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UK promises more assistance to the Caribbean

by Global News Staff

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United Kingdom will be supporting law enforcement agencies as they work to confiscate the assets of organised criminals in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, with plans to seize 5 million pounds sterling of the proceeds of crime over the next four years.

This was revealed by the UK Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, during his recent visit to the region to promote Britain’s Department for International Development’s regional programme, which is aimed at creating jobs; ensuring Caribbean countries have national strategies and the resources and skills to reduce the risks from natural disasters and hazards; improving security; combating crime; mobilising communities; and improving professionalism of the police, including stamping out corruption.

Mitchell announced that the UK will help to create more than 10,000 jobs and protect dozens of communities from crime as it increases its development commitment to the Caribbean.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United Kingdom will be supporting law enforcement agencies as they work to confiscate the assets of organised criminals in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, with plans to seize 5 million pounds sterling of the proceeds of crime over the next four years.

This was revealed by the UK Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, during his recent visit to the region to promote Britain’s Department for International Development’s regional programme, which is aimed at creating jobs; ensuring Caribbean countries have national strategies and the resources and skills to reduce the risks from natural disasters and hazards; improving security; combating crime; mobilising communities; and improving professionalism of the police, including stamping out corruption.

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Mitchell announced that the UK will help to create more than 10,000 jobs and protect dozens of communities from crime as it increases its development commitment to the Caribbean.

Use pic of Mitchell