Tuesday, April 3, 2007
The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community have decided to retain some of the security measures implemented for the Cricket World Cup after the tournament ends on April 28th this year. The CARICOM leaders have agreed that the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC) located in Trinidad and Tobago should become a permanent intelligence core for the management of CARICOMs intelligence and threat assessment. Staffed by intelligence specialists from CARICOM Member States, the centre is charged with analysing intelligence and liaising with national law enforcement agencies. The heads have also agreed that the Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC) which was one of the organizations facilitating the operation of the Single Domestic Space among the nine host venues and Dominica, should also be retained post world Cup. Meanwhile, a policy paper based on studies for the permanent establishment of a single domestic space will be presented for consideration by the Heads of Government at their July 2007 meeting in Barbados.