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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
British Virgin Islands
Publisher: Govt. Printer.
Place of Publication: St. John's? Antigua
Frequency: weekly
completely irregular
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 )
legislation   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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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Preceded by: Leeward Islands gazette
Succeeded by: Antigua official gazette
Succeeded by: Montserrat official gazette
Succeeded by: Virgin Islands official gazette

Table of Contents
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    Antigua, Bill: Planting of Sugar Canes (Prohibition) Ordinance, 1957
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    Antigua, Bill: Midwifery Ordinance, 1957
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411 AND
TI9rj W -i A.~g~~
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p hby

No n, i, .

It is hIrelby notified for general
information ii-;t tIL e tin for the
receipt of claims for collipeisati-on for
victims of Nazi A::g-resiol has been
further extended.

2. l fial date for the receipt of
claim has been extedCed to st April,

Admn i tl il or't ( '. .
Anti', .
12th Novemlber, I'.;.
Ref. No. A. 3] 2'4


The Governmenti of Antign;i invites
contractors to l)id for tie coniitrun of the new Airport T'eniinial Build-
ing, Coolidge Fiehld A tigua.

Intinmations of intention to bid
should be forwarded in sealed envel-
opes to the Colonial Engineer, Public
Works Department, and marked
Intimation of Intention to Bid-
Airport Terminal Building ".

They nmst be received not later
than 6th December, 19357, and should.
be accompanied by a deposit of
$50 BWI. which is returnable upon
the receipt of a bona fide tender and
the return of the documents.

All relevant documents will be for-
warded to accepted tenderers about
the middle of Decemher with the
intention tiat work on the project
will commence early in 195&.

The governmentt of Antigua
reserves the right to refuse any or all
Administl',tor's (Ot/?ic,,
20th Aoi'ovntwr, 1957,
Ref. No. PWC. 6;'45.

No. 136.
A ,!.. i, ,il, ,' -, ti:)iiisfers, etc., in
the public servi-c. \wih II.- I from
the d.ilH iat ed, are published for
general inf'orn:tion:---

Tonge. E. T., Acting Is 1 pctor of Police
confirmed as In'!pector of Police
in tl:e I-eew\ard Il11nds Police
F rce-- 29. 10. 57.


Jarvis G. .7 Sergiant of Poli Sn',-uslpector of Police, Leewnrd
Islands Police Force 23. 1. 7.,
(iN-ud in sul-stittiti n for Noatice
No. 22 appearing in (a im / No. 45
of I 4th () to r. r it)7.)


Aska, D., Petty Offiler (': -. Ii l. Audit
Department, resigned appoiotment.
Nov. 1t;
Francis. Miss C., i -li Nurse, P1oller-
ton Hospital appointed W ar.i Sister,
Hohli'erton IIHspital. Nov. I

Goodwin, G. A., Junior Clerk, Labour
Department appointed School
Attendan (c, Oilicer, Education
l)epartuent. Novm. 1 .

Matthew, Miss :s
toms, Excise.
Jun ior Clerk.

Junior Clerk, Cus-
Port transferred as
Post Office. Nov. 3

Meade, A. R. C., Principal, Legal De-
partlment, seconded as Air Trafice
Control Officer, Coolidge Air Base.
Nov. 16
Samuel, Miss E., Junior Clerk, Public
Works departmentt transferred as
Junior Clerk, Customs, Excise.
Port. Nov. 3


S, .. ,,'... i. .,; e to lcT', i..:'). Consunmers.

wli,ose, insta!i'ltiois arc connected to
the ipuhiiio ie'tricity supply system
are ntited t:It ii) v' co ,i:i.ee \ with
the pr,,visi),s uo Dio' 21 (1) () iof
()rdinn;ce No. 36 of !i; alteratioins
to electrical iinsiilitions may not be
Im&e wit olit the prior approval of
the director r of the IElcit: city, Ico
and Cold Stnrn'e Do.);a1w, ent.
2. !In . .-a ; w!, re ;an un, a tlorised
alteration: ti' an hi tAldft:ion is nm de,
the consonm I'l'nr himself liable to
have his Ilupply oI: electrical energy

Electrir-i!, Icr' & Cold .x' '. Dept.
12th November, I! .7.


The A 'ti' u.- Veh'cles and Road
Troff1i Ordinance
No. 5 OF l046.
By virtue of the nower conferred
upon me lby Section 2 of the Antigua
Vehicles and Road Traiic Ordinance,
No. 5 of 1946, I hereby announce that
until further notice, the lighting-up
time for vehicles shall be from
5.45 pn.m, to 5.30 a.m.
Dated this 8th day of November.
H. G. Seward,
7' f..i.. Coin lissionerr.

No. 1:7. Frovost Marshal's Office,

The Secretary of State for the Antiua,
Colonies las informed the Governor lPth November, 1957.
o has informed t Governor NOiTC IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the power of disallowance will H EB GIVEN
that tiLereI will bh soll nOi tIh various
not he exercised in respect of the that there wl b sold on th va
undermentioned Ordinance:-- premises in the Ciiy of Saint John
helreiater named on Thursday, 12th
A December, 19-57 at 12 o'clock noon,
A u. the lands and tenements il. In ieI' to

No. 8 of 1957, "Pensions (Increase) the persons whose names are set ont
Ordinance, .'i." hereunder, the said promises having
Nov. 7 been levied upon to satisfy the City
Rate due thereon for the year 1957.
John Lmucas, Matili Jo se ph,
The following Bills which are to be Eulinis (lhristian, Aug lus B. Davis
introduced into the Legislative Coun- (2), !Koinneth Muridoch (2).
cil of Antiwua are circulated with this
Gazette lnd form part thereof:-- ST. GEORGE'S STRE!T
A ,-.xr'ii :' .. Esuit of CP hirles
Aninwt"i. Davis, Edna V. Giriaud, 'Foster
"The f 1, .i,.-: of Suar C:nes (Pr,- sT;'. JOHN'S STREET
hibition) Ordinance, 1%7." Estate ,of Henriettl Prown, Ann
Martin, ( i i aae,. llein John,
"The Midwifery Ordinance, 1957." C1' '1- Mtl!urin.


