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  1. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Collection of Contribution) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, SRO 22 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2019-03-01 | DMA-2019-R-108943

  2. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, SRO 24 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 2019-03-01 | DMA-2019-R-108946

  3. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Self Employed Persons)(Amendment) Regulations 2019, SRO 23 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-20 | DMA-2019-R-108947

  4. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions (Amendment) Regulations, 2019, SRO 4 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-01-17 | DMA-2019-R-108951

  5. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Climate Resilience Act 2018, Act 16 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DMA-2018-L-108949

    The Act was drafted following the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on 18th September, 2017 and devastated the country. The Act sets up the Dominica Climate Resilience Policy Board and the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD). The role of Board is to define the measures needed to make Dominica a climate resilient nation in all sectors; to develop a climate resilience plan with CREAD and other bodies; to oversee the operations and task allocation with respect to CREAD and other agencies: and advise the government on promotional and legislative/policy measures to implement the plan. CREAD is accountable to the Board and is responsible for the implementation, drafting and execution of the climate plan.

  6. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Collection of Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, SRO 12 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-26 | DMA-2018-R-108948

  7. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SRO 48 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-01 | DMA-2016-R-104936

  8. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Citizenship (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (SRO 41 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | DMA-2016-R-104937

  9. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 9 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | DMA-2016-L-104938

  10. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 3 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-08 | DMA-2016-L-102708

  11. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) Order, 2016 (SRO 16 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-12 | DMA-2016-R-102709

  12. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Integrity in Public Office (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 21 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-15 | DMA-2015-L-102710

  13. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) Order, 2015 (SRO 12 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-11 | DMA-2015-R-102711

  14. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) (Commencement) Order, 2015, SRO 4 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-23 | DMA-2015-R-100386

    Provides that the Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act, 2014 shall come into force on the 27th day of February, 2015.

  15. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Constitution of Dominica (Amendment) Act 2014, Act 4 of 2014 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-27 | DMA-2014-L-100387

  16. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2014, Act 3 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | DMA-2014-L-97016

  17. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2014, Act 2 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | DMA-2014-L-100388

  18. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014, SRO 6 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-13 | DMA-2014-R-97017

  19. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act 21, 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-18 | DMA-2013-L-95137

    Amendment to section 6(4) of the Act gives marriage officers the legal right to celebrate or solemnize marriages not only in the church but outside the church. There is no longer an obligation to publish banns or notice to marry under the Act in order to be grated a marriage licence.

  20. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) Order, 2013 (S.R.O. 24 of 2013).

    Adoption: 2013-08-15 | DMA-2013-R-95322

    Repeals and replaces the First and Second Schedules to the Public Service Act.

  21. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Protection of Witnesses (Amendment) Act 2013, Act 12 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-23 | DMA-2013-L-93707

    Adds a new section to the principal Act concerning live link evidence from outside the Commonwealth of Dominica.

  22. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act 2013, Act 13 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-23 | DMA-2013-L-93708

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Short title and commencement.
    2. Interpretation.
    PART II - ORGANIZED CRIME AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
    3. Serious offences.
    4. Prosecution of offences under section 3(1)(b) and (d).
    5. Factors to be considered by the Court.
    6. Obstruction of justice.
    7. Prosecution of offences under section 6.
    PART III - TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING OF PERSONS
    8. Offences relating to trafficking in persons.
    9. Offences relating to smuggling of migrants.
    10. Evidence.
    PART IV - PENALTIES
    11. Penalties for organized criminal activity.
    12. Penalties for obstruction of justice.
    13. Penalties for trafficking and smuggling, restitution.
    PART V - MISCELLANEOUS
    14. Jurisdiction.
    15. Extradition.
    16. Mutual legal assistance.
    17. Other laws not excluded.
    18. Amendment of enactments set out in Schedule 3.
    SCHEDULE 1
    SCHEDULE 2
    SCHEDULE 3

  23. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2013, Act 9 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-21 | DMA-2013-L-93685

  24. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2013, Act 6 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93684

  25. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) Act 2013, Act 2 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93698

    Makes numerous amendments to the Act. In particular it adds new sections IIA (Interviewing of Suspects), IIB (Enforcement Powers in respect of Ships) and amends articles concerning disclosure and amends to First Schedule concerning Serious Crimes which are listed as:
    Money laundering
    Drug trafficking offences
    Firearm offences
    Murder
    Manslaughter
    Burglary
    Wounding with Intent
    Rape
    Kidnapping
    Armed robbery
    Treason
    Human trafficking
    Conspiring, procuring, counseling, aiding and abetting to commit an offence listed above.

  26. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Reform) (Amendment) Act, 2013, Act 3 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93702

    Makes amendments to the Act with respect to community service and firearms offences.

  27. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Protection of Witnesses Act 2013, Act 4 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-18 | DMA-2013-L-93706

    PART I - PRELIMINARY
    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Application.
    PART II - WITNESS ANONYMITY
    4. Abolition of common law rules.
    5. Measures for witness anonymity order.
    6. Application for witness anonymity order.
    7. Conditions for making witness anonymity order.
    8. Relevant considerations.
    9. Discharge or variation of order.
    10. Warning to jury about witness anonymity order.
    11. Privacy as to precise address of witness.
    PART III - SPECIAL MEASURES
    12. Witness eligible for assistance on grounds of fear or distress about testifying.
    13. Special measures direction relating to eligible witness.
    14. Effect of special measures direction.
    15. Discharge or variation of special measures direction.
    16. Evidence by live link.
    17. Evidence in private.
    18. Video recorded evidence.
    19. Video recorded cross-examination or re-examination.
    20. Examination of witness through intermediary.
    21. Aids to communication.
    22. Status of evidence.
    23. Warning to jury on special measures direction.
    24. Direction prohibiting accused from cross-examining particular witness.
    25. Defence representation for purpose of cross examination.
    26. Warning to jury on prohibition from cross-examining witness.
    SCHEDULE

  28. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment), Act 7 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | DMA-2013-L-93709

    ONLY EXTRACT OF TEXT ON GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.

