This Act amends the Registration (Strata Titles) Act. It, among other things, replacing in section 4 the words "corporation" with "commission". Section 4 concerns the corporation to be constituted by strata lot owners. The Act also adds a new section (5EA) which specifies the circumstances in which the corporation may apply to Registrar of Titles to cancel the certificate of title for any strata lot within the corporation's responsibility and to register a certificate in duplicate in the name of the registered proprietor or the transferee under the corporation's power of sale, in place of the former certificate of title and duplicate.
Amends: Registration (Strata Titles) Act. (2011)
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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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