Nevis Disaster Management Office Holds Meeting

Charlestown Nevis
April 9, 2008

A workshop designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to complete a Business Continuity Plan and improve the resilience of the economy to the impact of disasters took place last Thursday April 3rd, 2008 at the Nevis Disaster Management office at Long Point, Nevis.
The workshop was hosted by the Nevis Disaster Management office and sponsored by the Caribbean Open Trade Support (COTS) Program funded by United States Agency for International development (USAID) Barbados based office. The one day training programme was facilitated by Mr. Frank Michael who said that the workshop came under the risk component of the COTS program.
“Over the last four years COTS have been working with governments, the private sector, non-government and community based organizations to do four things.  First to enhance private sector growth, second to improve the business and investment climate, third to increase resilience to disasters and four to protect the biodiversity of the sub-region.
“The round of workshops has taken place throughout the OECS [Organization of Eastern Caribbean States] with the exception of Dominica.  Nevis will be the last of the round of workshops, and I can assure you that you will perhaps be in a better position because everything that could have gone wrong before, we would have looked at and hoped to improve by the time we got to the last workshop, so in looking at what we are hope to achieve,” he said.

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Caribbean Leaders To Combat Rising Regional Crime

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
April 08,2008 (CUOPM)

Caribbean leaders have agreed on a number of measures to combat rising crime in the region.

St. Kits and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and other Caribbean leaders during the 13th Special Meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on 4-5 April 2008 ventilated the crime and security issues facing the Region and to agreed on a Strategy and Plan of Action to stem the rising tide of violent criminality.

Heads of Government received proposals from the Extra-ordinary Joint Meeting of the Standing Committees of Commissioners of Police and of Military Chiefs; the Security Policy and Advisory Committee (SEPAC); and the Council of Ministers with Responsibility for National Security and Laws Enforcement (CONSLE).

It was agreed that, building on the legacy of the success of the Security Co-operation arrangements put in place for the Cricket World Cup 2007, some of the elements would be upgraded and expanded on a permanent basis.

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Nevis Island To Setup Speed Traps

Charlestown, Nevis
April 02, 2008

Premier of Nevis the Hon. Joseph Parry continued to underscore his Administration’s commitment to support the police in its quest to eradicate crime on the island of Nevis.
The Premier made the statement at a handing over of five radar guns from a group of civic-minded individuals and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to the Nevis division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police force.
The group comprised Mr. Nick Douglas, (owner of Eva Wilkins Art Studio and the Botanical Gardens on Nevis), Mr. Johnnie Clarke, (Jones Estate developer), Llewelyn Caines, (Sunshine’s Beach Bar) Lau’s Chinese Restaurant, Mr. John Yearwood, Oualie Beach Realtor), Captain Nils Hoegseth (Saga Shipping), Mr. John Virball and Mr. William Bosshard.
During the ceremony took place at his Bath Plain office on Thursday March 27, 2008 the Premier registered the NIA’s commitment to work with the police.

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Nevis Premier Holds Discussions With Fire Department

Charlestown, Nevis
March 05, 2008
Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry met with eighteen employees of the Fire Department on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in an effort to have open discussions on the Fire division’s needs, concerns, strengths and weaknesses.

The talks are a part of the Nevis Island Administration’s goal of forging a better relationship with the Fire Department and gaining solutions to any possible problems the officers may have.

The meeting of the Nevis Fire Service personnel and Premier Parry began with an introduction by the Fire Sub-Station Officer, Mr. David Stapleton, who welcomed the Premier and invited him to address the gathering.

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Nevis Island A Safer Tourism Destination

Charlestown, Nevis
February 20, 2007

Top Cop in the Federation Commissioner Austin Williams hailed the accomplishments of the Nevis Strategic Planning Group in the Nevis Police Division for having faced the challenges associated with development and for the strategies they had implemented which had resulted in four consecutive years of success. Their proactive approach he said had made Nevis one of the world’s safest destinations.
The newly appointed Commissioner who is a Nevisian by birth, made the comment at the fifth Police Appreciation Awards 2007 which was held at the Old Manor Hotel, Gingerland on February 16, 2008.
“We have witnessed the emergence of new forms of crimes such as copyright violations, money laundering, counterfeiting and other financial and white collar crimes. We are also seeing the transformation of more traditional crimes such as murder, now murder for hire or involving firearms, prostitution is becoming more organized and substance abuse is now more than illicit rum, it has added to the list a large variety of psychotropic substances.

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