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  1. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  2. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  3. Bahamas - General provisions - 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 - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  5. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  6. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  7. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  8. Bahamas - General provisions - 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

  9. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  10. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  11. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  12. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  13. Bahamas - General provisions - 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".

  14. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  15. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  16. Bahamas - General provisions - 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).

  17. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  18. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  19. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  20. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

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

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

  21. Bahamas - General provisions - 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.

  22. Bahamas - General provisions - 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

  23. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act 2009 (No. 42 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-20 | BHS-2009-L-85229

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Arbitration Agreement
    Part III - Stay of Legal Proceedings
    Part IV - Commencement of Arbitral Proceedings
    Part V - Confidential Information
    Part VI - The Arbitral Tribunal
    Part VII - Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal
    Part VIII - The Arbitral Proceedings
    Part IX - Powers of Court in Relation to Arbitral Proceedings
    Part X - Interim measures and Preliminary Orders
    Part XI - The Award
    Part XII - Cost of the Arbitration
    Part XIII - Powers of the Court in Relation to Award
    Part XIV - Miscellaneous
    Part XV - Supplementary [Repeals the Arbitration Act (Ch. 180) of 1889 as well as section 42 of the Limitation Act (Ch. 83).

  24. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Act, 2008 (No. 32 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2008-12-22 | BHS-2008-L-81012

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Plea Discussions
    Part IV - Plea Agreements
    Part V - General

  25. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 28 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-12-09 | BHS-2008-L-81009

    Inserts a new section 88A into the Penal Code concerning accessories after the fact. Also repeals sections 126 and 127 and replaces them with two new sections concerning police supervision and monitoring and requirements from persons subject to supervision.

  26. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Supreme Court (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 9 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-05-31 | BHS-2006-L-75326

    Amends sections 3 and 74.

  27. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Justice Protection Act, 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-05-03 | BHS-2006-L-74778

    Makes provision for the protection of witnesses.

  28. Bahamas - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules, 2004 (S.I. No. 44 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2004-06-02 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-01 | BHS-2004-R-68763

    Made under Supreme Court Act. Amends Rules of the Supreme Court. Inter alia provides for case management by court, dispute resolution conference, case management conference procedure, powers of court, pre-trial review, and some related matters.

  29. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Protection (Privacy of Personal Information) Act, 2003. - Data Protection (Privacy of Personal Information) Act, 2003

    Adoption: 2003 | BHS-2003-L-66855

  30. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bahamas Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 2002. - Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act

    Adoption: 2002-03-08 | BHS-2002-L-62120

    Replaces Article 78 of the Constitution. Regulates functions of the Attorney-General.

  31. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bahamas Constitution (Amendment) (No. 4) Act, 2002. - Constitution (Amendment) (No. 4) Act

    Adoption: 2002-03-08 | BHS-2002-L-62121

    Inserts a Chapter VIa into the Constitution on the Director of Public Prosecutions which provides for establishment of his office. Also regulates remuneration and tenure of office.

  32. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bahamas Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2002. - Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act

    Adoption: 2002-02-01 | BHS-2002-L-62122

    Inserts Article 70(a) into the Constitution. Provides for establishment of office and functions of Parliamentary Commissioner. Parliamentary Commissioner shall have general responsibility for, and shall supervise, the registration of electors for the election of members of the House of Assembly and the conduct of elections of such members. Also regulates remuneration, and tenure of office of Parliamentary Commissioner.

  33. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bahamas Constitution (Amendment) (No. 5) Act, 2002. - Constitution (Amendment) (No. 5)

    Adoption: 2002-02-01 | BHS-2002-L-62123

    Amends Chapter VIII of the Constitution by inserting a Part Va which provides for establishment, composition and functions of the Teaching Service Commission.

  34. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Act, 2001 (No. 27 of 2001) (CH.321A). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-12-31 | BHS-2001-L-60973

    Comprehensive legislation on conditions of employment. Part II sets forth standard hours of work, and regulates overtime pay. Parts III-V provide for sick leave, vacation leave, maternity leave and family leave. Part VI make provision for redundancy payments; Part VII regulates termination of employment with notice. Parts VIII and IX deal with summary dismissal and unfair dismissal. Part X sets forth prohibition to employ a child, and regulates working conditions in respect of young persons. Jobs for which children may be employed are listed in Schedule 1. Part XI regulates payment of wages. Part XII establishes that no employer shall require any person to furnish a set of his fingerprints or take a lie detector test as a requirement for employment. Repeals Employment of Children Prohibition Act, Employment of Young Persons Act, Fair Labour Standards Act, and Female Employees (Grant of Maternity Leave) Act.

  35. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Guarantee of Loans (Tourism Development) Act, 1998 (No. 33 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-08-12 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-14 | BHS-1998-L-81014

    An Act to provide for the guarantee by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas of loans by financial institutions for Family Island touristic development and for purposes connected thereto.

