Airport Authority Act


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Airport Authority Act
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LIST OF AUTHORISED PAGES
1– 6 LRO 1/2010
7 – 14 Original
15 – 17 LRO 1/2008


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment of Authority.
4. Appointment of Management.
5. Appointment of staff.
6. Functions of the Authority.
7. Powers of the Authority.
8. Power to Delegate.
9. Directions.
10. Funds and resources of the Authority.
11. Borrowing powers.
12. Guarantee of loan to Authority.
13. Repayment by the Authority of sums issued to meet guarantees.
14. Securities issued by the Authority.
15. Surplus funds.
16. Reserve Fund.
17. Balancing of revenue account, and surplus revenue.
18. Accounts and audits.
19. Annual Report.
20. Acquisition of Land.
21. Airport Security.
22. Power of Arrest.
23. Penalty.
24. Amendment of First and Second Schedules.
25. Regulations.
26. Transfer of public officers.
27. Offer of permanent employment to public officers.
28. Pension of persons transferred from public service to the Authority.
29. Transfer of assets to the Authority.
30. Construction of laws, contracts, etc., in relation to transferred assets.
31. Transitional provisions.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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An Act to provide for the establishment of a body

corporate to be known as the Airport Authority, for the
functions and powers of the Authority and for matters
incidental thereto.

[Assent 23rd February, 2000]
[Commencement 1st May, 2000]

1. This Act may be cited as the Airport Authority
Act.

2. In this Act —
“airport” means a defined area of land or water

intended or designated to be used wholly or
partly for landing, departure, movement and
servicing of aircrafts and any buildings,
installations and equipment (excluding air
traffic control installations and equipment) on
or adjacent to the area of land or water and used
for such or related purposes and specified in the
First Schedule;

“Authority” means the Airport Authority established
by section 3;

“financial year” means a period of twelve months
ending on the 30th day of June;

“Minister” means the Minister responsible for the
Airport Authority; and

“officer” and “employee” includes a public officer
transferred to the Authority.

3. (1) There is hereby established a body corporate,
to be known as the Airport Authority to which shall be
transferred an airport specified in the First Schedule.

6 of 2000
S.I. 33/2006
S.I. 26/2007
38 of 2007
26 of 2008

Short title.

Interpretation.

Establishment of
Authority.

First Schedule.

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(2) The Second Schedule shall have effect with
respect to the constitution and proceedings of the Authority
and otherwise in relation thereto.

4. (1) The Authority shall, after consultation with
the Minister, appoint and employ at such remuneration and
on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit, a General
Manager who shall be charged with responsibility for the
operations and maintenance of the airport.

(2) The Authority shall also appoint and employ at
such remuneration and on such terms and conditions as it
thinks fit —

(a) a Deputy General Manager and such other
officers whose responsibilities will include
finance, administration, operations, facility and
fleet maintenance, safety, marketing,
commercial services, public relations, sanitation
and environmental services; and

(b) a Director of Security who shall be charged with
the maintenance of security at the airport.

(3) Whenever the General Manager is absent from
The Bahamas or is for any reason unable to exercise the
powers conferred or perform the duties of his office, the
Deputy General Manager shall exercise those powers and
perform those duties.

5. The Authority may appoint and employ at such
remuneration and on such terms and conditions as it thinks
fit, a secretary, and any officers, servants or agents it
considers necessary to carry out its functions.

6. (1) The functions of the Authority shall be —
(a) to manage, maintain and operate the airport;
(b) to operate or cause the airport to be operated as a

commercially viable entity;
(c) to provide airport security;
(d) to provide aircraft ground handling services;
(e) to develop and implement a master airport

development plan; and
(f) to provide fire services for the airport.
(2) Notwithstanding section 8, the Authority may,

with approval of the Minister, engage an independent
contractor or independent contractors to perform any or


Second Schedule.

Appointment of
Management.

Appointment of
staff.

Functions of the
Authority.

38 of 2007, s. 2.

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all of the functions granted to the Authority pursuant to this
Act.

