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…

News briefing – Week of 9 of May

09/05 Interpol Finds Organized Crime’s Fingerprints on Gold Mining. Interpol’s new analysis for law enforcement, the international police force, shows “the clear involvement of organised criminals in illegal gold mining, taking advantage of surging gold prices and leaving severe environmental degradation in their wake.” 10/05 Organised crime in Kenya and new technology. The advancement of…

SEACOP, National Security Ministry of T&T sign MoU

On Wednesday 18 May 2022, a MoU on the collaboration to fight illicit maritime trafficking was officially signed in Trinidad and Tobago. Minister of National Security, Fitzgerald Hinds, met with Head of Delegation of the European Union, Peter Cavendish, as well ad SEACOP Project Director, Dominique Bucas to formalise the continued cooperation of Trinidad and…

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Minister stresses importance of SEACOP for Trinidad

Last week, the SEACOP team wrapped up its outreach meetings to the Caribbean. Team Leader Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke held a successful final meeting in Trinidad and Tobago where they met with National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds, in the presence of H.E. Peter Cavendish, Ambassador and Head of Delegation…

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…