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dinance, shall be understood to mean the person lawfully administer- No. 1. ing the Government for the time being, and that the word “ Council ” Ord. No. 6, shall be understood to mean the Executive Council of these islands, 1860. and that the word “ship” shall include every description of vessel
Words exused in navigation not propelled by oars, and the word “wreck” plained. shall be understood to include jetsam, flotsam, logan, and derelict, found in or on the shores of the sea, or any tidal water.
LIV. That from and after the commencement of this Ordinance, Laws repealed. the Act known as 11th of Victoria, chapter 24, in the printed copies of the Laws of the Bahamas, and also the 8th section of the Act 2nd Victoria, chapter 3, and also the 5, 6, 7, and 8th sections of the Act 4th Victoria, chapter 25, and also the 17, 18, 19, and 20th sections of the Act of the 2nd Victoria, chapter 5, severally extended to these islands, also Ordinance No. 7 of 1854, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.
FORM OF LICENCE.
Turks and Caicos Islands.
These are to license the British Schooner (or other description of vessel or boat, as the case may be) of and belonging to the port of
is or are owner or owners, to sail and be employed as a wrecking vessel within the limits of the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, under the authority of an Ordinance of the Legislative Council of the said islands, passed in the twenty-third year of Her Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Ordinance to Amend and Consolidate the Laws relating to Wrecks within these Islands, and to establish a Court of Inquiry into cases of Wreck, and to settle disputed cases of Salvage.” Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Grand Turk, this day of
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and and in the
year of Her Majesty's reign.
No. 1.-ORDINANCE No. 11 of 1849.
No. 1. An Ordinance to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Regulation Ord, No. 11,
1849. of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk. (Passed 29th Aug., 1849.
Confirmed 18th Feb., 1851.)
security of navigation and shipping, and for the encourage, Authorizing ment of trade, that a Lighthouse should be erected and maintained the erection of on some part of Grand Turk, Turks Islands. In consequence of a Lighthouse such necessity, we, therefore, your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the President and the Legislative Council of the Turks
No. 1. and Caicos Islands, do most humbly and earnestly beseech your Ord. No. 11, Majesty, that it may graciously please your Majesty to approve of
, 1849. and to order the erection of a lighthouse at Grand Turk, Turks
Islands, and that it may be ordained, and be it ordained by His
the Council administering the Government of the Turks and Caicos Lighthouse
Islands, and the Legislative Council of the said islands, and it is to be placed under the hereby ordained by the authority of the same, that such lighthouse
, management of when erected, shall be under the superintendence, direction, and the Port Officer. management of a port officer for these islands, to be hereafter
nominated, subject to your Majesty's approval, by the President
or officer administering the Government. Appointment II. And be it further ordained, that the said port officer shall of keepers.
have power, subject to the approval of the President, to appoint,
during pleasure, keepers for the said lighthouse, and shall have Providing authority to purchase and provide, by contract or otherwise, with materials and the approval of the President, all candles, wicks, materials, and all other necessa
other necessaries for the said lighthouse, and also to provide for ries.
the keeping of the said lighthouse in good order and condition, Port Officer to and to make rules for the guidance of the keepers aforesaid, which make rules.
rules, when approved of by the President, shall be in full force.
III. And whereas it is necessary to provide for the expense attending such lighthouse, be it further ordained, that so soon as the said lighthouse shall have been erected as herein provided, and shall be properly lighted, there shall be paid, or security in double the amount given for the same, to the Receiver-General or Assistant Receiver-General, on behalf of Her Majesty, her heirs, and successors, for the public use and support of Her Majesty's Govern
ment, upon every ship or vessel arriving at any port within these Light duty islands, and coming to an entry, the sum of Threepence per ton, of 3d. per ton
for each and every ton of the registered tonnage of such ship or on all vessels entering at
vessel: Provided that the vessels of Her Majesty's Navy, or any
any Port within vessel wholly engaged and employed as a transport or storeship these Islands. in the service of Her Majesty, her heirs, or successors, and all
steamers, shall be wholly exempt from paying the said toll. Officers or
IV. And be it further ordained, that in case any action or suit shall be commenced against the said port officer, Receiver-General,
or Assistant Receiver-General, or any other person acting in their plead the general issue.
