1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of River Rafting Authority


   4   Functions of Authority

   5   Powers of Authority

   6   Funds of Authority

   7   Reports and estimates

   8   Power of Minister to issue general directions to Authority

   9   Regulations




[Date of Commencement: 20th February, 1970]

Act 39 of 1969.

1   Short title,

   This Act may be cited as the River Rafting Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Authority" means the River Rafting Authority established by section 3;

   "fund" means the fund mentioned in section 6;

   "raft" includes a boat or other vessel;

   "raftsman" means the person who steers a river raft or propels it manually;

   "river raft" means a raft used or to be used for carrying passengers for reward on a river not being a prescribed boat or vessel;

   "river rafting" and "rafting" mean the use of any raft as a river raft.

3   Establishment of River Rafting Authority

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the River Rafting Authority.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Authority and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of Authority

   The functions of the Authority are-

   (a)   to regulate and control river rafting in Jamaica;

   (b)   to develop, within the limits of its resources, river rafting in Jamaica, and to promote the efficient operation of river rafting in Jamaica;

   (c)   to offer, by way of trade or business, or to encourage others so to offer, any goods, equipment, entertainment, transportation, food, drink or service to patrons of river rafting, where it considers it is desirable so to do;

   (d)   to encourage, by such measures as it thinks fit, the attainment and maintenance of the highest standards of service by raftsmen and other persons who offer or provide by way of trade or business any goods, equipment, entertainment, transportation, food, drink or service to patrons of river rafting;

   (e)   to perform such other functions in relation to river rafting in Jamaica as the Minister may from time to time determine;

   (f)   to make all such enquiries and to collect all such information as it may think necessary or desirable for the purpose of carrying out its functions, and to examine, in consultation with such organisations and persons as it considers appropriate, problems affecting the) operation of river rafting in Jamaica;

   (g)   generally to take all such other lawful measures as it may consider likely to assist it in carrying out most effectively the purposes of this Act.

5   Powers of Authority

   The Authority shall have power to do all such things as are in its opinion necessary for, or conducive to, the proper discharge of its functions.

6   Funds of Authority

   (1) The Authority shall maintain a fund-

   (a)   into which shall be paid-

         (i)   all such moneys as may from time to time be appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of this Act;

         (ii)   all moneys accruing to the Authority from any other source; and

   (b)   out of which shall be paid-

         (i)   any fees, salaries, remuneration, allowances and expenses payable under this Act to members of the Authority or of any committee appointed by the Authority or to any officer, servant or agent of the Authority; and

         (ii)   any expenses incurred by the Authority in the performance of its functions under this Act.

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