Six Bills passed at Nevis Island Assembly sitting Monday

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry in the House of Assembly

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS–(Tuesday, October 11th, 2011) The Nevis Island Assembly adjourned sine die on Monday but not before a total of six Bills was introduced, read and passed in the Hamilton House Chambers, under the watchful eye of new House President, Mrs. Christine Springette.

All Bills were introduced by Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the Hon. Joseph Parry, with the exception of the Nevis Cable Communications Corporation Repeal Ordinance, 2009 which was introduced by Minister of Communications, the Hon. Robelto Hector.

The Nevis Cable Communications Corporation Repeal Ordinance, 2011, canceled a previous Act under which Caribbean Cable Communications (CCC) had been acquired by the NIA.

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (Amendment) Ordinance, 2011 was read and constructed as one with the Nevis Investment Promotion Agency Ordinance, No.2 of 2008, was later referred to as the Principal Ordinance.

The Principal Ordinance was amended in section 6(2) (a) with the deletion of the said subsection and replaced with, “a chairman nominated by the Minister.” The Principal Ordinance in section 15(1) deleted the subsection and replaced it with “The Minister shall, upon the recommendation of the board appoint an Executive Director.”

The amended Bill, therefore, made provisions for the appointment of a Chairman of the Board and an Executive Director of the Agency.

The Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2008) Ordinance, 2011 after its successful passage in the House, allowed a total of $9,981,178.76 drawn from the Nevis Island Consolidated Fund by the former Administration through a warrant of the Minister of Finance during the financial year January 01, 2008 to December 31st 2008 to be legally accounted for.

The sum of money was in excess of the amounts provided for services in the Nevis Appropriation (2008) Ordinance 2007 were declared to be lawful expenditure on account of the Nevis Island Administration for the said financial year.

The Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2010) Ordinance, 2011 was passed. It made lawful the sum of $6,045,021.00 which had been expended during 1998 by the Government of the day through a warrant from its Finance Minister during the financial year January 01, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2009) Ordinance, 2011 was also passed. It made lawful the sum of $11,649,502.88 which was drawn under a warrant by the Minister of Finance, Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry from the Nevis Island Consolidated Fund, during 2009.

Also passed was the Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2007) Ordinance, 2011. It made lawful the sum of $19,638,386.66 which was drawn under a warrant by the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Joseph Parry during 2007 from the Nevis Island Consolidated Fund.

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