The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the need for the strengthening of national and global systems to prevent and respond to the consequences of biological threats. In this evening’s panel discussion, we explore the growing significance of bio-security in the region. Joining us virtually from Trinidad and Tobago is former assistant Director-General at the W.H.O and current executive director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Dr. Joy St. John. Watch the full discussion below: