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Joint Regional Communication Centre

This sub agency is in Barbados and is staffed by a combination of both contracted and seconded staff/attachments.

The JRCC is mainly responsible for the operations and management of the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), which screens approximately forty (40) Million passengers annually, specifically those entering, and travelling within the CARICOM Region by air and sea ports.

The JRCC will also house the Advance Cargo Information System (ACIS) when it comes on stream. ACIS which will provide Customs Divisions in the Region with the capability to track, monitor and profile cargo prior to its arrival in or through the Region to ensure that both timely and appropriate action is taken by customs and law enforcement officials.

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Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre

This sub agency is in Trinidad and provides support to Member States in intelligence gathering, sharing and analysis. It is staffed mainly by attachments from individual Member States, who are seconded to this Centre for an initial period of two (2) years.
Its current mandate is as follows:

  1. To provide 24/7 support to the Joint Regional Communication Centre (JRCC) in Border Protection and Continuity of Operations
  2. To Collect information that reveals the Plans, Intentions and Capabilities of Threat Entities and Provide the basis for decision
  3. To produce timely analyses that provide Insight, Warning and Opportunity to the Decision Makers charged with Protecting and Advancing the Region’s Interests
  4. To provide Standardised Training and Major Event Support to Member States
  5. To Establish Regional and International Liaisons in Support of the Intelligence Mandate