HARBOUR LIGHTS AND LIGHTHOUSES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Lighthouses and harbour lights vested in Commissioner of Lands

   4   Management of lighthouse

   5   Construction of lighthouses or harbour

   6   Accountant-General to pay sums required for construction

 

THE HARBOUR LIGHTS AND LIGHTHOUSES ACT

[Date of Commencement: 4th May, 1900]

Cap 144.

Law 35 of 1961.

Act 34 of 1974.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Harbour Lights and Lighthouses Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "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 or 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 purposes of any harbour light, and all buildings erected thereon for the like purposes.

3   Lighthouses and harbour lights vested in Commissioner of Lands

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

4   Management of lighthouse

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