Chaguaramas Development Authority

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Chaguaramas Development Authority
CHAGUARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT

CHAPTER 35:02

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Act
37 of 1972

Amended by
93/1993
23/1995

Current Authorised Pages
Pages Authorised

(inclusive) by L.R.O.
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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
Page

Vesting Order (GN 69/1975) … … … … … 21
Chaguaramas Development Authority Vesting Order (LN 102/1993) … 21
Chaguaramas Development Authority Divesting (Chaguaramas Heliport)

Order (LN 59/2003) … … … … … 22

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CHAPTER 35:02

CHAGUARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment and constitution of Authority.
4. Remuneration of members.
5. Custody and use of seal.
6. Meetings.
7. Members to declare interest.
8. Power to employ and train.
9. President to appoint technical advisory committee.

10. Establishment of a Pension Scheme.
11. Content of Pension Scheme.
12. Transfer of officers.
13. Transfer on secondment.
14. Functions and powers of the Authority.
15. Policy directions and policy advisory committee.
16. Vesting Orders by the President.
17. Supplementary provisions as to Vesting Orders.
18. Conditions as to dispositions of land.
19. Removal or alteration of works of public utilities.
20. Rights of way or easement vested in Authority may be extinguished.
21. Squatting.
22. Funds and resources of the Authority.
23. Initial expenditure and advances.
24. Execution of documents.
25. Annual report of Authority.
26. Power to borrow or raise capital.
27. Application of revenue.

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28. Regulations by Minister.
29. Accounting of Authority.
30. Rules by Authority.
31. High Court to determine compensation.

SCHEDULE.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS—Continued

SECTION

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CHAPTER 35:02

CHAGUARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT

An Act to provide for the establishment and operation of the
Authority for the development of the North-West Peninsula
in the interest of the People of Trinidad and Tobago.

[9TH DECEMBER 1972]

1. This Act may be cited as the Chaguaramas Development
Authority Act.

2. (1) In this Act—
“Authority” means the Chaguaramas Development Authority

established under section 3;
“company” means a body corporate, an unincorporated association

and a partnership;
“development” and “development plan” have the meanings

respectively assigned to those expressions under the Town
and Country Planning Act;

“North-West Peninsula” means, subject to subsection (2), that part
of Trinidad described in the Schedule;

“person” includes a company.
(2) The President may by Order from time to time amend

the Schedule.

3. (1) There is hereby established a body corporate to be
known as the Chaguaramas Development Authority, which shall
consist of a Chairman and such number of other members as the
President may from time to time determine.

(2) The President shall appoint as Chairman and Deputy
Chairman and other members of the Authority persons who are fit
and proper for carrying out the objectives of this Act by reason of
their qualifications and experience.

(3) A member of the Authority shall hold office for such
period as is specified in his instrument of appointment but shall be
eligible for reappointment.

37 of 1972.

Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Ch. 35:01.

Schedule.

Establishment
and constitution
of Authority.

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(4) Where for any reason the Chairman is unable to carry
out his functions under this Act, the Deputy Chairman may act in
his place until the Chairman is again able to carry out such functions
or until another person is appointed as Chairman.

(5) Where a member other than the Chairman is granted
leave of absence in accordance with subsection (7) or is otherwise
unable to perform the functions of his office, the President may
appoint some other person to act as temporary member during such
absence or inability.

(6) A member of the Authority may at any time resign
his office by instrument in writing addressed to the Chairman
who shall cause it to be forwarded to the Minister and the
Chairman may resign his office by instrument in writing addressed
to the Minister. Resignation shall take effect on the date of the
receipt of the instrument by the Chairman or the Minister as the
case may be.

(7) The Minister may on the application of a member of
the Authority grant such member leave of absence for a period not
exceeding six months.

(8) Notwithstanding subsection (3) the President may in
his absolute discretion revoke the appointment of a member.

(9) The name of all the members of the Authority as first
constituted and every change in the membership thereof shall be
published in the Gazette.

4. The Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and other members
of the Authority shall be paid such remuneration and allowances
as may be determined by the President.

