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  1. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Family and Children Division Act, 2016 (Act No. 6 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-05 | TTO-2016-L-102705

    AN ACT to make jurisdiction for all family matters and children matters exercisable in a Division of the High Court to be called the Family and
    Children Division and to make provision for matters connected therewith.

  2. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No. 4 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-13 | TTO-2015-L-99614

  3. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages Order (LN 402/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-01-01 | TTO-2014-R-105238

  4. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Nurses and Midwives Registration (Amendment) Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-05 | TTO-2014-L-96903

  5. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Act, 2014 (Act No. 13 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-05 | TTO-2014-L-99615

  6. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-16 | TTO-2013-L-96149

  7. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children Act (Cap. 46:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-06 | TTO-2012-L-92282

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    Part III - Offences in Relation to Begging, Risk of Burning, Firearms and Ammunition
    Part IV - Offence of Female Genital Mutilation
    Part V - Abuse of Children through Prostitution
    Part VI - Other Sexual Offences
    Part VII - Offences relating to Dangerous Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol
    Part VIII - Child Pornography
    Part IX - Provisions for the Safety of Children
    Part X - Child Offenders
    Part XI - Offences in Relation to Community Residences
    Part XII - Children's Attorney
    Part XIII - Evidence and Procedures
    Part XIV - Employment of Young Persons
    Part XV - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Children Act (Chap. 46:01)

    With respect to the amendments, the Education Act is amended increasing compulsory schooling for children aged from five to sixteen years old. The Liquor Licences Act (Chap. 84:10) is prohibiting the use of children to sell, buy or deliver alcohol. Also amends the Tobacco Control Act making it an offence to use a child to buy, sell or deliver any tobacco product. Under the Trafficking in Persons Act, the definition of "child pornography" is extend.

    Also amends the Summary Courts Act (Chap. 4:20); the Bail Act (Chap. 4:06); and the Sexual Offences Act (Chap. 11:28).

  8. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Miscellaneous Provisions (Maternity Protection and the Masters and Servants Ordinance) Act, 2012 (Act No. 7 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-22 | TTO-2012-L-92283

    This Act amends the Maternity Protection Act, Chap. 45:57 by increasing the number of weeks of maternity leave from thirteen to fourteen (sections 4, 7(3)(b) and 9(1)).

    The Act repeals the Masters and Servants Ordinance, Ch. 22.

  9. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 16 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-24 | TTO-2011-L-88405

    Amends section 2 (definitions) and inserts a new section 22AA and section 22AB concerning special provisions for designated entities. Also amends section 22B, 22C, 33 and 41. A new section 42 is also inserted concerning penalties.

  10. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act, 2011 (Cap. 22:04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-22 | TTO-2011-L-88403

    An Act to provide for the protection of personal privacy and information.

  11. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Act, 2011 (Cap. 12:10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-09 | TTO-2011-L-88404

    AN ACT to give effect to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  12. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Petrotrin Pensions Act, 2010 (Act No. 9 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-13 | TTO-2010-L-88410

    AN ACT to restructure the pension arrangements of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.

  13. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Life Fund Act, 2010 (Cap. 29:01). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-13 | TTO-2010-L-88411

    Establishes a charity entitled the Children's Life Fund and also establishes a body corporate to be known as the
    Childre's Life Fund Authority which is to manage the fund.

  14. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Senior Citizens' Grant (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010 (Act No. 6 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-17 | TTO-2010-L-88408

    Replaces the long title with "An Act to provide for the Senior Citizens' Pension" and the short title with Senior Citizens' Pension Act. Also includes a new Schedule in the Act.

  15. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Prisons (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. 3 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-29 | TTO-2010-L-88407

    Amends sections 8 and 17 of the Act with respect to searching of prison officers, workers and visitors, drug testing of inmates and penalties for infringements of prison rules.

  16. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-21 | TTO-2010-L-88406

    AN ACT to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2005 to provide for the criminalization of the financing of terrorism and for related matters.

