SEACOP, MCBS hold II Transregional Meeting of Maritime Intelligence Units

From 1 to 4 November 2022, the II Transregional Meeting of Maritime Intelligence Units between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica was held jointly by SEACOP V and the MCBS Project of FIIAPP. Both EU-funded projects started this initiative last June, with the aim of strengthening the exchange of information between the two main Caribbean islands.…

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Dominica’s JMCU receives 7th mentoring under SEACOP

Last week, SEACOP conducted a weeklong mentoring session for 11 trainees from Dominica’s 🇩🇲 Customs and Coast Guards. This marked the 7th mentoring session for the country’s Joint Maritime Control Unit (JMCU) since its establishment under a previous SEACOP phase in 2016. Delivered by a trainer from Jamaica’s Defence Forces, the training sought to strengthen the…

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SEACOP, MCBS strengthen joint operations between Jamaica, Haiti, DR

Santo Domingo, 17 August 2022 – The National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic and the European Union through the SEACOP and MCBS projects kicked off a regional seminar in Santo Domingo yesterday. For the past months, SEACOP has established constant coordination with the MCBS project, in light of the their shared objective…

Regional training on Maritime Intelligence Unit concludes in Barbados

The EU Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean, H.E. Malgorzata Wasilewska on Friday closed a weeklong regional course dedicated to members of Maritime Intelligence Units of the region. Organised by the EU-funded project SEACOP in Barbados, the course was attended by 15 law enforcement personnel from nine different agencies in Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Montserrat…

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SEACOP, Jamaica Minister sign MoU

On Tuesday, SEACOP Team Leader Dominique Bucas signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica. The Memorandum of Understanding marks the continuation of a long-standing collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking in the Caribbean Speaking during the ceremony, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Courtney Williams, said the signing…

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SEACOP kicks off bilateral meetings in Jamaica

Last week, SEACOP Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke kicked off a series of outreach visits to partner countries of the region, starting with Jamaica on 22-25 November 2021. She met with a number of key local stakeholders, namely Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica Customs Agency and Jamaica Defence Force – Coastguard, to discuss further…

SEACOP in the Caribbean keeps yielding success!

The units in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica supported by the SEACOP project intercepted a container after it left the Port of Spain port and discovered 948 kgs of marijuana with a street value of TT$94 Million. Six suspects have been arrested. The container originated from Jamaica. This seizure represents another significant result for the…

Newsbriefing – Week of 21 January

Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack which killed over 20 members of the Santander National Police Academy. Colombian president Ivan Duque promised to bring the perpetrators, deemed as terrorists, to justice. On January 23, the president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó declared himself as interim president of Venezuela,…