TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
AN ORDINANCE to make provision for securing safety at
Cinematograph and other exhibitions and for other
purposes connected therewith.
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 Cinematograph citation.
2. An exhibition of pictures or other optical effects by Provisions
means of a cinematograph, or other similar apparatus, for the aanr e-
purposes of which inflammable films are used, shall not be exhibitions
given unless the regulations made by the Governor in Execu- i1cend
tive Council for securing safety are complied with, or else- premises.
where than in a building or place licensed for the purpose in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
3.-(1). The Governor may grant licenses to such persons Grant nd
as he thinks fit to use the building or place specified in the licenses.
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license for the purposes aforesaid on such terms and conditions
and under such restrictions as may be laid down in the
license and in any regulations made by the Governor in
(2.) A license may in his absolute discretion be revoked
by the Governor at any time in respect of any breach or
contemplated breach of this Ordinance or of any regulation
made thereunder or of any of the terms conditions or restric-
tions mentioned in the license.
Duration of 4. A license shall be in force for one year or for such
licenses. shorter period as the Governor on the granting of the license
may determine, unless the license has been previously
penalties. 5. If the owner of a cinematograph or other apparatus
uses the apparatus or allows it to be used, or if the occupier
of any building or place allows such building or place to be
used, or if any person supplies light for any cinematograph
or other apparatus which he has reasonable grounds for
believing is being or is to be used, in contravention of the
provisions of this Ordinance or the regulations made there-
under, or of the conditions or restrictions upon or subject to
which any license relating to any such building or place has
been granted under this Ordinance, he shall be liable on
conviction before a Stipendiary Justice of the Peace to a fine
not exceeding fifty pounds, and in the case of a continuing
offence to a further penalty not exceeding twenty pounds for
each day during which the offence continues.
Power of 6. The Inspector-General or any member of the Constabu-
entry. lary Force appointed by him may at all reasonable times enter
any building or place whether licensed or not, in which he
has reason to believe that such an exhibition as aforesaid is
being or is about to be given, with a view to seeing whether
the provisions of this Ordinance or any regulations made
thereunder, and the conditions of any license granted under
this Ordinance have been complied with, and if any person
prevents or obstructs the entry of the Inspector-General or any
member of the Constabulary Force appointed as aforesaid, he
shall be liable on conviction before a Stipendiary Justice of
the Peace to a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds.
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7. All regulations made under the provisions of this Ordi- Regulations.
nance and all amendments, alterations or revocations of such
regulations shall be published in the Royal Gazette, and
production of the Royal Gazette containing such regulations
or amendments, alterations or revocations thereof shall be
admitted in all courts of justice as primd facie evidence of
the validity thereof.
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 oJ the Council.