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  • DCS has completed the data system, which will facilitate the operation of the much anticipated Sex Offenders Registry.
  • By July, a meeting is to be held to sensitise stakeholders including the courts, the DCS, and the police, about their roles and responsibilities.
  • Through its regional offices, the DCS will monitor the ex-offenders.

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has completed the data system, which will facilitate the operation of the much anticipated Sex Offenders Registry.

Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting made the announcement during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 13.

By July, a meeting is to be held to sensitise stakeholders including the courts, the DCS, and the police, about their roles and responsibilities.

Minister Bunting informed that through its regional offices, the DCS will monitor the ex-offenders.

Provisions are made in the Sexual Offences Act for the establishment of the register, and registry. Under the Act, persons convicted of certain specified offences including rape, abduction and the sale or trafficking of persons, are required to be registered in the Sex Offenders Registry.