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FLA board resigns amid gun permit controversy

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 9:42 AM
The members of the board, chaired by Dennis Wright, submitted their resignations to National Security Minister Robert Montague.

The entire board of directors of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has resigned amid the controversy over the issuance of gun permit to people of questionable character.

Information Minister Ruel Reid says the members of the board, chaired by Dennis Wright, submitted their resignations to the National Security Minister Robert Montague.

Reid, speaking at a post cabinet press briefing this morning, said, in their letters, the outgoing FLA directors said they were taking this course of action to protect their integrity.                        

He said Montague thanked them for their service to the country.

The resignations follows what Reid called a series of debriefing session the board had with Montague.

He also announced the suspension in the issuing of firearm permits as part of several measures being implemented by Montague during the transition at the FLA.