  17. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Tobacco Control Act 2009 (Act No. 15 of 2009). - Act on-line Legal Notice No. 24 of 2010

    Adoption: 2009-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2010-02-17 | TTO-2009-L-83347

    An Act to prevent tobacco use by children; regulate tobacco use by individuals; enhance public awareness of the hazards of tobacco use and ensure that individuals are provided with information to make more fully informed decisions about using tobacco; protect individuals from exposure to tobacco smoke; prohibit and restrict promotional practices; prevent smuggling of tobacco; provide for regulation of tobacco products to mitigate against the harmful effects of tobacco; and provide for other related matters.

  18. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Assisted Secondary School Teachers' Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2008 (Act No. 22 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | TTO-2008-L-80157

    Inserts a new section 11A concerning computation of pension in acting capacity, prior to compulsory retirement; section 11B concerning Computation of pension on promotion following
    acting, prior to compulsory retirement and 11C concerning the coming into force of the two sections.

  19. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Teachers' Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 21 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-06 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | TTO-2008-L-80159

    Inserts a new section 12A concerning computation of pension in acting capacity, prior to compulsory retirement; section 12B concerning Computation of pension on promotion following
    acting, prior to compulsory retirement and 12C concerning the coming into force of the two sections.

  20. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2008 (No. 20 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-06 | TTO-2008-L-80164

    Inserts a new section 16A concerning computation of pension in acting capacity, prior to compulsory retirement; section 16B concerning Computation of pension on promotion following
    acting, prior to compulsory retirement and 16C concerning the coming into force of the two sections.

  21. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Community Residences, Foster Homes and Nurseries (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 15 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-29 | TTO-2008-L-80169

    Makes a large number of amendments to the Act, for the most part changing certain terms and expressions, including section 1, 2 (terms and definitions), Part II (new title to read "LICENSEES OF COMMUNITY RESIDENCES"), 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 (notice of revocation), 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23(2), 25(1), 27(2), 28 (establishment of foster care system), 29, 30, 31 (foster parents to be trained), 32(3), 33, 34, 35, 37, 41, 42 (restriction on management of nurseries), 43, 44, 45, 47 (penalties for failure to licence), 48, 49, 50, 51, 52A (inapplicability of Part V), 53 and 54 (construction of certain references). Repeals section 6.

  22. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Authority (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 14 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-26 | TTO-2008-L-80166

    This Act has effect even though it is inconsistent with sections 4 and 5 of the Constitution. Makes numerous amendments to the Act, including definitions and terms of reference. Inserts a new section 3A concerning objectives of the Act and replaces section 5 concerning powers and functions of the Authority and section 5A concerning powers with respect to adoption procedures. Also amends sections 6, 7, 7A, 8 and 9 concerning the duties of the Authority and section 11 concerning the composition of the Authority. Repeals sections 12, 13, 15, 29, 35A, 37(3), 43(2) and 43(3). Amends section 14 concerning Assessment and Support Centres and Reception Centres. Also makes amendments to sections 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 (family assistance orders etc.), 26-27 (guardianship), 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46 and 50. The Schedule to the Act is also repealed and replaced.

  23. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act 2008 (No. 13 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-08-25 | TTO-2008-L-80161

    Inserts a new section 35 concerning exceptions to the payment of benefits which are to be determined taking into account pensionable emoluments of the holders of the offices set out in the amended Fourth Schedule.

  24. Trinidad and Tobago - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Education Sector Policy on HIV and AIDS of the Ministry of Education.

    Adoption: 2008-07-17 | TTO-2008-M-80833

    Aims to promote awareness among students and employee population of the causes, modes of transmission, consequences, means of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.

  25. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    International Child Abduction Act, 2008 (Act No. 8 of 2008). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-25 | TTO-2008-L-80171

    Provides for the application on Trinidad and Tobago of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

  26. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Homes for Older Persons Act, 2007 (No. 20 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-09-07 | TTO-2007-L-80175

    Repeals the Homes for Older Persons Act, 2000 and provide for the licensing, regulation and control of Homes for Older Persons.

  27. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2007 (No. 12 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-12 | TTO-2007-L-80174

    Amends section 122A, 123 and 136 concerning the police service.

