Opposition has reservations about renewing Anti-Gang Bill

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Opposition has reservations about renewing Anti-Gang Bill

The Anti-Gang Bill 2020 will be up for debate this coming Friday, 20 November and already the Opposition has signalled that the latest iteration of the bill will receive some challenges.

This as Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar stated that she has serious reservations about renewing the anti-gang legislation.

The Bill, which was passed two years ago, comes up for review in the House of Representatives next Friday.

Persad-Bissessar said “It is a radical and brutal affront and violations of human rights as enshrined in the Constitution we are being asked to abridge, and therefore we’ll have to give consideration.”

She said his legislation has not helped over recent years and her members will have to caucus ahead of the debate.

Persad-Bissessar said she is eagerly awaiting to hear what Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi would say in presenting the bill.

She said “If you already have it in place and crime is so bad, that means it is not working, it is not helping you. So convince us that it will help you.