Agricultural Society

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Agricultural Society
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ACT

CHAPTER 63:01

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1 of 1919

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Note on Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

Note on Staff Provisions
(page 5)

Under section 3(2) of the Statutory Authorities Act (Chapter 24:01), the Agricultural Society
of Trinidad and Tobago has been declared a statutory authority subject to the provisions of that
Act (See Ch. 24:01—Subsidiary Legislation [Statutory Authorities’ (Declaration) Order]).
So long as this Declaration remains in force, the provisions of this Act relating to staff must be
read and construed accordingly.

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CHAPTER 63:01

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Continuance of Society already established.
4. Office and seal.
5. Objects of the Society.
6. Annual general meeting.
7. Committee of management.
8. Constitution and election of committee.

Retirement.
Vacancies.

9. President and Vice-President.
10. Committee may make rules and appoint committees.
11. Secretary.
12. Funds.
13. Audit of accounts.
14. Free postage.

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CHAPTER 63:01

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ACT

An Act relating to the Agricultural Society.

[2ND JUNE 1919]

1. This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Society Act.

2. In this Act—
“agriculture” includes horticulture, aboriculture, and forestry;
“committee” means the committee of management of the Society;
“Society” means the Agricultural Society continued under this Act.

3. The Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago
established under the Agricultural Society Ordinance 1906,
(repealed by this Act) shall have continuance as, and shall bear the
name of, the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago, and by
such name be a body corporate.

4. The Society shall have an office in Port-of-Spain and an
official seal.

5. The objects of the Society shall be the dissemination of
agricultural knowledge, and the consideration, encouragement, and
advancement of all branches of agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago,
and of all matters and things incidental or appertaining thereto, in
such manner as the committee shall think advisable.

6. There shall be an annual general meeting of the Society
held in January of each year.

7. There shall be a committee, to be called the committee of
management, of the Society, which shall be charged with the general
administration of the affairs and funds of the Society, and shall be
the governing and executive body of the Society.

1950 Ed.
Ch. 23. No. 2.
1 of 1919.
Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Continuance of
Society already
established.
[28 of 1906].

Office and seal.

Objects of the
Society.

Annual general
meeting.

Committee of
management.

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8. (1) The Committee shall consist of a President and a Vice-
President and of eight representatives of the sugar industry, eight
representatives of the cocoa industry, and eight representatives of
other industries, elected at the annual general meeting in each year.

(2) The President and the Vice-President shall be elected
annually from among members of the Society not being public
officers; and two members representing the sugar industry, two
members representing the cocoa industry, and two members
representing other industries shall retire in order of seniority of
election in January of each year, but shall be eligible for re-election.

(3) In the event of any vacancy occurring in the
committee, the same shall be filled from among the members of
the Society at a general meeting.

9. (1) The Society shall have power to appoint deputies to
act for the President, the Vice-President, or for any member of
the committee.

(2) The Society shall have power to elect an Honorary
President and Honorary Vice-Presidents of the Society. Such
Honorary President and Honorary Vice-Presidents need not be
members of the Society.

10. (1) The committee shall have power to make such rules
as may be considered necessary for the management of the Society,
including the conditions of membership of the Society.

(2) The committee shall have power to appoint standing
and special committees, who shall be subject to such rules.

*11. The secretary shall be appointed by the committee and
shall receive such salary as may from time to time be fixed by
the committee.

12. The funds of the Society shall consist of the subscription
fees of members, of moneys received as donations or from other
sources, and of such annual grant as may be provided by Parliament.

*See Note on page 2.

Constitution and
election of
committee.

Retirement.

Vacancies.

President and
Vice-President.

Committee may
make rules and
appoint
committees.

Secretary.

Funds.

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13. The accounts of the Society shall be submitted to and
audited by the Auditor General.

14. The Society shall be allowed the privilege of free
postage within Trinidad and Tobago for its correspondence,
notices, and publications.

Audit of
accounts.

Free postage.

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