CARIBBEAN: Dominica, China sign agreement to boost security

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CARIBBEAN: Dominica, China sign agreement to boost security
Dominica's National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmore. * Photo credit: Dominica News Online
Dominica’s National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmore. * Photo credit: Dominica News Online
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Dominica’s Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmore. * Photo credit: Dominica News Online

CMC – An agreement amounting to US$1.5 million has been signed with China towards purchasing police vehicles and equipment as well as the training of policemen and women.

National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmore who made the announcement on Friday at the commissioning of a new police station and court in Laplaine, to the east of here, said the agreement is one that deepens ties between both countries.

“I signed on behalf of the Government of Dominica with the Ministry of Defense with the government of the People’s Republic of China… to the tune of US$1.5 million and it is going to be utilised to procure new vehicles, to train police officers, and to invest in equipment for search and rescue.”

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