National Rastafari Registry Secretariat and Trust Constitution

National Rastafari Registry Secretariat and Trust Constitution

 

 

Date of constitution (last amended): 3rd October 2021

1. Name
The name of the Charitable Incorporated Organization (“the CIO”) is National Rastafari Registry Secretariat and Trust otherwise known as NRRST

2. National location of principal office
Barbados

3. Object[s]
The object[s] of the NRRST are:
To create a working databases of Rastafari in Barbados.
To develop community based trade and business locally and internationally.
To fund the development of Rastafari institutions such as schools, homes for the elderly, youth centers etc.
To assist the Rastafari community in times of emergency and disaster.
To facilitate the collection of funds garnered from Rastafari intellectual property.
Nothing in this constitution shall authorize an application of the property of the NRRST for the purposes which are not charitable and Rastafari community centered.

4. Powers
The NRRST has power to do anything which is calculated to further its object[s] or is conducive or incidental to doing so. In particular, the NRRST has power to:
(1) borrow money and to charge the whole or any part of its property as security for the repayment of the money borrowed.
(2) buy, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and to maintain and equip it for use;
(3) sell, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the property belonging to the NRRST.
4) employ and remunerate such staff as are necessary for carrying out the work of the NRRST. The NRRST may employ or remunerate a NRSST trustee only to the extent that it is permitted to do so by clause 6 (Benefits and payments to charity trustees and connected persons) and provided it complies with the conditions of that clause;
(5) deposit or invest funds, employ a professional fund-manager, and arrange for the investments or other property of the NRRST to be held in the name of a nominee.

5. Application of income and property
(1) The income and property of the NRRST must be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects.
(a) A NRRST trustee is entitled to be reimbursed from the property of the NRRST or may pay out of such property reasonable expenses properly incurred by him or her when acting on behalf of the NRRST.
(b) A NRRST trustee may benefit from trustee indemnity insurance cover purchased at the NRRST’s expense in accordance with, and subject to the conditions in, the Charities Act. ( Trustee indemnity insurance (or “trustee liability insurance”) financially protects individuals in positions of authority – such as trustees or board members – if a claim is made against them for committing a wrongful act that is damaging to the organization.)
(2) None of the income or property of the NRRST may be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise by way of profit to any member of the NRRST.
(3) Nothing in this clause shall prevent a NRRST trustee or connected person receiving any benefit or payment which is authorized by Clause 6.
(4) Any property acquired by the NRRST will be vested in the NRRST and held by the NRRST Trustees on behalf of the NRRST.

6. Benefits and payments to NRRST trustees and connected persons
(1) General provisions
No NRRST trustee or connected person may:
(a) buy or receive any goods or services from the NRRST on terms preferential to those applicable to members of the public;
(b) sell goods, services, or any interest in land to the NRRST;
(c) be employed by, or receive any remuneration from, the NRRST;
(d) receive any other financial benefit from the NRRST;
unless the payment or benefit is permitted by sub-clause (2) of this clause or authorized by the court or the prior written consent of the Charity Commission (“the Commission”) has been obtained. In this clause, a “financial benefit” means a benefit, direct or indirect, which is either money or has a monetary value.
(2) Scope and powers permitting trustees’ or connected persons’ benefits
(a) A NRRST trustee or connected person may receive a benefit from the NRRST as a beneficiary of the NRRST provided that a majority of the trustees do not benefit in this way.
(b) A NRRST trustee or connected person may enter into a contract for the supply of services, or of goods that are supplied in connection with the provision of services, to the NRRST where that is permitted in accordance with, and subject to the conditions in, the Charities Act.
(c) Subject to sub-clause (3) of this clause a charity trustee or connected person may provide the NRRST with goods that are not supplied in connection with services provided to the NRRST by the charity trustee or connected person.
(d) A charity trustee or connected person may receive interest on money lent to the NRRST at a reasonable and proper rate which must be not more than the Bank rates (also known as the base rate).
(e) A charity trustee or connected person may receive rent for premises let by the trustee or connected person to the NRRST. The amount of the rent and the other terms of the lease must be reasonable and proper. The NRRST trustee concerned must withdraw from any meeting at which such a proposal or the rent or other terms of the lease are under discussion.
(f) A NRRST trustee or connected person may take part in the normal trading and fundraising activities of the NRRST on the same terms as members of the public.
(3) Payment for supply of goods only – controls
The NRRST and its trustees may only rely upon the authority provided by sub-clause (2)(c) of this clause if each of the following conditions is satisfied:
(a) The amount or maximum amount of the payment for the goods is set out in a written agreement between the NRRST and the charity trustee or connected person supplying the goods (“the supplier”).
(b) The amount or maximum amount of the payment for the goods does not exceed what is reasonable in the circumstances for the supply of the goods in question.
(c) The other NRRST trustees are satisfied that it is in the best interests of the NRRST to contract with the supplier rather than with someone who is not a NRRST trustee or connected person. In reaching that decision the NRRST trustees must balance the advantage of contracting with a NRRST trustee or connected person against the disadvantages of doing so.
(d) The supplier is absent from the part of any meeting at which there is discussion of the proposal to enter into a contract or arrangement with him or her or it with regard to the supply of goods to the NRRST.
(e) The supplier does not vote on any such matter and is not to be counted when calculating whether a quorum of NRRST trustees is present at the meeting.
(f) The reason for their decision is recorded by the NRRST trustees in the minute book.
(g) A majority of the NRRST trustees then in office are not in receipt of remuneration or payments authorized by clause 6.
(4) In sub-clauses (2) and (3) of this clause:
(a) “the NRRST” includes any company in which the NRRST:
(i) holds more than 50% of the shares; or
(ii) controls more than 50% of the voting rights attached to the shares; or
(iii) has the right to appoint one or more directors to the board of the company;
(b) “connected person” includes any person within the definition set out in clause [30] (Interpretation);

