Ministry of Works (Spanish Wells) Rules

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Published: 1956-09-08

Ministry of Works (Spanish Wells) Rules
PUBLIC WORKS [CH.26 – 17


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[Original Service 2001] STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS

7. Any person who commits a breach of these Rules
shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars.

MINISTRY OF WORKS (SPANISH WELLS) RULES

(SECTION 6)
[Commencement 8th September, 1956]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Ministry of Works
(Spanish Wells) Rules.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. There shall be appointed a scavenger at Spanish
Wells whose salary shall be determined by the Minister.

6. The duties of the scavenger shall be as follows —
(a) to remove garbage on days to be determined by

the Minister;

Penalty.
5 of 1987.

G.N. 172/1956
5 of 1987

Citation.

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

Injury to trees.

Obstruction of
roads.

Scavenger.

Duties of
scavenger.

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STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS [Original Service 2001]

(b) to remove garbage which has been placed in
containers free of charge at all times;

(c) to remove ordinary yard cleanings free of charge
at such times as shall be fixed by the Minister;

(d) to keep clean to the satisfaction of the Minister,
all public grounds, streets, cemeteries and abut-
ments;

(e) to take proper care of the Minister’s truck;
(f) to charge at a rate per truck load to be fixed by

the Minister for the removal of garbage and
cleanings from private properties on days not
fixed for the removal of such garbage and
cleanings free of charge. A truck load shall be
determined by the scavenger.

7. All garbage and cleanings shall be put into
serviceable containers which shall be placed within five
feet of the road, but not on the road.

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

SPANISH WELLS PUBLIC DOCK RULES

(SECTION 6)
[Commencement 8th September, 1956]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Spanish Wells
Public Dock Rules.

2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise
requires —

“dock” means the public dock at Spanish Wells;
“harbour” means the harbour at Spanish Wells;s
“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Public

Works.
3. There shall be charged, levied, collected and paid

on all boats which lie at the dock for a longer period than
four hours the following fees in respect of each boat —

Dustbins.

Penalty.
5 of 1987.

G.N. 173/1956
5 of 1987

Citation.

Interpretation.

Fees to be paid.
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