Guyana fishermen to go armed?

Pirate attacks an ongoing problem.

Guyana fishermen could be allowed to bear arms

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Fishermen may be allowed to have firearms in their possession when they go out to sea as the government moves to deal with the issue of piracy, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has said.

Addressing the executive of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, Ramjattan, who is also Second-Vice President, said that piracy has been a sore issue for fishermen, especially in Region Six, and the Ministry of Public Security has begun addressing the crime.

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