Bridgetown, Barbados – In furtherance of the U.S. Department of Justice’s commitment to fight transnational crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to the Dominican Republic, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago this week for a series of meetings with local and regional leaders, including the annual Organization of American States Conference of Interior Ministers.
In the Dominican Republic, Attorney General Holder will participate in a ministerial conference and give a speech on the importance of law enforcement cooperation. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with Dominican civil society representatives on the role of civil society organizations in advocating improving governance, promoting transparency and strengthening overall government accountability.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
In Barbados, Attorney General Holder will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite. He will also meet with the Attorneys General from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in a discussion on continued cooperation in fighting transnational crime, including through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). Following this meeting, Attorneys General Holder and Brathwaite will briefly address the media.
Finally, in Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Holder will participate in the Organization of American States’ Third Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA III) as well as bilateral and high-level meetings with his counterparts.