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New acting CEO takes office at Firearms Licensing Authority

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 11:25 AM

Lincoln Allen yesterday took up duties as acting CEO for the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA).

Allen, a small arms control policy expert, is the government officer who deals with all local and international policy matters pertaining to firearms. 

The FLA says he has been mandated by the Board to clear and correct systemic weaknesses at the authority.

Allen replaces Dr Kenroy Wedderburn who has demitted office.

The Firearm Licensing Authority is mandated to provide transparency and integrity in the regulation of firearms and ammunitions used by Jamaican residents.

The National Security Ministry says Dr Wedderburn had indicated from as early as September, his desire to leave the FLA to pursue new career goals.

The FLA was established in 2006 by an act of Parliament.