Paragon, Christ Church.
“I have found in my travels across the world, working with law enforcement and public safety, that we all have the same problems; we all face the same issues and we have the same training needs,” Keenan told the Weekend Nation before yesterday’s session.
It was the second time the US law enforcement agency was conducting training in Barbados.
The training experts have been brought here through the Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation, a Us-based non-profit organisation that supplies free training to the Caribbean through the RSS. Its president, Us-based Barbadian David Watson, a former member of the New York Police Department, said the foundation recognised the need to train the region’s police and defence forces in the area of public safety and was responding to that need through the partnership with the GBI.
The agency also presented the RSS with a gift of 75 trauma kits. Executive director of the RSS, Captain Errington Shurland, acknowledged the contributions.
It was a time of praise and celebration for the New Testament Church of God.
In discussion at the Regional Security System headquarters at Paragon, Christ Church, yesterday were president of the Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation, David Watson; assistant executive director of the RSS, Graham Archer; RSS executive director, Captain Errington Shurland; and director of the Georgia Bereau of Investigation, Vernon Keenan.
Bishop Dr Ishmael Charles pours oil on administrative bishop Dr Kenroy Burke and wife Natalie Burke.