The safety and security of people and the viability of regional economies, rest with the ability of countries to maintain peaceful, safe, secure and stable environments.
So say Prime Minister of Barbados and Chairman of the Regional Security System’s (RSS) Council of Ministers, Freundel Stuart. He was speaking at the opening of a meeting of that grouping yesterday morning at the Hilton Barbados, as he sought to explain why, despite the current economic challenges, it would not be prudent to reduce or eliminate subscriptions to the Regional Security System (RSS).
Stuart told the gathering, which included the Prime Ministers of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as other National Security Ministers of RSS Member States, that national security is an inescapable responsibility of the modern state.
With that in mind, he warned that if countries are unable at the nat...