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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
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Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
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Law -- Periodicals -- Montserrat   ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands   ( lcsh )
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Succeeded by: Antigua official gazette
Succeeded by: Montserrat official gazette
Succeeded by: Virgin Islands official gazette

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    Antigua, Statutory Rules and Orders, no. 15 of 1958: Stamps (Federation of The West Indies) (Commemoration) Order, 1958
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THE

ANTIGUA, MON TSE

AND

VIRGIN ISLANDS G

Published by c/uthority.


THURSDAY, 2'TH MARCH, 1958.


Not ices.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Excellency the Governor
received the accolade of Knighthood
in the Order of St. Michael and St.
George from Her Majesty the Queen
at Buckingham Palace on the 21st
March, 1958.
Chief Srerolary's OYlice,

21st March. 1958.
Roe. No. 37/o0ol;.,

The following messages were ex-
changed between the Comptroller,
Development and Welfare Organisa-
tion and the Governor's Deputy of the
Leeward Islands on the closing down
of the Organisation and transfer of
the work to the Federal Govern-
ment:-
My colleagues, past and present,
and I have been proud to serve the
British Caribbean Governments and
people through many critical years
and we shall watch their future
progress with high confidence and
warm good-will".
"On the eve of the closing down
of the Development and Welfare
Organisation I convey to you the
warm thanks and appreciation of
the Governments and people of the
Leeward Islands for the ready and
generous assistance provided by the
Organisation in so many ways :nd
which has been of inestimable
value in the development of these
islands over the past years.
On their behalf, I also wish to
pay tribute to the unstinted ser-
vices rendered by you and your
predecessors and by your Advisers,
past and present ".

Chief Secretary's Office,
Antigua.
25th March, 1958.
Ret. No. C. 27/00012

IT IS HEREIY NOTIFIED for
general information that pursuant to
Section 7 of the Marriages, Births and
Deaths Registration Act. 1870, Mrs.
Enice Ultima Wiltshire of Parham has
been appointed Assistant Registrar for
the Parish of Saint Peter in place of
Mr. E. A. Hill whose appointment is
terminated.
Dated the 20th day of March, 1958.


No.36.
Appointments, transfers, etc., in
the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-

Antigua.

BELLOTT, Miss HI., Principal, Chief
Secretary's Office, appointed Ad-
ministrative Secretary, Administra-
tion. Jan. 1
CHAMBERS, S., P.O. Class III, Audit
Department transferred as P.O.
Class III Fisheries Division, Agri-
cultural Department. Apr. 1

HO, G., Principal, Customs Depart-
ment appointed to act as Collector
of Customs. Feb. 26-Mar. 3
JACOBS, C., Uncertificated Teacher,
Education Department, resigned
appointment. Apr. 1

LAKE, Mrs. G., District Nurse/Mid-
wife. Medical Department dismissed
from the Civil Service. Mar. 16

MICHAEL, Mrs. E., appointed tem-
porary Clinic Nurse, Medical
Department. Mar. 1

PRINCE, Mrs. A., Assistant Teacher
Class II, Education Department,
resigned appointment. Jan. 12

PRINCE, Mr. J., Elementary School
Head Teacher Class II, Education
Department resigned appointment.
Jan. 29
No. A. C. 11/65-II.


No. 37.
The Governor's Deputy has been
pleased to assent to the undermen-
tioned Ordinances:-
Montserra t

No. 7 of 1958, "The Income Tax
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1957 ".
Mar. 24
Ref. No. 47100184.
No. 8 of 1958, "The Fire Brigades
Ordinance. 1957." Mar. 19
Ref. No. 47/00526.
No. 11 of 1958, "The Cadet Corps
Ordinance. 1957 ". Mar. 19
Ref No. 47/00617.
No. 14 of 1958, "The Appropria-
tion Ordinance, 1958". Mar. 22
Ref. No.47100496.


Virgin Islands.
No. 4 of 1958, "The Title by
Registration Act (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1958". Mar. 24
Ref. No. 47/00147( .


No. 38.

The following Bills which are to
he introduced into the Legislative
Council of Antigua, are circulated
with this Gazette and form part
thereof:--

The Co-operative Societies Ordi-
nance, 1958."
'The Beach Control Ordinance,
1958."

No. 39.
The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:-
Antigua.

No. 15 of 1958, "The Stamps
(Federation of The West Indies)
(Commemoration) Order, 1958."
1 pp. Price 3 cts.

WEST INDIES GAZETTE
LIST of Gazettes and Legal Supple-
ments received for sale at the Gov-
ernment Printing Ollice, Antigua, are
appended below:-

(a) Gazette Nos. 1 to 8-Vol. I,
1958. Price 18 cents.
LEGAL SUPPLEMENTS.

(b) No. 1 of 1958, The Appoint-
ments in the Public Service (Delega-
tion) Regulation, 1958, and

No. 2 of 1958, Proclamation bring-
ing certain provisions of the Constitu-
tion into force." Price 8 cents.
(c) British Caribbean Federation
Act, 1956, with The West Indies
(Federation) Order in Council, 1957,
and the Constitution of the W-st
Indies." Price 80 cents.
(d) Part I-" The Interpretation
Regulations, 1958." Priice 80 cets.
(e) Part II-" Statutory Instru-
ment No. 3 of 1958 and
"Statutory Instrument No. 4 of
1958." Price 9 cents


/-(, 6 //,,


VOL. III.









76 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Likely vacancies for Junior Administra-
tive Staff in the Federal Establishment.

Applications are invited for appoint-
ment to posts of Assistant Secretary
(Salary scale $6,480 x240-$7,440 per
annum) and Administrative Assistant
(Salary scale $4,080x240-$5,520 per
annum) on the Federal Establishment
which ar likely to become available
from or after April, 1958.

2. The conditions of appointment
apart from that of salary given above
are as follows:-

(a) free passages by the cheapest
and most direct route to Trini-
dad and, if not subsequently
permanently transferred to the
Federal Civil Service. hack to
the territory from which re-
cruitod f()r himself, his wife
and his children who are under
the age of IS years and who are
dependent upon him. up to a
maximum of five persons in all;
(b) the cost of transporting by sea
a reasonable amount of personal
and household effects (not ex-
ceeding 200 cubic feet) to
Trinidad and back to the terri-
tory from which recruited
under the conditions in (a)
above would be met from Fed-
eral funds;
(c) the cost of transporting a car by
sea to Trinidad and back to the
territory from which recruited
under the conditions in (a)
above would be inet from Fed-
eral funds but not the cost of
crating or special garage charges
on unloading;
(d) quarters would be provided on
payment of rental of ten per
cent. of salary; if basic, heavy
furniture is provided, a rental
of five per cent. per annum of
the value would be charged for
this;
(e) vacation leave at the rate of 45
days a year;
(f) leave passages up to the cost of
three adult return passages
from Trinidad to the United
Kingdom would be provided
after completing a minimum
tour of not less than four years;
(g) free medical attention not pro-
vided but the cost of any
necessary operative treatment,
X-ray examinations or bacterio-
logical services would be met
from Federal funds for the
officer himself only;
(h) the appointment would be on
secondment in the first instance
and pension rights would be
safeguarded by the payment of
pension contributions; upon the
enactment of Federal Pensions
legislation, officers will be trans-
ferred to a pensionable post in
the Federal Civil Service.

Administrator's Offie,
Antigua.
10th March, 1958.
Ref. No. A.C. 13/2C6,


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, llth March, 1958.

STERLING PRODUCTS LIMIT-
ED, of 29 Main and Holmes Streets,
Georgetown, British Guiana, have
applied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-



-wH i


**. .,
: .' ."" .










in Class 42 that is to say: Table Grade
Margarine.

The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for two
years before the date of their said
Application.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin
Islands Gazette, give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.

EVAN CREQUE,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
PLYMOUTH, MONTSERRAT.
18th March, 1958.

THE PIN-UP COLD PERM-
WAVE, LIMITED, of 449, London
Road, Isleworih. Middlesex. England,
have applied for Registration of One
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:-

RAYVE

in Class 48.

The Applicants claim that the said
goods are not in use in Montserrat
in respect of the said Trade Mark
before the date of their said
Application.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin
Islands Gazette, give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Office,
Montserrat, of opposition to registra-
tion of the said Trade Mark.

C. STRAUGHN HUSBANDS.
Registrar of Trade Marks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,

ANTIGUA, 11th March, 195&.

STERLING PRODUCTS LIMIT-
ED, of 29 Main and Holmes Streets,
Georgetown, British Guiana, have
applied for Registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-




.4 .








in Class 42 that is to say: Cooking
Grade Margarine.

The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for one year
before the date of their said Applica-
tion.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin
Islands Gazette, give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trad" Mark.

EVAN CREQUE,

Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.


In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and

Leeward Islands.


VIRGIN ISLANDS CIRCUIT.

A.D. 1958.


NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of Rules made by the
Chief Justice under section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Is-
lands (Courts) Order in Council, 1939,
and duly approved as therein pro-
vided on the 16th day of October,
A.D. 1941, the Honourable the Puisne
Judge selected for the Sitting of the
Court in the Virgin Islands Circuit
has appointed the day of the month
on which the ensuing Court shall sit
as follows, that is to say:--

The Virgin Islands Court on Mon-
day the 14th day of April, 1958, at
10 o'clock in the forenoon.

