The law to reform archaic statutes which was debated in Parliament today should have been passed a long time ago, said Home Affairs Minister Edmund Hinkson.
He argued that the Bill will allow Barbados to “evolve with the world”.
“What we are doing today, in fact, should have been done many years before. I’ve said in the last Parliament that this was something which was of prime importance and which the last Government ought to have brought in fulfilment of their manifesto promise of 2013,” he told the House.
“The reality is that we live in a world and we have to as a people in some cases go along with the trends of the world,” Hinkson said.
He explained that the reform aspect of the bill was extremely significant.
“We need a body, a commission, an agency, to be constantly looking at our laws to see how they need to be reformed and how they need to be updated.