5. (1) The Authority shall have a seal, which shall be kept
in the custody either of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman or
of the Secretary, as the Authority may determine, and may be
affixed to instruments pursuant to its Standing Orders made by the
Authority under section 6(6) or to a resolution of the Authority, in
the presence of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman and of one
other member, and the Secretary.

Remuneration of
members.

Custody and use
of seal.

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Meetings.

Members to
declare interest.

(2) The seal of the Authority shall be attested by the
signatures of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman and the Secretary.

(3) All documents other than those required by law to be
under seal, made by, and all decisions of, the Authority may be
signified under the hand of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman
or the Secretary.

(4) Service upon the Authority of any notice, order or
other document shall be effected by delivering the same or by
sending it by registered post addressed to the Secretary at the office
of the Authority.

6. (1) The Authority shall meet at least once in each month
and at such other times as may be necessary for the efficient
performance of its functions.

(2) The Chairman may at any time call a special meeting
of the Authority and shall call such a meeting within seven days of
the receipt by him of a request in writing addressed to him by any
member of the Authority.

(3) The quorum of the Authority shall consist of the
Chairman or in his absence the Deputy Chairman and three
other members.

(4) Subject to this section, the Authority may by Standing
Orders regulate its own proceedings.

7. (1) A member of the Authority who is in any way, whether
directly or indirectly, interested in a contract or proposed contract
with the Authority or in any other matter whatsoever in which the
Authority is concerned, shall declare the nature of his interest at
the first meeting of the Authority at which he is present after the
relevant facts have come to his knowledge.

(2) A member shall not take part in any deliberation or
decision of the Authority with respect to any transaction with the
Authority or any other matter with which the Authority is concerned
in which he has whether directly or indirectly any interest.

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Power to
employ and
train.

Ch. 23:53.

President to
appoint
technical
advisory
committee.

(3) For the purposes of this Act a member of the Authority
shall be deemed to have an interest in a transaction if he is a member
of a company or is in the employment of or employed by a person
or a company or is married to a person who transacts or proposes
to transact or undertakes to execute or carry out any works or
services which are the subject of consideration by the Authority.

(4) A member who fails to comply with this section is
liable on summary conviction to a fine of two thousand dollars
unless he proves that he did not know that a contract, proposed
contract or other matter in which he had a pecuniary interest was
the subject of consideration at the meeting.

(5) A disclosure under subsection (1) shall be recorded in
the minutes of the Authority.

8. (1) The Authority may appoint at such remuneration
and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit a general
manager, a secretary and such other officers and employees as
it considers necessary or appropriate for the efficient
performance of its functions.

(2) An annual salary in a sum which is equivalent to or
exceeds eighteen thousand dollars shall not be assigned to any
post in the Authority without the approval of the Minister.

(3) The Authority may provide out of its funds and make
such arrangements for the training of any of its officers or
employees or other persons as it may consider expedient for the
efficient conduct of the business of the Authority.

(4) Nothing contained in the Pensions Extension Act shall
apply or be held to apply to officers and employees appointed by
the Authority under subsection (1).

9. There shall be appointed by the President a technical
advisory committee of public officers for the purpose of advising
the Authority in matters relating to the performance of its functions
and the exercise of its powers.

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Establishment of
a Pension
Scheme.

Content of
Pension
Scheme.

Transfer of
officers.

10. The Authority shall within a period of three years of its
establishment, by rules confirmed by the Minister, provide for the
establishment and maintenance of a Pension Scheme for the benefit
of the officers and employees of the Authority and officers
transferred to it or transferred on secondment.

11. Without prejudice to the generality of section 10, the
Pension Scheme may enable the Authority to—

(a) grant gratuities, pensions or superannuation
allowances to, or to the widows, families or
dependants of, their employees;

(b) establish contributory superannuation schemes,
and establish and contribute to superannuation
funds for the benefit of their employees;

(c) enter into and carry into effect agreements with
any insurance company or other association or
company for securing to any such employee,
widow, family or dependant such gratuities,
pensions or allowances as are by this section
authorised to be granted;

(d) give donations or subscriptions to charitable
institutions, sick funds, benevolent funds and other
objects calculated to benefit their employees.

