Human Services Minister cites `low prevalence’ of trafficking in persons

-stumbles on pension increase

Repeated assessments have revealed that there is a “low prevalence” of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) here, according to Human Services Minister Jennifer Webster who says that given the potential impact it has on the safety and human rights of citizens, strategies and programmes have been developed to combat it.

Webster last evening in the budget debate made TIP, children, gender equality among others, the focus of her 45-minute presentation but it was her attempts to justify the $625 increase in the Old Age Pension that caused an uproar in the House, resulting in her stuttering and fumbling through her paperwork before moving on to another topic.

The minister while noting that TIP is the second largest criminal activity in the world, said that initiatives aimed at …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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