George H. Joseph (2), Selina
Billinghurst, Henrietta John, William
H. John, Heirs of Albert Barnard.

Heirs of Daniel Peters, Henry
1,d .11 .-.

S;:!,mied A. ,sjephi, K. A. I'oilt and
tH. P. Ritchie.

Hlnry E I 'v;,i-.

I'tate of I. S im -!"l.

Florfene 8i bas;itiion, :;munel Lavis-
connt, 'iarolin- leas, lLenjamin

Jos, p hiie Ricihai i. Thlioas
Augus' iw .

Adolph! ] v-yno lIs, (Geor;e Raimuel.

1. JO i NS LANEg
Estate oi Siarai ,Jamies.

Brunella Benjamin, Joshua Thlmias,
Janmes H. King.

Arthur Roberts, N-ville Weston,
Gwendolyn Georgo, Basil Saunders,
Cecil Kendall, ('i HiBrown, Rhoda
Samn i-d, Vernoll inam i., .'irabel
Wil hams.

Ieirs of Edw-ard Kin.

Lawrience J'anico, and
Joseph, Elvina Edmund.


NELSON 'i ;, i'i;T

iachael Jamens.

( ;. :,. BO. BYRON,
Provoi4t M nrshal.

ANTIGUA. 4th November. 1957.

No:ice is hereby givpn that there
will bi ,' old mo tihe various premises
in thi, City of Saint John hereafter
niamid on Thursday 5th fDecember,
I1957 at 12 o'clock noon, the lands
and tenm'iIeitS' !bel ) liiOngin to the per-
sons whose nalmes Iar set out here-
under, the said prhomi-' J hIving been
levied upon to satisfy tlh- City Rate
due thereon for the year 1957.

Hamiltons Land No. 2

David Anthony, Alphonso Hamil-
ton (7)

Hamiltons Land No. 3

Alphonso Hamilton (3) Estate of
Charles Este.

Bennett Street
Estate of Charles Este, Ursula Mat-
thew, Iris Mussington.

Athill Street
Sarah Mason.

P';yit Street
Iris MnFsinpigtuil.

Bell Street
James Lynnch, Ixan Harris, Ray-
nmond ls-iie

Alfred ('*-.'r Street
Chri'topher F;iiicis (3),
Brown, lP hil is 1)eSilvia,
Rober i.


':..:: a, :. a Street

Er.:i-st ,i:Jii,-, Ni-emiahn Knight,
Ed1 wartI Simon, Neviile Bridges, Rosa-
line Morgian, [eld'ord Winter (2).

St. George's Street
Ickfori '. i. n:- (2), Mary Wells,
Doris Allen, Ed i wd I oyd, Isabella
Davi-, Eidward Ti rry, Aliceh M. Smith.

St. 3Jon'i Street
(G i 1 ". \itiv er, Iaal W inter (2),
( I. (taSt i .olli in, ioh irt, A. Cnrty,
Iola Mard.trinon. Jlii. :i r'is, William
Punter, il:l iiHoi:ie, Victoria James.

r;.",* Street
James i Cha'les K.ing,
Janius Mlapp), (eitiniia ;iihon, Jamnes
B. Hart, 'lor-iie- Ranisayv. Jolhn
Dowe, Janm- Anni Wils-in, Dlice Vann.

North Street
IFrdinand V rEtin, IMary H. Joseph,
Ernest Gile:i AM.ie-, loirsford, Johnt
Seba-'Ltial, 'tIitlus liono.

The Point
Eileen C. & f. Heynolds, Heirs of
Josph Samuil, Joh,,ieph Mathurin,
Henribtta (riiiini, i. I -,.i.e C. Aska,
Abraham uilnnel, Brydore Benjamin.

.-n,:: Lane
,' )-nezer (: 'istlonpr', Irene Wal-
ker, i Fin i.

Wilkenson Street
Norris Destin, Neville Bridges,
Andrew Emanuel, Geo. W. B. Bryson
& Co., Ltd.

Newgate Lane
Heirs of Wilock.

I.:.,.'- Street
Antoinette 1 i-ii. V. C. Gomnes,
George McAndarw, Maria S. Queely.

R'-:i;fe Street
Antigua Ld1,( A.F.

i ie.;m Street
Morrison Ca:nacho, Elma Potter,
Est. of Thomas Byam, Irs. of Eliza
Bennett, Bertha Bunckley.

Tanner Street

Heirs of Hart mn.

South Street
Joseph I. Martin, Florence Sower-
Temple Street
Constance f ill.
Church Lane
Estate of Ilavid florsford, Wy-
cliff Broodi-. Randolph Michael, Hrs.
of Ronan.

Cross Street
Rulny Hlughes. St. 0. A. D)uke.

Stap1m on Lane.
E de < 2 T. 1. li r. ,we-.

G'{- s Land
GCit 'r' Ftirh`ly.

