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pounds, and not more than Two hundred pounds per annum, to No. 1. be disbursed and paid to him in the usual manner in equal monthly Ord. No. 4, payments.
1853. XIII. That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be con
Board of strued to authorize the Board of Education, established by virtue
Education not of this Ordinance, to interfere with any schools which are not sup- to interfere ported by the public funds of these islands. with Schools not supported from Public Funds.
XIV. That it shall be lawful for the President, and he is hereby Whenever a required to nominate as a member of the Board of Education any minister of the recognized minister of the Church of Scotland, so soon as such a
Scotland shall minister shall be appointed to officiate at any of the islands within the Presidency; and for which purpose it shall be required of the these Islands, to President to keep one seat vacant in aforesaid Board until a be a Member of minister of the Church of Scotland can be nominated a member of the Board. the said Board as herein provided.
XV. That in the event of the death or absence of one or more the death members of the Board, or in the event of any member or members or absence of
Members of refusing to act, or voluntarily absenting himself or themselves
the Board of from several successive meetings of the said Board, it shall be in Education of the power of the President for the time being to nominate and provided for. appoint one or more laymen to act in the stead of any such member or members as aforesaid : Provided always, that such nomination shall only be valid and in full force (and no longer) until the provisions contained in the first and fourteenth clauses of this Ordinance can be complied with by the re-appointment of such a member or members of the Legislative Council, or of such minister or ministers as may be required to constitute the Board as provided for in the aforesaid clauses.
XVI. That it shall be lawful for the President to draw by warrant, Passage allowin the usual manner, from the Public Treasury of these islands, ance for In
spector and a sum not exceeding Seventy pounds, to be remitted to England Master in such a manner as shall be decided upon by the Secretary of provided for. State, to be paid to the said Master as a passage allowance from England to these islands : Provided always, that should the aforesaid Head Master resign or be dismissed for misconduct before three years after the date of his arrival at these islands, it shall be required of the said Head Master to refund and pay into the Public Treasury the whole or a portion of the said allowance, as shall be decided upon by the President in Council; and that to provide more effectually for the observance of this proviso, it shall be required of the said Master, before he leaves England, to enter into a good and sufficient bond, to be renewed on arrival at these islands, that he shall refund in the manner and for the reasons aforesaid, the whole or a portion of his passage allowance as shall be required of the said Head Master by the President in Council.
XVII. That the Members of Council and Justices of the Peace Members of for these islands shall have authority to visit, at any time, all Council and schools established under this Ordinance. Justices of the Peace to be visitors of Schools.
XIX. That nothing herein contained shall be of any force When the or effect until Her Majesty shall have assented hereto, or the operatio
this Ordinance sanction of the Governor-General of Jamaica to the immediate
to take effect. operation of the same shall have been obtained, nor until such assent or sanction as aforesaid shall have been signified by Proclamation, nor until a day to be in such Proclamation fixed for the commencement thereof.
Class I.-PUBLIC MARKET.
No.1. Act 10 Vic.
lation of a Public Market of
(26th Feb., 1847.)
VV Grand Cay, Turks Islands, and it is expedient that certain provision should be made by law, in aid of and for the proper regulation of such Market; May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by His Excellency George Benvenuto Mathew, Esquire, Governor and Commanderin-chief in and over the Bahama Islands, the Legislative Council and Assembly of the said Islands, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the same; That when and so soon as a fit and proper market has been erected at Grand Cay, Turks Islands, aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Crown Commissioner to grant a certificate thereof under his hand and seal, and to cause such certificate to be recorded in the office of the Deputy Secretary at Grand Cay aforesaid ; and from and immediately after such certificate shall be so granted and recorded, the said market shall be deemed and held to be established, and the said market shall from thenceforth be the only market within Grand Cay aforesaid for selling and exposing for sale butchers meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit; and if any person shall, after such market is established as aforesaid, sell or offer for sale any butchers' meat, fish, vegetables, or fruit, within Grand Cay, aforesaid, in any place other than such market, every such person shall, on being convicted thereof, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding Ten shillings, and not less than One shilling.
