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  1. Bahamas - - Loi

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

    Adoption: 1992 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 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.

  2. Bahamas - - Loi

    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

  3. Bahamas - - Loi

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

    Adoption: 1991-07-29 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 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.

  4. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1989. No. 6.

    Adoption: 1989-07-07 | BHS-1989-L-8089

    Amends Sections 2, 4, 13, 33 and 288 of the Act.

  5. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping (Amendment) (No. 2) Act of 1989. No. 75.

    Adoption: 1989-07-07 | BHS-1989-L-8090

    Amends Sections 2, 18, 74, 195, 219,0, 212, 287.

  6. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping Act (Amendment to Second Schedule) (No. 2) Notice, 1989. No. 32.

    Adoption: 1989-04-26 | BHS-1989-L-8092

  7. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping Act (Amendment to Second Schedule) (No. 3) Notice, 1989. No. 33.

    Adoption: 1989-04-26 | BHS-1989-L-8093

  8. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping Act (Amendment to second Schedule) Notice, 1989. No. 31.

    Adoption: 1989-04-24 | BHS-1989-L-8091

  9. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping Act 1976 (Amendment to Second Schedule) (No. 2) Notice 1988. No. 39.

    Adoption: 1988-08-29 | BHS-1988-L-7078

    In the Second Schedule, inserts references to statutory instruments on medical stores.

  10. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    The National Insurance (Benefit and assistance) Regulations, 1984. No. 53. - Regulation (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1984-10-05 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1984-10-01 | BHS-1984-R-21275

  11. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    The National Insurance (Contributions) Regulations, 1984. - Regulation (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1984-03-24 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1984-07-02 | BHS-1984-R-21274

  12. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    National Insurance (General Benefits and Assistance)(Amendment) Regulations 1981. No. 54.

    Adoption: 1981-09-16 | BHS-1981-R-11106

    Miscellaneous amendments to the principal Regulations (S.I. No. 67 of 1974).

  13. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    National Insurance (Industrial Benefits)(Amendment)Regulations 1981. No. 56.

    Adoption: 1981-09-16 | BHS-1981-R-11107

    Amend regs. 14 and 16 of the principal Regulations (S.I. No. 26 of 1978).

  14. Bahamas - - Loi

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1981 (No. 4 of 1981).

    Adoption: 1981-07-03 | BHS-1981-L-77177

    Makes various amendments to the Industrial Relations Act, 1970 including by amending the fifth schedule concerning registration of trade unions.

  15. Bahamas - - Loi

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 1979. No. 4.

    Adoption: 1979-08-20 | BHS-1979-L-12326

    Numerous amendments; inter alia, inserts a new Fourth Schedule (Code of industrial relations practice).

  16. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Essential Services (Airlines, Air Traffic Control and Airport Fire Services) Order (S.I. 50/1979). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1979-07-05 | BHS-1979-R-100380

  17. Bahamas - - Loi

    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.

  18. Bahamas - - Accord international

    Exchange of notes constituting an Agreement between the United States of America and The Bahamas relating to social security (with related note dated 14 November 1977). Nassau 27 October 1976, 6 May and 23 September 1977.

    Adoption: 1977-09-23 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1977-09-23 | INT-1977-IA-21305

  19. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Merchant Shipping Regulations (S.I. 133/1976). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1976-12-31 | BHS-1976-R-100384

  20. Bahamas - - Loi

    Merchant Shipping Act (CH.268). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1976-11-29 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1976-12-31 | BHS-1976-L-55207

