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The recent upsurge in crime across countries of the Eastern Caribbean has been put on the front burner.
Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley is currently hosting a special heads of Governments conference call with other Prime Ministers and security officials at the West Wing of Parliament here in Bridgetown.
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, and Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell are among the regional officials who arrived in Barbados this morning for the special dialogue.
After making a contributionl during the 27th sitting of the House of Assembly, Mottley then walked across with the leaders and other officials around 11.40 a.m to start a discussion that is expected to last for most of the day.
Also attending the meeting is Attorney General, Dale Marshall, Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, Glyne Grannum, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Jerome Walcott.
An informed source said the meeting was convened due to recent gun-related and gang-related crimes escalating in members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados. (BA)