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 was a key aspect in building consensus among stakeholders and agencies critical to enhancing border security.
He said the MOU will be an amalgamation of efforts of the Jamaica Defence Force, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Customs Agency, the Ministry of National Security, and the SEACOP project.
For his part, Dominique Bucas emphasised the key role of Jamaica in the framework of SEACOP, stating “the country has been providing trainers to deliver high level courses in other countries of the region, which is a key principle of SEACOP. Furthermore, a woman Jamaican trainer is currently delivering a course in Guyana, a proof of SEACOP’s commitment to gender equality.”
Picture ©Jamaica Information Service: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Courtney Williams (right), participates in the official signing of the SEACOP Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union and the Ministry of National Security, on Tuesday (April 26). Also signing (from left) are Director, Intelligence, Jamaica Customs Agency, Kalista Powell; Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson; Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman; and Director of the Seaport Cooperation Project, Dominique Bucas.