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New FLA board named

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 10:06 AM

Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new Board for the Firearm Licensing Authority. 

The previous board stepped down in August after irregularities were found relating to the issuance of firearm licences to people deemed unfit.

Former Chairman of the Board, businessman Dennis Wright will remain on the board. However the committee will now be chaired by National Security Advisor, Major General Antony Anderson. 

Retired civil servant, Ena Rose, retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Albert Edwards and retired Senior Puisne Judge, Justice Marva McIntosh will also sit on the board of the embattled authority. 
 
A release last night from the National Security Ministry noted that the new Board has been mandated to carry out the reforms approved by the former board chaired by Dennis Wright 
 
This includes re-engineering the application process, reintroducing the firearm application exam, fast tracking applications and administering polygraph tests to senior staff members.
 
The board appointment is for three years.