Regional workshop on preventing violent extremism underway in T&T

A three-day regional workshop aimed at preventing violent extremism got underway in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday amid concerns that the return of Caribbean nationals from participating in terrorist activities could pose a significant threat to the region.
However the conference, which is being organised by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security and the Commonwealth Secretariat, heard that the number of Caribbean nationals travelling to countries to participate in terrorist activities may have been minimised.
Addressing the opening ceremony, the Regional Crime and Security Strategy Coordinator at the agency, Callixtus Joseph, said while CARICOM has been largely spared the horror of terrorism attacks it should not linger in the false notion that it is immune from terrorism.
The three day course is part of efforts to build the capacity of over 110 participants from Trinidad and Tobago and more than 300 regional participants to prevent and counter violent extremism in the region.

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