Parliament To Consider Extension Of Saint Lucia’s State Of Emergency

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A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th, 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 and the Honourable Minister for Commerce, Industry, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs

The Motion for consideration is as follows:

  1. BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament further extends for an additional period of five months, commencing from the 17th day of May, 2021 and ending on the 16th day of October, 2021, in accordance with section 17(6) of the Constitution of Saint Lucia, Cap. 1.01, the Constitution of Saint Lucia – Resolution of Parliament Approving Declaration of State of Emergency passed as Statutory Instrument, No. 38 of 2021 that extended the state of emergency for an additional period of ninety days, commencing from the 11th day of February, 2021 and ending on the 16th day of May, 2021.

The following Bills are down for consideration:

  1. Counter-Trafficking (Amendment)
  2. Companies (Amendment)
  3. Money Services Business (Amendment)
  4. Tourism Stimulus and Investment (Amendment)

Tuesday’s Sitting is scheduled to commence at 10:00a.m.

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The Sitting of the Senate is scheduled for Thursday, May 6th, 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.

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