The APNU+AFC Government is expected to sign on to a treaty this month in Havana, Cuba which will help the relevant authorities overcome hurdles to information sharing on organized crime within the region.
The Guyana Standard was informed by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon that while the treaty addresses challenges to information sharing, it will also help to optimize Guyana’s risk management systems.
He said, too, that the signing of the treaty will pave the way for the establishment of a Caribbean Customs Organization (CCO).
Harmon noted that the CCO is intended to provide a proper legal basis while helping to widen the scope of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) which operates as a lose cooperative with the sole purpose of strengthening customs administration within the region.
With the new legal standing from the treaty, CCLEC which was established in 1970 will also be able to access funding and resource endowment by international financial institutions.