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My fellow citizens and residents. My very best wishes are extended to you for 2019.  Like a beautiful reflecting pool filled with our wishing coins, the New Year stands before us aglow as a symbol of promise and possibilities for our people and country to achieve even more than we did last year.   In our moment […]

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 04, 2018 (SKNIS): Registrar of Lands, Dawn Myers, applauded the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis for establishing a dedicated Land Registry  as it is essential to the ease of doing business, noting that one of the central pillars of the modern system of land law is the registration of title to land. She explained […]

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 11, 2017 (SKNIS): The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continued its robust legislative reform agenda on Tuesday (July 11) with the safe passage into law of the Land Registry Bill 2017 in the Federal Parliament. Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Honourable Vincent Byron Jr., led the debate on the Bill and […]

18 FEBRUARY 2017, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA The Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Georgetown, Guyana, on 16-17 February 2017. The President of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier (Ret’d) David Granger, chaired the proceedings. Other members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of Antigua […]

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Garth Wilkin
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

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