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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
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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 )
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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: VID00050
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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

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S ANTIGUA, i ONTSERRAT
AND

VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.

ScJu/ulshled by vAuthorify.
\ VOL. II. 1'1I: b$.\-+)A-i. u .. M .VtiAY, 1;"7). No. 21.


i ttti x\ ar"hr
+MON E^ ATI



aforesaid' ah, jetea" el 1,ervicee dg t el++ t.
Regulations governing the 1 M S vice ed i l.


1. Short Title. I -.- Regulatidoni mayi: he cited as the Colonial Prison Service Medal Regulatins. 19li57.
2. Service Required. The Colo,'.ial Prison Service ".1, i.li will he granted as a reward for long service
and g(,oodt conduct t, all staf.l in the Prison Srivice ,of Montserrat, below thie rank of Assistant Sulperintendent (or a
comparable rank. \\ ,,n oi or aflri. the 2lth day of ()October, 1955 shall have completed eighteen years' continuous
service as hereilnafter dllined.
A Clarsp will also be granted to a recipient of the Medal on his completing twenty-livei years' quaIiifying
service, and a further C.lasp) on completing thirty years' qualifying service. For each ('1f i. so awarded a smnil silver
rose may be added to thie ribbon when worn alone.
3. Continuity of Service. Qualifying service itn the Prison Service o)f other Colonies or Territories
under Her M (ajesty's Protectiton or Administration may he allowed to reckon towards the required period of qualifying
service. if the total period of such service amounts to not less than eighteen years: i)rovided, however, that where
services has been rendered in more than one such territory as aforesaid an interval not exceeding twelve months
between any two periods of service shall not be regarded as breaking tlhe continuity of such service: provided also
that a break in service, not exceeding six calendar months in any one such territory shall not be regarded as breaking
the continuity of such service.
4, Exemplary Character. For the purpose of these Regulations service shall only be reckoned as quali-
fying service if it is certified that the character and conduct of the person recommended for the grant of tie Medal or
Clasp has been exemplary.
An otficer as aforesaid shall not be deemed to be in possession of an exemplary character unless hle has had
no entry on his conduct shleei during the'last sixteen years of such service in respect of---
(a) conviction of a criminal .!l', I..-e by any court: or
(h) reduction in rank or grade (except for inefficiency): or
(r) drunkenness or incapacity for duty due to drunkenness; or
(d) deprivation of money, that is to say. where prior to tihe commenGcement of these regulations, an
officer has been fined in respect of ,hi. ii-.',- committed in any one year a total sum exceeding live dollars,
or where upon the commencement of these regulations, an officer has been fined in respect of any one
(.oII. i .- a sum equivalent to three days' pay or more; or
(e) sleeping on duty; or

(f) wearing any decorations or medals to which lie is not entitled: or
( g) tia1l-h. ; ,ii,: with prisoners in any form whatsoever.
5. Recommending- Authority. Recommendations for the award of the Medal or Clasp shall be sub-
mitted by the Officer in charge of a Prison Service to the Governor. The medal will be awarded on the authority of
the Governor and a notification of such award shall be published in the G(azett'.
6;. Forfeiture and Restoration. (a) A recipient of the Medal or Clasp who is convicted of a criminal
offence or is dismissed or removed from the Prison Service for misconduct shall forfeit the Medal and Clasp unless
the Governor shall otherwise direct.
(b) A Medal or Clasp so forfeited may be restored to the recipient by the Governor at his discretion.
(c) A notice of forfeiture or restoration shall in every case bIe published in the (Gazetle.


Made by the Governor under the authority of the Royal Warrant dated 28th October, 1955, this 5th day of'
April, 1957.
A. F. DAWKTINS,
/X -Administrator,
C, -/; /4 Montserrat.


/' ICL,~







106 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[May 16, 1957


Notices.



It is notified for general informa-
tian that His Excellency has issued
a Commission appointing the Hon.
E A. Thompson to be Administrator's
Deputy, with effect from the 9th
May, 1957, during the absence of the
Administrator on a visit to the United
State;. of kAmerica.

Chief iSecretary's Oflice,
Antiguu.
May, 1957.
Ref. No. 13:00261

It is hereby notified for general
information tl it (during the period
July 1957 toI Dcrhember 1958, a world-
wide study or g;.-(iphysical phenomena
is to be carri- d out by all 11major
nations to Iw known as the Inter-
nationail Geop!,h?:icild Year.

