Firearms Marking Agreement Signed By Barbados, Grenada and Saint Lucia

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 8, 2011: The governments of Barbados, Grenada, and Saint Lucia and the Organization of American States have signed a firearms marking agreement.

The cooperation agreement calls for implementation of the project, “Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean” and is meant to o strengthen controls and build up the capacity needed to combat arms trafficking more effectively.

The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Organization, José Miguel Insulza; the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, Maxine McClean; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada, Karl Hood, and the Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the OAS, Ambassador Michael Louis.