St. Kitts – Nevis Tackles Crime Wave

St. Kitts - Nevis Crime On The Rise

St. Kitts – Nevis Crime On The Rise

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 28, 2008 (SKNIS)

The compassionate yet forceful style of Government in enforcing the law was hailed at a town hall meeting at the Newtown Community Center, on Wednesday evening.

Terry Williams, a taxi driver from Haynes Smith Village was among persons commending the Government for what he described as the “tidying up of the [local] legislation” of the land.

“Sometimes you wonder if people forget law and order,” Mr. Williams said, noting the acts of those that engage in antisocial activities and other less serious offenses.

A number of amendments have recently been passed in the National Assembly to ensure law and order is strengthened. Among issues highlighted at the town hall meeting were the Noise Abatement Bill of 2008, which sets tighter restrictions on the levels of noise allowed at certain hours; and The Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No.2) Bill which addresses a variety of issues including ticketing violations, and wearing seatbelts. The Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill, 2008 was also mentioned.

“We have to control this country” Mr. Williams stressed, while explaining that the public must do more to support local law enforcement.

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Nevis Passes New Legislation For Investment Promotion

Charlestown, Nevis
February 29, 2008

Junior Minister responsible for Trade and Industry, Hon. Dwight Cozier, supported the Amended Investment Improvement Agency Bill which was passed, in the Nevis Island Assembly, on Thursday 28th February 2008.
 
The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) Ordinance 2008 would encourage increased investment provided by a solid legal framework designed for investor’s protection and for their understanding of the relevant laws of Nevis.
 
Mr. Cozier gave credit to the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) for its committed support for Private Sector Investment and described the previous legislation as one which did not address the needs of Nevis.
 
“The old Act of 1987 did not address Nevis.  It assumed that both islands would choose to undertake Invest Promotion’s jointly.  However, the new Initiative provided effective policy and a regulatory framework for separate Investment Code and Legislation for both Islands; he said the Bill provided an avenue for business to be conducted more easily.”

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