7. (1) The Authority shall have such power as may
be requisite or incidental for or in connection with the
performance of its functions.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection
(1), the Authority —

(a) may construct, alter and maintain buildings at
the airport;

(b) may purchase land or buildings;
(c) may grant leases, or other interests or

concessions in respect of land or buildings
within the airport and its environ on such terms
and conditions and subject to the payment of
rent or other consideration as the Authority may
think fit;

(d) may, impose charges and fees for use of the
airport and its facilities;

(e) shall, notwithstanding the provisions of the
Road Traffic Act, be responsible for the control
of traffic on all roads within the perimeter of the
airport.

8. (1) The Authority may delegate to any of its
members or employees the power and authority to perform
on its behalf such functions and to exercise such powers as
the Authority may determine.

(2) A delegation under subsection (1) shall be
revocable at will and shall not preclude the Authority from
performing the functions and exercising the powers so
delegated.

9. Except in connection with the imposition by the
Authority of charges and fees pursuant to paragraph (d) of
subsection (2) of section 7, the Minister may give to the
Authority directions of a general or of a specific nature as
to the policy to be followed by the Authority in the
performance of its functions as appear to the Minister to be
requisite in the public interest and the Authority shall give
effect to these directions.

Powers of the
Authority.

26 of 2008, s. 2.

Ch. 220.

Power to
Delegate.

Directions.

26 of 2008, s. 3.

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10. The funds and resources of the Authority shall
consist of —

(a) any moneys as from time to time accrue to the
Authority from its operations, including
advertising fees, airbridge fees, aircraft ground
handling service fees, aircraft parking fees, car-
park fees, catering fees, concessions fees,
landing fees, refuelling royalty fees, rent, or
other prescribed payments;

(b) any moneys as from time to time are provided
by Parliament;

(c) any moneys as from time to time are borrowed
by the Authority pursuant to section 11; and

(d) any moneys and property as from time to time
may in any manner be lawfully paid to or vested
in the Authority.

11. (1) The Authority may borrow sums required by
it for meeting any of its obligations incurred in, or for, the
performance of its functions and in that behalf but without
prejudice to any other manner or form of issuing securities,
the Authority may issue bonds, debentures or other
securities in such form as the Authority with the approval
of the Minister, determines.

(2) The power of the Authority under subsection (1)
to borrow shall be exercisable only with the approval of the
Minister given with the consent of the Minister of Finance
as to the amount, the sources of the borrowing and as to the
terms on which the borrowing may be effected except that
where the borrowing is of an amount not in excess of five
million dollars the consent of the Minister of Finance shall
not be required under this subsection unless at the
respective date the aggregate liability of the Authority
ensuing from borrowing without such consent is or would
be in excess of that amount.

(3) An approval given in any respect for the
purposes of subsection (2) may be either general or limited
to a particular borrowing or otherwise.

12. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister of
Finance may, on behalf of the Government, at the request
of the Minister guarantee in such manner and on such
conditions as he thinks fit the repayment of the principal
of, and the payment of interest and other charges on, any
authorised borrowing of the Authority.

Funds and
resources of the
Authority.

Borrowing
powers.

Guarantee of
loan to
Authority.

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(2) No guarantee shall be given for the purposes of
subsection (1) unless prior approval thereof has been
signified by the House of Assembly in accordance with
section 17 of the Financial Administration and Audit Act.

(3) Where the Minister of Finance is satisfied that
there has been default in the repayment of any moneys
guaranteed under subsection (1), he shall direct the
payment out of the Consolidated Fund of the amount in
respect of which there has been such default and such
payment shall be a charge on the Consolidated Fund.

(4) Where any sum is issued from the Consolidated
Fund for fulfilling a guarantee given under this section, the
Minister of Finance shall, as soon as possible after the end
of each financial year beginning with that in which the sum
is issued and ending with that in which all liability under
the guarantee is finally discharged, lay before the House of
Assembly a statement relating to that sum.

13. (1) The Authority shall make to the Minister of
Finance at such times and in such manner as the Minister
may, with the approval of the Minister of Finance direct,
payment of such amounts as may be directed in or towards
the repayment of such sums issued in fulfilment of any
guarantee given under section 12, and payments of interest
on what is outstanding for the time being in respect of any
sums so issued at such rate as may be so directed; and
different rates of interest may be directed as respects
different sums and as respects interest for different periods.

(2) The Minister shall lay before the House of
Assembly a statement of any payment due from the
Authority under subsection (1) which is not paid as
required.

