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National Assembly To Be Held; Order Papers Disseminated

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By Kevon Browne

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A National Assembly sitting will be held on Thursday (October 15) at 10:00 a.m. in the National Assembly Chambers.

The Order papers circulated include:

The first reading of the Saint Christopher and Nevis (Mutual Exchange of Information in Taxation Matters) (Amendment) Bill, 2020; the Constitution of Saint Christopher and Nevis (Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the National Disaster Management (Amendment) Bill, 2020 brought forth by Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Finance, Sustainable Development, National Security, Constituency Empowerment, Human Resource Management and Information, Dr. Timothy Harris,

Harris will also seek to have read a second time the National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which had its first reading on September 3, 2020 with no successful movement after its first reading because of an early adjournment.

Additionally, Mrs. Akilah Byron-Nisbett, the Minister of Health, Information, Communications, and Technology, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, and Talent Development will introduce and seek to have read a first time the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2020.

Finally, the last item on the Order papers is the National Conservation and Environmental Management Bill, 2020 to be introduced by the Minister of Environment and Cooperatives, Eric Evelyn seeking its first reading.

WINN will be covering the proceedings and will provide summaries of the assembly.

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