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  1. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fisheries (Management) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 102 of 1998). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-27 | BRB-1998-R-87107

    The Minister shall designate by Notice in the Official gazette, prohibited fishing methods and species of fish which may not be harvested during the closed season and in closed areas (reg. 3). Regulation 4 prohibits the use of entangling nets, whereas regulation 5 prohibits the uses of seine nets of a specified mesh size. Regulations 6 and prohibits selling or having in possession of lobsters carrying eggs respectively turtles and turtle eggs. Regulations 8, 9, 10 and 11 concern the protection of sea eggs. No person shall land any yellowfin tuna or bigeye tuna of less than 3.2 kilograms live weight (reg. 13). Regulation 14 provide for the protection of coral. (16 regulations)

  2. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Marine Pollution Act, 1998 (Cap. 392A). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | BRB-1998-L-87108

    This Act makes provision for the control of marine pollution. Release of any pollutant into the environment which violates any of the provisions of this Act is declared an offence under section 3. The Head of the Environmental Engineering Division (called "the Director" in this Act) shall have extensive powers to control marine pollution and in this task shall be assisted by marine pollution control inspectors designated by the Minister under section 5. The Director shall investigate the marine environment and shall cause a register of pollutants to be maintained (sect. 4). Sections 9 to 12 deal with powers of enforcement of the Director, inspectors and magistrates. In exercise of their functions the Minister and the Director shall have regard to the coastal zone management plan adopted under the Coastal Zone Management Act. The Director shall investigate the environment in general, and in particular ascertain the extent of pollution for land-based sources, sea-bed activities, dumping, and airborne sources. This public officer shall cause a Register of Pollutants to be maintained and prepare and implement a programme for the reduction of pollutants pursuant to section 4. he shall be assisted by marine pollution inspectors appointed by the Minister under section 5. Regulation defines Regulation making powers the Minister (sect. 13). Penalties are prescribed in section 16.

  3. Barbados - - 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.

  4. Barbados - - 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.

  5. Barbados - - Law, Act

    National Productivity Council Act (Chapter 350A). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1996-09-12 | BRB-1996-L-80810

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Establishment of Council.
    4. Functions of the Council.
    5. Board of Directors.
    6. Information gathering.
    7. Remuneration.
    8. Disclosure of directors' interest.
    9. Directions of Minister.
    10. Appointment of Executive Director.
    11. Appointment of staff.
    12. Pension rights and service.
    13. Funds of the Council.
    14. Accounts and audit.
    15. Access by auditor.
    16. Annual report.
    17. Fees.
    18. Exemption.
    19. Regulations.

  6. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Shipping Corporations Act, 1996 (No. 14 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-26 | Date of entry into force: 1996-09-09 | BRB-1996-L-44891

    Covers registration, shareholding, management, take-over bids, insolvency and other related matters.

  7. Barbados - - Law, Act

    National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment) Act, 1996 (No. 6 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-05-23 | BRB-1996-L-44882

    Amendments to the National Insurance and Social Security Act relating to sanctions, fines, and liability.

  8. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Rural Development Commission Act (Cap. 238). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996-03-01 | BRB-1996-L-87109

    This Act establishes the Rural Development Commission as a body corporate, defines its functions and powers and provides with respect to its organization.
    The Commission shall carry out certain infrastructure works, provide technical assistance to farmers, allocate public land to potential farmers, provide assistance to the cotton industry in rural areas and carry out other functions necessary to effectively carry out the purposes of this Act. The Commission shall appoint a Director of Rural Affairs. The Act also establishes a Rural Development Fund

  9. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Non-Contributory Old Age Pensions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 34 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-04-11 | BRB-1995-R-41689

    Amends regulation 7(1) and 11 of National Insurance and Social Security (Non-Contributory Old Age Pensions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1982.

  10. Barbados - - International agreement

    Accord entre la Confédération suisse et la Barbade concernant la promotion et la protection réciproque des investissements, du 29 mars 1995.

