Press Release:– A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 with Papers to be laid by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, the Honourable Minister for Commerce, Industry, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs and the Honourable Minister for Tourism, Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries.
The Motions for consideration are as follows:
- BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament approves the declaration of state of emergency that was published in the Gazette on the 3rd day of February, 2021 as Statutory Instrument No. 27 of 2021 containing a declaration that a public emergency has arisen as a result of the occurrence of 2019-n CoV, an infectious disease commonly known as COVID-19 for a further period of ninety days commencing the 11th day of February, 2021 and ending on the 16th day of May, 2021.
2.BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament by affirmative resolution approves the draft Value Added Tax (Amendment of Schedule 3) Order which amends Schedule 3 of the Act to exempt imports of personal items, food, clothing, toys and other household consumables, contained in barrels for the period 1 February 2021 to 31 March, 2021.
The following Bill is down for consideration:
- COVID-19 (Prevention and Control)(Amendment)
Tuesday’s Sitting is scheduled to commence at 10:00a.m.
The Sitting of the Senate is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
In keeping with the protocols established by the authorities for management of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and with a view to ensuring that there are established protocols, members of the public will NOT be allowed in the Chamber Gallery during the Sittings.
Kindly note that the public can view the live proceedings on the National Television Network (NTN) Channel 122, Government of Saint Lucia Facebook and YouTube.
Headline photo caption: Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addressing the House of Assembly (File image)