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JUDGES UNDER FIRE
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

JUDGES UNDER FIRE
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves yesterday criticised members of the judiciary who grant bail to murder accused, asking whether they lived on Mars.

Judges and magistrates too soft on criminals
St Vincent PM Gonsalves:

CJ hits back at regional heads over slow justice claim
'We all have to perform optimally'

Caricom heads agree to ban assault weapons
...To write letter to US seeking support on arms reduction

As two-day crime talks end Caricom declares war on guns

Murder a million-dollar charge
Each murder in T&T costs the country a staggering $2.4 million according to a study done by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Home invasion should be a specific crime - 25 years in prison
OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has promised to make home invasions a specific "criminal offense", saying people under attack in their homes should be allowed self-defense under "stand your ground" laws.

Kamla: UNC Govt will bring 'Stand Your Ground' law

Gang leader among 5,825 suspended students
So far for the 2022/23 academic year, 5,362 secondary school students have been suspended for offences including assault with weapons, possession or use of drugs and explosive devices, while the 463 primary school pupils that were suspended included a 12-year-old for leadership of a gang.

Commissioner of Police instructs officers to wear body cameras
It said to date, 1,120 devices have been issued, and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) plans to purchase 2,000 devices.

'How much more must we take?'
An Aranguez businessman was shot dead by bandits in a robbery on Tuesday night. Cheval Ramjattan, 42, was at his business place, Pills and Potions Pharmacy, when the men entered as he prepared to close at 9pm. The pharmacy is located at the corner of Henry Street and Aranguez Main Road.

Debe residents terrified about rising crime



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