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Parliament wraps up

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Legislation is now in place here to allow traffic police to issue tickets to errant motorists.

This came as Parliament on Wednesday passed the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Amendment Bill, one of four bills approved by Members of Parliament during that sitting. {{more}} The other three bills passed were, the Companies Amendment Bill, the Industrial Designs Bill and the layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Bill.

Three other Bills received their first reading and were sent to Select Committees: the National Emergency and Disaster Management Bill, the Education Bill, and the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Bill.

One private bill, the Mustique Community Association of St.Vincent and the Grenadines Incorporation Bill received its second reading, while two other private bills were read for the first time: the Nyahbingi Order of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Incorporation and the Calliaqua Church of Christ Incorporation Bills.

One other, the Customs Duties Amendment Bill was deferred, while three other s which were listed on the Order Paper are still being considered by Select Committees: the Money Services Business, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Audit Bills.

In addition, members of Parliament approved a resolution to enable government to borrow 40-million dollars to meet its current requirements for June to December 2005. Another resolution on the Consumption Tax or Common External Tariff Amendment was deferred.

Parliament has adjourned until Thursday July 21, 2005

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