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06BRIDGETOWN2208
2006-12-18 12:15:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Bridgetown
Cable title:  

BARBADOS - BLUE LANTERN ON LICENSE 05-050020094

Tags:   KOMC  ETTC  BB  XL 
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DE RUEHWN #2208 3521215
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181215Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3921
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC
						UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 002208 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC BB XL
SUBJECT: BARBADOS - BLUE LANTERN ON LICENSE 05-050020094
FOR SECURE RISK MANAGEMENT

REF: STATE 194717

UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 002208

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC BB XL
SUBJECT: BARBADOS - BLUE LANTERN ON LICENSE 05-050020094
FOR SECURE RISK MANAGEMENT

REF: STATE 194717


1. Post was able to conduct a site visit to Secure Risk
Management in Barbados. Post can confirm the order for
semi-auto pistols, hand guns, revolvers, and ammunition under
license 05-050020094. Post did not uncover any derogatory
information on the foreign consignee, Geoffrey B. Browne of
Secure Risk Management, and he appears to be a legitimate
firearm retailer.


2. The firearms and ammunition under license 05-050020094
are for commercial, domestic resale within Barbados. These
firearms will not be exported out of Barbados, but rather
transported immediately from the airport to Secure Risk
Management. Secure Risk Management will store the firearms
in a secure facility consisting of a steel-reinforced
concrete vault with alarms that are linked to the police and
private security. An onsite visit confirmed the existence
and use of a secure storage facility. Secure Risk Management
is also familiar with the restrictions governing the
importation of U.S. Munitions List (USML) commodities, in
particular the prohibition of unauthorized retransfer or
re-export.


3. The Director and only employee of Secure Risk Management
is Geoffrey B. Browne. His consulting company has been in
existenceQor two years.


4. Secure Risk Management keeps detailed records of all
firearms issued, which include date of issue, caliber, serial
number, type, model, and name and address of the customer.
The police also keep a record of all issued firearms. In
addition, the Commissioner of Police approved Secure Risk
Management as a licensed firearm dealer to import and sell
firearms in Barbados. Post is in possession of copies of
Secure Risk Management's application and license
documentation for the purchase and importation of the
firearms in question.
GILROY