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The Bahamas Independence Order 1973

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100.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Part of this Chapter, Parliament may make provisions—

(a)for implementing arrangements made between the Government of The Bahamas and the Government or Governments of any other part or parts of the Commonwealth relating to the establishment of a court of appeal to be shared by The Bahamas with that part or those parts of the Commonwealth, and for the hearing and determination by such a court of appeal of appeals from decisions of any court in The Bahamas; or

(b)for the hearing and determination of appeals from decisions of any court in The Bahamas by a Court established for any other part of the Commonwealth.

(2) A law enacted in pursuance of paragraph (1) of this Article may provide that the jurisdiction conferred on any such court as is referred to in that paragraphs shall be to the exclusion, in whole or in part, of the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal established by this Part of this Chapter; and during any period when jurisdiction is so conferred to the exclusion of the whole jurisdiction of the said Court of Appeal, Parliament may suspend the provisions of this Part establishing that Court.

(3) In paragraph (1) of this Article the expression “any court in The Bahamasincludes the Court of Appeal established by this Part of this Chapter.

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