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2018 CABSEC & SAMSEC Post Event Report

Last year, the CABSEC and SAMSEC conference took place in Jamaica, and was opened by the Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness. Supported by the Jamaican Defence Force, it was chaired by the Deputy Chief of Defence and featured presentations from senior military leaders from the region. Take a look at...

South America and Caribbean Defence & Security: In Numbers [Infographic]

CABSEC 16 will be taking place in Colombia in 2016, bringing the South American, Caribbean and international security decision-makers together in one place to tackle discuss the countering of mutual threats. To provide perspective, we look at some of the latest figures relevant to this region, from national spending figures...

The civil-military partnership during hurricanes Irma and Maria response: A Rescue Global case study

The international response to hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 came from all sides, from militaries to international organisations. Rescue Global was one of the latter and worked with all sides to improve the response time.Ahead of the co-located CABSEC and SAMSEC summits, Hannah Pathak, Deputy CEO of Rescue Global...

Ensuring security in the Caribbean: Challenges and opportunities

The Jamaica Defence Force is officially supporting this year's CABSEC/SAMSEC conference and it seemed fitting to get expert insight into the nation's security challenges and their resulting future requirements.In this exclusive interview with Major General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force and speaker at the...

8 Notable Security Influencers in the Western Hemisphere

Defence IQ explores some of the key stimuli for security enhancement in Latin America and the Caribbean, as threats ranging from illegal fishing to narcotrafficking continue to demand an effective, multi-agency response…

Security in the Caribbean and Latin America

The Caribbean and Latin American region share significant security concerns relating to crime, terrorism, the economy and the environment. Owing to the interconnectivity of these issues and the potential damage they can cause to the wider region, they require inter-agency cooperation and trans-national cooperation.Read this Defence IQ overview of the...