U.S. SPONSORING AIRPORT SECURITY TRAINING IN FIJI

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (March 3, 2002 – Daily Post/FijiLive)---The threat of terrorism has international dimensions that demand the vigilance of every country. And the United States of America is happy to assist its allies in meeting the challenges associated with the problem.

To this effect, the United States Embassy is sponsoring a two- week training course in airport security management for over 30 regional law-enforcement and border security personnel.

Included in the training course are 25 participants from Fiji who will undergo a series of management and prevention courses directly related to the aviation industry.

The training is part of the U.S. Department of State's Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program and is being held at Nadi's Tanoa International Hotel from 4 to 15 March.

U.S. Embassy regional security officer Brent Barker said yesterday that the U.S. is pleased to provide assistance to upgrade the skills of Fiji's law-enforcement and security personnel. Mr. Barker said the ATA program trained law-enforcement and civilian security personnel from foreign governments in procedures designed to prevent and combat terrorism.

"Since its inception in 1983," Mr. Barker said, "the ATA program has played an integral role in providing training and building productive relationships with other countries in countering terrorism around the world."

He said that the course was designed for managers and supervisors responsible for airport police and security operations, as well as government officials concerned with aviation security.

Mr. Barker added that the course taught methods of securing an airport complex, identifying terrorists threats, organizing physical airport security, reactions to breaches of airport security, protection of checked baggage and cargo and responding to high-risk situations.

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