',! ,:, Lane
Elenl z r C(riimp, EIvina Edmund
". ,i ri.y -..et
Agaiha John.
Nelson Street
Emanuoi l Barton.

l'roros! Murshdl.


It is heir-ly iliilit d for general
infioiimti n thit. moi withstandin g the
provisions of thie IKi:g' (, ,rge Vt ten
shillinus and one pound Stamps
(InvAliidaion) Order, 1957 (S. 1. & 0.
' .7 No. 9) (t1 Anuiimui, stamps of
thli Valte-ls of ltci tiliiangs atnd one
l)Oiud authoriied for use in Antigua
by the l.11, Order. 1948, (S. R. & 0
1948 No. (6) Ilmy. by virtue of the
Kin Ge or-g V I to;' silihngs ind one
pouild Sataiips (' Orier. 1957. (S. IR. & ). 1957 No. 29)
contiiniu" t I' i i'd fivr the payment
of pstog' or m :tni duties uip to and
including tih 31It day (of March,
1.' ., after which d(at- they shall ino
longer be valid for the said purposes.

Provi'ionl its, lhowevi-r, been nmdle
in rhlc aIIboi, ('Co(!inl;uace of Use
Orier for a p ri-i:l f oL ':' of three
months t :i :i i': c', i ll is on or
hef 're th., i0:' day of June,' "',
wiithin v.which Ioldt r of thiie tamps
of the abovemenitionedi denomina-
tiouis may ci fect lthiir exchange at the
General Post Oilice, Mr. John's, Anti-
gun, for a stamp or starmps of equal
valiu- ainthiorise for ii'e in the Colony
of Antigua.

Admni istrator s -;',.,.

21st ,-pt'hmbri', /95'.


The Public is iinformrned that,
whetras now !'Pipilshiaid Stir't in St.
Johnl's is a MAj r Rioa in some of its
srit-tches and a Minor Road in others
and whereas nlow somlle roads which
cross it are Minor Roads and others
are Major Roads, with ii, t from
llth November, 1957 Popeshead
Street will be declared a Major Road


throughout the whole of its length
and all roads crossing it will be
declared Minor Roads. That is to say,
traffic i... i.i' along Popeshead Street
wili have right of way over traffic
entering it from no matter which
street. The pr.ant Stop" signs
will be adjusted accordingly.

This measure is intended to im-
prove the flow of t .,'..' Rnd to
decri:.e tbo risk of acide: ntll Th,"
Public is requlestedi t':.inftor'. to co-
opmratv- with it.
i. :l; RID,
r, ,a u nin vit.':.on'f0'.
2nd hoavemblix-r, 1957.


Tmnders nre hereby i;vitei o' hie
transport by imot(or c :' of public
officers travelling on iuty tlhe
year ending :1ist Deceinber, 1-'. .
2. Such tenders sh,.uld i.e in
respect of sin. il jonrniy fromI the
place where t1ie public ,liicer enters
the oar to th plhu'- at wv: i i ho- l.tvt.s
it i.e. : ) much a nib '. th" single
journey) and charge f .' wai ing. ifr
any, shioul be stated. Provided that
where the officer enters ;:r l:o\ 'ni tilh
car outside the City i;il:its charge,
may be made fo; the di ib 'c Irween
that p ;i:t and St. Johii'..
A. Go( e mnent will ":-t i" pire-
cluded from hiring sw("i for public
officers in p;:lhi : vehici,
which would otherwise he proceeding
to the officer's destiny: ilxi whli:Ir this
will ':.nllt in any coonmy c.g. for
OustoilS officer ,:ii; to CO',iidge
Airfield on duty in 1r hired or
used : th- Airline Ag, -n,:.
4. Goveriinant rmos ..av i the right
to hire or use cars, ,o -ieats iln o(.rs,
other' thal the contra,:;,r's cats, for
public oi1ieers proceet ; ag on dutii s
conunel ct'led wi the ('nstoons or
5. Gover';iient do" niot b'idI it-
self to accept the lowest or any
6. The Contracior will be expected
to provid- prompt and .iliciint ser -
vice an.d 1 !: :- m'rceme nt ,i'i-"l into
with a coultracero will be suIbject to
the following i conditilonl:--
(i) Tth Cointractor hall when-
ever required fmrnish a car.
(ii) If due notice of thi e ( Ip Iire-
miin' of a car has bwe': given
and failing aily .di:i.f ,Iry
explain tion thf .:':. : itor'si
car arrives more th.. Uive

timu Overnm'nt *-ih;r! hlave
the 1r ':h to deduct .P nalty
not -.,c -ding $"2.19) fri-n any
of tie q-*iili}s due and ,wying
to (thi !I,,pntr:;ctor.
(iii) In h r, ev iin. ofi tilh Contra' -
>to:";'.s } bl).ing mnore th'n 15
minutes latafter the r llired
time '*vIernmen1t may cael 1
tho contract ion givi4n11 the
Cont:l!'-tor oPe'Io week's noticee
in w 'i" ni .

(iv) Government shall also have
the right to terminate the
contract on ; i, one week's
nitic- in writing if the ser-
vice is generally unreliable
through repeated unpunctu-
ality, defective 1ars or other
7. T'he Tendpr should state the
lniumber of crdl to be ac the disposal
of Govtrinment.
S. All tend ers should he addressed
t' the Adhninistrator in a sealed
,nv,',iiii manrkoed T'ender, ior Of(licid
Tranlpr'; 't .. 'l s ':')inld be lodti d at
the Admini-itrator's Otiice not later
than I p.m. on IFriday 131h .l)ecem-
her, I .' 7.
By Order,

A "hn iiist',ti v'u Moc'!el/iry.

