Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is available at this site ?

At this site, you can view the consolidated laws as they appear in the official loose-leaf volumes of the 2000 Revised Edition of the Statute Law and Subsidiary Legislation of The Bahamas updated to 31st December, 2009. Additionally many of the Acts passed and Subsidiary Legislation made from January 2010 to December 2020 appear on this website.

Are the Acts and Statutory Instruments protected by copyright ?

Yes. This website and its contents are subject to Government of The Bahamas Copyright Act, Chapter 323.

How do I go about seeking legal or professional advice in The Bahamas?

You may contact The Bahamas Bar Association via e-mail (see CONTACT US menu) or via Telephone: 1-242-326-3276 or Facsimile: 1-242-328-4615.

The Bahamas Bar Association will provide you with a list of attorneys whom you can choose from to assist you with your request.

Where can I obtain a complete set of the 2000 Revised Laws of The Bahamas in CD-ROM or hard copy form ?

Local or International users may obtain a complete set of the consolidated version of the 2000 Revised Edition in hard copy form or a CD-ROM version from The Cabinet Office, at —

P. O. Box N-7147
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-322-2805.

Which browsers are compatible with this site ?

Internet Explorer 9.0+, Firefox 10.0+ and  Chrome and Safari (MacOSX and Windows) (NOTE: Internet Explorer 6.0 is not compatible, and IE 7.0 and IE 8.0 have limited compatibility - For full functionality always use the latest IE browser)

How do I find if there is an amendment to an Act or a Statutory Instrument?

All amending legislation in force as at 31st December, 2009 is incorporated in the principal Act or Subsidiary Legislation. Any amending legislation, if any, after that date will be located under each Act or SI, or by examining the lists of Acts or SIs for each year.

When will the laws be next consolidated ?

We are currently in the process of finalizing the next consolidation exercise.