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  1. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Resources Act, 2016 (Act No. 1 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-10 | KNA-2016-L-104912

    The Act provides for the conservation, management, development and sustainable use of fisheries resources in the territorial waters of St. Christopher and Nevis. Regulates fishing vessels registered in St. Christopher and Nevis in and beyond the territorial waters of the country. Repeals the Fisheries Act, 1984.

  2. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Training, Certification, Safe Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 (S.R.O. No. 39 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-06 | KNA-2014-R-104920

  3. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention 2006) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 (S.R.O. No. 17 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-30 | KNA-2014-R-104913

  4. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Recruitment and Appointment) Code, 2014 (SRO No. 8 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | KNA-2014-R-108301

  5. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Standing Order 2014 (SRO No. 11. of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | KNA-2014-R-108302

  6. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service (Conduct and Ethics of Officers), 2014 (SRO No. 9 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | KNA-2014-R-108303

  7. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Service Code of Discipline, 2013 (SRO No. 10 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-15 | KNA-2014-R-108304

  8. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention 2006), Regulations, 2013 (S.R.O. No. 27 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-17 | KNA-2013-R-104914

    1. Citation
    2. Interpretation
    3. Application
    4. Medical Certificate
    5. Training and Qualifications
    6. Recruitment and Placement
    7. Seafarers’ employment agreements
    8. Wages
    9. Hours of work and hours of rest
    10. Entitlement of Leave
    11. Repatriation
    12. Seafarer compensation for the ship’s loss of foundering
    13. Manning levels
    14. Career and skill development and opportunities for seafarers’ employment
    15. Accommodation and recreational facilities
    16. Food and catering
    17. Medical care on board ship and ashore
    18. Ship owners’ liability
    19. Health and safety protection and accident prevention
    20. Access to shore-based welfare facilities
    21. Flag State responsibilities
    22. Authorization of recognized organisations
    23. Maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime labour compliance
    24. Inspection and enforcement
    25. On-board complaint procedures
    26. Marine casualties
    27. Port State responsibilities
    28. Onshore seafarer complaint-handling procedures
    29. Labour-supplying responsibilities
    30. Exemptions
    31. Delegation
    First Schedule
    Second Schedule
    Third Schedule
    Fourth Schedule

  9. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Government Auxiliary Employees Act, 2012 (No. 19 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-25 | KNA-2012-L-96063

    An Act to make provision respecting Government Auxiliary Employees, formerly know as Non-Established Workers, so as to streamline and coordinate their appointment, terms and conditions of employment, discipline and dismissal, and for that purpose to establish the government Auxiliary Employees' Commission; and to make provision extending pension coverage to such employees.

  10. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 13 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-18 | KNA-2012-L-96058

    Amends the Pensions Act (Cap. 22.06). Converts the Act into Parts with "Part I - Preliminary" comprising of sections 1 and 2, "Part II - Pension Grants" comprising of sections 3 to 23 and inserts a new "Part III - Contributory Pension Plan" sections 24-55, "Part IV - Widows', Widowers' and Children's Pensions" sections 56-60, and "Part V - Application of Act to Government Agencies" sections 61-64. Includes a new Second Schedule (Investment of Moneys of the Fund) and Third Schedule (Provision Relating to the Operation of the Board).

  11. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Biosafety Act (No. 14 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-18 | KNA-2012-L-96060

    An Act to provide for the movement, transit, handling and use of genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health; to provide for the establishment of a Biosafety Board; to implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; and to provide for related or incidental matters.

  12. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2012 (No. 16 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-29 | KNA-2012-L-96062

    Amends the Immigration Act to include the offence of people smuggling into the Law.

  13. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Publication) Regulations, 2012 (S.R.O. No. 15 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | KNA-2012-R-104915

  14. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Regulations, 2012 (S.R.O. No. 16 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | KNA-2012-R-104916

    1. Citation.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Application.
    4. Prohibition on employment.
    5. Issue of medical fitness certificates.
    6. Certificate equivalent.
    7. Certificates issued by foreign States.
    8. Period of validity.
    9. Suspension or cancellation of Certificate.
    10. Application for review.
    11. Records.
    12. Inspection and detention of Saint Christopher and Nevis ship.
    13. Inspection and detention of foreign ship.
    14. Penalties.

