National Security Minister Stuart Young addresses members of the media during the press conference at the National Security Ministry, Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain on Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

There is still no word on when the use of pepper spray will be regularised.

The decision to regularise pepper spray as a safety device was announced last month, in light of nationwide calls by women following the disappearance and killing of Andrea Bharatt.

In the Senate sitting on Tuesday March 2nd, National Security Minister Stuart Young MP was asked to provide an update on the matter.  

The minister admitted the necessary amendments to the legislation are yet to be taken to Cabinet.

“As you all know, the National Security Council took a policy decision that we were going to allow the use of pepper spray. The Attorney General then has to prepare a Cabinet Note on the particular legislation on the amendments to the legislation,” Minister Young explained, “and bring it to Cabinet.  I don’t know if it will come before us this week, or hopefully, next week.”

CNC3 News reached out to the Attorney General for an update; however, he is yet respond on the issue.