US to review firearm licensing process with JamaicaThursday, November 10, 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United States Embassy says that in light of recent events concerning Jamaica’s Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) they will be reviewing the firearm export licensing approval process.
In a release this afternoon, the embassy said that during this review, there will be a temporary pause on firearm exports as they request further guidance from Washington on the long-term status of export licenses for firearms from the US destined for Jamaica.
Earlier this month FLA said that an internal check of its records revealed systemic weaknesses in its operations as well as a discrepancy surrounding the issuance of a firearm license to businessman Patrick Powell.
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