Ministry of Works (Governor’s Harbour) Rules

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Published: 1923-12-01

Ministry of Works (Governor’s Harbour) Rules
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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

10. (1) For the purposes of this rule the limits of
Dunmore Town shall be as follows —

On the north, Grant Street; on the south, Alice Street;
and on the east and west, the sea.

(2) No person shall tether or keep in any manner any
goat or sheep or any cattle in the Township of Dunmore
Town, Harbour Island, or permit any goat or sheep or any
cattle to be at large in the said town:

Provided that if a person wishes to keep in the said
town goats, sheep and cattle in all not exceeding twelve in
number for butchery only, then such person may make
application to the Minister for permission to do so; and if
the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is a bona fide
butcher and that the goats, sheep and cattle referred to in
the application will be properly enclosed the Minister shall
authorise the applicant in writing to keep the said goats,
sheep and cattle in the said township.

(3) Any person contravening the provisions of this
rule shall be liable on first conviction to a fine of twenty
dollars and on a second or subsequent conviction to a fine
of forty dollars.

MINISTRY OF WORKS (GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR)
RULES

(SECTION 6)
[Commencement 1st December, 1923]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Ministry of Works
(Governor’s Harbour) Rules.

2. No person shall deposit or place in any public road,
street, or public ground, except for removal at the earliest
possible opportunity, any stone, sand, lime, timber, wood,
or building material of any other kind, or any barrel, box,
spar, boom, case, package or bundle of any description
whatsoever, unless the same are about to be used for
building, repairing or other like purposes and are so
deposited or placed as to prevent any mischief or
obstruction to passengers using the said road, street or
public ground.

Keeping of
animals in
Dunmore Town.
G.N. 214/1953.

5 of 1987.

G.N. 423/1923
G.N. 161/1948
5 of 1987

Citation.

No building
materials, etc., to
be left in public
roads.

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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

3. No person shall discharge or deposit in or on
any public road, street, sidewalk, wharf or public ground
any fruit skins, sugar cane peelings, or refuse, stones, earth,
weeds, sweepings of any kind, paper, rags, rubbish, filth or
other substance or liquid:

Provided that nothing in this rule shall be held to
prevent the placing on the side of the road or street, of any
proper receptacles containing the ordinary sweepings of
yards or kitchens, preparatory to their removal by himself
within forty-eight hours.

4. No person shall deposit or place on any public
wharf or landing place except for removal or shipment at
the earliest opportunity, any stone, sand, lime, timber,
wood, lumber, or building material of any other kind or
any barrel, box, spar, boom, case, package or bundle of
any description whatsoever.

5. No person shall injure, destroy or meddle with any
tree, shrub or plant, growing in any public street, square or
ground.

6. No person shall stand, sit or lounge on any wall
or fence enclosing any tree, shrub or plant growing in any
public street, square or ground.

7. No person shall sit or lounge on any railings or
fence, along the Bridge, Governor’s Harbour, or around
the steps at any public wharf or landing place.

8. No person shall park any motor vehicle, or
permit any animal to graze, on any public ground, green or
square.

9. Whenever any public road, street or lane shall be
obstructed, encroached upon or rendered inconvenient, or
dangerous to passengers by reason of fallen or partly fallen
buildings, walls or fences of any kind, or buildings, walls or
fences about to fall, or by fallen trees or parts of trees, or
by the overhanging of branches of trees, bushes or vines, or
creeping plants, or other substances of any kind, all such
obstructions and nuisances shall be removed by the
proprietors or tenants of the soil from which such
buildings, walls, fences or trees shall have fallen, or are
about to fall, or from which such branches, vines or other
creeping plants or other substances shall so overhang the


No fruit skins,
etc., to be left in
public roads.

No building
materials, etc., to
be left on public
wharves.

Injury to trees.

Prohibition of
lounging in
public streets,
etc.

Prohibition of
lounging on
Bridge.

Parking of
vehicles.

Obstruction of
roads.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

roadways, as aforesaid, within forty-eight hours after
notice of such obstructions or nuisances shall be given to
such proprietors or tenants, as aforesaid, by or under the
authority of the Minister for Works.

10. Every person committing a breach of any of the
above Rules shall be liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding ten dollars.

MINISTRY OF WORKS (RAGGED ISLAND) RULES

(SECTION 6)
[Commencement 25th January, 1930]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Ministry of Works
(Ragged Island) Rules.

2. Duke Street Wharf, in front of the warehouse,
shall be used for Revenue purposes only, and no boats
(except customs boats) shall be tied there. The two wings on
the north and south of the warehouse shall be for the public
use.

3. No boats other than dinghy boats shall be tied to
the public wharves, and no boat shall be so tied as to
obstruct the front steps of such wharves.

4. No person shall deposit or place or cause or
procure to be deposited or placed, except for removal
within twenty-four hours, on any public wharf, any wood,
stones, conch shells, etc. and any person who allows any
such material or shells to remain on any such wharf for
more than twenty-four hours, or who neglects to make
clean any such wharf immediately after the removal of
such material or shells shall be guilty of an offence against
these Rules.

5. No person shall deposit or place or cause or
procure to be deposited or placed any sand on wharves
which are used for salt deposits.

6. No person shall deposit, sweep or throw or cause
or procure to be deposited, swept or thrown, any filth,
rubbish or other like substances whatsoever into the sea.

Penalty.
5 of 1987.

G.N. 14/1930
5 of 1987

Citation.

Duke Street
Wharf.

Only small boats
to be tied to
wharves.

Removal of
shells, etc., from
wharves.

No sand on
wharves used for
salt deposits.

Disposal of
rubbish.
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