PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF JAMAICA ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment and constitution of Corporation

   4   Functions of Corporation

   5   Funds and resources of the Corporation

   6   Accounts and audits

   7   Annual report and estimates

   8   Exemption from customs duty, general consumption tax, income tax, stamp duties and transfer tax

   9   Affirmation of Agreement

   10   Vesting of assets in Radio Jamaica Limited

   11   Repeal and savings

 

THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF JAMAICA ACT

[Date of Commencement: 23rd July, 1997 (except sections 3 to 8 and section 11: 20th August, 1999)]

Act 19 of 1997.

1   Short title

   (1) This Act may be cited as the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica Act.

   (2) Subject to subsection (3), this Act shall come into operation forthwith.

   (3) Sections 3 to 8 and section 11 shall come into operation on a day to be appointed by the Minister by notice published in the Gazette.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "the Corporation" means the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica established in accordance with section 3;

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation" means the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation established under the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation Act;

   "principal Act" means the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act;

   "public broadcasting" means the broadcasting of material intended to be primarily of social, educational, entertainment or informative value to the public.

   (2) Except as provided in subsection (1), any expression appearing in this Act which is defined in the principal Act shall have the same meaning as in the principal Act, unless the context otherwise requires.

3   Establishment and constitution of Corporation

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