14. Where any bonds, debentures or other securities
are issued pursuant to the power conferred upon it by
section 11, the Authority —

(a) shall establish a sinking fund for the redemption
of any bonds, debentures or other securities so
issued;

(b) may postpone sinking fund contributions for
such periods and subject to such conditions as
may be approved by the Minister with the
consent of the Minister of Finance; and

Ch. 359.

Repayment by
the Authority of
sums issued to
meet guarantees.

Securities issued
by the Authority.

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(c) may enter into arrangements with any persons as
regards the issuing and marketability of such
bonds, debentures or other securities and the
keeping of any records, or the carrying out of
any of the services in relation thereto.

15. At the end of each financial year, any moneys
standing to the credit of the Authority and not required for
any current purpose or for the sinking fund’s requirements
may from time to time either be carried to any reserve fund
established under section 16 or be invested by the
Authority in securities approved by the Minister after
consultation with the Minister of Finance; and the
Authority may from time to time, with the approval of the
Minister and the Minister of Finance, sell any or all of such
securities.

16. (1) The Authority shall establish a reserve fund.
(2) Subject to section 15, the Authority may

determine the management of the reserve fund, the sum to
be carried from time to time to the credit of the fund and
the application of the reserve fund.

(3) No part of the reserve fund shall be applied
otherwise than for the purposes of the Authority.

(4) Subject to section 15, the power of the Minister
to give directions to the Authority pursuant to section 9
shall extend to the giving of directions to the Authority as
to any matter relating to the establishment or management
of the reserve fund or the application of the reserve fund.

17. (1) The Authority shall discharge its functions
so as to ensure that its revenues are not less than sufficient
to meet all sums properly chargeable to its revenue
account, including, with out prejudice to the generality of
this provision, provision in respect of its obligations under
section 15 and this section, taking one year with another.

(2) Any excess of the revenue of the Authority for
any financial year over the sums properly chargeable to its
revenue account for that year including the provisions
referred to in subsection (1) shall be applied by the
Authority for such purposes as the Authority may
determine.

(3) The Authority shall prepare for each new
financial year an annual budget of revenue and expenditure
which shall be submitted at least two months prior to the
commencement of the financial year to the Minister.

Surplus funds.

Reserve Fund.

Balancing of
revenue account,
and surplus
revenue.

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18. (1) The Authority shall keep proper accounting
and other records in relation to the operations of the
airport, and shall prepare in respect of each financial year,
financial statements.

(2) The financial statements of the Authority for
each financial year shall be audited by an auditor appointed
by the Authority with the prior approval of the Minister.

(3) Four months after the end of each financial year
the Authority shall submit a copy of the audited financial
statements to the Minister, together with a copy of the
auditor’s report.

(4) The Minister shall lay or cause to be laid a copy
of such audited financial statements before each House of
Parliament, together with a copy of the auditor’s report.

19. (1) The Authority shall, as soon as possible after
the expiration of each financial year or in any event not
later than the thirty-first day of October in any year, submit
to the Minister a report dealing generally with the activities
of the Authority during the preceding financial year.

(2) The Minister shall cause a copy of every such
report to be laid on the table of both Houses of Parliament.

20. (1) Where any immovable property, not being
Crown Land, is needed for the purpose of the Authority,
the Authority may, in default of agreement, make a request
to the Minister for the acquisition of such property and, in
that case, the property may be acquired in accordance with
the Acquisition of Land Act or any other Act relating to the
acquisition of land for public purposes for the time being in
force, and any declaration required under any such Act that
land is so needed may be made notwithstanding that
compensation is to be paid out of the funds of the
Authority, and the declaration shall have effect as if it were
a declaration that such land is needed for a public purpose
made in accordance with that Act.

(2) Expenses and compensation in respect of any
immovable property acquired under this section shall be
paid by the Authority.

Accounts and
audits.

Annual Report.

Acquisition of
Land.

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21. (1) The Authority shall establish and maintain a
security department which shall be supervised and
managed by the Director of Security.

(2) The Authority shall appoint and employ at such
remuneration and on such conditions as it thinks fit persons
to be security officers.

(3) Every security officer appointed under
subsection (2) shall on appointment make a declaration
before a magistrate that he will duly execute the office of a
security officer.