Dated the 28th day of February.
1958.

H. Alex. Besson,
Registrar.


[March 27, 1959.










lMarch 27, 1958.] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.


The attention of the general public
is drawn to the Beach Protection Ordi-
nance No. 7 of 1957 particularly to
paragraph 4 (1) which states "It shall
sot be lawful for any person to:-
(a) dig, take or carry away, or aid
or assist in digging, taking or carry-
ing away for building or construc-
tion purposes or for the purpose of
providing ballast for vessels any
sand, stone, shingle or gravel from
any beach or seashore in the
P Colony; or
(b) convey or move for building
or construction purposes or for the
purpose of providing ballast for ves-
sels any such sand, stone, shingle
or gravel along any public road, ex-
cept under and in accordance with a
written permit from the Colonial
Engineer or an authorised officer
and subject to such terms and con-
ditions as are therein stipulated."
2. By virtue of tho powers con-
ferred on me under section 3 of the
above Ordinance. I hereby appoint the
police officer for the time being in
chargo- of every police station (other
than the Parish of Saint John) in the
Colony, to be an authorised officer in
respect of the district in which the
Police Station is situated for the pur-
pose of issuing permits for the removal
of sand stone, shingle or gravel from
any beach in the district aforesaid.
Permits in respect of the Parish of
Saint John will be issued by me at
'the Public Works Department, Saint
John.
3. Any person requiring sand etc
from any beach other than in the
Parish of Saint John should apply to
the Police Station of the district for a
permit.
4. Until further notice the follow-
ing beaches are closed for the removal
of any sand, stone, shingle or gravel:-
Fort James to Sand Haven
Sand Haven to Corbinson Point
Ballast Bay
Side Hill Bay
Picarts Bay (Dead Sands)
South Eastern half
Half Moon Bay
Long Bay.

R. G. ARMYTAGB,
Colonial Engineer.


Applications are invited for the post
of Financial Secretary, Dominica.

Salary:
The salary of the post, which is
pensionable, is in the scale $4,320 x
120-$5,280 per annum, plus a 20%
pay addition, plus $240 p.a. as Chair-
man, Income Tax Conmissioners,
$360 p.a. as Currency Officer and
$172.80 p. a. as Naval Reporting Offi-
cer. The appointment carries with it
liability to transfer to any post of
equivalent status in Windward Islands

Duties:
The duties of the post tire:-

(i) to advise Government on all
financial matters;

(ii) to be responsible for Finance
and Fiscal Policy, Customs
and Taxation;

(iii) to perform the duties of
Comptroller of Customs and
Excise; Currency Officer,
Naval Reporting Officer:
Chairman. Income Tax
Conumnis.ioners; Chairman,
Agricultural Loan Board;

(iv) to perform any other duty
and render any further
assistalnc- : s may be direc-
ted. The holderof thepost
is an ex-ollicio Member of
the Executive Council and
Legislative Council and a
nominated Member of the
Roseau Town Council.

Qualifications:
The officer must be competent to
advise on all aspects of financial policy.
He must be capable of exercising finan-
cial control over all branches of Gov-
ernment Revenue and Expenditure.
Preference will be given to a candi-
date who has served sr-veral years in a
senior post in the Public Service, pre-
ferably. in a financial capacity.

Further particulars regarding the
appointment may be obtained from
the Chief Secretary, Windward Is-
lands, Grenada, to whom applications
should be addressed to r.ach him not
later than the 31st March, 1958.


Applications are invited for the post
of Agricultural Officer (Extension),
Department of Agriculture, St.
Vincent.

Salary:
The salary of the post, which is
pensionable, is in the scale $3,360x
120-$4,320, plus a pay addition of
20% of salary. The appointment will
be on a contractual basis or on second-
ment. for a period of 2 years in the
first instance. The pension rights of
any pensionable seconded officer will
be preserved.

Duties:
The duties of the officer will be
those assigned to him by the Superin-
tendent of Agriculture to whom he
will be directly responsible. Such
duties will include the direction of
Agricultural Extension and Soil Con-
servation programmes, as well as
general work of an administrative
nature.

Qualifications:
The minimum qualification re-
quired is the Diploma of the Imperial
College of Tropical Agriculture or an
equivalent degree, with experience
in Tropical Agriculture. General ad-
ministrative experience and know-
ledge of extension work would be
advantageous.

Further particulars regarding the
appointment may be obtained from
the Chief Secretary, Windward
Islands, Grenada, to whom applica-
tions should be addressed to reach him
not later than the 30th April, 1958.
Ref.No. A. C. 131290.


RAINFALL FIGURES

Agricultural Department,
Antigua


Month 1954. 1955. 1950. 1957. 1958.
January 3.04 2.16 1.40 3.1S .92
Feb. 2.45 .68 1.23 2.29 .G6
To 22nd Mar. .66 '83 1.34 .33 .00
6.14 3.67 3.97 5.78 1.58


REGISTRAR'S OFFICE,
ST. JOHN'S,
ANTIGUA.
20th March, 1958,
MEDICAL ACT 1937
Pursuant to Section 23 of the Medical Act, 1937 of the Leeward Islands as amended by the Medical (Amend-
ment) Act, 1948, and adapted to the Colony of Antigna by S. R. & O. No. 22 of 1956, the following registration sis
hlereby notified.
MEDICAL PRACTITIONER


Qualification.


M.B., B.S., (Lond.) 1956


Date Registered.


20th March, 1958


Registration Number.


Evan Creqne,
Ag. Registrar.


Name.


2LAKB, RUBY BERYL VIOLA ...


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78 THE ANTIGU A, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. [March 27, 1958.
Pnrsuant to the provisions of section 79 (2) of the Antigua Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951, as
modified and adapted for the election for the Colonies of two members to serve in the House of Representatives of the
West Indies, I hereby give notice that at the general election held in the said Colony on the 25th March, 1958, the
following candidates were duly elected as members of the said House:-
BRADLEY THEODORE CARROTT
NOVELLE HAMILTON RICHARDS
Dated this 27th day of March, 1958.


Administrator's Office,
Antigua.
27th March, 1958.
Ref. No. A. 18/60.


HENRY J. ELWIN,
Supervisor of Elections.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 6th March, 1958.
CHESTER H. ROTH CO. INC., of 200 Madison Avenue, New York, State of New York, United States of
America, have applied for Registration of one Trade Mark consisting of the following:-


in Class 38 that is to say: Hosiery.
The Applicants claim that they have used the said Trade Mark in respect of the said goods for five months
before the date of their said Application.
Any person may within three months from the date of the first appearance of this Advertisement in the
Antigua, Montserrat'and Virgin Islands Gazette, give notice in dublicate at the Trade Marks Office, Antigua, of
opposition to registration of the said Trade Mark.
EVAN CREQUE,
Ag. Re/jistrar of Trade Marks.


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTES AND BRITISH CARIBBEAN COIN IN CIRCULATION IN
CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP) ON 1st FEBRUARY, 1958.
Notes.
Average circulation during December, 1957 $
British Caribbean Currency 68,287,935.00
Demonetized Govt. notes outstanding 1,072,640.00


British Caribbean Notes and Coins in
circulation on 1st February, 1958.
Trinidad and Tobago
Barbados
British Guianai
Grenada
St. Vincent
St. Lucia
Dominioa
Antigua
St. Kitts
Montserrat
Proof Sets" Coins
Total circulation of Notes and Coins
on 1st February, 1958
Demonetized Govt. Notes outstanding on
1st February, 1958:-
Trinidad and Tobago
British Guiana
Barbados
Total demonetized Government notes
outstanding on 1st February, 1958

Total currency circulation on 1st February, 1958
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain, Trinidad, B. V.T.
Ref. No. 24/00087.


69,360,575


30,660,271.00
7,262,625.00
17,59(,861.00
3,160,100.00
669,400.00
1,031,000.00
1,765,400.00
2,374,300.00
1,589,500.00
370,105.00

6682562.00
66,482,562.00


THE BRITISH

Coins.
$
3,405,305.00


3,405,305.00


1,441,125.00
514,125.00
741,710.00
14 2,125.00
95,500.00
125,600.00
100,400.00
123,600.00
122,300.00
24,150.00
1,870.00

3,432,505.00


734,958.00
266,263.00
69,309.00


1,070,530

$67,553,092 $3,432.505.001
L. S. S'ENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
Br. Caribbean Currency Board.


Supp-hose








l:arch 27, 1958.] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT AND VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. 7.

Police Notice.
ONE-WAY TRAFFIC SCHEME.


1. With effect from 06.00 hours on 2nd April, 1958 the following one-way traffic scheme will be
-introduced in the city of St. John's, Antigua.
2. On the following roads and within the limits specified vehicles shall be driven only as indicated:-
A. In a northerly direction only-
1. Kentish Village road between Joseph's Lane and Ao. 1 New Street.
2. Market Street between No. 1 New Street and Newgate Street.
3. Commissioner's Alley between Redcliffe Street and Saint Mary's Street.
4. HIughes Alley between St. Mary's Street and High Street.
B. In a southerly direction only-
1. Corn Alley between Newgate Street and No. 1 New Street.

