1   Short title



   2   Interpretation


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   5   [Repealed by Act 33 of 2010 s 19(c).]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

   7   Estimates

   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

   18   Rules

   19   Inspection of property

   20   Transitional




[Date of Commencement: 28th March, 1978]

4 of 1978,
8 of 1985,
8 of 1995,
33 of 2010.

1    Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Institute of Jamaica Act.


2   Interpretation

   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).]

3   Establishment of Institute of Jamaica

   (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.

4   Functions of Institute

   (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.

5   [Repealed by Act 33 of 2010 s 19(c).]

6   Minister to give directions on policy

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