Five countries sign Caribbean Arrest Treaty

Five Caribbean countries have signed the Caribbean Arrest Treaty, one of the regional security instruments that was formulated to enhance cooperation between member states in the fight against crime.

Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Guyana, St. Kitts-Nevis and St. Lucia signed the agreement at the recently concluded 38th Heads of Government summit in Grenada.

A communique from the summit said the objective of the treaty is to establish with the Caribbean Community a system of arrest and surrender of requested persons for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution for an applicable offense; or executing a custodial sentence where the requested persons have fled from justice after being sentenced for an applicable offense.

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