St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis- Dr Terrance Drew, discussed the establishment of a coordinator for Caribbean firearms prosecution during the U.S.- Caribbean Meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday.
On his official Facebook post, PM Terrance Drew shared glimpses of the meeting and referred to the discussion as a fruitful event. He said, “Minister of Energy Konris Maynard and I are currently in Nassau, The Bahamas, for the US-Caribbean Leaders Meeting with Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris.”
The meeting featured several matters of discussion and outlined ways to combat the violence and crime in the Caribbean region. PM Terrance Drew said that yesterday’s meeting was an eventful one. He discussed a range of issues related to crime, violence and firearms trafficking.
The highlights of the topics discussed by Prime Minister Terrance Drew with Kamala Harris are as follows:
- He shed light upon the issue of crime and violence and firearms trafficking.
- PM Terrance Drew asked for the establishment of a coordinator for Caribbean firearms prosecution.
- He asked for support for the recently established Crime Gun Intelligence Unit (CGIU) in the Caribbean.
- PM Terrance Drew also asserted the continuation of a regional forensics accreditation project.
- He also asked for support from Kamala Harris for a transnational criminal investigative unit.
- The meeting featured discussions on Caribbean Law Enforcement Capacity Building.
- The meeting also shed light on the U.S.-UK Eastern Caribbean Criminal Justice Advisor Program.
- He also outlined the need for an enhanced diplomatic presence in the OECS, the crisis in Haiti.
Along with that, food security, increased investment opportunities, and the U.S.–Caribbean Partnership also became the major highlights of the meetings. The Caribbean Leaders also put focus on climate change issues to address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030).
The Vice President also spoke in depth about climate issues and discussed the ways to improve the measures for mitigating climate change.
Further discussions will be had on the climate crisis later today at the PACC 2030 Climate Resilient Clean Energy Summit on the sidelines of the meeting with the Vice President, where PM Terrance Drew will share their Government’s intervention in relation to clean energy and climate resilience.