(4) Every security officer appointed under subsection
(2) shall while on duty at the airport be charged with —

(a) the protection of the airport; and
(b) the maintenance of order at the airport.
(5) The security department maintained under this

section shall be under the exclusive control of the
Authority, and the Authority shall have power to suspend
or terminate the appointment of any of its security officers.

22. A security officer appointed under section 21
may, within any area of the airport, have the same powers
of arrest as a peace officer under the Penal Code.

23. A person who contravenes this Act may be
removed from and prohibited from re-entering the area to
which the Act applies by a security officer, and a vehicle,
animal or thing found in such area in contravention of this
Act may be removed by a security officer, and upon
summary conviction for such contravention, the owner or
person in charge or the vehicle, animal or thing may, in
addition to any other penalty as may be imposed by this
Act, be ordered by the court to pay the cost of such
removal.

24. The Minister may by order amend the First and
Second Schedules.

25. The Minister on the recommendation of the
Authority, may make regulations for the designation,
management, control and supervision of the airport and for
the better carrying out of its functions and powers under
this Act, and may by the regulations provide for all or any
of the following purposes —

Airport Security.

Power of Arrest.

Ch. 84.

Penalty.

Amendment of
First and Second
Schedules.
Regulations.

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(a) prohibiting or regulating traffic (including the
parking of vehicles of every class and
description) in any part of an airport or other
premises of the Authority;

(b) regulating the admission and conduct of persons
(whether as passengers or otherwise) and of
animals in an airport or in any part thereof or in
or upon other premises of the Authority;

(c) prescribing and regulating the payment and
collection of fees payable in respect of or in
relation to any permit or any services rendered
or facilities provided at an airport for which the
regulations provide;

(d) providing for the safety or well-being of persons
and the care of property connected with the
undertakings of the Authority;

(e) the regulation of commercial transactions in or
upon any premises the property of the Authority;

(f) the imposition in respect of any contravention of
the regulations of a fine not exceeding five
thousand dollars or imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years or both such fine and
imprisonment;

(g) prescribing standards in keeping with
international standards for the management,
control and supervision of an airport;

(h) any other matter appearing to the Minister to be
necessary or expedient for the purpose of giving
due effect to the provisions of this Act.

26. (1) Every pensionable officer of the Department
of Civil Aviation as the Governor-General may by order
designate shall be transferred from the service of the
Government to the service of the Authority and such
officer shall be transferred for the period extending from
the date of the commencement of the order to the date on
which the officer accepts permanent employment with the
Authority under section 27 or for a period of one year from
the date of the commencement of the order, whichever is
the shorter.

(2) Nothing in this subsection shall preclude an
officer, transferred to the service of the Authority under
this section, from applying at any time during the period
referred to in subsection (1) for a transfer to a Government


Transfer of
public officers.

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Department in accordance with the terms and conditions of
service attached to the appointment held by that officer at
the commencement of the order and, on that application
being made, the same consideration shall be given to the
application as if the applicant had continued in the service
of the Government.

(3) During the period referred to in subsection (1)
the officer shall be so employed by the Authority that the
officer’s remuneration and conditions of service are no less
favourable than those which are attached to the
appointment under the Government held by the officer at
the commencement of this Act or which would have
become attached to such appointment, during the period
referred to in subsection (1), had the officer continued in
the service of the Government, but, for the purposes of the
pension and gratuity, the period of service with the
Authority shall be deemed to be service with the
Government; the Authority shall pay to the Government
such contributions in respect of the cost of pensions earned
by the officer during the period referred to in subsection
(1) as may be determined by the Treasurer.

27. (1) Within the period of one year referred to in
section 26, the Authority may offer to any public officer
transferred to the Authority under that section permanent
employment with the authority at a remuneration and on
terms and conditions no less favourable than those which
are attached to the service under the Government held by
such officer at the commencement of this Act or which
would have become attached to such appointment, during
such period as aforesaid, had such officer continued in the
service of the Government.

(2) Every public officer who accepts permanent
employment with the Authority offered to him under
subsection (1) shall, for all purposes be deemed to have
ceased to be in the service with the Government on the date
of his acceptance.

