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Government in the process of collecting data regarding child marriages in Trinidad and Tobago.

Government in the process of collecting data regarding child marriages in Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young has stated the Attorney General is currently in the process of dealing with collecting data of all registered child marriages.

Speaking on the Power Breakfast show on Power 102.1fm this morning, Minister Young commented on the report raised by the United Nations regarding T&T’s high rate of child marriages.

He revealed that the matter has to be looked at carefully, once statistics and data has been gathered and investigated.

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Minster Young went on to say that the Government’s main responsibility is protecting the rights of all children; this in light of warnings made by members of the Inter-religion Organization if the law is changed regarding child marriages.

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Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young.

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Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan shedding light on the People’s Partnership opinion child marriages, said during his tenure, the subject was raised as cause for concern, but was somewhat vague from a society level.
Speaking on Power 102.1fm this morning, Dr. Rambachan said it has always been the People’s Partnership’s responsibility to ensure that the rights of children were protected and in particular girls.
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When asked by talk show host Wendell Stephen if he was not in agreement with comments by the Inter-religious Organizations on maintaining the law, Dr. Rambachan said his view is to help to enlighten society.
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Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan.

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