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  • Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, will lead a two-member delegation to participate in the 4th Biennial Jamaican Diaspora UK National Conference in Birmingham.
  • Mr. Bunting and his delegation will also participate in bilateral meetings in London with government ministers and security officials.
  • Minister Bunting will be accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Major General Stewart Saunders and his adviser, Nickeisha Burrell.

Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, will lead a two-member delegation to participate in the 4th Biennial Jamaican Diaspora UK National Conference in Birmingham, from June 13 to 15.

Mr. Bunting and his delegation will also participate in bilateral meetings in London with government ministers and security officials.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the disclosure during a Jamaica House media briefing on Wednesday, June 11, at the Office of the Prime Minister.

She informed that Mr. Bunting will update the conference on crime fighting measures and social intervention programmes, such as Operation Resilience; Unite for Change; capacity building for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption task force (MOCA);  progress of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM); and the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP).

Minister Bunting will be accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Major General Stewart Saunders and his adviser, Nickeisha Burrell. Ms. Falconer said Cabinet approved the trip, which is estimated to cost $2 million.

The UK Government has provided significant support to the crime management efforts of the Government of Jamaica, which includes an £8.8 million commitment to the third phase of the CSJP.

That government has also provided financial assistance and personnel to start up and successfully operate the anti-corruption branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Additionally, the government has donated £6 million towards enhancing the JCF’s accountability programme as well as providing £322,000 to help the country monitor high risk deportees.