Owvlinti to tl, limited rtsonrces of
the rh'it.i-!i (Caie ian MelJteorlolical
Service tlii:t -prtlmnllllt will be taking
ontl a ve ry. oii1l part in thit special
acti itiei f Ite In ternationial (eio-
phy.-:"al Y,;.;, nt a substaintial pro-
g':ralii of inoe...rolor ical observation
and ri:ear!ch haiS been planned y
varii s ouii:it, ries uni ier a c5o-ortdinta-
ting c'oni !(itte" if1 the 'W rll Met'o.t o -
logii:r' r't e''tion.i
(,: : !es; a. ) ei..( lisiies
dn. ~ g ti' .lvo v1t period will be tieC
lannchino!, il ixd hIloon or other means.
(if iiistriimilenits ol'ir vina s rinil, rectord-
ing nd/ otr transmitting iietoiorologi-
cal rai'* tion 'ndl other data. Such
ilstr;n,'-l'nts 1ny l4and and be found
in c(seintrie'r' vell outside the country
of laiinchini) andi the general public
are re,',,w-ted that in the event of alny
suich inil naI loing foutll iln any
part of the CItloiny f A.''i'n. ie
Bsanil should hI ltakein to and deiiver-
ed to the nearest Police Station or
notify such Police Statin of such


The public laro asked to give their
read co-operation in the collection
of these instruments and thus ensure
the successful operation of these
stud ies.

Ad' inistrator's Office,
St. John's,
Ant u la.
1st May, 1957

Ref. No A. 68/14


The Administrator of Antigua has
appointed the undernientioned Mar-
riage Officer for the Colony o f
Antigua:

Elder Earle C. Roberts.

Adminihitraio's 0' .8 ,
A -.'.I 1 .
3rd May, 1957.
hRe. No. s/I


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

Reverend Robert R. Hughes.

Administrator's Office,
Antigua,
8th May, 1957.

Ref. No. 8/4.



No. 56.

Appointments. transfers, etc., in
tha public service, with I .I from
the dates stated, are published for
general inforlmation:-

Lt. Commander A. G. Leather, R.N.,
Private Secretary & Aidie-d(l-Camp
to His Excellency tha Governor.
Feb. 17
Ref. No. P.V. (:88


Stevens, C. P.F., .innior (I !:., C'lief
retary's O)H .... AApr1.

ef,t No.P. P. 71




It is notilied foir general l ilf'irmia-
tion t1i:at is Lordship the Piuiisn
Ju.l,' has dtlii'ctd that hei Cr:iminal
1i Kssio(ls of' thei Supr'eme (Colirt f thir
Windward and Leeward Islands in
the Antigua Circuit fixed to comn-
fmence (on tlhe 14th May, 1957. will be
adjourned on that late to Monday
the 20ih May, 1957.

By Order,

CECIL 0. BYRON,
Registrar.

Hlreistrar's O(fice
St. John's,
Antigua.

2nd May, 1957.




RAINFALL FIGURES.

Agricultural Department,

Antigua.


,Month 11153. 195t4. 1955. 195C. 1957.
January 1.93 :3.01 2.16 5.15 3.1(
Feb. 1.02 2.45 .68 1.23 2.29


Mar.


5.;0 1.08 .83 1.40 .40


April 2.)6 .49 1.75 3.83 2.541
To I th May .90 2.36 1.58 .59 .01

11.51 9.42 7.00 12.20 9.00


TENDER, NOTICE.

Tendlrs are invited for the pur-
chase of the undermentioned build-
ings situated on lands forming part of
1 .'-..l :y's Bath and the old Corn-
meal Factory in Wapping Stri et, St.
John:--

1. Buidilding.' brick, floor meaosnre-
in.'nt :8' 10" x 31' (". Wall of
brickwork 18" thick anid 11' 4"
high. Timber doors iand win-
dows\s, roof of timber covered with
'ori'ntiled palvanize. Balcony
inside, of ian :irea of 500 .q. ft.
with ,stel coliumnis and lIeams.
.l>, t 2" x 4" ILP.P.
2. P ullii;: ot alvanize with floor
a4 i n i' 7 14 ,i. ft. (iallo (ttnd and
'ro of ctlrI11rgated gal vanize.
H '*tl frm floor to top of plate
y *i".
3. J;i:>lin ,f tinimb r :m i concrete
w,Vi i, 1,or area of 714 ,q. ft.
(f" lic ',t j',ortlioi i i vin\ill' floor
.ri'a of ,. ft. an! lean-to roof