  28. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Miscellaneous Provisions (Minimum Age for Admission to Employment) Act, 2007 (No. 3 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-26 | TTO-2007-L-80173

    Provides that a person under the age of 16 shall not be admitted to employment. Amends the Factories Ordinance (section 3) and the Children's Act (section 2) in accordance with this Act. Also amends the Children's Act with respect to: section 91 concerning restrictions on employment of a child under the age of 16 years; section 92 concerning keeping of a register by employers for persons under the age of 18 years; repealing section 93; amending section 94 concerning liability of parents and employers; section 95 by deleting the word "twelve" and substituting the word "sixteen"; and section 96 concerning Penalties. Also amends the Recruiting of Workers Act by repealing section 5 and section 108(1) of the Shipping Act.

  29. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Constitution (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 6 of 2006). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-13 | TTO-2006-L-75350

    Amends the Constitution with repsect to reforming the Police Service Commission, conferring powers on the Commissioner of Police to control and manage the Police Service and for related matters (amendments made to sections 122, 123, 127, 129, 132 and 134).

  30. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Police Service Act, 2006 (Cap. 15:01). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-13 | TTO-2006-L-80264

    An Act to consolidate, amend and revise the law relating to the Police Service, to ensure efficient and transparent management of the Service and to provide that the principles of equity and meritocracy shall be applied at all times and for other related matters. Repeals the Police Service Act (Chapter 15:01).

  31. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Police Complaints Authority Act, 2006 (Cap. 15:05). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-13 | TTO-2006-L-80265

    Establishes an independent body to investigate criminal offences involving police officers, police corruption and serious police misconduct. Repeals the Police Complaints Authority Act, 1993 and amends the Domestic Violence Act, 1999 is amended by deleting section 23(6) and replacing it with a new section concerning complaints.

  32. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Act (Act No. 3 of 2006) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2006-02-10 | TTO-2006-L-74554

    Amends sections 4 (interpretation), 6 (general duties of employers to their employees), 8 and 9 (duties of occupiers), 10 (general duties of employees at work), 15 (refusal to work), 16 (refusal to report), 18 (investigation by inspector), 19 (employee to be available), 21 (entitlement to be paid), 25 (dangerous fumes, etc.), 26 (fire), 34 (noise and vibration), 37 (medical examination), 39 (drinking water), 43 (first aid), 46 (notification of accidents), 48 (notification of occupational disease), 57, 58, 59 (construction of factories), 65 (Occupational Safety and Health Authority), 71, 72, 74 and 79 (inspections), 83 (criminal and other remedies), 85 (penalties) and 86 (fines in case of death).

    Adds a new section 13A on annual risk assessment and repeals section 25 G (risk assessment).

  33. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Child Welfare League of Trinidad and Tobago (Incorporation) Act, 2005 (No. 27 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-09-15 | TTO-2005-L-80274

    Establishes the Child Welfare League.

  34. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism Act, 2005 (Cap. 12:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-09-13 | TTO-2005-L-80273

    An Act to criminalize terrorism, to provide for the detection, prevention, prosecution, conviction and punishment of terrorist activities and the confiscation, forfeiture and seizure of terrorists' assets.

  35. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Education (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 22 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-08-10 | TTO-2005-L-80270

    Amends section 53 concerning the noting of schedules as well as by inserting new sections 56A (regulations), 56B (transitional provision), 74M (representing association), 74N (application for certification of recognition), 74O (right of
    persons to form or join associations or trade unions). A new Schedule III is also inserted entitled "Professional, Administrative and Technical Offices".

  36. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    The Corporal Punishment (Offenders Over Eighteen)(Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 18 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-08-04 | TTO-2005-L-80269

    Amends the Corporal Punishment (Offenders Over Eighteen)Act (Cap. 13:02) by amending section 6 concerning the sentencing of persons to flogging. In the Schedule, the word "incest" is also inserted after paragraph 5.

  37. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 16 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-15 | TTO-2005-L-80268

    Amends the Criminal Procedures, Act (Ch. 12:02) by inserting new sections 37A concerning proof by formal admission and 42A concerning written directions to jury and amends section 50.

  38. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Teaching Service (Compensation) Act (Cap. 39:04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-01-01 | TTO-2005-L-105232

    An act to provide for the payment of compensation in respect of members of the teaching service who suffer injury or die in circumstances arising out of and in the course of employment with the state.

  39. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    National Insurance (Amendment) Act 2004 (No. 9 of 2004). - Act No. 15 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-02-27 | TTO-2004-L-67865

    Makes numerous amendments to National Insurance Act.

