The Anti-gang Bill, which was previously circulated and publicized in April 2013, will be reintroduced to the House of Assembly when it meets on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
The Bill will be introduced for its first reading.
This Bill forms part of the government of Saint Lucia’s response to the troubling crime situation and seeks to prohibit gangs and gang related activity.
The prime minister and minister for finance will also seek authorization from the House to borrow by means of advances, sums not exceeding $35 million from commercial banks. This particular resolution is the usual request to the House to renew the overdraft facilities of the government of Saint Lucia.
At tomorrow’s sitting, members from the Lower House will also consider for first reading, amendments to the Architects Registration Act, the Money Laundering (Prevention) Act, the Non-Governmental Organizations Act, the Insurance Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The sitting of the House of Assembly commences at 10 a.m. and will be carried live on the National Television Network (NTN).