Adi ninisi ator's 0 :,
11 /t, Nov tn mh, 1'57.
'. No. A. 7817. __ _

it i, lhrobyi noticed for general
iiifoI'ma' i n that, tI ,. C(lioial Air
'4 . i iOrder, I. of the unitedd
Ki]philii nI h:m been amended by the
Colonial Air Na.v\ig;tion (Ainmnd-
mn'i.) (No. 2) Order. I '"7, made by
iHer Maj-sty in Council on the Sth
da;yi of Octoir,, 1957, and laid before
lPriawni'nt on ,th 14th (ly of Octo-
b r, 19'7. '[ i :is inendin. t will
c inoi; tm ;oi)cr0 on 1st Fi-br!uary, L958.
L. This Orier amends the Colonial
Air Navigation Order, 1955 by includ-
ing in that Oirer new provisions for
preventing excessive Ji tii'loe on the
part f th. oiper Sting crew (i.'.. pil'its,
iight engineer; fight niI vi;,ators and
llight radio operator) of aircraft
registered in tiit Cololny. These pro-
visions are s t out in considerable
detail in Articles ;34A to 34H, while
Article 341 enalbles tie governoror to
modify or repl:.ce a:y o:ir all of themo
should they appear 1 iipirolpriate for
application in respect of aircraft
registered in thie (olo iy. It also
amends the Rile.3 of the Air and Air
T'.' C'oYtroil. Th- Ord'r thus per-
mits a slider wle' ill-so)aring. to fly
closer than 500 feet to any person,
vessril vehiel or struf; iur', ind it also
subbtitututes for ithe ,-xisting Rule of
thi \r dealing with flight withinn the
traffic zones of iu'rdron,1 a :new Rule
which substanii:lly re-einats the
present rie(uirmen0't- bhut includes
new provisions I I '. flight
within suclh zones exc- pt, for ;)pecilied
pirpo" ' such as !::nii'ilg ,t'or aki oif,
un'le-s permission of the :approprLihe
authority ha' 1)e > obtain.d.
3. A copy of this Order may be
s;.in if dsir,1 at tithe Of~ces of the
Chief Scretary or of any of the
Administrators of thie Leeward
Islands. Tlh Order will indno course
form )part of tle bound volume of
Laws of the Leeward Islands for 1957.

31st October, 1957.


Tenders are invited for the making
of uniforms for Petty Officers for the
year 1958 as follows:-

In khaki drill for Petty Officers-
(a) tunic aind trousers
(b) khaki shirts with short
sleeves and pocket on each breast
with flap to button

(c) khaki trousers
('/) khaki shorts
(e) khaki overalls
In blue serge and cotton duck for

(a) blue serge jumper & trousers
(b) blue serge trousers only
(c) cotton duck jumper and

Quotations should also be made
(a) blue dtenim overalls
(b) blue d,,nimi tr'nsors
(c) blue donim shirts.

(overi'lneni will supply tle neces-
sary dril, srge ,ord'ck, also badges
and official buttlols tor tunics. All
other ima;rials are ,'t b- supplied by
the contractor. Prices are to include
the cost o1f affixing badges to tunics
or jumpers.

2. T -nders' should be in staled
envel,pis i hi- i (s I to ]tli Holnour
the Admini.s' a7or ;alid marked
- TENDER FOR U N 1 F 0 R M S."
'1 in. I should riach tliis office by
noon on Saturday, 7th December,
3. Goveri:E.ient. ido+Si not bind it-
self to accept 1ih! lowest or ;any tender.
4. If the delivery of uniforms is
delayed for a period exceeding four
weeks after the date of receipt of the
material or uniforms are unsatisfac-
torily tailoredI, government reserves
the right to cancel tlhe contract on
giving one wv- xek's notice in writing.

1By Order.

.'. :- Gtoade,
Clh'k to" lh AM4dinitslrtodr.

Adminiirftrator'" Office,
St. Joh n's,
12/i Aovemiber, 1957.
Ref N. 4032.__

A.L' i.ill. I' u.ial Department,


00 other
'Fo 16th Nov.



5,t. i ., t. 1956.
.; 1) :i.ul 2.16
.02 :.4r5 .68
('oI 14.0 .81
.1" .49 1.75
.50o 3.83 2.81
.:1 :.3:2 1.47
.i'd 3. 7 2. 1:3
1.1 5.?3 8.25
,10 9.91 5.619
.A5 ..1.2 5.;)
1-41 '76 1'5 0

1 40


24.13 38.90 32.77 41.29 37.50



Account of Deposits and Withdrawals for quarter ended 30th September, 1957.



To balah'e ati credit of
Deposijors :s a: I t
July, 1957

To Deposits received
,, Interest credited to

By balance at credit of Depositors
as at 30th Sept-.'tber, 1957


7(,( 17.31


971 ,76.9 9

,, Withdrawals

Statement of Assets and L abilities as at 30th September, 1957.

To balance at cre it, of DDepoio~iorst
as at 30th Septembrer, 1957
Interest earned s '.)09.02
Less Interest paid 419.38

To Sale of Pass lBooks

I nvesntments
a('s hi. in Trei.isur

860,3l2.05 .
8"6, o I 2."o;6


1st November, 1957

Ilq. Chief Accountant.
1st Noveember.

Printedat t th Government Printing Offioe, Antigua, Leeward Igland.i.
by E. M. BLAoJmIt Government Printer.-By Authority.

