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ICAO Hosts Regional Aviation Security Basic Instructors Course

Image: Participants in the ICAO AVSEC Basic Instructors Course

PRESS RELEASE – ST. LUCIA is hosting the ICAO-sponsored Regional Aviation Security (AVSEC) Basic Instructors Course from June 27 to July 5.

The course is being held in keeping with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) objective and initiative, “Improving Global Aviation Security”, to support Member States in meeting their civil aviation security obligations under the Chicago Convention and promote the strengthening of aviation security worldwide.

Image: Participants in the ICAO AVSEC Basic Instructors Course
Participants in the ICAO AVSEC Basic Instructors Course

The course which is being held at the Harlequin Blu Hotel in Rodney Bay, is being facilitated by a team of two qualified ICAO instructors and will end with a certificate presentation ceremony.

The programme is designed for personnel involved in the development, management and/or instruction of training materials related to a civil aviation security training programme and brings together 16 participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and St. Lucia. Five participants are Saint Lucians employed with the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) and General Aviation Security Services Ltd, a contracted security firm at our airports.

Upon successful completion of the course, it is anticipated that the participants will be well versed in the general application of training principles, preparation of appropriate teaching aids and tailoring of course material to harmonize course objectives with local and national requirements. They would have gained invaluable knowledge which they will take back to their respective workplaces to apply and assist in facilitating the aviation security policies of Saint Lucia.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chief Aviation Officer, Eustace Cherry, at the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation at 468-2180 or email Eustace.cherry@govt.lc.

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