Training in Practical Prosecuting and Proactive Law Enforcement

St. Kitts and Nevis’ judicial system is receiving a significant boost through the launch of the Joint Training Programme in Practical Prosecuting and Proactive Law Enforcement.

This joint training programme specifically targeted members of the National Prosecutorial Unit.

It was designed by the Senior Resident Judge of Wood Green Crown Court, his Honor Judge Shaun Lyons and Imran Khan, Senior Partner at Imran Khan and Partners Law Firm.

Permanent Secretary in the Anti-crime Unit, Her Excellency Astona Browne explained how the federation will benefit from this joint venture.

“This multi-pronged approach to the enhancement of safety and security will contribute to raising the standard in areas such as prosecution and joining to this is the will to focus on criminal investigations, evidence and procedure, case file management, legal submissions, presenting cases in a manner to secure convictions.”

Commissioner of Police, Celvin Walwyn called on the participants to take in as much knowledge as they can so that they can better carry out their responsibilities.

He said, “It’s very important again that whatever we can learn today [Friday May 9th], or these couple of days, that we absorb totally because at the end of the day what you do, what I do, counts.”

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Prosecution, Travers Sinanan said it is time to take crime fighting and conviction into the 21st century.

“Discard the arcade methods, embrace the new proactive learning and engage the existing criminality with a decisive robustness. We know and must honestly admit that there is room for improvement, room for development and room for progress. Let us not be afraid to embrace the benefits that come with a structured, organized and ordered programme of learning and training,” he said.

The joint training programme was also attended by representatives of the judiciary, the magistracy, officers of the police force and defense force, coast guard unit and the fire and rescue services.

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