S. 12.1054

I I .O8 1.

971- 76. 19

1 06.070.08

[Price 6 cents.]


No, of 1957.

Planting of Sugar Canes



No. of 1957.


An Ordinance to make provisions relative to the
planting of sugar canes in or within one hun-
dred feet of cities, towns and villages.



Enacted by the Legislature of the Colony of
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Planting of Sugar Canes (Prohibition) Ordinance,

2. Any person who, except with the per-
mission of the Governor in Council, plants or causes
to be planted sugar canes in or within one hundred
feet of any city, town or village in the Colony shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceed-
ing two hundred and forty dollars or to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

Sugar canes-
planting of in
or within ono
hundred feet
of cities,
towns tnod

A NTIOUA. 2 P.,nii ..' of Sugar Cnaes No. of 1957:
co.nmence- 3. This Ordinance shall come into operation
meit. on a date to be appointed by the Governor by
Proclamndia, published in the Gazette.

Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1957.

Clerk of the Councd.


Provision w~as made in section 15 of the Small
Charges Act (CaIp. 67) whe\rel)y any person who
planted or caused to- be planted sugar canes in or
within one hundred feet of any city, town or village
in the Colony without pi-rmission was liable to a
fine not exceeding $24i0. This provision was
repealed by section 2 of the Small Ch'l, g.- (Amend-
ment) Act 1955 (No. 14 of 1955) in order to
enable the various Colonies of the Leeward Islands
to legislate on the subject in the light of local
2. This Bill seeks to provide the necessary
legislation for the Colony and to enable the Gov-
ernor in (ouncnil to give or withhold permission to
plant sugar canes within the prescribed limits.
3. The Bill is based upon the planting of
Sugar Canes (Prohibition) Ordinance, 1955 (No. 9
of 1955) of the Colony of Saint Chrii,.l'h,.r Nevis
and Anguilla.
.ll/,', t 1,, General.

..- i'. ,. ( General's Chambers,
St. John's,
A-Int iua.
8th August, 1957.

Printed at the Governmcnt Printin.ig O)li(x ANntiguaa, Loaew ri Islandi,,
by E. M. IL ACKAMAN,, G'ovrnmint Printer.-By Antroritr:.

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No, of 1957.


No. of 1957.
An Ordinance to provide for the registration of
mid wives and for the regulation of the
practice of midwifery.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Midwifery Ordinance, 1957.
2. In this Ordinance unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires- ton.
"the Board" means the Midwives' Board
constituted under this Ordinance;
"registered means r~l; t..,l.l under this
Ordinance and "registered midwife"
shall be construed accordingly;
the register" means the register of midwives
directed to be kept under this Ordinance;
the Secretary" means the person for the
time being appointed as Secretary to the
Board under t.ection 5 of this Ordinance.



Constittion 3. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance
Board.w there shall be established a Board to be known as
the Midln 'b' Board which shall consist of-
(a) the senior medical officer who shall
be chairman of the Board;
(b) the nursing sister performing the
duties of matron of the Holberton Hospital;
(c) the nursing sister, if any, performing
the duties of midwifery tutor sister at the
Holberton Hospital;
(d) two other members appointed by the
Governor who shall hold office for such period
as the Governor may determine.
(2) The Governor may from time to time
remove any member appointed to the Board and
appoint another member in his place and may fill
any vacancy which may arise by reason of the
illness, death or absence from the Colony of any
member, or for any other cause.

(3) Each person so appointed shall be either
a medical practitioner registered under the Medical
31/1937 Act, 1937, or the holder of the certificate of the
Central Midwives' Board of England, or b6 engaged
in educational or social welfare work.

(4) Any person appointed to be a member
of the Board, other than a person in the service of
Government, may resign his appointment by letter
addressed to the Governor.

(5) The appointment, removal or resignation
of any member of the Board shall be published in
the Gazette.
.:fiu.c of 4. (1) The Board shall assemble whenever
required by the Governor or convened by its chair-
man or at such time as the Board may fix by rules
made under this Ordinance.

(2) In the absence of the chairman at any
meeting the members present shall elect a presiding
chairman for that meeting.



No. of 1957.

(3) Three members of the Board shall con-
stitute a quorum. Subject thereto the Board may
act notwithstanding any vacancy in its number.
(4) Decisions of the Board may be taken at
meetings or, in cases in which the chairman shall
so direct, by the recording of the opinions of the
members on papers circulated among them:
Provided that where papers are circulated-
(a) the chairman may direct that the
papers shall not be circulated to any member
who through illness, interest, absence from
the Colony or otherwise is, in the opinion of
the ('h:ilrinan, incapacitated from voting on
such papers; and
(b) a decision shall not be acted upon
unless it is unanimous.
(5) The decisions of the Board at a meeting
shall be by the majority of votes:
Provided that, in the event of an equal
division of the votes on any question before a
meeting of the Board, the chairman presiding at
that meeting shall have a casting vote in addition
to his original vote.

5. The Governor may appoint some fit and secretary to
proper person to be Secretary of the Board who the Board.
shall perform such duties as the Board may

6. (1) The Board shall keep a register of Midwives'
midwives which shall be subject to and in accord- register
ance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

(2) The register shall contain the names of
all midwives registered under this Ordinance.
(3) The Secretary shall be charged with the
custody of the register.
(4) Every entry on the register shall indicate
the qualifications by virtue of whicli registration
was granted in addit ion to the name and address
of the person registered.


'NOo of 1957.


