September 26, 2021
(The Antigua Observer) Heads of government along with military leaders across the Caribbean have been propositioned to create a regional defense training academy.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne stood firm in his belief that this move will strengthen regional security during the opening ceremony of the Second United Kingdom – Caribbean Chiefs of Defense Conference at the Royalton Hotel yesterday morning.
“The Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force has long recognised the critical deficiency in the professional development in its civil managers and has begun discussions towards the establishment of the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in the Caribbean.
“Maybe we may eventually want to expand this discussion to include the possibility of establishing a regional academy so that we will have economies of scale. We would not have to replicate for certain countries in CARICOM,”
Prime Minister Browne said.
Staff Writer, CARICOM Today
September 13, 2021