Resolution No. 27/2022 Ref. No.: M.P. UNEP3/7 Vol. IX PARLIAMENT

WHEREAS the Government of Barbados has been a Party, by ratification, to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity since 10th March, 1994 and is committed to ensuring that Barbados maintains compliance with its obligations under the Convention;

AND WHEREAS, as part of such compliance, the first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan was submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on 6th December, 2002 and laid in Parliament on 10th December, 2002 and five national reports have been submitted to date;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Barbados acknowledges that the document has served as the guiding policy for biodiversity conservation and management for the past two decades;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Barbados affirms its continuing commitment to the conservation, management and sustainable use of Barbados’ biological, genetic and land resources to the betterment of society and its citizens;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Barbados undertook the project to revise its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, taking into consideration its own national priorities, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity’s 10-Year Strategic Plan and the zero-draft Global Biodiversity Framework;

AND WHEREAS the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan was updated through a consultative process with relevant stakeholders, taking into account national capacity and existing programmes of work;

AND WHEREAS the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan developed twelve targets for continued, improved biodiversity conservation and management, along with strategic objectives and activities for the achievement of these targets;

AND WHEREAS successful implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan will rely on an appropriate framework being established to competently and effectively undertake the activities under the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan;

AND WHEREAS the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2020 undertaken by the Biodiversity Conservation and Management Section of the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, Green and Blue Economy and the United Nations Environment Programme, was formally completed in December 2020;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Parliament of Barbados:

  1. Accepts the Barbados National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2020 as the guiding national policy document for the
    Resolution No. 27/2022 – Cont’d
    management and conservation of Biodiversity in Barbados, and the associated reports, namely
    1. Barbados National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2020 at Appendix I;
    2. the user friendly version of the Barbados National BiodiversityStrategy and Action Plan 2020 at Appendix II;
    3. Policy for National Biodiversity Management 2020 atAppendix III;
    4. Barbados National Biodiversity Strategy and Action PlanCommunication Strategy 2020 at Appendix IV; and
    5. Barbados National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Resource Mobilization Strategy 2020 at Appendix V;
  2. Agrees that the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2020 be made available to the public of Barbados through the National Library Service and the online platform of the Government Information Service;

3. Lauds the efforts of the various stakeholders engaged in the production of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2020;

4. Reminds Barbadians of the importance of the conservation, management, and responsible and sustainable utilisation of Barbados’ biological, genetic and land resources; and

  1. Reaffirms its commitment to ensure that Barbados remains on a path of sustainable development through integrated natural resource management practices,
    APPROVED by the House of Assembly this 15th day of Novembe,r2022.
    1. HOLDER Speaker.

APPROVED by the Senate this 7th day of December, 2022.

R. FARLEY

President.

I  assent

  1. MASONPresident of Barbados 2022-12-10.
    Resolution No. 28/2022 Ref. No.: 0301/970 Vol. I PARLIAMENTRESOLVED that Parliament approve in accordance with section 5 of the Land Acquisition Act, Cap. 228 the compulsory acquisition by the State of the parcel of land situate at Balls Plantation in the parish of Christ Church in this Island, more particularly described in the Schedule hereto for a public purpose, namely, the erection of a water storage tank by the Barbados Water Authority.
    APPROVED by the House of Assembly this 6th day of December, Two Thousand and Twenty-two.
    1. HOLDER Speaker.

APPROVED by the Senate this 14th day of December, Two Thousand and Twenty-Two.

R. FARLEY

President.

I  assent

  1. MASONPresident of Barbados 2022-12-19.
    SCHEDULE
    ALL THAT land the property of the Apostolic Teaching Centre situate at Balls Plantation in the parish of Christ Church in this Island containing by admeasurement 3 802.7 square metres or thereabouts abutting and bounding on lands now or formerly of the Apostolic Teaching Centre (Lot B) on lands now or formerly of the Barbados Government (Rising Sun Reservoir) and on a Right of Way 8.00 metres wide leading to Highway No. 6 or however else the same may abut and bound as shown and delineated on a plan certified on the 27th day of June, 2022 by Samuel N. Taylor, Land Surveyor and recorded in the Lands and Surveys Department on the 29th day of June, 2022 as Plan No. 1026/2022
    Resolution No. 29/2022 Ref. No.: 0303/70-1/2 Vol. II PARLIAMENTWHEREAS a Resolution was passed by the Honourable House of Assembly on the 23rd day of June, 2015 and by the Honourable Senate on the 8th day of July, 2015, was assented to by His Excellency the Governor- General on the 28th day of July, 2015 and was published in the Official Gazette as Resolution No. 20/2015 on the 3rd day of August, 2015 approving the lease to the Rotary Club of Barbados South of a parcel of land the property of the Crown situate at Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Upton in the parish of Christ Church in this Island for the construction and development of a recreational facility for children with disabilities;
    AND WHEREAS it has been determined that Resolution No. 20/2015should be rescinded;
    BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament approve the rescission of ResolutionNo. 20/2015.
    APPROVED by the House of Assembly this 22nd day of Novembe,rTwo thousand and twenty-two.
    1. HOLDER Speaker.