(5) The names and addresses of all persons
included in the register shall be published in the
months of January and July in each year in the
Ga:ctle an, in not less than two newspapers
published in the Colony.
(6) In any proceedings a copy of the Gazette
containing the most recent list of names in the
register shall be prima facie evidence, and a certifi-
cate under the hand of the chairman of the Board
shall be conclusive evidence that the persons named
in the list or certificate are, or are not, registered
under this Ordinance.
Prescribed 7. (1) No applicant shall be admitted to-the
training. register unless she shall have undergone the
prescribed training.
(2) The training of mid wives shall Ie carried
out in an institution approved by the Board.
Qualification 8. (1) The following persons shall be
iregistr- entitled to be registered under this Ordinance upon
making application to the Board in the prescribed
manner, and upon satisfying.the Board is to their
identity and good character and upon pay meant of
the fee for registration under this Ordinance:-
(a) any woman who holds a certificate
issued by the Board under this Ordinance;
(b) any woman who has passed the first
examination of the Central Mid wives' Board
of England under the rules of that Board; or
(c) any woman who produces a certifi-
cate of proficiency in midwifery issr ed by an
institution in the (Colony recognized by the
Board as competent to carry out the prescribed
training and to issue such certificate; or
(d) any woman who produces satisfactory
evidence that she has been certified or
registered as a midwife in any country outside
the Colony in which there is for the time
being any law in force for the certification or
registration of midwives and tthe Board is
satisfied that the standard of training and
examination required in that country is not
lower than the standard of training and
examination required under this Ordinance;


No. of 1957.

,kNTIGUA. 4.

Provided that when the Board is not so
satisfied, such woman shall be required to pass
such examination as the Boird may direct.
(2) The Board may require any applicant for
registration under this Ordinance to undergo a
medical examination ind to furnish a medical
certificate of health.
9. (1) Any woman desiring to be registered Application
as a midwife under this Ordinance shall lodge an tor regitra-
application in writing wi h the Secretary containing
full particulars of her qualification and the Secre-
tary shall forthwith submit such application to the
(2) The Board shall, within fourteen days
after the receipt of an application by the Secretary,
consider the same and may either grant or refuse
the application without assigning any reason for its
10. (1) On any p, li,''.,lilii being granted Certificate of
and upon the applicant p:;yin to the Secretary the e itration
I- I rt d fees.
sum of fifty cents, the name of the applicant shall
be entered on the register and the Board shall
grant a certificate of registration in the form set
out in the First Schedule to this Ordinance. First
(2) There shall be paid to the Secretary of
the Board in respect of every application to be
registered under this Ordinance and in respect of
the retention in any year of the name of any
person on the register, a fee of fifty cents.
(3) Should any person whose name is on the
register fail, on or before te fiirt day of any year,
to pay the annual fee chargeable for the rentention
of her name upon the register, the Board shall
-delete her name trom the register.
(1) Any name which has been deleted from
the register under subsection (3) of this section
shall be replaced on the registtr upon pva:ment to
the Board by the person whose name has been
delete of a fee of one dil;r: providedl that before
such name is replaced nr it.e r(ixtt'>r the Boiard
may demand that the s:iid person shall appply for
registration under the provisions of section 8 of
this Ordinance.

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5 AL-NTTatik..

(5) The Board may charge for any certificate
or other document issued by them, or in respect of
any services performed by them, such fees as may
be prescribed.
Registration 11. RIegistration under this Ordinance shall
not to confer
rights of not confer upon any woman any right to assume
qualified any name, title or designation that she is by Inw
medical I
practitioner. authorized to practice medicine or surgery or to
grant any medical certificate or any certificate of
death or still birth or to undertake any case of
abnormality or disease in connection with child-
Notice of 12. (1) Every midwife shall, before corn-
intention to
practise. menacing to practise or holding herself out to
practise, give notice of her intention to do so to the
Secretary, and in such notice shall indicate the
district in which she intends to practise.
(2) Any midwife who fails to comply with
the provisions of subsection (1) of this section
shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance.
Service of 13. (1) It shall be the duty of the husband,
practitioner and where a man and woman who are unmarried
or registered are living together in the sami house or room as
obtained at husband and wife it shall be the duty of such man,
confinement. to secure the attendance of a duly qualified medical
practitioner or a registered midwife at the confine-
ment of his wife or such woman, as the case may
be, and the failure on the part of such husband or
man to secure such attendance shall be an offence
under this Ordinance.
(2) It shall be the duty of an unmarried
woman, except where such woman and man are
living together in the same house or room as
husband and wife, to secure the attendance of a
duly qualified medical practitioner or a registered
midwife at her confinement, and the failure on the
part of such womrin to secure such attendance snail
be an offenice under this Ordinance.
(3) It shall be a defence to any charge under
this section (the burden of proof of which defence
shall be on the person charged) to show that the
person charged made every reasonable effort to secure
the attendance of a duly qualified medical practitioner
or a registered midwife at the confinement.



No. 'of 1957.

No. of 1957.

Midw.; rlv.


14. (1) It shall be lawful for the Board to removal from
order to be removed from the register the name of the register.
any person registered as a midwife who-
(a) has shown herself to be incompetent
or negligent; or
(b) has at any time failed to satisfy any
person or persons appointed by the Board to
examine her that she is capable of discharging
the duties of a midwife; or
(c) has been convicted of any felony,
misdemeanor or other serious offence; or
(d) is of bad character; or

(e) is by reason of age or infirmity or
any other cause unfit to discharge the duties
of midwife.

