Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 15 of 2013). | Land Portal

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This Act amends the Sugar Industry Efficiency Act 2001 in various sections so as to, among other things, to: (a) extend incentives presently applicable; (b) extend the definition of “métayer” to include a person who, at the commencement of this Act, has been cultivating cane on land leased from the planter for a consecutive period of three crop cycles; (c) make better provision to prevent speculation on agricultural land by including agricultural morcellements in the definition of “agricultural land” and reviewing the minimum plot size for subdivision of land for agricultural purposes; (d) provide that land has to be developed within five years of the issue of a Land Conversion Permit. It also deletes the words “Mauritius Sugar Authority” wherever they appear and replaces them by the words “Mauritius Cane Industry Authority” and makes a consequential amendment to the Sugar Insurance Fund Act 1974.

Amends: Sugar Industry Efficiency Act. (1990)
Amends: Sugar Insurance Fund Act 1974 (No. 4 of 1974). (1974-05-24)

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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.

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