The Serial Experience

AuthorDerence A. Rolle Davis
Derence Rolle Davis
The serial experience refers to the things done in consecutive manners and
means. Serial depicts more than one of anything, and may be a similar character.
To use it as a noun, serial refers to a story in regular instalments. As we examine
the year 2003, we will discover that the actions taken by most events are in
The serial experience in The Bahamas is depicted in the manner in which
the Government continuously capitulated under the constant demand for more
and more restrictive legislation, with the threat of blacklisting, like the proverbial
sword of Damocles, forever being dangled over our heads.
The Legal Effect
Several laws were enacted during this year to bolster the continued fight
against the ‘serial threat’ legislation which was previously passed to ward off the
possible blacklisting. Each of these legislations was designed to allow the
government greater control on money usage and to assist in the monitoring of
the number two industry in The Bahamas, namely, banking. These were
Computer Misuse Act, 2003
Data Protection (Privacy of Personal Information) Act, 2003
Electronic Communications Transactions Act, 2003
Investment Funds Regulations Act, 2003
Financial Transaction Reporting Amendment Act, 2003
The Computer Misuse Act, 2003 was intended to address the manner in
which computers are used to collect and or distribute information it collects or
stores. Inferred in this Act is the protection of data, and is therefore tied to the
Data Protection Act, 2003. The Data Protection Act, 2003 was implemented to
protect the privacy of individuals in relation to personal data and to regulate the
collection, processing, keeping, use and disclosure of certain information relating
to individuals and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected
therewith. This Act allowed for the protection of the individual person’s right to
privacy from publication. The use of the internet and malicious publication in
print form and media use made it necessary to avoid the undue harm and
embarrassment that was being unleashed on others.
12 Other legislation passed during this year were the Hospitals/Health Care Facilities Fees
Award Regulations, 2003, Family Island Development Encouragement Act, 2003.

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