MPs brace for final House session of 2019


A long day is expected in the House of Assembly today as MPs sit for the final session of the year.

It is understood that all Bills on the Order of Business that are due for second readings are to be debated, including the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) Amendment Act 2016, tabled by Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health.

The explanatory memorandum for the Bill said the amendment was “to allow for improved efficiency in carrying out the mandate of the CICB”.

The Bill also proposes that members of the CICB should be appointed by the Minister of Legal Affairs rather than the Governor.

A total of seven ministerial statements were also listed.

They include one on the Standard and Poor’s rating to be delivered by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, an update on Bermuda’s crime and violence reduction strategy from Wayne Caines, the national security minister, and an update on the island’s hotel industry from Zane DeSilva, the tourism minister.

Three government Bills are also scheduled to be tabled.

They are the Mortgage Registration Amendment Act, the Statistics Amendment Act and the Motor Car and Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act.

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Published Dec 13, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 13, 2019 at 7:46 am)

MPs brace for final House session of 2019

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