The government of Jamaica has signaled its intent to seek dialogue with the USA with the view of making changes to the Ship Rider agreement with a view presumably to offer more protection of our nationals.
The main focus of the Ship Rider agreement was to cut the flow of guns to the USA through the waters of the Caribbean.
To the government I say, please seek to get a commitment from the USA to use the ship rider agreement and the vast resource of the US Government to cut the flow of illegal small arms shipment to Jamaica and the wider Caribbean as its devastating our country .
Owen Ellington last week pointed the clear and present danger, a SSP indicated we have over 150+ illegal ports, so clearly we need help given these guns are leaving USA ports and following the same route used to ship drugs to the USA.
I hope this can be achieved .