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  1. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Indonesia, Jamaica

    No-take fishing zones in the Caribbean’s near-shore and reef areas may be an important strategy for sustaining marine ecosystems and conserving fish populations, according to preliminary research. Meanwhile, the increasing use of no-take reserves calls for recognition of the vital role that local communities play in natural resources management and their rights to benefit from that management. Shared management of ecosystems and resources requires equitable and appropriate distribution of both responsibilities and benefits among all stakeholders.

  2. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 1979
    Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada, United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga

    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

  3. Library Resource

    An Act to amend the Registration (Strata Titles) Act.

    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act amends the Registration (Strata Titles) Act. It, among other things, replacing in section 4 the words "corporation" with "commission". Section 4 concerns the corporation to be constituted by strata lot owners.

  4. 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)

  5. Library Resource

    An Act to amend the Mortgage Insurance Act.

    Legislation
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes minor amendments to sections 4, 5 and 14 of the Mortgage Insurance Act in respect of: percentage of the appraised value of the property to be mortgaged; the percentage of insurance fees; and income of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank.

    Amends: Mortgage Insurance Act. (2011)

  6. Library Resource
    Regulations
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    These Regulations amend the Beach Control (Licensing) Regulations, 1956 by: replacing the marginal note to regulation concerning manner and form of application and issue of licence; providing for the payment of fees specified in Column 2 of the Second Schedule; providing for the duration and renewal of a licence.

    Amends: Beach Control (Licensing) Regulations, 1956. (2001)

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

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