  36. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Guarantee of Loans (Small Businesses) Act, 1998 (No. 25 of 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1998-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-14 | BHS-1998-L-81015

    An Act to provide for the guarantee by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas of loans by financial institutions to small business and for purposes connected thereto.

  37. Bahamas - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules, 1997 (S.I. No. 92 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-12-02 | BHS-1997-R-49084

    Amends Order 53 of the Supreme Court rules regarding cases appropriate for application for judical review, grant of leave for judicial review, claims for damages, and related matters.

  38. Bahamas - 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. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act, 1992 (No. 18 of 1992), as amended. - Lex Bahamas

    Adoption: 1992 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-01 | BHS-1992-L-66894

    Comprehensive legislation on companies. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 (s. 1-2) contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 (s. 3-34) regulates constitution and incorporation of companies. Part 3 (s. 35-83) provides for share capital, share holders and related matters. Part 4 (s. 84-160) deals with management of companies and protection of creditors and investors. Part 5 (s. 161-168) makes provision for merger, consolidation and consequential matters. Part 6 (s. 169-191) regulates incorporation and registration of other companies. Part 7 (s. 192-275) provides for winding-up of companies. Part 8 (s. 276-284) deals with administrative matters. Part 9 (s. 285-306) makes provision for civil remedies, civil penalties and offences. Part 10 (s. 307-312) contains miscellaneous provisions.

  40. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Cap. 100). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-10-01 | BHS-1991-L-104842

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Rehabilitated persons and spent convictions.
    4. The rehabilitation period applicable to a conviction.
    5. Effect of rehabilitation.
    6. Limitations on rehabilitation under this Act.
    7. Defamation actions.
    8. Unauthorised disclosure of spent convictions.
    9. Amendment of First and Third Schedules

  41. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act, 1991 (Cap. 99). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-02 | BHS-1991-L-100376

    An Act to amend the law relating to sexual offences and to make provision in respect of related circumstances involving parties to a marriage.

  42. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Referendum Act (Ch. 1) (No. 16 of 1977). (Constitutional Referendum Act (Ch. 1) (No. 16 of 1977).) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1977-12-29 | BHS-1977-L-94034

    An Act to provide for the manner in which a vote shall be taken for the purpose of obtaining the approval of the electors with respect to a Bill which seeks to alter certain Articles of the Constitution of The Bahamas.

  43. Bahamas - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. - Constitution (in English) Constitution

    Adoption: 1973-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1973-07-10 | BHS-1973-C-16270

    Independence attained 10 July. Schedule contains the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (Ch. III: Protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual).

  44. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Genocide Act (Chapter 85) (No.29 of 1969). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 1969-12-19 | BHS-1969-L-78671

    Provides that genocide as defined in Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9th December 1948 shall be punishable in the Bahamas by the death penalty or imprisonment.

  45. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Act (Chapter 91) (No. 38 of 1968). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1968-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1969-04-02 | BHS-1968-L-81010

    Makes provisions for the procedure to be followed in criminal cases.

  46. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act (Chapter 208) (No. 22 of 1943). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1943-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 1943-08-10 | BHS-1943-L-81013

    Provides for the establishment and government of prisons. Article 13 deals with the employment of prisoners including hard labour.

  47. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Capital Punishment Procedure Act (Cap. 94) (No. 7 of 1926). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1926-03-22 | BHS-1926-L-94040

    1. Short title and interpretation.
    2. Form of sentence of death.
    3. Judge to forward notes of evidence to Minister.
    4. Governor-General to communicate to judge copy of any order made.
    5. Death warrant.
    6. Provost Marshal to carry out sentence.
    7. Place of execution.
    8. Persons present at execution.
    9. Medical officer to certify.
    10. Coroner to hold inquest.
    11. Place of burial.
    12. Immateriality of time and place of execution mentioned in judgment.
    13. Saving as to non-compliance with directions.
    14. Rules.
    15. Sentence of death not to be passed on pregnant woman
    16. In case of pardon for capital offence Governor-General may order penal servitude.
    17. Forms may be varied.

  48. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (No. 15 1873) (Chapter 84). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1924-05-15 | BHS-1924-L-78675

    Establishs a Code of crimes punishable on indictment, and of certain similar and other offences punishable on summary conviction.

  49. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy Act (No. 13 of 1870) (Chapter 59).

    Adoption: 1870-03-15 | BHS-1870-L-79082

    Part I - Adjudication and Vesting of Property
    Part II - Administration of Property
    Part III - Constitution and Powers of Court
    Part IV - Supplemental Provisions
    Part V - Persons having Privilege of Parliament
    Part VI - Liquidation by Arrangement
    Part VII - Composition with Creditors and Miscellaneous

  50. Bahamas - General provisions - Law, Act

    Habeas Corpus Act (Ch. 63). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1679 | BHS-1679-L-94042

    An Act for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject and for Prevention of Imprisonments beyond the Seas.


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