The Office of the Attorney General has completed drafting legislation for the decriminalisation of marijuana.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made the disclosure during a press conference at his office in Port-of-Spain, on Wednesday.
Al-Rawi said he would now have to seek Cabinet’s approval for the draft legislation before it is tabled in Parliament and debated.
He did not give timeline for completing the process.
Head of the Caribbean Collective for Justice (CCJ), Nazma Muller, says they are pleased the Trinidad and Tobago Government seems set to keep its promise to bring the issue of cannabis prohibition to the Parliament for debate early next year.
The Media Association says it continues to be concerned with some pieces of legislations that it believes could impede the free operations of the media.
MATT made the statement in recognition of World Press Freedom Day today.
"The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) joins in solidarity with local, regional and international media fraternities in observance of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2017.
The Senate has passed legislation raising the age of marriage in this country to 18.
The bill was passed after 10 pm Tuesday, with a simple majority.
All UNC members present in the Senate abstained.
Those included Wade Mark, Khadisha Ameen, Gerald Ramdeen and Wayne Sturge
Independent Senator Danayshar Mahabir also abstained.
The legislation, known as the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill was passed by a margin of 23 for, none against, five abstentions.
The legislation now moves to House of Representatives for debate.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says police officers will soon have more speed guns to use as efforts continue to make T&T’s roads safer for motorists and pedestrians.
He said this measure will be supported by legislation to introduce a points system as an additional penalty for delinquent drivers.
The minster, who spoke at Arrive Alive’s Walk and Ride at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, yesterday for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, revealed that he has lost relatives to road accidents.