The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association is commending the Government and Opposition on the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.
The TTMA says it notes, "with extreme satisfaction, the agreement reached between the Government and the Opposition regarding the Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bill yesterday in the Lower House".
It adds: "Our Association recognizes the extensive length of time on which this Amendment Bill was deliberated by both sides, an indication of its significance to our country’s security. Given the core emphasis of the bill our Association applauds both sides of the Lower House for their persistence and attention to detail in ensuring that the Bill was carefully amended."
The TTMA says that the prevalence of global terrorism makes it critical that this country’s borders are well protected from internal and external threats.
“The perception of our country as being free from terrorist activity is important to investor confidence. It bears even more significance as our country seeks to reduce criminal activity in general and restore a sense of safety amongst the business community,” TTMA president Christopher Alcazar said.
The TTMA says it now looks forward to the passage of the bill in the Upper House and thereafter the relevant sign off by the president.