REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Operation of existing law

 

THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st August, 1976]

Act 2 of 1980.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "commencement of this Act" means the 1st day of August, 1976.

   "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 date of commencement of this Act 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 commencement of this Act, all existing law 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 Trinidad and Tobago, and persons and things belonging to or connected with the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as it would have apart from this subsection if Trinidad and Tobago had not become a republic.

   (2) The Minister may, by order, make such adaptations in any enactment passed before or after the commencement of this Act, or in any instrument having effect under any such enactment, as appear to him necessary or expedient in consequence of Trinidad and Tobago having become a republic, and any such order may, though made after the commencement of this Act, be made so as to have effect from the date of such commencement.

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

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