4. Gla!auiz,,, ;iled of area 98 sq|. ft.,
le;:n-10 ro)l 'ov'ired with corru-
;l ii l ;il ize.
5. Li'a 'w s h 4 uilig '.m ': rng
51' x i-G' 2" tintber floor,
'ialh, 1t]id ri covered w ithl cor-
a i e: d ci Ii v ;!vnize. >idesin 2ax4
,old I x ;tr & 1 td eight from
4ilc t, le iia. 11' 9".

G. ,'n n-1to sh'ed ineaslrinig 12' 2"
x 13' a cover e wfithl corrugated
galvanize.

re7, Hoa;, hloule measuring 10u 3" x

msgat ed valvaneoizfl, timberland
vtindowsjdloor.

Eachio of the above building will be
sold separately and the tender must
indicate the lpuirchase price that is
being ollf'red for achk building.

On acceptance of tender the pur-
chasie price inmst be paid before re-
red ini Each Ini:lingi p! urcased
muit hl remov l(e from the site within
three months nf completion of sale.

Inspection of ithe premises may be
mad- bol y aplpointmet with the under-
signed on lany week' day between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.4m.

Tenders 1musl. be submitted in seal-
ed envelopes marked "Tenders for
Buildings" ah less d to the Minister,
Public Woriks aol Comnmunications,
Administrator's O(,4 ,, St. John's, and
should relich that ..l *, not later than
4 p.m. on1 Friday l1st May, 1957.


Governoinlt d;nes not bind itself to
accept the highest or any tender.

11 tENY J. ELWIN,
Asst. Administrative Secretary
to thI Mlii sister, Public Worka
rand (Comtm.unicalions.
3rd May, 1957.
Administrator's Cli.,
St. John's.






T'HE ANTIGUA, MONTSER IEAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE


Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified candidates preferably
bachelors, for appointment, to the
post of Super numerary Veterinary
Oflicer for l;renada, St. Lucia, and
St. Vincent, particulars of which are
as follows:-
Appointment:
The post is at present non-pension-
able. The otlic"r will be subject to
the Colonial liegulatiins, local Gen-
eral Orders, Financial and Store
Rules and all such re'glations, as
may from time to tim-' be in force.
Salary:
The salary is in the scale :.L.4i x
120- $4,800 (800 x 25--1000) per
annum, plus a pay addition of 200 of
salary.
Allowances:
Travelling and Subsistence allow-
ances will be l)iyall in accordinice
with local regulations in respectt of
approved travel o n duty.
Quarters:
Quarters are not provided, but in
the eve nt of (Govt-riiient quarters
beinii available the nificer will be
required to pay rental not exceeding
100 of his salary.
Leave and Leave Passages:
Vacation have will be granted at
the rate of 45 days for each completed
period of 12 months resident service,
accninulable up to 180 days.
Leave passages will be granted in
accordance with local regulations.
Passages:
Free passage, to the Windward Is-
lands will be provided for the officer
and, if married, his wife and children
not exc'eeding 5 persons in all: child-
ren to be nnder 18 years of age,
unmarried ind dependent on the
officer.
Duties:
The ...'. r will have his headqua-
ters in (iienada but will be required
for dut\ in any of the three Islands.
He will be responsible to the Chief
Secretary but will be under the con-
trol of the Superintendent rf Agri-
culture of the Colony in which he is
for the time being serving.
Medical Attendance:
Free medical attendance and medi-
cines are not provided.
Taxation:
All Government officers are liable
to taxation imposed by local legisla-
tion.
Applications giving full details of
qualifications and experience of candi-
date, and accompanied by two testi-
monials. should be addressed to the
Chief Secretary. Windward Islands,
and should reach him not later than
the 30th June, 1957.
Administrator's Office.
Nt. John's,
Antigua.
29th April. 1957.
Ref. No. A.C. 13/89 -I1.
A applications are invited from suit-
ably (Ip i fled candidates for appoint-
ments to the post of Agricultural
Ollicer (li'search) Camden Park
Experimental Station, Department of
Agriculture, St. Vincent, particulars
of which are as follows:-


