Jamaica (McKoy’s News)-Former FLA Chairman Dennis Wright Declines Appointment: Dennis Wright, the former board chairman of the embattled Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), was last night named among five persons to the new FLA board to be chaired by National Security Adviser Major General Antony Anderson.
The appointment was approved by the Cabinet and 12 hours after the announcement, the National Security Ministry issued a release saying Wright would not take up the appointment as he has declined his reappointment as a member of the oversight body.
However, a ministry spokesperson issued a release saying, “Mr. Wright thanked National Security Minister Robert Montague for his consideration, and extended best wishes to the new board, and to the FLA,”
The National Security Minister Robert Montague says a young investment banker is being considered as a replacement. The name of the banker has been submitted for security vetting.
According to Montague, the new board will provide a balance of youth, experience, and gender.
Wright and his board were forced to resign more than a month ago over allegations of rampant corruption at the FLA, which beget the questions for the new board – what of integrity, probity and honesty, Mr. Security Minister? Will the new board only “provide a balance of youth, experience, and gender”?