2. Thames Street between Newgate Street and Redcliffe Street.
3. Ottos Road between No. 1 New Street and Joseph's Lane.
C. In a westerly direction only-
No. 1 New Street between Corn Alley and Market Street.
3. No vehicles shall be parked on any of the following roads:-
a Kentish Village road between the entrance to the King George Memorial Station and No. I
New Street.
b Market Street between No. 1 New Street and Newgate Street.
c No. 1 New Street between Corn Alley and Market Street.
d Commissioner's Alley.
e Hughes Alley.
f Corn Alley
g Thames Street.
h Ottos Road between No. 1 New Street and Rodney Street.
4. These regulations are made under Section 78 (1) of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
-No. 5 of 1946.
5. The Scheme is being introduced with the object of improving circulation in St. John's for the
public as a whole. Thi co-.peration of all sections of the Community is requested.
H. G. SEWARD,
Traffic Commissioner.
7th March, 1958.
Ref. No. 36/00008










Pirteedl at the Government Printing Office, Antigua, Let-cwrd Ilands,
by EARL PIGOIT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1958.
[ Price 8 cents.]







..ANTIGUA.

THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES ORDINANCE, 1958.
No. of 1958.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
PART I--PRELIMINARY "
Section.
.. Short Title. -'
2. Interpretation. '
PART II-REGISTRATION.

3. Appointment of Registrar and Assistant Registrars.
A. Societies which may be ritistc-r.l
5. Conditions of Registration.
6. Application for Registration.
7. Registration.
8. ',cli-t-- to be bodies corporate.
9. Evidence of PReistrati .1.

PART III-DUTIES AND PRIVIIEG.,'S OF SOCIETIES.


10.
11 :
12.
13.'
S. 14.
157.
16.
1 : 17.
18.
19
1 20.


Amendment of the by-laws of a registered society.
Address of society.
Copy of Ordinance, rules, by-laws, etc., to be open to inspection.
Disposal of produce to or through a registered society.
Creation of charges in favour of registered societies.
(.'hC-_- and set off in respect of shares or interest of members.
Shares or interest not liable to attachment or sale.
Transfer of interest on death of member
Deposits by or on behalf of minors.
R.-'--i'Ar of members.
Proof of entries in books of society.

PART IV--RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF fEMDREIs.


S 21. Qualification for membership.
22. Members not to exercise rights till due payment made.
23. Restriction of membership in society.
S .24. Votes of members.
2.". Representation by proxy.
S26. Contracts with society of members who are minors.
27. No individual to hold more than one-fifth of share capital of any
society.
28. Restrictions on transfer of share or interest.
29. Liability of past member and estate of deceased member for
debts of society.
S PART V-PROPERTY AND FUNDS OF l:EiIS.I'ES EII
SOCIETIES.


Loans made by a registered society.
Deposits anti loans received by a registered society.
Restrictions on other tri:sactions with non-members.
Investment of funls.
Disposal of profits.


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TABLE OF C'ON TENTS-(cont'd).

Section
PART VI-AUDIT, INSPECTION AND INQUIRY.
35. Audit.
36. Power of Registrar to inspect societies' books, etc.
37. Inquiry and inspection.

PART VII-DISSOLUTION.

38. Dissolution.
39. Cancellation of registration of a society due to lack of membership.
40. Effect of cancellation of registration.
41. Liquidation after cancellation of registration of society.
42. Liquidator's powers.
43. Power of Registrar to control liquidation.
44. Enforcement of order.
45. Limitation of the jurisdiction of the civil court.
46. Closure of liquidation.

PART VIII-SURCHARGE AND ATTACHMENT.

47. Power of Registrar to surcharge officers, etc., of a roaiateredl
society.
48. Appeal to the Governor in Council.

PART IX-DISPUTES.

49. Settlement of disputes.
50. Case stated on question of law.

PART X-RULES.
51. Rules.

PART XI-MhlI ('EL A N-EOUS.
52. Recovery of sums due to Government.
53. Special powers of Governor in Council to exempt any society
from requirements as to registration.
54. Special power of Governor in Council to exempt societies from
provisions of Ordinance.
55. Power to exempt from stamp duty and registration fees.
56. Prohibition of the use of the word co-operative ".
57. Penalty for non-compliance with Ordinance.
58. Punishment of fraud or misappropriation.
59. Commencement.





,oo-.,9t..' '*i,'fl,*. Societies,


ANTIGUA.

No. of 1958.
BILL FOR
An Ordinance to provide for the formation and
to regulate the operations of co-operative
societies.
[BY PROCLAMATION] Commence.
m. nt.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
PART I-PRELIMINARY.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Co-operative Societies Ordinance, 1958.
2. In this OrdinWnce unless the context other- Interpreta-
wise requires:- tion.
bonus" means a share of the profits of a
registered society divided among its mem-
bers in proportion to the volume of busi-
ness done with the society by them from
which the profits of the society were
derived;
by-laws means the registered by-laws made
by a society in the exercise of any power
conferred by this Ordinance, and includes
a registered amendment of the by-laws;


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ANTIGUA. 2 Co-operative Societies. No. of 1958.

committee" means the governing body of a
registered society to whom the i:ii:In:i.-
ment of its li.iirs is entrusted;

dividend means a share of the profits of a
registered society divided among its mem-
bers in proportion to the share capital
held by them;

member" includes- a person or registered
society joining in the application for the
registration of a society, and a person or
registered society admitted to membership
after registration in accordance with the
by-laws;

"officer" includes a chairman, secretary,
treasurer, member of committee, or other
person empowered under the regulations
or by-laws to give directions in regard to
the business of a registered society;

registered society" means a co-operative
society registered under this Ordinance;

Registrar" means the Registrar of Co-
operative Societies appointed under sec-
tion 3 of this Ordinance and includes any
person when exercising such powers of
the Registrar as may have been conferred
upon him under that section;

"rules means rules made under this Ordi-
nance;

"section" means a section of this Ordinance.

PART II-REGISTRATION.

Appointment 3. The Governor may appoint a person to be
of Registrar Registrar of Co-operative Societies for the Colony
and Assistant
Registrars. and may appoint persons to assist such Registrar,
and may, by general or special order published in
the Gazette, confer on any such persons all or any
of the powers of a Registrar under this Ordinance.






o -of 1i958. A' T1I UA.

4. Subject to the provisions hereinafter con- societies
trained, a society which has as its object the bci; d.my
promotion of the economic interests of its members
in accordance with co-operative principles, or a
society established with the object of f:Lcilit;.rii-,
the t under this Ordinance with or without limited liability
as the pR -.i-i r.i may decide:
Provided that the liability of a society which
includes at least one r gi;.t.r- 1 society among its
members shall be limited.

5. (1) No society, other than a society of Conditions
which a member is a registered society, shall be ('f >e'istrn
registered under this Ordinance, which does not con-
sist of at lest ten personm each of whom is qualified
under section 21 for ,membership under this Ordi-
nance.
(2) The word co-operative shall form part
of the name of every society i,-' i- ri, under this
Ordinance.

(3) The word limited shall be the last
word in the name of every society with limited lia.
ability registered under this Ordinance.
(4) When for the purposes of this section any
question arises ;ia to age, residence, or occupation of
land constituting the qualification of any person, that
question shall be decided by the Registrar whose
decision shall be final.

6. (1) For the purposes of registration anl Application
application shall be made to the Registrar. for Registra-
t'-ion.
(2) The application shall be signed:-
(a) in the case of a society of which no
member is a registered society, by at
least ten persons qualified in accord-
ance with the requirements of section
5 (1); and
(b) in the case of a society of which a
member is a r. -i-fter- society, by a
duly authorized person on behalf of
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ANTIGIA. 4 t Societies. o. of 19 ,

where all the members of the society
are not registered societies, by"ten'.
other members, or, when there are
less than ten other mr fbler., by all
of them,

(3) The application shall be accompanied by
copies of the proposed by-laws of the society, and
the persons by whom or on whose behalf such appli-
cation is made shall furnish such information in
regard to the society as the Registrar may require.

Registration. 7. (1) If the Registrar is satisfied that a
society has complied with the provisions of this
Ordintance and the rules, and that its proposed by-
laws are not contrary to this Ordinance or tb. the .
rules, he may, if he thinks fit, register the society
and its by-laws. An appeal shall lie to the Gov-
ernor in Council against the refusal of the Registrar
to register any society within one month from the-
date of such refusal.

(2) On registration the society shall pay such
fee as may be required by the rules.

Societies to 8. The registration of a society shall render
be bodies it a body corporate by the name under which it is
corporate. registered, with perpetual succession and with power
to hold property, to enter into contracts,,to institute
and defend suits and other legal proceedings, and
to do all things necessary for the pmirpse of its:
constitution.
Evidence of 9. A certificate of registration signed by 'he
Rneistration. Registrar shall be conclusive evidence that ; the
society therein mentioned is duly registered, unless
it is proved that the registration of the society has
been cancelled.

PART II-DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES
OF SOCIETIES.

Amendment 10. (1) Any registered society may, suhIjrct.
of theby-law to this Ordinance and the rules, amend its by-liiws,
of a regis-
ted society. including the by-laws which declares the name of.
the society.





Co-operative Societies.


