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St. Kitts and Nevis Law Reform Commissioner Engages In Training Activity

Monday, February 24, 2020

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Ms. Josephine Mallalieu of St Kitts and Nevis was among six regional trainees who attended the 2019 Consolidation of Laws Training exercise held in Anguilla.
Participants were given the intense exposure to the rudiments of the consolidation cycle
The sessions included were designed to provide the skill sets to foster clarity and precision with the tasks associated with law revision.
The Regional Law Revision Centre seeks to offer its services to assist in providing the accuracy and availability of laws throughout the region
Since 2007, other Caribbean countries have sought assistance from the Centre in Anguilla for consolidation and revision of their legislation.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Law Reform Commissioner Ms. Josephine Mallalieu was among a group of six regional trainees hailing from five territories who attended the 2019 Consolidation of Laws Training exercise held at the Regional Law Revision Centre in Anguilla. The intense exposure to the rudiments of the consolidation cycle was staged over the period of 23rd and 24th May 2019. The other countries represented were The Bahamas, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The sessions included were designed to provide the necessary skill sets to foster clarity and precision in dealing with the various tasks associated with law revision. The revision of laws involves considerable exercises including amendments of existing legislation as well as the elimination of duplication and obsolescence. 

As a summary and complement to the detailed technical and procedural insights shared, participants were expected to glean greater knowledge about:

  • The consolidation cycle
  • How consolidation impacts on Chambers
  • The techniques employed in the consolidation cycle
  • Document management at each stage of the consolidation cycle; and
  • Other miscellaneous consolidation issues

The overarching goal of the Regional Law Revision Centre is described as ensuring the accuracy and availability of laws throughout the region. As such it seeks to offer its services to assist in providing “continuous, high quality and cost effective law consolidation, law revision and training services, thus empowering the Attorneys General of Overseas Territories and Caribbean states to pursue good governance and efficient access to the law”

The Centre was launched in 2007 as a result of the instrumentality of the British Government through its Department of International Development. It was initially developed to provide its services to its Overseas Territories in the Caribbean. The aim was “to find a sustainable way to maintain the regular publication of accurate and accessible revised laws in each of the ….Territories”. Since that time, other Caribbean countries including St. Kitts and Nevis have sought the support and assistance of the Centre in order to enhance their own efforts at continuous consolidation and revision of their legislation.

Photo Caption:

1.Ms. Josephine Mallalieu (extreme right) among group of participants at the 2019 Consolidation of Laws Training Workshop 

2. Gov Tim Foy presents certificate to Ms. Josephine Mallalieu

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.

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Hon. Mr. Vincent Byron
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

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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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