President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago His Excellency Anthony Carmona has assented to the Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill (“the Bill”).
The Office of the President received the Bill on 16 May 2016.
The Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Act No. 4 of 2016 amends the Strategic Services Agency Act, Chap. 15:06 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
In a release sent to the media, the President stated that in In every Bill to be assented, there is always a need or cause for pause.
He said that the assenting to Bills can neither be pre-emptive or instanter often dependent upon His Excellency’s consultation and receipt of legal advice.
The President assured the public that our Republic’s safety, the security of its citizens and our fundamental rights and freedoms are of paramount importance to him always.
He stated It is therefore expected that the operation of the Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Act No. 4 of 2016, will be engaged meaningfully and justly, with regard and respect for the rule of law, due process and the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.