Building Partnerships To Reverse Crime And Violence In The Region

Stakeholders gathered yesterday at the Memorial Hall from 10:00am to discuss the regional current trends in relation to crime and violence and how to build partnerships to reverse these sub-regional trends.

Issues such as Citizen Security and Sustainable Human Development, as well as Characteristics and Perceptions of Crime and Violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were addressed.

The session also looked at the characteristics of insecurity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, through the presentations and discussions on citizen security indicators, derived from administrative records.

Organizers said the forum allowed existing approaches to be reviewed and the importance of the sub-region having a citizen security agenda assessed.

The opening ceremony heard addresses from Foreign Affairs Minister Camillo Gonsalves; Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program, Chisa Mikami and Inspector Hawkins Nanton of the Police Public Relations Unit.