Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute

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Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute
CARIBBEAN FISHERIES TRAINING AND
DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ACT

CHAPTER 39:53

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Act
59 of 1975

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Note on Subsidiary Legislation

This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

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CHAPTER 39:53

CARIBBEAN FISHERIES TRAINING AND
DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment and incorporation of Institute.
4. Purpose of the Institute.
5. Funds of the Institute.
6. Management of the Institute.
7. Powers, etc., of the Board.
8. Board may make rules.
9. Board to be assisted by Technical Committee.

10. Committee may co-opt.
11. Committee Chairman, Project Manager, etc., to attend Board Meetings.
12. Seal of the Institute.
13. Service of documents.
14. Privileges and immunities set out in project agreement to apply to

UNDP, etc.
15. Privileges and immunities to apply to contractors of Executing Agency.

SCHEDULE.

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CHAPTER 39:53

CARIBBEAN FISHERIES TRAINING AND
DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ACT

An Act to provide for the establishment, administration
and operation of the Caribbean Fisheries Training
and Development Institute and for matters
connected therewith.

[18TH DECEMBER 1975]

1. This Act may be cited as the Caribbean Fisheries Training
and Development Institute Act.

2. In this Act—
“counterpart staff” means staff of the Caribbean Fisheries Training

and Development Institute not being staff assigned by the
Executing Agency;

“Executing Agency” means the Food and Agriculture Organisation
of the United Nations;

“participating States” means Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad
and Tobago;

“project agreement” means the agreement entered into on 21st
June 1974 by Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and
on 24th June 1974 by the United Nations Development
Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the
United Nations to establish and operate the Caribbean
Fisheries Training and Development Institute.

3. There is hereby established a body corporate to be known
as the Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute
hereinafter referred to as “the Institute”.

4. The purpose of the Institute is—
(a) to provide training in all sectors of the

fishing industry;

59 of 1975.

Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Establishment
and
incorporation of
Institute.

Purpose of
the Institute.

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(b) to assist participating States in implementing
plans for fisheries development;

(c) to provide training for counterpart staff;
(d) to advise governments in the Caribbean region

on the certification of captains of fishing vessels
and on other ancillary matters; and

(e) generally to provide such assistance as would
ensure a viable fisheries industry in the
Caribbean region.

5. The funds of the Institute shall consist of—
(a) contributions made by participating States in

accordance with the project agreement that is to
say one-half of the contribution to be made by
Trinidad and Tobago and one-quarter of the
contribution to be paid each by Barbados
and Guyana;

(b) such other moneys as may be voted by Parliament
for the purposes of this Act;

(c) such other moneys as may be lawfully paid to
the Institute.

6. (1) The Institute shall be managed by a Board of Directors
(hereinafter referred to as “the Board”), consisting of the Permanent
Secretary or his alternate, of the Ministry responsible for fisheries
in each of the participating States.

(2) Chairmanship of the Board shall be by rotation each
year among the participating countries.

7. The powers, duties and functions of the Board shall be—
(a) to administer the funds of the Institute;
(b) to ratify the appointment of staff, not being

counterpart staff, assigned to the Institute by the
Executing Agency;

(c) to appoint counterpart staff;

Funds of
the Institute.

Management of
the Institute.

Powers, etc., of
the Board.

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(d) to submit an annual report of the administration
and operation of the Institute to the
participating States;

(e) to do all such other things as may be necessary
for or incidental to the proper exercise of
its powers.

8. The Board may make rules for the proper discharge of the
duties and functions of the Institute under this Act and generally
for the good government of the Institute and in addition the Board
may by such rules regulate its own proceedings and procedure.

9. (1) The Board shall be assisted by a Technical Committee,
(hereinafter referred to as “the Committee”), consisting of the
technical officer (fisheries) in each of the participating States, as
well as an officer competent to deal with matters of finance
and planning.

(2) The members of the Committee shall at their first
meeting elect one of their number as Chairman.

10. The Committee may co-opt persons with specialised
knowledge as may be considered necessary.

11. The Chairman of the Committee, the Project Manager and
Project Co-Manager shall, when invited to do so by the Board,
attend Board meetings.

12. (1) The Institute shall have a Seal which shall be kept in
the custody of the Project Manager or the Chairman of the Board,
as the Board may determine, and the Seal shall be affixed to
instruments in accordance with rules of the Institute or a resolution
of the Board and in the presence of the Chairman of the Board, the
Project Manager and such other officer as the Board may determine.

(2) The Seal of the Institute shall be attested by the
Chairman of the Board or the Project Manager and such other
officer as the Board may determine.

Board may
make rules.

Board to be
assisted by
Technical
Committee.

Committee may
co-opt.

Committee
Chairman,
Project
Manager, etc., to
attend Board
meetings.

Seal of the
Institute.

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13. (1) The Institute shall at all times have a permanent
address in Trinidad and Tobago and such address and every change
thereof shall be registered with the Registrar General.

(2) All documents to be served on the Institute may be
served by leaving the same at or by sending the same by registered
post to the registered address.

14. The privileges and immunities set out in the project
agreement shall apply to personnel of the United Nations
Development Programme, the Executing Agency and any other
agency of the United Nations associated with the Institute.

15. The privileges and immunities set out in the Schedule shall
apply to contractors of the Executing Agency and their personnel
not being counterpart staff or citizens or residents of Trinidad and
Tobago, as the President may by Order declare.

Service of
documents.

Privileges and
immunities set
out in project
agreement to
apply to
UNDP, etc.

Privileges and
immunities to
apply to
contractors of
Executing
Agency.
Schedule.

Section 15.SCHEDULE

1. Immunity from legal process in respect of all acts performed by them
in their official capacity in the execution of the project.

2. Immunity from national service obligations.

3. Immunity from immigration restriction.

4. The privilege of bringing into the country reasonable amounts of foreign
currency for the purposes of the project and for the personal use of such personnel,
and of withdrawing any such amounts brought into the country, or in accordance
with the relevant foreign exchange regulations, such amounts as may be earned
therein by such personnel in the execution of the project.

5. The same repatriation facilities in the event of international crises as
are accorded diplomatic envoys.

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6. All personnel of the Executing Agency’s contractors shall enjoy
inviolability for all papers and documents relating to the Institute.

7. The Government shall either exempt from, or bear the cost of, any
taxes, duties, fees or levies which it may impose on any foreign firm or
organisation which may be retained by the Executing Agency and on the foreign
personnel of any such firm or organisation in respect of—

(a) the salaries or wages earned by such personnel in the execution
of the project;

(b) any equipment, materials and supplies brought into the country
for the purposes of the project or which, after having been
brought into the country, may be subsequently withdrawn
therefrom; and

(c) as in the case of concessions currently granted to the United
Nations experts, any property brought, including one privately
owned automobile per employee, by the firm or organisation
or its personnel for their personal use or consumption or which,
after having been brought into the country, may subsequently
be withdrawn therefrom upon the departure of such personnel.

8. The privileges and immunities to which such firm or organisation and
its personnel may be entitled, may be waived by the Executing Agency where,
in its opinion or in the opinion of the United Nations Development Programme,
the immunity would impede the course of justice and can be waived without
prejudice to the successful completion of the project or to the interest of the
United Nations Development Programme.

9. The Executing Agency shall provide the Government with the list of
personnel to whom the privileges and immunities enumerated above shall apply.

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