Questions over new spy agency to replace SIA… How far will the NIA go?
Even before the Government’s much touted National Intelligence Agency (NIA) gets off the ground, it is facing mounting criticism from various ranks of the Police Service who have deemed it a waste of taxpayers’ money. Officers working in specialist units are calling on the Government to make public the specific mandate of the NIA and are questioning whether the proposed agency would be another spy unit operating under a different name. The Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) has a mandate to gather criminal intelligence, including intelligence relating to acts of terrorism. It also assists in gathering information relating to threats to high-profile figures. The...Continue reading