Today, (16th March 2022) the Trafficking in Persons Prevent Unit (TIPPU) unveiled its latest anti-human trafficking billboard in St. Johns. Located in the vicinity of the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG), the billboard features its anti-human trafficking message and snapshots of outreach activities held by the Unit.

Director of the Unit, Mr. John McKinnon said that this billboard unveiling is a part of activities done in collaboration with CNN Projects for the recognition of “My Freedom Day”. Globally March 16 is recognized as a day to highlight the atrocities of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Students in Antigua have joined their counterparts across the globe, who are engaging in all-day student-driven events to raise awareness of modern-day slavery. This year primary and secondary school students have created short videos featuring anti-human trafficking messages focusing on “what freedom means to me”.

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The Trafficking in Persons Prevent Unit also took the opportunity to remind the Antigua public, that if they “see something, say something”.