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2019-09-26

OBJECTS AND REASONS

This Bill would provide for the conferment of the Award of Pride of Barbados on persons who are deserving of recognition by virtue of their humanitarian, social, religious or educational contribution to the development of each parish in Barbados and for related matters.

Arrangement of Sections

Short title

Interpretation

Establishment of Award

Conferment of Award

Eligibility for conferment of Award

Publication

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BARBADOS

A Bill entitled

An Act to provide for the conferment of the Award of Pride of Barbados on persons who are deserving of recognition by virtue of their humanitarian, social, religious or educational contribution to the development of each parish in Barbados and for related matters.

ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Award of Pride of Barbados Act, 2019.

Interpretation

In this Act “Award” means the award established by section 3.

Establishment of Award

There is established an award entitled “The Pride of Barbados”.

Conferment of Award

Subject to subsection (3), the Governor-General may by instrument under the Public Seal confer the Award upon a person referred to in section 5.

The power conferred on the Governor-General by subsection (1), shall be exercised by him on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The conferment of the Award shall take effect from the date of the affixing of the Public Seal or from such other date as may be specified in the instrument.

For every month in any year an award may be conferred on each of 10 persons who reside in Barbados.

For every month in any year an award may be conferred on each of 10 persons who reside outside Barbados.

Eligibility for conferment of Award

A person who

is a citizen of Barbados or is entitled to be registered as a citizen of Barbados; or

is a permanent resident of Barbados

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and through sacrifice, diligence and dedication to service has made an outstanding contribution to community life in a parish in Barbados or to the improvement of economic and social conditions in a parish in Barbados is eligible for the conferment of “the Award”.

The awards referred to in section 4(4) shall be conferred on persons who reside in a parish in Barbados and who have been nominated by persons who live in the respective parish.

The awards referred to in section 4(5) shall be conferred on persons who

formerly resided in a parish in Barbados but now reside outside Barbados; and

who are nominated by persons who either reside in the parish or used to reside in the parish, but now reside outside Barbados.

Publication

The Prime Minister shall by order published in the Official Gazette publish the names of those persons upon whom “The Pride of Barbados” is conferred.

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Read three times and passed the House of Assembly this day of , 2019.

Speaker

Read three times and passed the Senate this day of , 2019.

President

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