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Dominican Police Uses New Method to Find Illegal Guns After Amnesty Failure

12 March 2014

Bernama (Malaysia) / NAM News Network

ROSEAU - Law enforcement officials here have admitted that a gun amnesty launched in Dominica a few years ago has failed. The gun amnesty, which was spearheaded by the Government of Dominica, was geared towards persons with illegal firearms. They were asked to bring these firearms to the police and would not face any charges; however, according to reports, only two persons took advantage of that. Speaking on the heels of several gun related incidents over the past... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dominica,United States,Virgin Islands (US)

Dominica Man Jailed for Smuggling Guns from US to Virgin Islands

15 May 2013

CBS News (USA) / Associated Press

HOUSTON — A man with ties to the Caribbean has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sending guns bought in Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 22-year-old Tyrone Reid. Investigators say Reid is a citizen of Dominica who's been living in Houston. A jury in February convicted Reid of a conspiracy-related firearms count and two charges of making false statements to a firearms dealer. Prosecutors say Reid was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Caribbean,United States,Anguilla,Antigua & Barbuda,Aruba,Barbados,Dominica,Grenada,St Vincent & Grenadines

Top Caribbean Cop Pins Rise in Violent Crime on Gun Trafficking

7 April 2009

South Florida Caribbean News

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — One of the region's top law enforcement officers said there is a direct link between the rise in violent crime in the Caribbean and gun trafficking. Chairman of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police, Mr. Darwin Dottin said a study has shown that there could be as many as 1.6 million illegal guns in the region. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a United States law enforcement agency which will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Caribbean,United States,Anguilla,Antigua & Barbuda,Aruba,Barbados,Dominica,Grenada,St Kitts & Nevis,St Vincent & Grenadines

US, Nine Caribbean Nations Sign Agreement to Help Trace Illegal Guns

1 April 2009

Caribbean Net News

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Nine Caribbean islands on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a United States law enforcement agency which will greatly enhance their ability to track and fight firearms trafficking and illegal possession in the region. In a morning ceremony at the home of United States Charge d'Affaires to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Brent Hardt, police Commissioners and senior officers from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba,... (GunPolicy.org)

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