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Attorney at Law Martin George believes the Attorney General's proposal for persons held for gun-related crimes to not be granted bail for 120 days is a good initiative and should be supported by the Opposition. On Sunday, AG Anand Ramlogan said he intends to take a Note to Cabinet to impose restrictions on the right to bail for anyone charged with committing a criminal offence involving the use of a firearm. Commenting on this latest measure to combat crime, Mr. George noted that most murders in this country stem from gun-related crimes and agreed with the AG that this measure can act...

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London: No quick fix to crime situation Tuesday, 13 January 2015 23:22Written by  Elizabeth William AS Central Government considers reintroducing hanging for certain types of murder, some are raising concerns, and are not sure if hanging will solve the country's crime problem. Currently the death penality in Trinidad and Tobago is still provided for in legislation, but no executiions have been carried out for at least ten years. The Government’s first attempt to pass The Constitution Amendment (Capital Offences) Bill, known as the hanging bill, was defeated in the House of Representatives in February 2011 after it did not get the requisite support from...

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Travel advisories on TT crime

US must be sensitive By JULIEN NEAVES Wednesday, March 12 2014 POLICE Service Commission (PSC) member Martin George has called for collaboration and sensitivity by United States officials before issuing travel advisories warning their citizens about crime in Trinidad and Tobago. “Recognise in a similar way that when you had your (September) 9/11 (terrorist attack) or you had the terrorist attacks in London countries didn’t rush en masse to issue warnings against the USA or London to say do not travel to the (US or) the United Kingdom. So there must be some quid pro quo in that respect and there must be...

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Williams gets warning

By JULIEN NEAVES Friday, January 10 2014 THE POLICE Service Commission (PSC) has reprimanded Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams that his tardiness in submitting reports to them will no longer be tolerated and will affect his appraisal as his tenure finishes at the end of this month. “We have complained to him repeatedly. This morning we increased the seriousness of our concerns to suggest that it would implicate the appraisal that we are empowered to exercise. So that is how far we have reached,” said PSC chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran. He was speaking at a media briefing following a meeting between Williams...

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