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West shows support towards Sex Offenders Registry Bill

April 13, 2019 4:15 pm

The Sex Offenders Registry Bill has generated huge interest and support from the public.

This has been highlighted the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Alvick Maharaj.

He says the submissions by people from the Western Division on the Bill has been overwhelming.

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He says they made it clear to people during submissions that the Sex Offenders Registry will not be available to the public once the Bill is passed and a registry is compiled.

“This information that will be provided in the registry is not for the public so they will not be having the information that particular person who has come to reside in a place and is a sex offender who has served time in prison.”

Maharaj says the registry will specifically be for government agencies.

The Chair adds some submissions have requested for harsher penalties for those convicted of rape.

However, he says the Committee cannot look into this as the sentences for rape is already stated in the Crimes Decree.

 

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