Caribbean Human Trafficking Conference Underway in Montego Bay

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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, says Jamaica stands to benefit from expertise in tackling human trafficking, Marlon Tingling reports for The Jamaica Information Service.

She made the statement while speaking at a regional conference on human trafficking now underway at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James.

The week-long event, which is being led by INTERPOL, aims to strengthen the capacity of the Caribbean in the fight against trafficking in persons.

“It is for immigration officers, police and others who directly relate to persons who may be trafficking victims,” Ms. Palmer told JIS News at this morning’s opening ceremony (June 13).

“It is to get everyone to understand the ingredients involved in the crime and how to detect perpetrators and victims, and also make the region more equipped,” she added.

The government of Canada is sponsoring the event, which is being attended by representatives from St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Jamaica.

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organisation with 190 member countries.

Its role is to enable police across the globe to work together to make the world a safer place, through the provision of technical and operational support.

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