The Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Bill was one of seven passed at the meeting of Parliament held here last week. This law allows for the implementation of a system to facilitate the provision of advance passenger information relating to passengers and members of crew of an aircraft or vessel, to share the information with… Continue Reading →
A Motion on Transportation of School Children is expected to be presented by Government Senator Carlos James, when the Meeting of Parliament convenes next week Tuesday. The Motion will highlight proposals by the Government to improve the public transportation system here. The Order Paper also includes the first reading of the Whaling Industry Regulation Bill… Continue Reading →
The Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill and the ECCB Harmonised Credit Reporting Bill were among ten passed during the meeting of Parliament on Monday 31st july 2017. The others passed included the Eastern Caribbean Partial Credit Guarantee Corporation Agreement Bill; the Anti-Terrorist financing and Proliferation Amendment Bill; and the Immigration Restriction Amendment Bill. Approval was… Continue Reading →
The Finance Bill and Occupational Health and Safety Bill are listed to be dealt with at the House of Assembly Meeting slated for this Thursday April 6th at the Assembly Chamber in Kingstown. According to the Order Paper, the Finance Bill; Bank of Insolvency Bill; Proceeds of Crime Bill and Occupational Health and Safety Bill… Continue Reading →
Leaders of the Youth Arms of the two major Political Parties here are joining the call for the establishment of a youth parliament here. In Tuesday’s Special Report, Youth Officer in the Ministry of Youth- Philcol Jeffers highlighted the benefits of a youth parliament in the further development of young men and women here.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Ralph Gonsalves presented the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the fiscal year 2016 in Parliament this morning, which amount to 912-million, 897-thousand 311 dollars. The Prime Minister said this year’s budget is some six percent or 58.5 million dollars below the amount budgeted for 2015. He said… Continue Reading →
Members of Parliament on both the Government and Opposition sides were sworn in yesterday during the Ceremonial Opening of the First Session of the Tenth Parliament at the Assembly Chamber in Kingstown. Among the MPs taking the oath were two new Senators for the Parliamentary Opposition – Dr. Jules Ferdinand and Maria Zita Barnwell. A… Continue Reading →