Appointment:
The post is non-pensionable, and
tie appointment will be on a con-
tractual basis, or on secondment, for
a period of 29 yeors in the first
instance. The pension rights of any
pensionable sec;onded officer will be
preserved.
Duties:
The duties rl iihe ,tlice will be
those assigned to him ,by the Superin-
tendelt, of Ag nciiture to, whom lie
will be direi tly responsible. The
duticz will ini.'hid, the genleraladinin-
istrat; 11 of tihe 100 acre Camden Pairk
Exp( r:'ient nationn with the direction
and !ieervisioii of subordinate staff.
Invei-LgationiA'l work with all aspects
of c'tixatiioni and testing of a wide
rang,. of cash cr.ip:< and food crops
and tilr conmpiling ,of the necessary
statistics. Supervision of the n;naige-
inent ,a' Liv'astock, comprising breed-
ing stork of cattle, pigs, goats, sheep
and pirultry on the Station.
Qualifications:
Thi niiiiiium qualification re-
(quirei is the l)iploman of the Imperial
(Collete equixaient degree, with experience in
Tropical Agriculture. General admin-
istration experience and knowledge
of appliied research and extension
work would bek advantageous.
Salary:
The salary is in the scale ..i..i'.x
120--4.3:20, plus a pay addition of
20% of salary.
Allowances:
Travelling and Subsistence Allow-
ance are payable in accordance with
local regulations, in respect of
approved travel on duty,
Quarters:
Quarters are provided at the Station
for which rental will be charged at
the rate of 10% of salary or 5% of the
assessed value of the quarters, which
ever is less.
Passages:
Free passages to St. Vincent will
provided on first appointment for the
officer, his wife aind children, not
exceeding five persons in all: children
to be under 18 years of age, unmarried
and dependent on the officer. In the
case of a contract appointment, free
passages will be provided on the
satisfactory termination of the con-
tract.
Leave and Leave Passages:
Vacation leave oin full salary will
be granted in acco;:daince with local
leave regulations. In the case of a
contract appointment, vacation leave
will be granted at the rate of one
week for each completed period of
three months resident service. Such
leave to be taken on the satisfactory
termination of the contract.
Leave passages are provided in
accordance with the Windward Is-
lands Leave Passage Regulations.
Medical Attention:
Free medical attention and medi-
cines are not provided.

Taxation:
All Governmnent officials are liable
to taxation imposed by local enact-
ments.


General:
The officer will be subject to the
Colonial Regulations, local General
Orders, and Financial and Store
Rules and Subsidiary Legislation in
force for the time being.
Applications giving full particulars
of applicant, and accompanied by two
testimonials. should be addressed to
the Chiet Secretary, Windward Is-
lands, Grenada, aind should reach him
intl lat r thin the :' tI M 1957.
A lfmiii itrjatr's Of w0re,
Si. Johli's,
Antigua.
17th April, 1957.
Ref. No. A.'. 13/89 Ill.

Aiplications-are inxite I from suit-
ably qualified e(indidates for appoint-
nwint to the post of HIIedmaln-ter,
Dliominicia Granlmar Sechool. palticu-
lars of which are as follows:
1. Appointment:
Thel post is oi the permanent and
pensionable establishment and the
appointments carries with it liability
to transfer to any post of equivalent
status inl their Windward Islands.
2. Salary:
The. salary is in tlhe scale of $3,840
x $1]-' 2n j,4.i0 per ainnum, plus a pen-
sionable piy addition of 20% of s;l;ary.
The point of entry into the scale will
be determined according to the can-
didati 's qualification and experience.
3. Qualifications required:
1)egree of( a re1cognised Uiiiv-rity.
4. Duties:
Officer appointed will be required
to supervise a school of 2t60 boys;
knowledge of (ames amit all other
extra-curricular activities associated
with a S'coiilai y School; he will be
required to takl part in out of school
activities; he will also be required to
perform any other duties which may
be assigned to him from time to time.
5. Quarters:
Quarters are not provided.
6. Leave:
The officer will Ie eligible for vaca-
tion leave at the rate of 45 days for
each completed period of 12 months
resident service, accumulating up to
a maximum of 180 days.
7. Leave Passages:
Leave passages will be provided in
accordance with local General Orders.
8. General Information:
The officer will be subject to the
Colonial Regulations, the Windward
Islands Financial andi Store Rules,
the local Gen'.ral Orders & subsidiary
legislation in force from time to time.
Government officials are' liable to
taxation imposed by local enactments.

