1   Short title

   2   Interpretation


Establishment and Functions of Board

   3   Establishment and constitution of the Board

   4   Incorporation

   5   Functions of the Board

   6   Regulations

   7   Cess

   8   Minister may issue general directions in matters of policy

   9   Appeal to Minister from decision of the Board



   10   Funds and resources of the Board

   11   Borrowing powers

   12   Guarantee by Minister of borrowings by the Board and repayment of sums issued to meet guarantees

   13   Accounts and audit

   14   Annual report and estimates



   15   Procedure and meetings

   16   Power to delegate

   17   Appointment of officers and servants

   18   Protection of the Board

   19   Protection of members of the Board

   20   Remuneration of members

   21   Minutes receivable in evidence



[Date of Commencement: 1st October 1956]

Law 38 of 1956.

Act 42 of 1969.


1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Rice Industry Board Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Board" means the Rice Industry Board established by this Act;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Board and includes the acting chairman;

   "member" means a member of the Board and includes the chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for trade;

   "nominated member" means a member appointed upon the nomination of a body authorised by this Act to nominate a member;

   "nursery" means any nursery for the cultivation of rice plants or rice seedlings;

   "rice" includes rice in the straw or in the husk;

   "rice grower" means a person in possession of land and entitled to grow rice thereon;

   "rice mill" means any plant, machinery, appliance or apparatus, whether similar to the foregoing or not, and any premises, used for the curing, drying, washing, processing or preparation for sale, of rice.

Establishment and Functions of Board

3   Establishment and constitution of the Board

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Rice Industry Board.

   (2) The Board shall consist of five members appointed in manner following, that is to say-

   (a)   three by the Minister of bloom one shall be appointed by the Minister to be the chairman;

   (b)   one by the Minister upon the nomination of the Agricultural Development Corporation established under the Agricultural Development Corporation Act;

   (c)   one by the Minister upon the nomination of the Jamaica Rice Growers' Co-operative Association Limited.

   (3) The appointment of every member of the Board shall be evidenced by an instrument in writing, and such instrument shall state the period of office of the member which shall not exceed three years.

   (4) Every member shall be eligible for reappointment.

   (5) A person shall be disqualified from being appointed or from being a member of the Board so long as he is a member of the House of Representatives.

   (6) If the chairman is absent or unable to act, the Minister may appoint a person, whether or not such person is already a member of the Board, to act temporarily in the place of the chairman.

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