II. And be it enacted, That the said market shall be under the superintendence and control of the Crown Commissioner for the time being, at the said Turks Islands, who is hereby authorized and empowered, from time to time, to make rules and regulations for the government of the said market, and to fix and establish rates of stallage, wharfage, and slaughterage.
Mode of es tablishment of Market.
Market to be under control of the Gover
Ord. No. 10, An Ordinance to prevent abuses by False Scales, Weights, and Mea 1855.
sures within this Presidency. (Passed 30th Oct., 1855. Con
firmed 20th March, 1856.) W HEREAS great frauds, deceits, and abuses may be committed PREAMBLE.
V by persons using false weights and measures ; for prevention whereof, May it please the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, that it may be ordained by His Honour JAMES MISICK, Esquire, Senior Member of Council administering the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Legislative Council of the said islands, under the supervision of the Captain-eneral and Governor-inChief, in and over the Island of Jamaica ; and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same,
I. That there shall be provided at the public expense sets of Im- Sets of Engperial Standard weights and measures, which shall be deposited lish standard
and and kept at each of the Police Offices within these islands, by which
measures to all weights and measures hereafter used in buying or selling shall be provided. be compared and tried; and such weights and measures shall, during office hours, be open to inspection on payment of One shilling to the Chief Constable. And all weights and measures, when so compared and tried, if correct, shall be stamped or marked by the said Chief Constable, who shall be responsible for the safe keeping and good order of the weights and measures in such Police office: Provided always, that the bushel measure for the sale of salt shall contain thirty-five imperial wine quarts.
II. That every person who shall sell any articles whatever Penalty for usually sold by weight or measure, by any other weight or measure selling with except such as shall be stamped or marked, and shall correspond weights and with the weights and measures kept at the Police Office, shall be measures other
than stamped liable to such penalty as is hereinafter provided. And it shall be wa
and the duty of the Police and Assistant Police Magistrates in their measures. respective districts, at least once in every three months, to cause all scales, weights, and measures, used in such districts for the purpose of selling by retail, to be inspected and tried by some constable, and if any such scales, weights, or measures shall be found to be false, or not to agree with the weights and measures aforesaid, the same shall be seized and conveyed to the Police Office of such district, subject to such order as the Magistrate for the district may make with reference thereto. And the person in whose store or shop the same shall be found, shall be liable to such penalty as is hereinafter provided : Provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent any constable at any time from inspecting any such scales, weights, or measures which he may have cause to suspect are false or deficient, and dealing with the same as is hereinbefore directed.
III. That upon affidavit made before a Justice of the Peace by Warrant to
false and fraudulent scales, weights, or measures, it shall be lawful Weights or
No. 1. for such Justice to grant a warrant to search the shop or store of Ord. No. 10, the person charged, and try all the scales, weights, and measures 1855. found therein, and thereupon to proceed in the manner directed by
- the last preceding section. Offences how IV. That the Police and Assistant Police Magistrates shall have tried.
power to hear, try, and determine the offences in the preceding Penalty on
clauses enumerated ; and every person convicted of any such offence con viction. shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Five pounds, and in default.
of payment, to imprisonment not exceeding Thirty days; and if an
old offender, hard labour may be added to such imprisonment. Penalties, how V. That all fines and penalties when recovered shall be applied applied.
to the use of Her Majesty, her heirs, and successors, to be applied
towards the support of the government of these islands. Act repealed. VI. That all that Act of the General Assembly of the Bahamas
known as the 7th Wm. 1, Chap. 13, shall be henceforth repealed.
WHARFAGE AND STORAGE.
Storage, and wcalage.
