Nat’l Security JSC to meet Nov 9th

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Nat’l Security JSC to meet Nov 9th

THE Parliament’s National Security joint select committee (JSC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday from 2.30 pm.

Two of the Committee’s members, Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and Opposition Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial, have recently called on the committee to meet urgently to question officials from law enforcement agencies about the state of crime in TT.

In a signed letter dated October 26 to Moonilal and Lutchmedial, JSC chairman Keith Scotland reminded them that when the committee last met on October 25 it agreed to conduct “an examination into the factors that contribute to the prevalence of illegal firearms and gun violence in TT.

Scotland, who is Port of Spain South MP, said October 26 was set as the tentative date set for the JSC to receive submissions from stakeholders.

Scotland directed the committee’s secretariat to circulate Moonilal and Lutchmedial’s letters to the other JSC members and have their request “discussed at the next meeting of the committee as a matter of urgency.”