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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    August, 1897
    Jamaica

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

  2. Library Resource

    An Act to amend the Crown Property (Vesting) Act.

    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act amends the Crown Property (Vesting) Act so as to establish a National Divestment Committee to advise Minister responsible for Land and Environment. It also empowers the Minister making a divestment Order to exempt certain categories of divestment being routed through the newly established Committee.

    Amends: Crown Property (Vesting) Act. (1973)

  3. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Order amends the Lands Clauses Act in section 98 so as to amend the monetary jurisdictional level of Resident Magistrates Courts. Section 98 allows the jurisdiction given by this Act to the Supreme Court and to a Judge thereof in respect of money paid into the Treasury under this Act, to be exercised by any Resident Magistrate’s Court if such money does not exceed a specified amount.

    Amends: Lands Clauses Act. (1997)

  4. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Order amends the Partition Act in section 14(1) so as to amend the monetary jurisdictional level of Resident Magistrates Courts. Section 14 defines jurisdiction that may be exercised by any Resident Magistrate’s Court. Such jurisdiction is limited by a maximum amount of the value of the property in question.

    Amends: Partition Act. (2001)

  5. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Order amends the Settled Land Act in section 54(8) so as to amend the monetary jurisdictional level of Resident Magistrates Courts. Section 54 defines jurisdiction that may be exercised by any Resident Magistrate’s Court. Such jurisdiction is limited by a maximum amount of the value of land, capital money or personal chattels to be dealt with in the Court.

    Amends: Settled Land Act. (1997)

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act establishes the Real Estate Board and provides rules for the registration and operation of real estate dealers, real estate salesmen and real estate developers. It also provides for certain matters regarding development schemes and for inspection by real estate inspectors. Engaging in real estate business for purposes of this Act includes lease of land and the management of land. The functions of the Board shall be to regulate and control the practice of real estate business, the disposition of land in development schemes and the operation of such schemes.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision for the constitution of Parish Councils in Jamaica, defines their functions and powers, and provides with respect to their election, organization and administration and other relevant matters. Parish Councils shall be corporations and shall be successors to Municipal Boards, the Boards of Parochial Roads Commissioners and Parochial Boards constituted under the Parochial Boards Law, 1885.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act stipulates that a Parish Council of a parish shall charge for the supply of all water from the water works in such parish in accordance with rules to be made by such Council, provided that the Minister may at any time, and from time to time, by Order, provide for the free distribution of water to specified persons or class of persons. The Act also provides for the definition of public land belonging to waterworks and for the punishment of trespass of such land.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides defines certain rights of bodies corporate in respect of property. A body corporate shall be capable of acquiring and holding any real or personal property in joint tenancy in the same manner as if it were an individual but the acquisition and holding of property by a body corporate in joint tenancy shall be subject to the like conditions and restrictions as attach to the acquisition and holding of property by a body corporate in severalty.

  10. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act stipulates that, notwithstanding any provision in any enactment or any rule of law, a person may, in the public interest and without the consent of the Attorney-General, make an application to the Supreme Court for the protection and enforcement of public rights. Such application shall not be made unless leave of the Supreme Court has been obtained in accordance with rules of court; and the Court shall not grant leave to make such an application unless it considers that the applicant has a sufficient interest in the matter to which the application relates.

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