On Monday 24 April, 2023, Minister of National Security the Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds M.P. attended and delivered the Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony for the Pre-Operational Meeting for Operation CARISICA (OCASI), at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Port of Spain. Operation CARISICA is the second phase of a broader project sponsored by the Joint Fund of CARICOM-Spain Scientific and Technical Cooperation, aimed at targeting Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.