7. Conflicts of interest and conflicts of loyalty
A NRRST trustee must:
(1) declare the nature and extent of any interest, direct or indirect, which he or she has in a proposed transaction or arrangement with the NRRST or in any transaction or arrangement entered into by the NRRST which has not previously been declared; and
(2) absent himself or herself from any discussions of the NRRST trustees in which it is possible that a conflict of interest will arise between his or her duty to act solely in the interests of the NRRST and any personal interest (including but not limited to any financial interest).
Any NRRST trustee absenting himself or herself from any discussions in accordance with this clause must not vote or be counted as part of the quorum in any decision of the NRRST trustees on the matter.

8. Liability of members to contribute to the assets of the NRRST if it is wound up
(1) If the NRRST is wound up, each member of the NRRST is liable to contribute to the assets of the NRRST such amount (but not more than $5) as may be required for payment of the debts and liabilities of the NRRST contracted before that person ceases to be a member, for payment of the costs, charges and expenses of winding up, and for adjustment of the rights of the contributing members among themselves.
(2) In sub-clause (1) of this clause “member” includes any person who was a member of the NRRST within 12 months before the commencement of the winding up.
(3) But subject to that, the members of the NRRST have no liability to contribute to its assets if it is wound up, and accordingly have no personal responsibility for the settlement of its debts and liabilities beyond the amount that they are liable to contribute.

9. NRRST trustees
(1) Functions and duties of NRRST trustees
The NRRST trustees shall manage the affairs of the NRRST and may for that purpose exercise all the powers of the NRRST. It is the duty of each NRRST trustee:
(a) to exercise his or her powers and to perform his or her functions in his or her capacity as a trustee of the NRRST in the way he or she decides in good faith would be most likely to further the purposes of the NRRST; and
(b) to exercise, in the performance of those functions, such care and skill as is reasonable in the circumstances having regard in particular to:
(i) any special knowledge or experience that he or she has or holds himself or herself out as having; and,
(ii) if he or she acts as a NRRST trustee of the NRRST in the course of a business or profession, to any special knowledge or experience that it is reasonable to expect of a person acting in the course of that kind of business or profession.
(2) Eligibility for trusteeship
(a) Every NRRST trustee must be a Rastafari person.
(b) No individual may be appointed as a NRRST trustee of the NRRST:
if he or she is under the age of 16 years; or
if he or she would automatically cease to hold office under the provisions of clause [12(1)(e)].
(c) No one is entitled to act as a NRRST trustee whether on appointment or on any re-appointment until he or she has expressly acknowledged, in whatever way the NRRST trustees decide, his or her acceptance of the office of NRRST trustee.
(d) Founding trustees may by unanimous vote to allow an exception within section (2)a of this constitution. This allows for a non-Rastafari person the ability to be a NRRST trustee.
(3) Number of charity trustees
(a) There must be at least [three] NRRST trustees. If the number falls below this minimum, the remaining trustee or trustees may act only to call a meeting of the NRRST trustees, or appoint a new NRRST trustee.
(b) The maximum number of NRRST trustees is [13]. The NRRST trustees may not appoint any trustee if as a result the number of NRRST trustees would exceed the maximum.
The first NRRST trustees will be known as the Founding Trustees Council (FTC) and are as follows:
Andrea Genevive Marshall
Lawerence Austin
Joan Dallaway White
(e) The FTC are appointed for life, unless removed from duty by a unanimous vote of the FTC members.

