CBSI-Connect Project Vacancies

CBSI-Connect Project Vacancies

CBSI-Connect Project Vacancies

Regional Security System | Friday, July 3, 2020

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), established by the CARICOM Heads of Government, is seeking suitably qualified individuals to fill the following posts for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Connect Project – the Transferal of the CBSI-Connect Platform to CARICOM IMPACS:

  • Project Officer, CBSI-Connect Project
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Technician, CBSI-Connect Project
  • Frontend Developer, CBSI-Connect Project

All applications should be submitted to CARICOM IMPACS no later than July 15, 2020 and must include the individual’s nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills, the contact information of three (3) references (at least two of whom are familiar with your work or education), and other relevant information.

Applications may be sent by emailing careers@carimpacs.org or via mail to The Executive Director, P.O. Box 4585, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago. Online applications are strongly recommended.

For full details click here.

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Prayers For Injured BDF Officers

Prayers For Injured BDF Officers

Prayers For Injured BDF Officers

Regional Security System | Saturday, June 13, 2020

An explosion at the Barbados Defence Force base at Paaragon, christ Church, left two officers injured. (Photo: RSS)

Two officers of the Barbados Defence Force were injured in an explosion at the Paragon, Christ Church base yesterday.

The unfortunate incident left a Chief Petty Officer and a Petty Officer nursing injuries about their bodies.

Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Captain (N) Errington Shurland, offered heartfelt wishes on behalf of the RSS management and staff and stated that they were “praying for a speedy recovery” of the injured parties.

He noted that staff of the RSS Headquarters, which is also located at Paragon, had to be evacuated, but were not directly affected by the incident.

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Major Kerry Waterman

Major Kerry Waterman

Bios

Major Kerry Waterman

​Major Kerry Waterman joined the RSS in September 2019 as Director of Plans, Policing and Risk Management.

In 2002, Major Waterman emigrated to the United Kingdom where he gained a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).  He commissioned into the British Army in 2004 where, as a graduate officer he was promoted to the rank of Captain within two and a half years.  During this time, he successfully completed his Master’s degree in Training Management and Consultancy at The University of Portsmouth and also qualified as an Equality and Diversity Adviser, a course offered by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham.  He completed his military Short Service Commission and then joined the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in September 2008, where, after successfully gaining a place on the National Higher Potential Development Scheme, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Police Leadership and Management at Warwick Business School.

Major Waterman was a New Scotland Yard Detective and has investigated numerous serious and complex cases, some of which have gained national media coverage. He rose through the ranks to Detective Chief Inspector within seven years of joining the police service; a testament to his hard work and dedication.

He successfully completed the Senior Investigating Officer Course at The Crime Academy- Hendon Police Training Centre and was part of the senior leadership team on the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Commands prior to starting with the RSS. He is a national hostage negotiation and crisis intervention specialist and has intervened in numerous potentially life changing situations. During his time as head of the MPS’ International Unit on the Organised Crime Command, Major Waterman and his team were featured in Season 2 of the BBC documentary series Fugitives.

A keen sportsman, Major Waterman, a former kickboxer who represented Barbados at the national level, was the captain of the RMAS boxing team and a member of the army powerlifting team where he held the bench press record for his weight category. He then became a member of the Metropolitan Police Powerlifting Team where he held three powerlifting records and also placed third at the British National Powerlifting Championships. Major Waterman has also represented his Corp and regiments in numerous military cricket competitions. He is an avid runner and has run the London Marathon on two occasions where he raised money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Major Waterman is the recipient of the Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence Golden Jubilee awardee for outstanding service in the UK to the military and police.

Work Of Former CDEMA Head Lauded

Work Of Former CDEMA Head Lauded

Work Of Former CDEMA Head Lauded

Regional Security System | Monday, June 1, 2020

The RSS has had a “hearty and healthy relationship” with CDEMA, during the tenure of former CDEMA head, Ronald Jackson. (Photo: RSS)

The work of former Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, recently came in for high praise from Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Captain (N) Errington Shurland.

Conveying sentiments on behalf of the RSS Council of Ministers, the Security Chiefs and the management and staff of the RSS Headquarters, Captain Shurland lauded Mr. Jackson for his “sterling contribution” to CDEMA and presented him with a plaque to express gratitude for his service. “Your passion, commitment and dedication to disaster risk management in the Caribbean for the past seven years has been nothing short of outstanding,” he affirmed

The RSS official boasted of the “hearty and healthy relationship” which the two institutions have enjoyed under Mr. Jackson’s tenure, and gave the assurance that the RSS would strive to maintain that bond.

Mr. Jackson was appointed Executive Director of CDEMA on April 3, 2013. He has provided sterling leadership of the regional coordination and responses to Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent after the Christmas Trough in 2013; Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica in 2015; Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017; Hurricane Dorian in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 2019 and in the current COVID-19 Pandemic now affecting the region.

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Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID-19

Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID-19

Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID-19

Regional Security System | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Members of the Barbados Defence Force transferring sanitizing supplies for shipment. (Photo: RSS)

Prisons in Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now better equipped to combat the infection and transmission of COVID-19.

Executive Director of the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), Lt. Col. Michael Jones and Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS), Captain (N) Errington Shurland, handed over various basic sanitation supplies to Superintendent of the Barbados Prison Service, Lt. Col. John Nurse, during a brief presentation at the RSS Air Wing, earlier today. Lt. Col. Jones then made a similar presentation to the Superintendent of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prison Service, Brenton Charles, along with British Resident Coordinator, Steve Moore, at the Argyle International Airport.

Executive Director of CARICOM IMPACS, Major Michael Jones and Executive Director of the RSS, Captain (N) Errington Shurland, handing over sanitation supplies to Superintendent of the Barbados Prison Service, Lt. Col. John Nurse. (Photo: RSS)

The items which were donated include infrared thermometers, cleaning products such as disinfectant, liquid soap, bleach and hand sanitizers, among other necessary supplies, all in accordance with guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation for the prevention and control of the pandemic in prisons.

The Prison Service of Suriname also benefited from the donations, and their supplies were recently airlifted from the Grantley Adams International Airport by Surinam Airways. Nine other CARICOM Member States will also receive supplies over the next week.

The handover of the supplies are a joint effort of CARICOM IMPACS, the British High Commission in Port of Spain and the RSS, which will be transporting the items to the various Member States.

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