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  • Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the fourth annual International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) North American and Caribbean Regional Conference, which ended in Montego Bay on November 4, was a resounding success.
  • Mr. Chuck said the knowledge gained by the participants will empower them to be better able to address the matter in the legal system.

Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says the fourth annual International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) North American and Caribbean Regional Conference, which ended in Montego Bay on November 4, was a resounding success.

Speaking to JIS News, Mr. Chuck said the knowledge gained by the participants will empower them to be better able to address the matter in the legal system.

“The conference dealt with several areas of cybercrime and the participants, especially the prosecutors, were able to identify some of the areas and the issues to look for in cybercrime,” he said.

Meanwhile, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, described the discussions at the two-day conference as “very fruitful”.

She told JIS News that the participants showed great appreciation for the range of subjects that were covered.

The DPP said a decision was taken for the formation of a regional body among prosecutors to allow for better networking among members.

“We want to have a Caribbean Association of Prosecutors, which is very important in terms of networking and giving each other support,” she explained.

The DPP pointed out that through the association, an exchange programme for prosecutors will be set up to give members the opportunity to visit countries in the region to get first-hand experience of the justice system at work in another jurisdiction.

Participants from more than 24 countries attended the conference, which was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Next year’s conference will be held in Trinidad and Tobago.