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The newly constituted Board of the Independent Central Firearm Licensing Authority will hold its first meeting on Friday, February 17.
Chairman, former Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General John Simmonds, as his first duty, will preside over the selection of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the authority.
The other Board members are: Attorney-at-law, Ethan Sinclair; former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noel Eldridge; former Commissioner of Customs, Allison Moore; Rodney Conway S. Chin of the Rifle Association of Jamaica, and George Overton of the Security Industry.
The Independent Central Firearm Licensing Authority will be the body charged with the granting of firearm licences in Jamaica. This will effectively remove this function from the local area Police.
In the event that an application is rejected, applicants may appeal to a Review Board, chaired by Justice Clarence Walker, who will be assisted by former Director of Public Prosecutions, Glen Andrade and former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Isadore Hibbert.