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Group Title: Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette.
Title: The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
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Title: The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
Physical Description: 12 v. : ; 25-35 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Antigua
Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
Publisher: Govt. Printer.
Place of Publication: St. John's? Antigua
Frequency: weekly
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 Subjects
Subject: Law -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- Montserrat   ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Montserrat   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
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 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-12, no. 18; July 5, 1956-Mar. 30, 1967.
General Note: Includes supplements consisting of bills, ordinances, statutory rules & orders, etc.
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Volume ID: VID00037
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Preceded by: Leeward Islands gazette
Succeeded by: Antigua official gazette
Succeeded by: Montserrat official gazette
Succeeded by: Virgin Islands official gazette

Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Virgin Islands, Ordinance, no. 16 of 1956: Pound (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
        Page A-1
        Page A-2
    Virgin Islands, Ordinance, no. 17 of 1956: Interpretation and General Clauses Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
        Page B-1
        Page B-2
    Virgin Islands, Ordinance, no. 18 of 1956: Public Assistance Ordinance, 1956
        Page C-1
        Page C-2
        Page C-3
        Page C-4
        Page C-5
        Page C-6
    Virgin Islands, Ordinance, no. 20 of 1956: Criminal Procedure Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
        Page D-1
    Virgin Islands, Ordinance, no. 21 of 1956: Indictments Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956
        Page E-1
    Antigua, Statutory Rules and Orders, no. 50 of 1956: Table Hill Gordon Scheme
        Page F-1
        Page F-2
        Page F-3
        Page F-4
        Page F-5
        Page F-6
        Page F-7
    Antigua, Statutory Rules and Orders, no. 3 of 1957: Proclamation dated January 3, 1957 made by the Government under section 34 of the Education Ordinance, 1956 (No. 11 of 1956)
        Page G-1
    Virgin Islands, Statutory Rules and Orders, no. 42 of 1956: Resolution of the Legislative Council of the Virgin Islands dated November 19, 1956, made under section 18A of the Customs Duties Ordinance, 1927 (No. 9 of 1927), as amended
        Page H-1
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THE

ANTIGUA, MONTSERPyAT

AND


VIRGIN ISLANDS


VOL. II.


Published by dluthority.

THURSDAY, 14nin FEBRUARY, 1957.


-No: .


Notices.

It is hereby notified for general
information that thl (-overnor-dlesig-
nate, It-i Excelliu(.v A.. T. WILIAMS.
C.1M.G., M.1B.E.. accompanied by Mrs.
WILLIAMS. will arrive in Antigua by
British West Indies Airways on
Sat urayv. the 23rd 'Felru-ary. 1957.

2. A further announcement will
be issued in duil course(ll co0nce(rnin
the arrangemlenti 'or the reception
and swearing-in of the Gov rinor-
designate.

Chief Necr'tarfy' 0 ,
Aninigua.
9/th Fcbrintry, 1957[
Ref. No. P. F. 672i.

It is herid)y notified for general
information that, with the concur-
renc. of the Secretary of State for
the Colonies, Mr. D. H. A. McNamara,
Magistrate, Antigua, Ihs )beon appoint-
ed Crown Attorie,x. St. Kitts-Nevis-
Anguilli n succession to Mr. W. E.
Jacobs whose appointment as Attorney
General of the Lrewardl Islands has
already been announced. Mr. Mc
Namara is expected to take up his new
appointment on or about the 10th
February. 1957.

Chief S'cr tary's /' ,0
AntiIga.
9th Febrtfar/. 1937.
Ref. No. C.P.F. :; .

A Certifial e of Naturalisation No. 1
of 1957 dated thi( 23rd .ialnuary. 1957,
has been granted to Dr. Zdzislaw Piotr
Walczak of PIlymnouth, Monterrat.
under the British Nationality Act,
1948.

Chief Secretary's Office.
Leeward Islands,
Antigun.
;6th February, 1957.
Ref. No. 56/00013.

The Administrator of Antigua has
appointed the undermentioned Mar-
riage Officer for the Colony of An-
tigua:

Rev. Carl Cyrus Murray
Administrator's office ,
Antiguu.
11th February. 1957.
Ref. No. A.8/4.




q 2.y J


No. 16.


The Acting Governor lias this day
been pleased to ass-ent to the undetr-
mentioned Ordinances:---

A ntiq/ta.

No. 1 of 1957, Tl Miental Treat-
ment Ordinance, 1." "

Sth FI-ehIatry, 1957.,
Ref. No. 47/o0:i) 8.
Mfontserrat.

No. 1 of 1957, "TThi Aerodromres
Ordinance, 1957 ".


Chief Secrelary's 0 *

7th February, 1957.
Ref. No. 47/00482.
No. 17.

The following Ordinances and
Statutory Rules and Orders are cir-
culated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-
ORDINANCES.

Virgin Inlands.

No. 16 of 1956. "'The IPound
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
2 'pp Prir' 4 cents.
No. 17 of 1 I'.t, "The Interpreta-
tion and Geneiral Claus-s Act (Ame tnd-
ment) Ordinance, 1956.
2 pp. Price 4 cents.
No. 18 of 1956, The Public Assist-
ance Ordinance, 1956."
6 pp. Price S cents.
No. 20 of 1956, "The Criminal
Procedure Act (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 195;. Ipp Price 3c.

No. 21 of 1956, The Indictments
Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956."
1 pp. Price 3 cents.
STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

Antigua.

No. 50 of 1956, "'The Table Hill
Gordon Scheme." 7 pp Price 10c.

No. 3 of 1957. Proclamation dated
January 23, 1957 made by the Gov-
ernor under section 34 of the Educa-
tion Ordinance, 1956 (No. 11 of 19.'...
1 pp Price 3o


Virgin lands.

No. 42 of 1956, -- Hesolntion of tit-
Leoislativ- Council off tihe' VNirgil
Isl;iis da ted Novemnber 19, 1.'.' .
made undei'r section ISA of t,!e Cus-
toms Duties Ordinanei-. 19.)27 (No. 9 of
19'27), as :am nded. l pp l'i "-' 3f.

Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st January,
1957.
Average circulation during No vem-
er. 1 ,95"6:
fHr. ('aribb)ean Cur- $
rency Notes 58.516,6)8.00
DemIonetized Gov't.
Notes outstanding 1,. .',, .-7.00

*- .

I3r. Caritbbean Currency Notes in
circulation on 1st J:,aniary, 1937:
$
Trinidad & Tobao ... ')9.447,-'- ,, 1"


1arbad)os
British Guiana
Grenada
St. Vincent
St. Lucia
Dominiica
Antigua
St. Kitts
Montserrat


ToLa litr. Caribb)ean
Currency Notes ...

