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Attorney General says volume of bail applications hard to predict at this time.

Attorney General says volume of bail applications hard to predict at this time.

The Bail Amendment Bill failed in Parliament in June after the government was unable to gather opposition support for a further two-year extension.

Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in an exclusive interview with News Power Now this morning explained that the Anti-Gang Legislation is no longer a part of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

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He stated the Amendment to the Bail Act over the last 22 years have been brought back to the period 1994 as amended by the 2005 Legislation which was mostly in relation to Rights of Appeal.

He revealed that the important thing to remember was the changes to the period of remand.

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Thousands of people currently behind bars can now file bail applications.

The Attorney General explained that the influx could be measured both at the High Court and the Magistrate Court.

He assured that measures have been put in place to deal with the expected applications.

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He said the volume of the applications may be hard to predict at this time, given the fact that many have not been incarcerated for only one offence.

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Attorney General Faris Al Rawi.

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