(2) No amendment of the by-laws of a regis-
tered, society shall be valid %ntil that amendment
has been registered under this Ordinance, for which
purpose copies of the amendment shall be forwarded
Sto tbh Registrar.
(3) If the Registrar is satisfied that any
-amendment of the by-laws is not contrary to this
O' Orlinince or to the rules, he may, if he thinks fit,
register the amendment. An appeal shall lie to the
Governor in Council against the refusal of the
Registrar to register any amendment of any by-law.
(4) An amendment which changes the name
of a society shall not affect any right or olli t;iro
of the society or of any of its members or past mem-
bers, and any legal proceedings pending may be
continued by or against the society under its new
name.
(5) When the Registrar registers an amend-
ment of the by-laws of a registered society, he shall
issue to the society a copy of the amendment certi-
fied by him, which shall be conclusive evidence of
the fact that the amendment has been duly registered.
(6), In this section, "amendment includes the
Making of a new by-law and the variation or rescis-
sion of a by-law.
11. Every registered society shall have an Addreasof
address, registered in accordance with the rules, to society.
which all notices and communications may he sent,
and shall send to the Registrar notice of every
change of that address.
12. Every registered society shall keep a copy CopyofOrdi-
of this Ordinance and of the rules and of its bv-laws n"nce, rules,
by-laws. etc.,
and a list of its members open to inspection, free to be open
of charge, at all reasonable times at the registered to inspection.
address of the society.
13, (1) A registered society which has as Disposnlof
one of its objects the disposal of any article produced produce toor
or obtained by the work or industry of its members registered
whether the produce of agriculture, animal hus- society.
bandry, fisheries, handicrafts or otherwise may
provide in its by-laws or may otherwise contract
with its members:-


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C. 6 .0 pc ra /ll.e ~Socwietis.


(a) that every such member who produces
any '.'h article 'hall dispose of the
vho ur aniy ecith d amount, pro-
portion or description thereof to or
through the society; and

(b) that any member who is proved or
adjudged, in such manner as may be
prescribed by $he rules to b, guilty
of a breach of the by-laws or contract
shall pay to the society as liquidated
danimages a sum ascertained or assessed
in such manner as may be prescribed
by the aforesaid rules.

(2) No contract entered into a,' i.-r the provi-
sions of this section shail be contested in any court
on the ground only that it constitutes a contract in
restraint of trade.

Creationof 14. (1) Subject to any prior chlim of, the
charges in Crown on the property of the debtor and to the lien
favour of
registered or claim of a landlord in nr.specC of rent or any.
societies, money recoverable as rent and in the case of im-
movable property to any prior registered charge
thereon:-

(a) any debt or outstanding demand pay-
able to a registered society by any
member or past member shall be a
first charge on all crops or other agri-
cultural produce, marine produce,
fish, livestock, fodder, agricultural,
industrial and fishing implements,
plant, machinery, boats, tackle and
nets, raw materials, stock in trade and
generally all produce of labour and
things used in connection with pro-
duction raised, purchased or produced
in whole or in part from any loan
whether in money or in goods given
him by the society: Provided thiit
nothing herein contained shall aii-1'
the claim of any bona fide purchaser
.r ta: b. ,-- without I,,.tke,


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Co-opeiawtis Societies.


(b) any outstanding demands or dues
payable to a registered housing
society by any member or past mem-
ber in respect of rent, shares, loans
or purchase money or any other
rights or amounts payable to such
society shall be a first charge upcn
his interest in the immovable prop-
erty of the society.

15. A registered society shall have a charge Charge and
upon the shares or interest in the capital and on the cet off in
r aspect of
deposits of a member or past member or deceased sharesor
member and upon any dividend, bonus, or profits interest of
payable to a member or past member or to the
estate of a deceased member in respect of any debt
due to the society from such member or past mem-
ber or estate, and may set off any sum credited or
payable to a member or past member or estate of a
deceased member in or towards payment of any
such debt.
16. Subject to the provisions of section 15, Shares or
the share or interest of a member in the capital of i.teest not
h liable to
a registered society shall not be liable to attachment attachment
or sale under any decree or order of a court in re- or salBe
aspect of any debt or liability incurred by such
member, and neither his assignee in insolvency nor
a receiver duly appointed shall be entitled to, or
have any claim on, such 'share or interest.

17. (1) On the death of a member, a regis- Transfer of
tered society may transfer the share or interest of interest on
death of
the deceased member to the person nominated in member.
accordance with the rules made in this behalf, or, if
there is no person so nomin:aed, to such persons
as may appear to the committee to be legally entitled
thereto, or m;ty pay to such nominee or legally en-
titled person, as the case may be, a sum represent-
ing the value of such member's share or interest,
as ascertained in accordance with the rules or by-
laws:
Provided that:-
(a) in the case of a society with unlimited
liability such nominee or legally en-
titled person, as the case may be, may


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Co-operatfive Societies.


require payment .by the society of
the value of the share or interest of
the deceased member ascertained as
aforesaid;
(b) in the case of a society with limited
liability, the society may transfer the
share or interest of the deceased
member to such nominee or legally
entitled person, as the case may be,
being qualified in accordance with
the rules and by-laws for member-
ship of the society, or on his appli-
cation within six months of the
death of the deceased member to any
person specified in the application
who is so qualified.
(2) A registered society shall pay all other
moneys due to the deceased member from the;
society to such nominee or legally entitled person,
as the case may be.
(3) All transfers and payments made by a,
registered society in accordance with the provisions
of this section shall be valid and effectual against
any demand made upon the society by any other
person.
Deposits by 18. (1) A registered society may receive de-
or on behalf posits from or for the benefit of minors and it shall
of minors. I
be lawful for a registered society to pay such
minors the interest which may become due on such
deposits. Any deposits made by a minor may, to-
gether with the interest accrued thereon, he paid to
that minor; and any deposit made on behalf of a
minor may, together with the interest accrued
thereon, be paid to the guardian of that minor for
the use of the minor.
(2) The receipt of any minor or guardian for
money paid to him under this section shall be a
sufficient discharge of the liability of the society in
respect of that money.
RB gisterof 19. Any register or list of members kelpt
Members. by any registered society shall be prima fat'ic
evidence of any of the following particulars entered
therein:-
(a) the date at which the name of lny
person was entered in such register
or list as a Ijc.ibLeri


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No. ofl 1658.






oCo-opefrative Societes


(b) the date at which any such person
ceased to be a member.
20. (1) A copy of any entry in a book of a rroof of
reiisbterel society regularly kept in the course of entes"
... ..i *- books of
business shall, if certified in such manner as may society.
be prescribed by the rules, be received in any legal
proceeding, civil or criminal, .as prima facie
evidence of the existence of such entry nnd shall
be admitted as evidence of the matters, transactions
and accounts therein recorded in every case where,
,and to the same extent as, the original entry itself
is admissible.
(2) No officer,of any such society shall, in any
hl''al pro,.'ee-dinLg, to which the society is not a party,
be compelled to produce any of the society's
books, the contents of which can be proved under
subsection (1) of this section or to appear as a wit-
ness to prove any matters, transactions or accounts
therein recorded, unless the Court for special rea-
sons so directs.
PARTT IV-RIGHTS AND LtABILITIES
OF MEMBERS.

21. In order to be qualified for membership Qualification
of a co-operative society a person, other than a for lenber:
registered society, must (a) have attained the age
of 17 years; (b) be resident within or in occupation
of land within .the society's area of operations as
described by the by-laws.

22. No member of a registered society shall Members not
exercise the rights of a member unless or until he torie s 1
has made such payment to the society in respect of due payment
membership or acquired such interest in the society, mnad.
as may be prescribed by the rules or by-laws.

S3. Except with the sanction of the lIegis- Restriction
trarf no person shall be a member of more than of member-
ship in
oi e- registered society whose primary object is to society.
grant loans to its members.

24. No member of any registered society Votesof
shall have more than one vote in the conduct of members.
the :iff irs of the society: Provided -that in the
case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall


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A Ni, ; n 10 Co-operative Societies.


have a casting vote: Provided further that in the
case of societies of which a registered society is a
member that society may have such voting powers
as are provided in the rules.

Representa- 52. A registered society which is a member
tionby of any other registered society may appoint any
proxy. one of its members as its proxy for the purpose of
voting in the conduct of the affairs of such other
registered society.

Contracts 26. The minority or nonage of any person
with society duly admitted as a member of any registered society
of members I ,
who are shall not debar that person from executing any
minors. instrument or giving any acquittance necessary to
be executed or given under this Ordinance or the
rules made thereunder, and shall not be a ground
for invalidating or avoiding any contract entered
into by any such person with the society; and any
such contract entered into by any such person with
the society, whether as principal or as surety, shall
be enforceable at law or against such person not-
withstanding his minority or nonage.

No individual 27. No member, other than a registered
to hold more society, shall hold more than one-fifth of the share
than one-fifth .
of share capital of any co-operative society.
capital of any
society.
Restrictions 28. (1) The transfer or charge of the share
on transfer or interest of a member or past member or deceased
of share or
interest. member in the capital of a registered society shall
be subject to such conditions as to maximum hold-
ing as may be prescribed by this Ordinance or by
the rules.
(2) In the case of a society registered with
unlimited liability, a member shall not transfer any
share held by him or his interest in the capital of
the society or any part thereof, unless-

(a) he has held such share or interest for
not less than one year; and
(b)th the transfer or charge is made to the
society, or to a member of the society,
or to a person whose application for
membership has been accepted by
the committee.


