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  1. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) (Amendment) Act 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-10 | BRB-2016-L-104933

  2. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-28 | BRB-2015-L-104931

  3. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Catastrophe Fund Act, 2007-5. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-01 | BRB-2007-L-105470

  4. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Caribbean Court of Justice Act, 2003 (2003-9) (Cap. 117). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-L-64436

    Provides for establishment of Caribbean Court of Justice. Divided into 4 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 regulates jurisdiction of Court. Part 3 deals with appeals, and Part 4 contains financial and administrative provisions.

  5. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2003 (2003-10). - Amendments on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-C-64438

    Amends Constitution of Barbados. Inter alia provides for establishment, composition and jurisdiction of Caribbean Court of Justice.

  6. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community Act, 2003 (2003-8) (Cap. 15). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-L-64440

    Provides for matters arising out of Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing Caribbean Community including CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Divided into 2 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for "CARICOM Single Market and Economy" and "Community origin", goods of community origin, exemption from duty where drawback is allowable, common external tariff, verification of origin of exported goods, and penalties for false documents of origin of goods exported.

  7. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Mutual Funds Act, 2002 (No. 22).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64024

    Provides for regulation, authorisation and control of mutual funds and their managers. Divided into 6 parts. Part 1 deals with licensing and Part 2 with administration of mutual fund. Part 3 regulates appointment and role of agents. Part 4 provides for supervision and enforcement, and Part 5 for powers of the securities commission. Part 6 contains miscellaneous provisions. Repeals Mutual Funds Act 1998.

  8. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Guarantees Act, 2002 (No. 21).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64026

    Provides for guarantees for consumers regarding supply of goods and services as well as rights of redress against suppliers and manufacturers in respect of failure to comply with such guarantees. Divided into 8 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for guarantees in respect of goods, Part 3 for redress against suppliers in respect of goods, Part 4 for redress against manufacturers in respect of goods, Part 5 for guarantees in respect of services, and Part 6 for redress against supplier in respect of services. Part 7 deals with resolution of disputes, and Part 8 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  9. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (No. 20).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64028

    Deals with various aspects of consumer protection. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for unfair contract terms, Part 3 for unfair trade practices, Part 4 for control of distance selling, and Part 5 for product liability. Part 6 makes provision for consumer safety, Part 7 for recall of goods, Part 8 for industry codes, and Part 9 for administration and enforcement. Finally, Part 10 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  10. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fair Competition Act, 2002 (No. 19).

    Adoption: 2002-11-21 | BRB-2002-L-64025

    Seeks to promote, maintain and encourage competition. Prohibits prevention, restriction or distortion of competition and abuse of dominant positions in trade in Barbados and within Caricom Single Market and Economy. Also aims at ensuring that all enterprises, irrespective of size, have opportunity to participate equitably in market. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 establishes Fair Trading Commission. Part 3 provides for anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, merger and interlocking directorships. Part 4 deals with resale price maintenance. Part 5 regulates authorisations. Part 6 provides for anti-competitive business conduct. Part 7 deals with enforcement and appeals, Part 8 with offences, Part 9 with Community Competition Commission, and Part 10 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  11. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 14).

    Adoption: 2002-09-05 | BRB-2002-L-62428

    Amends Sections 15, 23 and 78 of Constitution. Establishes that imposition of mandatory sentence of death or execution thereof shall not be inconsistent with Section 15 of Constitution. Also provides for transfer between Barbados and other countries of persons detained in prisons, hospitals or other institutions by virtue of orders made in the course of the exercise by courts or tribunals of their jurisdiction.

  12. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Tourism Development Act (Cap. 341). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-08-31 | BRB-2002-L-87101

    This Act concerns the approval of tourism projects and products and the provision of incentives for sustainable tourism development and related matters. "Tourism project" includes the restoration, preservation and conservation of natural sites and the establishment, restoration, preservation and conservation of monuments, museums and other historical structures and sites. The Minister may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out for the project to be approved. In order to be financed, projects shall meet environmental standards defined by the Minister of Environment.

  13. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 (Cap. 158) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-05-30 | BRB-2002-L-73338

    Implements the United Nations Convention respecting the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 on terrorism; Amends the Constitution, making it possible to be sentenced to death for certain offences under the Act (Part II).

  14. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Small Business Development Act (No. 23 of 1999) (Cap. 318C). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-12-27 | BRB-1999-L-55545

    Provides for tax incentives and technical assistance to qualified small businesses, which are defined as, inter alia, enterprises which operate with less than 25 employees, generate less than 2 million USD in sales, and whose shareholders are more than 75 per cent local.

  15. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 2).

