anti-gang bill

Seales: It is unknown how long it will take for the anti-gang legislation to make a dent in crime

It's unknown how long it'll take the recently proclaimed anti-gang legislation to make a dent in crime fighting.

That's according to the head of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association Michael Seales.

According to him, officers are up to speed with the contents of the legislation and are now waiting to be appraised on its rollout.

Talks on anti-gang legislation stalled between government and opposition

There is still no agreement between the opposition and government on the time frame of the sunset clause of the anti-gang legislation.

The opposition and government met today to discuss the opposition's concerns about the bill.

The opposition maintains that the sunset clause is critical in preventing the abuse of power by law enforcement officials.

The opposition raised several issues including its call for Joint Select Committee of Parliament to facilitate wide consultation on the draft legislation, however, the government declined the proposal.