The Missing Persons Association is welcoming the passage of the Trafficking in Persons Bill 2011

The Bil was successfully piloted in the Senate on Tuesday by National Security Minister Brigadier, John Sandy

It gives effect to the United Nations Protocol for prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons, especially women and children.

It also supports the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime Trafficking

Nathifa Mitchell of the Missing Persons Association told Newspower Authority this morning, that  this was a giant step in the right direction

She said she hoped this would put a significant dent to the number of brothels being established around the country


Ms. Mitchell also said the group continued to advocate, in an effort to ensure missing persons were never forgotten

According to the US State Department’s tenth annual Trafficking in Persons Report, Trinidad and Tobago was on a tier two watch list.

Tier two countries do not fully comply with the Act’s minimum standards, where governments have not shown progress in prosecuting and punishing trafficking crimes, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance