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‘Where are the guns coming from?’


‘Where are the guns coming from?’

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Clinical criminologist Kim Ramsay wants to know where the guns are coming from as Barbados struggles with an unprecedented number of murders for the early part of 2019. For the first 40 days 12 murders have been recorded, eight by firearm; compared to four murders for the same period last year and three in 2017.

“. . . We are at a crisis stage as it relates to firearms and it is something that law enforcement is grappling with, society is grappling with. We are still trying to determine the source of the problem of firearms. We don’t manufacture firearms in Barbados but we do know that there are several variables and factors that are causing firearms to come into the island,” Ramsay lamented during a panel discussion on crime and violence on Thursday night.

The discussion, hosted by the Queen’s College Association and entitled Getting Real About Crime, also featured economist Jeremy Stephen and educator Donna Tull-Cox at the Husbands, St James school.  (SDB Media)

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