Port of Spain, Feb 13. – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) has launched an initiative aimed at reducing the use of guns in violent crimes across the 15-member regional grouping.
The information service Caribbean News Now reports that IMPACS has partnered in launching the initiative with the Canadian-based non-governmental organisation Project Ploughshares, the Institute of International Relations at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and various regional civil society organisations.
The project as a meaningful step in the ongoing efforts in the Caribbean Community to control and reduce crime in all its jurisdictions, Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister, Brigadier John Sandy, was quoted as saying.
CARICOM officials said that the initiative is designed to strengthen the capacity of officials at regional and national levels by providing training, technical assistance, research and a much need infrastructural upgrade.(Prensa Latina)