1   Short title

   2   Interpretation


Establishment and Functions of Institute

   3   Establishment of Institute

   4   Functions of the Institute

   5   Ministerial directions



   6   Appointment of officers and employees

   7   Pension scheme, retiring benefits, etc


Financial Provisions, Accounts, And Report

   8   Funds of Institute

   9   Expenses of Institute

   10   Borrowing powers

   11   Minister of Finance may guarantee loans

   12   Power to invest moneys

   13   Accounts and audit

   14   Annual Report

   15   Exemption from taxes and duties

   16   Customs duty, etc to be paid in certain circumstances



   17   Regulations

   18   Vesting of property




[Date of Commencement: 4th January, 1993]

10 of 1992,
2 of 2001.

Preliminary(sections 1-2)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Caribbean Maritime Institute Act.

[2/2001 s 2(a).]

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "functions" includes powers and duties;

   "Institute" means the Caribbean Maritime Institute established under section 3;

[2/2001 s 2(a).]

   "Port Authority"means the Port Authority established under the Port Authority Act.

Establishment and Functions of Institute(sections 3-5)

3   Establishment of Institute

   (1) For the purposes of this Act there is hereby established a body to be known as the Caribbean Maritime Institute, which shall be a body corporate to which the provisions of section 28 of the Interpretation Act shall apply.

[2/2001 s 2(a).]

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect with respect to the constitution of the Institute and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of the Institute

   (1) Functions of the Institute shall be-

   (a)   to provide training for persons employed as officers and ratings in the shipping industry;

   (b)   to provide training for persons employed in shorebased shipping industries and in industries allied thereto and in any other industry the training for which is similar to that of the foregoing industries;

   (c)   to hold examinations for persons pursuing courses of training at the Institute;

   (d)   to make awards to persons who have successfully completed their course of training;

   (e)   to provide a resource centre for the maritime industry with a view to the development and maintenance of a vibrant shipping industry in the Caribbean region.

[2/2001 s 3.]

   (2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the Institute may-

   (a)   construct and maintain buildings and other facilities necessary for carrying into effect the functions specified in subsection (1);

   (b)   conduct seminars for persons in the shipping industry;

   (c)   collect, compile, analyse, and disseminate information relating to the shipping industry;

   (d)   provide technical, advisory and consultancy services in connection with the shipping industry, including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, research, training and development programmes;

   (e)   charge fees in connection with the provision of training courses and for the services specified in paragraph (d).

   (3) For the purposes of discharging its functions under the Act, the Institute may, subject to the provisions of this Act, do anything and enter into any transaction which, in the opinion of the Institute, is necessary to ensure the performance of its functions.

5   Ministerial directions

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