Culprits using the proposed Plea Bargaining system will be able to bargain against trial if they provide links to T&T’s “Big Fish” and “Mr Big,” says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Stuart Young.
Speaking during yesterday’s Parliament debate on the legislation, Young said it can also be used retroactively by those in remand custody who wouldn’t have to wait years behind bars for their matters to be heard.
Attorney general Faris Al Rawi and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young perform at PNM Divali celebrations Thursday night.
PNM Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West, Stuart Young has described as "disgusting behaviour", the disclosure by the UNC's Oroupuche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal of photos showing children with guns.
Dr Moonilal had linked the photos to Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, who did not deny nor confirm that the persons in the photos are his children, when he held a news conference Tuesday to respond.
Speaking in the House of Representatives during the Budget debate on Wednesday morning, Young said the disclosure was "disgusting".
Government is seeking to extend the law that denies bail for some crimes involving gang activity, kidnapping and the illegal possession of firearms, by another two years.
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Stuart Young told today's post-Cabinet news conference that the legislation will expire on August 14th.
The legislation was brought to the Parliament by the former UNC-regime and supported by the Opposition PNM.