COFFEE INDUSTRY REGULATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and incorporation of the Board

   4   General duties of Board

   5   Powers of Board in relation to property

   6   Special powers of Board

   7   Regulation making section

   8   Minister may issue general directions in matters of policy

   9   Appeals

   10   Cess

   11   Fees

   12   Accounts and audit

   13   Annual report and estimates

   14   Membership of Board

   15   Vacation of office

   16   Authentication of acts of Board

   17   Grant of leave of absence to members

   18   Resignation of Chairman and other members of Board

   19   Liability of members of the Board

   20   Meetings and procedure thereat

   21   Appointment of officers and servants

 

THE COFFEE INDUSTRY REGULATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 9th December, 1948]

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Cap 64.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Law 62 of 1958.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Acts
6 of 1962,
34 of 1967,
14 of 1985,
14 of 1998.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Coffee Industry Regulation Act.

2   Interpretation

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   In this Act-

   "approved association" means any association or body declared by the Minister to be the approved association pursuant to subsection (6) of section 14;

[6/1962 s 2(a).]

   "coffee product" means any article the principal constituent of which is coffee;

   "coffee works" means any plant, machinery, appliances, mills or apparatus, whether similar to the foregoing or not, and any premises, used for the curing, drying, pulping, washing, cleaning, processing or preparation for sale of any coffee berries or for the manufacture of any coffee product;

   "nominated member" means a person appointed a member of the Board by the Minister from a panel of coffee growers;

[6/1962 s 2(b).]

   "nursery" means any nursery for the cultivation of coffee plants or coffee seedlings;

   "panel of coffee growers" means a panel of five persons actively engaged in the growing of coffee nominated from time to time and as the occasion requires by the approved association and from which nominated members may be appointed.

[6/1962 s 2(c).]

3   Establishment and incorporation of the Board

   There is hereby established a body corporate which shall be known as the Coffee Industry Board which shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and which may sue and be sued in its own name.

4   General duties of Board

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   The Board shall-

   (a)   do all such acts as may lawfully be done, or but for the provisions of this Act might lawfully have been done, by any individual which the Board having due regard to the financial resources at its disposal may consider most expedient for the encouragement and development of the coffee industry in Jamaica and for the promotion of the welfare of persons engaged in that industry;

   (b)   upon being required so to do by the Minister, make recommendations to the Minister as to any matter directly or indirectly selecting, relating to or connected with the coffee industry or persons engaged in that industry;

   (c)   perform such other duties in relation to or connected with the coffee industry or persons engaged in that industry as the Minister may require to be performed by the Board.

5   Powers of Board in relation to property

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   The Board may in its absolute discretion-

   (a)   acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, devise or in any other manner, whether similar to the fore-going or not, any estate or interest or rights or encumbrances in, over or upon any real property and lease or rent any land and hold any estate, interest, rights or encumbrances in, over or upon any real property so acquired or any land so leased or rented; and

   (b)   mortgage, charge, sell, exchange, surrender, give away or dispose of in any manner, whether similar to the foregoing or not, any estate, interest, right or encumbrance in, over or upon any real property held by the Board and create any estate or interest, right or encumbrance in, over or upon any real property so held by the Board and grant leases of or rent any land so held; and

   (c)   acquire by purchase, barter, gift, bequest or in any other manner, whether similar to the fore-going or not, any personal property and rent or accept the bailment (whether for reward or otherwise) of any personal property and hold any personal property so acquired, rented or bailed; and

   (d)   sell, barter, exchange, charge, pledge, give away or dispose of in any manner, whether similar to the foregoing or not, and lend, rent or bail (whether for reward or otherwise) any personal property so held by the Board,

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