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No. 19. No. 19.-11 Vic.ch. 2. An Act to Repeal within the Bahama Islands Act 11 Vic.
certain Duties of Customs levied under the authority of an Act c. 2.
of the Imperial Parliament, for regulating the Trade of the
British Possessions Abroad. (22nd March, 1848.) Duties of Cus W HEREAS an Act was passed in the session of the Imperial toms under V Parliament, holden in the ninth and tenth years of your Imperial Act
Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Act to enable the Legislatures of repealed,
certain British Possessions to Reduce or Repeal certain Duties of Customs," whereby power was and is given to the Legislatures of your Majesty's British possessions, in America and the Island of Mauritius, to pass and enact, subject to your Majesty's royal approval and confirmation, any Act or Ordinance, Acts or Ordinances, reducing or repealing all or any of the duties of customs imposed in and by an Act passed in the session of the Imperial Parliament, holden in the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad ;" And whereas it is expedient that such duties of customs should cease to be collected within these your Majesty's Bahama Islands; We, &c., That from and after the expiration of thirty days from the day on which your Majesty's royal assent to this Act shall be proclaimed in this colony, all and singular the duties of customs imposed in and by the before-recited Act of the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, upon the importation into this and your Majesty's other British Possessions in America, of the several articles in the said Act mentioned and specified, shall cease to be collected within these islands, and such duties of customs shall, as far as they relato or refer to these your Majesty's Bahama Islands, be, and they are hereby repealed. *
No. 20. No. 20.-11 Vic. ch. 6. An Act for protecting, in the Bahamas, the Act 11 Vic.
Rights of British Authors. (22nd March, 1848.) c. 6. PREAMBLE.
THEREAS in and by an Act passed in the session of the
Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, in the Reciting part fifth and sixth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act of Act of Par- to Amend the Law of Copyright,” it is, amongst other things, liament.
enacted that it shall not be lawful for any person, not being the proprietor of the copyright, or some person authorized by him, to import into any part of the United Kingdom, or into any other part of the British dominions, for sale or hire, any printed book, first composed, or written, or printed, or published, in any part of the said United Kingdom, wherein there shall be a copyright, and reprinted in any country or place whatsoever, out of the British dominions, under the penalties therein mentioned; And whereas by an Act passed in the session of the said Imperial Parliament, holden in the eighth and ninth years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions Abroad,” books wherein the copyright is subsisting, first composed,
* Confirmed by Order in Council, dated 1st May, 1849, and proclaimed at Nassau on the 23rd June, 1849.
or written, or printed, in the United Kingdom, and printed or re- No. 20. printed in any other country, are absolutely prohibited to be im- Act 11 Vic. ported into the British possessions abroad; And whereas in and c. 6. by another Act, passed in the session of the said Imperial Parlia
n ment holden in the tenth and eleventh years of your Majesty's reign, entitled, “ An Act to Amend the Law regulating the Protection, in the Colonies, of works entitled to Copyright in the United Kingdom,” it is enacted that in case the Legislature, or proper Legislative authorities in any British possessions shall be disposed to make due provision for securing or protecting the rights of British authors in such possessions, and shall pass an Act or make an Ordinance for that purpose, and shall transmit the same in the proper manner to the Secretary of State, in order that it may be submitted to Her Majesty, and in case Her Majesty shall be of opinion that such Act or Ordinance is sufficient for the purpose of securing to British Authors reasonable protection within such possession, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, if she think fit so to express her royal approval of such Act or Ordinance, and thereupon to issue an order in Council, declaring that so long as the provision of such Act or Ordinance continue in force within such colony, the prohibitions contained in the Acts thereinbefore recited, or any other Acts against the importing, selling, letting out to hire, exposing for sale or hire, or possessing foreign reprints of books first composed, written, printed or published in the United Kingdom, and entitled to copyright therein, shall be suspended, so far as regards such colony; and thereupon such Act or Ordinance shall come into operation, except so far as may be otherwise provided therein, or as may be otherwise directed by such order in Council, anything in the said last-recited Act, or in any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding; And whereas it is expedient to allow the importation into this colony of reprints abroad of the works of British authors, with due regard to the rights of such of the said authors as may have duly registered their copyright therein agreeably to the first herein-recited Act of the said Imperial Par- Enactment. liament; May it, &c., That there shall be levied and paid on the Duty of £20 importation into this colony, of the reprint, in any foreign country per £100 on or place, of any book or dramatic piece, the proprietorship of the value of pub
fisnord lishers' wholecopyright of which shall have been duly entered in Stationers'
sale price to be Hall, agreeably to the before-recited Act of Parliament of the levied on the fifth and sixth years of your Majesty's reign, and shall also have importation of been duly notified in the manner prescribed in the Proviso to the re-published ninth section of the hereinbefore last-mentioned Act, a duty at and wo
tected British after the rate of Twenty pounds per centum on the value of the authors abroad publisher's wholesale price of such reprint, at the place from on importation whence the same shall have been imported into this colony.