10. Appointment of NRRST trustees
(1) Apart from the first NRRST trustees (FTC), every trustee must be appointed [for a term of [two] years] by a resolution passed at a properly convened meeting of the NRRST trustees.
(2) In selecting individuals for appointment as NRRST trustees, the NRRST trustees must have regard to the skills, knowledge and experience needed for the effective administration of the NRRST.
(3) Nominated Trustee[s]
(a) [The Council] (“the appointing body”) may appoint NRRST trustees.
(b) Any appointment must be made at a meeting held according to the ordinary practice of The Council.
(c) Each appointment must be for a term of [two] years.
(d) The appointment will be effective from the later of:
(i) the date of the vacancy; and
(ii) the date on which the NRRST trustees or their secretary or clerk are informed of the appointment.
(e) The person appointed need not be a member of The Council.
(f) A trustee appointed by The Council has the same duty under clause 9(1) as the other NRRST trustees to act in the way he or she decides in good faith would be most likely to further the purposes of the NRRST.

11. Information for new NRRST trustees
The NRRST trustees will make available to each new NRRST trustee, on or before his or her first appointment:
(a) a copy of the current version of this constitution; and
(b) a copy of the NRRST’s latest Trustees’ Annual Report and statement of accounts.

12. Retirement and removal of NRRST trustees
(1) A NRRST trustee ceases to hold office if he or she:
(a) retires by notifying the NRRST in writing (but only if enough NRRST trustees will remain in office when the notice of resignation takes effect to form a quorum for meetings);
(b) is absent without the permission of the NRRST trustees from all their meetings held within a period of six months and the trustees resolve that his or her office be vacated;
(c) dies;
(d) in the written opinion, given to the NRRST, of a registered medical practitioner treating that person, has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a trustee and may remain so for more than three months;
(e) is disqualified from acting as a NRRST trustee by virtue of the Charities Act (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that provision).
(2) Any person retiring as a NRRST trustee is eligible for reappointment.
[(3) A NRRST trustee who has served for [three] consecutive terms may not be reappointed for a [fourth] consecutive term but may be reappointed after an interval of at least [one year].]

13. Taking of decisions by NRRST trustees
Any decision may be taken either:
at a meeting of the NRRST trustees; or
by resolution in writing [or electronic form] agreed by a majority of all of the NRRST trustees, which may comprise either a single document or several documents containing the text of the resolution in like form to which the majority of all of the NRRST trustees has signified their agreement. Such a resolution shall be effective provided that a copy of the proposed resolution has been sent, at or as near as reasonably practicable to the same time, to all of the NRRST trustees; and the majority of all of the NRRST trustees has signified agreement to the resolution in a document or documents which has or have been authenticated by their signature, by a statement of their identity accompanying the document or documents, or in such other manner as the NRRST trustees have previously resolved, and delivered to the NRRST at its principal office or such other place as the trustees may resolve [within 28 days of the circulation date].

14. Delegation by NRRST trustees
(1) The NRRST trustees may delegate any of their powers or functions to a committee or committees, and, if they do, they shall determine the terms and conditions on which the delegation is made. The NRRST trustees may at any time alter those terms and conditions, or revoke the delegation.
(2) This power is in addition to the power of delegation in the General Regulations and any other power of delegation available to the NRRST trustees, but is subject to the following requirements:
(a) a committee may consist of two or more persons, but at least one member of each committee must be a NRRST trustee;
(b) the acts and proceedings of any committee must be brought to the attention of the NRRST trustees as a whole as soon as is reasonably practicable; and
(c) the NRRST trustees shall from time to time review the arrangements which they have made for the delegation of their powers.