Demonetized Trinidad
and Tobago Gov't.
Notes outstanding ...
Demonetized Br.
Guiana Gov't.
Notes outstanding ...
Demonetized Barbados
Gov't. Notes
outstanding ...
Total demonetized
Government Notes
outstanding .

Tntal circulation on
1st Jan., 1957 ...


", ,. -,.', ., I H I
18,258,411.00
2 ,6 711,1i111-111
4 t.l, 4 ii1. .111'
1,034,000.00
1,479,4, i .i'
2,07,. 'T "H I
1,54 ., *,I .I.
307,41L'.-.1


63,105,107.00



776,283.00


281,162.00


73,540.00



1,130,985.00


6 1,2l; 1, *yN. )


L. SPENCE,
i'.recutive Commrnissionur,
British Caribbean
Currency Board.
Britishi C'aribbean Currency Board,
treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain.
Trinidad B. W. .
Ref. No. 20iU0087.


I V
S


G o, -1 r ~y ,,.


'''







34 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE [February 14, 1957


Statement showing British Caribbean Coin
Circulation in the British Caribbean
Territories (Eastern Group) on 1st
January, 1957.
Average circulation during
November, 1956 $2,761,768.00
i'riniida & Tobago $11.248,800.00)
'- I ... : 454.775.00
Briiish Guiaina 5'3.975.00
Gr-ii ada Ii "'" I"
St. Vincent 86,500.00
St. Lucia 115,150.00
Dominica 83,450.00
Antigna 107.000.00
Si. Kitts 97,750.00
1lintserrat i> 'i ," "I
'Proolf Sets 1,870.00

$2,927,745.00
L. HP!iNC E,
Executive Co:,mmifssioner,
Br. Caribben Currency BIiard.
H-eadquarters,
British Caribbean Currency IBoard.
Treasury ( i iIIl.L II,
Port of Spain.
Trinidad.
Ref. No. 24/00087.


ACQUISITION OF LAND.

Notice required under section 4 of the
Land Acquisition Act, 1944
(No. 11/1944).
'..iic.. i :s h.r''ly niv ti that it
appears t' th,- (ovlrno)r in Ci0n1iil
ithat t hie lands iescri)ed in the
Sch- lui i,;' ,-in t ;) I s: ti at,
J'ar.iqni;a Bay ii tihe island of
Tortola a;re likely to be ii ded for a;
pujrplow,' which in thle opinion of thlie
Governor iln Council is a public pur-
pose, namely to (-rect and es-ialilis ai
Stock F'".rni ANID that it is noc(ssary
to iniake a p'climiniIy sur\oy of the
said Land.
Schedule

mig .ipproxiimately l 33 acr, s k!ijwn
as the Pa'raquitra liay Esta;te and
situate at Pala 'ilui l1 vy in the island
of Tortola owtl'(ned lv AlLF)RED 1).
WA TT'S.

Dated 21sti dtay of Janury, l' 1i957.

AT. TI'TLHY,
(.lfrk of the Coluncil.
.Adminisirator's .(
7'Pn'ola,
.Briti.h F'bigin Isla ndis.
Elef. No. 791000t;2.

VIiiRGIN ISLANDS
The H-gi-tration of Unitied Kingd tom
Pattrs Act. 192.5.

NO'W'ICE [S HERII 'tEY ( I \ \ that,
BIOCT' II 1,EIE GIESEI.SCII \FT mit
BESU II 'ANKT,1I" HAFTlUNIX of
Kund!. T'yrol. Austria, have applit-d
for r',,;istratioll of United Kingdomn
Pat", No. 734232 dated the 2.2nd day
of April. 1953, and issued the 16Gth
Noveililb r, 1955, :intl hav', filftd ati the,
Registrtr's Ollie,. at, r-o.id Town,
Tort.l:a, a complete copy of the speci-


tications aind the Certificate of the
Comptroller General of the United
Kingdom Pat'nat Office giving full
particulars of this Patent which will
be open to public inspection at the
said office at any time between the
hours of 9.00 ;.In. alnd :....i p.m. on
working (days except, on Saturdays
when the hours will Ie from 9.00
a.m. to 12 nooln.
Any person may within two months
from the (ate of this advertisement
give notice to the Registrar of opposi-
tion to the issue of a cer-tificate of
registration upon any of lite grounds
prescribed in tStction 10 of the Patents
Act, 1906, for opposition It :he grant
of Letters P'ati nt.

Dated th- 24th day of .lani ary, 1957.

11. AL.EX. tH';ssN,





TRADE ITAIRIK'S OFFICE,
TOIIRTLA,
IHITIlSH VIll;INN ISIAND R.
2I4th .lJitnary. 1957.

BENSON & ITEIi)G1'S of 100 Park
Avenue, New York, Slate of New
York, US..A. !taxvc aiit'li''d for regis-
tration of o-It, TIr' ,!- i:ink ciisisting
of the folowii'.::-




v A
,- p.. ,
a 4'~-:
..A ..92


'r


FILTER
.10 UTH PIECE


--

in Class 45, that is to say: Cigarettes.

The Applicants claim that they
have used tihe said Traild- Mark in
respect of the said goods for seven
yearss tbd'or thi, date lo th t eir said
application.

Any i p lT'n may wihiii three
months from tite date of t, io first
tipp'-aratnce' of ithe Advertisement in
ihe ,AntiUnt..ll ."' rratl and Virgin
isiitnds (i zittr,, -give notice in dupli-
cate at thle T'rade Marks O(liice, British
Virgin Islinds of of position to regis-
tration of tlh said Trade Mark;

HI. ALtX BEsSON,
Leg/istrarof/ Tr2.fde 11 iks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
TORtOLA,
BRITISH VtI LtIN ISLANDS.
24th January, 1957.

T. H. ESTAB3ROOKS Co., LIM[-
TED. of 6201 Park Avenue, Montreal,
Canada, Merchants have applied for
Registration of two Trade M lrks
consisting of the following:-

(I)


nED ROSE

(2)







.. ,
.' **. -. -. f
\ -"- *. '-

...
.\ '



in class 42, that is to say: Substances
used as food or as ingredients in food.

The A pplii'en ii cl.im Ihat tihey
have usred thie said Trade. MarSll ill
respect of lie said goods for fifty-
etven yoars hbeore, the dati of heir
said Application.

Any person may willain three
lmonllthls irolm tlie datil of those first,
appearance of the Ad\tc is tmernt in
the At.ltrua. Mloniserralt ond V 'in,
Ihsainds (tazette. give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Office. British
Virgin Islands of opposition to regis-
tration of the said Trade Marks.

H. ALEX BESSON,

Regist'lrr of T'r ,', Mlfark.&



TRAFFIC NOTICE.

