Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Government still waiting on Rowley to support crime fighting bills: AG Ramlogan

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan told the Newsday newspaper on Tuesday the Government is still waiting for a response from the Opposition on various pieces of legislation to deal with the crime situation. One of the key pieces of legislation, he said, is the re-introduction of the death penalty.

On Monday Opposition Leader Keith Rowley criuticised the government and suggested the Kamla adminsitration could fall because of the spike in crime, which he said is the worst the country has seen. Rowley said the government 
has failed to introduce several of the opposition's recommendations to combat crime.

However ramlogan said that's not true. “Well that’s totally incorrect and most unfortunate,” Ramlogan told Newsday. 

He explained that Rowley failed to show up at the last meeting at Parliament, with the opposition team led by Chief Whip Marlene McDonald and Fitzgerald Hinds, who was a Senator at the time.

He said the government shared details of three pieces of legislation with the opposition at that meeting - 
death penalty, denial of bail and abolition of jury trials for a number of offences. Ramlogan said he had hoped that the opposition would comment  and "tell us what their position was". But he said so far there has been no response.

The AG told the paper he telephoned McDonald in Novemeber last year to say that the government was still wiating for a response. "She indicated to me that she would get back to us and of course I’ve not had a response to date,” he said.

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