Thursday 1 October, 2020

Stuart talks security with Canada's High Commissioner to T&T

From left to right – Advisor to the Commissioner, Correctional Services Canada Mike Ryan; High Commissioner of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago Kumar Gupta; Minister of National Security  Stuart Young; and Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke.

From left to right – Advisor to the Commissioner, Correctional Services Canada Mike Ryan; High Commissioner of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago Kumar Gupta; Minister of National Security Stuart Young; and Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke.

National Security Minister Stuart Young has met with Canada's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Kumar Gupta, and advisor to the Commissioner, Correctional Services Canada, Mike Ryan.

The meeting took place at the Ministry's head office on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain.

Minister Young reinforced his commitment to furthering the longstanding bilateral security cooperation with Canada towards a safer and more secure country. 

The Minister also extended greetings to Ryan who is on an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago from January 06, 2020, to January 10, 2020. 

Meanwhile, Gupta expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome as well as the opportunity to continue to advance the work on existing and future security initiatives with Trinidad and Tobago.

Discussions focused on deepening the collaboration established under a Charter of Commitment between the Government and the Correctional Service of Canada signed in October 2017, which facilitates the sharing of best practice techniques in Corrections Management, the enhancement of correctional programmes for offenders, as well as capacity strengthening initiatives for prison officers.

Also present at the meeting were acting Commissioner of Prisons, Dane Clarke; Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Dennis Pulchan; Deputy Director of International Ministry Affairs of the Ministry of National Security, retired Major Richard Lynch; High Commission of Canada Liaison Officer Matthieu Girard; and High Commission of Canada Political and Public Affairs Counsellor Pamela Greenwell. 

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