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

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

    Adoption: 2002 | TTO-2002-R-73926

  2. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act (Cap. 18:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-08-10 | TTO-2001-L-105222

    An Act to remove the restrictions on entry into Trinidad and Tobago of skilled nationals of qualifying Caribbean Community countries.

  3. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 5 of 2001). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2001-06-11 | TTO-2001-L-62945

    Amends Section 26 of Equal Opportunity Act 2000 by deleting subsection 4 and substituting the following subsection: "The Minister shall appoint the panel of advisers referred to in subsection 3".

  4. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  5. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  6. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Miscellaneous Laws Act, 2000 (No. 85 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-11-02 | TTO-2000-L-62937

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to the Summary Courts Act, the Summary Offences Act, and the Offences against the Person Act to remove certain discriminatory religious references.

  7. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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".

  8. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Socially Displaced Persons Act, 2000 (No. 59 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-02 | TTO-2000-L-62942

    Comprehensive legislation on assessment, care and rehabilitation of socially displaced persons. Divided into 4 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II establishes Social Displacement Unit. Unit is responsible for assessment, relocation, care and rehabilitation of socially displaced persons. Part III establishes Social Displacement Board. Board shall be responsible for overall policy and direction of Unit, and management of Social Displacement Fund. Part IV makes provision for assessment and care centres.

  9. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Authority Act (Cap. 46:10). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-11-02 | TTO-2000-L-62952

    Comprehensive legislation on Children's Authority. Divided into 7 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II establishes of Children's Authority, and defines its functions and powers. Responsibilities of Authority inlcude the monitoring of community residences, foster homes and nurseries, and the conduting of periodic reviews to determine their compliance with prescribed requirements. Authority also investigates complaints of staff, children, and parents or guardians of children. Part III contains provisions regarding children in need of care and protection. Part IV regulates care of children under Authority; Part V maintenance of children in care. Part VI contains financial provisions, and Part VII miscellaneous provisions.

  10. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children's Community Residences, Foster Homes and Nurseries Act, 2000 (No. 65 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-10-23 | TTO-2000-L-62951

    Comprehensive legislation on monitoring, licensing and regulating of community residences, foster homes and nurseries in Trinidad and Tobago. Divided into 6 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II regulates licensing of community residences; Part III management of community residences. Part IV deals with foster care of children. Part V provides for nurseries. Part VI contains miscellaneous provisions.

  11. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Equal Opportunity Act (Cap. 22:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-10-20 | TTO-2000-L-59904

    An Act to prohibit certain kinds of discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different status, to establish an Equal Opportunity Commission and an Equal Opportunity Tribunal and for matters connected therewith.

    Prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, marital status, or disability in employment, training, education, and other fields. Establishes an Equal Opportunity Commission and an Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

  12. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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".

  13. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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".

  14. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  15. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children Act (Cap. 46:03). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-10-12 | TTO-2000-L-62950

    Comprehensive legislation on adoption of children. Gives effect to International Convention on Rights of the Child, 1990. Divided into 8 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II establishes Adoption Board, and defines its functions and powers. Responsibilities of Board include making of recommendations to court as to whether in its view adoption is in the best interest of the child whose adoption is sought. Part III regulates arrangements for adoption. Part IV provides for freeing of child for adoption. Parts V and VI deal with issue, registration and effects of adoption orders. Part VII provides for overseas adoption. Finally, Part VIII contains miscellaneous provisions.

  16. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Miscellaneous Provisions (Children) Act, 2000 (No. 66 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-10-12 | TTO-2000-L-62953

    Amends Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act, the Summary Offences Act, the Corporal Punishment (Offenders Not Over Sixteen) Act, the Corporal Punishment (Offenders Over Sixteen) Act, the Young Offenders Detention Act, the Defence Act, the Age of Majority Act, the Family Law (Guardship of Minors, Domicile and Maintenance) Act, and the Liquor Licences Act. Inter alia changes upper age limit from sixteen to eighteen in these acts.

  17. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Regional Health Authorities (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2000 (No. 29 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-07-13 | TTO-2000-L-62947

    Amends Section 3 of Regional Health Authorities Act. Makes provision for transfer of powers, rights and property from former Authority to the State.

  18. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Regional Health Authorities (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 23 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-07-11 | TTO-2000-L-62948

    Amends Section 34 of Regional Health Authorities Act 1994 with respect to collective agreements regarding daily-rated workers employed in health care services. Makes provision for validity of such agreements.

  19. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Education Amendment Act, 2000 (No. 26 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-06-27 | TTO-2000-L-62946

    Amends Sections 2, 23 and 24 of Education Act. Makes provision for local school boards.

  20. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Minimum Wages (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 11 of 2000). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 2000-06-23 | TTO-2000-L-62944

    Amends Sections 2 and 21-26 of Minimum Wages Act. Inter alia deals with workplace inspections, and complaints by workers in the event (a) worker alleges non-compliance with provisions of the Act; (b) worker's employment is terminated on the ground of his refusal to accept terms and conditions less than provided for under a minimum wages order; (c) there is a difference of opinion as to the reasonableness of any action taken or not taken by an employer as to the suspension or dismissal of a worker consequent upon the making of a minimum wages order.

