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Region told to prepare for terrorist threats

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INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST threats may happen in the region sooner rather than later so the Caribbean must be prepared.

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said world events concerning entities like ISIS could soon be on the doorsteps.

He made the comments while addressing the closing ceremony for the first Regional Security Services (RSS) Training Institute Hostage Negotiation Course at the RSS headquarters in Paragon, Christ Church.

“Some may say such events are not relevant to us but the world is coming closer . . . [and] it is our responsibility to make sure we are ahead of the curve,” he said.

Brathwaithe said as territories heavily dependent on tourism, the region had a lot to lose should a terrorist event occur. As such, he urged the participants to share the skills they learned with their colleagues and build relationships with the relevant agencies involved in the fight.

The one week course began on Monday. It involved 17 participants from five RSS member states, covering topics such as suicide intervention, active listening skills, crisis negotiation, the use of third party intermediaries and the tactical role of negotiators. (CA)

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