    Provides for the registration of ships, the control, regulation and orderly development of merchant shipping and the proper qualification of persons employed in sea service. Regulates the terms and conditions of people so employed and provides for related matters. Part One provides preliminary information. Part Two governs the registration of ships. Establishes the procedures and requirements for ship registration. Governs certificates of registry, transfers of ownership, mortgages, alterations, ship nationalities and ship flags. Part Three governs masters and seamen. Regulates certificates of competency. Legislates that Bahamian ships are to be provided with requisite numbers of certified officers according to ship size. Regulates grades and examinations for certificates of competency. Prohibits ships going to sea under-staffed. Sets English language requirements for crew. Governs crew agreements. Prohibits the employment of persons under sixteen years of age (except for work approved by the Director of Maritime Affairs on board a school-ship or training ship) and legislates that those under eighteen years of age must undergo a medical examination before being employed on board a ship. Regulates the payment of wages. Legislates that wages owed to seafarers are to be paid within two days after the arrival of the ship at port. Prohibits deductions. Makes explicit the conditions under which the Director of Maritime Affairs may intervene on questions of wages. Regulates the payment of wages in foreign currencies. Governs advances and allotments of wages. Makes explicit the rights of seamen with respect to wages. Legislates that rights to wages shall not be forfeited, that wages are not to depend on freight and that wages are not assignable. Governs vacation leave and public holidays. Provides for modes of recovering wages. Grants the Supreme Court the power to rescind contracts in certain cases. Provides for deceased seamen. Governs health, accomodation and other provisions on board ships. Provides facilities for making complaints. Protects seamen from imposition. Governs discipline. Regulates ships' log books and documents. Regulates the relief and repatriation of distressed seamen and seamen left behind abroad. Part Four makes minor provisions for passenger ships. Part Five governs safety. Provides for the appointment of and establishes the duties and powers inspectors. Governs records and certificates of inspection. Sets inspection procedures and safety regulations. Governs general safety precautions and responsibilities. Regulates cargo and collisions. Part Six deals with wrecks, salvage and investigations. Provides for the removal and salvage of wrecks. Part Seven governs liability. Part Eight provides for legal proceedings. Regulates offences, jurisdiction, reciprocal jurisdiction, inquiries, depositions and evidence. Part Nine concerns Maritime Liens. Part Ten provides supplementary regulations including granting the Minister responsible for maritime affairs with the power to make regulations for the purposes of carryingo out the act.

  21. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    National Insurance (Financial and Accounting) Regulations, 1974. - Regulation (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1974-10-07 | BHS-1974-R-71739

  22. Bahamas - - Autres textes (circulaire, directive, instruction, etc.)

    National Insurance (Appeals and References) Rules. - Regulation (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1974-10-07 | BHS-1974-M-71741

    Contains rules concerning the appeal against decision of Board or appeal tribunal on question of law and appeals to the Supreme Court.

  23. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    The National Insurance (Determination of claims and questions) Regulations, 1974. - Regulation (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1974-10-02 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1974-10-07 | BHS-1974-R-21273

  24. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Declaration of Pensionable Offices Order (S.I. 42/1974). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1974-07-24 | BHS-1974-R-104834

  25. Bahamas - - Constitution

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

    Adoption: 1973-06-20 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 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).

  26. Bahamas - - Loi

    National Insurance Act 1972 (No. 21 of 1972). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1972-12-12 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1976-04-05 | BHS-1972-L-16849

    An Act to establish a system of national insurance, providing pecuniary payments in respect of sickness, invalidity, maternity, retirement and death of insured persons, and of social assistance for insured and other persons not qualifying for such payments as of right; to repeal and replace the Workmen's Compensation Act and the Old-Age Pension Act and for purposes connected with or incidental to the matters aforesaid.

  27. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Trade Union Regulations (S.I. 20/1971). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1971-03-01 | BHS-1971-R-100382

  28. Bahamas - - Loi

    Industrial Relations Act, 1970 (No. 14 of 1970) (CH.321) - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1970-08-26 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1971-03-01 | BHS-1970-L-68645

    Provides for the registration and control of trade unions, for the recognition of trade unions by employers and for the registration of certain industrial agreements. Establishes an Industrial Tribunal and makes provision for trade dispute procedure.

  29. Bahamas - - Loi

    Industries Encouragement Act [Cap. 326]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970-07-02 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1970-12-18 | BHS-1970-L-90260

    An Act to encourage the establishment and development of industries and for matters connected therewith.

  30. Bahamas - - Loi

    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.

  31. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Immigration (General) Regulations (S.I. 47/1969). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-09-25 | BHS-1969-R-100366

  32. Bahamas - - Loi

    Public Service Act (No. 9 of 1969) (Chapter 39). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-04-17 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1967-06-01 | BHS-1969-L-78677

    Makes provision for the conditions of service of members of the Public Service.

  33. Bahamas - - Loi

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

    Adoption: 1968-12-31 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1969-04-02 | BHS-1968-L-81010

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

  34. Bahamas - - Loi

    Apprenticeship Act (Chapter 320) (No. 1 of 1968). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1968-01-04 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1983-01-01 | BHS-1968-L-78669

    Makes provision for the regulation of the training of trade apprentices.

