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  1. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Child Justice Act, 2018 (No. 9 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | LCA-2018-L-108393

    The Act establishes the judicial procedure for the treatment of children and youth within the court and penal system. Sets out to protect the rights of the child. Repeals the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 3.01).

  2. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act 2018 (No. 10 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | LCA-2018-L-108394

  3. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Free Zone (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 11 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | LCA-2018-L-108395

  4. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Code (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 6 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-05-03 | LCA-2011-L-90256

    Changes the title of the Act by replacing "Code" with "Act" and also amends all other sections where "Code" is mentioned and replaces this with "Act". Also amends the following sections: 2, 18, 23, 30, 31, 59, 90, 95, 95A, 100, 106, 122, 134, 135, 140, 150, 165, 247, 263, 267, 285, 287, 289, 304, 358, 363, 367, 380, 402, 407. Following the adoption of these amendments by the parliament, the Government published the date for the entry into force of the 2006 Labour Act.

  5. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Counter-Trafficking Act, 2010 (No. 7 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-25 | LCA-2010-L-107614

    AN ACT to give effect to and to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and to provide for related matters.

    The object of this Act is to prescribe measures to prevent and combat trafficking in persons with particular regard to victims who are women and children, by
    (a) protecting and assisting victims of trafficking, having due regard to their human rights;
    (b) facilitating the efficient investigation of cases of trafficking in persons;
    (c) facilitating the just and effective punishment of individuals and organizations involved in trafficking in persons;
    (d) promoting cooperation between Saint Lucia and other States in order to prevent and suppress trafficking in persons and to punish offenders.

  6. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Poverty Reduction Fund (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 4 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-02-12 | LCA-2009-L-82149

    Amends the title of the principal Act by deleting "Poverty Reduction Fund Act" wherever it appears and replacing it with "Saint Lucia Social Development Fund Act". It also establishes a Board of Directors for the Fund and lists the participants in the board (section 10). Various other related amendments are made to section 2 and 11(3) of the Act.

  7. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act (Chapter 3:02).

    Adoption: 2008-12-31 | LCA-2008-L-111582

  8. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Code (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 1 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-02-11 | LCA-2008-L-81518

    Amends the Civil Code, Cap. 242 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957. Amends article 1 and 25 (register of births).

  9. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Criminal Code (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 38 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-11-09 | LCA-2006-L-75329

    Amends sections 360, 361 and 593.

  10. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act, 2006 (No. 37 of 2006). (Labour Code, 2006) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-01 | LCA-2006-L-90251

    Division 1: Contracts of Employment
    Division 2: Continuity of Employment
    Division 3: Hours of Work
    Division 4: Wages
    Division 5: Minimum Wages
    Division 6: Sick Leave and Benefits
    Division 7: Vacation Leave
    Division 8: Public Contracts
    Division 9: Employment of Children and Young Persons
    Division 10: Termination of Employment
    Division 11: Termination of Benefits
    Division 1: Registration and Requirements of Industrial Establishments
    Division 2: Hazardous Chemicals, Physical Agents and Biological Agents
    Division 3: Notification of Accidents and Occupational Diseases
    Division 4: Duties of Employers, Workers and Other Persons
    Division 1: Discrimination
    Division 2: Pregnancy and Maternity Benefits and Protection
    Division 1: Recruiting
    Division 2: Work Permit
    Division 1: Rights to Association
    Division 2: Recognition of the Rights to Bargaining and Representation
    Division 3: Collective Agreements
    Division 1: Settlement of Trade Disputes
    Division 2: Regulation of Disputes in the Essential Services
    Division 3: Disputes Resolution by Labour Department
    Division 4: The Labour Tribunal

    Repeals the following laws:
    (a) Equality of Opportunity in Employment Act, Cap. 16.14;
    (b) Minimum Wages Act, Cap. 16.09;
    (c) Registration, Status and Recognition of Trade Unions and Employers' Organizations Act, Cap. 16.06;
    (d) Essential Services Act, Cap. 16.12;
    (e) Contracts of Service Act, Cap. 16.03;
    (f) Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Ordinance, Cap. 100, Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957;
    (g) Employment of Women Ordinance Cap. 99, Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957;
    (h) Employment of Children (Restriction) Ordinance Cap. 98, Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957;
    (i) Employers and Servants Ordinance Cap. 97, Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957;
    (j) Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act, Cap. 16. 13;
    (k) Holiday With Pay Act, Cap. 16.11;
    (l) Protection of Wages Act, Cap. 16.08;
    (m) Shop Hours Ordinance, Cap. 42, Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 1957;
    (n) Employees (Occupational Health and Safety) Act, Cap. 16.02; and
    (o) Factories Act, Cap. 13.02.

