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A Proud Moment for SKN – New Laws Online Website Launched
Justice and Legal
St. Kitts and Nevis now has its laws and ordinances online with the launch of the official website of the Law Commission. The laws can now be accessed at lawcommission.gov.kn as well as on CD Rom. The launch of the website was also accompanied by the delivery of the printed volumes of the Federation’s laws.
As part of a brief but very impressive ceremony hosted at Government House on Wednesday morning 4th March 2020, the new Revised Laws of St. Kitts and Nevis was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton. During the exercise, Ms Yolande Dash of the Regional Law Revision Centre in Anguilla was on hand to officially hand over the complete set of volumes of the Federation’s laws and to demonstrate the online facility.
Attorney General Hon. Vincent Byron paid tribute to the former Law Revision Commissioner Mr. Israel Mukasa as well as to Legal Researcher of long standing Mr. Rohan Walters for their pioneering work which had begun with the earlier 2002 Revised Laws and continued with the 2009 Revised Laws. He also paid tribute to newly appointed Law Commissioner Ms. Josephine Mallalieu for her role in conjunction with Mr. Rohan Walters in bringing to fruition the 2017 Revised Laws in printed form and online. He expressed appreciation to the Regional Law Revision Centre for their role in the law revision process to date.
The full set of volumes is comprised of the New Revised Edition of the Laws of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Ordinances of the Island of Nevis. They contain all of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the ordinances of the Island of Nevis; inclusive of all amendments and new legislation between the period of 2010 to 2017.
Mr. Byron highlighted the significance of the new development in accessibility of our laws. He made reference to the government’s thrust towards digital transformation of the economy, indicating that it was important for the country to become digitally equipped.
“This is a fundamental piece of work that has been done and it will redound to the benefit of all of us who practice or use laws on a daily basis.” He stated. According to him our Federation should be “proud of the progress we have made in improving and updating our laws”.