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Name: National Youth Service Act (Act No. 17 of 1999).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1999-04-01
Entry into force:
ISN: JAM-1999-L-73501
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF PDF (consulted on 2012-06-29)
Abstract/Citation: The objects of the Act are to facilitate the provision of work experience for young persons with a view to their employment; to encourage participants to develop a sense of responsibility and of service to the country; and self respect and respect for authority; and to promote among participants, values of discipline, democracy, citizenship and co-operation (section 3). For this purpose, it provides for the establishment of a National Yourh Service Board, sets out its functions, financing and direction.

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