Ministry of Works (Harbour Island) Rules

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Published: 1914-03-14

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

MINISTRY OF WORKS (HARBOUR ISLAND) RULES

(SECTION 6)
[Commencement 14th March, 1914]

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

2. No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited
in any public road, street or public ground, except for
removal at the earliest opportunity, any stone, sand, lime,
timber, wood or building material of any other kind; or any
barrel, box, case, package or bundle of any description
whatsoever:

Provided however, that upon application to the
Minister being made permission may be granted for
materials for building or repairing or other like purposes;
and for materials of any description which are about to be
used in connection with any sugar mill or factory; or sugar
cane refuse or debris of any kind from any such mill or
factory, which is not of an objectionable nature, to be so
deposited for a limited time; provided that they are so
deposited or placed as to prevent any mischief or
obstruction to passengers using the said street, road or
public ground.

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.

4. Nothing in these Rules shall be held to prevent
the placing on the side of the road, of barrels, boxes or
other proper receptacles containing the ordinary sweepings
of yards or kitchens for removal by the scavenger; but such
barrels, boxes or other proper receptacles shall only be
placed on the side of the road on the days appointed by the
Minister.

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

G.N. 59/1914
G.N. 214/1953
5 of 1987

Citation.

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

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

Dustbins.

Injury to trees.

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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. It shall be the duty of the scavenger appointed by
the Minister to give daily attendance to his duties in
Dunmore Town, except on Sundays, Christmas Day, and
Good Friday, and on such other days as he may be
permitted by the Minister to absent himself therefrom; and
to sweep weed, and keep clean the several streets, lanes,
footpaths, squares and abutments therein, and to keep
clean the several drains and gutters therein; and to remove
at least once a week, on the days appointed by the
Minister, all sweepings of yards and kitchens when placed
in barrels, boxes, or other proper receptacles at the sides of
the roads. It shall also be the duty of the scavenger to
remove and bury all dead animals which may be found in
any public place as soon as possible after he shall have
been notified thereof. It shall also be the duty of the
scavenger to perform such other public work as may be
reasonably required of him by the Minister from time to
time.

8. Whenever any public road, street or lane shall be
obstructed, encroached upon, or rendered inconvenient to
passengers by reason of fallen or partly fallen buildings,
walls or fences of any kind, 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 from
which such branches, vines or other creeping plants, or
other substances shall so overhang the 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.

9. Any person committing a breach of any of the
above Rules shall be liable on summary conviction to a
penalty not exceeding four dollars.

Prohibition of
lounging.

Duties of
scavenger.

Obstruction of
roads.

Penalty.
5 of 1987.

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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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