behalf, for anything done in pursuance of this Ordinance, the defendant or defendants in such action or suit may plead the general issue, and may give this Ordinance and the special matter in
evidence. Keepers to V. And be it further ordained, that the keepers of the lightgive bond.
house shall not be entitled to have and receive any salary or remuneration under this Ordinance, until they shall have entered into a bond or bonds to Her Majesty, her heirs, and successors, with sufficient sureties in sums not exceeding altogether One hundred pounds, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duty
devolving upon them, and in case any such keepers shall be conKeepers liable victed before the said port officer of any neglect or wilful misconto a fine for
duct in their office, he or they shall be liable to a fine not exceeding neglect.
Twenty pounds, or to the forfeiture of his or their bond or bonds, or to dismissal, or to all or any of the three, according to the nature of his or their offence.
VI. And be it further ordained, that if any person shall steal
other persons sued may
from the said lighthouse, any tools, stores, or materials, necessary No. 1. for keeping the said light, or lighthouse, in good and efficient order, Ord. No. 11, or shall wilfully, maliciously, or wantonly do, or cause any mischief 1849. or damage to the said lighthouse, or to the lamps, glasses, or to any Penalty for part of the apparatus belonging to the same, such offender, on con
stealing stores, viction thereof, shall be liable to imprisonment with hard labour, &c., from for any term not exceeding seven years.
Lighthouse, or doing injury to same. VII. And be it further ordained, that the port officer, for the Allowance to expense he may incur in supervising the said lighthouse and the Port Officer keepers of the same, shall be entitled to have and receive an allow- for supervising ance at and after the rate of Thirty pounds per annum, to be paid 2:30 per annum.
Lighthouse, by warrant in the usual manner.
VIII. And be it further ordained, that there shall be allowed Allowance for the maintenance of such lighthouse, and for defraying the for the mainsalaries of the keepers of the said lighthouse, a sum not exceeding Lighthouse
tenance of the Four hundred pounds per annum, to be accounted for, and to be not to exceed paid by warrant in the usual manner.
£400 per aniIX. Definition of the word President.
X. And be it further ordained, that nothing herein contained When this shall be of any force or effect until Her Majesty's assent shall have Ordinance to
come into ope. been obtained thereto, nor until the said lighthouse shall have been completed, nor until Her Majesty's assent shall have been signified by proclamation, nor until å day to be in such proclamation fixed for the commencement thereof, and from that period shall be and shall continue in force during Her Majesty's life, and six months after that period.*
XI. And be it further ordained, that so soon as Her Majesty's Notice of assent to this Ordinance shall have been proclaimed, and the said Her Majesty's lighthouse shall have been completed and properly lighted, the assent to be
published President or officer administering the Government shall direct a within these notice thereof to be published within these islands, for Three Islands for months, and the tolls payable under this Ordinance shall be pay- Three months. able on the Tenth day from and after the day of the date of such notice, and shall continue to be payable during the continuance of this Ordinance.
No. 2.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1850.
Ord. No. 7, An Ordinance to amend the Ordinance No. 11 of 1849, entitled " An
1850. Ordinance to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Regulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk.” (Passed 1st August,
1850. Confirmed 18th Feb., 1851.) THEREAS in and by an Ordinance entitled, “ No. 11 of 1849, PREAMBLE.
an Ordinance to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Reciting OrRegulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk (Turks Islands),” it is dinance No. 11
of 1849. amongst other things ordained, that there shall be allowed for the maintenance of such lighthouse, and for defraying the salaries of the keepers of the said lighthouse, a sum not exceeding Four hundred pounds per annum. And whereas it may happen that the said sum of Four hundred pounds may not prove sufficient to defray the expense attending the efficient maintenance of such light; May it
Dui ation perpetual. See Ordinance No. 2, 1851.
