Oath of Alliegance:
I ______________________________________________________, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors, according to law. So help me God.
Oath for the due execution of the office of Governor-General.
I ______________________________________ ,do swear that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors, in the office of Governor-General. So help me God.
Oath for the due execution of the office of Prime Minister
or other Minister or Parliamentary Secretary.
I ___________________________________________, being appointed Prime Minister/Minister/Parliamentary Secretary, do swear that I will to the best of my judgment, at all times when so required, freely give my counsel and advice to the Governor-General (or any other person for the time being lawfully performing the functions of that office) for the good management of the public affairs of Jamaica, and I do further swear that I will not on any account, at any time whatsoever, disclose the counsel, advice, opinion or vote of any particular Minister or Parliamentary Secretary and that I will not, except with the authority of the Cabinet and to such extent as may be required for the good management of the affairs of Jamaica, directly or indirectly reveal the business or proceedings of the Cabinet or the nature or contents of any documents communicated to me as a Minister/Parliamentary Secretary or any matter coming to my knowledge in my capacity as such and that in all things I will be a true and faithful Prime Minister/Minister/Parliamentary Secretary.
So help me God.
I ________________________________________________________, do swear that I will well and truly serve Our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors, in the office of ___________________and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of Jamaica without fear or favour, affection or ill will. So help me God.
Number and Boundaries of Constituencies.
1. The number of constituencies shall be such as will most conveniently permit the application of paragraphs 2 to 5 (inclusive) of this Schedule.
- The boundary of a constituency shall not cross the boundary of a Parish as delimited by the Counties and Parishes Act or by any law amending or replacing that law.
- There shall be at least two constituencies in each such parish.
3. Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 4 of this Schedule, the boundaries of each constituency shall be such that the number of the electorate thereof is as nearly equal to the electorate quota as is reasonably practicable.
4. The electorate of a constituency may be greater or less than the electorate quota in order to take account of -
- the varying physical features and transportation facilities within Jamaica; and
- the difference between urban and rural areas in respect of density of population:
Provided that, subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Schedule, the electorate of a constituency shall not -
- exceed the electorate quota by more than fifty per centum; or
- be less than sixty-six and two-thirds per centum of the electorate quota.
5. For the purposes of this Schedule -
- the electorate of a constituency means the number of persons whose names appear on the official lists of electors for the area comprised in that constituency in force on the enumeration date under the law for the time being regulating the conduct of elections;
- the "enumeration date" means, in relation to any report of the Standing Committee, the date on which the notice with respect to that report is punished in accordance with subsection (7) of section 67 of this Constitution; and
- the "electorate quota" means the number obtained by dividing the total of the electorate of all the constituencies by the number of constituencies into which the Standing Committee recommends Jamaica should be divided.
Provisions Relating to Applicability of the Commissions of Enquiry Act to Tribunals Appointed under this Constitution
1. The following provisions of the Act shall not apply, that is to say:-
- section 2-whole section;
- section 3-so much of the section as follows the words "in his place";
- section 5-whole section;
- section 7-the words "after taking such oath or affirmation";
- section 15-whole section.
2. In section 13 there shall be substituted for the words "Such sums, so directed to be paid, shall be paid by the Accountant-General out of the ordinary cash balance in the Treasury", the words "Such sums so directed to be paid, shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund".
3. All powers and duties conferred or imposed on the Governor-General under the Act shall be exercised or performed by him acting in each case in the manner prescribed by this Constitution.