The Antigua Vehicles & Road

Traffic Ordinance, 1946-


By virtue of the powers conferred
on me inr Section 2 of the Antigua
Vehicles and Rad Tralfic 0)dlinance,
1946, No. 5 of 1946 I lhreby fix the
period liereunder for the lighlting of
vehicles.

Until further notice, thie lI;_ lin -
period of vcihicles shall be from
6.15 p,im. to 6.10 a.m.

Dated this I day of January,
1957.

E. M. V. JAMES,
1Traffic Commissioner.
Rer. No. :3i0i((oo08.


:iil.JBOJV09ES MEW YORKt


A bil







FVerutarv 14, 19057 THIE ANTIGUA, MONTSEIIAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE 37

In the Supot, i'2 Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands,

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.

On Arpeal from the 3I."-'*-t.:te's Court, District B'

k,1:p'dl No. 10/1956.

C('lAH:LES SEi'INCEIR
anl( d- .1 ir/./antls
1ILA}A SPENCER
Ii sN

FILANCIS fI IILBERT Ih' pondent.
'' ,': LEWIS .].
S. '1'. 'IIiISTIANS Q..('. i'for tii. Appellan's
C. VE. IFRAN'I for ithe Re"pondenlt.

JUDGM' ENT.

28th January. 1957.

y a complaint dated the 25th day of J.anuary, 1936 filed by the Respondent's Solicitor the Appellants were
charged that they on the :'1itl day of l)cember, )1955 at All Saints Village wero guilty of persistent trespass after
having been duly warned ". 'uiansel for the Appellants pointed out that no reference was madl in the compllaint
either to any section or to any Act or Ordinai;o to indicate under what law the complaint was brought. He, how-
ever, refi red to and read section 48 of the Small Charges Act, Cap. i7, and said that it was apparently assumed by
the Maagistrate and by himself and Counsel for the Respondent, thai this was the section and the Act under which the
charge mentioned in the complaint was intended to Ie laid, and tle complaint as filed was accordingly heard on that
assuImpt ion.
Section 48 of the Small Charges Act roads as follows:-
A'Any person who persists in coming or remain inii oln any plantation, lalnds or premises, alft'r being
warned not to con, li ereonl, or to depart therefrom,. shall be liable to a line not exceeding! five pounds or to
ilm prisonlitn !l for ;t l orI not exceeding two rmonthls."

Qt was sulMnit.d by Cou'nsel for the App Ilants that this section created two offences---') peristently
coming on any plantation, anids, eLc. after b -ing warned not to come thereon; and (b) remaining on ;any plantation,
a;inds, e0 after bei nd warned to depart therefromn.
1,'iupn!' I Ihe IRlsp lonent on the other hand submitted that the section created only one ..i-. o-, viz., the
oil'i(nce ,of cri nin;il tIr sp:l-ss wilich could e commniitted in two ways--(a) by persistently coming on atnd after being
warned HnOt Io 'mn t.her'on, and c/) by r'O-ntining on land alter lbinl warned to depart therefrom.
',.,da e er m y t-, tli re l answ vr It this conili'.' 01 t' pinio (auid I do niit find it n -"ssary to resolve it)
there can :>e no( dobt. th i t ih-, s'c'ti is one flronll which twoi charges may he exhttac!ted. and .i 'ane of ti' i it apiL>ars
to me tii c nmipliimn whi rj.q)oses to invoke the section should be particularly ciref'ul to state in his complaint
the exalt nature o;l t .h o;i i'iiee i, whicli he c mpilains.

Thie conplaint miiy 1, criticized by reason of its wording. The words of the complaint are that the defend-
ands 'm" w'e g.u'ilty of perrsisteit Irespass after hiavinig t)Wen dily warnerd ". To employ the wrn'is w'\re gnilty in
alleging' in ai conIplainr that an o.tt'ence ha,' been committed is to use language which in its finn begs th vetry qis-
bioll which thil criplainant has sett out to prove :nd conveys tihe impression that there ha;i ben a : i' .: of the
Miagistira'e's decision. It is 0ho.ed that a iompillant unsiti this particular form of words will not I, used in future.
trorl'('O was undoubtedly almbi'iuius' ia wl the i.[ i.- :, '0 so found. It is alhbiguous in the sense that it did not indicate
whether thle warning w\asn in relation to an alleged trespa-s by coming on t th e lnd after the warning, or in relation
to an alleged trespass by the defendants by remaining (oi rh land after being warned to depart therefrom.

At te hear before heaithe e Magistrate C('onsel for the defendants ldid not tali a;ny objection to the sullciency
of the complaints t at tlie bginiit of tle ca- asi he ofugliht to have done. The Manistrate in his reasons for appeal says
that at the outs 't of the ease he wa' not axwarl of tle amlliguiity in the complaint minor did (C mnsel for either party
raise any objec'tion ". (JCunsel ir tihe de en'dnts did however object) to he sufficiency of tle complaint at the close
of the case for the defenc'e and 'i:!iilitted that it was amlliguoullls. In paIrticelar he contelndled tliat the complaint as
worded did not disclose w\ieth- !' iatwa. beilg alleged that the (ldeiroldalts persisted in comitiing on it land lftcr being
warned or whether the Itspa; .-- .dleed wats by the defendants' remaiiiilng on the land afl'tr lbeini' warned to depart
therefrom.
counsell for the cornplhinlant thereulpon siubm itted that th- Mhagistrate had power to amend f hie complaint
under tih provisions contained in tle Magistrait's Code of 'Procedure Act, Cap. 61. The defendants' Connsel sub-
mitted in c 'ply that the Magistrate had no p power to a;n-lll thle collmplaint after both parties had closed their case.
The Magistrate thereupon1 adjourned to considiert the Stlubissions of (ColnsI l ;lnd to give a t decision thereon and oni the
case as a whole'.
B-fore this Court 'Coo;is'l for tlhe Appellants Iurted tliat the charge as laid ias defective and that it did not
convey anything at all to tll A pp llants. lie said that if the complaint did mean anything at all it might possibly be
interpreted to mean that the A Iipellants nt-lred upon land after being warned not to do so, but it certainly could not
be interpreted to muanii that tihe Apipelll;ts wore c'harg-'ed with r'nlaining lupon lands after being warniedI to depart
therefrom. 1He siibmlitht- in slhrt that the compllainti was vautln and detective, did not set forth any charge known
to the law andll in pa!'ti'nliar did linot set forth laly ilnce which might fall within the language of section 48 of
Cap. 67. This, he said, was tatal as a defelli 1t was entitled to klow at the outset of the case with what offence he
was charged.