Storage, and Scalage. (4th March, 1846.) I. That from and after the expiration of the said-recited Acts, the charge of wharfage for the landing of any articles on any abut-. ment or wharf, from or for shipments on board of any vessel, and of rent or storage for the receiving and safe keeping of any such articles in any warehouse, store, or cellar, shall not exceed the rates mentioned in the Schedule to this Act annexed, marked respectively A and B, under a penalty of Ten pounds, to be recovered as hereinafter provided, at the suit of the party aggrieved, over and above the forfeiture of the charges of wharfage or storage, or both, for which any conviction shall take place.
II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That after any article liable to the payment of storage under this Act shall have remained in any warehouse, store, or cellar licensed for the bonding of goods, subject to duty under any Imperial or Colonial law for the period of one calendar month, then, and in every such case, it shall be only lawful to charge for the continued storage of such article beyond the said period of one calendar month, at and after a rate equal to one half of the rate specified in Schedule B, as referring to such particular article, under the same and the like penalties for an overcharge as are set forth in the next preceding clause.
III. That the proprietor or proprietors of any wharf or abutment used for the landing of merchandise for hire, shall, and he and they are hereby required to keep the same in good order, and properly furnished with a crane, sheers, or other appropriate and adequate means for facilitating the landing of such merchandise, under a penalty of Ten pounds for default or neglect, in addition to the liability to make good any loss or damage that may be sustained by any person or persons by reason of such default or neglect.
IV. That the proprietor or occupant of any warehouse or store,
Duty of the proprietors of wharves to have a craie, &c.
by whom merchandise or other articles shall be received and kept No. 1. for hire, shall be responsible for the safety of everything deposited Act 9 Vic. therein, on which warehouse rent shall be chargeable, and for all c. 8. damage to the same arising from want of due care on the part of
Kesponsibility such proprietor or occupant, or from the defective state of the build- of Droprietor of ing; except, however, the loss or damage occurring from fire, storm, warehouses for robbery by forcible entry, and other causes, beyond the control of goods deposuch proprietor or occupant.
sited therein. V. That the expense of putting into, and of the delivery from The owner of
soods liable for any such store, warehouse, or cellar, of any articles, shall be borne good
the expenses by the owner of such article.
thereon. VI. That the charge for the use of any scale, beam, or other Rate of machine used for weighing, on any wharf or abutment, or in any scalage. store, warehouse, or cellar let on hire, shall not exceed the rate specified in the Schedule marked C.
VII. That the penalties imposed by this Act shall be recovered Penalty pay. in any Court in which debts of the same amount may be sued for able to Public and recovered, and shall, on recovery, be paid into the Public Treasury. Treasury in aid of the revenue of the colony.
VIII. That the provisions of this Act shall extend to the Turks Acts extended Islands, and the other islands of this Government, in the same and to Turks the like manner as if such islands were specially named in the pre- Islands, ceding sections.
IX. That this Act to continue in force for ten years from the Duration. commencement thereof, and until the end of the then next session of the General Assembly, and no longer.
--- SCHEDULE A. RATES OF WHARFAGE.
£ $. d. Kegs, boxes, jars, jugs, and other small packages of less
solid contents than two feet, or weighing less than
56 lbs., if weight be greater in proportion than bulk 0 0 0 Half-barrels, firkins, kegs, boxes, bales, bags, seroons,
demijohns, and other packages, measuring two and
portion than bulk .. .. .. .. .. 0 0 0 Barrels, boxcs, bales, and other packages, measuring five,
and less than ten cubic feet, or weighing one
proportion than bulk . . .. .. .. 0 0 1 Tierces, casks, boxes, bales, and other packages, mea
suring ten and not more than twenty cubic feet, or
weight be greater in proportion than bulk .. 0 0 2 Hogsheads, puncheons, pipes, and bales, boxes, crates,
and other packages, measuring more than twenty
greater in proportion than bulk .. .. .. 0 0 3 All packages measuring more than thirty cubic feet, or
weighing more than 10 cit. and less than one ton,