Parliament to debate new bills to regulate construction professionals


Members of Parliament will be meeting in the Lower House, next week, to debate four new bills aimed at helping to regulate the construction industry in Antigua and Barbuda.

In the Thursday, February 22 sitting, the Architects Bill, the Surveyors Bill, the Engineers Bill, and the Contractors Bill are expected to be tabled. Government’s Chief of Staff, Lionel ‘Max’ Hurst said copies of the bills are being distributed to all 17 elected parliamentarians.

He explained that professionals within the construction industry have been demanding that rules be outlined in law “that will regularize the nature of professionals’ behaviours, not unlike the doctors, lawyers, nurses and others.”

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  1. It is about time. This will help save work for Antiguan because foreigners tend to underbid the Antiguans since our rate pay is much higher than where they come from.
    Sorry but Antigua is not big enough for all of us. Years ago, they used to call us small island now we can’t keep our doors closed. “When you spit in the air, it will return to earth”

    • Maybe if you Antiguan tradesmen would stop robbing people and trying to suck the financial blood from us then you would get more jobs.The sector needs to be regulated for sure,but not just to protect from underbidding but from overbidding also.

  2. JHA. Thank you for stating that. Some of them just wicked with the over-pricing!! Rarely can you find a professional contractor who is reasonable

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