12. (1) An officer in the public service may be transferred to
the service of the Authority and upon such transfer shall participate
in any superannuation scheme established by the Authority; and
an officer in the service of the Authority may be transferred to the
public service.

(2) A transfer described in subsection (1) shall be on
such terms as may be acceptable to the President, the Authority
and the officer concerned and the pension or superannuation rights
accruing to the officer at the time of his transfer shall be preserved
in the manner provided by Regulations made by the President in
that behalf.

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13. (1) Subject to subsection (2) an officer in the public
service may with the approval of the Minister and the appropriate
Service Commission be transferred on secondment to the service
of the Authority and an officer in the service of the Authority
may with the like approval, be transferred on secondment to the
public service.

(2) Where a transfer on secondment contemplated by
subsection (1) is effected the President or the Authority as the case
may be shall make such arrangements as may be necessary to
preserve the rights of the officer so transferred to any pension,
gratuity or other allowance for which he would have been eligible
had he remained in the public service or the service of the Authority,
as the case may be.

14. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the principal
function of the Authority shall be to undertake, or secure the
undertaking of, the laying out and development of the North-West
Peninsula in accordance with any development plan referred to in
section 16 and any development order issued in relation thereto;
and the Authority shall ensure that any such laying out and
development is carried out in conformity with the requirements of
the Town and Country Planning Act.

(2) The Authority shall have power—
(a) in addition to the acquisition of land and other

property by virtue of a Vesting Order under
section 16, to acquire by purchase, transfer,
donation, exchange, demise, bequest, grant, gift,
conveyance or howsoever otherwise, any real or
personal property or any estate or interest therein;

(b) to accept surrenders, assignments or
reconveyances and to enter into contracts;

(c) subject to any restraint, reservation, restriction or
condition it may impose, to sell, exchange,
demise, mortgage or otherwise dispose of and deal
with all property that may for the time being be
vested in or have been acquired by it.

Transfer on
secondment.

Functions and
powers of the
Authority.

Ch. 35:01.

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(3) Without prejudice to the generali ty of the
foregoing provisions of this section the Authority may, in the
North-West Peninsula—

(a) lay out, construct and maintain roads, construct
and maintain buildings, and carry out such other
building and engineering operations as may be
necessary or desirable;

(b) provide and maintain car parks, piers, public parks
or gardens and other public amenities;

(c) carry on any business or other activity (whether
alone or jointly with any other person or authority)
that is conducive to the development thereof,

and in particular the Authority may enter into such arrangements
incidental to the foregoing as are considered necessary or expedient
for the discharge of its functions.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section but
subject to section 16 nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to
permit or empower the Authority with respect to any land in the
North-West Peninsula (the subject matter of a Vesting Order) to
alienate the freehold or grant leases for a term of more than thirty
years with an option for a further term not exceeding thirty years,
except with the consent of the President.

15. (1) In the performance of its functions and exercise of its
powers the Authority shall act in accordance with any special or
general directions of the Minister but save as herein provided shall
be subject to the control of no other person or authority.

(2) In the formulation of policy the Minister shall be assisted
by a policy advisory committee appointed for the purpose by the
President from other members of Cabinet and appropriate public officers.

16. (1) Where a development plan respecting the North-West
Peninsula or any part thereof comes into force in accordance with
the provisions of Part II of the Town and Country Planning Act,
the President may make a Vesting Order transferring to and vesting
in the Authority all or any part of the land to which such
development plan relates, and thereupon—

(a) all land and other property of every kind,
including things in action, vested or deemed to

Policy directions
and policy
advisory
committee.

Vesting Orders
by the President.

Ch. 35:01.

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be vested immediately before the commencement
of the Order in the State shall by virtue of this
Act, and without further assurance be transferred
to, and shall vest in, the Authority; and

(b) all the rights, privileges and advantages and all
the liabilities and obligations other than those of
an international nature that immediately before
the commencement of the Order, the State was
entitled or subject to, as the case may be, shall be
transferred to, and conferred or imposed upon,
the Authority for the purposes of this Act.

(2) No transfer or vesting effected by a Vesting
Order shall—

(a) give rise to any forfeiture; or
(b) invalidate or discharge any contract or security.

