Project Fortaleza in Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao will host the third meeting of the Project Fortaleza in 2016. It is an annual meeting held since 2014 in which detection methods at a global level and strategies are discussed and best practices are exchanged in the fight against organized crime and gang phenomenon.
This was arranged by the Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro during a bilateral meeting with Jose de Gracia of the Sud-Organized Crime Directorate, during the Interpol meeting in Rwanda earlier this month. The first meeting was in 2014 in Cancun, Mexico, and the second in October this year in Toledo, Spain. The report on the Minister’s travel says: “To explain why this should be seen as a success, the following: Regardless of Justice and the Interpol activities these results will have a positive impact on the economic sector of the island.”
“Both the possible installation of the regional Interpol Office in Curaçao in about two or three years, which has more of a permanent character, and the hosting of the third meeting of the Project Fortaleza in Curaçao will increase the influx of travelers to our country, which will give a positive impetus to the economy of Curaçao, which will benefit economic activity in the tourism sector. In addition to the support tasks in the region, the Regional Bureau also deals with providing regional training from Curaçao. Participants in these training sessions, which will participate in large numbers, have to make use of the services under aforementioned sectors during their stay. And while Curaçao simultaneously obtains more brand awareness.”