APPROVED by the Senate this 7th day of December, Two thousand and

twenty-two.

R. FARLEY

President.

I  assent

  1. MASONPresident of Barbados 2022-12-19.
    Resolution No. 30/2022 Ref. No.: 0303/70-1/2 Vol. II PARLIAMENTRESOLVED that Parliament in accordance with section 5 of the Crown Lands (Vesting and Disposal) Act, Cap. 225 approve the lease to The Rotary Inclusive Play Trust, a charity registered as Charity No. 910 under the Charities Act, Cap. 243, of the parcel of land, the property of the State, situate at Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Upton in the parish of Christ Church in this Island and more particularly described in the First Schedule on the terms and conditions set out in the Second Schedule for the construction and development of a recreational facility for children with disabilities.
    APPROVED by the House of Assembly this 22nd day of Novembe,rTwo thousand and twenty-two.
    1. HOLDER Speaker.

APPROVED by the Senate this 7th day of December, Two thousand and

twenty-two.

R. FARLEY

President.

I  assent

S. MASON

President of Barbados 2022-12-19.

FIRST SCHEDULE

ALL THAT land the property of the State situate at Upton in the parish of Christ Church in this Island containing by admeasurement 2322.6 square metres or thereabouts (inclusive of 65.5 square metres in road reserve and

  1. square metres in drainage reserve) abutting and bounding on lands of the Barbados Government (Garfield Sobers Complex), on lands now or late of Donald Marshall (Lot B), on lands now or late of Mary Jordan (Lot A), on other lands of the Barbados Government (Garfield Sobers Complex) and on a public road leading to Highway R in one direction and to the Aquatic Centre in the other direction or however else the same may abut and bound as shown and delineated on a plan certified on the 9th day of May, 2013 by Samuel N. Taylor, Land Surveyor and recorded in the Lands and Surveys Department on the 2nd day of September, 2013 as Plan No. 846/2013.
    Resolution No. 30/2022 – Cont’d
    SECOND SCHEDULE
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    The lease to The Rotary Inclusive Play Trust of the parcel of land, the property of the State, situate at Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Upton in the parish of Christ Church in this Island and more particularly described in the First Schedule is on the following terms and conditions:
    1. the lease shall be for a period of twenty-five years with an option to renewfor a further term;
    2. rent reviews are to take place at five (5) year intervals;
    3. the lessee shall, in respect of any construction or development of the land which would be subject to the Planning and Development Act, 2019 (Act 2019-5), comply with the requirements of the Director of Planning and Development and, where relevant, other statutory requirements;
    4. the lessee shall be responsible for:
      1. the payment of insurance premiums, land tax, utilities and otheroutgoings arising out of the use of the site;
      2. the cost of development of the site; and
      3. repairs and maintenance of the buildings;
    5. either party may bring the lease to an end after its tenth year by serving two years’ prior notice in writing; and
    6. at the end of the lease period or its sooner determination, all buildings, structures and other facilities and improvements made to the land, regardless of stage of construction, shall revert to the State for nil consideration.

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Printed and Published by

the Barbados Government Printing Department

22nd December, 2022

2022-21

ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) ACT, 2022-21

Arrangement of Sections

  1. Short title
  2. Amendment of section 2 of Cap. 295
  3. Amendment of section 69 of Cap. 295

BARBADOS

I assent

S. MASON

President of Barbados 19th December, 2022.

2022-21

An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295.

