Hinds: Drug turf wars may end if ganja legal

The de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na is ex­pect­ed to in­crease com­pe­ti­tion and dri­ve down prod­uct prices, Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al and Le­gal Af­fairs Fitzger­ald Hinds says but he can­not pre­dict whether this will in­crease turf wars. 

Asked about the sce­nario where es­tab­lished drugs deal­ers could at­tack new and de­vel­op­ing mar­i­jua­na busi­ness­es, he said that while it was a pos­si­bil­i­ty, a de­crim­i­nalised en­vi­ron­ment may al­so end drug turf wars.

Padarath accuses Hinds of land encroachment

Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds yesterday threatened to take Opposition MP Barry Padarath to the Privileges Committee for accusing him of encroaching on his neighbour’s land.

The incident took place while Padarath, who is MP for Princes Town, was delivering his contribution on the Land Adjudication Bill in Parliament.

Responding to Hinds’ contribution, Padarath said Hinds gave “us a typical song and dance. And it appears that the Honourable Member has also fallen victim to his own stubbornness.”

Hinds: $4.5m swimming pool gift for Laventille

Sogren Trace in Laventille will have a $4.5 m community swimming pool by the end of the year. Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds says the development of the new Laventille Community Swimming Pool was a “gift to the people of Laventille”.

Hinds was speaking yesterday at the sod-turning for Laventille Community Swimming Pool facility which was hosted by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with Udecott at Sogren Trace.