Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis and Minister of National Security, Dr Terrance Drew on Wednesday has joined other Regional Heads for the Regional Security System (RSS) Council of Minister meeting in the island nation of Grenada.
During the meeting, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Cecile Hull, Police Commissioner James Sutton, along with the Commander of St Kitts and Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF), Lt. Col. J. Anthony Comrie have also accompanied PM Drew.
It is to be noted that the one-day meeting in Grenada has provided a stage for regional leaders to discuss and exchanging their ideas and hold talks on the best practices for boosting the factor of regional security. The regional heads held talks on the significance of addressing the current threats such as illicit arms trade, drug trafficking, and intelligence collection while reasserting their promise of boosting collaborations.
Notably, during the meeting, Prime Minister and Chairman of RSS, Dickon Mitchell stated that, “The RSS continues in providing important value to regional security. Showing on the work of Regional Security System, I am immensely proud of the record of accomplishments of organization and its ability to pivot and adapt in response to converging threats.”
He mentioned that, “The institution is currently tasked with the guarding and securing the borders of the country via proper planning and preparation and training of law enforcement and army agencies, the mentoring and development of financial investigator, the recovery as well as extraction of digital proof, and the collection and analysis of crime data to support proof-based policing.”
During the meeting, while responding to the gang violence and crime within the Caribbean region, PM and the Minister of National Security of St Kitts & Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew added that there is a requirement for applying unconventional approaches.”
It is to be mentioned that he shared with his the colleagues about the mechanism that have worked within the St Kitts and Nevis and also urged the delegates for seeking balance in the approaches adding that they “cannot just approach with an iron fist.”