[Commencement: 22nd December, 2022] ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:

Short title

  1. This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Amendment)(No. 2) Act, 2022.
    4 ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) ACT, 2022-21
    Amendment of section 2 of Cap. 295
  2. Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295 in this Act referred to as the principal Act is amended
    1. by inserting the following definitions in the appropriate alphabetical order:
      “ “contract carriage” means a motor vehicle kept for hire or reward under a contract where
      1. that motor vehicle is used for the conveyance of not more than 6 persons;
      2. payment for the use of that motor vehicle is at or for a fixed rate or amount; and
      3. that motor vehicle does not stand or ply for hire on any road or place in public view or to which the public have access;“hired car” means a motor vehicle kept for hire or reward under a contract where
        1. that motor vehicle is used for the conveyance of not more than 6 persons;
        2. payment for the use of that motor vehicle is at or for a fixed rate or amount; and
        3. that motor vehicle does not stand or ply for hire on any road or place in public view or to which the public have access;
        “self-driven car” means a motor vehicle kept for hire or reward under a contract where
        1. that motor vehicle is used for the conveyance of not more than 6 persons;
        2. payment for the use of that motor vehicle is at or for a fixed rate or amount; and
        3. that motor vehicle does not stand or ply for hire on any road or place in public view or to which the public have access;”; and

        (b) by deleting the definition “contract carriage”, “hired car”, “self- driven car”.
        Amendment of section 69 of Cap. 295
  3. Section 69 of the principal Act is amended by deleting subsection (1) and substituting the following:
    “Restrictions on issue of driving licence for certain vehicles69.(1) Subject to section 62, a driving licence shall not be issued or endorsed as valid to an applicant who
    1. is under the age of 18 years for the purpose of driving
      1. a contract carriage;
      2. a heavy goods vehicle;
      3. a hired car;
      4. a motor tractor; or
      5. a self-driven car; or
    2. is under the age of 25 years for the purpose of driving
  1. a motor omnibus; or
  2. a public service vehicle. ”.

22nd December, 2022

2022-22

ROAD TRAFFIC (LEARNER’S PERMITS AND DRIVING LICENCES) (VALIDATION) ACT, 2022-22

Arrangement of Sections
1.Short title
2.Validation of learner’s permits and driving licences
3.Validation of fees

ROAD TRAFFIC (LEARNER’S PERMITS AND DRIVING LICENCES)(VALIDATION) ACT, 2022-22 3

BARBADOS

I assent

S. MASON

President of Barbados 19th December, 2022.

2022-22

An Act to validate the learner’s permits and driving licences issued and the fees charged and collected for the issue of such learner’s permits and driving licences on 11th December, 2017 to 30th September, 2022 for certain categories of vehicles.

[Commencement: 22nd December, 2022] ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:

ROAD TRAFFIC (LEARNER’S PERMITS AND DRIVING

4 LICENCES)(VALIDATION) ACT, 2022-22

Short title

  1. This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Learner’s Permits and Driving Licences)(Validation)Act, 2022.
    Validation of learner’s permits and driving licences
  2. All learner’s permits and driving licences issued by the Licensing Authority on the 11th day of December, 2017 to 30th day of September, 2022, to an applicant under the age of 25 years, to drive a heavy goods vehicle, motor omnibus, motor tractor or public service vehicle, shall be deemed to have been lawfully and validly issued as if the age of the applicant referred to in section 69 of the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295 was 18 years.
    Validation of fees
  3. All fees charged and collected on the 11th day of December, 2017 to the 30th day of September, 2022 in respect of an applicant under the age of 25 years for
    1. the grant of a learner’s permit; or
    2. the issue of a driving licence,

to drive a heavy goods vehicle, motor omnibus, motor tractor or public service vehicle, shall be deemed to have been lawfully and validly charged and collected as if the age of the applicant referred to in section 69 of the Road Traffic ActCap. 295 was 18 years.

22nd December, 2022

S.I. 2022 No. 103

Tourism Development Act CAP. 341

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (BERKLEY VILLA) NOTICE, 2022

The Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 5 of the

Tourism Development Act, gives the following Notice:

  1. This Notice may be cited as the Tourism Development (Berkley Villa) Notice, 2022.
  2. Interim approval has been granted, with the approval of the Cabinet, to the applicant, 2C Calijanda Ltd., in respect of a tourism project for the construction of a vacation rental property to be known as “Berkley Villa”, situated at Lot 2C Calijanda Estates, Westmoreland in the parish of Saint James.

Given by the Minister this 9th day of December, 2022.

G. P. I. GOODING-EDGHILL Minister responsible for Tourism

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