15. Meetings of NRRST trustees
(1) Calling meetings
(a) Any NRRST trustee may call a meeting of the NRRST trustees.
(b) Subject to that, the NRRST trustees shall decide how their meetings are to be called, and what notice is required.
(2) Chairing of meetings
The NRRST trustees may appoint one of their number to chair their meetings and may at any time revoke such appointment. If no-one has been so appointed, or if the person appointed is unwilling to preside or is not present within 10 minutes after the time of the meeting, the NRRST trustees present may appoint one of their number to chair that meeting.
(3) Procedure at meetings
(a) No decision shall be taken at a meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the decision is taken. The quorum is one third of the total number of charity trustees. A NRRST trustee shall not be counted in the quorum present when any decision is made about a matter upon which he or she is not entitled to vote.
b) Questions arising at a meeting shall be decided by a majority of those eligible to vote.
(c) In the case of an equality of votes, the person who chairs the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.]
(4) Participation in meetings by electronic means
(a) A meeting may be held by suitable electronic means agreed by the NRRST trustees in which each participant may communicate with all the other participants.
(b) Any NRRST trustee participating at a meeting by suitable electronic means agreed by the NRRST trustees in which a participant or participants may communicate with all the other participants shall qualify as being present at the meeting.
(c) Meetings held by electronic means must comply with rules for meetings, including chairing and the taking of minutes.

16. Membership of the NRRST
(1) The only persons eligible to be members of the CIO are its charity trustees. Membership of the NRRST cannot be transferred to anyone else.
(2) Any member and NRRST trustee who ceases to be a NRRST trustee automatically ceases to be a member of the NRRST.

17. Informal or associate (non-voting) membership
(1) The NRRST trustees may create associate or other classes of non-voting membership, and may determine the rights and obligations of any such members (including payment of membership fees), and the conditions for admission to, and termination of membership of any such class of members.
(2) Other references in this constitution to “members” and “membership” do not apply to non-voting members, and non-voting members do not qualify as members for any purpose under the Charities Acts, General Regulations or Dissolution Regulations.

18. Decisions which must be made by the members of the NRRST
(1) Any decision to:
(a) amend the constitution of the NRRST;
(b) amalgamate the NRRST with, or transfer its undertaking to, one or more other CIOs, in accordance with the Charities Act;

(c) wind up or dissolve the NRRST (including transferring its business to any other charity)
must be made by a resolution of the members of the NRRST.
(2) Decisions of the members may be made either:
(a) by resolution at a general meeting; or
(b) by resolution in writing, in accordance with sub-clause (4) of this clause.
(3) Any decision specified in sub-clause (1) of this clause must be made in accordance with the provisions of clause [28] (amendment of constitution), clause [29] (Voluntary winding up or dissolution), or the provisions of the Charities Act , the General Regulations or the Dissolution Regulations as applicable. Those provisions require the resolution to be agreed by a 75% majority of those members voting at a general meeting, or agreed by all members in writing.
(4) Except where a resolution in writing must be agreed by all the members, such a resolution may be agreed by a simple majority of the members who are entitled to vote on it. Such a resolution shall be effective provided that:
(a) a copy of the proposed resolution has been sent to all the members eligible to vote; and
(b) the required majority of members has signified its agreement to the resolution in a document or documents which are received at the principal office within the period of 28 days beginning with the circulation date. The document signifying a member’s agreement must be authenticated by their signature, by a statement of their identity accompanying the document, or in such other manner as the NRRST has specified.
The resolution in writing may comprise several copies to which one or more members has signified their agreement. Eligibility to vote on the resolution is limited to members who are members of the NRRST on the date when the proposal is first circulated.

