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  • n. Plural form of outport.


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  • In the past, many small communities—known as outports—were scattered across hard-to-reach areas of the island.

    Secret of the Night Ponies

  • BTW, if you've been to The Dungeons in Bonavista, you've been as close to the now mostly empty outports as most folks can these days.

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  • If English law was deemed deficient or inappropriate for Newfoundland situations, local magistrates simply made new law. 57 These are useful insights into how the legal regime manifested itself on the ground in many outports during the period.

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  • These civil magistrates provided a year-round presence in the outports, hearing a wide variety of civil and criminal matters (often but not exclusively of a summary nature) and maintaining a customary legal regime, their decisions often tempered by local exigencies.

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  • Surrogate courts, in which naval officers (appointed as justices by the governor) were assisted by local magistrates, were convened once a year in the outports — usually in the autumn quarter session to coincide with the end of the fishing season.

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  • While female teachers were acceptable (indeed, better) teachers for young children and girls, most of the schools in the outports were coeducational.

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  • Note also that teachers 'salaries were supplemented by student fees, but although a scale of fees was legislated, schools boards (and, later, teachers) had the authority to remit them in cases where students could not afford them — a common situation in many outports at the time.

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  • Winter prices were often higher, sometimes as much as 20 percent, especially in the outports.

    The Slender Thread: Irish Women on the Aouthern Avalon, 1750-1860

  • Synergy: lower cost in maintaining the China outports, PEK/TPE/SHA/XMN, feed traffic LAX-HKG-China, better utilization for both passenger and cargo due to larger scale, consolidation of HKG base and corporate overhead, etc.

    Valuation of the Cathay Pacific Dragon Airline Merger

  • People are leaving the outports, not just for mainland Canada but also for St. John''s and the larger regional resource and service towns.

    Archive 2006-06-01


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