Strange Laws of Belize Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:00

Belize and Belizeans are governed by a set of rules called laws. The original set of rules from which these were derived was known as Burnaby’s Codes. There are sections in these laws that due to the fact that they are seldom used we don’t even know they exist and as strange as some of them may sound, these are our Laws…

CHAPTER 27 of the Laws of Belize is known as the NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE ACT and it states:

1. This Act may be cited as the Notification of Absence Act.

2. In this Act, “officer” means any person appointed by the Governor General, Prime Minister or a Minister to be- (a) a member of any committee or board; (b) a commissioner of any kind; or (c) a visiting justice of any prison.

3. Every officer intending to go beyond the limits of Belize shall give written notice of such intention to the Governor-General, the Prime Minister or Minister, as the case may be.