IMPACS Regional Communications Centre Established

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, March 27 /CNW/ -- A Regional Communications
Centre (RCC) has been established as a specialist unit within the CARICOM
Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) to effectively manage
crisis communications for Cricket World Cup 2007.
    The Centre is linked to CARICOM's ad hoc sub-committee on security for
Cricket World Cup 2007 and is mandated to develop and manage an effective
communications programme on such issues as the CARICOM Special Visa, the
Single Domestic Space, security arrangements, public health safety and
disaster management.
    The Centre is headed by Mr. Leonard Robertson, Adviser, Public
Information, in the Office of the CARICOM Secretary-General, as the Regional
Media Coordinator, and includes a team of communication specialists from the
Caribbean as well as advisers on security communications from the United
    The RCC is located on the second floor of the Barbados government's
office complex at Warren's.  The RCC operates on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week
basis and works in conjunction with a network of national and regional media
liaisons, government information services and other regional agencies.
    The RCC team is available to international and regional media to
facilitate their information needs on issues not related to cricket. The RCC
can be contacted as follows:

    Telephone Numbers: + (246) 310-2299
    Fax: + (246) 421-2195

    Regional Media Coordinator:
    Leonard Robertson + (246) 310-2299

    Press Secretary to Chair of Sub Committee on Security
    Rose Blenman + (246) 310-2296 (office) / 826-2351 (c)


For further information:

For further information: Leonard Robertson, 246-310-2299,, or Rose Blenman, 246-310-2296, cellular, 
246-826-2351,, both of Caricom Web Site:

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