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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 ) part of the apparatus belonging to the same, such offender, on con- stealino 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 Oficer 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 4:30
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 Lihin
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 anIX. Definition of the word President.
num. 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 been obtained thereto, nor until the said lighthouse shall have been co
come into ope.
ration. completed, nor until Her Majesty's assent shall have been signified by proclamation, nor until a 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
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.
assent to be
No. 2.-ORDINANCE No. 7 of 1850.
No. 2. An Ordinance to amend the Ordinance No. 11 of 1849, entitled “ An Ord. No. 7,
1850. Ordinance to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Regulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk.” (Passed 1st August,
1850. Confirmed 18th Feb., 1851.) W HEREAS in and by an Ordinance entitled, “No. 11 of 1849, PREAMBLE. an Ordinance to provide for the Maintenance and efficient Reciting Or.
dinance No. 11 Regulation of a Lighthouse at Grand Turk (Turks Islands),” it is
8 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
* Duration 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 dis.
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
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.
bursed for the
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 Re-
April, 1851. Confirmed 23rd Dec., 1851.)
W 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 of 1850. two herein before-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.) W HEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made by PREAMBLE.
W 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 deunto 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 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 cient deputy give his attendance at his office at such hours and
in Council. times as may be appointed by the President; thirdly, that such
dly that oneh Postmaster to
attend in perpostmaster shall once a week deliver or cause to be delivered every letter 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 letto deliver any letter without first receiving the postage therefor.
ters to be pub
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 geaid of the revenue of the colony ; save and except the sum of One neral Revenue. penny per letter, which shall be paid by the said postmaster to the
No. 1. master of every vessel for each letter delivered by him at the postOrd. No.5, office. 1854. V. That the owners, charterers, or consignees of vessels in ward
_ bound, and the owners or consignees of goods on board vessels inLetters exempt
ward bound, shall have their letters by such vessels free from from postage.
postage; and the owner, charter, or consignee shall be described as such on the address; and in the case of owners, shippers, or consignees of goods, it shall also appear by the ship's manifest that they have goods on board the vessel ; and the persons hereby erempted shall be entitled to have their letters which come within the above conditions, delivered on demand before the master of the vessel deposits the other letters in his charge at the post-office.
VI. That every master of a vessel inward bound shall cause all
letters on board his vessel (except those belonging to the owners or Declaration of consignees of the vessel, or of the goods on board) to be delivered delivery of at the post-office at Grand Cay, and shall sign a declaration in letters.
the presence of the said postmaster or his deputy who shall witness the same; and such declaration shall be to the effect following :-1, A. B., master of the (state the name of the ship or vessel) arriving from (state the place) do solemnly declare that I have to the best of my knowledge and belief delivered or caused to be delivered at the post-office every letter which was on board the
(state the name of the ship) except such letters as are exempt by law. To be produced And no Receiver-General or other revenue officer shall permit at the Receiver- such vessel to come to an entry until such declaration shall have General's Office been produced to him, under a penalty not exceeding Ten pounds. before entry.
And all letters brought by a vessel quarantined shall be delivered to the health officer, that all proper precautions may be taken by him before he cause such letters to be forwarded to the post
office, Persons in VII. That every person being either the master of a vessel, inpossession of
ward bound, one of the officers, or one of the crew, or a passenger letters after the delivery
thereof who shall knowingly have any letter in his possession not of letter-bag,
exempted as hereinbefore is mentioned, after the master shall have fined 10s. lodged the letters in his charge at the post-office, shall forfeit for
every letter a sum not exceeding Ten shillings; and such letter,
whether it be in the baggage or on the person of the offender or Refusing to
otherwise in his custody, shall be held to be in his possession : and deliver the any such person who shall detain any such letter after demand same, fined £1. made by the revenue officer shall forfeit for every such letter a
sum not exceeding One pound. Penalties for VIII. That every master of a vessel or other person who shall opening letter
open a sealed letter-bag shall forfeit a sum not exceeding Five pounds; and every master of a vessel who shall take out of a letterbag with which he shall have been intrusted for conveyance, a
letter or any other thing, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding Twenty Penalty for pounds; and every master of a vessel who shall not duly deliver wilful
all letters liable to postage at the post-office on his arrival, without letters,
wilful or unavoidable delay, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding Five pounds; and every master of a vessel quarantined who shall refuse to deliver to the health officer all letters in his possession, shall
forfeit a sum not exceeding Five pounds. Penalties, how IX. That all offences against this Ordinance may be heard, and recovered. all pecuniary penalties imposed be recovered in any Court having
X. That all pecuniary penalties incurred under this Ordinance No. 1. which shall be recovered by or in the name of a person other than Ord. No. 5, the Queen's Advocate of this Presidency shall be distributed in 1854. manner following; that is to say :-One moiety thereof to Her
Distribution of Majesty, her heirs, and successors, towards the support of the
Penalties. Government of these islands; and the other moiety thereof, with full costs of suit, to the person who shall inform and sue for the same: and all such pecuniary penalties as aforesaid which shall be recovered by or in the name of the Queen's Advocate shall be applied to the use of Her Majesty for and towards the support of the Government of these islands : Provided always that the President at his discretion may give all or any part of such penalties or shares of penalties belonging to Her Majesty, as rewards to any person who shall have detected such offences or given information which may have led to the discovery thereof, or to the conviction of the offenders.
XI. That all penalties incurred by any person for offences Penalties to ; against this Ordinance shall be sued for within the space of one be sued for
within one year next after the penalty shall be incurred.
XII. That so soon as a Deputy-Postmaster or agent of the Postmaster-General shall be appointed in this colony, so much of this Ordinance as may be inconsistent with any of the statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or to any regulation of the post-office authorities in England, shall cease to be of any force or effect.
SCHEDULE. I, A. B., do solemnly declare that I will not knowingly or willingly open or delay, or cause or suffer to be opened or delayed, contrary to my duty, any letter or thing which may come into my hands or custody as postmaster, except by the consent of the person or persons to whom the same shall be directed ; except in such cases where the party or parties to whom such letter or anything sent by the post shall be directed, and who is or are chargeable with the payment of the postage therefor shall refuse or neglect to pay the same, and except the party or parties to whom the same shall be directed cannot be found. This declaration was made
before me this day of
No. 2.-ORDINANCE No. 19 of 1860.
No. 2. An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 5 of 1854, and to provide Ord. No. 19,
1860. for the more frequent communication between the Islands of this Government, and for other purposes. (Passed 29th May,
1860. Confirmed 14th June, 1861.) W HEREAS the uncertainty and infrequency of the communica- PREAMBLE,
W tion between the different islands of this Government present an obstacle to the prosperity and cordial co-operation between the inhabitants of the said islands, and it is therefore expedient that such impediments should be removed ; May it, therefore,