Interview with Brig Gen Kenrick Maharaj, Trinidad and Tobago Chief of Defense Staff
By Geraldine Cook December 27, 2011
The theme of the 2012 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), sponsored jointly by the United States Southern Command and St. Kitts and Nevis, was Regional Information Sharing: to Combat Transnational Organized Crime and Assist Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. But other hot topics such as information sharing, youth violence, high rates of crime and violence in the region, illegal gun ownership and an outgrowth of the drug trade were also discussed amongst several of the attending regional Chiefs of Defense, other military personnel and civilians. Below is Diálogo’s interview with the Chief of Defense Staff of Trinidad and Tobago, Brigadier General Kenrick Maharaj, who originally spoke to Diálogo in February, during CANSEC 2011.