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Co-operative Societies.


29. (1) The liability of a past member for Litbilityof
the debts of a registered society as they existed on p"stmember
and estate of
the date on which he ceased to he a member shall d'ce aed
not, continue for a period of more than two years member for
debts of
reckoned from that date. society.

(2) .The estate of a deceased member shall not
be liable for the debts of the society as they existed
Son the date of his decease for a period of more than
two years reckoned from the date of his decease.

PART V--POPERTY AND FUNDS
OF REGISTERED SOCIETIES.
30. (1) A registered society shall not, ex- Loans made
cept as provided in section 33, make any loan to any byaregistered
is i I a society.
person other than a member:
Provided that, with the consent of the IRegis-
trar, a registered society may make loans to another
registered society.
(2) Except with the permission of the Regis-
trar, a registered society shall not lend money on
the security of anv movable property other than
produce or goods in which the society is authorized
to deal.
(3) The Governor in Council may, by general
or special rdter, prohibit or restrict the lending
of money on mortgage of any description of immo-
vable property by any registered society.

31. A registered society shall receive Deposits
deposits and loans from persons who are not meni- ,d loans
,received .
bers only to such extent and under such conditions registered
as may be prescribed by the rules or by-laws. society.

32. Save as provided in sections 30 and 21, Restrictions
the transactions of a ret'istered society with persons on other
S' transacl ions
other than members shall be subject to sn;ch prohi- with non-
bitions and restrictions as may be prescribed by the members,
rules.
38. A registered society may invest or Investment
deposit its funds-- of funds.
(a) in the Government Savings Bank, or
with any bank or person carrying
on the business of banking approved
for this purpose by the Registrar; or


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12 Co-operative Societies.


(b) in any securities issued or guaranteed
by a Government under the British
Crown; or
(c) with any other registered society ap-
proved for this purpose by the
Registrar; or
(d) in any other mode approved by the
Registrar.

Disposalof 34. (1) At least one-fourth of the net prof-
profts. its of every registered society, as ascertained by
the audit prescribed by section 35, shall be carried
to a fund to be called the reserved fund, which
shall be employed as prescribed by the rules. The
remainder of such profits and any profits of past
years available for distribution may be divided
among the members by way of dividend or bonus,
or allocated to any funds constituted by the society,
to such extent or under such conditions as may be
prescribed by the rules or by-laws:

Provided that in the case of a society with un-
limited liability, no distribution of profits shall be
made without the general or special order of the
Governor in Council.

(2) Any icti.A-tr.- society may, with the
sanction of the Registrar, after one-fourth of the
net profits in any year has been carried to a reserve
fund, contribute an amount not exceeding ten per
centum of the remaining net profits to any chari-
table purpose or to a common-good fund.

PART VI-- A.DIT, INSPECTION AND INQUIRY.

Audit. 35. (1) T'le Registra'r shall audit or cause
to be audited by some person authorised by him by
general or special order in writing the accounts of
every registered society once at least in every year.

(2) The audit under subsection (1) of this
section shall include an examination of overdue
debts, if any, and a valuation of the assets and
liabilities of the registered society.


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. (-opera 6ve ti1rs.i


(3) The Re,_ istrar and every other person ap.
pointed to audit the accounts of a society shall have
power when necessary:-
(a) to summon at the time of his audit
any officer, agent, servant or member
of the society who he has reason to
believe can give material information
in regard to any transactions of the
society or the management of its
affairs; or
(b) to require the production of any book
or document relating to the affairs of,
or any cash or securities belonging
to, the society by the officer, agent,
servant or member in possession of
such book, document, cash or securi-
ties.
86. The Registrar, or any person authorized Power of
by general or special order in writing by the Regis- Registrar to
trar shall at all times have access to all the books, societies'
accounts, papers and securities of a registered books. etc.
society, and shall be entitled to inspect the cash in
hand; and every officer of the society shall furnish
such information in regard to the transactions and
working of the society as the person making such
inspection may require.

87. (1) The Registrar may of his own Inquiry and
motion, and shall on the application of a majority inspection.
of the Committee, or of not less than one-third of
the members of a registered society, hold an inquiry
or direct some person authorized by him by order
in writing in this behalf to hold an inquiry
into the constitution, working; and financial condi-
tion of a registered society; and all officers and
members of the society shall furnish such informa-
tion in regard to the affairs of the society and
-produce the cash in hand and such books, accounts,
papers and securities of the society as the Registrar
or the person authorized by him may require.

S (2) The Registrar shall, on the application of
a creditor of the registered society, inspect or direct
S some person authorised by him in writing in this


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Co-operative Socetdes.


behalf t) inspect thle bok, of tie society, if the
applicant:-
(a) proves that an ascertained sum of
money is then (lue to him and that
he has demanded payment thereof
and has not received satisfaction
within a reasonable time; and
(b) deposits with the Registrar such sum
as security for the costs of the pro-
posed inspection as the Registrar
may require.
(3) The Registrar shall communicate the
results of any such inspection to the creditor and
to the society into whose affairs inquiry has been
made.
(4) Where an inquiry is held under subsection
(1) of this section or an inspection is made under
subsection (2) of this section, the Registrar may
apportion the costs or such part of the costs, as he
may think right, Letween the registered society,
the members demanding an inquiry, the officers or
former officers of the society, and the creditor, if
any, on whose application the inquiry was made.
(5) Any sum awarded by way of costs against
any society or person under this section may be re-
covered, on application to a Magistrate's Court
having jurisdiction in the place where the registered
office of the society is situated or the person resides
or carries on business for the time !.-ini-, in like
manner as a fine imposed by the Court.
PART VII-DIssoLuTIoN.
Dissolution. 38. (1) If the Registrar after holding an
inquiry or making an inspection under section 37
or on receipt of an application made by three-fourths
of the members of a registered society, is of opinion
that the society ought to be dissolved, he may
make an order for the cancellation of the registra-
tion of the society.
(2) Any member of a registered society may,
within two months from the date of an order under
subsection (I) of this section, appeal from such
order to the Governor in Council.


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0o- )perative Sorieties.


(3) Where no appeal is presented within two
months from the iliaiing of an order cancelling the
retiJtrnli. ii of a society, the order shall take effect
on the expiry of that period. Where an appeal is
presented within two months, the order shall not
take tfe' t until it is confirmed.

(4) Where the Registrar makes an order for
the cancellation of the registration of a society
under subsection (1) of this section he may make
such further order as he may think fit for the cus-
tody of the books and documents and the protection
of the assets of the society until the order cancelling
registration takes effect.

(5) No registered society shall be wound up
save by an order of the Registrar.

39. The Registrar may, by order in writing, Cancellation
cancel the registration of any registered society freistra-
other than a society which includes among its mem- society due
bers one or more registered societies, if at any time to lack of
Membership.
it is proved to his satisfaction that the number of
the members has been reduced to less than ten.

Every huch order shall take effect from the
date thereof.

40. Where the registration of a society is Effect of
cancelled by an order under section 38 or under cancellation
Sof registra-
section 39 the society shall cease to exist as a corpo- tion.
rate body from the date on which the order takes
effect, hereinafter referred to as the date of dissolu-
tion:
Provided that any privileges conferred on the
society by or under sections 14, 15, 16, and 17
shall be deemed to be vested in any liquidator ap-
pointed for that society by the Registrar.

41. Where the registration of a society is Liquidation
cancelled under section 3 or section 39 the Regis- otercapcel-
trar may appoint one or more persons to be, subject registration
to his direction and control, the liquidator or liqui- of society.
dators of the society.


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15 AIMGMn A





ANrTIGUA. 1 CO-opfraiLe SO'"et. -o of 105.
Liquidator's 42. (1) A liquidator appointed urnller:
powers, section 41 shall, subject to the guidance and control
of the Registrar and to any limitations imposed by
the Registrar by order under section 43, have power
to;-
(a) determine from time to time the
contribution to be made by members and past
members and by the estates of deceased mem-.
bers of the society respectively to its assets;
(b) appoint a day by notice before which
creditors whose claims are not already recorded
in the books of the society shall state their
claims for admission or be excluded from any
distribution made before they have proved
them ;
(c) decide any question of priority which
arises between creditors;
(d) refer disputes to arbitration and insti-
tute and defend suits and other legal proceed.
ings on behalf of the society by his name or
office;
(e) decide by what persons and in what
proportions the costs of liquidation are to be
borne;
( f) give such directions in regard t,, the
collection and distribution of assets as may be
necessary in the course of winding up the
society;
(g) compromise any claim by or against
the society provided the sanction of the Regis-
trar has first been obtained;
(h) call such general meetings of mem-
hers as may be necessary for the proper con-
duct of the liquidation;
(i) take possession of the books, docu-
ments and assets of the society;
(j) sell the property of the society;
(k) carry on the business of the society so
far as may be necessary for winding it up
beneficially: Provided that nothing herein
contained shall entitle the liquidator of a credit
society to issue any loan; and






of 1v.- 7. 1 ANTGI'A


(M) arrange for the distribution of the
assets of the society in a convenient manner
when a scheme of distribution has been ap.
*proved by the Registrar.
(2) Subject to such rules as may be made in
this behalf, aniy liquidator appointed under this Or-
dinance shall in so far as such powers are necessary
for c:r\ in-' out the purposes of this section, have
power to summon and enforce the attendance of
parties and witnesses and to compel the production
of documents by the same means and (so far as
may be) in the manner as is provided in the case of
a Civil Court.
43. A liquidator shall exercise his powers power of
subject to the control and revision of the Registrar, ne it;rto
who may:-- liquidation.
(a) rescind or vary any order made by a
liquidator and make whatever new, order is
required;
(/)) remove a liquidator from office;
(c) call for all books, documents and
assets of the society.
(d) by order in writing limit the powers
of a liquidator under section 42;
(e) require accounts to be rendered to him
by the liquidator;
(f') procure the auditing of the liquida-
tor's accounts and authorise the distribution of
the assets of the society;

(q) make an order for the remuneration
of the liquidator; or
(h) refer any subject of dispute between
a liquidator and any third party to arbitration
if that party shall have consented in writing
to be bound by the decision of the arbitrator.
44. (1) The decision of an arbitrator on any Enforcement
matter referred to him under section 43 shall be of order.
binding upon the parties, and shall be enforceable
in like manner as an order made by the Registrar
under that section.


