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These Regulations prescribe that, for the purposes of subsection (2) of section 7 of the Agricultural Small Holdings Act, the provisions of subsection (1) of that section shall not apply to any contract of tenancy of not less than five years, allowing the landlord to receive as consideration for such contract not more than of one-third of any crop of bananas grown upon the land to which such contract relates. Section 7 of the Act places restrictions on crop-sharing in relation to tenancies.

Implements: Agricultural Small Holdings Act. (1997)

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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.

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