Applications containing full parti-
culars, including qualifications and
experience of applicant, should be
forwarded to the Chief Secretary.
Windward Islands. Grenada, to reach
him not later than the 30th May.
1957.
Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
9th May, 1957.
Ref. No. A.C.1389---III


Way 161 19,5-]i






108 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERBAT AMND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. [May 16, 1957.

ANTIGUA

In the Supreme Court of the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands

(APPELLATE JURISDICTIONO)

On Appeal from the Magistrate, District "A ".

Appeal No. 1/1957.
Between:-
ILLEWELLYN SWIFT Appellant

and

ADrIAN A. M. IILL Respondent
( SNperintendcnt of I(lilce)

L. H. LOCKHART for Appellant
J. HIANNAYS (Legal Assistant) for Respondent.

B'l:or,: LEWIS, J.

JUDGMENT
7th May, 19'57.

'The ppellant was convicted on tlie 4th day of DIecmbn 1i' of th e offence of receiving there Avon tyres
valued $9().00 the property of Brown & Co. knowing the same to have 'b,'en stolen and was sentenced to live months
imprisonment with hard labour.
Oie o!'f tIl witnesses who gave evidence for the prosecutioni is a person named Theodore NM I~i h-w who had
earlier on the sAne day pleaded guilty to larceny of the said tyres but had not been sent -nced when he gave evidence
against the apielhant.
The ; ipillant has appealed against this conviction on the following grounds:
i, tihe decision is erroneous in point of law in that
(*,) The learned Magistratt misdir iii'ected himi lf in not directing his mind to the dangt-r of
convicting on the uncorrobolattd evidi rce of the iiPcontlice.
(b) While the accomplice hatd ple;ied guilty to th- charge of larceny Ihe had not be-en sentenced
at the lime he was eallehd on to iive evidence i ;! i is evidence all thl more needed to be
corrhobe'eed.
(c) The defendant's explanation of the fact f his possession of articles claimed to have Vien
stolen is consistent with innocence and thi; prosecution has not therefore sustained the burden of
proving the guilt of the ac.'ued b) -yond a r'tasoiabh c ionubt.
(d) There was an absence of corroboratioin of t ,i ivideincc of al accomplice on whose testimony
alone the Defnidant was convict. T e ; oicr i ii tlherefoit ius unrtiasoinable and cannot be sup-
ported having regard to the ,vidilnce.
(c) The xvidlence of the accomplice shows no ;ov,'aiing by him but rather a giving of unauthor-
ised credit to the defendant and thef:-fore a conviction of receiving cannot he sustained.
It was argued for the aopellant that the evidence of the witness TheuIore Matthew who was an accomplice
shou lid i .- bn c, rri;.i i 'at a:: that the MaIgistrat" hlid not dire,'ic i his mindt to the daniiger of convicting on tih
uncrroborate.! evilve ,f i th vi Itn-ss. In tthis connexio, thll at! entii of the .'iut wa dIawni tio paragraph 4 of
the .,.i-, it. 's rIasons for decisiolt which r'unls a1 follows:
I did, at thl trial. w-rn imysHlf of the daingeri. of accepting as of any value thle evidence of Theodore
Matthew, but at the present date )f writing my reason for D)ecision. I amn of opinion, that I ldi nit warn
mys-lf -,'i i :1y and that I sh.ouldl hv'e' disre'ari'd a;loiether thl evidence of this witness who earlier
at the same Maigi rial S--;,ion on the 4th of Dece-mb-r 10I51.i li It made an uniualified plea ofi Guilty on
a charge of -s'aiing Aiec :said tyr's, bt wo atwx t te triall of t te Defendant, hadt given a icomplet-ly
different statement st in evidence,"
and I was invited to say that the Magistrat- not only realized to aln uIrw:' -ranted extent on tlhe evidence of the witness
The-odore Matthew but in fact ux.'td his Pvidnlice as a basis for convicting, g the appellant.
It is difficult to lm uleirsi.;n exactly what:t the M:,v'istrate mean t Io convy by paragrai;p four of his reasons for
decision, but it seerns to -in b i, Ma admision rl:it he accepted tli' evidence oif Thloore Mattilhew and convicted the
appell'uant thereon but subisquewly realised Mthat this witness's evidemle should havei been alt together disregarded.
The witness Theodore M thet w gave two conflicting accounts of the manner 1 in which the apipellant came
into possession of the tyr'-s. 'Th' appellant when initrviexwed by he p lice said that lh had bought the tyres at
Brown & Co. from the witness i'eodore Mattlelw who at one stiiag agreed that this was so, but when he gave
evidence at the appelllant's trial h tiild an entirely i'" Il story.
It must he rei emnllere! ti dht when Theodore MattIhew give e 'i icence at lihe aIpp.llat's trial he had not been
sentenced and theirei'ol'r he ih I ani interest in s'-enrli t the ap"ll-ul's conviction. It i- also not unreasonable to
assume that he hoped the M:agistra:t might, as a rt-silt of Iis evidence, have lben influx. nced in implsing a lighter
sentence.
The appellant's ciunlmt- arcged that tli Magisi:rate onuvht to htave ignored the eviildnce of Theodore Matthew
entirely as the witness was clearly untruthful and nureliablelt I agree, and it appears that the Magistrate himself
realized this as is evidenced by the remarks contained in the fourth paragraph of the reasons for his decision.
If the evidence of the witness Theodore M:tthew is disregarded, as it should have ieen, tlere remains no
evidence whatever on which lhe a:pdI'l:nt lnighit ie convicted of thi c!ihargr of receiving. as the evidence of the other
witnesses Murphy. AlIi!n, Anthony and Brooks is certainly not unf; \murblr o o the t appellant.
The Leia! Assistant ihas not sought to suppllr the conviction and I f link he is clearly right it this respect.
The ipp a i' ;c corwin:ly oi'vI, th:" conviction qiiush'd anid h oH rdeir if tlie Mavistrate est aside. The respondents
must pay the appii-itt fiiir gainieas costs.
P. CECIL LwiAws,
Paisne Judge.






