United States and the Caribbean getting aggressive on Cyber Crime in the West Indies

The 15 member grouping of the Caribbean Community are seeking to rapidly redress areas of security and legislation as it pertains to cyber-crime in the West Indies.

Lieutenant Colonel Jorge Jamarillo of the United States Southern Command or SOUTHCOM spoke with BajanReporter.com in an exclusive interview at the Defence Force recently.

On learning how the Attorney General of Barbados Adriel Brathwaite lamented the fact not only here but his regional counterparts barely set aside funding for programs to counter any threats for cyber crime, the SOUTHCOM Officer says cyber-crime is not only a focus during Tradewinds but an ongoing task;-

Retired Captain Brian Roberts who serves with the Regional Security System also spoke with 90.1 FM and he gave the assurance how CARICOM’s security arm known as IMPACS or the Implementing Agency for Crime and Security is looking at various incidents including the recent proliferation of ATM fraud usually involving felons of an Eastern European origin;-

Barbados recently had a spate of irregular activities at some ATMs and even suspicious activities surrounding credit cards where many of the perpetrators were either from Eastern Europe or UK citizens with Nigerian connections.

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