19. General meetings of all members
(1) Calling of general meetings of all members
The NRRST trustees may designate any of their meetings as a general meeting of all the members of the NRRST. The purpose of such a meeting is to discharge any business which is agreed be discharged by a resolution of all the members of the NRRST by the NRRST Trustees.
(1) This sub-clause acts as a reminder that certain decisions can be made by all the members, rather than by the trustees.
(2) This sub-clause allows decisions of the members to be made at a general meeting or by written resolution.
(3) The decisions specified in (1) are subject to special requirements; this sub-clause acts as a reminder of those requirements.
(4) This sub-clause sets out the procedure for written resolutions
Clause 19 – General meetings of members – The constitution must make provision about the holding and calling of general meetings, and procedure at such meetings including the minimum number of members who shall form a quorum, whether members can demand a poll, and the procedure for conducting such a poll. The provisions in this clause are good practice recommendations.
(2) Notice of general meetings of members
(a) The minimum period of notice required to hold a general meeting of the members of the NRRST is [14] days.
(b) Except where a specified period of notice is strictly required by another clause in this constitution, by the Charities Act 2011 a general meeting may be called by shorter notice if it is so agreed by a majority of the members of the NRRST.
(c) Proof that an envelope containing a notice was properly addressed, prepaid and posted; or that an electronic form of notice was properly addressed and sent, shall be conclusive evidence that the notice was given. Notice shall be deemed to be given 48 hours after it was posted or sent.
(3) Procedure at general meetings of members
The provisions in clause 15 (2)-(4) governing the chairing of meetings, procedure at meetings and participation in meetings by electronic means apply to any general meeting of the members, with all references to trustees to be taken as references to members.

20. Saving provisions
(1) Subject to sub-clause (2) of this clause, all decisions of the NRRST trustees, or of a committee of NRRST trustees, shall be valid notwithstanding the participation in any vote of a NRRST trustee:
who was disqualified from holding office;
who had previously retired or who had been obliged by the constitution to vacate office;
who was not entitled to vote on the matter, whether by reason of a conflict of interest or otherwise;
if, without the vote of that NRRST trustee and that NRRST trustee being counted in the quorum, the decision has been made by a majority of the NRRST trustees at a quorate meeting.
(2) Sub-clause (1) of this clause does not permit a NRRST trustee to keep any benefit that may be conferred upon him or her by a resolution of the NRRST trustees or of a committee of NRRST trustees if, but for sub-clause (1), the resolution would have been void, or if the NRRST trustee has not complied with clause 7 (Conflicts of interest).

21. Execution of documents
(1) The NRRST shall execute documents either by signature or by affixing its seal
(2) A document is validly executed by signature if it is signed by at least two of the NRRST trustees.
(3) If the NRRST has a seal:
(a) it must comply with the provisions of the General Regulations; and
(b) the seal must only be used by the authority of the NRRST trustees or of a committee of NRRST trustees duly authorized by the NRRST trustees. The NRRST trustees may determine who shall sign any document to which the seal is affixed and unless otherwise so determined it shall be signed by two NRRST trustees.

22. Use of electronic communications
(1) General]
The NRRST will comply with the requirements of the General Regulations and in particular:
(a) the requirement to provide within 21 days to any member on request a hard copy of any document or information sent to the member otherwise than in hard copy form;
(b) any requirements to provide information to CAIPO in a particular form or manner.

23. Keeping of Registers
The NRRST will comply with its obligations under CAIPO in relation to the keeping of, and provision of access to, a (combined) register of its members and NRRST trustees.

24. Minutes
The NRRST trustees must keep minutes of all:
(1) appointments of officers made by the NRRST trustees;
(2) proceedings at general meetings of the NRRST;
(3) meetings of the NRRST trustees and committees of NRRST trustees including:
the names of the trustees present at the meeting;
the decisions made at the meetings; and
where appropriate the reasons for the decisions;
(4) decisions made by the NRRST trustees otherwise than in meetings.

25. Accounting records, accounts, annual reports and returns, register maintenance
(1) The NRRST trustees must comply with the requirements of the Charities Act with regard to the keeping of accounting records, to the preparation and scrutiny of statements of account, and to the preparation of annual reports and returns. The statements of account, reports and returns must be sent to the Charity Commission, regardless of the income of the NRRST, within 10 months of the financial year end.
(2) The NRRST trustees must comply with their obligation to inform CAIPO within 28 days of any change in the particulars of the NRRST entered on the Central Register of Charities.

26. Rules
The NRRST trustees may from time to time make such reasonable and proper rules or byelaws as they may deem necessary or expedient for the proper conduct and management of the NRRST, but such rules or bye laws must not be inconsistent with any provision of this
constitution. Copies of any such rules or bye laws currently in force must be made available to any member of the NRRST on request.

27. Disputes
If a dispute arises between members of the NRRST about the validity or propriety of anything done by the members under this constitution, and the dispute cannot be resolved by agreement, the parties to the dispute must first try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation before resorting to litigation.

