So-called air-soft guns will no longer be permitted on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (BES-islands) effective January 1. The reason is that they look too much like the real thing and can effectively be used in robberies.
Customs has already been confiscating these items brought in at the airport and harbour because they officially fall under the BES weapons law, but starting next year authorities will also go after people who already have one.
Those in the Caribbean Netherlands who practice the sport of paintball now likely have to find another hobby.
The Daily Herald.