(3) The President may by Order divest the Authority of
any land vested in the Authority by virtue of a Vesting Order made
under subsection (1) and thereupon the land to which the Order
relates shall re-vest in the State subject to any rights or interests
accruing to third parties from any disposition or other dealing in
the land by the Authority.

(4) Any Order made under this section shall be published
in the Gazette.

17. (1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 16, the
effect of a Vesting Order as regards the land thereby transferred
shall be that on and from the commencement of the Order—

(a) every existing contract or security to which the
State was a party shall be construed and have
effect as if—

(i) the Authority had been a party thereto
instead of the State;

(ii) for any references (however worded
whether express or implied) to the State
there was substituted, as respects anything
falling to be done on or after the
commencement of the Order, a reference
to the Authority;

Supplementary
provisions as to
Vesting Orders.

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Conditions as to
dispositions of
land.

(b) any judgment or award obtained by or against
the State not fully satisfied before the
commencement of the Order is enforceable by
or against the Authority.

(2) Nothing in the Stamp Duty Act shall apply in relation
to any land on the occasion of its vesting in the Authority by virtue
of a Vesting Order under section 16.

(3) In this section and in section 16 “security” includes a
mortgage or charge (whether legal or equitable).

18. (1) Any disposition of land by the Authority shall be
subject to the terms and conditions of any development plan and
development order relating to such land.

(2) Upon making a disposition of any land, the subject of
a Vesting Order under section 16, the Authority may attach such
terms and conditions as it thinks proper in order to ensure—

(a) the carrying out of the terms and conditions of
the development plan and development order
relating to such land;

(b) in addition to the requirements of any regulations
relating thereto, the maintenance of such general
standards of the whole or any part of such land as
it thinks fit to impose.

(3) A purchaser of land, the subject of a Vesting Order
under section 16, shall, in addition to any covenants or conditions
imposed in the State grant or licence, conveyance, lease or other
assurance by which he holds, be subject to any rules and regulations
as to the maintenance of general standards of the whole or any
part of such land.

(4) In subsection (3) “purchaser” means a person who
holds an interest or a charge on any land, the subject of a Vesting
Order under section 16 by way of a State grant or licence,
conveyance, lease or other assurance before the Vesting Order
was made.

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19. (1) Where the removal or alteration of any works or
apparatus belonging to any public utility on, under or over any
land vested in the Authority or on, under or over any road running
through, over or adjoining such land is, in the opinion of the
Authority, necessary for the purpose of effecting the efficient
performance of its functions, the Authority shall have the power
to effect such removal or alteration subject to and in accordance
with the provisions of this section.

(2) The Authority shall serve on the public utility notice
of its intention to remove or alter such works or apparatus with
particulars of the operations it proposes to undertake in connection
therewith and the manner in which such operations are to be
executed and with plans thereof and shall not commence such
operations until the expiration of twenty-eight days after the date
of service of the notice.

(3) Within the period of twenty-eight days referred to in
subsection (2) the public utility may in writing—

(a) object to the execution of the proposed operations
on the ground that they are not necessary or that
the maintenance of the works or apparatus in its
existing state is essential to the operations of the
public utility; or

(b) state requirements to which effect ought to be
given as to the manner of the execution of the
proposed operations or as to the undertaking of
other operations for the protection of other works
and apparatus of the public utility or as to the
provision in a manner satisfactory to the public
utility of substitute works or apparatus of
comparable usefulness.

(4) The Authority shall have power with the prior approval
of the Minister, to implement any requirement made by a public
utility under subsection (3)(b) and to incur expenditure for that
purpose. Where the Authority—

(a) considers that notwithstanding any objection
made under subsection (3)(a) that the proposed
operations ought to be executed; or

Removal or
alteration of
works of public
utilities.

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(b) refuses or is refused approval to implement any
requirement made as aforesaid,

then the proposed operations shall not be executed but the matter
shall be determined subject to subsection (5) between the Authority
and the public utility.

(5) Where a public utility is established by statute,
the determination referred to in subsection (4) shall be
between the Authority and the member of the Cabinet
responsible for the administration of the statute under which
the public utility operates.