28. Amendment of constitution
As provided by the relevant sections of the Charities Act:
(1) This constitution can only be amended:
(a) by resolution agreed in writing by all members of the NRRST; or
(b) by a resolution passed by a 75% majority of those voting at a general meeting of all the members of the NRRST called in accordance with clause 19 (General meetings of members).
(2) Any alteration of clause 3 (Objects), clause [29] (Voluntary winding up or dissolution), this clause, or of any provision where the alteration would provide authorization for any benefit to be obtained by NRRST trustees or all members of the NRRST or persons connected with them, requires the prior written consent of CAIPO.
(3) No amendment that is inconsistent with the provisions of the Charities Act or the General Regulations shall be valid.
(4) A copy of every resolution amending the constitution, together with a copy of the NRRST’s constitution as amended must be sent to the Commission by the end of the period of 15 days beginning with the date of passing of the resolution, and the amendment does not take effect until it has been recorded in the CAIPO.

29. Voluntary winding up or dissolution
(1) As provided by the Dissolution Regulations, the NRRST may be dissolved by resolution of its members. Any decision by the members to wind up or dissolve the NRRST can only be made:
(a) at a general meeting of the members of the CIO called in accordance with clause 19 (General meetings of members), of which not less than 14 days’ notice has been given to those eligible to attend and vote:
(i) by a resolution passed by a 75% majority of those voting, or
(ii) by a resolution passed by decision taken without a vote and without any expression of dissent in response to the question put to the general meeting; or
(b) by a resolution agreed in writing by all members of the NRRST.
(2) Subject to the payment of all the NRRST’s debts:
(a) Any resolution for the winding up of the NRRST, or for the dissolution of the NRRST without winding up, may contain a provision directing how any remaining assets of the NRRST shall be applied.
(b) If the resolution does not contain such a provision, the NRRST trustees must decide how any remaining assets of the CIO shall be applied.
(c) In either case the remaining assets must be applied for charitable purposes the same as or similar to those of the NRRST.
(3) The NRRST must observe the requirements of the Dissolution Regulations in applying to CAIPO for the NRRST to be removed from the Register of Charities, and in particular:
(a) the NRRST trustees must send with their application to the Commission:
(i) a copy of the resolution passed by the members of the NRRST;
(ii) a declaration by the NRRST trustees that any debts and other liabilities of the NRRST have been settled or otherwise provided for in full; and
(iii) a statement by the NRRST trustees setting out the way in which any property of the NRRST has been or is to be applied prior to its dissolution in accordance with this constitution;
(b) the NRRST trustees must ensure that a copy of the application is sent within seven days to every member and employee of the NRRST, and to any charity trustee of the CIO who was not privy to the application.
(4) If the NRRST is to be wound up or dissolved in any other circumstances, the provisions of the Dissolution Regulations must be followed.
(5) If Upon the winding up or dissolution of the Charity there remains after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the Trustees of the Charity but shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the Charity and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its Trustees.
The institution or institutions shall be determined by the Charity Trustees at or before the time of winding up or dissolution and shall be registered as a Charity or Charities under the provisions of the Charities Act, Cap. 243 of the Laws of Barbados.

30. Interpretation
In this constitution:
“connected person” means:
(a) a child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother or sister of the NRRST trustee;
(b) the spouse or civil partner of the NRRST trustee or of any person falling within sub-clause (a) above;
(c) a person carrying on business in partnership with the NRRST trustee or with any person falling within sub-clause (a) or (b) above;
(d) an institution which is controlled –
(i) by the NRRST trustee or any connected person falling within sub-clause (a), (b), or (c) above; or
(ii) by two or more persons falling within sub-clause (d)(i), when taken together
(e) a body corporate in which –
(i) the NRRST trustee or any connected person falling within sub-clauses (a) to (c) has a substantial interest; or
(ii) two or more persons falling within sub-clause (e)(i) who, when taken together, have a substantial interest.

“General Regulations” means the Charitable Incorporated Organizations (General) Regulations.
“Dissolution Regulations” means the Charitable Incorporated Organizations (Insolvency and Dissolution) Regulations .
The “Communications Provisions” means the Communications Provisions in the General Regulations.
“NRRST trustee” means a charity trustee of the NRRST.
A “poll” means a counted vote or ballot, usually (but not necessarily) in writing.

The NRRST constitution was ratified by:
Name: Sign:
Andrea Marshall – Empress Andrea
Joan Dallaway-White – Sister Kaia Benjamin
Lawrence Austin – Ras Ilive-

 

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