JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY INCORPORATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Society to be a Corporation

   4   Powers

   5   Vesting of property

   6   Objects of the Society

   7   Patron, President and Vice-Presidents of Society

   8   Estimates to be submitted

   9   Board of Management

   10   Execution of documents

   11   Provisions relating to the Board

   12   Annual Report of Society

   13   Rules

   14   Society to make certain by-laws

 

THE JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY INCORPORATION ACT

[Date of Commencement: 19th June, 1941]

Cap 169.

Acts
6 of 1968,
6 of 1978,
14 of 1996.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Jamaica Agricultural Society Incorporation Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

[6/1978 s 2.]

   "agricultural commodity organisation" means any organisation of farmers established or maintained primarily to further the interests of its members with regard to a particular agricultural commodity;

   "annual general meeting" or "general meeting" means the annual general meeting or general meeting, as the case may be, of delegates of Branch Societies, Associations of Branch Societies and Approved Member Organisations held in accordance with by-laws made under section 14;

   "Approved Member Organisation" means any agricultural commodity organisation which is recognised as an Approved Member Organisation in accordance with rules made under section 13,

   "Branch Society", "Association of Branch Societies" and "Affiliated Society" mean, respectively, a Branch Society, an Association of Branch Societies and an Affiliated Society established in accordance with rules made under section 13.

3   Society to be a Corporation

   (1) As from the date of the coming into operation of this Act, the existing organisation known as the Jamaica Agricultural Society shall be a body corporate under the name of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (hereafter referred to as "the Society".

   (2) The Society may sue and be sued in such name, and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and may from time to time make, change, alter and renew the said seal as to the Society may seem fit.

4   Powers

   The Society may acquire, purchase, lease, take, hold and enjoy, either absolutely or subject to any trusts, movable and immovable property of every description, and, subject as hereinafter provided, may sell, convey, assign, surrender and yield up, mortgage, demise, re-assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property vested in it upon such terms as to the Society may seem fit.

5   Vesting of property

   All real and personal property which, on the date of the coming into operation of this Act is vested in (or purports to be vested in), the unincorporated organisation known as the Jamaica Agricultural Society, shall, as from such date, be vested in the Society for the like estate and interest and to the like extent as such property was held by or vested in (or purported to be vested in) such unincorporated organisation, and subject to all trusts, mortgages, charges or encumbrances affecting such property, or any part thereof.

6   Objects of the Society

   It is hereby declared that the objects of the Society are-

         (i)   to promote and encourage agriculture, horticulture, arboricultural, apiculture and stock-raising in all their branches;

         (ii)   to establish and maintain an office of the Society in Kingston and, if necessary, sub-offices in various parts of Jamaica, for the dissemination of information upon the matters specified in paragraph (i) to the members of the Society;

         (iii)   to provide for the reading of papers and the delivery of lectures, and for courses of instruction and the holding of examinations in subjects connected with the matters specified in paragraph (i);

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