Anti-Gang Bill to get its first reading

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Anti-Gang Bill to get its first reading
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The Anti-Gang Bill will receive its first reading before the House of Assembly when it convenes on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

The Bill seeks to prohibit gangs and gang-related activity and makes it an offence to be part of, or knowingly aid and abet gangs, directly or indirectly.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, is also expected to seek the authorization of the House to guarantee the sum of $3, 298,446.00, for loans from the Saint Lucia Development Bank for students pursuing studies abroad.

Members of the Lower House will also consider amendments to the Tourism Incentives Act and the Fiscal Incentives Act to backdate concessions to investors. Amendments to the Police Act will also be considered.

The sitting of the House of Assembly starts at 10:00am and will be carried live on the National Television Network, as is customary.

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  1. maybe the prison/gov has to modify rehabilitation projects for inmates in corporation with business places to hire criminals with CRIMINAL RECORDS then most of them would have another option rather than returning to a life of crime... (where do we go to post our suggestions to the gov anyway so they could at least consider them and weigh them against the other options they already have)

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    • and about those other troubled ppl out there ...some other channel to keep them occupied, like craft or music or construction or something...its logical: if youre not occupied with one thing , you will get occupied with something else whether good or bad

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  2. Have anyone noticed that this anti-gang bill is no where to be found that the public can review it, yet its being discussed in the people's parliament and in the media. How can there be any intelligent discussion on this when we dont event know what we talking about?

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  3. @Andrew 26...If they were to confiscate the criminals assets then they should start with every single politician first because that's the Real crooks,forget the petty lil criminals...Lets make an example & catch the Big Fishes.(some of you are Soooooo Blind) lmao.

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  4. its a global problem,these lowlife have no intention of securing a honest days work,they would rather engage in criminal activities ,to the detriment of society,govt can create numerous schemes to encourage these guys,they just want to make easy money,along with the bling an status,tougher sentencing and confiscate their criminal gains.

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  5. Why Kenny don't give me that money let my feel good.Let me buy an Audi & buy a house Rodney Bay & a boat to run shipments back n forth & also pay off a few crooked police & a few lawyers n also buy a judge & I'm set.

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  6. @bryte boy, u seem to misunderstand the extract. The loan isn't for the anti-gang bill, that's a seperate request. Apart from that a valid contribution!!

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  7. I THINK THERE GOING ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY , HOW ABOUT PUTTING MONEY INTO STARTING JOBS FOR PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND RATHER TRYING TO STOP GANGS. THE ONLY REASONS GANGS FORM IS THE LACK OF INCOME, NO JOBS BRING ON CRIME AND DRUGS IF PEOPLE HAVE JOBS THEY WILL NOT HAVE TIME FOR GANGS BECAUSE THEY WILL B TO BUSY TRYN TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES, SO THEY FORM GANGS AS A WAY TO TARGET PEOPLE FOR MONEY AND SELL DRUGS TO MAKE MONEY, AND HURT RIVAL GANG MEMBERS TO PROTECT THERE TURF WERE THEY MAKE MONEY... BUT I GUESS NOONE IS FOCUSED ON THAT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SEE THE BIG PICTURE... THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE UNITED STATES... MY MOM WAS BORN N RAISED IN ST.LUCIA, AND THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, NO JOBS BOY EQUAL CRIME... ISLAND BOY SIGNING OUT....

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    • Are you listening to yourself? Mm I didn't think so. Almost all of these guys don't care about looking for or for that matter want to work for an honest salary. Successive governments have create opportunities for young Saint Lucians to get skills for the job market. When one look it is almost always young women who turn up,. Where are the so call men? What they prefer to to sit on the block to sell their drugs and kill each other. Some will even say, why would they leave making thousands in a day for thousands in a month? So stop blaming the government by that I mean SLP/UWP for the crap these idiotic fools do.

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    • I wish it were that simple though the argument of more jobs is relevant. What about education? what about conflict resolution? what about crime reporting? what about the enablers of crime?

      There are no simple answers to crime prevention/resolution. We all have our part to play . . . police, community, government, religions, etc.

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