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2021-09-14

OBJECTS AND REASONS

This Bill would alter the Constitution to empower the Director of Public Prosecutions to enter into agreements with prescribed persons in prescribed circumstances in lieu of instituting and undertaking criminal proceedings against such persons.

Arrangement of Sections

Short title

Amendment of section 79 of the Constitution

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BARBADOS

A Bill entitled

An Act to alter the Constitution of Barbados.

ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados in accordance with the provisions of section 49 of the Constitution as follows:

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Constitution (Amendment) (No. ) Act, 2021.

Amendment of section 79 of the Constitution

Section 79 of the Constitution is amended

in subsection (2),

in paragraph (b), by deleting the word “and” appearing at the end of the paragraph;

in paragraph (c), by deleting the full-stop appearing at the end of the paragraph and substituting the words “; and”; and

by inserting after paragraph (c), the following:

to enter into an agreement, in such circumstances and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by or under any law, with such person as may be so prescribed, in lieu of instituting and undertaking any such criminal proceedings against the person, provided that the High Court considers the agreement to be in the interest of justice.”; and

“(d)

in subsection (3), by deleting the words “(b) and (c)” and substituting the words “(b), (c) and (d)”.

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(a)

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(b)

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Read three times and passed the House of Assembly this day of , 2021.

Speaker

Read three times and passed the Senate this day of , 2021.

President

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