REPUBLIC OF THE SEYCHELLES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law

 

THE REPUBLIC OF THE SEYCHELLES ACT

[Date of Commencement: 28th June, 1976]

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Act 38 of 1979.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Republic of the Seychelles Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "existing law" means all law which, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, is in force on the 28th day of June, 1976, or has been passed or made before that date and comes into force thereafter;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for foreign affairs;

   "Parliament", means the Parliament of Jamaica.

3   Operation of existing law

   (1) On and after the 28th day of June, 1976, all existing laws shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, and subject to subsection (2), have the same operation in relation to the Republic of The Seychelles, and persons and things belonging to or connected with the Republic of The Seychelles as it would have apart from this subsection if The Seychelles had not become a republic.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, make such adaptations in any enactment passed before or after the 28th day of June, 1976, or in any instrument having effect under any such enactment, as appear to him necessary or expedien in consequent of The Seychelles having become a republic, and any such order may, though made after the 28th day of June, 1976, be made so as to have effect from that date.

   (3) Every order made under subsection (2) shall be subject to negative resolution.

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