(6) Where a public utility suffers loss by reason of any
operations executed by the Authority under this section
(including loss attributable either to an increase in the cost of
operating any works or apparatus or to any loss of income arising
during or as a result of the execution of any such operations)
and such loss is not made good by the provision of substitute
works or apparatus, the Authority shall pay adequate
compensation to the public utility.

(7) Reference in this section to the alteration of works or
apparatus shall include reference to the alteration of the siting or
position, or to the diversion of such works or apparatus.

(8) In this section “public utility” means a statutory
authority performing services to the public for which any
compensation or payment whatever is required and includes the
Trinidad and Tobago Telephone Company Limited.

20. (1) For the purpose of enabling the efficient performance
by the Authority of its functions under this Act, the Minister may,
subject to the provisions of this section, by Order extinguish any
public or private rights of way or any easement over any land vested
in the Authority under section 16.

(2) A draft of every order proposed to be made under this
section shall be published in the Gazette and for a period of seven
days in a daily newspaper circulating in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rights of way or
easement vested
in Authority
may be
extinguished.

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(3) Any person may make objection in writing to the
making of any order under subsection (1) before the expiration of
twenty-eight days from the date of the first publication of the draft
thereof and the Minister shall consider every such objection before
making the Order.

(4) Where an Order under subsection (1) is made, all
public and private rights of way over and all easements over any
land vested in the Authority under section 16, the subject of the
Order, shall thereupon be extinguished; and subject to section 30,
in the case of private rights of way or easements, the Authority
shall pay adequate compensation therefor to the person who was
entitled to those rights or easements.

21. (1) A person who is in possession or occupation of any
land the subject of a Vesting Order under this Act, otherwise than
with the consent of the Authority, is liable on summary conviction
to imprisonment for two years.

(2) Upon the recording of a conviction under this section
the magistrate shall make an Order for putting the person convicted
out of possession of the land and for the delivery of the possession
thereof to the Authority and the Authority may by its servants or
agents take possession thereof without further process.

22. The funds and resources of the Authority shall consist of—
(a) such amounts as may be appropriated therefor

by Parliament;
(b) all sums from time to time received by the

Authority in respect of purchase price, premiums
and rents and other rates and charges for the use
of property; income on investments, fees,
commissions and interest;

(c) sums borrowed by the Authority for the purpose
of meeting any of its obligations or discharging
any of its functions; and

(d) all other sums or property that may in any
manner become payable to or vested in the
Authority in respect of any matter incidental to
its powers and duties.

Squatting.

Funds and
resources of the
Authority.

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23. (1) The initial expenditure incurred in the performance
of any of the functions of the Authority before the making of a
Vesting Order under section 16 shall be defrayed out of moneys
appropriated by Parliament.

(2) Temporary insufficiency in the assets of the fund shall
be met from moneys appropriated by Parliament.

(3) All moneys appropriated by Parliament shall be repaid
by the Authority as soon as may be practicable.

24. (1) Any document requiring to be executed by the
Authority shall be deemed to be duly executed—

(a) if signed by the Chairman and the Secretary; or
(b) if signed, whether within or outside Trinidad and

Tobago by a person or persons authorised by
resolution of the Authority so to sign, but in such
case an extract of the resolution certified by the
Chairman and the Secretary shall be attached to
and form part of the document.

(2) Any cheque, bill of exchange or order for the payment
of money required to be executed by the Authority shall be deemed
to be duly executed if signed by a person or persons authorised by
this Act or by resolution of the Authority.

25. The Authority shall make an annual report of its
proceedings to the Minister which shall be laid before Parliament.

26. (1) The Authority may from time to time with the approval
of the President, borrow, secure or raise money by the issue of
debentures or debenture stock or other security on the security of
its assets for all or any of the following purposes:

(a) the performance of its functions and exercise of
its powers under this Act;

(b) the redemption of any debenture or debenture
stock or other security that the Authority is
required or entitled to redeem;

(c) any other expenses properly chargeable to
capital account.

Initial
expenditure and
advances.

Execution of
documents.

Annual report of
Authority.

