Six Bills To Receive First Reading, Two Others Slated For Second Reading In The National Assembly On Thursday, May 2, 2024

Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew.
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Basseterre, St. Kitts – The Order Paper has been issued for a sitting of the National Assembly to be held at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters, Basseterre, on Thursday, May 02, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Notice has been given.

Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew.

Six Bills will receive their first reading, while two others are slated for second reading. The government’s good governance legislative agenda continues as it commits itself to transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law.

The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Finance, National Security, Citizenship and Immigration, Health and Social Security, Dr. Terrance Drew, will seek leave to introduce and have read a first time the Bills entitled Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2024; Virtual Asset (Amendment) Bill, 2024;  and Non-Government Organisations (Amendment) Bill, 2024.  

Also, the Right Honourable Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Economic Development and Investment, Dr. Denzil Douglas, will seek leave to introduce and have read a first time the Bill entitled Radiation Safety and Security Bill, 2024.

Additionally, the Honourable Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Justice and Legal Affairs, Garth Wilkin, will seek leave to introduce and have read a first time the Bill entitled Proceeds of Crime and Asset Recovery (Amendment) Bill, 2024.

Further, the Honourable Senator and Minister responsible for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Action and Constituency Empowerment, Dr. Joyelle Clarke, will seek leave to introduce and have read a first time, the Bill entitled Community Beautification and Safety Bill, 2024.

The Honourable Minister responsible for Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources and Cooperatives, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Sports and the Creative Economy, Samal Duggins, will move the second reading of the Bills entitled Animal Health Bill, 2023, and Plant Protection Bill, 2023. The Bills had their first reading on September 18, 2023.

The National Assembly will be carried live on ZIZ Radio (96 FM) and participating radio stations. It can also be viewed live on TV Channel 5 in St. Kitts and Channel 98 in Nevis. It will also be streamed live at www.zizonline.com.

Copies of Bills, as soon as they are made available, can be found on the website (www.sknis.gov.kn) of the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service under the section titled Bills. They can also be accessed via the Facebook page St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service.

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