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June 9 St. John's Antigua: Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer will today inaugurate the United Kingdom Security Advisory Team (UKSAT) for the Caribbean during a ceremony at Camp Blizzard.

UKSAT which will focus on training, advice and mentoring of law enforcement agencies and security forces in the Caribbean to combat drug trafficking, other serious crime and the threat of terrorism in the region; will working in partnership with the Regional Security System RSS and the UK Caribbean Overseas Territories COTs, supporting their security initiatives to reduce the flow of drugs, weapons and illegal migrants through the region.

The Maritime Training Unit MTU located at the Defence Force Headquarters at Camp Blizzard, formerly the British Military Advisory Training Team, BMATT, will be incorporated into UKSAT, and in conjunction with the RSS Training Unit will continue to provide training and advice in support of a range of maritime law enforcement activities to the region.

During his address, Prime Minister Spencer is expected to speak on the issue of receiving funding from the United Kingdom and the USA to fight crime within the region.  He is also expected to address the problems being faced by countries within the region as a result of the high incidences of deportee criminals.

The inauguration ceremony will also be addressed by the British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean His Excellency Mr. John White.  Governor General Sir James Carlisle will also be in attendance.

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