NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 7, 2019) — The general public in Nevis is invited to a town hall meeting, which will be hosted by the National Security Strategy Formulation Committee, under the chairmanship of Dwyer Astaphan.
The public’s concerns relating to crime reduction and prevention will be addressed at this forum.
The town hall meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall.
Among other consultations the National Security Strategy Formulation Committee will facilitate will be a meeting with members of the media, from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Throughout the day, the National Security Strategy Formulation Committee will also meet with government agencies, hoteliers and tourism partners and the business community, Nevis Christian Council and Nevis Evangelical Association, Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) and Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM).
The objectives of the National Security Strategy Formulation Committee (NSSFC) are to clearly identify the threats that are impacting or could impact St Kitts and Nevis; analyze and prioritize current and future threats, using acceptable international rating standards, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders; determine the capacities and capabilities needed to counter threats, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders; and determine and clearly indicate, gaps in resources and make the relevant recommendations for addressing such issues among others.
The Committee is comprised of chairman, Dwyer Astaphan, Attorney-at-law and former Minister of Tourism and Ministry of National Security and Social Commentator; Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank; Pastor Lincoln Hazell, representing the Clergy; Errol Wilkinson, Chamber of Industry and Commerce representative; Michele de la Coudray-Blake, Director of the Counselling Department, Ministry of Social Development, Community and Gender Affairs; Pierre Liburd, Acting Director of the Youth Empowerment Department; Donald Cable, Retired Comptroller of Customs; Joseph Liburd, Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police; and Newrish Nital, Social Commentator and Drug Prevention Officer with the National Drug Council.