These Regulations amend the Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) Regulations 1996 by replacing regulation 3 relating to a grant of a permit to undertake an enterprise, construction or development of a prescribed description or category and by inserting new regulations (7A-D) on the grant of a renewal of a permit. Amendment are also made to the Fist Schedule (Forms) and regulation 24 and Schedule 2 (fees).
Amends: Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) Regulations 1996. (2000)
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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.
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