Weekly News Update

Pakistan: Interior ministry to streamline affairs of security companies. Credit: © AFP


Croatia: Security companies in the country have an increasing problem with the lack of licensed security guards, who are leaving their jobs for opportunities in Ireland and Germany: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/business/11646-private-security-companies-in-croatia-faced-with-lack-of-staff


Nigeria: Private security industry is one of the highest employers of labour. In Nigeria, the demand for private security has risen over the last decade. If properly regulated, the industry can boost the national economy by creating opportunities for new businesses to enter the market, helping to reduce unemployment and providing further support for government security agencies in fighting crime: http://ynaija.com/private-security-as-a-driver-for-economic-growth/ 


Pakistan: In an effort to improve the performance and streamline the affairs of private security companies in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), the Interior ministry has introduced several measures including proper training and the introduction of minimum wages for the guards: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1091163/ensuring-quality-service-interior-ministry-to-streamline-affairs-of-security-companies/ 


Kenya: In a maritime security workshop led by the International Maritime Organization national officials from key ministries and departments took part in a range of evolving scenarios, supporting Kenya’s national capacity to perform coastguard functions through inter-agency cooperation and development of maritime strategies and emergency plans: http://www.marinelink.com/news/supporting-maritime408633.aspx


Southeast Asia: The Philippines has been discussing coordinated naval patrols on its southern maritime borders with Indonesia and Malaysia to protect shipping after attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants, its Foreign Minister said on Thursday, April 28: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippines-wants-coordinated-navy-patrols-to-protect-ships-from-attacks-kidnappings