Participants from government and non-governmental organizations met last Thursday at the Peace Memorial Hall to address sustainable human development and the citizen security agenda: defining priority actions in Barbados and the eastern Caribbean, as specified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Inspector Hawkins Nanton, of the Police Public Relations Unit, in his opening remarks, said the workshop was an effort to encourage national security dialogue as crime and violence has been increasing locally and regionally.

Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Camillo Gonsalves, said Citizen Security, is the cornerstone of national and human development and highlighted that a well-trained police force is one way of minimizing crime and violence.

He also said there needs to be real opportunities for the development of young people, and the administration of justice and human rights needs to be strengthened, with continuing public sensitization on citizen security.




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