The Anguilla Constitution (Amendment) Order 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 852
 
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Statutory Instruments

Caribbean And North Atlantic Territories

Made

10 th April 2019

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(4)

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 10 th day of April 2019

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 1(2) of the Anguilla Act 1980(1) or otherwise in Her Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered as follows:

Citation, construction, interpretation and commencement

  1. —(1) This Order may be cited as the Anguilla Constitution (Amendment) Order 2019 and shall be construed as one with the Anguilla Constitution Order 1982(2) (in this Order referred to as “the principal Order”).

    (2) The principal Order and this Order may be cited together as the Anguilla Constitution Orders 1982 to 2019.

    (3) In this Order, “the Constitution” means the Constitution set out in the Schedule to the principal Order.

    (4) Subject to article 4(7) , this Order comes into force on such day as the Governor, acting in his or her discretion, may appoint by proclamation published in the Official Gazette.

    Amendment of references to Chief Minister in Constitution

  2. The Constitution is amended in sections 23 , 24 , 24 A, 25 , 26 (including its title) , 27 , 28 , 33 , 35 , 40 A, 63 , 65 and 66 by substituting for the words “Chief Minister”, wherever they occur, the word “Premier”.

    Amendment of references to persons who belong to Anguilla

  3. The Constitution is amended—

    (a) in sections 36 , 38 and 43 , by substituting for the words “a person who belongs to Anguilla”, wherever they occur, the words “an Anguillian”;

    (b) in section 5(3)(c) , by substituting for the words “does not belong to Anguilla” the words “is not Anguillian”;

    (c) in section 13(4)(a) by substituting for the words “do not belong to Anguilla” the words “are not Anguillian”; and

    (d) in section 35 , by substituting for the words “persons who belong to Anguilla” the word “Anguillians”.

    Amendment of the Constitution relating to nominated members of the House of Assembly

  4. —(1) Section 35 of the Constitution (House of Assembly) is amended by omitting subsections (2)(d) and (3).

    (2) Section 24 A of the Constitution is amended by omitting the words “or nominated”.

    (3) The heading of section 37 of the Constitution and section 37(1) of the Constitution are amended by omitting the words “nominated or”.

    (4) Sections 38 and 39(1) of the Constitution are amended by substituting for the words “a nominated or” the word “an”.

    (5) Section 41(1) of the Constitution is amended by omitting the words “a nominated or”, in both places where they occur.

    (6) Section 60 of the Constitution is amended by omitting the word “nominated”.

    (7) This article comes into force upon the dissolution of the House of Assembly next following the commencement of this Order.

    Amendment of section 23 of the Constitution

  5. Section 23 of the Constitution (Executive Council) is amended—

    (a) by renumbering the...

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