Power to borrow
or raise capital.

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(2) The Authority may from time to time borrow by way
of overdraft or unsecured borrowings for periods not exceeding
twelve months such sums as may be required for meeting its
obligations and the discharge of its functions under this Act,
provided that the Authority shall not exceed any limits of borrowing
under this subsection that are imposed from time to time by the
Minister of Finance.

27. (1) The Authority shall so perform its functions and
exercise its powers, so as to generate surpluses and ensure that its
revenues are not less than sufficient to defray the following charges:

(a) the remuneration, fees and allowances of the
members of the Authority or of any committee
thereof;

(b) the salaries, fees and remuneration of the officers
and employees and technical and other advisers
of the Authority;

(c) working and establishment expenses and
expenditure on or provision for the development
of the North-West Peninsula, the maintenance of
the property and works of the Authority, and the
discharge of any functions of the Authority
properly chargeable to revenue account;

(d) compensation payable by the Authority;
(e) interest on any debenture, debenture stock or other

security issued, and on any loan raised, by the
Authority;

(f) any other expenditure authorised by the Authority
and properly chargeable to revenue account.

(2) The balance of the revenue of the Authority shall,
subject to subsection (1) be deposited in the Central Bank and
become part of the Consolidated Fund.

28. The Minister may make Regulations for the purpose of
carrying this Act into effect and may by such Regulations—

(a) specify requirements for the laying out and
development of any area in the North-West Peninsula;

Application of
revenue.

Regulations by
Minister.

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(b) impose restrictions on the use of any land the
subject of a Vesting Order under section 16;

(c) prescribe anything required or authorised to
be prescribed.

29. (1) All decisions, orders and rules relating to the financial
operations of the Authority shall be made by resolution of the
Authority at a meeting thereof and shall be recorded in the minutes
of the Authority.

(2) The accounts of the Authority shall be audited by
the Auditor General in accordance with the provisions of the
Exchequer and Audit Act.

(3) After the end of each financial year the Authority shall
as soon as its accounts have been audited cause a copy of the
statement of accounts to be submitted to the Minister together with
a copy of any report made by the Auditor General on that statement
or on the accounts of the Authority.

(4) The Minister shall cause a copy of every such
statement and report to be laid before Parliament.

30. For the purpose of regulating and controlling its financial
operations the Authority may with the approval of the Minister
make Rules in respect of—

(a) the manner in which and the officers by whom
payments are to be approved;

(b) the bank into which moneys of the Authority are
to be paid, the designation of any account with
such bank;

(c) the appointment of a member of the Authority or
an officer of the Authority to countersign cheques
on behalf of the Chairman or in the absence of
the Chairman;

(d) the sum to be retained by the accounts officer to
meet petty disbursements and immediate
payments and the maximum sum that may be so
disbursed for any one payment;

Accounting of
Authority.

Ch. 69:01.

Rules by
Authority.

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(e) the method to be adopted in making payments
out of the funds of the Authority; and

(f) generally as to all matters necessary for the
proper keeping and control of the finances of
the Authority.

31. Any question as to the right of any person to receive
compensation under this Act or to the amount thereof shall, failing
agreement between the Authority and such person, be determined
by the High Court upon application being made to that Court for
the purpose.

SCHEDULE
THE NORTH-WEST PENINSULA

1. (1) All that land situate in the north-western part of Trinidad in the
Ward of Diego Martin in the County of St. George and bounded as follows:

North by the Caribbean Sea, from the point whose co-ordinates are
North 1188 097 m. and East 653 395 m., approximately two
miles East of Macqueripe Bay, to Entrada Point, at the entrance
of the Boca de Monos (commonly known as the First Boca);

West by the Boca de Monos, from Entrada Point, to Delgada Point,
sometimes known as Canning’s Point;

South by the Gulf of Paria, from Delgada Point, to the point whose
co-ordinates are North 1181 332 m. and East 653 405 m.,
approximately 15 feet West of the pier of the Bauxite Transfer
Station at Carenage;

East by a line starting at the above-mentioned point North 1181
332 m. and East 653 405 m. and continuing for a distance of
approximately 6.1 miles in more or less a northerly direction
along the ridge that separates the Diego Martin Valley from
the Tucker Valley and through the peaks known as Morne
Distree, Morne Jean and Morne Pierre back to the point whose
co-ordinates are North 1188 097 m. East 653 395 m.