:* THE ANTIGUTA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZiETTE [F-l'r-iry 1,1, 1)57

The first question to be decided in this appeal is whelthr the complaint as fi. ', waSs a proper ciitipiaitl. In
my opinion it was not, but under tiIe powti is conferred on the Magistrate by section of tih t Magii.trate's Code of
Procedure Act, Cap. 61, the Magistrate's could have amended the complaint before it \was heard.

Section 239 of this Act roads as follows:-

"No objection shall he allowed to any in formation, complaint, summons or warrant for any alleged
defect therein in substance or in form or for any variance between such information, complaint. summons
or warrant and the evidence adduced on the patt of the ilnLforlmant or complainant at the hearing ofl such
information or complaint."

This section corresponds to section 1 of the Snon mary jurisdictionn Act. 1848 ( nperial) oind :ill lit it section
means, to use the words of Oliver J. in Ediwards v. Jouin (1917) 1 K. i., (659 at p''ge i'': is that no information is
to be summarily dismissed because it is defective in formu or substance but it mn.-t be put in or.r'r" and the
proper course for the Magistrate to have taken in the circumsranices was to have called pon the complain:rat to put
his complAint in order before it was heard. This however was not done. What the .lMgistrate purported to do was
to call upon the complainant's Counsel after the- evidence of the complaiinantt a:i the defendants had Iben heard to
elect which of the charges under section 48 of Capi. 67 he proposed to bring :a aist !ae defendant '. 'ITh ai. of
such a ruling was clearly in my opinion to prejudice the d ef,-ndanits. Their ca:;e had laen closed, they hiad already
cross-examined the complainant and his witnesses and at t e enid of their cas the defendants were suo Idtlnly pre-
sented with a niew complaint which alleged that they ri-mained onl th prei;:ises of the coimtplainant air being
warned to depart therefrom unidr section 48 of the Smnall Charges Act, (';p. (;7. This was an enliiely new
complaint. The defendants hiad haid no opportnityiiv of croass-ex. nining Ithe co,, 1 iialnt or his witnesses as to tihe
truth of this allegation and had the charge beenfi laid in tlie lirst instance as it w -. I:,id afterr amendimintl tihe defend-
ants may have been able by skilful and a.-tnte cross-exami)ation to show tlat ha tihe civ ii aint was not established and
that they hadI no case to answer: or even if called upon for their defence th'vY mn;y iv r i had ;t proper and complete
answer thereto.

The Magistrate's action in allowing the compiinpaii nt to anlwtd his complaiit, after the close of the case
amounted to this that the complainant was permitted aft-ir haring the eviidencet to frame a charge to suit the evidence
adduced by himself and his witnesses. This was clearly wrong and cttontrary to the accepted rules of pri'ctice ant
procedure in criminal courts which require ii a tat le iII.; of a complain)it should precede thle adduction of evidence in
support thereof and not vice versa as was done in this case. A comptlinant imunt lirst lay his charge then support it
by evidence; he cannot lead evidence on a complaint which, as inl this c:se. wis delfective and ambiguous awl then at
the close of the whole case put forward a fresh complaint to suit thel evidence h has aiddui.e-. The result of the
iL.,igitrat.-'s action was in effect to deny the defendants an opportunity of imnti ing atd answering a complaint on
which they were subsequently convicted.

It is true that no objection was tak-n hy the defendants' Counsel to the complaint at tho beginning of the
case, which was the proper place at which the objection should have been taken, and in this respect lie h;as to bear
some responsibility for what has occurred, nevertheless lis failure to take an objecti,,i at the proper time cannot
in the particular circumstances of this caso- make reiguiia what was oi it.rw in.- a maife-s iirrcularity in thi proceed-
ings.
The Respondent's Counsel argued that the provisions of section 211 of the Mal-gistrite's Codi, of Procedure
Act, Cap. 61, ought to be invoked on his behalf. This section reads as follows:-

If any such variance or any otlier variance between the information or complaint and tie evidence
adduced in support thereof, appears to the Magistrate present anid acting at th- hearing to be such that the
party charged by the information or complaint has been th.wreby dec,-ived or mi1iil., the Magistrate upon
such terms as lhe may think fit, may adjourn tihe hearing of tho case to some future dlay, and iin t e mean-
time commit the the defendant to prison, or to such other custody as the Magi;strte thinks lii, or may
disch;irge hiim upon his entering into a recognisance, with or witihont surety or s;ir ies at the discretion of
the Magistrate, conditioned f,,r his appearance at the tinm aind plc to which t hih I aring is :I ijiurn-ed."

This section in my opinion has no application to the circiumstiances of tlhe hearing ,Irfore the nMagi-Itate. for
when the adjournment was granted the whole of the evidence in the cae had been heard atnd the case completed and
no adjouinlment of tho hearing at that stage could have bion of any b.irfit or assistance to the defendants whose
ease was already closed. In any event the adjour'mnent was clearly for the MagiPtrate's own convenietice. His
reason for adjourning as shown in the record wats to give "a ruling in Cot)urt on the sui, mission of Couinselt and t 1"
for decision "

I am of the opinion that the complaint as laid by the complaint before amendment was defective, that this
defect should have been remedied at the outset of the proceedings before the complaint was heard, but this was not
done, and it does not matter who was responsible for this oversight.

I find further that there was no power in the Magistrate to allow an amendm-n t of the complaint at a stage
when all of the evidence had been taken and at the close of the case for the defendants, and that such an amendment.
which in reality amounted to the filing of an entirely new complaint, must of necessity have gravely prejudiced the
defendants.

In the result I hold that the procedure followed by the 1 i.-i I 'e in this c-as was so irregular that the
defendants were in fact deprived of an opportunity of answering the complaint on which they were convicted and
accordingly the convictions cannot stand.

The appeals are therefore allowed, the convictions of both defendants quashed and the judgment and order
of the learned Magistrate set aside. The Respondent shall pay to the Appellants the sum of one and a half guineas
each.
P. Cecil Lewis,
I'Pisnr Jeudge,
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[L.S.]


I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor. C
15th December, 1956. ,


> 1



VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 16 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend further the law relating
to trespass by Stock.

[15th December, 1956.]

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of the Virgin Islands.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Pound
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1956, and shall be read
as one with the Pound Ordinance, 1863, as
amended, hereinafter called the Principal Ordi-
nance.

2. Section 3 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the insertion between the comma
after the word "dog" and the word "or" of
the word "sheep "; and

(h) by the insertion between the comma
S after the word swine" and the word "or"
S 1 f the word sheep ".

..- $ -f


VIRGI14
ISLANDS.


Commence.
mnent.


Short Title.
4/1863.
7/1900.
2/1950.



Amendment
of section 3
of Principal
Ordinance.


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No. 16 of 1956.








