Hinds: Scratch bombs will be illegal by ole years

Government confirms that scratch bombs will be illegal by the end of the year.

Minister in the ministry of legal affairs, Fitzgerald Hinds, told CNC3 by phone that arrangements to ban the importation and sale of scratch bombs will be gazetted by or before December 31st, and take immediate effect.

Possession of a scratch bomb would then become illegal. 

In November, the cabinet announced a prohibition on scratch bombs, which have caused injury and property damage in the past.

Minister Hinds says it will be up to the police to enforce the law.

Meanwhile, the TTPS advises fireworks users not to ignite them indoors, near dry grass or anywhere that may expose others to injury. Lawbreakers risk paying a thousand dollar fine.

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