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THE BAHAMA S.
PART I. CLASS I.-ACTS EXTENDING THE COMMON LAW AND CERTAIN
PARTS OF THE STATUTE LAW OF ENGLAND TO
THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.
QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTORS AND MEMBERS OF
WITH THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE.
CLASSES OF PERSONS.
MERCANTILE SOCIETIES AND COMPANIES.
CLASS I. ACTS EXTENDING THE COMMON LAW AND CER
TAIN PARTS OF THE STATUTE LAW OF ENG
LAND TO THE BAHAMA ISLANDS. Since the compilation of the Statutes in 1862 the following alterations have been made in this Class, viz :I. So much respectively of the Colonial Statutes 40 Geo. 3,
c. 2; 4 Vic. c. 30; and 23 Vic. c. 23, as declared in force
in the Colony. The Imperial Statutes
4 Hen. 7, c. 24,
II. So much also of the Colonial Statute 17 Vic. c. 24, as
declared in force in the Colony, the Imperial Statute 15 & 16 Vic. c. 86, has, with the exception of certain enumerated Sections, been repealed by the Act 30 Vic.
c. 13. See Act, Part II. Class IV. III. The following Act of Parliament has been declared in
force by the 29 Vic. c. 6: “28 & 29 Vic. c. 86 – An Act to amend the Law of Partnership.”
Andros Island and Grand Bahama, and for granting
(Assented to 27th March, 1866.) PREAMBLE.
HEREAS, by the Act of Assembly, eight Victoria, chapter
twenty-nine, the Islands of Andros Island, Grand Bahama, and the Berry Islands constitute one Election district ; and whereas the inhabitants of the Bimini Islands have equitable claims to be incorporated into some Election district of the Colony, and those Islands are situated nearer to Grand Bahama than to any other Election district, but the Andros Island district, to which Grand Bahama belongs, would be rendered inconveniently large if the Bimini Islands were incorporated therein, and it is therefore desirable to divide such district into two parts, consisting of Andros Island and the Berry Islands for one part, and Grand Bahama, with the Bimini Islands attached, for the other part, with such number of polling places as may be deemed necessary, and be hereafter appointed under the powers of the Act above quoted, and that the inhabitants of each division of such district
be represented by one Member ; May it, &c. Repeals 8 Vic. I. That so much of the 19th section of the Act of Assembly c. 29 in part, 8 Vic. c. 29, as incorporates Andros Island, Grand Balama and and constitutes the Berry Islands into one Election district, be, and the same is Andros Island hereby repealed ; that henceforth Andros Island, with the Berry with the Berry Islands and Cays situate within five leagues from Andros Island, election dis- shall constitute a distinct Election district, with the privilege, on trict.
behalf of the inhabitants who may be duly registered as qualified Electors under the Act of Assembly aforesaid, to send one Member to the General Assembly of these Islands, at any future Election which may be held within such district, in virtue of any Writ of Election duly issued under the Great Seal of the
Colony. Constitutes II. That henceforth the Island of Grand Bahama, with the Grand Bahama Islands and Cays situate within five leagues thereof, together with and the Bimini the Bimini Islands aforesaid, shall constitute a distinct Election Election dis- district, with the privilege on behalf of the inhabitants, who may trict.
be duly registered as qualified Electors under the Act of Assembly aforesaid, to send one Member to the General Assembly of these 29 Vic. c. 1. Islands at any future Election which may be held within such district, in virtue of any Writ of Election duly issued under the Great Seal of the Colony.
III. That immediately after the official notification of Her Registrars of Majesty's assent to this Act, or of its having been left to its opera
voters to be tion by Her Majesty in Council , shall have been promulgated in appointed for
the respective this Colony, and from time to time afterwards, and as is provided districts. for with respect to other Election districts, it shall be lawful for the Governor of the Colony to appoint Registrars of Voters for the said respective districts herein before defined, to register the names of persons who may be qualified, at the time of such registration, to vote for a Representative in the General Assembly of these islands, agreeably to the Act of Assembly for regulating Elections and the qualification of Members of the General Assembly of these Islands, and such Registrars shall make the Election lists in the way prescribed by the Act of Assembly, 8 Vic. c. 29, or any other laws which may hereafter be in force regulating the registration of voters.
