RUM (ETHER CONTROL) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Manufacture of rum controlled

   4   Order to fix ether content of rum

   5   Offences and penalty

   6   Appointment of Inspectors

   7   Seizure of rum unlawfully manufactured

   8   Powers of Officers of Customs

   9   Powers of Governor-General

   10   Regulations

   11   Other Offences

   12   Offence deemed to have been committed in parish where offender resides

   13   Prosecution may be commenced within six months

   14   Definition of manufactured rum

 

THE RUM (ETHER CONTROL) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 20th December, 1934]

Cap 347.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Rum (Ether Control) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "rum" has the same meaning assigned to that expression by the Excise Duty Act;

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   "ether content" means the number of grams of total esters, calculated as ethyl acetate, in every hundred litres of absolute ethyl alcohol contained in rum at a temperature of sixty degrees by Fahrenheit's thermometer.

3   Manufacture of rum controlled

   No person shall manufacture rum in this Island with a higher ether content than that fixed from time to time by order under this Act.

4   Order to fix ether content of rum

   (1) It shall be lawful for the Minister from time to time by order published in the Gazette to fix the maximum ether content of rum manufactured in this Island. The Minister may from time to time by like order vary the maximum ether content so fixed and may revoke or amend any such order previously made.

   (2) The ether content of rum shall be ascertained and calculated in manner prescribed from time to time by regulations made under this Act.

5   Offences and penalty

   Any person who-

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