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Trinidad & Tobago: Despite CoP’s call, PM says ‘more consultation needed on pepper spray’

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has doubled down on his position that more information by qualified personnel needs to be ascertained before the government changes its position on the illegality of pepper spray in the public domain. 

Responding to an urgent question in the parliament today, the Prime Minister said that while he’s heard the comments from the Commissioner of Police on how useful pepper spray can be, he still requires more concrete perspectives. 

“The position as stated by me as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago is that on this particular matter and similar matters is that the government will be advised by the appropriate experts and other considerations in the use of any such material in the public setting,” the PM said. 

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