ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1 Short title
3 Agreement given forces of law in Jamaica
4 Minister may amend Schedule
THE PENSIONS (EXPATRIATE OFFICERS) ACT
[Date of Commencement: 21st July, 1976]
Act 21 of 1976.
This Act may be cited as the Pensions (Expatriate Officers) Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-
"the Agreement" means the Agreement for the take-over by the British Government of the responsibility for the payment of pensions to expatriate public officers, and the text of the Articles of which is set out in the Schedule;
"the Minister" means the Minister responsible for finance.
(1) Subject to subsection (2), the provisions of the Agreement shall have the force of law in Jamaica.
(2) The provisions of this Act shall not apply as respects any person who, apart from this subsection, would be entitled to the payment of pension thereunder if he, by memorandum in writing to the Governor-General within twelve months from the date on which this Act comes into operation or such longer period as the Governor-General may in any ease allow, elects to have his pension rights regulated by the provisions which would have been applicable to him if this Act had not been enacted.
(1) Where any amendment of the Agreement is accepted by the Government, the Minister may by order amend the Schedule for the purpose of including therein the amendment so accepted.
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