    Adoption: 1999-03-02 | BRB-1999-L-55995

    Determines under which conditions convicted persons shall be rehabilitated.

  16. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal System Reform Act, 1998 (No. 50).

    Adoption: 1998-12-23 | BRB-1998-L-51635

    Provides for suspended sentencing, curfew orders, mediation, and community service sentences for criminal offenders. Mediation shall permit young offenders to make amends to a complainant by performing unpaid work, paying compensation, or participating in a rehabilitation programme. Amends the Juvenile Offenders Act to raise the age of criminal responsibility from seven to eleven.

  17. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Urban Development Commission Act (Cap. 241). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-08-11 | BRB-1997-L-87100

    This Act establishes the Urban Development Commission as a body corporate, defines its functions and powers and provides with respect to its organization. The Act also establishes the Urban Enterprise Fund and provides for the appointment of the Director of Urban Development. This Act applies only to land in urban areas that is designated by the Minister under this Act or is vested in the Commission. The Commission shall be instrumental in the development of urban areas and for this purpose may (compulsory) acquire and dispose of land. The Commission shall prepare and submit to the Minister an urban renewal plan.

  18. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, 1997 (Cap. 127) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1997-03-27 | BRB-1997-L-73343

    Makes provision for certain criminal convictions of offenders to become spent and to be expunged from the records.

  19. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-02-26 | BRB-1995-C-40110

    Inserts a new section 112A on remuneration of public officers and soldiers which provides that the salaries and allowances payable to the holders of offices established under the Civil Establishment Act and the Defence Act shall not be altered to their disadvantage.

  20. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Damage Act (Cap. 113B) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-09-01 | BRB-1994-L-73340

    Deals with matters related to the criminal damage of property.

  21. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Arrestable Offences) Act (Cap. 125A) (L.R.O. 2004). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1994-09-01 | BRB-1994-L-73341

    Abolishes the distinction between a felony and a misdemeanour. Makes amendments to a number of Acts to implement this change including: the Post Office Act; the Counterfeit Currency In (Convention) Act; the Customs Act; the Stamp Duty Act; the Juries Act; the Coinage (Offences) Act; the Criminal Procedure Act; the Indictment Act; the Malicious Injury to Property Act; The Perjury Act; the Vagrancy Act; the Police Act; the Official Secrets Act, 1911 (contained in the Appendix to Title XII); the Judicial Sale of Land Act; the Administration of Estates (Jurisdiction and Procedure) Act; the Agricultural Aids Act; the Bankruptcy Act; the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Act; the Pawnbrokers Act; the Barbados National Bank Act; the Central Bank of Barbados Bank; and the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

  22. Barbados - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention créant l'Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (ensemble deux annexes), faite à Carthagène des Indes le 24 juillet 1994 (publiée par le décret n° 98-450 du 4 juin 1998). - Convention

    Adoption: 1994-07-24 | INT-1994-IA-50297

    L'Association est un organisme de consultation, de concertation et de coopération dont l'objectif est d'identifier et de promouvoir la mise en oeuvre de politiques et de programmes visant notamment à renforcer, utiliser et développer les capacités collectives de la Caraïbe afin de parvenir à un développement soutenu dans les domaines culturel, économique, social, scientifique et technologique. La participation de la France est ouverte comme membre associé au titre de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane et de la Martinique.

  23. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Barbados Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-07-02 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-09 | BRB-1992-C-31822

  24. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act (Cap. 130A). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-02-13 | BRB-1992-L-104932

  25. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    International Business Companies Act. No. 24.

    Adoption: 1991-12-31 | BRB-1991-L-27746

    This Act revises the law governing international business companies carrying on the business of international manufacturing or international trade and commerce from within Barbados with a view to encouraging the development of Barbados as a responsible international financial centre, and to providing incentives by way of tax reduction, exemptions and benefits for international manufacturing and international trade and commerce from within Barbados.

  26. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Barbados (Amendment) Act, 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-06-28 | BRB-1990-C-20836

    Amendments relating primarily to the office of Judges.

  27. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 1988. No. 5.

    Adoption: 1988-04-28 | BRB-1988-L-6344

    Minor amendments to the Act (Cap. 8A).

  28. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law Revision Order 1987. No. 110.

    Adoption: 1987-08-05 | BRB-1987-L-4685

    Sets forth removal of and additions to pages of the Laws of Barbados, indicating the law in force on a variety of topics (including pensions, occupational training, factories and severance payments).

  29. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act (Cap. 308). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1985-01-01 | BRB-1985-L-87114

    An Act to revise and amend the laws relating to companies and to provide for related and consequential matters.

  30. Barbados - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Patents Regulations. No. 84.

    Adoption: 1984-04-17 | BRB-1984-R-670

    Regulations made under the Patents Act 1981 (Act 1981-55).