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AN BTIGV~A.






ANTIGUA. 18 4e ITr Societies.


(2) An order made by a liquidator or by the
Registrar under section 42 or section 43 shall be
enforced by any civil court having jurisdiction over ,
the place where the registered office of the society
is situated in like manner as a decree of that court.
Limitation 45. Save in so far as is hereinbefore express-
of the juris- ly provided, no civil court shall have any jurisdic-
diction of
the civil tion in respect of any matter concerned with the
court, dissolution of a registered society under this Ordi-
nance.
Closure of 46. (1) In the liquidation of a society Whose
liquidation, registration has been cancelled, the funds, including
the reserve fund shall be applied first to the costs
of liquidation, then to the discharge of the liabili-
ties of the society, then to the payment of the
share capital and then, provided the by-laws of the"
society permit, to the payment of a dividend at a'
rate not exceeding ten per centum per annum for
any period for which no disposal of profits was
made.
(2) When the liquidation of a society has been
closed and any creditor of that society has not
claimed or received what is due to him under the
scheme of distribution, notice of the closing of the
liquidation shall be published in the Gazette; and,
all claims against the funds of the society liquidated
shall be prescribed when two years have elapsed
from the date of the publication of the Gt:cte
notice.
(3) Any surplus remaining after the applica-
tion of the funds to the purposes specified in sub-
section (1) of this section and the payment of any
claims for which an action is instituted under sub-
section (2) of this section shall be available for use
by the Registrar for any co-operative purpose at''
his discretion.

PART VIII-SURCHARGE AND ATTACHMENT.

Power of 47. (1) Where, in the course of the winding
Registrar up of a registered society it appears that any person
to surcharge
offers, etc., who has taken part in the organisation or manage-
ofaregis- melt of such society or any past or present officer
eredsooy. of the society has misapplied or retained or become
liable or accountable for any money or property of
such society or has been guilty of misfeasance or


Xo. Z of 19 5S.






Co-operative Societies.


'breach of trust in relation to such society, the Regis-
trar way, on the application of the liquidator or of
any creditor or contributory, examine into the con-
duct of such person and make an order requiring
him to repay or restore the money or property or
any part thereof with interest at such rate as the
Registrar thinks just or to contribute such sum to
the assets of such society by way of compensation
in regard to the misapplication, retainer, dishonesty
orbreach of trust as the Registrar thinks just.
(2) This section shall apply notwithstanding
that the act is one for which the offender may be
criminally, responsible.
48, Any person aggrieved by any order of Appeal to
the Registrar made under section 47 nmay appeal theGveor
to the Governor in Council within twenty-one days
from the date of such order and the decision of the
Governor in Council shall be final and conclusive.
PART IX-DISPUTES.
S 49. (1) If any dispute touching the Settlement
business of a registered society arises:- of disputes,
S(a) among members, past members and
persons claiming through members, past
members and deceased members; or
(b) between a member, past member, or
person claiming through a member, past
member or deceased member, and the society,
itscommittee, or any officer of the society; or
(c) between the society or its committee
and any officer of the society; or
(d) between the society and any other
registered society,
such-dispute shall be referred to the Registrar for
''decision.
,,.' A claim by a registered society for any debt
or demand due to it from a member, past member
or the nominee, legal representative or other person
taking hold of the assets of a deceased member,
Sshll be deemed to be a dispute touching the
business of the society within the meaning of this
Subsectiou.


10 ANTWIUc~i i


N 0. of 10.5".






ANTIGUA.20 ( ~)-peraau Societies. N.o98


(2) The registrar may, on receipt of a refer-
ence under subsection (1) of this section:-
(a) decide the dispute himself; or
(b) refer it for disposal to an arbitrator
or arbitrators.
(3) Any parry aggrieved by the award of the
arbitrator or arbitrators may appeal therefrom to
the Registrar within such period and in such
manner as may be prescribed.
(4) A decision of the Retgistrar under sub-
section (2) of this section or an '!i.pal under
subsection (3) of this section shall be final and
shall not be called in question in any civil court.

(5) The award of the arbitrator or arbitrators
under subsection (2) of this section shall, if no
appeal is preferred to the Registrar under subsec-
tion (3) thereof, or if any such appeal is abandoned
or withdrawn, be final and shall not be called in
question in any civil court and shall be enforced in
the same manner as if the award had been a
judgment of a civil court.

Case stated 50. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained
on question in the last foregoing section, the Rwgistrar at any
of law. 6
time when proceeding to a decision under this
Ordinance, or the governorr in Council it .iny time
when an appeal has been preferred to him against
any decision of the Registrar under this Ordinance,
may refer any question of law arising out of such
decision for the opinion of the Supreme Court.

(2) Any judge, or judges of the Supreme
Court as the Chief Justice may direct, may
consider and determine any question of law so
referred and the opinion given on such question
shall be final and conclusive.

PART X-RULES.
Rules. 51. (1) The governorr in Council inay mnke
all such rules as may be necessary for the purpose
of carrying out or .ivi,:!1 effect to the principles
and provisions of this Urdinance.


ANTIGUA. 20


N'o. of 195~8.






Co-operative Societies.


(2) In particular and without prejudice to
the generality of the power conferred by subsection
(1) of this section, such rules may:-

(a) prescribe the forms to be used and
the conditions to be complied with in apply-
ing for the registration of a society and the
procedure in the matter of such applications;
(b) prescribe the conditions to be com-
plied with by persons applying for admission
or admitted as members, and provide for the
election and admission of members from time
to time, and the payment to be made and
interest to be acquired before exercising rights
of membership;
(c) subject to the provisions of section
27, prescribe the maximum number of shares
or portion of the capital of a registered society
which may be held by a member;
(d) prescribe the extent to which a regis-
tered society may limit the number of its
members;
(e) provide for the withdrawal and
expulsion of members and for the payments
to be made to members who withdraw or are
expelled, and for the liabilities of past
members;
( f) provide for general meetings of the
members and for the procedure at such meet-
ings and the powers to be exercised by such
meetings;
(g) provide for the appointment, sus-
pension and removal of the members of the
committee and other officers and for the pro-
cedure at meetings of the committee, and for
the powers to be exercised and the duties to
oe performed by the committee and other
officers;
(h) prescribe the matters in respect of
which a society may or shall make by-laws
and for the procedure to be followed in
n, ti ilr', altering and rescinding by-lwvs, and
the conditions to be satisfied prior to such
making, alteration or rescission;


No. of 1958.


21 ANTIGUA.






2o-oqpratire Societies.


(i) regulate the manner in which fund
may be raised by means of shares or deben-
tures or otherwise;
(j) prescribe the conditions to be ob-
served by a registered society applying for
financial assistance from Government;
(k) prescribe the payments to be made,
the conditions to be complied with, and the
forms of the bonds, instruments or other
documents to be executed; by members apply-
ing for loans or cash credits, the period for
which loans may be made or credits granted,
and the maximum amount which may be lent
and the maximum credit which may be
allowed to individual members with or with-,,
out the consent of the Registrar;
(1) provide for the mode in which the
value of a deceased member's interest shall be
ascertained, and for the nomination of a per-
son to whom such interest may be paid or
transferred;
(m) provide for the mode in which the
value of the interest of a member who has
become of unsound mind and incapable of
managing himself or his affairs shall be ascer-;
tained and for the nomination of any person
to whom such interest may be paid or trans.
ferred; ,
(n) provide for the formation and the
maintenance of reserve funds, and the objects
to which such funds may be applied, and for
the investment of any funds under the control
of any registered society;
(o) prescribe the conditions under which
profits may be distributed to the members of
a society with unlimited liability and the
maximum rate of dividend which may be
paid by societies;
(p) prescribe the accounts and books ,to
be kept by a registered society, and for, the
periodical publication of a balance sheet show-
ing the assets and liabilities of a r'giitcrel
society;


ANTiGUA. 22


96. of 1669.~






No. of 1,yo


23 ANTTA.


(q) provide for the audit of the accounts
of registered societies and for the charges, if
any, to be made for such audit and provide
for the levy contributions from all or any
registered societies to a fund to be used for
, the audit and supervision of existing societies
and co-operative propaganda and prescribe for
-the administration of such a fund;
(r) prescribe the returns to be submitted
by registered societies to the registrar, and the
persons by whom and the form in which the
-same are to be made;
S (s) provide for the persons by whom,
and the form in which, copies of entries in
books of registered societies may be certified;
(t) provide for the formation and main-
tenance of a register of members, and, where
the liability of members is limited by shares,
of a register of shares;
(u) provide for the inspection of docu-
-ments and registers at the Registrar's Office
and the fees to be paid therefore and for the issue
of copies of such documents or registers;
(v) prescribe the manner in which any
quetiuin as to the breach of ahy by-law or
Contract relating to the disposal of produce to
or through a society, may be determined, and
the manner in which the liquidated damages
for any such breach may be ascertained or
assessed;
(w?) prescribe the mode of appointing an
-arbitrator or arbitrators and the procedure to
be followed in proceedings before the Registrar
Sor such arbitrator or arbitrators;
(x) prescribe the procedure to be followed
by a liquidator appointed under section 41
and the cases in which appeals shall lie from
the orders of such liquidator;
(y) prescribe the forms to be used, the
fees to be paid, the procedure to be observed
and all other matters connected with or
incidental to the presentation, hearing and
disposal of appeals under this Ordinance or
the rules.


yqh 'P." '50eiett es.







