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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides for the management of public gardens, i.e. any land vested in the Commissioner of Lands, and designated by him or any entity acting on his behalf for use as public garden. It also prohibits various activities in such gardens and provides for seizure and impounding of stray animals. prohibited activities include: picking of fruits, plants or flowers; destroying of trees; and injuring of animals.

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act grants power to the Jamaica Mortgage Bank to effect contracts of insurance for loans insurable under this Act. Loans include loans for the purchase of agricultural land and loans secured by a first mortgage on agricultural land or not exceeding twenty-five years in term. The Act also provides for criteria and procedures for the execution of the insurance. The Bank shall establish a Mortgage Insurance Fund for purposes of this Act.

    Implemented by: Mortgage Insurance Regulations. (1986)
    Amended by: Mortgage Insurance (Amendment) Act (No. 19 of 2014). (2014-12-23)

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act grants power to the Minister to declare an area to be a project area, so as to facilitate cadastral mapping and tenure clarification of that area, to exempt certain land from restrictions imposed by the Local Improvements Act, the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act and the Town and Country Planning Act and to grant other exemptions regarding land registration and land tax.

  4. 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.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides the registration of titles and the appointment of the Registrar of Titles and contains various rules relative to title in land and other rights and interests in respect of land, transfer of titles, etc.The Governor-General shall appoint a Registrar of Titles, Deputy Registrars of Titles and a Panel of Referees of Titles. The Act provides for the lodging of caveats with the Registrar of Titles by persons claiming an interest in land forbidding the bringing of land under the working of this Act.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    The Act makes provisions for the issue of land bonds and in relation to this provides for the establishment of a Land Bond Fund. Section 3 provides for payment in land bonds with consent of vendor, whereas section 4 provides for payment in land bonds for scheduled land, being land of a category specified in the Schedule that is compulsorily acquired.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act establishes the Urban Development Corporation, defines its functions and powers and provides for its administration and functioning.The Corporation shall be responsible for the laying out and development of areas designated by the Minister under this Act. The Corporation may acquire land in accordance with the Land Acquisition Act. The Act also concerns the sale or lease of any land vested in the Corporation, the development of water supply and sewerage services and the relationship between the Corporation and Statutory Undertakers.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides rules for the valuation of public and private land and all trees standing on it by the Commissioner of Land Valuations and makes provision with respect to matters related to valuation such as access to land or buildings, appeal against decisions and the division of Jamaica into valuation districts. The Commissioner shall, in each district, make a valuation of the unimproved and improved value of every parcel of land.

  9. 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.

  10. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    The 63 sections of the Act are divided into a title provision and 3 Parts: Public Water Supply (I); Jamaica Parishes Water Supply Loans (II); Miscellaneous Provisions (III). Part I is subdivided into the following headings: Construction of Works; Acquisition etc. of Land; Financial; Rates and Charges; Water Supply Accounts; Management; Legal; Offences etc.It shall be lawful for the Parish Council to apply to the Minister responsible for domestic water supplies to authorize construction of waterworks under this Act.

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