    Adoption: 1995-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-22 | INT-1995-IA-51867

  11. Barbados - - 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.

  12. Barbados - - 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.

  13. Barbados - - 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.

  14. Barbados - - 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.

  15. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Shipping Act. No. 15.

    Adoption: 1994-04-29 | BRB-1994-L-37728

    Consists of 9 Parts, 351 sections and 3 Schedules. Part II concerns the crew of a ship covered by this Act, and in particular provides for apprenticeship, employment of young persons, termination of employment and dismissal, protection of wages and leave and holidays.

  16. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Self-Employed Persons) (Amendment) Regulations. No. 99.

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | BRB-1993-R-36960

    Substitutes the words "8 per cent" for the the words "10 per cent" in the first schedule to the 1971 Regulations of the same name. Made under the National Insurance and Social Security Act (Cap. 47).

  17. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions. No. 100.) (Amendment) Regulations. No. 100.

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | BRB-1993-R-36961

    Provisions in respect to contributions. Made under the National Insurance and Social Security Act (Cap. 47).

  18. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Public Service Suspension of Increments Act. No. 17.

    Adoption: 1993-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-01 | Date of end of application: 1994-09-30 | BRB-1993-L-36009

    Provides for the suspension of increments of public officers and other employees in the public service and related bodies.

  19. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Fisheries Act, 1993 (Cap. 391). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1993-10-01 | BRB-1993-L-87104

    An Act to provide for the management and development of fisheries in Barbados and to provide for the appointment of a Chief Fisheries Officer and a Fisheries Advisory Committee.
    The 47 sections are divided into a Citation and 4 Parts: Fisheries Management and Development (I); Safety of Commercial Fishing Vessels and Accidents at Sea (II); Enforcement (III); General (IV).
    The Chief Fisheries Officer shall develop and keep under review fisheries schemes (sect. 4). Section 7 makes provision for fisheries access agreements and section 8 provides for fishing licences for foreign vessels. Other sections of Part I provide, among other things, for; local fishing vessel licences (11), commercial fishermen's licences (12), conditions of fishing licences (14), fees, royalties and other charges (15), registration of local fishing vessels (18), appeals (23), construction and alteration of fishing vessels (24), fisheries related research (26-28), prohibited fishing methods (29). Section 31 (Part II) prescribes certificates of inspection for local fishing vessels. The Minister may regulate matters specified in section 46. The Act is completed by 2 Schedules: Fisheries Advisory Committee (1) and repeals (2).

  20. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Employment Levy (Amendment) Act. No. 3.

    Adoption: 1993-03-08 | BRB-1993-L-33293

    Provides for a definition of "public employee".

  21. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Act, 1993. No. 2.

    Adoption: 1993-02-20 | BRB-1993-L-32926

    Amends numerous provisions of the Cooperative Societies Act 1990 regarding by-laws of a registered society, the power of a Registrar to inspect societies' books, and related matters.

  22. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cooperative Societies Regulations, 1993. No. 25.

    Adoption: 1993-01-15 | BRB-1993-R-32925

    These Regulations provide for required forms, fees, transfer of shares, minimum amount of bond, annual financial statements, auditor's report, election and meetings of directors, appointment and duties of secretary and treasurer, amount of bond for credit union, loan approval, security for loans, investment, interest on loans, maximum amount on deposits and loans and bank accounts.

  23. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-12-17 | BRB-1992-R-32095

    Amends sections in respect of applicable percentages under the Schedule to the National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) Regulations, 1967.

  24. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Self-employed Persons) (Amendment) Regulations, 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-12-17 | BRB-1992-R-32096

    Amends sections in respect of applicable percentages under the First Schedule to the National Insurance and Social Security (Self-employed Persons) Regulations, 1970.

  25. Barbados - - Constitution

    Barbados Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1992.