(3) Every public officer who —
(a) having been offered permanent employment

with the Authority under subsection (1), refuses
to accept such employment; or

(b) has not been offered permanent employment
with the Authority under subsection (1),

Offer of
permanent
employment to
public officers.

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may at the expiration of the one year period referred to in
section 26 be transferred from the service of the Authority
back to the service under the Government.

28. (1) Where a public officer holding a pensionable
office under the Government of The Bahamas, ceases to be
the holder of that office by reason of his transfer with his
consent to the service of the Authority and that person
subsequently retires from the service of the Authority in
such circumstances that, had he remained a public officer
he would have been eligible for pension under the Pensions
Act, then in any such case subsections (2) and (3) have
effect.

(2) A pension payable to a person mentioned in
subsection (1) by the Authority to whose service he has
been transferred shall be calculated and granted to him in
respect of his total service under the Government of The
Bahamas and with the Authority taken together and such
service shall be reckoned as continuous for pension
purposes.

(3) There shall be payable out of the Consolidated
Fund upon the warrant of the Minister of Finance to the
Authority a contribution to every pension paid in
accordance with subsection (2), such amounts as would
have been payable to the person concerned by way of
pension under the Pensions Act, if that person had retired
from the public service and if he has been granted a
pension under the Pensions Act upon the date of his
ceasing to be a public officer.

29. (1) All immovable and movable property and
undertakings owned by the Government and used by it for
the operation of the airport, immediately before the date of
the coming into operation of this Act (excluding air traffic
control installations and equipment) shall by virtue of this
Act be transferred to and vested in the Authority for the
same purpose as they were held by the Government
immediately before the date of the coming into operation
of this Act.

(2) The transfer and vesting referred to in
subsection (1) shall extend to the whole of such movable
and immovable property and undertakings and shall
include assets, powers, rights, and privileges and all things
necessary or ancillary which are held or enjoyed in


Pension of
persons
transferred from
public service to
the Authority.

Ch. 43.

Ch. 43.

Transfer of assets
to the Authority.

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connection therewith or appertaining to the immovable and
movable property and undertakings as well as all
obligations affecting or relating to the movable and
immovable property or undertakings.

30. Subject to this Act, all laws, orders, judgments,
decrees, awards, deeds, bonds, contracts, instruments,
documents, warrants and other arrangements subsisting
immediately before the date of the coming into operation
of this Act affecting or relating to the movable and
immovable property or undertakings transferred to the
Authority by this Act shall have full force and effect
against or in favour of the Authority and shall be
enforceable, as if instead of the Government, the Authority
had been named therein or had been a party thereto, and
otherwise in substitution of the Government.

31. (1) Where anything has been commenced by or
under the authority of the Government prior to the date of
the coming into force of this Act and such thing relates to
any of the movable and immovable property or
undertakings or any right or liability transferred to the
Authority by this Act, such thing may be carried on and
completed by or as authorized, by the Authority.

(2) Where immediately before the coming into force
of this Act, any legal proceedings are pending to which the
Government is or is entitled to be a party, and those legal
proceedings are related to the movable and immovable
property or undertakings, or any right or liability
transferred by this Act, the Authority shall, as from the
date aforesaid, be substituted in the legal proceedings for
the Government or shall be made a party thereto in like
manner as the Government could have become, and the
legal proceedings shall not abate by reason of the
substitution.

Construction of
laws, contracts,
etc., in relation to
transferred
assets.

Transitional
provisions.

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FIRST SCHEDULE (Section 3(1))

Lynden Pindling International
Airport

New Providence

SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 3(2))
A Body Corporate

1. (1) The Authority shall be a body corporate with
perpetual succession and a common seal and with power as such
to enter into contracts, to sue and be sued by law in its corporate
name and may for all purposes be described by such name, to
acquire, hold, mortgage, assign, lease and dispose of all movable
and immovable property and to do and perform such acts and
things as bodies corporate may by law do and perform subject to
the provisions of this Act. Service upon The Authority of any
document of whatsoever kind must be made by delivering the
document to or sending it by prepaid registered post addressed
to the Secretary of The Authority at the office of The Authority.

(2) The Authority may not dispose of or acquire any
land without the approval of the House of Assembly signified by
resolution thereof:

Provided that such disposal referred to in subparagraph (1)
shall not include the power to lease, sublease or assign such
lease for the purpose of the operation and management of any
airport or for the use of any land or building within a prescribed
airport.

