Land Adjudication Act, 2000 (Act No. 14 of 2000). | Land Portal

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The Minister may by Order in such form as may be prescribed, declare any area to be an adjudication area, from such date as may be specified in the Order (sect. 3). There shall be an Adjudication Officer who shall be an attorney-at-law of at least ten years The President shall appoint such Assistant Adjudication Officers, Demarcation Officers, Recording Officers and Survey Officers as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act. The Adjudication Officer in consultation with the Director of Surveys shall divide the adjudication area into two or more adjudication sections or declare the whole adjudication area to be a single adjudication section and shall give each adjudication section a distinctive number (sect. 4). Procedures of adjudication are laid down in sections 6 to 16. The Adjudication Officer shall prepare a separate notice in respect of each adjudication section, and in each such notice shall: (a) specify as nearly as possible the location and limits of the adjudication section; (b) declare that all interests in land in each adjudication section will be ascertained and recorded in accordance with the provisions of this Act (sect. 6). Every person claming any land or interest in land within an adjudication area shall make his claim in the manner and within the period specified by the notice given under section 6. All unclaimed land shall be deemed to be State land until the contrary is proved (sect. 17). The adjudication record shall be in a prescribed form in respect of each parcel of land. The Minister may make Regulations for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions and purposes of this Act (sect. 27). (28 sections divided into 6 Parts)

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First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing.

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