  35. Bahamas - - Loi

    Immigration Act (Chapter 191) (No. 25 of 1967). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 1967-10-19 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1967-11-02 | BHS-1967-L-78672

    Part I - Introductory
    Part II - Board of Immigration
    Part III - Immigration Officers
    Part IV - Certificate of Permanent Residence
    Part V - Entry into the Bahamas
    Part VI - Residence and Employment in the Bahamas
    Part VII - Supplementary Provisions relating to Immigration Control
    Part VIII - Deportation and Provisions relating to the Removal of Persons from the Bahamas
    Part IX - Regulations: Procedure: Transitional

  36. Bahamas - - Loi

    Ionising Radiations (Workers' Protection) Act (No. 12 of 1967) (Chapter 319). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1967-06-27 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1969-12-11 | BHS-1967-L-78673

    Provides that notification of undertakings involving exposure to ionising radiations are required for the protection of workers involved therein.

  37. Bahamas - - Loi

    Superannuation and other Trust Funds (Validation) Act (No. 5 of 1967) (Chapter 178). - Act On-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1967-04-07 | BHS-1967-L-78678

    Amends the law relating to perpetuities as respects certain benefit trust funds.

  38. Bahamas - - Loi

    Immigration Act, 1963 (No. 65 of 1963).

    Adoption: 1963-12-20 | BHS-1963-L-61853

    Comprehensive legislation on immigration into Bahamas. Part II regulates appointment and powers of immigration officers. Part III provides for establishment and functions of Board of Immigration. Part IV sets forth conditions under which persons shall be deemed to belong to Bahamas. Part V regulates entry into Bahamas. Sets forth conditions of entry, establishes which persons shall be entitled to land without permit, lists categories of persons considered prohibited immigrants. Part VI contains supplementary provisions relating to immigration control. Part VII provides for deportation and removal of prohibited immigrants.

  39. Bahamas - - Loi

    Agriculture and Fisheries Act, 1963 (Ch. 242) (No. 50 of 1963). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963-12-20 | BHS-1963-L-94039

    An Act to provide for the supervision and development of agriculture and fisheries in the Bahamas

  40. Bahamas - - Loi

    Education Act (Chapter 46) (No. 15 of 1962). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-05-23 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1962-09-01 | BHS-1962-L-78667

    Part I - General Administration
    Part II - The Statutory System of Education [provides inter alia for the compulsory school age for children (section 22)and the power of the Minister to prohibit or restrict the employment of children (section 37)]
    Part III - Independent Schools
    Part IV - General

  41. Bahamas - - Loi

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Act, 1954 (Act No. 65 of 1954). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1954-07-22 | BHS-1954-L-94045

    An Act to provide pensions for widows and orphans of members of the public service.

  42. Bahamas - - Loi

    Pensions Act (Chapter 43). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1952-07-21 | BHS-1952-L-76059

    Regulates qualifications for and granting of pensions for public officers.

  43. Bahamas - - Loi

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

    Adoption: 1943-06-01 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 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.

  44. Bahamas - - Règlement, Décret, Arrêté, Ordonnance

    Recruiting of Workers Regulations (G.N. 261/1940). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1940-10-05 | BHS-1940-R-100383

  45. Bahamas - - Loi

    Recruiting of Workers Act, 1939 (CH.318). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939-02-27 | BHS-1939-L-61852

    Applies to (a) recruitment of workers for employment outside the colony, and (b) recruitment of personal or domestic servants or non-manual workers for work outside the Colony if such recruiting is done by professional recruiting agents. Regulates issue of licence. Persons under the age of 18 shall not be recruited.

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Application of Act.
    4. Persons who recruit to be licensed.
    5. Non-adults not to be recruited.
    6. Examination of workers.
    7. Expenses of workers.
    8. Return of workers to their homes.
    9. Offences.
    10. Power to make regulations.

  46. Bahamas - - Loi

    Public Holidays Act (Ch. 36) (No. 15 of 1938). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1938-02-21 | BHS-1938-L-94043

    An Act relating to the closing of all public offices, banks, and shops on Sundays and public holidays.

  47. Bahamas - - Loi

    Aliens Restriction Act (Chapter 193) (No. 13 of 1931). - Act On-line

    Adoption: 1931-05-28 | Date d'entrée en vigueur: 1931-09-01 | BHS-1931-L-78668

    Prohibits migrant workers from acting in certain capacities on ships registered in the Bahamas.

  48. Bahamas - - Loi

    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.

  49. Bahamas - - Loi

    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.

  50. Bahamas - - Autres textes (circulaire, directive, instruction, etc.)

    Approved Authorities (LRO 1/2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1909-01-01 | BHS-1909-M-104833

    Lists the authorities that have been declared to be approved authorities for the purposes of the Pensions Act (Cap. 43).

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