Legislation to extend the Anti-Gang Act has failed in the Parliament after the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) failed to support it.

A vote on the bill in the House of Representatives today ended with 20 in favour – all Government MPs present, none objecting and 19 Opposition MPs abstaining.

The bill required a three-fifths majority of the House, with is 25 MPs.

It now means that the Anti-Gang legislation will no longer be law from November 29, 2020.

The last bill was passed in 2018 with a sunset clause. The bill before Parliament today had a clause stating, “This Act shall continue in force for a period of 30 months from the 29th day of November 2020.”

This is a developing story and we will have more later.