PM Holness Says Region Must Guard Against Terrorism and Cybercrimes

PM Andrew Holness (2nd, r), interacts with booth holders on his way to address the official launch of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (JIS Photo)
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(Jamaica Information Service) Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says terrorism and cyber crimes are two of the emerging threats that the Caribbean region has to guard against in its quest for sustainable development.

He was addressing the official launch of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, on 30 January.

Mr. Holness emphasised that achieving destination security in the region will not only significantly rely on enforcing measures that will promote the physical security of visitors in resort towns, but will also increasingly rely on the establishment of adequate response systems to those emerging threats.

“While Caribbean destinations were never traditionally considered to be at risk for terrorist activities, recent terror attacks in tourist destinations, such as Barcelona, Paris, Nice, Tunisia, Egypt, Bohol in the Philippines, Turkey, Las Vegas, Florida, Bali in Indonesia and also in Algeria have shown that we can no longer take the terrorist threat for granted as radical elements are becoming increasingly globalised, with an effective powerful recruiting platform via the World Wide Web,” the Prime Minister argued.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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