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  1. 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.

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision for the use and development of land. The Land Development and Utilization Commission, established under section 12, may with the approval of the Minister, from time to time, by order designate as agricultural land any land, which the Commission considers ought to be brought into use for agriculture.

  3. 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.

  4. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes rules relative to contracts of tenancy of “small holdings” i.e. any parcel of land intended for cultivation or pasturage consisting of not less than one acre nor more than ten acres held under a contract of tenancy. The Act also makes provision for the establishment of Valuation Boards.The Act establishes conditions and criteria for tenancy contracts between landlords and tenants of agricultural small holdings. No crop-sharing clauses may be included in the tenancy contract.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides for the constitution of the Land Taxation Relief Board, for the de-rating of land for taxation purposes by the Minister, for the granting of relief from land tax and for appeals to the Minister against decisions of the Board.“Land tax” means property tax, parish rates, water rates, lighting rates or any other tax or rate based on the ownership or occupation of land.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision for the appointment of the Commissioner of Lands and the vesting of Crown property in the Commissioner. The Act also provides for the incorporation of the Accountant-General and the holding and disposal of land by the corporation. The Act defines rights in respect of petroleum or minerals severed, pursuant to other legislation, from the land vested in the Commissioner.

    Amended by: Crown Property (Vesting) (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 23 of 2013). (2013-10-30)

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision for the guaranteeing by the State of farm loans, i.e. a loan made by a bank to a farmer for the purpose of financing any project specified in the First Schedule to this Act and related to the farm of which the borrower is in possession.The Government shall be liable to pay to a bank losses sustained by a bank as a result of the granting of a guaranteed farm loan, i.e. a loan certified by the bank manager as such to comply with requirements as set out in the Second Schedule to this Act.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides for procedures that may be adopted by an approved lending agency where a person applying to an agency for a loan for an agricultural purpose, or for a purpose declared under be an approved purpose by the Minister, is unable to show title under the Registration of Titles Act or a title at common law which satisfies the agency.The Act also provides for the acceptance and execution of mortgages to secure loan and for the establishment of a facilities for Title Compensation Fund and the payment into the Fund of parts of a loan granted by an agency.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    The Act prescribes that rights over land and water which have been actually enjoyed for a period for not less than 20 years without interruption and which can be lawfully claimed under common law, will be, subject to conditions as established by this Act, be deemed to be "absolute and indefeasible".

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