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Stellar management of COVID-19 leads to Team Unity’s Victory

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS

Attorney General is convinced Team Unity’s exceptional performance at the General Election is due to the national response to the COVID 19 pandemic
Team Unity’s strategic planning gained the nation’s 'Stamp of Approval' and trust against the COVID 19.
St Kitts has been recognized as one of the top 8 countries worldwide that has not had cases of the virus in months.

 

Newly reappointed Attorney General Hon Vincent Byron has no doubts about the reasons for the landslide victory of Team
Unity at the 5
th June 2020 polls in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. He is convinced that the delivery of various positive benefits during the first term of the administration including much appreciated social safety nets along with the expert management of the national response to the Covid 19 Pandemic paved the way for victory in the general elections.

The way in which the Prime Minister,Dr the Hon.Timothy Harris, would have led the team in his management in response to the health pandemic COVID 19 after seeing how it had ravaged the rest of the world where many people contracted the disease, were hospitalized or died, was highly commendable. Their strategic planning was done in such a manner in which the public gave the “stamp of approval” and took to team unity and voted overwhelmingly for its candidates.

Furthermore, the government’s introduction to the various safety protocols and State of Emergency Curfews led us to being in a position where a recent graphic was discovered in which St Kitts was recognized as one of the top 8 countries worldwide that has not had cases of the virus in months.

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. Mr. Vincent Byron
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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Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

+1(869) 467-1013

attorneygeneral@gov.kn

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