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06KINGSTON1118
2006-06-07 19:35:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Kingston
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GOJ REQUEST FOR DELEGATION TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS IN

Tags:   ASEC  CPAS  PINR  PREL  PTER  UNSC  XL  JM 
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FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2972
INFO RUCNCOM/EC CARICOM COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEAHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM J7 MIAMI FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L KINGSTON 001118 

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DEPARTMENT PASS FOR S/ES, AND FOR WHA/CAR (BENT, FORTIN)
BRIDGETOWN PLEASE PASS TO GILROY, AGUILERA
DEPARTMENT PASS TO DHS FOR STALLWORTH, PATTERSON, LOONEY

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/06/2016
TAGS: ASEC CPAS PINR PREL PTER UNSC XL JM
SUBJECT: GOJ REQUEST FOR DELEGATION TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS IN
WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS CRICKET WORLD CUP SECURITY ASSISTANCE

REF: KINGSTON 1007

Classified By: Ambassador Brenda LaGrange Johnson, reasons 1.4 (b) and
(d)

C O N F I D E N T I A L KINGSTON 001118

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SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT PASS FOR S/ES, AND FOR WHA/CAR (BENT, FORTIN)
BRIDGETOWN PLEASE PASS TO GILROY, AGUILERA
DEPARTMENT PASS TO DHS FOR STALLWORTH, PATTERSON, LOONEY

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/06/2016
TAGS: ASEC CPAS PINR PREL PTER UNSC XL JM
SUBJECT: GOJ REQUEST FOR DELEGATION TO MEET STAKEHOLDERS IN
WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS CRICKET WORLD CUP SECURITY ASSISTANCE

REF: KINGSTON 1007

Classified By: Ambassador Brenda LaGrange Johnson, reasons 1.4 (b) and
(d)


1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph 4.


2. (SBU) In response to a request from Permanent Secretary
Gilbert Scott of the Ministry of National Security (MNS),
Econoff met on June 5 with Scott and with O'Neal Hamilton,
Special Advisor to the Chairman, CARICOM Subcommittee on
Resource Mobilization for Crime and Security. Scott
clarified that while the issue of the proposed border
security system was ongoing, and was more the province of
Barbados DPM Mia Mottley, Minister of National Security Peter
Phillips was chairing the resource mobilization effort for
all other security needs. With that in mind, Scott requested
a meeting in Washington early in the week of June 26. The
GOJ delegation would be led by Phillips and would include
four technical experts and two support personnel. The topic
would be other areas in which the USG may be able to assist
with security preparations for Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC).


3. (SBU) Scott expressed a desire to arrange meetings with
the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the
Department of Homeland Security (particularly Customs and
Border Protection), but also noted that they would be
receptive to "any other parties deemed appropriate." He
noted that there will be a list of critical needs (reftel)
for the region that covers all aspects of the regional
security plan. Asked if other countries would be privy to
this list, Scott noted that the resource mobilization
committee would be "shopping" this list to the U.S., the
U.K., Canada, France and the Netherlands simultaneously, so
international cooperation and consultation will be the key to
success.


4. (SBU) Action request: Post requests guidance on possible
meetings for that timeframe, and assistance in identifying
USG entities that might be able to offer various types of
security assistance. If not possible during that timeframe,
Post requests alternate time periods with which to respond to
the GOJ.


5. (C) Comment: In discussions outside of the meeting with
Scott, Hamilton (protect) expressed deep frustration at the
"cultural causes" underlying the lateness of the proposed
meeting. He also reminded Econoff that the CARICOM
Subcommittee for Resource Mobilization for Crime and Security
was the lead entity for the task of procuring all assistance
outside of the entry/exit system. He seemed frustrated with
Barbados DPM Mottley's efforts beyond the smart card
initiative. The fact remains, however, that Mottley has been
one of very few CARICOM officials who appreciates the urgency
and the magnitude of the task. Hamilton appears to
understand it now, despite these concerns about turf and
jurisdiction. End comment.
JOHNSON