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BTL Amendment Bill

BTL Amendment Bill

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Published by Lisa Shoman
The Belize Telecommunications Amendment Act
The Belize Telecommunications Amendment Act

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Published by: Lisa Shoman on Jul 05, 2011
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BelizeTelecommunications
BILL
BELIZE:forANACTtoamendtheBelizeTelecommunicationsAct(No.16of2002),toclarifyandexpandcertainprovisionsrelatingtotheassumptionofcontrolovertelecommunicationsbytheGovernmentinthepublicinterest;andtoprovideformattersconnectedtherewithorincidentalthereto.
(Gazetted,2011).
BEITENACTED,byandwiththeadviceandconsentoftheHouseofRepresentativesandtheSenateofBelizeandbytheauthorityofthesame,asfoIlows:-
Shorttitle.
1.ThisActmaybecitedastheBELIZETELECOMMUNICATIONS(AMENDMENT)ACT,2011,
ActNo.16/02
andshallbereadandconstruedasonewiththeBelize
29/059/09
TelecommunicationsActwhich,asamended,ishereinafterreferredtoastheprincipalAct.
Amendment
ofsection63.
2.Section63oftheprincipalAct
IS
herebyamendedasfollows:-
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(a)insubsection(1),bydeletingthefollowingwordsoccurringattheendofthatsubsection:
"andeverysuchordershallbe
primafacie
evidencethatthepropertytowhichitrelatesisrequiredforapublicpurpose";
(b)insubsection(2),bysubstitutingthewords"As
fromthedateofcommencement"
forthewords"UponpublicationintheGazette",occurringatthecommencementofthatsubsection;(c)byrepealingsubsection(3)andreplacingitbythefollowing:-"(3)Subjecttosection71ofthisAct,ineverycasewheretheMinistermakesanOrderundersubsection(1)above,thereshallbepaidtotheownerofthepropertythathasbeenacquiredbyvirtueofthesaidOrder,reasonablecompensationinaccordancewiththeprovisionsofthisActwithinsuchtimeastheSupremeCourtconsidersreasonableinallthecircumstances";(d)byrepealingsubsection(4)andreplacingitbythefollowing:-
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"(4)Anypersonclaiminganinterestinorrightovertheacquiredpropertyshallhavearightofaccesstothecourtsforthepurposeof-(i)establishinghisinterestorright(ifany);(ii)determiningwhetherthattakingofpossessionoracquisitionwasdulycarriedoutforapublicpurpose
In
accordancewiththisAct;(iii)determiningtheamountofthecompensationtowhichhemaybeentitled;and(iv)enforcinghisrighttoanysuchcompensation.";(e)byrenumberingsubsection(11)assubsection(13)andbyinsertingthefollowingnewsubsectionsimmediatelyaftersubsection(10):-"(11)TheMinistermaymakeanOrderunderthissectionwithretrospectiveeffect.(12)ItshallnotbenecessaryfortheMinistertogivetheinterestedperson(s)whosepropertyis
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