MAG Tackles Gun Crime in Belize


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(MAG) Despite its beauty, the Caribbean faces a grave issue of gun violence. MAG collaborates with CARICOM IMPACS to secure weapons, prevent diversion to gangs, and educate on gun safety. In Belize, high murder rates stem from illicit firearms, prompting initiatives like weapon destruction and training. Individuals like Kate, a visual artist, and Loretta, a police corporal, share their experiences and hopes for change. Colin, an armourer, emphasizes the need for stricter gun control and storage practices. Musa, founder of Drums Not Guns, advocates for peace through music, impacting thousands of young lives. Together, they strive to break the cycle of violence and create safer communities.

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Published: Monday, March 25, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2024

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