Members of CARICOM Must Collaborate More to Fight Crime – Spencer

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer (left), speaks with (from second left), Chief Executive Officer, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Andrew Wynter; Commissioner of Customs, Velma Ricketts Walker and Chief Immigration Officer, Barbados, Wayne Marshall, at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, May 29. (Photo via JIS)
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[su_pullquote align=”right”]“One of the most effective ways we can confront the challenges outlined is to reject corruption and the behaviours that support it. Never forget that no criminal act can bear fruit without compromise and someone deciding to look the other way.” – Jamaica Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer[/su_pullquote]Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, has called on members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to collaborate more in the fight against corruption at ports in the region.

Addressing the CARICOM Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (May 29), Mr. Spencer said it is through continuous collaboration that “we will defeat crime at our regional borders”.

“Many of us are confronting issues we have never had to grapple with before at a rapid pace that demands partnership. In the face of porous borders, shifting criminal and terrorist threats, it is indeed true that no man is literally an island and no man or country succeeds alone,” Mr. Spencer said.

The State Minister said that in this age of terrorism, cybercrime and organised criminal networks, CARICOM continues to face rising levels of crime.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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