(2) This area is more particularly shown as delineated on a plan filed
in the vault of the Surveys Department, Red House, as PG 97.

2. The off-shore Islands of Gaspar Grande, Gasparillo, Monos, Huevos
and Chacachacare.

High Court to
determine
compensation.

Section 2.
[93/1993
23/1995].

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

*VESTING ORDER

made under section 16(1)

The President has ordered that all the land to which the
Development Plan described in the Appendix below relates and
which before the commencement of this Order (that is, 9th October
1974) was vested in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago now
vests in the Chaguaramas Development Authority subject to the
limitations laid down in section 16(1)(b) of the Act.

APPENDIX

The Development Plan referred to above is the development
plan respecting the North-West Peninsula, as defined in the
Schedule to the Act, in force on the said 9th October 1974.

CHAGUARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
VESTING ORDER

made under section 16(1)

1. This vesting Order may be cited as the Chaguaramas
Development Authority Vesting Order.

2. All lands which have been vested in the State by virtue of
the Defence Area (Released Areas) Order, 1967 and the Defence
Area (Released Areas) Order, 1993 are hereby vested in the
Chaguaramas Development Authority.

69/1975.

* See the Chaguaramas Development Authority Divesting (Chaguaramas Heliport) Order 2003
(LN 59/2003) regarding the status of this Vesting Order.

102/1993.

Citation.

Vesting of lands
in the
Chaguaramas
Development
Authority.

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CHAGUARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
DIVESTING (CHAGUARAMAS HELIPORT) ORDER

made under section 16(3)

WHEREAS it is provided by section 16(3) of the Chaguaramas
Development Authority Act, that the President may by Order divest
the Chaguaramas Development Authority (hereinafter referred to
as “the Authority”) of any land vested in the Authority by virtue of
a Vesting Order made under section 16(1) of the said Act:

And whereas upon the making of such order to divest any lands
to which the said Vesting Order relates, the President shall re-vest
in the State such lands subject to any rights or interests accruing to
third parties from any disposition or other dealing in the land by
the Authority:

And whereas the Authority, by virtue of Vesting Order No.
69 of 1975, is vested with the parcel of land with building thereon
and known as the “Chaguaramas Heliport”, (hereinafter referred
to as “the said lands”) and described in the Schedule hereto:

And whereas it has become expedient that the said lands be
removed from the jurisdiction of the Authority and be re-vested in
the State under the control of the Ministry with responsibility for
national security:

Now, therefore, in the exercise of the power vested in the
President under section 16(3), the following Order is made:

Citation.

Divesting and re-
vesting of lands
from the
Chaguaramas
Development
Authority to the
State respectively.

59/2003.

Ch. 35:02.

1. This Order may be cited as the
Chaguaramas Development Authority Divesting
(Chaguaramas Heliport) Order.

2. The lands of the Chaguaramas Heliport
described in the Schedule and the building thereon
and appurtenances thereto are hereby divested and
removed from the control of the Authority and
transferred and re-vested in the State under the
control of the Ministry with responsibility for
national security.

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SCHEDULE

All that piece or parcel of land with building thereon and appurtenances
thereto vested in the Chaguaramas Development Authority, situate at the Western
Main Road, Chaguaramas, in the Ward of Diego Martin, in the Island of Trinidad,
comprising seven point eight zero zero three hectares (7.8003 ha) be the same
more or less and bounded on the north partly by the Western Main Road and
partly by lands occupied by the Military Museum and vested in the Chaguaramas
Development Authority, on the south partly by the Carenage Bay, on the east
partly by lands occupied by the Military Museum and vested in the Chaguaramas
Development Authority and partly by the Carenage Bay, on the west by a Drain
Reserve and which piece or parcel of land with building thereon is delineated
and shown coloured pink on the plan annexed hereto and thereon numbered
A.18 is known as the Chaguaramas Heliport.

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