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Liburd: “proposed Public Accounts Committee Bill a mockery.” Maynard: “Not all saints in the halls of power”

Ahead of Thursday’s parliamentary debate on new legislation to govern the functioning of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the future, the opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has accused the Timothy Harris-led PLP/CCM/PAM coalition of decimating the duties outlined in the existing Standing Orders which govern the watchdog committee.

Chairperson of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Hon. Marcella Liburd appearing on Wednesday’s edition of Issues said most of the duties in the present Standing Orders have not been included in the proposed new legislation.The current Section 70 which deals specifically with the Public Accounts Committee outlines that the duties and powers of the Public Accounts Committee shall be as follows: