Ordinances, with orders in council, rules, and regulations.

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Ordinances, with orders in council, rules, and regulations.
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Saint Lucia. Ordinances
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No. 22.] Prevention of Prostitution Ordinance, 1915. [1915.


























I assent.
SG. B. HADDON-SMITH,
Governor.
29th November, 1915.



SAINT LUCIA. No. 22 of 1915.

AN ORDINANCE to Suppress Prostitution in this Colony.

[ 9th December, 1915. ]

BE it enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent
of the Legislative Council of Saint Lucia, as follows:-

1. This- Ordinance may be cited as the Prevention of Shorttitle.
Prostitution Ordinance, 1915.


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No. 22.] Prevention of Prostitution Ordinance, 1915.


Persons trading in
prostitution,


2. (1) Every male person who-
(a) knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of
prostitution, or
(b) in any public place persistently solicits or importunes
for immoral purposes,
shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment with
hard labour for six months.
(2) Any Magistrate, on complaint upon oath that there
is reason to suspect that any house or any part of a house is
used by a female for purposes of prostitution, and that any
male person residing in or frequenting the house is living
wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitute, may by
warrant under his hand authorise any Police or other Constable
to enter the house at any time and to apprehend and bring that
male person before him, to be dealt with according to law.
(3) Where a male person is proved to live with or to be
habitually in the company of a prostitute, or is proved to have
exercised control, direction or influence over the movements of
a prostitute in such a manner as to show that he is aiding,
abetting or compelling her prostitution with any person or
generally, he shall, unless he can satisfy the Court to the
contrary, be deemed to be knowingly living on the earnings
of prostitution.
(4) Every female who is proved to have, for the purpose
of gain, exercised control, direction or influence over the move-
ments of a prostitute in such a manner as to show that she
is aiding, abetting or compelling her prostitution with any
person or generally, shall be liable on summary conviction to
imprisonment with hard labour for six months.
(5) A person charged with an offence against this section may,
instead of being proceeded against summarily, be proceeded
against on indictment, and on conviction on indictment shall be
liable to imprisonment for two years and in the case of a second
or subsequent conviction, such second or subsequent conviction
being a conviction on indictment, the Court may in addition
to any term of imprisonment awarded, sentence the offender, if
a male, to be once privately flogged or whipped.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 220 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, the wife or husband of a person
charged with an offence against this section may be called as a
witness, either for the prosecution or defence without the
consent of the person charged.


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3. (1) Any person who- Proceedin against
keepers of brothels.
(a) keeps or manages or acts or assists in the management
of a brothel, or
(b) being the tenant, lessee, or occupier or person in charge
of any premises, knowingly permits such premises or
any part thereof to be used as a brothel or for the
purposes of habitual prostitution, or
(c) being the lessor or landlord of any premises, or the
agent of such lessor or landlord, lets the same or any
part thereof with the knowledge that such premises or
some part thereof are or is to be used as a brothel, and
if it be brought to the notice of the lessor or landlord,
or the agent of such lessor or landlord, by a notice in
writing signed by the Chief of Police that such premises
are being used as a brothel, such lessor or landlord or
agent shall be deemed to have had such knowledge or is
wilfully a party to the continued use of such premises
or any part thereof as a brothel;
shall be liable on summary conviction to
(i) a penalty of thirty pounds, and
(ii) on a second or subsequent conviction to a penalty of sixty
pounds, and
(iii) on a third or subsequent conviction such person shall be
liable to a penalty of one hundred pounds or, in the discretion
of the Court, to imprisonment for twelve months, and, in
addition to any such penalty or imprisonment, may be required
by the Court to enter into a recognizance with or without
sureties to be of good behaviour for any period not exceeding
twelve months, and, in default of entering into such recogniz-
ance, such person may be imprisoned for a period not exceeding
three months in addition to any term of imprisonment awarded
in respect of the said offence.
(2) Upon the conviction of the tenant, lessee or occupier of
any premises of an offence against this section, the landlord or
lessor shall be entitled to require the person so convicted to
assign the lease or other contract under which the said premises
are held by him to some person approved by the landlord or
lessor, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, and,
in the event of the person so convicted failing within three
months to assign the lease or contract as aforesaid, the landlord
or lessor shall be entitled to determine the lease or other con-
tract but without prejudice to the rights or remedies of any
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determination. If the landlord or lessor should so determine
the lease or other contract of tenancy, the Court which has con-
victed the tenant, lessee or occupier shall have power to make a
summary order for delivery of possession to the landlord or
lessor.
(3) If the landlord or lessor after such conviction has been
brought to his notice fails to exercise his rights under the fore-
going provisions of this section and subsequently during the
subsistence of the lease or contract any such offence is again
committed in respect of the premises, the landlord or lessor
shall be deemed to have knowingly aided or abetted the commis-
sion of that offence, unless he proves that he had taken all
reasonable steps to prevent the recurrence of the offence.
(4) Where a landlord or lessor determines a lease or other
contract under the powers conferred by this section and subse-
quently grants another lease or enters into another contract of
tenancy to, with, or for the benefit of the same person without
causing to be inserted in such lease or contract all reasonable
provisions for the prevention of a recurrence of any such offence
as aforesaid, he shall be deemed to have failed to exercise his
rights under the foregoing provisions of this section, and any
such offence as aforesaid committed during the subsistence of
the subsequent lease or contract shall be deemed, for the pur-
poses of this section, to have been committed during the subsist-
ence of the previous lease or contract.
Penalty for letting 4. Any landlord or lessor, or any agent of such landlord or
house or room t lessor, who shall, after the passing of this Ordinance, lease any
house or room or part of a house or room to any unmarried girl
under the age of sixteen years, shall be liable, on summary
conviction, to a penalty of Thirty pounds:
Provided that if it shall appear that such landlord or lessor,
or agent had reasonable cause to believe that the girl was above
the age of sixteen years, he shall not be convicted under this
section.
Restriction of appli- 5. This Ordinance shall not apply to proceedings pending at
3ationof Ordinance, the commencement of this Ordinance.


Passed the Legislative Council this 16th day of November, 1915:.

B. P. E. BULSTRODE,
Clerk of Councils.
1915-840.

PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA.


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