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  1. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  3. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  4. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  5. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  6. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  7. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  8. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  9. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  10. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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).

  11. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  12. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  13. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  14. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  15. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  16. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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).

  17. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  18. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - 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.

  19. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 43 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-11-25 | TTO-2000-C-62943

    Amends Section 129 of Constitution. Provides for dismissal of officers who have been convicted of criminal charge.

  20. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 92 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-11-02 | TTO-2000-L-62936

    Amends Sections 4, 7, 8, 9, 33 and 35 of Freedom of Information Act, 1999. Substitutes the word "Minister" with "responsible Minister" in these Sections.

  21. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 4) Act, 2000 (No. 89 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-11-02 | TTO-2000-C-62938

    Amends Section 138 of Constitution. Deletes words "Permanent Secretaries and Chief Technical Officers" and substitutes "Senators, Judges, Magistrates, Permanent Secretaries, Chief Technical Officers, Members of the Tobago House of Assembly, Members of Municipalities, Members of Local Government Authorities and members of Boards of all Statutory Bodies, State Enterprises and the holders of such other offices as may be prescribed".

  22. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2000 (No. 81 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-10-20 | TTO-2000-C-62939

    Amends Section 138(2) of the Constitution. Deletes the words "Permament Secretaries and Chief Technical Officers" and substitutes the words "members of the Tobago House of Assembly, members of Municipalities, members of Local Government Authorities, members of those statutory boards and state enterprises and the holders of such other offices as may be prescribed".

  23. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 2000 (No. 82 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-10-20 | TTO-2000-C-62940

    Amends Sections 121(1), 123(1) and 125 of the Constitution by inserting in each section after the words "acting in such offices" the words "and to enforce standards of conduct on such offices".

  24. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 63 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-10-13 | TTO-2000-L-62941

    Amends Section 7(2), 8(3) and 11(2) of the Citizenship Act. Deals with dual citizenship.

  25. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Tourism Development Act, 2000 (No. 9 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-06-01 | TTO-2000-L-57395

    Aims to facilitate the development of the tourism industry. Makes provision for development incentives, approved tourist projects, customs and excise duty exemptions, tax benefits, and some related matters.

  26. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution Amendment Act, 1999 (No. 29 of 1999). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 1999-11-25 | TTO-1999-C-62933

    Amends Section 66 of Constitution. Makes provision for appointment of certain Select or Joint Select Committees, reports of Service Commissions, applicability of Judicial and Legal Service Commission, and report of Government Ministries.

  27. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 22:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-04 | TTO-1999-L-105226

  28. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act (Cap. 45:56). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-10-12 | TTO-1999-L-105242

  29. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection and Safety Act, 1985 (No. 22 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-09-24 | TTO-1998-L-52940

    Amends the Consumer Protection and Safety Act, 1985 (No. 22 of 1998).

  30. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Summary Offences (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 17 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-08-17 | TTO-1998-L-51529

    Adds a new s. 118 to the Summary Offences Act (Chap. 11:02), providing penalties for persons who purport to hold a meeting for reasons listed in the Schedule of the Act and in fact hold the meeting for another purpose.

  31. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Community Service Orders Act (Cap. 13:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-06-01 | TTO-1998-L-105221

    An Act to make provision for the making of community service orders in respect of convicted persons; to make provisions for the making of combination orders; and for matters incidental thereto.

  32. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Tenders Board (Functions and Duties) Order, 1997 (No. 179/1997).

    Adoption: 1997 | TTO-1997-R-76441

    Extends the functions and duties of the Central Tenders Board to include the authority to act for, in the name and on behalf of the Government to dispose of real property owned by the Government.

  33. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Amendment Act, 1996 (Act No. 39 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-12-05 | TTO-1996-C-56769

    Inserts a new chapter into the Constitution (Arts. 141A-141D) that establishes the House of Assembly as a constitutional organ.

  34. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1995 (No. 17 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-08-05 | TTO-1995-C-50027

    Provides for the removal of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  35. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1995 (No. 10 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-23 | TTO-1995-C-50026

    Amends Art. 127 regarding the delegation of functions by the Public Service Commission. Repeals Constitution (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 30 of 1994 ).

