COMMISSIONER OF Police, Colin John will lead a 12 member delegation to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Regional Security System (RSS) in Grenada.The milestone will be celebrated with several events over the period October 9-13, 2022, a release from the police states.
The delegation will also include the Commander of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Coast Service, Lieutenant Commander Deon Henry, and 10 officers, five each from the RSVGPF and the SVG Coast Guard who will participate in a military parade to mark the occasion.These are: Sub-Lieutenant Frankie John; Station Sergeant, Alex Phillips; Petty Officer, Daniel Foyle; Corporal of Police, Nelica Kirby; Leading Seaman Peter Morris; Police Constables Christel Hamilton; Marc Williams; and Enrique Monroe; and Able Seamen Danroy Connell and Everette Glasgow.
Some members of the delegation will leave the state on tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, onboard Captain Mulzac Coast Guard vessel.
The RSS was established in October 1982 with five countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, and St.Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
Since then,the organization has grown to eight members and now includes Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Co-operative Republic of Guyana which acceded to the RSS treaty on September 13, 2022.
The RSS was created out of a need for a collective response to security threats that were impacting the stability of the region in the 1970s and 1980s.
The commemorative events in Grenada will begin on October 9 with a church service at Sacrament Catholic Church commencing at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a military parade.
On October 10, Security Chief’s will meet and on October 12 and 13, there will be a meeting of Coast Guard Commanders.