  21. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  22. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  23. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

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

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

  24. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Safety Council of Trinidad and Tobago (Incorporation) Act, 1999 (No. 28 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-12 | TTO-1999-L-56641

    Provides for the establishment of the Safety Council of Trinidad and Tobago (Association). Defines the aims, objectives and powers of the Council. The aims of the Council include the collection and analysis of data on accidents and work-related illnesses and injuries.

  25. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

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

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

  26. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Regional Health Authorities (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 17 of 1999). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 1999-08-23 | TTO-1999-L-62932

    Amends Sections 2, 26 and 30 of Regional Health Authorities Act 1994. Provides for definition of term "pension law" under Section 2 of the Act. Also makes provision for preservation and accrual of superannuation benefits, payment of superannuation benefits by Authority prior to establishment of pension scheme, and payment of superannuation benefits by pension scheme.

  27. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    National Insurance (Amendment) Act No. 9, 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-03 | TTO-1999-L-52987

    Amends the National Insurance Act, Chap. 32:01 of 1980 and inserts new sections.

  28. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Public Assistance (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 10 of 1999). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 1999-04-30 | TTO-1999-L-62934

    Amends Section 11 and 16 of Public Assistance Act. Makes provision for calculation of disability assistance.

  29. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Old Age Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 8 of 1999). - Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Adoption: 1999-04-30 | TTO-1999-L-62935

    Amends Sections 3 and 4 of Old Age Pensions Act (Cap. 32:02). Regulates calculation of old age pension under Section 4 of the Act.

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

    National Insurance (Benefits) (Amendments) Regulations, 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-03 | TTO-1999-R-52988

    Amends the National Insurance Act, Chap. 32:01, 1980.

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

    National Insurance (Rates of Contribution) Order, 1999

    Adoption: 1999-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-03 | TTO-1999-R-66087

    Replaces Table A (Rates of Contribution) of the National Insurance Act.

  32. Trinidad and Tobago - - International agreement

    National Insurance (Agreement and Administrative Arrangement on Social Security between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago) Order, 1998 (No. 21 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1998-12-30 | TTO-1998-R-56821

    Gives effect to the Agreement and Administrative Arrangement on Social Security between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago. Defines legislation to which and persons to whom the Agreement applies, and contains provisions concerning the applicable legislation, and concerning benefits.

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

    Fire Service (Terms and Conditions of Employment) Regulations (L.N. No. 267).

    Adoption: 1998-10-15 | TTO-1998-R-52939

    Regulates qualifications necessary for appointment as a firefighter as well as remuneration, payment, pension, termination of employment, hours of work, and leave. Sets forth rules governing the conduct of firefighters; inter alia, firefighters shall not participate in meetings which consider any action of the Government (s. 105). Revokes the Fire Service (Code of Conduct) Regulations, 1990.

  34. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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).

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

    Public Service Commission (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation, 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-08-21 | TTO-1998-R-56640

    Amends Public Service Commission Regulations with regard to officers in the Fire Service. Regulates appointments, promotions, transfers, confirmation, resignation and retirement.

  36. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  37. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

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

    National Insurance (CARICOM Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security) Order, 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-03-18 | TTO-1998-R-71626

    Provisions concerning interruption of employment due to retirement, invalidity or disablement; payments of survivors' benefits; death benefits; and funeral grants in the National Insurance Act or its subsidiary legislation, are to be amended to give effect to the Reciprocal Agreement.

  39. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Maternity Protection Act (Cap. 45:57). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-03-11 | TTO-1998-L-50129

    Provides for 13 weeks of maternity leave (six weeks prior to confinement, 7 weeks after) and one month's pay during such leave. An employee on maternity leave shall have the right to return to work. To qualify for maternity leave, employees must have worked for an employer for a period of not less than 12 months. The employee shall also submit a medical certificate stating the probable date of confinement, as well as a written expression of her intent to return to work after maternity leave.

  40. Trinidad and Tobago - - International agreement

    Agreement on social security. Done at Port of Spain.

    Adoption: 1997-04-09 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-01 | INT-1997-IA-55927

  41. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  42. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  43. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Counting Unremunerated Work Act (Cap. 19:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-10-16 | TTO-1996-L-105224

    An Act to require the Central Statistical Office and other public bodies to produce and maintain statistics relative to the counting of unremunerated work and to provide a mechanism for quantifying and recording the monetary value of such work.

    The Act provides for the gathering of statistics on unremunerated work in response to the 1985 resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly which states that the unremunerated contributions of women to all aspects and sectors of development should be recognised, and appropriate efforts should be made to measure and reflect these contributions in national accounts and economic statistics and in the gross national product. The Act states that it is public policy to develop the contribution of women to the social, political and economic life in the country.

  44. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  45. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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 ).

  46. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

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

    Minimum Wages (Security Industry Employees) Order (LN 10/1995). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995 | TTO-1995-R-105237

  48. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  49. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

  50. Trinidad and Tobago - - 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.

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