Defence and Security Purposes (Regulation) Act


Published: 1989-07-31

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$20 per month, or Get a Day Pass for only USD$4.99.
Defence and Security Purposes (Regulation) Act
DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES (REGULATION) [CH.212 – 1


–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES
(REGULATION)

CHAPTER 212


DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES (REGULATION)

LIST OF AUTHORISED PAGES
1 LRO 1/2002
2 Blank
3 – 4 LRO 1/2002


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Power of Governor-General to make regulations.
4. Governor-General may extend application of Act.


DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES (REGULATION) [CH.212 – 3


–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

CHAPTER 212

DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES
(REGULATION)

An Act to regulate the use of the waters of The
Bahamas, harbours, airfields, airports and other areas for
purposes of defence and security.

[Commencement 31st July, 1989]
1. This Act may be cited as the Defence and Security

Purposes (Regulation) Act, 1989.
2. In this Act —
“airfield” has the meaning assigned thereto by the

Airports Act,
“airport” has the meaning assigned thereto by the

Airports Act,
“area” means any area of land, sea or tidal water

including any shore, canal, lake, inland water,
harbour, airfield or airport in The Bahamas;

“defence purpose” means any purpose of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force in relation to the
billeting or housing of, or the carrying out of
military manoeuvres by, members of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force;

“public interest” includes the interest of defence,
public safety and public order.

3. (1) Where any area is used or to be used for any
defence purpose or where it appears to the Governor-
General that it is necessary or expedient that he make
provision for regulating the use of any area in the public
interest, he may make regulations for regulating the use of
the area for such defence purpose or for securing the public
interest.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection
(1), any regulations made under that subsection may
prohibit intrusion into such area and all obstruction of or


13 of 1989

Short title.

Interpretation.

Power of
Governor-
General to make
regulations.

CH.212 – 4] DEFENCE AND SECURITY PURPOSES (REGULATION)





STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

interference with such use notwithstanding that the
regulations injuriously affect or obstruct the exercise of
any public or private right and such regulations may, in
particular, provide for —

(a) arrest and detention;
(b) control of such areas and the movement of

vessels, vehicles and aircraft;
(c) authorizing the entry and search of premises;
(d) empowering the making of orders and rules and

the issuing of notices, licences, permits, certifi-
cates or other documents for the purposes of the
regulations.

(3) If any regulation made under the provisions of
this section injuriously affects or obstructs the exercise of
any private right by any person in or over any such area,
that person shall be entitled to compensation and that
compensation shall in case of difference be ascertained in
the manner and to the extent prescribed by the Acquisition
of Land Act with respect to compensation for land taken
otherwise than by agreement.

(4) Any person who contravenes the provisions of
any regulations made under subsection (1) shall be guilty of
an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding four thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding nine months.

4. The Governor-General may by Order extend
the application of the Act to members of the armed forces
of any other country present in The Bahamas in pursuance
of an agreement between the Government of that country
and the Government of The Bahamas.

Ch 252.

Governor-
General may
extend
application of
Act.