1. Business Trade and Industry By-Law
Gazetted in 1987 under Section 102 Local Government Act 1976.  For use within the confines of the MDPP only. Each license holder must adhere to the following:

  •  Fire extinguishers with capability that meets the standards of the council president
  • Adequate stairs and exits, which are also easily serviceable
  • All stairs, paths, platforms and exits must always be free of obstacles and ready to be  used in an emergency

2. Small Traders By-Law 1987
Gazetted in 1986.  States that no individual can begin a trading business without a license issued by the President of the MDPP as per the provisions of the relevant by-laws. License applications can be made by forwarding a completed form to the Council President. All licenses can be revoked at any time with having to state and reasons. Cleanliness of the highest priority at all times. The MDPP is at liberty to issue a penalty or seize a traders stall if it does not confirm to council specifications. Claims on confiscated items can begin to be made 3 months after the goods are seized

3. Barber and Hairstylists By-Law 
Gazetted under Section 103 Local Government Act 1976, and implemented from January 1st 1988.  Each business premise owner must adhere to the following:

  • Barbers ad stylists must be clean and sanitary when dealing with customers, at all times.
  • Coat or overall is a must when servicing customers (white cloth or in soft pastels).
  • Health check-ups to be done once a year.

4. Compoundable Offences By-Law 1984
Gazetted under Section 3 Local Government Act 1976, and implemented from December 1st 1984. Among the compoundable offences under Section 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 78, 82 (5), 91, 107, 109, 240 (2) (a), 160 ad 161 of the Local Government Act.  The Council President or Secretary, or their officers, have the authority to enforce these laws.

5. Food Handling By-Law 1987
Gazetted under Section 73 Local Government Act 1976, and implemented from 1986.  Among the offences committed by food handlers which will result in punitive action:

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