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RCIPS announces gun amnesty participating pastors

The RCIPS’ 2018 firearm amnesty is officially underway, kicking off Friday morning (1 June) at 7 AM.

This year’s amnesty offers three ways for members of the public to hand in any illegal firearm without facing criminal repercussions for possession. For the first time since 2005’s amnesty, police have engaged the help of the clergy.

“We had quite a bit of success in 2005 because the community, there are people out there who will talk to a Pastor More so than they would talk to a police officer, and the trust and confidence and the pastor, and maintaining that degree of confidentiality, that was important for us,” said RCIPS Deputy Commissioner Kurt Walton.

“I think the other pastors that have sat around the table with us feel basically the same way, if we can take one gun that could be used in a crime off of the street, we can be of help,” said Pastor Alson Ebanks of Walker’s Road Church of God.

The firearm amnesty runs from 7 AM to 10 PM daily now through the end of June.

Participating pastors:

  • Tom French – Church of God Cotton Tree Bay – Cayman Brac – 925-2111
  • Winston Rose – Church of God – Bodden Town – 916-0776
  • Rohan Forrester – United Church in Jamaica – Bodden Town & North Side – 325-5563
  • Torrence Bobb – First Assembly of God – George Town – 916-5639
  • David Tayman – Cayman Int’l Assembly of God – Camana Bay & George Town – 917-5774
  • Alson Ebanks – Church of God Chapel – George Town – 926-1489
  • Dino Robinson – First Bilingual Christian Church – George Town – 916-7336
  • Dave Jorge – First Baptist Church – George Town – 926-0461
  • Shawn Knight – Church of God Chapel – Frank Sound & North Side – 925-4204
  • Garrett Haylock – Church of God – West Bay – 916-1345
  • Christopher Rose – Church of God – West Bay – 916-3748


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