  15. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Training, Certification, Safe Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeping) Regulations, 2012 (S.R.O. No. 17 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | KNA-2012-R-104917

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Certification and Recognition of Certificates
    Part III - Quality Standards
    Part IV - Hovercraft
    Part V - Safe Manning
    Part VI - Hours of Work
    Part VII - Watchkeeping
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

    First Schedule – Revalidation of Certificates
    Second Schedule – Form of Endorsement Attesting the Recognition of a Certificate
    Third Schedule – Table of Criteria for Appropriate Certificates
    Fourth Schedule – Issue of Certificates of Competence
    Fifth Schedule – Training and Certification of Officers and Crew on High Speed Craft
    Sixth Schedule – Record of Certificates and Endorsements
    Seventh Schedule – Near Coastal Voyages
    Eighth Schedule – Assessments
    Ninth Schedule – Safe Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeping
    Tenth Schedule – Form of Dispensation

  16. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Formal Investigation and Inquiry) Regulations, 2012 (S.R.O. No. 19 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | KNA-2012-R-104918

    Part I - Preamble
    Part II - Formal Investigation
    Part III - Section 122 Inquiry
    Part IV - Section 124 Inquiry
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  17. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreement) Regulations, 2012 (S.R.O. No. 14 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | KNA-2012-R-104919

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Crew Agreements
    Part III - List of the Crew
    Part IV - Discharge of Seafarers

  18. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Child Abduction Convention (International Civil Aspects) Act, 2012 (No. 12 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-04-02 | KNA-2012-L-92695

    Sections:
    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Convention to have force of law
    4. Central Authority
    5. Payment from Consolidated Fund and reservation
    6. Regulations

  19. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment of Schedule) Order, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | KNA-2012-R-92708

    Amends the Schedule to the Act.

  20. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Police (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 35 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | KNA-2011-L-92701

    Amends section 3 of the Police Act, No. 6 of 2003
    (a) in subsection (2), replacing the expression "Assistant Commissioner of Police, such number of Superintendents" with the expression "such number of Assistant Commissioners of Police, Superintendents"; and
    (b) in subsection (4), replacing it as follows:
    "(4) The Police Force shall, for the purposes of administration, be divided into three divisions, constituted and established as follows.
    (a) Saint Christopher Division 'A' located in the island of Saint Christopher;
    (b) Saint Christopher Division 'B' located in the island of Saint Christopher;
    (c) Nevis Division 'C' located in the island of Nevis.".

  21. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2011 (No. 37 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | KNA-2011-L-92705

    Section 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act, Cap. 4.28, is replaced with a new section entitled "Tipping Off".

  22. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 38 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-12-01 | KNA-2011-L-92709

    Amends section 78 of the Act by inserting immediately after the section a new section 78A entitled "Tipping Off".

  23. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Co-operative Societies Act, 2011 (No. 31 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-10-17 | KNA-2011-L-92710

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Registration of Co-operative Societies
    Part III - Membership and Meetings
    Part IV - Management
    Part V - Financing
    Part VI - Business of Co-operative Society
    Part VII - Property and Funds of Co-operative Society
    Part VIII - Financial Disclosure and Audit
    Part IX - Reconstruction of Co-operative Societies
    Part X - Receivers and Receiver-Managers
    Part XI - Dissolution
    Part XII - Examinations and Investigations
    Part XIII - Disputes
    Part XIV - Specialised Co-operative Societies
    Part XV - Apex Body
    Part XVI - Offences
    Part XVII - Miscellaneous
    Part XVIII - Transitional

    Repeals the Co-operative Societies Act, Cap. 21.04.

  24. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Public Service Act, 2011 (No. 19 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-07-20 | KNA-2011-L-92699

    Part I - Preliminary Matters
    Part II - Management of the Public Service
    Part III - Public Service Commission
    Part IV - Appointment of Public Officers
    Part V - Disciplining of Public Officers
    Part VI - Removal of Public Officers from the Public Service
    Part VII - Human Resource Development and Management of Training
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous Provisions

  25. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Amendment (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 14 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-05-20 | KNA-2011-L-92697

    Amensd the Criminal Law Amendment Act, Cap. 4.05 by inserting immediately after section 16 a new section 17 entitle "Prohibition of Entry of Persons Under Eighteen Years" which prohibits the entry of minors into nightclubs, bars, casinos or any other place of adult entertainment.

