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OAS Money Laundering Workshop

Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague converses with Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Sylvain Fabi and OAS Representative in Jamaica, Jeanelle van GlaanenWeygel at the Workshop on Special Investigative Techniques applied in Money Laundering Investigations

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague says the ingenuity of criminals involved in money laundering must be matched by the dedication and commitment of law enforcement personnel and prosecutors to find their ill-gotten gains, and bring them and their facilitators, particularly those who help to conceal their wealth, to justice.

Minister Montague was speaking this morning at the start of a three-day workshop on “Special Investigative Techniques applied in Money Laundering Investigations”, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

National Security Minister announces Medal of Appreciation for JCF members

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague speaking at the Jamaica Police Federation Conference held at Iberostar Hotel and Resort

National Security Minister, Hon. Robert Montague has announced a Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who excel across three key areas; serving, protecting and reassuring.

He made the disclosure yesterday at the 74th Annual Jamaica Police Federation Conference being held at Iberostar Hotel Resort from May 10 – 11, 2017.

Forensics lab gets a boost with handing over of Bullettrax 3D system

The ballistics capacity of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine (IFSLM) today received a boost with the handing over of an IBIS Bullettrax 3D system.

The Bullettrax system, sponsored by the Canadian government and managed by the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), is to assist the Forensics Institute in capturing digital images from the surface of bullets, matching images in a database with other bullets and in the collecting of ballistic information from ammunition.

Digicel and Flow endorse Stay Alert App

Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague (2nd left) and State Minister, Sen. the. Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. with Head of Product Support at FLOW, Troy Cockings (left) and Head of Digicel Business, Brian Bennett Easy at the Stay Alert App press briefing

Telecommunications providers Digicel and Flow today endorsed the Stay Alert App, introduced by the Ministry of National Security as an important technological tool in the fight against crime.

 Both companies agreed to preload the app on all devices being sold to their customers in Jamaica, and to also send text messages to existing customers encouraging them to download the app. The announcement was made at a press briefing held at the Ministry of National Security’s head office this morning.

Maritime Security Table Top Exercise

The objective of this activity is to assist in developing Jamaica’s capabilities to implement and enforce maritime safety and security legislation and to counter piracy and armed robbery against ships. Under this activity, a team of IMO staff and experts will conduct a table top exercise to determine how best to support Jamaica’s efforts to enhance its coast guard function capabilities for improved maritime security, safety and environmental responses.

Commissioner of Police Urges Officers To Build Sustainable Partnerships


Commissioner of Police, Dr. Carl Williams, has reemphasized the importance of community-based initiatives as he addressed participants at the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) National Symposium held at the Mico University on Saturday, June 25.