This Act establishes a Land Survey Board under section 3. The Board shall be chaired by a Director of Surveys, the duties and functions of which are set out in section 11.Responsibilities of the Board are set out in section 5. The Director of Surveys shall be the custodian of the Survey Register in which surveys shall be entered (sect. 14). Other provisions of this Act concern qualification and registration of land surveyors and the practising of their profession. Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyors are surveyors qualified to carry out cadastral surveys and who is registered and licensed in accordance with section 17. Duties of such surveyors are set out in section 22. A Land Surveyors Disciplinary Committee is established under section 36.
Implemented by: Land Surveyors Regulations, 1998 (58:04). (2009-12-31)
Implemented by: Land Surveyors Regulations, 1998 (L.N. No. 275 of 1998). (1999-11-02)
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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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