  26. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Housing and Social Development Levy (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 12 of 2011).

    Adoption: 2011-03-25 | KNA-2011-L-92696

    Amends section 3 of the Housing and Social Development Levy Act, Cap. 20.21. by changing the levy that is to paid from the wages of every person employed in Saint Christopher and Nevis at the rates set out in the section.

  27. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Foundations (Amendments) Act, 2011 (No. 7 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-25 | KNA-2011-L-92712

    Amends section 22 concerning accounts.

  28. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Small Business Development Act 2009 (No. 24 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-11-26 | KNA-2009-L-83687

    This Act makes provision for the development of locally-owned small business in Saint Christopher and Nevis. It provides for the appointment of the Small Business Development Committee and sets out the procedure and criteria for financial and technical assistance to be granted to approved small businesses. The Act also provides for matter of administration. Fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture are listed among priority activities for purposes of this Act.

  29. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 32 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-18 | KNA-2009-L-88065

    This Act amends the Merchant Shipping Act, 2002 by deleting section 461. This section stipulates that Regulations made by the Minister under this Act shall be subject to negative resolution of the National Assembly.

  30. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Labour (Minimum Wage) (National Minimum Wage) Order, 2008 (S.R.O. No. 35 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-10-31 | Date of entry into force: 2008-11-01 | KNA-2008-R-83686

    Sets the national minimum wage at 8$ per hour and provides also for an overtime rate. Exceptions are included in paragraph 2. Implements the Labour (Minimum Wage) Act, Chapter 344.

  31. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations, 2008 (L.N. No. 34 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-10-29 | KNA-2008-L-96179

    These Regulations, made under the Merchant Shipping Act, 2002, set out procedures for port state control of foreign ships in ports of Saint Christopher and Nevis or at offshore installations for purposes of various listed Conventions including MARPOL. The Department of Maritime Affairs is designated as the competent authority for purposes of port inspections. The Regulations set out the procedures of such inspections, specify criteria for the detention of a vessel and provide for arbitration in case a master of a vessel disagrees with a decision of an inspector. The Regulations shall not apply to fishing vessels.

  32. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act, 2008 (No. 32 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-09-24 | KNA-2008-L-107616

    AN ACT to prescribe measures to prevent and combat trafficking
    in persons with particular regard to victims who are women
    and children and for related matters.

  33. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 24 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-07-18 | KNA-2008-L-80871

    Amends sections 15, 17, 35 (payment instead of forfeiture), and 35 (application of procedure of enforcement payment).

  34. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2008 (No. 19 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-11 | KNA-2008-L-92707

    Amends sections 2, 4, 67 and the Schedule.

  35. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Police Regulations 2008 (S.R.O. No. 17 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-06-27 | KNA-2008-R-80875

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Organisation of Divisions
    Part III - Personal Records of Police Officers
    Part IV - Qualifying Examinations
    Part V - Promotion
    Part VI - Pay, Allowances and Other Payment
    Part VII - Uniforms and Equipment
    Part VIII - Leave
    Part IX - Sick Leave
    Part X - Passage
    Part XI - Discipline
    Part XII - Governance and Conduct
    Part XIII - Prisoners and Persons Detained in Police Custody
    Part XIV - Police Sports Club
    Part XV - General

    Repeals the Police Regulations, No. 23 of 1962.

  36. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) Regulations, 2008 (S.R.O. No. 15 of 2008). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2008-06-17 | KNA-2008-R-80873

    1. Citation
    2. Interpretation
    3. Application
    4. Duty to comply with the ISM Code
    5. Duty to hold certificates
    6. Duty to carry certificates
    7. Duty of master
    8. Designated person
    9. Issue of document of compliance and safety management certificate
    10. Interim document of compliance
    11. Interim safety management certificate
    12. Issue and endorsement of safety management certificate by another Government
    13. Issue of certificates on behalf of other Governments
    14. Annual audit of document of compliance
    15. Intermediate audit of safety management certificate
    16. Renewal of certificates
    17. Powers of audit and inspection
    18. Powers of suspension of services and detention
    19. Exemptions
    20. Suspension or cancellation of documents of compliance and safety management certificates
    22. Defence
    23. Repeal (Repeals the Merchant Shipping (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) Regulations, 2007 (S.R.O. No. 35 of 2007).

