CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

Regional Security System | Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with funding from the Kingdom of Spain, is seeking to procure equipment for the Expansion of the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) in CARICOM Member States.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the security of the borders of the CARICOM Member States by expanding the existing Advance Passenger Information system (APIS) through improved technologies, capacity development and training.

Eligible tenderers are asked to submit both a technical and financial offer consistent with the Instructions to Tenderers included with this Request for Proposals notice. Documents must be submitted through the webshare link outlined in the Instructions to Tenderers provided, which may be viewed here.

The deadline for the submission of completed tender documents is January 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. (Local time – Trinidad and Tobago.)

CARICOM IMPACS

Vacancy At Ministry of National Security, St. Kitts & Nevis

Vacancy At Ministry of National Security, St. Kitts & Nevis

Vacancy At Ministry of National Security, St. Kitts & Nevis

Regional Security System | Monday, November 8, 2021

The Ministry of National Security in St. Kitts and Nevis is looking for a Director, Department of Strategic Research and Development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the programming and management of the Research Agenda for all matters pertaining to the nation’s security and keeping relevant authorities updated on all outcomes.

Application letters, with Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of two references, should be submitted no later than 7 December 2021. Interested persons may click here for more details.

Ministry of National Security

CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

Regional Security System | Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is currently undertaking a recruitment and selection process to attract suitably qualified individuals, to fill the following positions at their Sub-Agencies:

Chief of Operations, Border Security at the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC)

Chief of Operations, Intelligence at the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC)

All applications are to be received by CARICOM IMPACS no later than 30 November 2021, and must include nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, a summary of professional skills, the contact information of three references (at least two of whom are familiar with your work or education), and other relevant information. Interested persons may email careers@carimpacs.org or mail applications to The Executive Director, PO Box 4585, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

CARICOM IMPACS

How Small States Work Together For Regional Security In Complex Security Threat Environments

How Small States Work Together For Regional Security In Complex Security Threat Environments

How Small States Work Together For Regional Security In Complex Security Threat Environments

Regional Security System | Thursday, November 4, 2021

On November 23, 2020, Director of Policing and Risk Management at the Regional Security System (RSS), Major Kerry Waterman, presented at the 2020 CASIS West Coast Security Conference on the topic How Small States Work Together for Regional Security in Complex Security Threat Environments. The presentation was followed by a group panel for questions & answers.

You may view the full article here.

RSS

RSS Working To Protect Maritime Domain

RSS Working To Protect Maritime Domain

RSS Working To Protect Maritime Domain

Regional Security System | Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Regional Security System (RSS) is working to ensure that the maritime space within its Member States is secure.

In October 2019, the RSS, in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Organization of American States (OAS), embarked on a mission to create strategies that, once implemented, would safeguard the borders and seaports within the region.

This initiative will come to completion in October this year, when the RSS will hand over the draft National and Regional Maritime Security Strategies, which will provide the foundation for strengthening the security of the maritime commons among Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Christopher and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

While the Strategy will aid in tackling transnational organised crime within the sub-regional bloc, it will also support the development of the Blue Economy with the aim to boost economic growth and employment through industries such as shipping, fisheries, renewable energies, maritime transportation, tourism and maritime biotechnology.

Member States will also have a better awareness of the activities which are occurring within their waters, in an effort to efficiently mobilise and deploy resources to adequately respond to any hazards or illicit events.

The results of the USD 466,347 initiative will be released on October 25, 2021, in a hybrid event where the RSS will be presented with draft National and Regional Maritime Security Strategies. Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address while Executive Director of the RSS, Commodore Errington Shurland, and officials of the CDB, OAS and International Maritime Organisation (IMO), will deliver remarks.

Persons interested in viewing the event should register at https://therss.vfairs.com/.

RSS

CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

Regional Security System | Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The development of the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies will aid in planning and development within the maritime sector specifically, and the economic advancement of OECS member states and CARICOM. (FP)

Safer seaports and wider maritime spaces in the Eastern Caribbean are anticipated once the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies currently being formulated by the Regional Security System (RSS) are implemented.

The strategy development is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the RSS, with technical support from the Organisation of American States (OAS). It is intended to increase coordinated action at marine ports and within the wider maritime boundaries in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – all RSS Member States.

According to Executive Director of the RSS, Captain (N) Errington Shurland, “The Eastern Caribbean region is highly dependent on the maritime space for its economic survivability. The maritime space is 128 times larger than the land space of the seven RSS Member States combined and forms part of the Blue Economy.  In order to preserve the Blue Economy for generations to come we must develop coordinated maritime strategies to effectively harmonise activities and promote the sustainable use of that space.”

Andrea Power, Coordinator Regional Cooperation and Integration at CDB, emphasised the Bank’s commitment to strengthening the maritime affairs of Member States and said CDB looked forward to greater collaboration at marine borders, not only related to security, but also trade. “As the project to aid Member States of the RSS winds down it is anticipated that seven countries will be provided with the necessary tools to deepen integration and collaboration. Regional security is a public good and investment in strengthening capabilities to manage maritime borders will not only boost security but also bolster trade and improve the way business is conducted given that the majority of global trade is conducted via seaports,” she stated. 

The development of the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies will also aid in planning and development within the maritime sector specifically, and the economic advancement of OECS member states and CARICOM. Beyond security, the territories will also benefit from improved awareness of activities occurring in their maritime domains, as well as more efficient mobilisation and deployment of resources in response to various hazard events and illicit activity. The recent La Soufriere eruption is one example of resource mobilisation and coordination at work. The project is also assisting port managers with strategies to satisfy international standards at marine ports of entry, increase information sharing and cooperation by identifying common areas for collaboration in the maritime space.

The USD 466,347 initiative will provide a road map for collaborating and securing the common maritime space of RSS members. The strategy is a response to a number of challenges faced by individual Member States, as well as the collective sub-regional bloc, within the maritime domain and provides a road map for collaborating and securing the common maritime space amidst current and emerging threats in the current complex environment.

The individual national Strategies and the RSS regional strategy are expected to be completed in September 2021.

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