Harbour Lights and Lighthouses Act

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Published: 1900-05-04

HARBOUR LlGHTS AND LIGHTHOUSES I

THE HARBOUR LIGHTS AND LIGHTHOUSES Cap. 144.
Law

35 of 1961.
Act

34 of 1974.

ACT

[4rh May, 1900.1

1. This Act may be cjted as the Harbour Lights and Short title.
Lighthouses Act.

2. In this Act- Inlerpreta-
tion.

“lighthouse” means the existing lighthouses at Morant
Point, Plumb Point, Negril Point and Folly Point
respectively, and every other lighthouse which shall
hereafter be established under the provisions of this
Act for the safe navigation of the seas; and includes
such land around or adjacent to any lighthouse, as
may have been or shall be acquired for the purposes
thereof, and all buildings now OT hereafter erected
thereon for the like purposes;

“harbour light” means any light or beacon, or system of
lights, or beacons provided under the provisions of this
Act for the warning or guidance of vessels or boats in
entering, leaving, or moving about any harbour or port
of this Island during night time; and includes such land
as may have been, or shall be acquired for the pur-
poses of any harbour light, and all buildings erected
thereon for the like purposes.

3. All lighthouses and harbour lights are hereby vested Lighthouses
in the Commissioner of Lands of Jamaica, and shall be K$tpbour
held by him and his successors in the said office in trust vested in
for Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, for the several sioner
purposes for which the same were or shall be erected.

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Managc
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3711974 s. 2.

Construc-
tion of light.
housoa or
harbour
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3711974
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HARBOUR LIGHTS A N D LIGHTHOUSES

4.-(1) The care and management of all lighthouses and
all harbour lights are hereby vested in the Harbour Master
for Kingston, who in and about such m e and management
shall have the like powers and immunities (so far as the
same are applicable) as the Chief Technical Director has
under the Main Roads Act in and about the care and
management of the main roads under any enactment h
force relating thereto.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to impose
any personal liability on the Harbour Master for Kingston.

5. Whenever the House of Representatives by resolu-
tion, shall authorize the construction of a lighthouse or
harbour light, it shall be lawful for the Port Authority
to construct such lighthouse or harbour light on a plan
to be approved by the Minister, and with the like approval
to acquire such land, within one mile of any place or
places actually designated in the resolution, as may be
deemed by the Port Authority, with the approval aforesaid.
to be required for the purpose.

Accountant- 6. It shall be lawful for the Accountant-General to pay out
LQ of the Consolidated Fund, such sum or sums (not exceeding

required for in the aggregate the sum named in any resolution as afore-
tion. said) as may be payable for or on account of the construc-

tion or equipment of the lighthouse or harbour light named
in such resolution.

pay sum%

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