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

  26. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Employment Levy (Amendment) Act. No. 10.

    Adoption: 1992-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-14 | BRB-1992-L-30063

    This Act indefinitely extends the application of the amendments to the Employment Levy Act made by the Employment Levy (Amendment) Act, 1991.

  27. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Health Services (Amendment) Act. No. 19.

    Adoption: 1992-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 1992-07-09 | BRB-1992-L-31823

    Amends section 15 of the Health Services Act 1992 which states that any agreement may be made between Barbados and the government of any other Commonwealth country providing for reciprocity in matters relating to health services.

  28. Barbados - - Law, Act

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

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

  29. Barbados - - International agreement

    Convention on Social Security between the Government of Barbados and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1992

    Adoption: 1992-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-02 | INT-1992-IA-30065

    This Convention provides for reciprocity in sickness and maternity benefit, invalidity benefits, old age pension and survivors benefits, benefits for industrial accidents and diseases, guardian's allowance and child benefit between Barbados and the United Kingdom.

  30. Barbados - - 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.

  31. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Severance Payments (Amendment) Act, 1991. No. 18.

    Adoption: 1991-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-01 | BRB-1991-L-26739

    This Act amends the First Schedule of the Severance Payments Act by deleting from paragraph 2 the words "4 weeks' basic pay for each complete year of employment" and substituting different amounts per year depending on whether the person's years of service to the employer is 10 years or less, between 10 and 20 years, or more than 20 years but not more than 33 years; and by deleting paragraph 6(1)(a) and substituting a definition of "basic pay".

  32. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations. No. 165.

    Adoption: 1991-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-01 | BRB-1991-R-26738

    These Regulations under s.50 of the National Insurance and Social Security Act amend the Schedule to the National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) Regulations, 1967 by deleting par. 1(a), (b), (d) and (e) and substituting new contribution rates for insured or employed persons and employers.

  33. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Calculation of Severance Payments (Maximum Basic Pay) Order. No. 64.

    Adoption: 1991-11-27 | BRB-1991-R-26740

    This Order under s.3 of the Severance Payments Act (Cap. 355A) and under par.6(2) of the First Schedule to the Act provides that the amount of a week's basic pay shall not be taken to exceed the sum of 715 dollars or the sum prescribed in the Severance Fund Contribution Regulations, 1977, as the maximum insurable earnings of a person paid weekly. The Order also revokes the Calculation of Severance Payments (Maximum Basic Pay) Order, 1984, subject to sub-paragraph (2). The Calculation of Severance Payments (Maximum Basic Pay) Order, 1984 continues to apply in respect of any employee dismissed before the commencement of the Order.

  34. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations. No. 166.

    Adoption: 1991-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 1991-09-30 | BRB-1991-R-26737

    These Regulations under ss.50 and 25 of the National Insurance and Social Security Act amend Reg.50(1) of the National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations, 1967 by deleting paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting new provisions concerning the percentage of average insurable weekly earnings to be received as benefits by unemployed insured persons and those who have been temporarily laid off or kept on short-time.

  35. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Miscellaneous amendments) Regulations, 1990. No. 16.

    Adoption: 1990-12-31 | BRB-1990-R-31859

    Amends the definition of "absence abroad" concerning non-contributory old age pension under the National Insurance and Social Security (non-contributory old age pensions) Regulations, 1982). Also makes new provisions concerning claim for unemployment benefit when an employer terminates the services of his employee, under the National Insurance and Social Security (benefit) Regulations, 1967.

  36. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Protection of Children Act (Cap. 146A). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-20 | BRB-1990-L-21444

    An Act to provide for the protection of children from exploitation by preventing the making of indecent photographs of them and matters related thereto.

  37. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations, 1990 (S.I. No. 138)

    Adoption: 1990-12-01 | BRB-1990-R-52131

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations, 1967 Regulations 22(5), 32(3), 32(4),and 36(6). Repeals Regulation 22(6).

