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Today was a historic day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, it was the launching of the New Revised Laws of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines 2009. A grand opening cerem0ny was held at the House of Parliament, where various dignitaries were present and many lawyers were present. Petras Compton representing the company that was tasked with the job handed over the first copy of the new revised laws to he Attorney General Miss Judith Jones Morgan who then passed it on to The Prime Minister of SVG Dr Ralph E Gonsalves. Lawyer Arthur Williams also spoke as a senior member of the SVG Bar Association to was given the opportunity to speak. Mr Williams who was a previous Attorney General of SVG welcomed the new revised laws , he says the revision is a progressive step by the Ralph Gonsalves administration, he reminded the audience that the last time the laws were revised was in 1990. According to Mr.Williams because of the numerous amount of new laws and ammendments the ULP administration made this revision was necessary. The new revised laws of SVG comes into effect on June 1st 2011.
Another speaker of the event was Ronald Marks who gave a brief history of the laws and he displayed examples of how lawyers kept up with changes in the laws.
The Honorable Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves also spoke. He reminded the audience that his administration has strongly promoted the maintenance of law and order and enhance juctice in SVG. He stated that amidst certain outside pressure the death penalty is still on the books of SVG and he believes the death penalty is a deterent to crime. In displaying a new copy the new books are in binding format, where additions of new laws and ammendments can be inserted easily.
Other highights of the ceremony were artistic performences from Eustace Francis and Belinda Fransis and Ken Isles. Noted also was the short presentation of praise for Ralph Gonsalves by Rochelle Forde and a similiar praise for Judith Morgan by Michelle Fife.
Miss Judith Jones Morgan also addressed the gathering where she praised persons who assisted her during the past 10 years while she served as Attorney General. Mr Gonsalves was given a celebratory magazine by the AG who claimed that her staff went around the clock for the past few weeks in getting the document ready. She was also given a bouquet of flowers and a ornamental plaque by her staff.
The Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2009 will me made available in hard copy or lose leaf format. Soon, it will be online for even more world wide acces.