Grenada Launches National Task Force To Drive CariSECURE Project

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada has become the sixth country in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean to establish a national task force to drive implementation of the United States government-supported CariSECURE project. Since 2016, CariSECURE, which is being implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been promoting the use of evidence-based decision-making and fosters a reliance on valid, reliable, and comparable citizen security data.

Acting Prime Minister Gregory Clarence Bowen presided over the launch of the CariSECURE Task Force and Citizen Security Toolkit. In delivering the feature address he told the gathering: “This is a watershed moment for Grenada as we embark on a journey to effectively address crime and violence.”

The acting prime minister also signed an agreement to officially endorse the toolkit that will help agencies to standardize, disaggregate and share crime data under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project. The Task Force is comprised of key representatives from the Royal Grenada Police Force, Prison Department, Statistical Office and the ministry of national security.