Representatives from police and defence forces from St Kitts and Nevis have benefitted from a virtual two-day course Building Integrity for Senior Leaders funded and delivered by the UK’s Defence Academy.
The two-day programme took place 16-17 March in partnership with the Regional Security System (RSS) Headquarters in Barbados.
Participants from St Kitts and Nevis were joined by senior leaders from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the RSS Asset Recovery Unit. They heard about the role of specialism in Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources; international best practices; how to mitigate risks of corruption and increase transparency, and the importance of leadership in ensuring integrity in the process.
Resident British Commissioner in St Vincent and the Grenadines Steve Moore said in closing remarks: “This was an important course which has shared experiences and lessons. The integrity of the individual together with the mitigation of risk in the process is critical in managing complex situations in the modern world.”
Captain (N) Errington Shurland, Executive Director RSS, said: “I congratulate all 34 participants. A great leader has many attributes but most critical of all is personal integrity. Leaders will set the tone and take the lead as people of integrity. I am glad that the participants have had exposure to notions of integrity so important to the future of this region.”
The UK continues to collaborate with Caribbean partners, despite the challenges presented by COVID, with virtual programmes delivered just ahead of the UK-Caribbean Forum, which convenes virtually at the Ministerial level on 18 March.