VIRGIN 2 Pound (Amendment). No. 16 of 1956.
ISLANDS.
Substitution 3. (1) For Schedule B to the Principal
ufnew tched- Ordinance the following is hereby substituted:-
Principal
Ordinance, "SCHEDULE B.
Caption Fees Payable by Pound Keeper to Persons
Impounding Stock
For every head of stock other than sheep,
goats or swine .... $1.03
For every head of sheep, goats or swine .43
Fees Payable to Pound Keeper on Redemption of Stock
For every head of stock other than sheep,
goats or swine ... $1.03
For every head of sheep, goats or swine .43
For receiving each head of stock other
than sheep, goats or swine .... 1.54
For receiving each head of sheep, goats
or swine .... .51
For every 24 hours any stock shall remain
in his charge after the first 24 hours
that is to say-
(i) stock (other than sheep,
goats or swine) .... .43
(ii) sheep, goats or swine .17
For advertisement of each head of stock .43"

Repeal. (2). Section 2 of the Revenues and Fees
2/1150. (Adjustment) Ordinance, 1950, and that part of
the Schedule to the said Ordinance under the
Caption The Pound Ordinance, 1863 are hereby
repealed.

G. P. ALLSEBROOK,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council the 20th day
of November, 1956.

H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.



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[L.S.]


Interpretation and General
Clauses Act (Amendment).








I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONAL),
Acting G(overnor.
15th December, 1956.


VIrIGIN
ISLANDS.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 17 of 1956.


An ()rldinace to amend the Interpretation and
General Clauses Act, 1955.
[ 1st J uly, 1956]
ENACTED by the Legislature of the
Colony of the Virgin Islands.


Come ce-
ment


1. This Ordinance may be cited( as the Short title.
Interpretation and General Claulses Act (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 195t. and shall be read as one
with the Interpretation and General Clauses L.Is. Acts
Act, 1955, as amended, hereinafter called the 1295
Principal Act. s.. .& o:
No. XT


2. (1) Section 2 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended-
(a) by substituting the following defini-
tion for the definition of the expression
Administrator in subsection (1) of the
section-
"Administrator" means the person for
the time being holding the office of
Administrator of the Colony and
includes any person for the time


L.:too --
Amendment
of section 2 of
the Principal
Aet.








VIRGIN 2 Interpretation and General No. 17 of 1956.
ISLANDS. Clauses Act (Amendmenti).

being lawfully discharging the
functions of that office and to the
extent to which a Deputy appointed
under Article 8 of the Leeward
Islands Letters Patent, 1956, is
authorized to discharge those
functions, that D)eputy;

(b) by re-numbering subsections (3)
and (4) as subsections (4) and (5) respec-
tively; and

(c) by inserting the following subsec-
tion as subsection (3) of the section-

(3) Whenever in any Act passed
by the General Legislature of the
Leeward Islands or in any Ordinance
having effect in the Colony on the first
day of July, 1 r;, or in any Ordinance
passed thereafter, the expression
Governor" appears, save as otherwise
expressly provided or implied in such
Act or Ordinance and except, when, in
the case of any such Act, the Gvernor,
by order published in the Gazette,
declares otherwise, that expression shall
be deemed to include the officer for the
time being administering the Govern-
ment of the Colony ".
(2) This Ordinance shall be deemed to have
had effect as from the 1st day of July, 1956.

G. P. ALLSEB1iOOK,
1President.
Passed the Legislative Council the 20th
day of November, 1956.


IL. CuvQUE,
Clerk of the Council.
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No. 18 of 1956. Public Assistnice. Vrn:ci
ISLANDS.





[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. IMACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
15th December, 1956.





VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 18 of 1956.

An Ordinance to repeal the Poor Relief Ordinance
1864 and to make new provisions for the
assistance of the poor and destitute from
public funds.
[BY PROCLAMATION] Commence.
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Pub- Short title.
lic Assistance Ordinance, 1956.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpretation.
otherwise requires-
"Committee" means the Public Assistance
Committee appointed under section 3;
district means one of the Public Assistance
Districts into which the Colony is divided
in accordance with the provisions of
section 6;
poor and destitute person means any and
every person who, by reason of infancy,
old age, illness. disease, bodily infirmity
or mental incapacity is unable to maintain
himself or herself and cognate expres-
sions shall be construed accordingly;








P'ib/Ko issistanre.


No. 18 of 1956.


Appointment
of Committee
and Chairman
thereof.


ViHGTN
ISLANDS.


section means section of this Ordinance.
-8. (1) There shall be a Public Assistance
Committee for the purpose of granting outdoor
relief to, and of applying any sums which mav
from time to time be provided by the Legislative
Council for the outdoor relief of, poor and destitute
persons in the Colony.

(2) The Committee shall consist of not less
than three and not more than five members
appointed by the Governor.

(3) The members shall hold office for two
years but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(4) The Governor shall appoint one of the
members of the Committee to be chairman of the
Committee and the person so appointed shall pre-
side at all meetings of the Committee but in his
absence from any meeting the members present
shall elect one of their number to preside at that
meeting.
(5) The Governor may appoint a clerk to the
Committee.
4. A member of the Committee shall vacate
his seat thereon if he tenders his resignation in
writing to the Governor or if he fails without
reasonable excuse (the sufficiency whereof shall be
determined by the Administrator) to attend three
consecutive meetings of the Committee.

5. (1) The Committee shall meet at such
times and places asthe Chairman may appoint.

(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection
(3) of this section the Committee shall-

(a) periodically review the general condi-
tion of the poor and destitute inhabitants of
the Colony with a view to making recom-
mendations to the Administrator for the
alleviation thereof; and
(b) from time to time examine such
individual cases of poverty and destitution in
the Colony as may come to its attention with
a view to alleviatinLI them or arranging for
their alll-viutioli.


Seats of mem-
bers when va-
cant.




Procedure and
duties of the
Committee.






No. 18 of 195G.


Putblic A .sis/arsue.


3 VrnRGIN
ISLANDS.


(3) For the purpose of carrying out the
functions prescribed by subsection (2) of this sec-
tion the (Committee shall have power to invite to a
meeting a:iv Voluntary Assistant co-opted as here-
inafter provided in section 7.
(4) Every member of the Committee shall
have the right to vote on every question put to the
Committee.
(5) Notwithstanding anw thing to the con-
trary, thle Committee, may reach decisions by the
written opinions of members without any formal
meeting being hbld.
(0) The quorum of the Committee at any
meeting shall be three persons, not less than two
of whom shall be members of the Committee
appointed under subsection (2) of s action 3.

6. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance
the Colony shall be divided into Public Assistance
Districts.
(2) Public Assistance Districts shall be such
areas as may from time to time he fixed by the
Committee and approved by the Governor in Coun-
cil and notice tlh-i-of shall be published in such
manner as to the Governor in Council may seem fit.

7. (1) The Committee may from time to
time co-opt for each district a Voluntary Assistant
who shall be a person residing in the district and
able tnd willing to assist in the administration of
public assistance in such district.
(2) A Voluntary Assistant may be invited by
the Committee to record his written opinion with
respect to any individual case of poverty and desti-
tution in his district or to attend any particular
meeting to consider individual cases of poverty
and destitution or to review the general condition
of the poor and destitute in the district.
(3) Whenever a Voluntary Assistant is so
invited by the Committee the provisions of sub-
sections (4) aid (5) of section 5 -hall apply to a
Volunta:.r Assistat am they apply to a member of
the Conmittee appointed under subsection (2) of
section 3.


Public Aspist-
ance Districts.







Power of Com-
mittee to ap-
point Volun-
tary Assist-
aitta.







Public 4ss;slancv.


N o' 18 of 19 5r.


ISLAND S.
Appointment
of Relinving
officers.


10. The Committee shall keep a register
containing the names and addresses of all poor and
destitute persons receiving allowances of outdoor
relief, the amount of the allowance to each stated
in United States currency, the commencement and
termination of the allowance, the name of the
persons to whom each payment was made and i11i
total amount of each weekly distribuiton; and the
entries in the Register shall be arranged so as to
show the particulars by districts,


8. (1) It shall be lawful for the Committee
to appoint such Relieving Officers as it may con-
sider necessary for the administration of public
assistance in the different districts.
(2) The Relieving Officers may be requested
to attend the meetings of the Committee but shall
not vote threat.
9. In the exercise of its functions under
paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 5 of this
Ordinance the Committee is hereby authorised-
(a) to grant a weekly allowance as out-
door relief to any poor and destitute person
not being an inmate of any hospital or
infirmary;
(b) to make a special grant to any poor
and destitute person for defraying the cost of
medical attention to that person and for such
other non-recurrent purposes as the Committee
may consider appropriate by way of relief or
assistance to such poor and destitute person; and
(c) to provide material and labour for
.building or repairing a dwelling house for any
poor and destitute person.
Provided that-
(a) the sums disbursed by the Committee
in any year shall not exceed the sums pro-
vided by the Legislative Council for the
purpose, and
(6) if the Governor-in-Council shall fix
maximum weekly allowances for outdoor
relief, the allowances granted by the Com-
mittee shall not exceed the maxima so fixed.


Committee to
grant Public
Assistance.


Public Assist-
ance Register.









No. 18 of 1956. Public Assistance. 5 VmRGINs
ISLANDS.
11. (1) All allowances granted under the Time and
provisions of section 9 of this Ordinance shall be "mn ""J
paid or given at such place or places and on such giving public
days as the Committee may from time to time "ssist nce.
prescribe.
(2) A payment shall whenever practicable
be made to the person to whom an allowance is
granted personally, and, when not practicable,
the pa'; men't shall be made to someone authorized
to receive the same on behalf of the person to
whom the allowance is granted.
(3) The written authorization of the Chair-
man, or where the Chairman is not a public
officer or a person designated in' writing by the
Administrator of the Colony, shall be sufficient
evidence of a decision of the Committee; and the
Treasurer shall pay allowances and other dis-
bursements on such authorization.


12. (1) It shall be the duty ofthe father,
mother, or child of any poor and destitute person,
if possessed of sufficient means, to relieve and
maintain that person.
(2) On the application of the Committee a
Magistrate may make an order reiquiirin, any
person liable under subsection (1) of this section
for the maintenance of a person to maintain that
person in such manner as may be set out in the
order, and such order may, inter a/ia, include a
direction for the r'-a':\ I'men to the Committee of
a part or the whole ot any sum disbursed by the
Committee in maintaining that person.
(3) Every person who fails to comply with
any order made by a 3 :,; istrate under the pro-
visions of this section shall be liable to a penalty
of thirty-four cents for each day during which
he fails so to comply.
13. It shall be lawful for the Committee
in its discretion to pay the whole or part of the
cost of the burial and expenses incidental to the
funeral of any person and to recover the amount
so paid from the person, if any, who under this
Ordinance was liable for the maintenance of the


Duty of fami-
ly to relieve
and maintain
poor persons.


Recovery of
lirial and
funeral ex-
penses.









ISLANDS.
ISLANDS.


Proceedings by
the Com-
mnittee.





Cup. 61.

Repeal.


i Public Assistance. No. 18 of 1956.

deceased person or from any person inter-
meddling with or taking possession of any
property of such deceased person.

14. All proceedings taken by the Com-
mittee under this Ordinance shall be commenced
and carried on by such person as may be
appointed generally or in any particular case by
resolution of the Committee, and any penalty or
order imposed by this Ordinance shall be
recovered and enforced under the provisions of
the Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act.

15. The Poor Relief Ordinance, 1864, and
all amendments thereto are hereby repealed.


Commence- 16. This Ordinance shall come into opera.
mint. tion on a day to be appointed by the Governor
by Proclamation published in the Ga:ette.

G. P. ALLSEBROOK,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 20th
day of November, 1956.

H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.
















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No. 20 of 1956. criminall Procedure Act VItGIN
(Am mendment) ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. 1. \I.\CI ONALD,
Acting Governor.
15th December, 1956.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 20 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend furthcr- the Criminal
Procedure Act.

[15th December, 1956] commence-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of the Virgin Islands.
1. This Ordinance mav be cired as the Short title.
Criminal Procedure Act (Amendment) Ordinance,
1956, and shall be read as one with the Criminal .is. Acts
Procedure Act, as amended, hereinafter called ga ::
the Principal Act. S.R. & 0.
1956 No. 22

2. Subsection (1) of section 14A of the Amendment
Principal Act is hereby amended- of section 14A
of the Princi-
(a) by the deletion of the words the Act.
Legal Assistant may require the \1 t;lrti:ite
to send to him "; and

(1) by the substitution of the words
shall be sent to the Attorney General for
the words "which he thinks fit aile:irigij at
the end of the subsection.
G. P. ALLSEBROOK,
President.
Passed the Legislative Council the 20th day
of November, 1956.
H. 0. CREQUE,
(lerk of the Council.
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No. 21 of 1956. Indictments Act (Amendment)


[L.S.]


VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
15th December, 1956.


VIRGIN ISLANDS.

No. 21 of 1956.

An Ordinance to amend the Indictments Act.


[15th December, 1956.]


Oommence-
wrnnt.


ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of the Virgin Isl:ads.

