Friday 16 November, 2018

Security force warning for bird shooters within states of emergency

An advisory has been issued on behalf of the security forces for persons who are participating in the bird shooting season who intend to hunt within the St James and the St Catherine North police divisions where states of public emergency are in place.

The notice from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the police force said while there are no particular restrictions to the hunting licences applicable to the two police divisions, the hunters in the divisions should expect increased scrutiny and checks from the security forces to ensure full compliance with the law.

The hunters are advised to have their documents ready for inspection, and to co-operate fully with members of the security forces.

All bird hunters island-wide are being reminded that they must carry their firearms in the appropriate cases while the weapons are being transported, and the firearms must not be unnecessarily exposed.

The advisory said the security forces are collaborating with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to ensure full compliance with the law, and to safeguard the interests of both the hunters and the environment.

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