IV. It shall also be lawful for the Governor, and he is hereby Courts of Re. requested, to appoint persons to hold Courts of Revision in such vision to be Election districts for the revision of any such Election lists as may therein.
established be prepared therein respectively, in pursuance of this Act and the last before quoted Act, and such Courts of Revision shall revise such lists, agreeably to the directions contained in the before mentioned Act and in the Act of 9 Vic. c. 11, or as may hereafter be provided for by law.
V. The first lists prepared and revised under this Act shall be First Election in force for the remainder of the current year, if prepared and re- lists prepared
and revised to vised therein, and also for the year 1867 ; and no intermediate or
remain in force special registration of voters in the districts divided and defined by for the year this Act shall take place, or be necessary for the said year 1867: 1867. Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be of any Proviso as to force or effect until Her Majesty's assent has been obtained hereto commenceand officially promulgated in the Colony, nor shall the coming into ment of Act. force of this Act render void, or in any way invalidate the election and return of any persons who may previously thereto have been elected and returned for the united district of Andros Island, Grand Bahama and the Berry Islands, and the first election for the newlyformed district of Grand Bahama and the Biminis shall only take place and be held upon the occasion of the first vacancy in the representation of the said united district, after the coming into force of this Act.
30 Vic. c. 4. An Act to amend the Act 29 Vic, c. 1, for the
Division of the Election District of Andros Island, and
of the Bimini Islands. (Assented to 2nd April, 1867.)
came into operation after the last general election of members to serve in the General Assembly of these Islands, and in the event of a vacancy occurring in the representation of the united district of Andros Island, Berry Islands, and Grand Bahama,
30 Vic. c. 4. during the continuance of the present General Assembly, doubts
may arise as to how such election is to be conducted, for remedy
whereof; May it, &c. : Grand Bahama I. That if the seat of either of the present members for the and the Bini- united district of Andros Island, the Berry Islands and Grand nis to be a
Bahama should become vacant during the continuance of the new electoral district in case
present General Assembly, that then and in such case the other of a vacancy.
member for the said district shall be and become member for the district of Andros Island and the Berry Islands, and a Writ shall issue for the election of a member to represent the newly-created
district of Grand Bahama and the Biminis. Corrects a II. Whereas a clerical error has occurred in the first section of clerical error the said Act by the insertion of the letters and figures 8 Vic. c. 9, in 29 Vic. c. 1. instead of 8 Vic. c. 29, be it enacted, that the said Act shall be
construed as if the letters and figures 8 Vic. c. 29, had been there inserted instead of the letters and figures 8 Vic. c. 9, and in any future publication of the said Act, it shall be lawful to print the said section as hereby corrected.
30 Vic. c. 10. An Act to amend the Laws regulating the Pay
ment of Salaries to the Officers of the House of As
sembly. (Assented to 2nd April, 1867.) PREAMBLE.
HEREAS, by an Act passed in the 25th year of Her
Majesty's Reign, entitled “An Act for increasing the Salaries at present received by the several Officers of the House of Assembly, certain increased Salaries were granted to the then Officers of the House; and whereas, the present Speaker and the present Assistant Messenger are the only Officers of the existing House who held Office at the passing of the said Act, and doubts exist whether the increased salaries appropriated to the Office of Speaker and Assistant Messenger by the said Act are now payable, and it is expedient, therefore, to provide for the payment of
the same; May it, &c. : Salaries of I. That there shall be allowed and paid out of the Public officers of Treasury of these Islands, by warrant in the usual manner, the House of
following annual Salaries to be received in lieu of all other SaAssembly.
laries attached to the Offices of Speaker and Assistant Messenger
respectively, that is to say: Speaker's II. To the present Speaker of the House, while holding the salary. Office of Speaker in this or in any future General Assembly,
£200 per annum. Assistant Mes III. To the present Assistant Messenger, while holding the senger's Office of Assistant Messenger in this, or in any other General salary. Assembly, £37: 10s. per annum. Officers of IV. Any Officer of the House of Assembly, who shall have House entitled served as an Officer of the House for the period required by to superannua- Law in the case of other public Officers, shall, on retirement tion.
from such his office, be entitled, if of the age required by law, to superannuation allowance at the rate fixed by the Act of Assembly, 25 Vic. c. 20.