AT1GUAm 24 Co-operative Societi'es


Recovery of
sums due to
Government,


Special powArs
of Governor in
Council to
exempt any
society from
requirements
as to re'istra-
tion.

Special power
of governorr in
Council to ex-
empt societies
from provi-
sions of
Ordinance.



Power to
exempt from
stamp dnty
and registra-
tion fees.


1-o of1.9GS,


PART XT-MISCTLLANEors

52. (1) All sums due from a registered
.soiit\ or from an officer or member or past
member of a registered society as such to the
Government may be recovered in the manner pro-
vided for the recovery of debts due to the Govern-
ment under the law for the time being in force.

(2) Sums due from a registered society to the
Government and recoverable under section (1) of
this section may be recovered first, from the
property of the society: secondly, in the case of a
society of which the liability of members is limited,
from the members subject to the limit of their,
liability; and thirdly, in the case of other societies
from the members.

53. Notwithstanding anything contained in
this Ordinance the Governor in Council may by
special order in each case and subject to such
conditions as he may impose, exempt any society
from any .of requirements of this Ordinance as to
registration.

54. The Governor in Council may by
general or special order exempt any registered
society or class of societies from any of the provi-
sions of this Ordinance, or may direct that such
provisions shall apply to any society or class of
societies with effect from such date or with suci
modifications as may be specified in the order.


55.
cation in
registered
remit:-


(1) The Governor in Council by notifi-
the Gazette may, in the case of any
society or class of registered societies,


(a) the stamp duty with which, under
any law for the time being in force, instru-
ments executed by or in behalf of a registered
society, or by an officer or member, and
relating to the business of such society, or any
class of such instruments are respectively
chargeable;

(b) any fee payable under the law of
registration for the time being in force.






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(2) A notificiion .'.i ..,ti: any registered
society from the fees referred to in paragraph (b)
of subsection (1) of this section may provide for
the withdrawal of such exemption,
S6. (1) No person other than a registered Prohibition of
society shall trade or carry on business under any ah~du 1'":oh
name or title of which the word co-operative" is operative"
part without the sanction of the Governor in
Council: Provided that nothing in this section shall
apply to the use by any person or his successor in
interest of any name or title under which he traded
or carried on business atthe commencement of this
Ordinance,
(2) Any person who contravenes the provi.
sions of this section shall be guilty of an offence
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
not exceeding twenty-four dollars, and in the case
of a continuing offence to a further fine not exceed-
ing four dollars and eighty cents for each day
during which the offence continues.
57. (1) (a) Any registered society or an Penaty for
officer or a member thereof, wilfully neglecting or lnoce wit
refusing to do any act or to furnish any informa- Ordinance.
tion required for the purposes of this Ordinance by
the Registrar or other person duly authorised by
him in this behalf; or
(b) any person wilfully or without any
reasonable excuse disobeying any summons, requi-
sition or lawful written order issued under the
provisions of this Ordinance, or failing to furnish
any information lawfully required from him by a
person authorized to do so under the provisions of
this Ordinance,
shall be guilty of an offence under this Ordinance.
(2) Every offence referred to in subsection
(1) of this section shall on summary conviction be
punishable with a fine not exceeding two hundred
and forty dollars.
58. If any person obtains possession by Punishment
false representation or imposition of any property ,,Propria-
of a registered society, or having the same in his tion.
possession withholds or misapplies the same, or


!o. of 195S


25; ANTIGUA.






26 Co-operatice Societies.


wilfully applies any part Ihei er' to purposes other
than those expressed or directed in the rules of the
society, and authorized by this Ordinance, he shall,
on the complaint of the society, or of any member
authorised by the society, or the committee thereof,
or of the Registrar, be liable on summary convic-
tion to a fine not exceeding two hundred and forty
dollars, and to be ordered to deliver up all such
property or to repay all moneys applied improperly,
and, in default of such delivery or repaymnint or of
the payment of such line, to be imprisoned for a
term not exceeding six months; but nothing in this
section shall prevent any such person from being
proceeded against by way of indictment, if not
previously convicted of the same offence under this
Ordinance.
Commenre- 59. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment. tion on such date as the Governor by proclamation
published in the Gazette shall appoint.


President.
Passed the Legislative Council this day
of 1958.


Clerk of the Council.


.NTIGUA.


No. of li .,.







Co-operative Societies.


OBJECTS AND REASONS


The object of this Bill is to provide for the formation and
to regulate the operations of co-operative societies in the
Colony.
2. The Bill is based upon the model prepared for adop-
tion, in the Colonies. The said model is based largely on the
co-operative Ordinances already in force in certain colonial
territories and is an attempt to combine the best features of
those Ordinances which atre already in operation with certain
amendments which have suggested themselves in the light of
experience.
W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.
Attorney General's Chambers'
St. John's,
Antigua.
30th October, 1957.






















Printed at the Government Printing. Office. Antigua, Leeward Islands,
by EA RL Pio'rT, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1958.


[Price 30 cents.j


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27 ANTIGUA.


A. 47:,,t-_3.`-1.1- .3.58.





No. of 1958. Beach Control.


ANTIGUA


No.


of 1958.


BILL FOR
SAn Ordinance relating to the floor ol the sea and to the
,foreshore and beaches of the Colony, and making
provisions for the purpose of controlling the use of
the floor of the sea and of the foreshore and beaches
of the Colony in the interest of the public; and for
purposes incidental to or connected with the matters
: aforesaid.
[BY PROCLAMATION]


oommenow-
ment.


ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony of
Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Beach Con- Short title
trol Ordinance, 1958.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise Interpreta-
reuires- tion.
"adjoining land"' means lands adjoining the fore-
shore of the Colony and extending not more
than fifty yards beyond the landward limit of
the foreshore;
commercial enterprise" includes-
(a) the business of carrying on a hotel or a pro-
prietary club; and


ANTIGUA.







ANTJGUA. 2


(b) the erection, construction or maintenance of
any dock, wharf, pier, jttty-or other form of
encroachment:

the floor of the sea means the soil and subsoil of
the sea off the coast of the Colony between low
water mark and so far out to sea as is deemed by
international law to be within the territorial
sovereignty of the Crown:

hli-.'l, includes purposes incident to L.-hn-.

the public includes any class of the public.

3. Subject to the provisions of section J10 of this
Ordinance, all rights in and over the foreshore of the
Colony and the, -, of the sea are hereby declared to be
vested in the ( :n.

4. (1) 1 ,' i and afrte- toe commenceme nt of this
Ordinance, no person shall eneron'h on or use. or permit
any eneroactn(:ohint ol oor use rf. tie t oreshore. Or the i1..
of the sea. for any public i .., .-r or foor in connection
with any trade, business, or conim aerial enterprise, except
as provided by section 10 of this Ordinance, without a
licence granted under this Ordinance.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of
subsection (1) of this section shall be liable on, summary
conviction before a Magistrate to imprisomnout, with or
without hard labohu- for a term not exceeding twelve
months, or to a fine for each day during which thi con-
travention continues not exceeding fifty dollars for each
such day and in default of i v' intnt of any such fine to
imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not
exceeding three months, or to both such imprisonment and
fine.

(3) Where a company is guilty of a contravention of
the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, every
director, manager, agent and officer of the company in the
Colony who is knowingly a party to the contravention,
shall be liable to the penalty prescribed by subsection (2)
of this section.

5. (1) The Governor in Council may, on application
mado in such manner as may be prescribed under section
9 of this Ordinance, grant licences for the use of the fore*
shor-e, or the floor of the sea, for any public purpose, of
for or ii connection with any trade, business, or commer-
cial enterprise to any person. upon such conditions and ill
such form as he may think fit.

(2) Where an application is mado for a licence utimtlr
iiubsection (1) of this section, the Governor in Couljnil
shall consideri what public interests in regard to fishing,
1, ,.1 T. or recreation or in r;,,rd to any future develop.


Foreshore and
floor of thi
sea declared to
be vested in
the Crown.
Prohibition
of u1U of thoe
foreshore', the
floor of the sea
without a
licence.


