The Commonwealth Caribbean consists of 17 states and territories. I cannot claim to be an expert on the planning laws of such a multitude of countries so I cannot really compare these laws one with another and arrive at a conclusion as to what is the best national law or, rather like picking a Rest of the World XI, what would be the ideal Caribbean law derived from picking sections from different national laws. In any event I am doubtful whether a conference of planners as opposed to lawyers is the right venue for a detailed analysis of different laws. What is perhaps more in keeping with the theme of the Conference is a discussion of the English background to many of the laws, its appropriateness and possible alternatives.