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Caribbean Nations Appeal to UN to Aid in Fight Against Violent Crime

Caribbean 360 (Barbados)

11 October 2011

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Battling the scourge of rising crime and violence and some of the world's highest murders rates, Caribbean nations are appealing to the United Nation for help.

They are urging the world body to help them stem the unrelenting flow of guns and ammunition to the region.

From the Bahamas, Jamaica and St. Kitts-Nevis, countries with some of the world's highest homicide rates, Trinidad and Tobago, which already has a state of emergency in place because of crime, and Antigua to Barbados and St. Lucia, the plea to the world body is essentially the same: act quickly to pass an effective global small arms treaty that would make it much more difficult for rich North American and European countries to export deadly weapons that are fueling crime…

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