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Former Counter Terrorism Chief Joins the TRIP Group

The Travel Risk & Incident Prevention (TRIP) Group have this week announced the appointment of the former Head of the Counter Terrorist Unit at Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retired) Chip Chapman CB, to their expert advisory board. Mr Chapman is recognised and respected globally for his expertise in counter terrorism and has an impressive …

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Global Security Briefing – October 2021

United Kingdom Demonstrations by climate change group, Insulate Britain, have resulted in severe delays to motorists, with demonstrators bringing traffic on the main motorway circling London, the M25, to a standstill on eight separate occasions in three weeks. They have also blockaded the Port of Dover, a major trading route to Europe, causing delays to …

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The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Shining Path in Peru

On 23rd May 2021, a splinter group from the Shining Path killed 16 people in the Valley of the Rivers Apurimac Ene and Matero (VRAEM). Reportedly, pamphlets were found next to the bodies, warning people not to vote in the presidential election on 6 June. Who are the Shining Path? The Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) is …

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Global Security Briefing – September 2021

Lithuania  Recent COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Lithuanian government have caused growing unrest and discontent among citizens. From 13th September 2021, unvaccinated citizens will not be allowed to visit salons, bars, restaurants and shopping centres.  On 10th August 2021, thousands of protesters gathered outside the parliament building in Vilnius to express their disagreement with the …

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IIRSM Partnership Launched to Enhance Travel Risk Management

Enhancing travel risk management is the aim of a new partnership between two leaders in the field. The educational charity and professional body, the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and Travel Risk & Incident Prevention (TRIP) Group have joined forces to provide professional development and networking opportunities to each other’s respective memberships.  IIRSM has members in more …

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The TRIP Group Partners with Emergency Protection Ltd

One of the world’s leading suppliers of cutting edge and innovative safety products has partnered with the Travel Risk & Incident Prevention (TRIP) Group. Emergency Protection Ltd who provide high quality protective solutions to law enforcement agencies, governments and military forces recently added the TRIP Group to their impressive portfolio of partners.  Speaking about the …

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Global Security Briefing – August

South Africa The recent imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma has led to widespread civil unrest, rioting and looting in South Africa. On June 29th Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison, the resulting violence being the worst seen since the end of the apartheid era. The protests resulted in a significant amount of damage …

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Global Security Briefing – June

Colombia Colombia is going through another period of unrest.  The most recent wave has been sparked by events ranging from lack of sustainable government response to COVID-19 to dealing with the exodus from Venezuela, with some protests descending into violence. The Colombian security forces have responded with swift and uncompromising countermeasures. Current estimates are that 40 …

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