Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

This Act makes certain laws of England applicable in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and declares common law and rules of equity from time to time in force in England, to be applicable, subject to certain conditions, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Acts that shall apply as law in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are specified in the Schedule and include: the Landlord and Tenant Act 1730, the Seal Fisheries (North Pacific) Act 1912 and the Maritime Conventions Act 1911. This Act also provides for interpretation of Acts in force and other matters relating to the working of English law in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Date of publication
July 1991

The Act consists of 36 sections divided into 7 Parts; Preliminary (I); Central Water and Sewerage Authority (II); Administration (III); Water and Sewerage Works (IV); Financial (V); Rates and charges (VI); Miscellaneous (VII).

Date of publication
July 1981

The Act regulates the removal of sands, corals, stones, shingle, or gravel from any part of any beach or sea bed. Any action of digging for, taking, carrying away of such material or assisting in any such actions shall be prohibited if not prior to such act a permission is obtained from the appropriate authority. The Minister may impose such conditions as he deems fit for the granting of permissions for exploitation other than for a public purpose (sect. 4). The granting authority may, in the public interest, attach such conditions to the permission as it may deem fit (sect. 7). "Beach" means all public land in and around the sea shore and the sea bed, and shall include such other place as the Governor-General may, by notification, specify from time to time (sect. 2). Section 11 prescribes penalties. (15 sections).

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