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(Assented to 16th April 1891.)
An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts of this Island relating to boatmen, carters and porters.
Be it enacted the
and Assembly of this Island, and by the authority of the same, as follows: Short title.
1. This Act may be cited as "The Boatmen, Carters, and Porters Act, 1891."
How offences un
2. It shall be lawful for either of the police magistrates of the city of Bridgetown der this Act are to and the police magistrate of district "E' be heard. to hear and determine all offences against the provisions of this Act, whether the same be committed within or without their jurisdiction, and also all disputes or causes of complaint that may arise out of the same.
3. Every proprietor of every cart drawn Registration of by porters or otherwise, and let for hire in Carts, Droughers, the city of Bridgetown or Speights' Town, Lighters, and Boats. and the proprietor of every drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, plying for hire in the careenage, Carlisle bay, or the bay of Speights' Town shall sometime in the month of January in each year register his name with the colonial treasurer of this Island, who on payment of one shilling by the applicant for each cart or drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, shall give him a certificate of his having done so, with the number of registration, which certificate shall continue in force only until and inclusive of
Boat's name to be painted on bows.
Provision for re
5. Any person desirous of registering a gistering after 31st cart or drougher, flat, boat, or wherry, after January. the thirty first day of January in any year may do so on payment of one shilling to the treasurer, such registration to continue in force until the thirty first day of December in such year.
Carts, Droughers and Boats, to be marked with owner's name.
the thirty first day of December following. 4. Every boat registered as a plying boat for hire shall have its number conspicuously painted on both bows.
6. No person or persons shall presume to let for hire any such cart or any such drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, without first registering the same at the treasurer's office as aforesaid, and any cart and drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, so registered shall be distinguished by the owner's name, and by the number of the register marked on both sides of such cart, and within and without the stern of every such drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, in the most conspicuous manner, and no person shall blot out or obliterate, alter or deface the letters or figures of distinction so appointed for such carts, and droughers, lighters, flats, boats, or wherrys.
Every person desirous of exercising the calling or occupation of a porter or carter in the city of Bridgetown or in Speights' Town, or of a boatman in Carlisle bay, the careenage, or the bay of Speights' Town shall, sometime in the month of January in each year register his name with the colonial treasurer of this Island, who conpayment of one shilling by the applicant shall, on his presenting a certificate of good character signed by two well-known and respectable persons, issue a badge to
the applicant of convenient size made of
8. Any person desirous of exercising Provision for such calling, or occupation, after the thirty registering after first day of January, in any year, may register 31st January. his name with the said Treasurer, on payment of one shilling, and complying with the conditions aforesaid, which registration. shall be in force to the thirty first day of December in such year.
9. In case any person shall forge such certificate of registration or of character, or cate or counterfeitForging Certificause, or procure the same to be forged, or ing Badge. shall forge, make or counterfeit any such badge, or cause or procure the same to be done, or in case any person shall deliver any such forged, or counterfeited certificate to any person, to enable such person to pass himself off as a registered proprietor, porter carter or boatman, or in case any person so receiving from the said treasurer such certificate, or badge, shall transfer, lend or allow to be used by any other person such certificate, or badge which may have been granted to such person, every party so offending shall incur a penalty not exceed ing five pounds.
Issue and wear
10. Every boatman, carter, or porter, as aforesaid, who shall be convicted of dealing in stolen goods, or holding any illicit traffic shall in addition to any punishment imposed the registers.
Under what circumstances names may be struck off
Fares for City of Bridgetown and Careenage.
Fares of other than four oared boats.
by law on any first conviction have his name struck off the register for twelve months from the expiration of his sentence, and on a second conviction be forthwith struck off the register, and for ever incapacitated from exercising any such calling or occupation in either of the towns or bays aforesaid, and the judge or police magistrate before whom such porter, boatman or carter is convicted is hereby required to furnish the colonial treasurer of the Island with a notice of such conviction.
11. The fares mentioned in schedules "A" and "B" to this Act annexed, shall be the fares to be taken by porters, carters, and boatmen of passenger boats for hire in the city of Bridgetown, careenage and Carlisle Bay; and from any part of the city to any other part not therein mentioned, the fares shall be adjusted by the police magistrate.
12. The fares which any boat other than a four oared boat shall be entitled to receive shall only be at the rate of one half of the fares mentioned in schedule B.
13. The vestry of the parish of Saint Peter, shall fix the rates, which shall be taken by the porters, carters, and boatmen in Speights' Town and the bay of Speights' Town, and shall cause a schedule of such fares to be affixed in some conspicuous place in the offices of the parochial treasurer, of the said parish, and of the police magistrate of district "E."
14. The colonial treasurer of this Island
er to set up tables shall affix in some conspicuous place, in his office, separate schedules, shewing the number of register, name and place of
residence of the proprietors of all carts. and boats registered, and the number of register, and names and places of residence of all porters, carters, and boatmen registered as aforesaid, and shall also cause to be affixed in his said office, in like manner, separate schedules of the fares to be taken by the said porters, carters, and boatmen, in accordance with the schedules hereunto annexed, and he shall also furnish the harbour master of the Island with schedules shewing the name, place of residence, and number of register of the proprietors of boats registered, and of boatmen, and the said harbour master shall cause the same to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office, as well as a schedule shewing the fares to be taken by said proprietors and boatmen under and by virtue of this Act, and the treasurer shall cause to be fixed in some conspicuous place at each landing on the wharf a large board with the schedule B printed thereon with black ground and white letters and figures of not less than one inch in length and width, and any person convicted of wilfully defacing the aforesaid table of fares, shall incur a penalty not exceeding twenty shillings.
15. Every proprietor of any cart or drougher, lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, than established or the conductor of any cart or drougher fares. lighter, flat, boat, or wherry, and every porter, carter, or boatman, who shall demand, or take more than the proper fares prescribed under the authority of this Act, or who shall refuse to carry any load, fixed or to be fixed, as aforesaid, or who shall refuse to hire such cart, or drougher,