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Government of the Bahamas
Government of the Bahamas

Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

The Bahamas is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Conveyancing and Law of Property Act (Cap. 138).

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This Act makes provision with respect to assignment, appointment, lease, settlement and other assurance, and covenant of surrender, made by deed, on a sale, mortgage, demise or settlement of any property, or on any other dealing with or for any real and personal property.The Act, among other things, defines conditions of the contract of sale and provides for other matters relative to transfer of property including the definition of a conveyance of land and the power of a mortgagee to cut timber on mortgaged land, provides rules relative to mortgage deeds and defines powers of the Minister t

Local Government (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 30 of 2015).

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This Act amends the Local Government Act, 1996 in section 14 (Functions of District Councils) to assign functions of the Chief Valuation Officer in respect of real property taxes to District Councils. The Councils shall use assessment list prepared by the Chief Valuation Officer under the Real Property Tax Act.

Amends: Local Government Act, 1996 (Cap. 37). (2008)

Real Property Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015 (No. 22 of 2015).

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This Act amends the Real Property Tax Act by, among other things: adding a new definition of "residential property"; insertion of a new section on tax reduction of pensioners and a new section on tax reduction for current accounts; adding a new section on agreement on payment of tax arrears; payment of taxes by non-profit companies.

Amends: Real Property Tax Act (Cap. 375). (2009)

Emergency Powers Act (Cap. 34).

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This Act grants powers to the Governor-General to make Regulations in case of an emergency (not defined) authorizing the taking of possession or control on behalf of the Government of any property or undertaking or the acquisition on behalf of the Government of any property other than land.