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National Security Council Meeting Prefaced Successful Holiday Operations

Government 23 Jan, 2023 Follow News

NSC Members are as follows: His Excellency the Governor Mr. Martyn Roper, OBE (Chair); Hon. G. Wayne Panton, Premier; Hon. Franz Manderson, Deputy Governor; Hon. Sabrina Turner, Minister; Hon. Andre Ebanks, Minister; Hon. Samuel Bulgin QC, Attorney General; Hon. Roy McTaggart, Leader of the Oppositi

The National Security Council met for its final meeting of 2022 on Tuesday 1 November. The meeting covered a number of timely concerns including each of the following:

• Commissioner of Police Mr. Derek Byrne briefed the Council on the current status of criminal and drug related activities, traffic incidents, burglaries and serious violence.

• The Director of Customs and Border Control Mr. Charles Clifford spoke to a recent drug interception at Owen Roberts International Airport

• Chief Officer for the Ministry of Border Control and Labour Mr. Wesley Howell provided a detailed update on irregular Cuban migration and shared plans for security improvement and processing asylum applications and appeals.

• Acting Director of WORC Mr Jeremy Scott shared concerns about criminal activities including marriages of convenience, illegal workers and high-risk foreign nationals. He also outlined the agency’s plan to address these concerns.

• Collectively, the Council recommended the approval of prescribed outcomes in the Panel Report of the Police Service Commission.

“The National Security Council’s meeting lead to a number of successful operations being conducted by various agencies during the holiday season, including Operation Winter Guardian”, said His Excellency the Governor and Council chair Mr Martyn Roper. “The collaborative approach to national security has proven not only to be effective, but imperative to the continued safety of our borders, our community and our people.”


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