Top Cop Returns from Successful Conference in France
The Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney is back on island, after participating in the 9th conference of Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored by the government of France.
The event which ran from March 6 to 13, had 26 high ranking officials from the military, police and senior government officials from the region taking part. The theme for this year’s event was “France and Latin America and the Caribbean, facing new security and defense challenges”.
Topics on security issues affecting Climate Change; External influences in Latin America and the Caribbean, International Cooperation in citizens security and Challenges of Digital and Cyber Security all formed part of the week-long discussion.
Commissioner Rodney presented on the topic: “Regional Integration as a Guarantee of Stability in Latin America and the Caribbean“.
He highlighted the importance and benefits of integration, and also addressed the challenges facing the region that affects full integration.
His presentation was well received by his counterparts and the French authorities.
Rodney said the sessions were relevant to the improvement of the security landscape in Antigua and Barbuda.
He further stated that the conference provided an opportunity for knowledge-sharing, networking, and building stronger relationships among security stakeholders within the region.
Antigua and Barbuda was among several Caricom States represented at the meeting. The others were Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.