Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
'Alarming Increase' as 545 Guns Seized in Trinidad & Tobago
16 September 2016
Stabroek News (Guyana)
There has been an alarming increase in the quantity of guns and ammunition seized by police this year compared with last year.
The T&T Police Service (TTPS) was given a performance target by the office of the Commissioner of Police to recover at least 690 illegal firearms by the end of the year.
And with just over three months left, the organisation is well on its way to achieving this number, having recovered 545 illegal firearms.
In fact, this number represents an... (GunPolicy.org)
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Venezuelans Trading Guns for Food with Trinidadians - Police
15 September 2016
PORT OF SPAIN – Venezuelans and Trinidadians are bartering on the high seas, selling and/or exchanging arms and ammunition for food and basic commodities.
These trades also take place at some of T&T's remote coastal ports, according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Vernly Gift of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB).
He made the comments yesterday at the police weekly briefing where he said there is a need for greater monitoring of the... (GunPolicy.org)
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So Far This Year, 220 Guns Seized in Trinidad & Tobago
8 June 2016
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Over the last five years, 2,000 guns and 30,000 rounds of ammunition have been seized in T&T and so far this year, 220 guns and 2,600 rounds of ammunition have been taken off the streets between January and March, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says.
He gave the statistics in the Senate yesterday while replying to questions from Opposition Senator Wade Mark on measures being taken to address the murder rate, now 207.
Dillon prefaced his reply, saying: "As... (GunPolicy.org)
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Guns Primary Cause of Homicide in Trinidad & Tobago
26 January 2014
Guardian (Trinidad and Tobago)
T&T continues to rank in the top ten for homicides per capita around the world. This is according to a source at the United Nations Information Service. The United Nations Information Service has produced reports with statistics on homicides in 207 countries. The categories are: Homicides by most Populous City; by Firearms; by Sex; and Total Homicides in 2013, and is recorded per 100,000 citizens.
Calculations by the Sunday Guardian showed that between 2004 and 2009,... (GunPolicy.org)
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Trinidad Man Sentenced Over $10 Shooting
18 December 2013
Trinidad and Tobago Express
Jason Braithwaithe who shot a man in his both legs over $10 is expected to be sentenced today for the crime.
Braithwaithe, 35, who had been found guilty of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Leslie Williams and possession of a gun and ammunition, will face Justice Geoffrey Henderson in the San Fernando First Court.
Williams testified that he was liming with friends at the corner of Phyllis and Stella Streets, La Romaine when Braithwaithe arrived in a... (GunPolicy.org)
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Small Arms: The Worldwide Scourge
8 September 2013
Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago)
Trinidad and Tobago is awash with guns. Gang leaders, bandits, drug smugglers are armed and shooting at each other, at citizens, at the police without hesitation. The majority of the weapons are small arms and they are usually "imported" with illegal drugs or there is an exchange of drugs for arms. Drug cartels use their illicit profits to purchase these guns, the two trades being intertwined, according to the latest report from the United Nations Office for Disarmament... (GunPolicy.org)
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Guns Used in 80 per cent of Trinidad Murders, say Police
26 January 2013
Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday
Firearms are used in almost 80 percent of the murders in the country, therefore it is critical that the police target getting guns out of the hands of criminals.
So said Ag Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams, at the AmCham monthly meeting at the Hilton yesterday.
According to Williams, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) recovers firearms almost every day. He said it was important for the police to find ways of reducing the illegal entry of firearms... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday