Police Reviewing existing Firearms Permits
Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Morrison, on Monday 25th January, 2016 announced that the Royal Anguilla Police Force is presently in the final week of the renewal of firearms user licenses for 2016.
The process includes individual assessments for persons in possession of a permit as well as the voluntary testing of all firearms. The review process which is legislated in the Firearms Act ran for the last two and a half weeks with more than 50 persons interviewed.
“The firearms legislation mandates that every person in possession of a firearms user license must satisfy the licensing authority that they have both a good reason to hold a firearm and to be a suitable person,” said Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Morrison.
However the legislation needs to be supported by agreed guidance so that that the process can be explained by which the Licensing Authority can be duly satisfied.
The COP would like to inform all persons wishing to acquire a new Firearms user License that no new licenses will be issued until such time as a policy regarding the issuing of such licenses is formulated and approved by the Government of Anguilla.
This will no doubt include public consultation so as to have an input from the public as to the way forward and this process certainly requires time. At such time we welcome the views of all to ensure that we have a policy that is fair and balance.
Students of Alwyn Allison Primary Graduate
The RAPF continued its DARE graduations today Tuesday 26th January, 2016 with twenty (20) students from the Alwyn Allison Primary School (AAPS) graduating.
DARE Officer Woman Police Constable Augustina Carbon chaired the ceremony indicated it was a pleasure working with the class for the past 10 weeks. The keynote address was presented by Commissioner of Police Mr. Paul Morrison whilst brief remarks were made by Teacher Marcia Brooks, the Head Teacher of the AAPS.
Students from the graduating class were again awarded for their outstanding performance during the ten (10) weeks program and their participation in the report writing and poster competition. Two were awarded first and second place for their productions in the poster competition and two were awarded for their renditions in the report competition. In the poster competition Jason Lake was awarded first place and Evonia Hodge second place. In the report writing category Paris Leveret placed first with Kiemora Chung placing second.
During the ceremony seven (7) students from the graduating class presented a play which depicts the behavior of disruptive class. The play demonstrates the important role the Decision Making Model can have on the lives of those who understand and apply it.
Also present during the ceremony were parents of some students of the graduating class.
Anglican Church retains Spelling Bee Championship
The Anglican Church has retained the championship trophy for the RAPF Annual police Week Spelling Bee Competition.
The competition which took place at the Orealia Kelly Primary School Auditorium on Monday 25th January, 2016 saw a reduced number of participating churches. Only two other churches participated this year with the Anglican Church. They were the Adventist and the Life Impact Centre. The competition brings together youth from the various denominations across the island with words from the bible.
The Spelling Bee was broken down into the following categories Seasons of the Churches year, Parables, The Creation Story and Places in the Bible, Apostles and Books of The Bible.
Participating for the Anglican Church were Maiesha Minette, Omar Hodge and Damarai Gumbs.
Source: 721 news Anguilla Police report January 26, 2016