1. This Ordinance may he cited as the Short Tith.
Indictments Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1956,
and shall be read as one with the Indictments Acts, L. L,. Act.
as amended, hereinafter called the Principal Act. ". R. k.
s.R.&O-.


2. Subsection (1) of secti, n 3 of the
Principal: Act is hereby amended by the substitution
of the words "such persons as the Chief Justice
may appoint" for the words "the 1( h-f Justice,
the Puisne Judge, the Legal Assistant and the
Chief Registrar ".


1956 No 22.
Amendment of
section 3 of
tbhe Principal
Act.


G. P. ALLSEBKOOK
President.

Passed the Legislative Council the 20th day
of November, 1956.

H. 0. CHEQUE,
Clerk' of the (Council.

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ANTIG UA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 50.

THE TABLE HILL GORDON SCHEME, MADE BY THE CENTRAL
AUTHORITY AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNORIN COUNCIL
UNDER SECTION 6 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
ORDINANCE, 1948 (No. 4 OF 1948).


1. Designation ,of Scheme. The Scheme set out
hereunder shall be designated the Table Hill Gordon Scheme.

2. Area of Scheme. The provision of the scheme
shall apply to all that area of land comprising of 8.529 acres
delineated and defined on the rnap or plan prepared by
E. A. Govia, Licensed Surveyor, on the 18th February, 1953
which said lands were formerly part of Table Hill Gordon
Estate and is bounded as follows that is on the East by Public
Road, on the North by Public Road, of the West by lands
of Edwards, on the South by lands of Table Hill Gordon.
8. Object of Scheme. To provide plots to relieve
congestion of villages.
4. Development of Land. Save as may be
permitted by the terms of an order made under the provisions
of section 22 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Ordinance
1948 (No. 4 of 1948) the development of land (within the
meaning of the said Ordinance) shall be restricted to the area
shown on the aforesaid map or plan and he carried out in
accordance with the provisions of this scheme.
5. Size of Building Plots. There are 40 plots
of various sizes, as shown on the plan.
6. Prohibited Purposes. (a) No land shall be
bought, sold, leased, mortgaged, exchanged or sublet without
the consent in.writing of the Central Authority.

) (b) The consent of the Central Authority shall not
be unreasonably withheld, provided that consent shall not
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2

be granted unless the prospective purchaser, lessee,
exchange or sub-lessee or his agent make a statutory
declaration that the land is required and intended for his
own use or the personal use of his principal.
(c) In cases where consent has been withheld to an
application for permission to sell, lease or exchange, the
Central Authority may, with the agreement of the prospec-
tive vendor, leasor or exchanger repurchase the land at'a
reasonable sum. In the event of failure to arrive at a
reasonable sum by agreement the matter shall be referred
to arbitration.
(d) No dry goods store, shop, parlour or other place
where food is sold shall be established or connected with-
out the approval in writing of the Central Authority.

7. Subdividing. No plot as laid out on the said map
or plan shall be subdivided.
8. Maintenance of Land and House in Good
Condition. It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser of
each plot to maintain both land and house in good condition to
the satisfaction of the Central Authority.

9. Building Line. In order to preserve the uni-
formity of the frontage the purchaser of each plot shall observe
the building line which is a distance of at least 10 ft. from the
road boundary, curb of the road or access path, and in no case
shall the front of any dwelling house or any building be made
to extend nearer to or further from the said road or street than
such position on the said land as is indicated by the said building
line.
10. Size of Houses and height of Dwelling
Houses above ground. Every new building intended
ts a dwelling house to be erected on any of the lots shall
ha-:e a minimum habitable floor space of not less than 120 sq. ft.
and shall have the lowest floor raised from the ground at least
eighteen inches and supported on masonry with proper and
sufficient ventilation beneath the floor; provided that if the
frontage of the building abuts on any public place the said
building shall be on a continuous dwarf wall or concrete pillars.

11. Approval of Plans. No dwelling-house, shop,
hotel or other building shall be erected upon any of the plots
otherwise that, in accordance with plans and elevations and of








materials previously approved by or on behalf of the Central
Authority and no building shall be commenced upon any plot
until the Central Authority or its agents shall have given a
certificate in writing of such approval.
12. One Building or Private House with
Out-Buildings on each Plot. Not more than one
building or dwelling-house shall be, erected on each plot
except the necessary and usual ott-buildings, stables, garage
with living rooms over to be used in connection with any house
erected on the same plot or any house now standing or hereafter
to be erected on any adjoining land and such dwelling-house
shall not be of less value than t(' exclusive of stabling and
out-buildings, and no building shall be erected until the site
and elevation thereof and the site of any offices and stabling
thereto shall have been approved by or on behalf of the
Central Authority, and every such building shall be of such
character and description and build according to such plans,
designs and elevations as shall have been similarly approved in
-writing before the same is commenced, and no such building
shall after erection be altered without the like previous consent
in writing before the same is commenced.
18. Coverage of Plot. No dwelling-house, includ-
ing out-houses of whatever character on a building plot shall
cover more than b of the surface of the plot.
14. Excavations. No sand or gravel shall be dug out
of any plot except in the course of excavating for foundations.
15. Kitchens. The floor of every kitchen shall be
made of non-inflammable materials and the chimney of every
such building shall be carried to such a height above continuous
height as may be specified by the Central Authority.
16. Garage. Every garage shall be made of concrete,
stone, iron or some non-inflammable material as far as
practicable.
17. Latrine Accommodation. Every building
intended for use as a dwelling or as a shop, or as a factory, or
as a place of business shall be provided with proper latrine
accommodation e.g. a pit latrine of a type to be approved
by the Health Authorities.
18. Drainage. Each plot shall have drains properly
laid to a suitable outfall for the efficient drainage of any rain or
surface water from the site, and the subsoil of the site shall be
effectually drained, whenever the possibility of dampness of the
pite renders such a precaution necessary.







19 Projections beyond Building Line or over
Public Place. No portion of the front wall of any message
or dwelling-house to be erected on any part of the plot shall
project beyond the building line indicated upon the said plan,
and no portion of or attachment to any building shall
permanently project .on or over any public place in such a
manner that in the opinion of the Central Authority or other
competent authority it would cause an obstruction or danger.

20. Temporary Structures. There shall not at
any time be erected or placed or suffered to be or remain on
any of the plots any temporary building .or structure except
sheds, workshops or office rooms to be used for the purpose of
and in connection with the building of permanent buildings in
course of construction upon such plot.

21. Air space in front of Dwelling-House.
Every dwelling-house shall have an open-space of at least
twenty-four feet in front thereof. The space shall be measured
to the boundary of any land or building immediately opposite
to the dwelling-house or to the opposite site of any public
place on which the dwelling-house immediately abuts and the
space shall extend throughout the whole frontage of such
dwelling-house.

