Jamaica News: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the public will be told why and to whom former Security Ministers granted firearm licenses.
He explained that National Security Ministers had been using discretionary privileges stretching back 4-5 years where they make a determination to give firearm licenses to persons who were previously refused.
Mr Holness told the media he believed a probe is necessary.
“I believe all those cases should be investigated. I have not yet said anything to the commissioner of police but as soon as I get my updated brief, together with the cabinet we will take a decision which is likely to be that all these cases are likely to be investigated and there should be transparency and the public should know what are the reasons for use of ministerial powers in that way and indeed who are the persons involved” said Mr Holness.
The matter came into the public sphere after it was disclosed that at least one individual with a criminal record had been granted a firearm license by the former minister.
By: Mckoy’s News Reporter