  40. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Mediation Act (Cap. 5:32). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-02-27 | TTO-2004-L-105235

  41. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cap. 88:08). - Act No. 1 of 2004 Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-01-30 | TTO-2004-L-67864

    Comprehensive legislation on occupational safety and health. Divided into 15 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-5) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 6-13) sets forth general duties of employers and employees. Part 3 (s. 14-21) establishes rights of employees to refuse work where safety or health is in danger. Part 4 (s. 22-25) contains provisions regarding safety. Part 5 (s. 26-30) deals with fire, Part 6 (s. 31-38) with health, Part 7 (s. 39-45) with welfare, and Part 8 (s. 46-52) with notification and investigation of accidents and industrial diseases. Part 9 (s. 53-56) regulates employment of young persons. Part 10 (s. 57-58) deals with application of Act. Part 11 (s. 59-63) contains special provisions regarding factories, building operations and works of engineering construction. Part 12 (s. 64-68) establishes Occupational Safety and Health Authority. Part 13 (s. 69-82) deals with administration; Part 14 (s. 82-97) with offences. Part 15 (s. 98-100) contains miscellaneous provisions.

    SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION:
    Occupational Safety and Health (Prescribed Forms) Order (GN 187-1948) ... page 89
    Distillery (Safety) Regulations (GN 213-1946) ... page 133
    Boilers Regulations (GN 2-1949) ... page 136
    Special Provisions for Safety in the Case of Air Pressure Containers Regulations (GN 3-1949) ... page 143
    Occupational Safety and Health (Cleaning of Machinery in Motion Order) (GN 109-1949) ... page 147
    Woodworking Machinery Regulations (GN 152-1949) ... page 148
    Occupational Safety and Health (Electricity) Regulations (GN 61-1951) ... page 154
    Occupational Safety and Health (Welfare) Regulations (GN 62-1951) ... page 167
    Electric Accumulator (Manufacture and Repair) Order (GN 184-1974) ... page 175
    Occupational Safety and Health (Protective Measures) Order (GN 210-1977) ... page 184

  42. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Family Proceedings Act (Cap. 46:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-01-30 | TTO-2004-L-71663

    Regulates family proceedings in connection with matrimonial or other domestic relationships including property interests and concerning the welfare, maintenance, guardianship, paternity, custody of or access to children.

  43. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Central Tenders Board (Amendment) Regulations, 2003 (L.N. No. 223).

    Adoption: 2003-12-31 | TTO-2003-R-76442

    Amends sections 9, 11 and 12 of the Central Tenders Board Regulations, 1965 (G.N. No. 137 of 1965).

  44. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Kidnapping Act (Cap. 11:26). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-07-25 | TTO-2003-L-105216

    An Act to provide for the punishment of Kidnapping for ransom and other related offences and for matters incidental thereto.

  45. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 18 of 2003). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2003-06-26 | TTO-2003-L-65808

    Amends sections 3, 4, 9, and 10 of Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act, 1996. Regulates recognition of Caribbean Community Skills qualifications. Also make provision for entry of spouse and dependents.

  46. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 14 of 2003). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2003-04-07 | TTO-2003-L-65807

    Amends section 4 of Freedom of Information Act, 1999. Establishes that "Minister" shall mean the Minister of Government to whom responsibility for information is assigned. In section 25(3) "Minister" shall mean Minister to whom responsibility for national security is assigned.

  47. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Authority (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 8 of 2003). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2003-03-19 | TTO-2003-L-65805

    Amends section 3 of Children's Authority Act, 2000. Establishes that "Court" shall mean the Court with jurisdiction over family matters.

  48. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 9 of 2003). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2003-03-19 | TTO-2003-L-65806

    Amends section 2 of Adoption of Children Act, 2000. Establishes that "Court" shall mean Court with jurisdiction for family matters.

  49. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Old Age Pensions (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2003 (No. 2 of 2003). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2003-01-31 | TTO-2003-L-65804

    Amends Old Age Pensions Act by providing for increases in monthly pensions.

  50. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Shipping (Medical Examination) (Amendment) Regulations, 2002 (LN 80/2002).

    Adoption: 2002 | TTO-2002-R-73926

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