New Bill Shows SKN’s Responsibility
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 16, 2020 (ZIZ News): The passage of the Anti-Proliferation (Financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction) Bill, in the National Assembly forms part of the Government’s commitment to a world of peace, and represents the administration’s acceptance of the need to be a responsible member of the international community.
That’s according to Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, as he introduced the bill on Thursday which speaks to the prevention, disruption and criminalization of the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Prime Minister Harris noted that the bill helps to fulfil St. Kitts and Nevis’ commitment of joining the international efforts against illicit activities and to counter the financing of terrorism.
The prime minister indicated that the international community, through the United Nations, has shown that it is serious about preventing and cracking down on such destructive forces and those who would seek to facilitate the use of weapons of mass destruction.
Attorney General, the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley gave strong support to the Bill, before it was unanimously passed in the National Assembly.