Soldiers from the Regional Security System making their way to their barracks at the Douglas Charles Airport yesterday. (Sandy Pitt)
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A contingent of the Regional Security System’s (RSS) service personnel was deployed to Dominica on Tuesday to help that country’s Police Force ensure there is a safe and secure environment during the General Election period.
A statement from the RSS this afternoon said the request was made by the Government of Dominica and with the approval of the RSS Council of Ministers.
This deployment, according to the statement, is in accordance with the protocols set out in the Treaty governing the Regional Security System.
“The contingent is comprised of service personnel from the other six (6) RSS Member States and are under the command of the Chief of Police, Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force. The Chief of Police and Senior Command team of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force will assign such duties to the RSS personnel as are appropriate and is compliance with the RSS Treaty,” stated the release.
Voters headed to the polls from early today to cast their ballots in Dominica’s general election. (PR)