The Opposition today voted in favour of the Government’s Evidence bill and the Government must now do its job.
The PNM Government has demonstrated complete incompetence and abject failure in dealing with the crime crisis plaguing our nation. Even though we remain unconvinced that this Bill will do anything to solve the pressing issues facing our criminal justice system, we in the Opposition supported the Bill so the Government could end its excuses and blame game on their total inaction to protect the citizens of our nation.
Over the past week, thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in protest over the intolerable levels of violent crime assaulting them. The Government now has no more excuses.
The Government must now begin delivering tangible changes within the criminal justice system to do the work needed to protect our citizens.
The ball is now in the Government’s court.
The Office of The Leader of the Opposition