in the Bahamas. II. That the duty hereby imposed on the said reprinted works Duty here colshall be collected and received by your Majesty's Receiver-General lected. and Treasurer in and for these islands, his lawful deputies or other Colonial Receivers, who shall furnish quarterly, to the President, a schedule containing a return of all duties received by him on the importation of reprints of any such registered book or dramatic piece.
III. That it shall be lawful for the proprietor of any such regis- Proportion or tered book or dramatic piece to apply to the President for payment payable to
i proprietors of of nine-tenths of the amount of duty collected under this Act,
No. 20. on the importation into this colony of the reprint of any book or Act 11 Vic. dramatic piece liable to duty under this Act, of which such appli.
cant shall be the registered proprietor, or the registered assiguee of such proprietor; and it shall be lawful for the President in Council, and he is hereby required, on being satisfied of the correctness of such application, to grant his warrant on the Treasury in favour of such proprietor or assignee, as the case may be, for nine-tenths of the amount of duties that may have been collected under this Act,
on the importation of any such reprinted book or dramatic piece. Act, when to IV. That this Act shall commence and take effect thirty days take effect.
after Her Majesty's royal approval shall have been publicly notifel by the President in this colony.
No. 21. Ord. No. 20,
No. 21.-ORDINANCE No. 20 of 1860. 1860. An Ordinance for raising a Revenue for the Support of the Goteri
ment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Passed 9th May,
1860. Confirmed 9th May, 1861.) W HEREAS Ordinance No. 2 of 1855 for raising a revenue for
Vy the support of the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, will expire at the end of the next session of the Legislature, after the first day of January, which will be in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and it is necessary that further provision for raising a revenue should be made in lieu thereof; May it therefore please your Majesty that it may be ordained by His Honour William Robert Inglis, Esquire, President of the Council 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 Governor-in-Chiel W and over the Island of Jamaica, and it is hereby ordained by the
authority of the same. Table of Duties. I. That there shall be collected and paid unto your Majesty;
your heirs, and successors, for the support of the government on
8. d. No. 21. Chocolate, per 100 lbs.
6 0 Ord. No. 20, Cigars, per 1000
1860. Cocoa, per 100 lbs. ..
.. .. 1 0 Coffee, per 100 lbs. ..
. .. 5 0 Cordials, per gallon ..
... 5 0
per 100 lbs. .. ..
gallon .. . .. .. ,
.. 15 per cent. Lard, per 100 lbs. .. .. ...
. . 4 2
.. 4 2
and one penny per gallon for every degree stronger,
and for every degree weaker one penny less per gallon.
and ten per cent. ad valorem.
such as are comprised in the table of exemptions set
No. 21. II. That the articles enumerated in the subjoined table, when Ord. No. 20, imported, or in any way brought into these islands, shall be exempt 1860. from the payment of any duty whatsoever under this Ordinance, to
wit:empted. Articles imported or supplied out of a bonded warehouse for the
warehouse for the use of the President.
cations secured by copyright.
from a bonded warehouse, for the use of Her Majesty's land
any contractor for the supply of fresh meat for the same.
Turtle and fish, alive.
bited to be except from the United Kingdom, or any British possession, and imported,