ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
The Institute and the National Library of Jamaica
3 Establishment of Institute of Jamaica
4 Functions of Institute
5 [Repealed by Act 33 of 2010 s 19(c).]
6 Minister to give directions on policy
Estimates, Audit and Report
8 Accounts and audit
9 Liability for improper expenditure
10 Exemption from stamp duty
11 Annual report
Appointment of Officers
12 Executive Director of Institute
13 Appointment of Secretary and other officers
14 Governor-General to approve appointment of public officer
Boards of Management
15 Boards of Management
16 Principal administrators of Boards of Management
17 Fellows of the Institute of Jamaica
19 Inspection of property
THE INSTITUTE OF JAMAICA ACT
[Date of Commencement: 28th March, 1978]
4 of 1978,
8 of 1985,
8 of 1995,
33 of 2010.
This Act may be cited as the Institute of Jamaica Act.
In this Act-
[8/1985 s 30(a).]
(a) "Board of Management" means a Board of Management appointed under section 15;
"Chairman" means the person appointed Chairman of the Council pursuant to the First Schedule;
"chairman of a Board of Management" means the person appointed chairman of a Board of Management pursuant to section 15; and the word chairman when used that context shall be construed as a reference to the chairman of a Board of Management;
"Council" means the Council of the Institute constituted in accordance with this Act;
"Executive Director" means the Executive Director of the Institute appointed pursuant to this Act;
"functions" includes powers and duties;
"Institute" means the Institute of Jamaica established under this Act;
"member" includes honorary member;
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Council;
"Vice-Chairman" means a person appointed Vice-Chairman of the Council pursuant to the First Schedule;
(b) references to a principal administrator of a Board of Management shall be construed as references to the person appointed to carry out the duties of principal administrator in relation to such functions as are under the control of that Board of Management.
The Institute of Jamaica
[33/2010 s 19(a).]
(1) There is hereby established a body to be called the Institute of Jamaica which shall be a body corporate and to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.
(2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect with respect to the constitution and operation of the Institute and otherwise in relation thereto.
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions of the Institute shall be-
[8/1985 s 30(b).]
(a) the research into, study, encouragement and development of culture, science and history;
(b) the establishment of museums; and
(c) the discharge of such other functions as may be conferred upon it by this Act or any other enactment.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Institute in the exercise of its functions-
(a) [Deleted by Act 33 of 2010 s 19(b).]
(b) to provide, or assist in making provision-
(i) for the reading of papers, the delivery of lectures and the conduct of courses of instruction, the carrying out of research, the holding of examinations and the conferring of awards (whether documentary or otherwise); and
(ii) for the establishment and maintenance of other institutions of learning, museums, galleries, halls or other places,
[8/1995 s 2.]
for the dissemination, encouragement and development of culture, science, history and any other subject connected with the functions of the Institute;
(c) to provide awards, prizes and other recognition for the encouragement of cultural, scientific and historical work in Jamaica;
(d) to provide for the holding from time to time of cultural, scientific and historical exhibitions;
(e) to compile, publish, distribute or disseminate (or assist in so doing) any book, volume or part thereof, or newspaper, sheet of paper or other printed material, chart or plan, or any sound recording, magnetic tape or video tape or other medium for the dissemination of sounds or the transmission of visual images or pictures, which in the opinion of the Institute is of cultural, scientific, historical or national interest;
(f) generally to apply the funds placed at the disposal of the Institute for the purposes of the Institute.
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