Govcnor in
'onnci to
'rant li fnocos
for u-e of
fore lltio',
floor of Ihth
sea-puili th'-
tion of rrant
or refiusal.


Beach Control.


N... of i .' .







'I oNT Ie u CNuA.


ment of the land adjoining that pprt of the forcrhore in
respect of which the application is made, require to bh
protected, and he may provide for the protection of such
interests by and in the terms of the licence or otherwi-vs
in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance,
(.'. Every grant or refusal of a licence by tlhe Gov-
ernor in Council hall be published in the (iazette,

(4) The decision of the Governor in Council as to
whether snch licence should b" granted or refused shall
be final and shall not be questioned in any 1. 1 proceed-
ing,

6. The Governor in Council shall from time to time
determine the needs and requirements of tlhe public in
relation to tlh ni ou f any hind ,ijoinini! the foreshorl and
the use of Ltle foreshore itself for or in connection wii h
bathing or any othiier form of lawful recreation or for thi-
purpose of fishing s at trade or otherwise or for any otfhor
purpose in the interest of the economic development of
the Colony and of the beachK's thl-reof, and shall
have the power to acquire in the iainto of the. C(own foir
the use of the public any portion of land adjoining the
foreshore or aiy 2l t or interest of any niat 'e or descrip-
tion il or over such land, anti scih pow r of acquisition
shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of
section 8 of this Ordinance.

7, (1) Snbject to ihe provisions of this section, the
Governor in Council may, if he thinks lit, by agreement
with the person entitled to dispose of any land, or compul-
sorily in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of
this Ordinance, acquire in the name of the Crown such
land or such right or interest in land for the use or benefit
of the public on a year to year basis for an indefinite
period.

(2) The consideration or compensation payable in
respect of the acquisition of any land or any right or in-
terest in land under subsection (1) of this section shall be
an annual rent charge payable yearly in advance.

(3) When any right in or over land is acquired by
the Governor in Council on a year to year basis for an in-
definite period-

(a) the Governor in Council may terminate such
right on one year's notice in writing to the
owner of the land -u',,-.l to the right;

(b) the owner of the land .illi,- ,t to the right or
his nominee may at any time apply to the
Governor in Council for a licence to use that
part of the foreshore and floor of the sea
which such land adjoins, and the Governor
in Council shall consider the application and


(tovornor iii
Clincil to
l1-term ine 11TIC

jwod of the
piblic inI rkI I









Power to ac-
quire land for
indefinite
period.


COW ,~ CrrzEn







ANTIGUA. i 4o


Procedure for
compulsory
acquisitionn of
land.







Power to
make regula-
tions.


may grant or refuse such licence; and upon
the grant of any such licence the rights, of
the Crown or of any person x-rliin llgi ay"
rights llder the Crown in or over such lurid,
hall cease and determine save to the extt-nt
that such rights may be expressly reserved
in and by the terms of the licence,

8. Where under sections 6 or 7 of this Ordinanc ,
power is conferred on the Governor in Council to acquire
compulsorily any land or any right or interest in or ovir ,
land the power shall be exercisable for the a.-,'lisition of <'
any particular land or any particular right or interest in' i
land in accordance with the procedure for the compulsory
acquisition of land inder the Land Acquisition Ordi-
nance, 1958 with such modifications as may be necessary
or proper to adapt the same to the requirements of this
Ordinance.

9. The Governor in Council may make regulations :
generally for the proper carrying out of the purposes ad "d
provisions of this Ordinance and in particular but without
prejudice to the generality of the foregoing may make
regulations-

(a) with respect to the form and manner of ap-
plication for licences to be granted under this
Ordinance, the fees to be paid in respect of
such licences, and the grant or refusal of,
such licences;

(b) providing for the registration of all persons
licensed under section 5 of this Ordiiince
and for the' manner and method of registra-
Stion and the particulars to be registered;

(c) for securing the observance of sanitary and"
cleanly conditions and practices at and in
respect of parts of the foreshore and ad-'
joining lands and parts of the sea to which.
members of the public habitually res. rt:

(d) providing for the prevention of danger, ob'
struction or annoyance to members of the
public using any part of the foreshore or
adjoining land; .

(e) for the preservation of order and good con-
duct among members of the public using
the foreshore or adjoining land; and

(f) for controlling the erection or placing or,
any beach or adjoining land to which the
public habitually resort of bath-houses or
huts, booths, tents, sheds, stanand and stall
(whether fixed or moveable). ,


No. of 1958.






o, of 1958. 2B3ocl Control.


10. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be S8vinr.
: eemid to affect--

(a) any land used for agriculture;
S (b) any rights enjoyed by any person, where
such rights existed immediately before the
commencement of this Ordinance, in or over
the St. John's harbour or in or over any ad-
joining land in the Colony.
(c) any rights enjoyed by fishermen engaged in
::. fishing as a trade, where such rights existed
S immediately before the commencement of
this Ordinance, in or over any beach or ad-
joining land; or
S(d) the enjoyment by such fishermen of the use
of any part of the foreshore adjoining any.
beach or land in or over which any rights
have been enjoyed by them up to the com-
mencement of this Ordinance.

S1. This Ordinance shall come into operation on a Commence-
day to be appointed by the Governor by proclamation ment.
published in the Gazette.



President.

Passed the Legislative Council this day of
,1958.


Clerk of the Council.


5 A STItf.d






io of 19N58. ANTUL'A


OHlJECT AND fPl F\ON?,



This Bill seeks to make pro isions which are deemed necessary, re.
lating to thlv 'I,,r .,f the sea and the foreshore and beaches of the Colony
as well as to land ,.lidi; the foreshore and extending not more than
fifty yalrs beyond the landward limit of the foreshore.

2. (a) Clause 3 seeks to declare that all iigts in and over the fore-
shore of the Colony and the t.,, of the sea are vested in the Crown.

(b) Clause 4 seeks to impose a prohibition upon the use of the
forieshor or the floor of tlen sea for any public purpose or for or in con-
in.:cti;n0 wilth any tri o it, ia', itd )by th' (o v rno in (Co un ii: thei'e is a Ii o a of the
expression commr)nreial enterprise in clause 2.

(c) ('11 5 r- lks to give authority to the Governor in Council to
grant iiceonc.;s under ihe provisions of tlie Bill and to prescribe the action
which heI s hall take when applications are made for licences.

(d) Clans-ts ; 7 and 8 give the Governor in Council power to acquire
land. or any rights in or over land, adjoining the fort-shore.
(e) Clause 9 seeks to give the Governor in Council power to make
Iuch r-gulations as are deemed necessary for tihe proper carrying out of
the provisions of the Ordinance and clause 10 seeks to make important
provisions relating to savings of existing rights.
3. A Compirative Table is attached.

F. 0. C. HAnrIs,
Acting Attorney General.
Attorney ,. ,, -.,l's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antiqua.
6th February, 1958.


.Beach Control,







ANTIGUA. No. of 1958. Beach Control.

COMPARATIVE TABLE.

The Beach Control Ordinance, 1958.


Source.


Comment.


Short title


Clause.

1

2





3

4


Only 1 i,,ii.,.r- deemed
necessary have been
included and those
have been adapted to
meet local require-
mrents.

Verbally amended.

Sun)section (1) adapted
and sanbectimns (2) and
(3) verbally amended

Subsection (1) ad4 pted
and subsections (2) and
(3) verbally amended.


The Beach Control Laiv. 1955
(Jamaica No. 63-1955),
Section 2




id. Section 3-(1)
ii. Section 5



id. Section 10-()D, (!2) & (3)



New subsection

The Beach Control Law, '1955
(Jamaica No. 3-1-0',
Section 1 I

id. Section 12


New section


9 The Beach Control Law. I:,.,
(Jamaica No. 63-1'1- i1,
Section 18

10 id. Section 3--(3):
paragraphs (a) and (b) are
new.


Adapted,

Verbally amended.


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SANTIGUA.


STATUTORY RULES AND 01 IK:

1958, No. 15. ,.( '



STAMPS.

The Stamps (Federation of the West Indies omm a-
tion) Order, 1958, dated March 24, 1958, ythe
Governor in Council under sections 4 and 5 of the Stamp
Act (Cap. 135).

1. CITATION. This Order may be cited as tho Stmnps (Federation
of the West Indies) (Commemoration) Order, 1958.

2. INTERPRETATION. In this Order the expression stamps"
means adhesive stamps lor postage and revenue.

3. SPECIAL STAMPS. There shall be issued in the Colony and
used during the period from the 22nd day of April, 1958, to the 2lst
day of April, 1959, or until stocks are exhaust-d, whichever (late is the
earlier, to commemorate the Federation of the West Indies, special
stamps of the values of 3o., 6c. and 12c. in the design specified in the
Schedule hereto.

4. DIES AND R~SIDUES. The several lies and other implements
required to give effect thereto shall be provided, and the same shall be
destroyed, together with all residues whatsoever of stocks of the stamps
hereby authorised, as soon as practicable after the 21st day of April, 1959.

Made by the Governor in Council this 24th day of March, 1958.

F. A. CLARKE,
t('lerk of the Council.

Schedule.

The design of the stamps hereby authorized features a map of the
West Indies and a reproduction of a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.
The name of the Colony and THE WEST INDIES FEDERATION
1958 are also inscribed thereon.





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1958.
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