The Social & Community Development Committee will be holding a number of consultation and information meetings on the following:

For Consultation:

  1. Employment Rights (Amendment) Bill on:
  • Whether to allow selling of Liquor on Christmas Day and Good Friday, and
  • Whether to remove the current restriction on businesses to open on Sundays
  1. Gender Equality (Amendment) Bill on:
  • Whether to amend various Ordinances to provide for equal treatment of the population regardless of gender in accordance with the commitment in June 2016 to extend the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Convention on Equality to St Helena

For Information

  1. Sexual Offences Act, 2003 (Application) (Amendment) Order, 2017:
  • The requirement to make sex offenders notification requirements time limited as per the recent guidance of the Supreme Court of St Helena

All meetings will start at 7.30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to learn about the draft legislation and to provide feedback.

 

Venue Date Councillors
Harford Community Centre,Longwood Monday, 23 January Hon Mike Olsson & Hon Tony Duncan
Silver Hill Bar

Levelwood

Tuesday, 24 January Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Tony Duncan
Jamestown Community Centre Wednesday, 25 January Hon Mike Olsson & Hon Tony Duncan
Kingshurst Community Centre Thursday, 26 January

 

Hon Derek Thomas & Hon Gavin Ellick
St Michael’s Church,

Rupert’s

Monday, 30 January Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Tony Duncan
HTH Community Centre Tuesday, 31 January Hon Mike Olsson & Hon Tony Duncan
Sandy Bay Community Centre Wednesday, 1 February Hon Derek Thomas & Hon Gavin Ellick
St Mary’s Church,

The Briars

Wednesday, 1 February Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Tony Duncan
Blue Hill Community Centre Thursday, 2 February Hon Derek Thomas & Hon Gavin Ellick

Anyone wishing to make any comment about the draft legislation  may do so in writing to the Chairperson, Brian Isaac, Social & Community Development Committee, The Castle, or via brian.isaac@helanta.co.sh by no later than Monday, 6 February 2017.

The draft legislation will be made available in hard copy at the Public Library from Monday, 23 January 2017, and will also be uploaded to the SHG Website.

Social & Community Development Committee

17 January 2017

 

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