May 16, 1957.] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. 10u

ANTI (GUA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD ISLANDS

(APPELLATE JURISDICTION)
Appeal No. 211957.
On appeal from the Magistrate, Distriot "A"


LUCILLE GUNTHORPE


and


MAISIE WATT


Appellant



Respondent


C. [toss for apptllanlt

L. fl. Lo KUIART for ;e1mndent

BIefore: LEWIs, J.


JUDGMENT

7th Jlay, 1957.


Th, App ,lant was convicted hy the Acting Alditional Magistrate of District "A oi
S i... i i ,, nof an : H .-imlt ,'I the r*-pInd-nt anl was; lin.d $2.40 and ordered to pay $10.72 costs.
The iitpellant now ilngs t11, Magistrat'.s d4'cision on the ground that it is Inreiasonable
* i ...i I lh vin, )'r- ard to th 'videt ce.


the 3rd day of

or cannot be


It is a wa i no'wn i'u th. ;a Court of Appoea will not interferea with a decision of a subordinate court on a
qiVastuion of fact un;l.ss thii d 'csion is rannifestly unreasonahle. If thor1 is evidence to support the conviction the
appeaiL' will bY dinusiss'd (it. I l'tnc' :cI 8 ( .. A/pp. A. 193).
Counsel for the appitlant reviewed at some length the whole of the evidence before the Magistrate and sub-
mittod that the coiiclisions which th.i; Magistrate drew fromn tlie evidence wxere so unreasonable that the appldlant'
conviction should not be allowed to stand.
The MAhgistrat h:id the advantage of seeing and hearing the witnesses produced by both parties and after
hearing their evidence hi came to th" conclusion that the appellant was guilty of the charge. It is true that the
'vidence wasconllicting but it was for theT Magistrate to assess the weight of the evidence and to decide which party in
his opinion was tllinf.g thle truth. lie chose to believe the story of the respondent rather than that of the appllant,
and he was perfectly entitled to do this.
Three w;as abundant -vidence to support the Magistrt.'i conclusions and I can find no ground for interfer-
iug with his decision. The appeal is accordingly dismissed and the appellant is ordered to pay throe guineas costs.

P. Cecil Lewis,
Puisne Judge.




















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