Custom Search 1

Caribbean news in brief: Pirate crackdown, CARIOM + more

PICTURED: National Security Minister Edmund Dillon

TRINIDAD TAKES ISIS DETERRENT STEPS

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO’S National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has said that measures are being introduced to deter nationals from taking part in the ISIS con ict. Mr Dillon told parliament that the launch of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy will focus on “deterring persons from participating and supporting terrorism”.

CARICOM CONCERN OVER CONFLICT

THE CARIBBEAN Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply concerned by the Israel Defence Forces ring on largely unarmed Palestinians protesting on the Gaza-Israel border. CARICOM said it had followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities. It reiterated its position that the con ict can only be resolved by peaceful means.

GUYANA/SURINAME PIRATE CRACKDOWN

FOLLOWING AN attack at sea which left 20 sher- men dead, Guyana and Suriname have been cracking down on piracy in their waters. A total of 13 suspects have been arrested, while the two countries’ coast guards have stepped up patrols to stop armed attacks on shing boats and Suriname has said that it will deploy gun boats more frequently.

BISHOP WELCOMES NEW MINISTRY

THE BISHOP of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire, has called the establishment of a Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs for Dominica as a “good move”. Bishop Malzaire said that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit “is certainly correct about the problem of the escalation of the crime situation in our country and its attendant causes, one of which is the lack of a proper moral base stemming from a sometimes de cient home formation”.

Read every story in our hardcopy newspaper for free by downloading the app.

Facebook Comments