Cabinet has taken a decision to ban the importation and sale of sctrach bombs says National Security Minister Stuart Young.
He said this during the post-Cabinet press conference yesterday.
Young pointed out examples of people injured by scratch bombs and said national security agencies would take the lead on enforcement of the ban, which should begin soon.
The Minister also made reference to Sally-Ann Cuffie who during Divali 2016 lost parts of her fingers and suffered injuries to the others when she attempted to save her grandchild by throwing out the scratch bomb which was thrown into her family’s car.
The scratch bomb exploded in her hands.
This year during Divali a scratch bomb resulted in the fire of a home which left nine homeless.