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Draft Legislation For Crime Fund, Presented To Minister Of Justice, Lyndon Lewis

Source: 721 News 09 Jul 2024 07:15 AM

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Ministry of Justice reached a significant milestone, as the Minister of Justice, LyNDon C. J. Lewis, was presented with the draft legislation for the Crime FuND. This development marks a crucial step towards modernizing aND improving the maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement, supervision, aND accountability of the Crime FuND, an area identified as lacking in the current, outdated legislation. This initiative is also a part of the broader country package measure aimed at enhancing the efficiency aND oversight of the Crime FuND.

The draft legislation was prepared by a dedicated group of civil servants, who uNDertook this project as their fiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl assignment to achieve certification as legislative lawyers, a program offered to them by the Caribbean Center for Legislation.

The Minister of Justice expressed profouND gratitUDe to the civil servants for their hard work aND dedication. “This draft legislation is a testament to the commitment aND expertise of our civil servants. It is a crucial step forward in ensuring that our Crime FuND is maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAged with the highest staNDards of accountability aND efficiency,” stated the Minister.

In addition to acknowledging the efforts of the local civil servants, the Minister also congratulated their colleagues from Curaao aND Aruba, who collaborated on this important legislative project. “The joint effort aND collaboration among our civil servants from different regions highlight the strength of our shared commitment to goverSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAnce,” the Minister added.

The new draft legislation focuses on establishing a more robust framework for the maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement aND supervision of the Crime FuND. Key elements inclUDe introducing rigorous checks aND balances to ensure tranSPArent aND responsible maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement of fuNDs, setting up an iNDepeNDent Advisory Committee, aND implementing contemporary maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement strategies to optimize the effectiveness of the Crime FuND in fuNDing projects with the objective of preventing aND combating crime.

This comprehensive approach aims to address the shortcominSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS of the existing legislation aND ensure that the Crime FuND serves its inteNDed purpose more effectively.

The Minister of Justice emphasized the importance of this legislative advancement in strengthening the justice system aND sUPPorting the community. The next steps will involve further consultations aND refinements before the draft is presented to the legislature for approval.

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