No. 2. therefore please Your Majesty that it may be ordained, and be it Ord. No. 7, ordained by his honour Frederick Henry Alexander Forth, Esquire, 1850. President administering the Government of the Turks and Caicos
Islands, and the Legislative Council of the said islands, and it Authorizing the President
is hereby ordained by the authority of the same that a discretionary to issue his power and authority shall be, and is hereby vested in the President warrant for the or other officer administering the Government of these islands for payment of
the time being, and he is hereby authorized and required from any sum disbursed for the
time to time to issue his warrant for the payment from the Treasury maintenance of of these islands of such sum or sums of money as may be found a Lighthouse. necessary, in order to carry out the provisions of the aforesaid Or
dinance over and above the said sum of Four hundred pounds,
granted by the before-recited Ordinance. Commencement II. And be it further ordained that this Ordinance shall come and duration.
into operation so soon as Her Majesty's assent thereto shall have been proclaimed, and shall continue in force during Her Majesty's life, and six months after that period.
No. 3.-ORDINANCE No. 2 of 1851. Ord. No.2, An Ordinance to amend two several Ordinances No. 11 of 1849, and 1851.
No. 7 of 1850, to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Regulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk. (Passed 11th
April, 1851. Confirmed 23rd Dec., 1851.) PREAMBLE.
HEREAS in and by an Ordinance entitled “No. 11 of 1849,
an Ordinance &c., &c., to provide for the Maintenance, and efficient Regulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk,” and also by an Ordinance No. 7 of 1850 to amend the aforesaid Ordinance, it is amongst other things provided that the said-recited Ordinances shall be and continue in force for and during the term of Her Majesty's life, and for Six months after that period, and whereas such a provision is uncalled for and inexpedient, and the same should be repealed ; May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be ordained and be it ordained by his honour Frederick Henry Alexander Forth, Esquire, President administering the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Legislative Council of the
said islands, under the supervision of the Captain-General and Part of Ordi- Governor-in-Chief in and over the Island of Jamaica, and it is nance No. 11, hereby ordained by the authority of the same, that so much of the 1849, and of No. 2 of 1850, two hereinbefore-recited Ordinances as limits their duration as repealed.
aforesaid, shall be and the same is repealed accordingly.
Ord. No.5, An Ordinance to establish a Post-office within the Turks and Caicos
1851, Islands. (Passed 14th July, 1854. Confirmed 11th Dec.,
1854.) HEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made by PREAMBLE.
law for the establishment of a Post-office in this presidency; May it, &c.,
I. That a post-office shall be established at Grand Cay, to be Post-office to called the Turks and Caicos Islands Post-office.
be established. II. That it shall be lawful for the President of these Islands to President to appoint a fit and proper person to be the postmaster; who shall appoint Posthold his office during pleasure; and no person so appointed shall master. be capable of holding the said office unless such person shall have Who shall subfirst made and subscribed to the declaration in the Schedule here- scribe to a de
claration. unto annexed before a Justice of the Peace.
III. That there shall be allowed and paid out of the Public Salary of £50 Treasury of these islands by warrant in the usual manner to the allowed. postmaster in monthly payments, an annual salary of Fifty pounds : Provided always that the payments of such salary shall be subject to the following conditions, that is to say ; First, that the building Building used used as a post-office shall be situated in such part of Grand Cay as as a Post-office shall from time to time be approved of by the President in Coun- to be approved cil ; Secondly, that such postmaster shall personally or by suffi- of by President
in Council. cient deputy give his attendance at his office at such hours and
Postmaster to times as may be appointed by the President; thirdly, that such postmaster shall once a week deliver or cause to be delivered every son or by Deletter remaining in the post-office and addressed to any person puty. having a place of residence at Grand Cay; and shall at least once Letters to be in every month cause a list of unclaimed letters to be published in delivered one of the newspapers of the colony : Provided always that nothing weekly. herein contained shall be construed to require the said postmaster Unclaimed let
ters to be pubto deliver any letter without first receiving the postage therefor.
lished monthly. IV. That on all letters not exceeding half an ounce in weight Rate of Postbrought into the colony on which no postage shall have been paid age. or is chargeable, there shall be paid to the said postmaster fourpence; and on all such letters, if exceeding half an ounce in weight, an additional postage at and after the same rate shall be paid. And all sums of money received by the said postmaster for postage To be paid in shall be accounted for and paid by him to the Receiver-General in aid of the ge
neral Revenue. aid of the revenue of the colony ; save and except the sum of One penny per letter, which shall be paid by the said postmaster to the
attend in per