Media Advisory – CARICOM IMPACS Virtual Security Conference



CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is pleased to invite your media house to cover the First CARICOM IMPACS Live, Virtual CARICOM Security Conference, primarily focused on the challenges, impact and implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Security of the Caribbean Community.

The virtual week-long event will be held from Monday 27 July 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020 and convene under the overarching theme of ‘Securing Our Caribbean Community Within The Era Of Covid-19 and Beyond’.


The event will commence on Monday 27 July 2020 at 11:00 Atlantic Standard Time (AST) with a one and a half-hour high-level session titled: Peace, Security & Development – A Roadmap For The Future In The Context of COVID-19

The highlight and a key session on Monday 27 July 2020 will be titled A Conversation with CARICOM Leaders on COVID-19 Response and the way forward’ at 15:30 -17:00 AST.

The distinguished speakers of the Conference include, among others:

  • Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Dr. the Right Honourable. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
  • The Rt. Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St. Lucia
  • Excellency Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community
  • Mr Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL
  • Mr Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)
  • Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of St. Lucia

The Conference includes twelve (12) interactive webinars focusing on key security priorities such as peace, security and development, criminality and organised crime, policing in the time of a pandemic, cyber security, the future of borders, migration and mobility,  climate change, corrections and prison services, the blue economy, maritime security and building resilience in small island developing states (SIDS), among others.

The Conference will bring together a network of leaders, practitioners, experts, government officials, academics, private sector representatives and civil society officials to exchange views on the challenges, impact and implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Security of the Caribbean Community.

The video and audio will be via CARICOM IMPACS Website, Facebook-Live and YouTube. Questions could be submitted via those platforms. Please see details below:

The full programme is also available here.

CARICOM IMPACS Virtual Conference Concept Note – 261224Q June 2020 CARICOM IMPACS Virtual SECURITY CONFERENCE 2020_July 27-31 2020_dd23.7.20 Conference Topic Descriptions_13.7.20


CARICOM IMPACS is the coordinating and implementation arm of the Region’s multilateral crime and security management architecture, specifically designed to administer a collective response to the crime and security priorities of its Member States. Its members comprise fifteen (15) CARICOM Member States and five (5) Associate Members. IMPACS comprises the Headquarters which is in Trinidad and Tobago and two sub-Agencies, the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) and the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC). Learn more at

Contact:       Callixtus Joseph

Tel: (868) 385 4441



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