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Despite a decline in the number of homeless people, socially displaced persons are refusing rehabilitation services that are given to them after they obtain Grants from the authorities.

Regulate campaign spending

"Follow the money trail" was the view of former UK Minister Sir Eric Pickles at the Forum of Campaign Finance Reform on Wednesday.

The Attorney General says Campaign Finance requires Public Consultation and a cut in media profits.

Campaign Financing costs continue to rise.

Drivers who fail to pay the speeding ticket of $1,000 are now liable to be charged even more.

The Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said his Office has been looking closely at the issue of child marriage.

Port of Spain: The Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) has noted with concern the statements that are being attributed to the President of the Inter-Religious Organisation and the Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, on child marriage as recently reported by the media. Both parties have reportedly stated that the State should not interfere with the law as it relates to the minimum age for marriage.

As the debate continues on child marriages in Trinidad and Tobago, Maulana Sheraz Ali of the Nur-e-Islam Mosque in El Socorro believes there's no need to interfere with the religious practice.

Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Harris says forcing a 12 or 13 year old girl into marriage is "legalised statutory rape."

The YWCA recognizes that child, early and forced marriage is a human rights issue that affect the rights of women and girls. It is a form of gender based violence, specifically sexual violence, perpetrated on young girls who have not yet achieve sexual maturity and are below the legal age of consent for all other transactions. In fact, according to the definition used by UNICEF, they are still children

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