  29. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2012, Act 9 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-18 | DMA-2012-L-93691

    Amends section 13 by adding a new section 13A concerning re-emplyoment in the public service following retirement.

  30. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedule) (Amendment) Order, 2012, SRO 41 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-06 | DMA-2012-R-93692

    The First Schedule of the Act is amended by inserting
    after the words "Quantity Surveyor Trainee" the following words "Quarantine Inspector".

  31. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, SRO 25 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-02 | DMA-2012-L-93689

  32. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, SRO 3 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-15 | DMA-2012-R-93695

    Makes amendments to the principal Act with respect to the increase in the pensionable age from 60 to 65 years.

  33. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, SRO 7 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-15 | DMA-2012-R-93696

    Makes amendments to the principal Act with respect to the increase in the pensionable age from 60 to 65 years.

  34. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Social Security (Self Employed Persons) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012, SRO 8 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-15 | DMA-2012-L-93697

    Makes amendments to the principal Act with respect to the increase in the pensionable age from 60 to 65 years.

  35. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2012, Act 2 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-28 | DMA-2012-L-93694

    Makes amendments to the principal Act with respect to the increase in the pensionable age from 60 to 65 years.

  36. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Collection of Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, SRO 4 of 2012.

    Adoption: 2012-02-09 | DMA-2012-R-108966

  37. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2012, Act 10 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-21 | DMA-2012-L-93690

    Amends the Principal Act to increase the pensionable age gradually from 60 years to 65 years.

  38. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2011, Act No. 9 of 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | DMA-2011-L-93683

  39. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) Order, 2011 (SRO 23 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-29 | DMA-2011-R-89311

    Repeals and replaces the First Schedule to the Act.

  40. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules, 2011 (S.R.O. 24 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-29 | DMA-2011-R-93678

    Makes numerous amendments to the Principal Act.

  41. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies Act 2011, Act (No. 2 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-15 | DMA-2011-L-89312

    AN ACT to make new provision with respect to the registration, supervision, governance, operation and management of co-operative societies including credit unions, the members of which have a common bond of philosophy and socio-economic objectives, and for incidental and related purposes.

    Repeals the 1996 Act. However, all rules, regulations and bye-laws made under the former Act shall continue in force with any necessary amendments and shall be taken as having been made under this Act until such time as new rules and regulations and bye-laws are made. (See section 256).

  42. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Education Regulations 2011 (SRO 7 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-31 | DMA-2011-R-89313

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - School Year, School Holidays and Hours of School
    Part III - Rights and Responsibilities of Students and Parents
    Part IV - Student Councils and Parent Teacher Associations
    Part V - Enforcement of Compulsory School Attendance
    Part VI - Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion of Students
    Part VII - Administration and Operation of Schools
    Part VIII - Closure and Discontinuance of Schools
    Part IX - School Building and Other Related Environmental Standards and Requirements
    Part X - Private Schools
    Part XI - Professional Duties and Responsibilities of Teachers and Principals
    Part XII - General

  43. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Piracy Act 2010 (Act No. 11 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | DMA-2010-L-84779

    Provides for the definition of "piracy" (article 2)
    "2. (a) any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed -
    (i) on the high seas, against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft;
    (II) against a ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State;
    (b) any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft;
    (c) any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in subparagraph (a) or (b).
    3. A person engages in piracy commits an offence.
    4. A person who commits piracy is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of 20 years."

  44. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-05-13 | DMA-2010-L-83856

    Amends the Proceeds of Crime Act (Cap. 12:29) section 2 and repeals and replaces Schedule 1 concerning list of offences.

  45. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) Order, 2010 (SRO No. 12 of 2010). - Order on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-22 | DMA-2010-R-83842

    Repeals and replaces the First Schedule to the Act.

  46. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Schedules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2009 (SRO No. 46 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-10-29 | DMA-2009-R-83839

    Amends the Public Service Act by repealing and replacing the Second and First Schedules to the Act.

  47. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 (SRO No. 22 of 2009). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | DMA-2009-R-83843

    Replaces Regulations 6 (conditions for granting sickness benefit), 11 (conditions for granting maternity benefits), and amends Regulation 17 of the Social Security (Benefit) Regulation.

  48. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Claims and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 (SRO No. 23 of 2009). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | DMA-2009-R-83844

    Amends regulation 13 with respect to payment of maternity benefits.

  49. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Social Security (Self-Employed Persons) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 (SRO No. 24 of 2009). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | DMA-2009-L-83845

    Amends regulations 4 (definitions of sickness and maternity benefit), 14 (exception to payment of contributions in case of low revenue) and the Second Schedule to the 1989 Regulations.

  50. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2009 (Act No. 3 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2009-07-06 | DMA-2009-L-83855

    Facilitates the transfer of prisoners between Dominica and other countries by virtue of Orders made by courts in exercise of their criminal jurisdiction.

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