TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.
AN ORDINANCE to amend the Quarantine Ordinance, 1910.
GEORGE B. LE HUNTE,
6th August, 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 Quarantine short Title.
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1912, and shall be read as one
with the Quarantine Ordinance, 1910, which is hereinafter
referred to as the Principal Ordinance.
2. In this Ordinance and in all regulations made there- Interpreta-
under :- tion.
"Quarantine Regulations" mean the quarantine regu-
lations set forth in Schedule II of the Principal Ordinance
or made under the provisions of such Ordinance, and all
amendments, alterations or modifications of any such
"Special Quarantine Regulations" mean regulations
made under the provisions of this Ordinance.
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The Convention" means the West Indian Interco-
lonial Sanitary Convention, 1904, as amended and set forth
in Schedule I of the Principal Ordinance.
Non-convention Country" means a Colony or Country
the Government of which has not adhered or acceded to
Specialregula- 3.-(1.) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Prin-
catbo non- cipal Ordinance, the Governor in Executive Council may
conventn without the consent of any Colony or Government adhering
or acceding to the Convention, make special quarantine regu-
lations for preventing and guarding against the introduction
of infectious or contagious disease into this Colony by ships,
persons, goods or animals coming from a non-convention
country, and may among other things by such regulations
add to the number of infectious or contagious diseases men-
tioned in Article 1 of Schedule II of the Principal Ordinance.
All such special Quarantine Regulations shall be pub-
lished in the Royal Gazette.
(2.) The Quarantine Regulations shall continue to apply
to the ships, persons, goods or animals mentioned in the
preceding sub-section in all cases except where they are
inconsistent with special quarantine regulations.
(3.) Any person who contravenes any special quarantine
regulation is guilty of an offence and is liable to the same
penalties as are provided for an offence against the Principal
Definition of 4.-(1.) A non-convention country shall for the purposes
infected place. of this Ordinance and of any special quarantine regulations
be deemed to be an infected place if the Governor is satisfied
that any infectious or contagious disease exists therein and
so notifies the Port Health Officer.
(2.) The Governor shall be the sole judge of the suffici-
ency of the grounds for making or withdrawing any such
notification as mentioned in the preceding sub-section.'
(3.) In a case of emergency, of which the Port Health
Officer shall be the sole judge, the Port Health Officer may
even before receiving a notification from the Governor, treat
a ship arriving from a non-convention country as if it had
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come from an infected place, but he shall immediately report
such action and his reasons for taking it to the Governor, who
may either confirm or refuse to confirm such action, and in
the last mentioned case, the ship shall as from the refusal of
the Governor to confirm being communicated to the Port
Health Officer, cease to be treated as if it had come from
an infected place.
Passed in Council this thirty-first day of July, in the
year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve.
HARRY L. KNAGGS,
Clerk of the Council.