Tradewinds to address security threats

From left to right: Assistant Commissioner of Police, William Yearwood; Chief of Office of Security Operation in the U.S. Military Liaison Office, Lt. Col. Jorge Jaramillio; Host nation Co-director, Major Carlos Lovell; Host nation Co-Director, Kerry Hinds; and RSS Director of Training, retired Captain Brian Roberts at today’s media launch for Exercise Tradewinds 2017. (Photo by C.Pitt via BGIS)
From left to right: Assistant Commissioner of Police, William Yearwood; Chief of Office of Security Operation in the U.S. Military Liaison Office, Lt. Col. Jorge Jaramillio; Host nation Co-director, Major Carlos Lovell; Host nation Co-Director, Kerry Hinds; and RSS Director of Training, retired Captain Brian Roberts at today’s media launch for Exercise Tradewinds 2017. (Photo by C.Pitt via BGIS)

Barbados’ emergency forces will grapple with staged situations dealing with the threats of transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards when Exercise Tradewinds 2017 takes place across the country from June 6 to 12.

Under the theme: Seamless States Partnership for a Secure Region, the length and breadth of the island will be tested during Phase One of the regional exercise.

The plans for Exercise Tradewinds 2017 were rolled out during a media launch at the Hodgson Hall, St. Ann’s Fort today.

Host Nation Co-Director of the regional exercise, Major Carlos Lovell, said this year’s scenario will feature transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards causing national and regional crises.

Firing at sea. (Photo via BGIS)
Firing at sea. (Photo via BGIS)

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service