Tuesday, June 21, 2016

1,300 Military And Police Personnel Arrived In Jamaica


More than 1,300 military and police personnel from the Caribbean, United States (US), Canada, Britain, France, and Mexico  arrived n Jamaica for the Exercise Tradewinds 2016.

The nine-day exercise begins on June 20 to 28. The exercise will focus on training in maritime and land operations.
The first phase, which was conducted in Grenada from June 5 to 14, focused on the delivery of humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The third and final phase will entail a leadership seminar to be conducted in Miami, Florida, from July 19 to 21.
Several other activities will also be held during the Jamaica leg of Exercise Tradewinds, including tours of the operations areas in Kingston, St. Catherine, Portland, St. Ann, and St. James, and a coastal clean-up project.
Over 1,700 personnel will participate in the three phases of Exercise Tradewinds, which supports the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and Central American Region Security Initiative (CARSI).
The other regional countries represented are Antigua and Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; and Turks and Caicos.

Source JIS

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