(2) It shall be the duty of every district
medical officer and every medical practitioner as
soon as he becomes aware that any registered
midwife is unfit to discharge the duties of a
midwife to give notice thereof to the Board.

(3) For the purpose of paragraph (h) of sub-
section (1) of this section, it shall be lawful for the
Board to appoint any person or persons to examine
any registered midwife as to her ability or fitness to
discharge the duties of a midwife, and if in the
opinion of the Board the result of any such exami-
nation justifies the removal of her name from the
register, the Board shall order her name to be so

(4) The Board shall, upon the application in
writing of any midwife registered under this Ordi-
nance or on the death of any midwife so registered,
remove the name of such midwife from the register.

15. Any midwife who considers herself Appeal
aggrieved by the removal of her name from the ag4fi"rt
removal from
register may, within such time as may be prescribed, the register.
appeal against such removal to a Judge in Chambers,
whose decision shall be final.

ANTIruA. H3idwifery. No. of 1957.
Surrender of 16. Any midwife whose name has been
certificate on
removal from ordered to be removed from the r.ui-t' r under the
the register, provisions of this Ordinance shall within fourteen
days of the making of such order surrender to the
Secretary the certificate of registration issued to her
by the Board, and failure to do so shall be an
offence under this Ordinance.
Prohibition 17. (1) When the Board has decided to re-
practice of move from the register the name of any midwife, it
any form of may in addition prohibit her from attending women
midwifery y
on removal in childbirth in any other capacity, but such decision
from the shall be subject to the like appeal as the decision to
register, remove her name from the register.

(2) Any person who contravenes any prohibi-
tion as aforesaid shall be guilty of an offence under
this Ordinance.
Midwives' 18.. (1) The Governor in Council may by
districts. proclamation divide the Colony into midwives' dis-
tricts, and such proclamation shall define the limits
of every such district.
S(2) Until otherwise provided by the Governor
in Council the midwives' districts shall be those
Second shown in the Second Schedule to this Ordinance.
(3) The Governor may appoint such number
of registered mid wives as shall be deemed fit to each
such district, and they shall receive salary as may
be provided out of the general revenue of the Colony.
(4) Every midwife so appointed shall reside
within the limits of her district and shall not attend
a case beyond the limits of her district without the
permission of a Supervisory Authority.
Supervision 19. It shall be lawful for the Board to
of midwives. appoint any fit andl proper person to be a Supervi-
sory Authority over any registered midwife, or class
of registered midwives, and it shall be the duty of
every person so appointed-
(a) to exercise supervision in accordance
with any rules made under this Ordinance;
(b) to investigate charges of malpractice
or negligence, and, should a prima fiacie case
be established, to make a report to the Board;

No. of 1957.

(c) to suspend from practice any regis-
tered midwife if such suspension appears
necessary in order to prevent the spread of
infection, and to report, immediately such
suspension to the Board;
(d) to report at once to the Board the
name of any registered midwife convicted of
any offence; and
(e) as soon as she becomes aware that any
registered midwife is unfit to discharge the
duties of a midwife, to give notice thereof to
the Board.
20. The duties of every midwife who is Duties of
employed in the Government service shall be:- nmiwnive
employed inll
t hlie Govern-
(a) to attend all cases of labour or mnt service.
threatened miscarriage or abortion within
her district who have sent for her assistance;
(b) to report immediately to the medical
officer of the district all cases within her
district which require his assistance;
(c) to act as sick nurse in all cases,
when required by the district medical officer
to do so;
(d) to attend the medical officer of the
district on his periodical visits to her district
and to report to him all cases which she has
attended since his last visit;
(e) to keep a general supervision over
the children within her district and to report
to the district medical officer all cases of
illness occurring among them; and
(f) to keep at her residence all such
medicines and appliances as the senior
medical officer may deein necessary to supply
her with.
21. A midwife shall not in any case refuse Payment of
assistance in default of prepayment, but shall be midwives.
entitled subsequently to demand and recover
from the person to whom her services have been
rendered compensation in accordance with the
scale of fees for the time being in force.



No. of 1907.

assumption of
title of regis-
tered midwife.

22. Every person who-

(a) not being a midwife registered under
this Ordinance, uses the title of midwife either
alone or in combination with other words or
letters, or uses any name, title, addition,
description, uniform or badge implying that she
is registered under this Ordinance or is recog-
nised by law as a registered midwife or uses
any title, uniform or badge prescribed for the
use of midwives registered under this Ordi-
nance; or

(b) with intent to deceive makes use of
any certificate of registration issued under this
Ordinance to her or to any other person,

shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance.

23. (1) No person shall habitually or for
gain attend women in childbirth unless such person
is either-

(a) a duly qualified medical practitioner;
(b) registered as a midwife under this
(2) Any person contravening these provisions
shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprison-
ment for a period not exceeding six months'
Provided that nothing in subsection (1) of this
section shall apply to a person rendering assistance
in a case where the services of a duly qualified
medical practitioner or registered midwife are not
readily available.

