Three bills for first 2018 sitting of the National Assembly

Three bills for first 2018 sitting of the National Assembly

By MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 22nd January, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Parliamentarians of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly will meet for the first time for 2018 in the parliamentary chamber in Government Headquarters on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018.

Three bills are scheduled to be debated. One will be introduced by the Minister with responsibility for Finance and Sustainable Development, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.

He will introduce for first and second readings the Development Control and Planning (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

Minister Ian Patches Liburd, the Minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure and Urban Development, will introduce for first and second readings the St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

It is highly likely that at least one bill will have its third reading and passed into law. This bill is the Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2018, for it will allow for the operational use of traffic signal lights that have been installed in some parts of Basseterre.

The Director of Public Works Cromwell Williams indicated last week that the legislation is the main matter that bars the commissioning of the traffic lights.

It is also known that the Minister is eager to have the lights switched on, as he said on his radio program, the lights would help resolve some of the congestion in downtown Basseterre.