  36. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Management Act, 1995 (No. 3 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-03-07 | TTO-1995-L-43291

    Parts II and III establish the Environmental Management Authority with the purpose of formulating and implementing policies with regard to the environment, including the development of a National Environmental Policy within 2 years. The Authority also has powers of inspection, and shall grant permits regulating practices which may be hazardous to the enivornment such as air and water emissions. An Environmental Commission is established in Part VIII with the purpose of making decisions on violations of the Act.

  37. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1994 (No. 30 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-12-23 | TTO-1994-C-47039

    Allows for the delegation of functions, in the case of Regional Health Authorities, to the Boards of the Regional Health Authorities.

  38. Trinidad and Tobago - 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.

  39. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Transfer of Prisoners Act (Cap. 12:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-06-01 | TTO-1993-L-105217

    An Act to provide for the transfer between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and other countries of persons convicted of criminal offences and for the enforcement of sentences passed upon them, and for purposes incidental thereto and in connection therewith.

  40. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act (Cap. 13:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-10-16 | TTO-1990-L-99616

  41. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Standing Orders of the Tobago House of Assembly.

    Adoption: 1990-08-17 | TTO-1990-M-22350

    Pursuant to the Tobago House of Assembly Act, 1990, and with the approval of the President, these Orders provide the procedural rules governing the business of the Assembly.

  42. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    The Detention of Persons (Discipline and Place of Detention) Directions, 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-08-06 | TTO-1990-M-22349

    Pursuant to powers under the Emergency Powers Regulations, 1990, these directions of the Minister of Justice and National Security permit the detention and punishment of detainees according to specified terms and for specified breaches of discipline.

  43. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Proclamation of a State of Public Emergency.

    Adoption: 1990-07-28 | TTO-1990-M-22346

    In conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, this Presidential Proclamation declares the existence of a state of public emergency; the Proclamation was subsequently extended for a period of three months, and again for a period of one month.

  44. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Curfew Order, 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-07-28 | Date of entry into force: 1990-07-29 | TTO-1990-R-22347

    In conformity with the Emergency Powers Regulations, 1990, promulgated pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation of a state of emergency, this Order of the Commissioner of Police declares areas and periods of curfew; several similar Curfew Orders were made subsequently.

  45. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Emergency Powers Regulations, 1990.

    Adoption: 1990-07-28 | TTO-1990-R-22348

    Pursuant to his powers under the Constitution and the Emergency Powers Act, these Regulations made by the President define the terms and extent of public control including the powers of the Commissioner of Police, limitations on public meetings, prohibitions on possession of firearms, limitations on public speech, and permissible searches, arrests, preventive detentions, together with limitations on bail and habeas corpus.

  46. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1988. No. 8.

    Adoption: 1988-05-05 | TTO-1988-C-6770

    Amends the definition of "public service" in subsection 3(1) of the Constitution. Deemed to have come into operation on 23 Sept. 1980. Repeals the Constitution (Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 17).

  47. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1988 (No. 8 of 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 1980-09-23 | TTO-1988-C-47038

    Amends the definition of "public service" to take into account the Tobago House of Assembly, created by Act No. 37 of 1980 (23 September 1980).

  48. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1988 (No. 2 of 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-02-24 | TTO-1988-C-47037

    Amends subsection 2 of Section 104 regarding the appointment of Justices of Appeal and Puisne [lower] Judges. The President may make termporary appointments for fixed periods of two years. The appointee must be 65 years old.

  49. Trinidad and Tobago - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act (Chap. 11:28). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986-11-11 | TTO-1986-L-96147

    An Act to repeal and replace the laws of Trinidad and Tobago relating to sexual crimes, to the procuration, abduction and prostitution of persons and to kindred offences.

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

    Copyright Regulations 1986. Legal Notice No. 28.

    Adoption: 1986-01-26 | TTO-1986-R-2591

    Issued under the Copyright Act 1985 (No. 13).

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