TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
AN ORDINANCE to amend the law as to Oaths.
GEORGE R. LE HUNTE,
8th March, 1912.
BE it enacted by the Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council
thereof as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Oaths Ordi- hort title.
2. In this Ordinance the word "officer" means and Interpre-
includes any and every person duly authorised to administer station.
3. (1.)-Any oath may be administered and taken in the Manner of
form and manner following :-of oa~th~.
The person taking the oath shall hold the New
Testament, or, in the case of a Jew, the Old
Testament, in his uplifted hand, and shall say or
repeat after the officer administering the oath the
words "I swear by Almighty God that . ,"
followed by the words of the oath prescribed by
No. 11. Oaths. 1912.
(2.)-The officer shall (unless the person about to take
the oath voluntarily objects thereto, or is physically inca-
pable of so taking the oath) administer the oath in the form
and manner aforesaid without question:
Provided that, in the case of a person who is neither a
Christian nor a Jew, the oath shall be administered in any
manner which is now lawful.
Passed in Council this Twenty-sixth day of February, in
the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve.
HARRY L. KNAGGS,
Clerk of the Council.