The IIJ was invited to present its ‘Cross-border and Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ investigative programme on behalf of the UK High Commission working together with the Ministry of the Attorney General & legal Affairs in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. The previously proven successful interactive investigative exercise was adapted to reflect the real issues and threats facing Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean region and a high level Training & Advisory team was selected to support delivery. Over thirty practitioners, drawn from various security, investigative and prosecutorial roles across Government of Trinidad & Tobago (GOTT) agencies participated in the multi-strand training (Investigation, Prosecution, Intelligence Analysis, Border Security) delivered in Port of Spain over five days in March 2018. The IIJ team also conducted a capacity review and shared its findings and recommendations with the UK sponsors and relevant GOTT ministries. The Trinidad & Tobago Director of Public Prosecutions, who fully participated in the training, together with senior members of his and the Attorney General’s teams praised the high quality of the training, the calibre of the trainers – their expertise and their knowledge and was particularly complimentary about the style, tone and delivery of the training. The UK plans to continue to support the Government of Trinidad & Tobago in further developing its counter-terrorism and prosecution capacity in partnership with the IIJ.
For more information on this event, please email Joe Connell.