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A real halt needed to the bloodletting in Jamaica

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Dear Editor,

Here are a few suggestions to curb the bloodletting:

1) Government must temporarily disband the Firearm Licensing Authority and all firearm licences already issued recalled until that entire operation is revamped.

2) In tandem with the proposed zone of special operation, random vehicle searches on our roadway must include inspection of bonnets, undercarriages, and inner compartment of vehicle doors, as well as under vehicle seats.

3) Since the Customs authorities have suddenly discovered that contraband of all types have found place in false compartments of just about every package, every container, every suitcase, every vehicle, disassembled or otherwise that comes to the ports, then let's ask the National Integrity Commission to recruit volunteers who can be engaged in the search of everything . It will be time-consuming, but worth it.

4) Government must meticulously screen and recruit five times the current levels of both staffing and coast guard patrol vessels, so that we may have increased prospects of nabbing those responsible for the guns-for-drugs trade and the like.

Derrick D Simon

Camp David Golden Spring





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