Some of the country’s prominent attorneys say the re-tabled provisions under the Emergency Powers Regulations are too wide and do not reflect a targeted approach to governing the State of Public Emergency in St Catherine.

The changes to the legalisation were prompted after the Jamaican Court deemed parts of its 2018 version, a breach of the charter of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Queen’s Counsel, Dr Lloyd Barnett described the re-tabled Emergency Powers Regulations as wide and general.

He told our news centre the legislation does not appear to be part of a focused strategy to deal with the problem.

In the meantime, attorney-at-law, specialising in advocacy, Richard Small, says aspects of the regulation are in conflict with the rights of Jamaicans.

Both men were speaking during Nationwide at Five last evening with Cliff Hughes and Rodney Campbell.