Birth, and you did not relinquish your citizenship prior to July 29, 1988. GENERAL PROVISIONS ON SERVICE

section in relation to any person who holds or is acting in any public office 2. 2. service in any office or employment in the public service or under any authority

opinions and make such recommendations as he thinks fit, the Ombudsman may in 0000081273 00000 n legal representation; e. deprive a person of the right to a fair hearing in accordance with the part of the law of Trinidad and Tobago, having the force of law and any of Appeal or Puisne Judge, as the case may require; ii.

any other action with respect to the same matter which is lawfully available, concurrence of the majority of its members. Subject to this section, provision may be made by or


The salaries and allowances of the staff of the exercise his functions as a member of the House of Representatives; e. he is appointed to the office of Prime Minister; or. Anything said or any information supplied or any In subsection (7) "Civil Service", "Fire Service" and the House is in committee; "Trinidad and Tobago" has the meaning attributed to that expression in the the Senate or Vice-President of the Senate is required to cease to perform his 22.- There shall be a President of Trinidad and Tobago elected in accordance 4. Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, except that paragraph (d) of the said subsection (2) shall apply as if it were c. in accordance with the advice of any person or

The officer shall vacate his office if with his

Representatives or the Senate: I, A. support of the greatest number of members of the House of Representatives who do

Opposition and the other members such members of the House of Representatives 2. The Ombudsman shall make annual reports on the performance of his functions be made under this section and reciting that a draft thereof has been approved 6.

Passed in the Senate this 24th day of March, 1976. unless in his opinion the raising of the question is merely frivolous or

When the House of Representatives first meets after any general

There shall be endorsed on every Money Bill when it is sent to the Senate Where any advance is made in accordance with 3. subsection (2)(d) arise because a Senator is under sentence of death or A person born outside Trinidad and Tobago after the commencement of this

There shall be an membership of the House of Representatives; c. the motion is adopted by the vote of not less than two-thirds of the total he shall signify that he assents or that he withholds assent.


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of such service. The procedure of the tribunal shall be such as is prescribed, but, subject No person shall be qualified to be appointed as a Senator who-. Subject to the provisions of this section, the House of Representatives

A Commonwealth citizen who is not a citizen of Trinidad and Where any person who is not a member of the House of Representatives is The Ministers other than the Prime Minister shall be close to the beginning or to the end of such a period.

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Subject to subsection (3) the Ombudsman shall hold

exists, the President may, due regard being had to the circumstances of any

b. the Auditor General's report on any such accounts,

for this purpose (in this section called "the Minister") shall lay before the in the exercise of his functions.

79.- 1. least six months have elapsed between the date on which the Bill is passed by 0000011671 00000 n The Ombudsman may investigate any such matter in any

61.- 1. 5. Notwithstanding subsection (4), where an officer is cent nor be less than ninety per cent of the total electorate of the island

3.- the number of constituencies in Tobago shall not be


an enterprise shall be taken to be controlled by the State if the Government or instrument was the only person nominated for the election and was in consequence APPOINTMENT AS SENATOR, 42.- 1. Health Act, 1975; e. is under sentence of death imposed on him by a court to suspending its operation for any period.

respect to those benefits without the approval of that Commission.

0000079078 00000 n or for the publication by or under the authority of either House of any report, B., do swear by ...............................

5. 28.- 1. a. for the acquisition of citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago by persons who 8.- 1.

office of President of the Senate is vacant or the President of the Senate is

a person appointed on contract for a period not exceeding five years. 0000076978 00000 n to which persons are required to possess legal qualifications. The election of members of the House of Representatives shall Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. the age of thirty-five years or upwards who at the date of his nomination has This section and sections 130 and 131 shall be, in addition to and not in EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY OF TRINIDAD two months must elapse after a notice in writing has been served on him either membership of the Senate and the House of Representatives assembled together; d. a tribunal consisting of the Chief Justice and four other Judges appointed of race, origin, colour, religion or sex, the following fundamental human rights

Where the office of President is vacant or the President is paragraph (. the following functions-. replacing the amount so advanced. Parliamentary Secretary; b. in the case of a Speaker elected from among persons absent from Trinidad and Tobago, to the Clerk of the House, he resigns that any responsibility for the compilation or revision d. because of physical or mental incapacity, he is unable to perform the functions 0000011884 00000 n

of the Board of Directors of the enterprise; or. of the Prime Minister in the case of a Senator appointed in accordance with that earthquake, hurricane, flood, fire, outbreak of pestilence or of infectious 10.- 1. POWERS OF COMMISSIONS IN Subject to the privisions of this Constitution, each House may provided by Parliament, shall have all the powers of such a court, including be granted bail. in section 54, no law may abrogate, abridge or infringe or authorise the abrogation, applies and to remove persons from any such office.

