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Part A BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, 18TH JULY, 2022

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Bill re Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Act, 2022.
S.I. 2022No. 64:Tourism Development (Opal) Notice, 2022.
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ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2022
OBJECTS AND REASONS
This Bill would amend the Electric Light and Power Act, 2013 (Act 2013-21).
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ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2022
Arrangement of Sections

  1. Short title
  2. Amendment of section 5 of Act 2013-21
  3. Insertion of section 5A into Act 2013-21

BARBADOS
A Bill entitled
An Act to amend the Electric Light and Power Act, 2013 (Act 2013-21). ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:
Short title

  1. This Act may be cited as the Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Act, 2022.
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    Amendment of section 5 of Act 2013-21
  2. Section 5(4) of the Electric Light and Power Act, 2013 (Act 2013-21), in this Act referred to as the principal Act, is deleted and the following substituted:
    “(4) An applicant to whom subsection (3) applies shall not be issued a licence until an opportunity has been given to interested parties, in accordance with section 5A, to make representations or objections to the Minister in relation to his application.”.
    Insertion of section 5A into Act 2013-21
  3. The principal Act is amended by inserting after section 5, the following:
    “Representations or objections regarding application for licence
    5A.(1) An interested party who desires to make a representation or an objection in relation to an application for a licence by an applicant to whom section 5(3) applies shall, within 28 days of the first publication of notice of the application, inform the Minister in writing of his representation or objection.
    (2) The interested party
    (a)
    shall state his interest in the application;

(b)
shall, as far as practicable, state concisely, in numbered paragraphs, the precise nature and ground of his representation or objection; and

(c)
shall include any supporting evidence; and

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(d) shall not make a representation or an objection in respect of anything that is not directly related to a matter set out in section 6(2)(b) or (3)(a) to (d).
(3)
Where the Minister, after consultation with the Committee, considers that there is merit in a representation or objection made by an interested party but additional information on the representation or objection is required, the Minister may, within 28 days of receipt of the representation or objection, give the interested party an opportunity to provide such information orally or in writing.

(4)
An interested party shall be given no less than 14 days’ written notice of the date on which he will have an opportunity to provide additional information pursuant to subsection (3).

(5)
The Committee shall, in making a recommendation to the Minister in respect of an application for a licence, take into account any representation or objection made in relation to the application that the Minister considers to have merit.

(6)
For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this section entitles an interested party to have access to the application of any applicant for a licence.”.

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Read three times and passed the House of Assembly this day of , 2022.
Speaker
Read three times and passed the Senate this day of , 2022.
President

PARLIAMENT
FIRST SESSION OF 2022-2027
BILL
cited as the Electric Light and Power (Amendment) Act, 2022
Government Printing Department

18th July, 2022
S.I. 2022 No. 64
Tourism Development Act CAP. 341
TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (OPAL) 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 (Opal) Notice,
    1. Interim approval has been granted, with the approval of the Cabinet,

to the applicant, Born Luxe, Inc., in respect of a tourism project for the development of a vacation rental property to be known as “Opal”, situated at 19A Risk Road, Fitts Village in the parish of Saint James.
Given by the Minister this 12th day of July, 2022.
L. CUMMINS Minister responsible for Tourism

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