TELEGRAPH ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Lands Clauses Act partially incorporated

   3   Interpretation

   4   Declaration of specified places

 

Telegraphs-General Management

   5   Construction, etc, of telegraphs and working of same under the control of the Postmaster-General

   6   As to form and execution of deeds and instruments relating to the works

   7   Actions by and against the Postmaster-General

   8   Rules may be made

 

General Powers to Construct Telegraphs, Acquire Lands and Raise Money

   9   Power in Minister to authorise construction of telegraphs

   10   Power to raise funds by debentures

   11   Power of acquiring and dealing with land

   12   Telegraph property vested in Accountant-General of Jamaica

 

Construction of Telegraphs

   13   Powers for entry on lands and survey. Notice as to exercising same

   14   When and how posts may be erected and wires stretched

   15   Power to lop trees touching the posts or wires

 

Offences

   16   Penalties on breach of rules

 

Legal

   17   Exemption from personal responsibility of the Chief Post Office Engineer and Postmaster-General

 

Financial

   18   Realisation from loans or the works to be paid to the credit of the Telegraph Fund

 

THE TELEGRAPH ACT

[Date of Commencement: 3rd January, 1879]

Cap 377.

Law 68 of 1958.

Act 14 of 1968.

Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Telegraph Act.

2   Lands Clauses Act partially incorporated

   The Lands Clauses Act is incorporated with this Act, except sections 10, 11, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 101, 103, 104 and 105, and except the provisions of that Act which are inconsistent with this Act; but payments and deposits required to be made by the promoters shall be made by the Accountant-General on the warrant of the Postmaster general out of the Telegraph Fund.

3   Interpretation

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