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Building safety in the Caribbean

A specific case of crime prevention in Barbados and other small island states/ January 25th 2007, Montreal (Canada)

Author(s) : International Centre for the Prevention of Crime


Abstract :

Ms. Joseph highlighted some of the recent activities of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States in the areas of youth programming, and justice reform. The High Commission in Ottawa represents seven of the nine member states of the OECS namely, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and promotes the economic, political and cultural interests of the Member Territories of the OECS in Canada.

The National Task Force on Crime Prevention was created in 1995 under the aegis of the Office of the Attorney General, Barbados. Since its inception, the Taskforce continues to provide research information on aspects of the criminal justice system, develops research action projects and makes recommendations to policymakers. Ms. Alleyne discussed some of the recent crime challenges confronting the island of Barbados, including priority areas of action, and some of the recent initiatives being implemented in the areas of school safety, and youth at risk.

Speakers :

•    Ms. Anita G. Joseph, First Secretary at the High Commission for the countries of the Organisation at Eastern Caribbean States
•    Mme Sheena Alleyne, former analyst of the National Task Force of the Barbados.