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Review of Child Labour Laws of Barbados

Light work

  • (i)

    Light work is limited to four activities. (Bahamas)

  • (ii)

    Light work is permissible for a period of five years only. (Bahamas)

Working Hours

(i)

No child attending school, whether of compulsory school age or not, shall work during school hours. (Barbados, Bahamas)

  • (ii)

    No young person shall work from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (Barbados)

  • (iii)

    A young person may work outside school hours under the following conditions –

    • (a)

      in a school day, for not more than three hours;

    • (b)

      in a school week, for not more than twenty-four hours;

  • (c)

    in a non-school day, for not more than eight hours;

  • (d)

    in a non-school week, for not more than forty hours. ( Bahamas)

Artistic Performances

(i)

No child may be engaged in artistic performances unless the competent authority, after appropriate consultations with the representative organizations of workers and employers, gives a permit under terms and conditions that takes into consideration the welfare of the child. (Bahamas)

Hazardous Work

  • (i)

    No young person under the age of 18 years shall be engaged in any type of employment or work, by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to jeopardize their health, safety or moral development. (All countries)

  • (ii)

    The Minister of Labour shall, after appropriate consultations with the representative organizations of workers and employers, determine the list of hazardous work and activities. (All countries)

  • (iii)

    No person under the age of 18 years shall be employed in connection with the sale or supply of intoxicating liquor on any premises in respect of which a retail member’s club or proprietary club licence is granted. (Barbados)

  • (iv)

    No person under the age of 18 years shall be wholly or mainly employed in serving intoxicating liquor on any premises in respect of which a restaurant or hotel licence is granted. (Bahamas)

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