Stuart Young

National Security Minister extends condolences on Wayne Chance's passing

Condolences on the death of Wayne Chance, Founder and Executive President of Vision on Mission (VOM) continue to pour in.

The most recent have come from National Security Minister, Stuart Young.

The full text of the minister’s statement, follows…

“On behalf of the Ministry of National Security, Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P. extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Wayne Chance on his passing last night.

Murder accused linked to contract to kill AG

The death threat made against At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi came from some­one be­hind prison walls by a man al­ready fac­ing a mur­der charge on the high-pro­file mat­ter.

Guardian Me­dia was able to con­firm that the man’s fa­ther is al­so be­ing mon­i­tored by po­lice as he has been try­ing to meet with Al-Rawi to de­mand a speedy tri­al for his son.

Govt: Systems in place for Venezuelan visa

Gov­ern­ment is “try­ing to en­sure” it has suf­fi­cient re­sources at its Cara­cas em­bassy to process visa ap­pli­ca­tions for Venezue­lans. But some Venezue­lans have ap­pealed for a brief waiv­er for those trav­el­ling this week since visa in­for­ma­tion is not forth­com­ing from the em­bassy.

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young yes­ter­day spoke about try­ing to “en­sure suf­fi­cient re­sources” to process the visa ap­pli­ca­tions.

Young: Registration process not a doorway to citizenship

No T&T per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy or cit­i­zen­ship for Venezue­lan reg­is­tra­tion ap­pli­cants, says Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young.

He was re­spond­ing to re­marks by the Venezue­lan Am­bas­sador Car­los Perez that reg­is­trants may have a chance for per­ma­nent res­i­dence or cit­i­zen­ship with the cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion dri­ve.

Young al­so re­spond­ed sim­i­lar­ly when queried on the mat­ter by the Op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­ment on Mon­day.

Young to Venezuelans: 'Don't allow anyone to talk you out of registering'

National Security Minister Stuart Young is sending a message to Venezuelan nationals in Trinidad and Tobago, "do not to listen" to those telling them to stay away from the registration process.

At a news conference in Port-of-Spain on Friday, Minister Young said that it is in their own interest, because when the registration process is done, the state will revert to enforcing the law of deporting persons who are here illegally.

He has made a fresh call for all Venezuelans, whether here legally or not, to come forward and register during the time-period May 31 to June 14.

Moonilal calls for Young’s head over prison break

Re­sign im­me­di­ate­ly over yes­ter­day’s “twin dis­as­ters.”

This was the call to Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young from Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress MP Roodal Mooni­lal fol­low­ing yes­ter­day’s “twin dis­as­ters” where pris­on­ers es­caped cus­tody from the Re­mand Sec­tion of the Gold­en Grove prison in Arou­ca, while a search he­li­copter in­volved in the man­hunt crashed.

Young: Men need to get used to women leaders

Women are tak­ing up more promi­nent lead­er­ship roles in gov­er­nance and law en­force­ment and men need to get used to it. That is the view ex­pressed by Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young in his ad­dress at a Na­tion­al Work­shop for the Strength­en­ing of Gen­der Equal­i­ty in Coun­ter­drug Law En­force­ment Agen­cies at the Po­lice Train­ing Acad­e­my yes­ter­day.

New gun laws coming: No bail for 120 days for firearm possession

The government will soon take legislation to Parliament to help in ridding illegal firearms from the streets of T&T and putting away offenders and repeat offenders behind bars for a long time.

National Security Minister, Stuart Young on Tuesday lamented the influx of illegal firearms stating that recent statistics showed an estimate of 9,000 guns which include semi-automatic pistols and assault rifles such as the AR 15s and AK47s in the hands of the criminals.

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