Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, says a move by the government to impose a mandatory minimum sentence in any form would infringe on the power of the judiciary.
Speaking with Nationwide News on Tuesday, Acting Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake called for a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for people convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.
But, Minister Chuck warns that the legislative branch shouldn’t only act out of public opinion, but must take into account the judiciary.
He also moved to clear up the matter of non-custodial sentences for crimes such as illegal possession of a firearm. He says often times people who’re given non-custodial sentences have already served part of their sentences.