  38. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies Act. No. 23 (Cap. 378A). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990-08-06 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-15 | BRB-1990-L-20296

    Provides for the registration, supervision and management of certain societies whose members share a common bond of philosophy and social and economic objectives. Conditions for registration include a membership of at least ten persons, other than corporate bodies, who have attained the age of sixteen years, and detailed provisions for the names of societies. Under the Act, a registered society is a body corporate governed by its own by-laws. Other provisions cover share capital, issue of shares, allocation of surplus, dividends, prohibited loans and guarantees in the event of insolvency, the office of directors, meetings, voting, membership and suspension or termination thereof, financial matters and audit, dissolution and liquidation, settlement of disputes, the establishment of a Co-operative Societies Appeals Tribunal, civil remedies, the functions of the Registrar, consumers' societies, and other matters. The former Co-operative Societies Act is repealed (Cap. 378).

  39. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Education (Amendment) Act. No. 21.

    Adoption: 1990-08-06 | Date of entry into force: 1990-08-13 | BRB-1990-L-20558

    Amends the Education Act by inserting definitions of "senior school" (remedial and prevocational education for pupils of secondary-school age), "adult education" (continuing education and training activities organised on a part-time basis) and pre-primary, primary, secondary, special and tertiary education, and by making various provisions relating to the operation of the educational system and the functions of school attendance officers.

  40. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations, 1990 (S.I. No. 64)

    Adoption: 1990-07-13 | BRB-1990-R-52117

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations, 1967, Regulations 22(5) and 22(6) (concerning invalidity pensions), Regulation 32(3) and 32(4) and Regulation 36.

  41. Barbados - - Constitution

    Constitution of Barbados (Amendment) Act, 1990.

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

    Amendments relating primarily to the office of Judges.

  42. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Apartheid in Sports Act, 1990. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1990-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 1990-06-18 | BRB-1990-L-20835

    Gives effect to the International Convention against Apartheid in Sports (given in Schedule).

  43. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Sugar Industry (Sugar Workers Provident Fund) Order, 1989 (S.I. 1989 No. 119)

    Adoption: 1989-12-28 | BRB-1989-R-52071

    Sets levies on all sugar and fancy molasses manufactured in Barbados in 1989 towards the establishment of a Sugar Workers Provident Fund.

  44. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Non-Contributory Old Age Pensions) Regulations, 1982 (S.I. No. 48)

    Adoption: 1989-05-22 | BRB-1989-R-52127

    Amends Regulation 11 of the National Insurance and Social Security (Non-Contributory Old-Age Pensions) Regulations, 1982 by deleting the words "fifty-two dollars" and substituting it with "fifty-five dollars."

  45. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Wages Regulation (Shop Assistants) Order, 1989 (S.I. 1989 No.. 27)

    Adoption: 1989-03-20 | BRB-1989-R-51913

    Sets wage regulation proposals for shop assistants. Revokes the Wages Regulations (Shop Assistants) Order, 1984. Made under the Wages Council Act (Cap. 362).

  46. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Sugar Industry (Sugar Workers Provident Fund) Order, 1988 (S.I. 1988 No. 114)

    Adoption: 1988-12-31 | BRB-1988-R-52070

    Sets levies on all sugar and fancy molasses produced in Barbados during 1988 for the establishment of Sugar Workers Provident Fund.

  47. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Miscellenaous amendments) Regulations. No. 116.

    Adoption: 1988-12-29 | BRB-1988-R-7621

  48. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 1988. No. 43.

    Adoption: 1988-05-20 | BRB-1988-R-6613

    Provide, inter alia, that invalidity and old-age contributory pensions shall not exceed 60 per cent of average annual insurable earnings.

  49. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 1988.

    Adoption: 1988-05-20 | Date of entry into force: 1988-05-23 | BRB-1988-R-8142

  50. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 1988. No. 5.

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

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

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