June 19, 2017 -
Earlier this month Turks and Caicos Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson revealed that the government is working to introduce biometric surveillance legislation that will aid the police in solving crimes committed on the islands.
According to a report by Turks and Caicos Weekly News, the entire populace will be entered in the biometric database.
“We will have legislation in place for that, it would be absolutely nonsensical to just do part of the population, we must fingerprint everyone,” explained Robinson. “The fact is, if we’re not going to have persons who are going to be coming forward to help the police solve offences then we have to look at all crime fighting initiatives that will help and that is one of the things we have to do.”
The law will also determine the legality of using the technology in the financial sector.