  11. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Correctional Services Code of Conduct Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 159).

    Adoption: 2005-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2005-11-21 | LCA-2005-R-72733

    Sets out the Code of Conduct to govern correctional officers including impartiality, personal gains and benefits, treatment of persons, conflict of interest, confidentiality and prohibition on certain conduct.

  12. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (No. 9 of 2004). - Bill on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | LCA-2004-L-88074

    A Code to provide for criminal offences and procedure and for matters incidental thereto.

  13. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act 2004 (No. 2 of 2004) . - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004 | LCA-2004-L-88082

    Section 4(3) is repealed and replaced by a new section concerning establishment of a company. Section 64(1) and (2) are also replaced by new sections concerning the drafting of company by-laws. Sections 95, 195, 199, 250, 261, 355, 515 and 543 are also amended.

  14. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Correctional Services Act (No. 24 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-03 | LCA-2003-L-66198

    Provides for establishment and management of correctional facilities. Divided into 8 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-2) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 3-5) provides for constitution of correctional facilities, lock-ups and legalised police cells. Part 3 (s. 6-8) regulates appointment, administration, powers and duties of correctional officers. Part 4 (s. 9-15) deals with powers and duties of correctional officers. Part 5 (s.16-28) regulates custody and removal of persons detained. Part 6 (s. 29) provides for juvenile delinquency. Part 7 (s. 30-38) makes provision for discipline and control of inmates. Section 30 sets forth duty of inmates to carry out duties and tasks assigned to them. Part 8 (s. 39-49) contains miscellaneous provisions.

  15. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act (No. 2), 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-31 | LCA-1999-L-55795

    Amends the Companies Act of 1996. Extends the time limit for the registration of external and former-Act companies.

  16. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 7).

    Adoption: 1999-02-24 | LCA-1999-L-53143

    Amends the Companies Act 1996 to extend the time limit for the registration of external companies and those incorporated under the previous Act.

  17. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Free Zone Act (Cap. 15.17). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-02-24 | LCA-1999-L-53144

    Provides for the operation of Free Zones in Saint Lucia, and the establishment of a Free Zones Management Authority. Sets forth powers and responsibilities of Free Zone developers. There shall be no restrictions regarding hours of operation of businesses in Free Zones.

  18. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Micro and Small-Scale Business Enterprises Act (No. 19 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-09-14 | LCA-1998-L-51625

    Allows owners of small-scale enterprises to apply for registration as a micro or small-scale business enterprise. Registered enterprises shall qualify for financial relief under the Fiscal Incentives Act, 1974, provided that they are considered to be in a priority area and have achieved significant growth and created employment in the past 2 years, and if they operate in an environment-friendly manner.

  19. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Saint Lucia Social Development Fund Act (No. 7 of 1998). (Poverty Reduction Fund Act (No. 7 of 1998).) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-04-27 | LCA-1998-L-50167

    Establishes a Poverty Reduction Fund which shall finance poverty-alleviating measures and small-scale projects to improve living conditions.

  20. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 1996 (No. 19 of 1996). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1996-09-04 | LCA-1996-L-44876

    Provides comprehensive legislation regarding private companies. Provisions cover incorporation of companies, management, shareholders, takeover bids, trusts, receivers, prohibition of insider trading, winding-up of companies and investigation of companies.

  21. Saint Lucia - 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.

  22. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act 1988. No. 2.

    Adoption: 1988-02-05 | LCA-1988-L-6046

  23. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Saint Lucia Termination of Association Order 1978 (No. 1900 of 1978).

    Adoption: 1978-20-12 | Date of entry into force: 1979-02-22 | LCA-1978-R-44004

    Terminates the association of Saint Lucia with the United Kingdom.

  24. Saint Lucia - General provisions - Constitution

    Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1978 (Cap. 1.01). - Constitution online

    Adoption: 1978-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1979-02-22 | LCA-1978-C-44005

    Provides the Saint Lucia Constitution. Chapter I provides protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, including protection of the right to life, liberty, freedom of conscience, expression, assembly and association, as well as protection from inhuman treatment, slavery, forced labour, and deprivation of property. Chapter II concerns the post of the Governor-General; Chapter III the Parliament; Chapter IV the Executive. Regulations affecting the public service, including teachers, are set forth in Chapter VI. Chapter VII governs citizenship and Chapter VIII provides judicial provisions. Existing laws shall remain in effect unless modified or abrogated (Schedule 2, s. 2).

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