(3) All property which is acquired or which becomes
vested in The Authority shall be held by The Authority in trust
for Her Majesty in right of Her Government of The Bahamas.

2. (1) The seal of the Authority must be kept in the custody
of an officer of the Authority as the Authority may approve, and
may be affixed to instruments pursuant to a resolution of the
Authority and in the presence of the chairman or the deputy
chairman and one other member of the Authority.

(2) The seal of the Authority must be authenticated by
the signature of the chairman or the deputy chairman and one
other member, and the seal shall be officially and judicially
noticed.

(3) All documents, other than those required by law to
be under seal, and all decisions of the Authority may be
signified under the hand of the chairman or the deputy chairman
and one other member of the Authority designated by the
chairman.

S.I. 33/2006.

S.I. 26/2007.

Incorporation.
S.I. 26/2007.

Seal of the
Authority.

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3. (1) The Authority shall consist of a chairman, a deputy
chairman, and not less than three nor more than five other
members appointed by the Minister from persons appearing to
him to be qualified as having had experience of, or having
shown capacity in matters relating to aviation affairs, industry,
commerce, transportation, finance, government, administration
or organization of workers.

(2) The General Manager shall be the ex officio member
of the Authority.

4. A member of the Authority shall hold office for such
period, not exceeding three years, as the Minister may direct in
the instrument appointing such member, but such member shall
be eligible for reappointment.

5. The Minister shall appoint a chairman and a deputy
chairman of the Authority from among members appointed
under paragraph 3 and, if the chairman is absent or unable to act,
the deputy chairman shall act as chairman during the time the
absence or inability continues.

6. A member of the Authority, other than the ex officio
member, may at any time resign his office by instrument in
writing addressed to the Minister and from the date of receipt by
the Minister of the instrument that member shall cease to be a
member of the Authority.

7. The Minister by instrument in writing, may revoke the
appointment of a member of The Authority if the Minister thinks
it expedient to do so.

8. The appointment, removal, death or resignation of a
member of the Authority shall be notified in the Gazette.

9. There shall be paid from the funds of the Authority to
the chairman and other members of the Authority such
remuneration, if any, whether by way of honorarium, salary or
fees, and such allowances, if any, as the Minister may
determine.

10. (1) The Authority shall meet as often as may be
required for the performance of its functions.

(2) The chairman, or in his absence the deputy chairman,
shall preside at all meetings of the Authority.

(3) The chairman, or in his absence the deputy chairman,
and three other members of the Authority shall form a quorum.

(4) The decisions of the Authority are by a majority of
votes and in any case in which the voting is equal, the member

Constitution of
the Authority.

Tenure of office.

Chairman and
Deputy
Chairman.

Resignation.

Removal.

Publication.

Remuneration.

Meetings.

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presiding at the meeting shall have, in addition to an original
vote, a casting vote.

(5) Minutes of each meeting in proper form are to be kept
by the secretary or any officer the Authority may appoint for that
purpose, and confirmed by the Authority at the next meeting and
signed by the chairman or a member of the Authority designated
by the chairman as the case may be.

(6) The Authority may co-opt any one or more persons
to attend any particular meeting of the Authority for the purpose
of assisting any particular meeting of the Authority or advising
the Authority in any matter with which the Authority is dealing,
but no co-opted person has the right to vote.

(7) Where a quorum is present, the validity of any
proceeding of the Authority shall not be affected by any vacancy
amongst the members thereof or by any defect in the
appointment of a member.

11. Subject to this Schedule, the Authority has the power
to regulate its proceedings.

12. (1) The Authority may, as regards any officers,
servants or agents in whose cases it may be determined by the
Authority with the approval of the Minister of Finance to make
provision for the payment on their death, injury or retirement,
pensions, gratuities or other like benefits, pay or provide for the
payment of such pensions, gratuities or other like benefits to the
officers, servants or agents or to others by reference to their
service as may be determined.

(2) Provisions for pensions, gratuities or other like
benefits under this Schedule may be either by contributory or
non-contributory arrangements or partly by the one or by the
other.

Authority to
regulate its
proceedings.
Pensions and
other benefits.

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