  37. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Status of Children (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 13 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-05-26 | KNA-2008-L-80870

    Amends the Status of Children Act, No. 19 of 1983 sections 1 and 8 with respect to paternity tests.

  38. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2008 (No. 10 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-04-25 | KNA-2008-L-92706

    Amends sections 4, 7, 61 and the Schedule.

  39. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations, 2007 (S.R.O. No. 36 of 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-04 | KNA-2007-R-104921

  40. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Ammendment) (No. 2) Act, 2006 (No. 21 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-12-28 | KNA-2006-L-75792

    Amends sections 2 (definitions of "advance passanger information" and "passenger") and 12A (new section inserted concerning duty to provide advance passanger information). A new Third Schedule is also inserted concerning passenger information.

  41. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 11 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-13 | KNA-2006-L-75434

    Amends the Immigration Act, No. 10 of 2002 section 2 (definition of Chief Immigration Officer), section 6 and 17 concerning CARICOM citizens.

  42. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Social Security (Relief of SSMC Pensioners) Act, 2005 (No. 22 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-10-14 | KNA-2005-L-73751

    Provides relief for pensioners formerly under the St Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation (SSMC) pensions scheme, which was extinguished as a consequence of the closure of the Sugar Industry in July 2005, by making provision for them under the Social Security Pension Scheme.

  43. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security (Exemption from Contribution) Regulations, 2005 (S.R.O. No. 17 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-07-18 | KNA-2005-R-80872

    Made under the Social Security Act, 1977. Provides that an employer may be exempted from a specified period from liability to pay contributions for an employee who is a foreign national under certain circumstances.

  44. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 2005 (No. 12 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-03-31 | KNA-2005-L-80874

    Amends sections 20 and 456 concerning port of registry.

  45. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Foundations Act, 2003 (No. 8 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-10-23 | KNA-2003-L-92711

    Part I - Preliminary Matters
    Part II - Establishment of a Foundation
    Part III - Councillors and Secretary
    Part IV - The Guardian
    Part V - Accounts and Audit
    Part VI - Forced Heirship, Restriction on Alienation and Forfeiture of Benefits
    Part VII - Investigations into Foundations
    Part VIII - Continuation of Foundations
    Part IX - Dissolution of Foundations
    Part X - Registrar
    Part XI - General Provisions

  46. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Police Act, 2003 (No. 6 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-25 | KNA-2003-L-89021

    Amends and consolidates the Police Act (Cap. 181). Provides, inter alia, for the procedures police are to following during their work, their wages and pensions, as well as disciplinary procedures for violations of the Act.

  47. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Act, 2002 (No. 24 of 2002). - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-12-31 | KNA-2002-L-88064

    This Act makes provision for the registration of ships, proprietary interests in ships and the control of navigation and related matters such as survey, marking, the prevention of pollution and liability for and compensation of oil pollution.
    Part V of the Act deals with the relationship between Masters and seamen and contains provisions on employment contracts, wages, health and safety, manning, qualifications, training, offences, disciplinary procedures, civil liability, relief and repatriation, and documentation. Selected provisions of this Act apply to fishing vessels.
    The Minister may make Orders for implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention in relation with protection of the marine environment. The Chapters on oil pollution damage concern, among other things, compulsory insurance, contributions to the International Oil Compensation Fund and compensation for oil pollution damage.

    Repeals the Merchant Shipping Act, 1985.

  48. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2002 (No. 22 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-12-06 | KNA-2002-L-80867

    Give effect to the Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime.

  49. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act, 2002.

    Adoption: 2002-08-28 | KNA-2002-L-66681

    Provides that "Child" means a person under the age of 16 years (previously 14 years).

  50. Saint Kitts and Nevis - - Law, Act

    Employment of Children (Restriction) (Amendment) Act 2002.

    Adoption: 2002-08-28 | KNA-2002-L-66683

    Provides that "Child" means a person under the age of 16 years (previously 14 years).

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