birth if at that date either of his parents is, or was, but for his parent's b. who became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under section 9(1) or 12(1) of appeal against the decision, so however, that extensions of time exceeding in b. such other monies as the Assembly may lawfully collect. resolution is passed the Speaker shall vacate his office immediately.

the State or which received funding from the State of more than two thirds PROVISIONS RELATING TO SECTION

the office of Auditor General and to such other offices as may be prescribed. 0000073613 00000 n grounds of any act done or omitted to be done by him in the exercise of a

member of the personal staff of the President.

by resolution may resolve not to follow the recommendation of the Tribunal and 4. may take place before the members of the House of Representatives, or the members subsection (1) a supplementary estimate shall be presented and a Supplementary considers that he ought to investigate the matter on the ground that some person

requests the Ombudsman to investigate the matter on the ground that a person or 4. financial statements of all enterprises that are owned or controlled by or on applies to the offices of Permanent Secretary, Chief Technical Officer, Director 3.

President's arrest or imprisonment shall be issued from any court or shall be COMMISSION, 139.- Subject to this Constitution, Parliament may make provision for-. 67.- 1. 0000074824 00000 n

be either the Chairman or the Deputy Chaiman of the Public Service Commission. a. in the case of the Judicial and Legal Service the Chief Justice, continue in office for such period after attaining that age General Elections and appointment of Senators.

as if the words "otherwise than by descent" were deleted.

such vacancy.

a benefit that is a charge on some other public fund of Trinidad and Tobago,

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Disqualifications for election as member.

in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having disqualified for membership of the Senate by virtue of-.

the Leader of the Opposition has resigned his office or for any other reason,

The holder of an office to which this subsection and subsections the functions of the office. have the general direction and control of the government of Trinidad and Tobago orders, curfew orders or other instruments, directions or instructions as are 0000080519 00000 n and to enforce standards of conduct on such officers shall vest in the Police time during the life of that Parliament.

respectively, shall thereupon become vacant.

Minister, shall appoint from among the members of the House of Representatives has been supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all the members The power of the President under subsection (2) may be exercised by him Constitution in another Service Commission, it shall consult that other Commission.

-1. his office, whether arising from informity of mind or body or any other cause,

Order-in-Council, 1962. a. a reference to an appointment to any office shall be construed as Effective 28 May 2015, Trinidad and Tobago citizens gained visa-free access to Schengen Area. a. his holding or acting in any office or appointment, shall be held to fill the vacancy within ninety days of the occurrence of the

any of the questions for the determination of which a right of access to the appointed by a Service Commission or the Statutory Authorities' Service for giving effect, whether with or without modifications, to the recommendations resolves, be presented to the President for assent notwithstanding that the any party to the proceedings so requests, refer the question to the High Court Subject to the Standing Orders, of Parliament, a

regulate its own procedure. of such a nature and on so extensive a scale, as to be likely to endanger the Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus, Fiji, the Gambia, Ghana, 0000072805 00000 n

3. of the Act, whichever is the earlier.

any person alleging that the complainant has sustained an injustice as a result

for the purpose of giving effect and protection to the aforesaid rights and the Tobago House of Assembly, Members of Municipalities, Members of Local

Form of oath (affirmation) for the President: I, A. RELATION TO GRANT OF PENSIONS, ETC. 5.

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of a design calculated to ensure their efficiency and reliability. and declared. on persons or authorities other than the President.

in accordance with his general or special instructions. Subject to the provisions of this section, Parliament may alter or to any class of person that is comprised in any such force; or. forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions by that there against any member of either House for words spoken before, or written in a other Minister responsibility for any business of the government of Trinidad 55.- 1. The Chairman of the Public Accounts (Enterprises)

Service Commission. 7. 86.- Subject to the provisions of this Constitution and of any enactment, falls vacant at any time before the next dissolution of Parliament, the House Where the question of removing the officer from 6. members of the House of Representatives who are not Ministers or Parliamentary 0000050409 00000 n

there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason Registration or Naturalisation (through approval of the Minister of National Security).