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  1. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Economic Empowerment Zones Act 2018 (No. 28 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-10-05 | BHS-2018-L-108324

  2. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Anti- Terrorism Act 2018 (No. 27 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-08-10 | BHS-2018-L-108323

  3. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Access to Affordable Homes Act, 2018 (No. 24 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-02 | BHS-2018-L-108322

  4. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime Act, 2018 (No. 4 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-22 | BHS-2018-L-108321

  5. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 21 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-11 | BHS-2017-L-108325

  6. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 5 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-04 | BHS-2017-L-104827

  7. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 6 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-04 | BHS-2017-L-104830

  8. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression)(Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-31 | BHS-2017-L-104822

  9. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 3 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-31 | BHS-2017-L-104824

  10. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act, 2017 (No. 1 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-03-31 | BHS-2017-L-104826

  11. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Construction Contractors Act, 2016 (No. 39 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | BHS-2016-L-104839

  12. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 27 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-26 | BHS-2016-L-104831

  13. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Public Service (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 28 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-26 | BHS-2016-L-104837

  14. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    National Health Insurance Act 2016 (No. 29 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-26 | BHS-2016-L-104838

  15. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 37 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-12 | BHS-2015-L-100359

  16. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 8 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-12 | BHS-2015-L-100370

  17. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 27 of 2015) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-11 | BHS-2015-R-100365

  18. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-08 | BHS-2015-L-100369

  19. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    National Tripartite Council Act 2015 (No. 2 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-03 | BHS-2015-L-100368

  20. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act, 2014 (No. 31 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-12 | BHS-2014-L-90308

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment of the Commission
    Part III - Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Part IV - Adjustment Orders
    Part V - Education
    Part VI -National Development Fund
    Part VII - Exemptions and Incentives
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  21. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Companies (Non-Profit Organisations) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 47 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-06 | BHS-2014-R-100367

  22. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions (Approved Authority) (Insurance Commission of The Bahamas) Order, 2014 (S.I. 37/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-07 | BHS-2014-R-104835

    Provides that the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas, established under section 4 of the Insurance Act, is an approved authority within the meaning of section 2 of the Pensions Act.

  23. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions (Bridging of Service) Rules, 2014 (S.I. No. 36 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-01 | BHS-2014-R-104832

  24. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Industrial (Validation of Trade Unions) Act 2014 (No. 16 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-12 | BHS-2014-L-100371

    An Act to validate certain trade unions deemed not to exist in consequence of failure to comply with transnational requirements of the Industrial Relations Act, 1970 upon the repeal of it but the Trade Union and Industrial Conciliation Act.

  25. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 15 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-12 | BHS-2014-L-100379

  26. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Child Protection (Amendment) Act, 2014 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-06 | BHS-2014-L-97018

    An act to amend the Child Protection Act with respect to guardianship and the implementation of an alert system for missing children.

  27. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 2014 (No. 7 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-01 | BHS-2014-L-100378

  28. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions (Approved Authority) (The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority) Order 2014 (S.I. 3/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-03 | BHS-2014-R-104836

  29. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 30 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-25 | BHS-2013-L-104823

  30. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Appointed Day) Notice (SI No. 24 of 2013).

    Adoption: 2013-03-28 | BHS-2013-R-94025

    In exercise of the powers conferred by section 1(2) of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013, the 1st day of April 2013 is appointed the day on which the Act shall come into force.

  31. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 1 of 2013).

    Adoption: 2013-03-12 | BHS-2013-L-94027

    The principal Act is amended by the deletion, immediately before section 118, of the Division heading "Financial Disclosure" and immediately before section 118, of a few section entitled "117A Obligation to maintain accounting records".

  32. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Appointed Day) Notice (S.I. No. 16 of 2013).

    Adoption: 2013-02-20 | BHS-2013-R-94026

    In exercise of the powers conferred by section 1(2) of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2012, the 20th Day of February 2013, is appointed the day on which the Act shall come into force.

  33. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maritime Marriage Rules, 2013 (S.I. No. 11 of 2013).

    Adoption: 2013-02-04 | BHS-2013-R-94029

    Rules to regulate the conducting of marriages on board ships. Implements the Maritime Marriage Act, 2011.

  34. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Child Protection (Juvenile Court Panels) Order, 2013 (S.I. No. 6 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | BHS-2013-R-94028

    Sets out in the First Schedule the names of the persons who are to constitute the Panel for the New Providence Juvenile Court for a period of three years commending on the 1st day of January 2013. They shall also constitute the Panel for the Grand Bahamas Juvenile Court and the Abaco Juvenile Court for the same period.

