The media has a critical role to play during Trade Winds 2016 which takes place in Grenada from June 5 -12.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvan McIntyre has advised members of the media that they are a key stakeholder in the entire process.
Speaking during a media update of Trade Winds at NaDMA Headquarters on Fort Frederick last week Wednesday, ASP McIntyre who will serve as the Public Affairs Officer during the exercise said the media has a role to play in informing the nation about what is happening during the seven days of the exercise.
However, he said what is to be reported and what cannot be reported along with access to and from the areas of operation are critical for the media.
ASP McIntyre indicated that two weeks ago Grenada hosted close to four hundred delegates in preparation for Trade Winds and according to him, they were impressed with the country’s readiness.
“We do not want to drop short of the standard that we set,” he remarked.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Franklyn Redhead who echoed ASP McIntyre’s sentiments underscored the significant role the media has to play in relaying the information of Trade Winds 2016.
The exercise, he said provides an opportunity for the media to be involved in the exercise as a role player.
He spoke of the United States which is proving about 90 percent of the sponsorship of the exercise being very keen in ensuring that there is Non-Governmental Organisation involvement both at the operational spectrum and at the planning side of next month’s exercise.