22. Air space around Dwelling-House. No
dwelling-house shall be placed nearer than a distance of sixteen
feet to its site boundary at the rear or nearer than a distance of
six feet from the eaves or any projecting part to its site boundary
on either side. Provided that out-buildings approved by the
vendor or other competent authority may be erected at the
rear of a dwelling house.

28. Encroachment. No person shall erect any new
building without previously removing every step or other
encroachment which may be in or on the public place in front
of the site where such building is to be erected.

24. Notice of intention to Build. (a) Every
person intending to erect, remove or alter a building shall give
notice of such intention to the Central Authority.

(b) The notice shall be in duplicate upon the form
prescribed by the Central Authority and shall be
accompanied by plans in duplicate sufficient to show that
the proposed building comply with the requirements of
the Central Authurity,







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25. Approval by the Central Authority.
The Central Authority shall within six weeks of the delivery of
such notice, signify in writing its approval or disapproval
thereof. In the case of disapproval the Authority shall give
reasons for its disapproval or specify what alterations are
required.
26. Notification of work. Any owner or his
agent who intends to execute or executes work to which this
scheme applies,
(a) shall notify the Central Authority in writing the
date on which work will begin;
(b) shall notify the Central Authority in writing of
the completion of any work within fourteen days after
completion;
(c) may notify the Central Authority in writing of
the completion of part of any work to a value not less than
five hundred dollars within fourteen days of the completion
of work.
27. Period of Construction. (a) Building
construction shall commence within six months of approval,
failing which the approval shall be deemed to have lapsed.
Construction shall be completed within one year of the date
of commencement.
The Central Authority may in its discretion grant an
extension of the abovementioned period.
(b) In the case of default the Central Authority may
re-purchase the lot at a price for which it was sold by the
Central Authority and may purchase for a reasonable sum
that part of the building which had been erected up to the
time of the expiry of the agreed period.
In the event of failure to arrive at a reasonable sum by
agreement the matter shall be referred to arbitration.
28. Inspection. (a) The Central Authority shall
within twenty-one days after receipt of a notice of completion
as provided for in clause 26 sections (b) and (c), inspect the
work covered by such notice.
(b) the Central Authority or any duly authorised
officer reserves the right to enter any part of the scheme
whether sold, leased, rented or exchanged for purpose of
inspection;










(c) every person who executes work in any part or
section of the scheme shall afford members of the Central
Authority or its duly authorised employees free access to
the work for the purpose of inspection at all reasonable
times during the execution of the work.

29. Default. (a) The owner or his agent who
executes work to which this scheme applies and who receives
from the Central Authority notice in writing during the
progress of the work of within six weeks after receipt by the
Central Authority of a notice of completion as provided
for in clause 26 sections (b) and (c) specifying any matters in
respect of which the erection or execution may be in contraven-
tion of the scheme and requiring such person, within a time
specified, to cause anything done contrary to the provisions of
the scheme to be amended, or to do anything which by any
such provision may be required to be done but which has been
omitted to be done, shall within the time specified, comply with
the several requirements and shall deliver to the Authority a
notice in writing of the completion of such work within fourteen
days of the completion.
(b) In any case of non-compliance with the require-
ments of the aforesaid notice, it shall be lawful for theft
Authority in accordance with the provisions of section 20
of the Town and Country Planning Ordinance, 1948
to execute the works required and recover the cost from
the owner as a civil debt.
80. Any person aggrieved by the agreement or refusal
of the Authority to signify its approval under clause 25 to
grant its consent under clause 6 shall have a right of appeal in
terms "mutatis mutandis" of section 14 of the Town and
Country Planning Ordinance, 1948.
Made by the Central Housing and Planning Authority
this 14th day of May, 1956.

CLARENCE SIMON,
Secretary S" Executive Oficer.
Central Authority.

NOVELLE H. RICHARDS,
Chairman, Central Housing g.
Planning Authority.










Approved by the Governor in Council this 4th day of
September, 1956.
F. A. CLARKE,
Clerk ofjthe Council,









































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ANTIGUA.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1957, No. 3.


PROCLAMATION DATED THE 23rd DAY OF JANUARY, 1957, MADE
BY THE GrOVERNOR UNDER SECTION 34 OF THE EDUCATION
ORDINANCE, 1956 (No. 11 OF 1956).

BY THE GOVERNOR.
A PROCLAMATION.
ALEC LOVELACE,
Administrator.
WHEREAS the Education Ordinance, 1956 (No. 11/1956)
was brought into operation on the 30th day of June, 1956 by
Proclamation made by the Governor on the 18th day of June,
1956 (S. R. & 0. 1956 No. 25):
AND WHEREAS by Proclamation dated the 19th day
of November, 1956, the Governor purported to bring into
operation the said Education Ordinance, 1956 on the 1st day
of January, 1957 (S. R. & 0. 1956 No. 69).
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ALEC LOVELACE, a Member
of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Adminis-
trator of the Colony of Antigua, do by this my Proclamation
revoke the Proclamation dated the 19th day of November, 1956
(S. R. & 0. 1956 No. 69).
AND all Her Majesty's loving subjects in the Colony of
Antigua and all others whom it may concern are hereby required
to take due notice hereof and to give their ready obedience
accordingly.

GIVEN at the Administrator's OJfice, Aniiq,w, this
S23rd day of January, 1957, in the fifth year of
p/ Her Majesty's reign.

J i GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Antigna, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, M.B.E., Government Printer.-By Authority.
1957.


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STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1956, No. 42.


IkF.sn1 ULTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE VIRGIN
ISLANDS DATE) NOVEMBER 19, 1956, MADE UNDER
SECTION 18A OF THE CUSTOMS DUTIES ORDINANCE,
1927 (No. 9 OF 1927), AS AMENDED.


BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislative Council of the
Virgin Islands:
(a) The First Schedule to the Customs Duties
Ordinance, 1927 (No. 9 of 1927), as amended, is hereby
further amended as follows:-
(i) by the insertion after the word launches "
in item 12(A) of the words "other than Boats, Ships
and Launches fitted and equipped for use for public
passenger service."
(ii) by the insertion after the word marine"
in item 58(1) (e) of the words other than machin-
ery for Boats, Ships and Launches used for public
passenger service."
(b) The Second Schedule to the Customs Duties
Ordinance 1927 (No. 9 of 1927), as amended, is hereby
further amended by the insertion after Item 15 of the
following item:-
"15A. Boats, Ships and Launches fitted,
equipped and for use for public passenger service;
and any machinery equipment or fittings for such
Boats, Ships and Launches."
Passed the Legislative Council the 20th day of November,
1956.
H. O. CREQUE,
Clerk of the Council.

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