RSS Unity Exercise 2024: Strengthening Regional Security

[Photo Caption: Participants of UNEX'24 engaging in a training scenario. Image Source: UNEX'24 Google Drive]

The picturesque island of Saint Lucia sets the stage for a crucial military and police training exercise, Unity Exercise 2024 (UNEX’24), from April 2 to 18. With a focus on enhancing coordination and response capabilities, UNEX’24 is a collaborative effort co-funded by the Regional Security System (RSS) and the European Union under the RSS 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Project.

The primary objective of UNEX’24 is to evaluate the effectiveness of command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems within the RSS Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF). Additionally, it aims to assess the CJTF’s readiness in coordinating resources for countering Transnational Organized Crime (C TOC) and Countering Terrorism (CT) operations.

Participation in UNEX’24 spans across multiple security agencies from the Caribbean region. Representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will engage in a series of exercises on land and at sea, showcasing their commitment to regional security cooperation.

The list of participating security forces includes various defense and law enforcement agencies such as the Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force, Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, the Barbados Police Service, the Barbados Defence Force, the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, the Royal Grenada Police Force, the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Defence Force, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, and the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

As UNEX’24 unfolds, participants will engage in rigorous training scenarios aimed at enhancing their operational readiness and inter-agency cooperation. Through simulated exercises and strategic discussions, they will hone their skills in responding to various security threats, fostering a safer and more secure environment for the region.

For further information on UNEX’24, interested parties can reach out to Lt. Col. Roberto Beltran, the UNEX’24 Director, or contact Lt. (CG) Rolerick Sobers, the Regional Maritime Officer at Additionally, inquiries can be directed to the Regional Security System Headquarters at or the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force Press Office at

UNEX’24 represents a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts of the RSS and its member states to strengthen regional security cooperation. By fostering collaboration and enhancing operational capabilities, exercises like UNEX’24 contribute to building a more resilient and secure Caribbean community.

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