The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has provided more details on biometric database plans.Government ministers met with the local press last week to update the public on planned biometrics legislation.Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson assured that the biometrics legislation will be coming on stream as one of the new crime fighting initiatives and tools, with public education following closely behind.”We certainly have announced on several occasions the purchase of the former Carlos Simmons building to assist the police in their new efforts and to ensure that we have all of those things in place to support their crime fighting initiatives,” the Premier again promised.Deputy Premier and Minister of Labour and Immigration, Sean Astwood responded to a question on how far along the new Government is in rolling out its biometric programme.He stated that when the new work permit system is fully on stream there will be provision in the immigration ordinance to allow for biometrics, reported the TC Weekly News.He added: “However, we do see where it is necessary to make further amendments to that ordinance and also the regulations to describe how the data collected is kept.”In terms of how quickly it's going to be rolled out, the software that is being produced now to deal with work permits specifically doesn't have that component readily available, but that is the second phase of the programme that has to happen.”Minister Astwood further stated that as far the processing of biometrics as it ties into work permits, there is no question about whether they are going to do it.