Month: April 2016

Implementation – Reasonable Regulations

Implementation

1.  All laws and regulations of Barbados will be posted on-line and linked to by every Government department web-site.

2.  If any Barbadian citizen or resident thinks that a regulation is unfair, then they may request its review by the advisory committee who shall make a recommendation to the Minister.

3.  If the Minister rejects their recommendation, then the advisory committee may appeal to Cabinet.

4.  Cabinet decisions shall be final.

Implementation – Advisory Committee

Implementation

Each Minister will have an advisory committee that meets no later than quarterly, with the following members.

  1. one representative of each of the relevant professional associations, appointed by the professional association;
  2. the permanent secretary and deputy permanent secretary;
  3. any critical stakeholder of the issue under discussion;
  4. the Minister.

Implementation – Insurance claims

Implementation

A 5th Schedule shall be added to the Insurance Act (CAP 310) specifying the following procedure for individual home, motor, health and life insurance claims.

a)  Except in national emergencies where a significant number of similar claims are made, all claimants are to receive all benefits which are not in dispute within one month of the application being made.

b)  Within 3 months of the application for benefits, the claimant should receive the remaining benefits, except if the Court has granted the insurance company specified additional time to further investigate and determine a claim (for example, in cases of suspected fraud, or exceptionally complex claims).

Implementation – Regulation

Introduction

The government already specifies posts that require qualifications to the level of Fellow of internationally recognised professional bodies (eg post of Actuary in CAP 308A).

Implementation

1.  The qualifications of all regulatory posts will be included in the Civil Establishment Act (CAP 21) and published on-line.

2.  The basic capabilities of professional posts will objectively verified by having them qualify, by examination, for chartered or equivalent membership in the relevant international professional body at the level of Fellow.