Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart, is calling on the Caribbean to be heard in the fight against illegal arms trafficking.

He describes small arms as the true weapons of mass destruction, facilitating almost 70-percent of homicides in the region.

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He was addressing an Inter Parliamentary Conference on enhancing the Arms Trade Treaty, in an effort to reduce gun violence.

The conference aims to strengthen the treaty and increase ratification world wide.

Speaker of the House of Representatives in Trinidad and Tobago, Wade Mark says this enhancement is needed.

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