  35. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. No. 117 of2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-31 | BHS-2012-R-100385

  36. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Maritime Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 31 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-12-28 | BHS-2012-L-94030

    Amends the Long Title of the Maritime Marriage Act, 2011 to "An Act to make provision for marriages to be contracted on Bahamian Ships on the High Seas". Also amends section 2 and section 7 of the Act.

  37. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Police Force Act, 2009 (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order, 2012 (S.I. No. 113 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-12-25 | BHS-2012-R-94031

    Amends the Second Schedule by inserting in the appropriate order the new ranks:
    "Reserve Assistant Commissioner
    Reserve Chief Superintendent
    Reserve Superintendent".

  38. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Constitutional Referendum (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 26 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-12-12 | BHS-2012-L-94035

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act. Amends both the short title and the long title of the Act. The long title now reads "An Act to provide for a framework for the conduct of a constitutional referendum or any other referendum. Inserts a new section 1A into the principal Act concerning interpretation of the word "Minister". Also amends sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Act and inserts new sections 3A (Holding of any other referendum) and 3B (conduct of referendum).

  39. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 28 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2013-02-20 | BHS-2012-L-94036

    Amends section 2 of the principal Act by deleting and replacing the definition of "trade dispute" and inserting new definitions concerning "illegality" and "Registrar" into section 2. Also amends sections 43 (deletion of the words "or the employer", 48 (deletion of the words "Industrial Tribunal" and replacement with "Registrar") 49 (deletes old section and replaces it with new section concerning "registration of industrial agreements by the Registrar")50 (deletion of words "by the tribunal" and replacement with word "Registrar") and 55 (delete subsection (b) and renumbering of following paragraph) of the Act.

  40. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 23 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-09-11 | BHS-2012-L-94033

    Amends section 30 of Ch. 191 by deleting the words at the end of subsection (2) which appear immediately after the word "permit" and in subsection (3), by the insertion at the end of the subsection after the word "period" of the words ", if any".

  41. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Police Force (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 21 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-08-23 | BHS-2012-L-94032

    Amends section 7 of the Police Force Act by deleting the reference to subsection (1) and deleting subsections (2) and (3).

  42. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Training, Certification, Manning and Watchkeeping) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 111 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-30 | BHS-2011-R-90290

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Training and Certification
    Part III - Manning
    Part IV - Watchkeeping
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  43. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Companies (Winding Up Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 53 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-30 | BHS-2011-L-90291

    Amends the Companies Act to restate and improve the law relating to the winding up of companies. Repeals and replaces Part VII of the Principal Act.

  44. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2011 (No. 45 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-25 | BHS-2011-L-90293

    Repeals section 66 of the Act and amends sections 67, 106, 115 and 235 of the Act. Also repeals the First Schedule.

  45. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 34 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-04 | BHS-2011-L-90307

    Makes minor wording amendments to sections 7, 9, 19, 12, 213, 235, and 237. Section 170 is amended by adding a new subsection (3) concerning abolishing the right to make an unsworn statement in answer to a criminal charge. Section 173 is amended by inserting a new subsection (10) concerning court directions to the jury with respect to alibi statements. Section 176 is repealed and replaced by a new section concerning order of speeches. Section 185 is repealed and replaced by a new section concerning evidence for arriving at proper sentence. Section 213 is repealed and replaced by a new section concerning limitation of time for proceedings for summary offences. A new subsection (4A) is added to section 258 concerning voluntary bills of indictment.

  46. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 42 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-04 | BHS-2011-L-100377

  47. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 34 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-11-03 | BHS-2011-L-90294

    Amends the Penal Code by setting out the circumstances that will attract the death penalty or life imprisonment of a person convicted of murder.

  48. Bahamas - - Law, Act

    Law Reform and Revision (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2011 (No. 9 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-01 | BHS-2011-L-104825

  49. Bahamas - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 6 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-01-13 | BHS-2011-R-86360

    Amends regulation 2 of the Immigration (General) Regulations (Sub. Leg., Vol. 11, Ch. 191-3) concerning definitions as well as regulations 3 (resident cards); 4 (forms for residence, work visa, resident spouse permits and annual resident cards); 8; and 9A (issue of identity cards to permanent residents. Replaces the words "work permit" with "work visa". Also amends the first schedule.

  50. Bahamas - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Industrial Relations (Tribunal Procedure) Rules, 2010 (S.I. No. 136 of 2010). - Rules on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-29 | BHS-2010-M-86361

    Sets out the rules to be followed when undertaking an application in the Industrial Relations Tribunal.

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