24. Any person who-

(a) procures or attempts to procure regis-
tration or a certificate of registration by making,
producing or causing to be made or produced
any false or fraudulent declaration, in writing
or otherwise; or

Practising as
a midwife

with certifica-


(b) wilfully makes or causes to be made
any falsification in any matter relative to the
shall be guilty of an ..TffCi c under this Ordinance
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprison-
ment for a period not exceeding six months.
25. All fees received by the Secretary shall registration
be forthwith paid into the general revenue of the fes to be
Colony. revenue.
26. Every offence under this Ordinance for Penalty.
which no penalty is specifically provided by this
Ordinance shall be punishable on summary convic-
tion by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or by
imprisonment for a period not exceeding three
27. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Power to
Ordinance, the Board shall have power to make make rules.
rules with respect to-
(a) regulating its own proceedings;
(b) thf formation, maintenance and publi-
cation of the register;
(c) prescribing the course of training and
regulating the conduct of examinations for
midwives, and any matters ancillary to or con-
nected with anv such examinations including
the examiners;
(d) the issue and prescribing of the form
of certificates to midwives and with respect to
the titles which may be uFed and the uniforms
or badges which may be worn by registered
(e) regulating the practice of midwifery
and the fees payable to registered midwives;
(f) defining the conditions under which
registered midwives may be suspended from
(q) anything which is considers necessary
for the purpose of carrying this Ordinance into
effect: and
(h) anything which under this Ordinance
is to be prescribed.
(2) All such rules shall be signed by the
chairman and submitted to the Governor in Council
for approval, and if so approved shall be published

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in 'the Gazette and thereupon shall have the force
and effect of law.
Rules of 28. Provision may be made by rules of court
court for
ru or regulation fo eg tig appeals to a Judge under this Ordi-
appeals. nance, and such rules shall provide for-
(a) limiting the time within which an
appeal may be brought and the determination
of any appeal under this Ordinance;
(b) requiring notice of any such appeal to
be given to the Board; and
(c) the manner in which the Board may
appear and be heard on any appeal.
Repeal of 29. Sections 27 to 33 inclusive of the
ections9 are
27 to 3 of Medical and Poor Relief Ordinance, 1899 are
Ordinance hereby repealed:
No. 13/Lt899.
Provided that, notwithstanding the provisions
of section 6 of this Ordinance any midwife who has
been licensed under the provisions of the Medical
and Poor Relief Ordinance, 1899, and whose licence
thereunder has not been cancelled at the date of the
commencement of this Ordinance, shall be entitled
to be registered under this Ordinance if she satisfies
the Board that she is com(npetent and produces a
medical certificate of health dated within one month
of the date of her application for registration, and
her certificate or licence shall be deemed to have
been grint.l under the provisions of thih Ordinance:
Provided also that any midwife who has been
licensed under the provisions of the Medical and
Poor Relief Ordinance, :1 .!, and whose registration
or licence thertundler has not been cancelled at the
date of conm encement of this Ordinance, n;may con-
tinue to practise until the date of publication of the
register of mid wives provided for under section 6
of this Ordinance.
Commence- 30. This Ordinance shall come into operation
meant. on a date to be appointed by the Governor by proc-
lamation published in the Gazette.

Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1957.

Clerk of the Council.

.kNTIGUA. 12


No of 1957.

No. of 1.57. ry. 13 AN'I.A.

(Section 10 (1) )

Antigua, British West Indies.

This is to Certify that ......... .................. .. ... ..............
o f ............................ ..... .. .................. ..... ..... ........... .. ............ ...h av in g satisfied th e
Board that she is duly qualified has been admitted to the register
of midwives pursuant to the Mlilwifery Ordinance, 1957, and is
authorized to practise as a midwife within the Colony.

By Order of the Board.


(Section 18 (2))

District Localities

I. Jennings, Cedar Hall, Green Hill, Ebenezer.
2. Bolans, Roses, Hermitage, Blubber Valley, Orange Valley, Dark
Valley, Fry's Estate.
3. Sawcolts, Folly's Hill, John Hughes, Wallings.
4. Seaview Farm, Simon's Village.
5. Swetes, Buckleys, Matthews, Tyrells.
6. Bethesda, Christian Hill, DeLapps, Morris Looby's, Little Duers,
7. N-'wfihld, I. a '.c.iI. Long Lane, Frys, Collins, Lyone, Gaynor's.
8. .Jol .atn's Point, 'rlini s, Crabbe Hill.
9. Old Road, Gce(-n Hill, Grace Bay Hill, Fairfield.
10. All Saints.
11. Liberta.
12. English Harlour, Falmouth, Cobbs Cross.
13. Cedar Grove.
14. Blizzards, Barnes Hill, Powells, Cassada Garden.
15. Grays Farm, Golden Grove, Creek Side, Nut Grove, Ottos
16. Pi- tif. Paynter's, I'ii-hl Creek, Weires, Blackman's, Donavans.
17. St. J, hi's (i) Newgate .-, r.-t and area north to Villa area.
18. St. Jhn's (ii)- High Street and area south to Ottos.
19. Green Bay, Five Islands, Cooke's Hill, Grays Hill, Grays,
Kentish Village.
20. Willikies, Rooms, Syne Estate, Comfort Hall.
21. Seatons, Elliotts, COrr's Estate.
22. Parham Village, Parham New Works, Gilbert's, Cottons.

No. of 1957.



23. Pares Village, Betty's Hope, Diamonds.
24. Freetown, Montpelier.
25. Potters Village, Jeffrey's Village, Factory Road, Tomlinsons
Estate Road.
26. St. Johnston's Village, Clare Hall, Parham Road.
27. Freeman's Village, Willis Freeman's, Belleview, Jonas.
28. Barbuda.
29 Bendals, Belvedere, Hamiltons, Breoknocks, Body Ponds, Green


The object of this Bill is to revise the law of the Colony
relating to the registration of midwives and the practice of

2. The Bill is based upon the
(No. 7 of 1951) of Montserrat.

Midwifery Ordinance, 1951

Attorney General.

Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
27th March, 1957.

Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by E. \1. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.

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