  31. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Appeal Act (Cap. 113A) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1983-09-01 | BRB-1983-L-73339

    Provides for appeals to the Barbados Court of Appeal and to the Privy Council in criminal cases.

  32. Barbados - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Sugar Industry (Entrustment of Funds) Order, 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 24)

    Adoption: 1983-02-14 | BRB-1983-R-52099

    Entrusts the Small holder Mechanisation Fund, the Carry over Sugar Financing Fund, the Sugar Industry Scholarship Fund and the Sugar Industry Capital Investment Fund to the Barbados National Bank. This is for the purposes of section 18 of the Sugar Industry Act, for the financial year 1981/82.

  33. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Conservation Commission Act (Act No. 8 of 1982) (Cap. 393). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-04-02 | BRB-1982-L-90562

    The Commission is established as a body corporate under section 4. The functions of the Commission include: to conserve the natural beauty of Barbados; to control, maintain, and develop public parks, and; to advise the Minister on various matters. The second part of the Act concerns the licensing of some activities in public parks. The Minister may make Regulations relative to preservation of parks in accordance with section 30. The remaining provisions prescribe offences and penalties and define powers of public officials.

  34. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1977-6 (Cap. 346). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1977-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 1977-03-24 | BRB-1977-L-51899

    Repeals the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act. Makes new provisions relating to the employment of persons generally, young persons and children. Part One gives relevant definitions. Part Two sets provisions involving the employment of persons at night. Part Three deals with young persons, banning the employment of young persons at night, or in work hazardous to their health, safety or morals. Part Four restricts the employment of children to only employment which is a part of training or schooling. Part Five provides for miscellaneous matters, such as the employment of persons of compulsory school age. Gives members of the authorities (the police force, port managers and the Chief Labour Officer) the duty to proceed against a suspected offender and gives such members the power to enter premises where the suspected violation is occurring. Prohibits parents or legal guardians from taking or conducing their children into employment. Authorizes the Minister for Labour to make regulations for the purposes of the Act.

  35. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Barbados Constitution (Amendment)Act (L.R.O. 1978). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1975-02-01 | BRB-1975-C-73318

    Amends a large number of sections in the Constitution including: sections 3, 6, 7, 13, 22, 27, 37, 38, 39, 43, 44, 45, 79, 81, 82, 84, 89, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 104, 105, 106, 112, 113, 117. In addition, the following new sections are inserted into the Constitution: 79A, 89A, 93A and 93B and 1OOA.

  36. Barbados - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Barbados. Statutory Instrument 1966 (No. 1455) - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1966-11-22 | BRB-1966-C-72559

    Includes the Barbados Independence Order, 1966 which establishes the judiciary, judicial procedures and parliament. The Constitution is included in the Schedule to the Order.
    Chapter 1 stipulates that the Constitution is the supreme law
    Chapter 2 Citizenship
    Chapter 3 Protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual
    Chapter 4 The Governer General
    Chapter 5 Parliament
    Chapter 6 Executive powers
    Chapter 7 The judicature
    Chapter 8 The public service
    Chapter 9 Finance
    Chapter 10 Miscellaneous and interpretation

  37. Barbados - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Barbados Independence Order 1966 (No. 1455). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 1966-11-30 | BRB-1966-R-73323

  38. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Barbados Independence Act 1966 (Cap. 37). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966-11-17 | BRB-1966-L-73322

    Makes Barbados a fully independent State within the British Commonwealth.

  39. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) (Cap. 153). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1934-12-20 | BRB-1934-L-73378

    Provides that capital punishment shall not be passed on pregnant women.

  40. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders Act (Cap. 138) (L.R.O. 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1932-09-01 | BRB-1932-L-73349

    Regulates procedures concerning juvenile offenders. A child is defined as a person under the age of 14 years and a juvenile is a person between the ages of 14 and 16 years. The Act abolishes the death sentences for a person convicted of an offence under the age of 18 years.

  41. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Better Security Act (Ch. 160)

    Adoption: 1920-09-20 | Date of entry into force: 1920-09-20 | BRB-1920-L-51893

    Aims at better securing uninterrupted water supply and light for use by the community and at avoiding dangers to human life and to property. Provides that a breach of contract by persons employed to supply water or light (gas and electricity) is a punishable offence. Establishes that a breach of contract involving injury to persons or property is a punishable offence. Sets the penalties for these offences

  42. Barbados - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act (Cap. 127) (L.R.O. 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1891-06-05 | BRB-1891-L-73342

    Amends and consolidates the law in Barbados with respect to the administration of justice in criminal cases.


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