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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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Language: English
Creator: Antigua
Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
Publisher: Govt. Printer.
Place of Publication: St. John's? Antigua
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 Subjects
Subject: Law -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- Montserrat   ( lcsh )
Law -- Periodicals -- British Virgin Islands   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Antigua and Barbuda   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Montserrat   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-12, no. 18; July 5, 1956-Mar. 30, 1967.
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Preceded by: Leeward Islands gazette
Succeeded by: Antigua official gazette
Succeeded by: Montserrat official gazette
Succeeded by: Virgin Islands official gazette

Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 237
        Page 238
        Page 239
        Page 240
        Page 241
        Page 242
    Antigua, Bill: Legal Officers (appointment, dismissal and disciplinary control) Ordinance, 1959
        Page A-1
        Page A-2
    Antigua, Bill: Police Service Commission Ordinance, 1959
        Page B-1
        Page B-2
    Antigua, Bill: Income Tax (Amendment No. 4) Ordinance, 1959
        Page C-1
        Page C-2
    Antigua, Bill: Administrator's (Salary and duty Allowance) Ordinance, 1959
        Page D-1
        Page D-2
    Antigua, Bill: Interpretation and General Clauses Act (Amendment) Ordinance, 1959
        Page E-1
    Antigua, Bill: Senior law Officer (Powers) Ordinance, 1959
        Page F-1
        Page F-2
        Page F-3
    Antigua, Bill: Finance and Audit Ordinance, 1959
        Page G-1
        Page G-2
        Page G-3
        Page G-4
    Antigua, Bill: Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1959
        Page H-1
        Page H-2
        Page H-3
        Page H-4
        Page H-5
        Page H-6
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    Antigua, Ordinance, no. 15 of 1959: Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) Ordinance, 1959
        Page I-1
        Page I-2
        Page I-3
        Page I-4
    Antigua, Ordinance, no. 16 of 1959: Currency Ordinance, 1959
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THE

ANTIGUA, MONTHS

AND

VIRGIN ISLANDS GA

published by c4uthority.

VOL. IV. THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER, 1959.


Notices.


His Excellency the Governor has
issued a Commission to Mr. O. R.
KELSICK, D. F. C., appointing him to
be his Deputy for the period of His
Excellency's visit to St. Kitts-Nevis-
Anguilla front the 30th November,
1959.

Chief Secretary's Office,
Antiafii.
30th Noiiemhber, 1959.
Ref. 1 /00359.



COMMONWEALTH SUGAR DISCUSSIONS.


It is notified for general information
that the following statement has been
authorized for publication by the
Secretary of State:--
"The Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food announces that
the series numbered consecutively
with representatives of Common-
wealth Snuar Export territories
which began October 1st has now
been concluded. Discussions have
taken place on the price to be paid
for the 1960 negotiated price sugar
bought under the terms of Common
wealth Sugar Agree~ment aiid on
other matters arising under the
Agreement.

Full agreement was reached as
follows:-

(i) Price for 1960. The price to
be paid lor the 1960 negotiated
price sugar will be 44 8s. 10d.
per ton which is 1312d per ton
less than in 1959.

(ii) Review of Price Fixing Arrange-
ments. A full review of work-
ing of price fixing arrangements
under Chapter VI of Agree-
ment has taken place on the
basis of up to date returns.
The system was confirmed and
an arrangement m ade to
restrain price in 1961, 1962 and
1963.

(iii) Duration of Commonwealth
Sugar Agreement. T h e Agree-
ment has been extended for a
further year and will now run
to the end of 1967.


(iv) Overall Agreement Q u o t a s.
After a full examination of all
relevant factors in accordance
with Article 8 (a) of Agree-
ment it wasagreed that total of
O v r a 1 l Agreement Quotas
should remain unchanged at
overall of 375,000 tons.

(v) Negotiated Price Quotas. Un-
tder pri isiion. of Article 15
negotiated price quotas for the
year 1960 will be increased by
lurth-r 3%

(vi) British Honduras and East
Africa. The position of British
Ilonduras and East Africa in
relation to Agreement was
reviewed. It was agreed that
with effect from 1st January,
1960, qn'tirs for British Hon-
duras in Article 2 and Ar;ncle
13 should be confirmed and
that East Africa should accede
to agreement on 1st January,
1960, with quotas provided in
Articles 2 and 13 as was pro-
vided for when agreement was
negotiated in 1951."

Ref: No. S. A. 40/24.


CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.


No. 101.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Governor
that the power of dirallowance will
not be exercised in respect of the
undermentioneld Ordinance:-

Montserrat.
No. 29 of 1958. The External
Trade Ordinance, 1958 '."


No. 102.
The following Bills which are to be
introduced into the Legislhtive Coun-
cil of Antigua are circulated with this
Gazette and form part thereof:-
(1) The Legal Officers (appointment,
dismissal and disciplinary control)
Ordinance, 1959."

(2) The Police Service Commission
Ordinance, 1959."

(3) The Income Tax (Amendment
No. 4) Ordinance, 1959."


(4) "The Administrator's (Salary and
duty Allowance) Ordinance, 1959."

(5) The Interpretation and General
Clauses Act (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1959."

(6) The Senior Law Officer (Powers)
Ordinance, 1959."

(7) The Finance and Audit Ordi-
nance, 1959."

(8) The Public Service Commission
Ordinance, 1959."


No. 103.

The following Ordinances are circu-
lated with this Gazette and form
part thereof:-

Antigua.
No. 15 of 1959, The Income Tax
(Amendment No. 2) Ordinance,
1959." 4 pp. Price 11 cents

No. 16 of 1959, The Currency
Ordinance, 1959." 20 pp. Price 43 cts.



It is hereby notified for general
information that, consequent upon
the constitutional changes in the
Leeward Islands which will become
effective on the 1st January, 1960,
and the abolition of the ptst of
Governor of the Leeward Islands as
from that date. the Governor's Office
alnd the Chief Secretary's Office are
now in the process of closing down.
As from the 1st December, 1959,
these Offices will only be able to
deal with matters which must clearly
be referred either to the Governor or
to the Chief Secretary. All normal
correspondence should, therefore, be
addressed to the Administrator of the
Colony concerned.
All merchant's accounts and all
claims in respect of the Governor's
Office and the Secretariat should be
submitted at the earliest possible date
and not later than the 12th December,
1959.

Chief Secretary's Ofoe,
Leeward Islands
at Antigua.
30th November, 1959.
Ref. No. C. 22)00005-II.


No. 57.


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238 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[December 10, 1959.


OVERSEAS TELEPHONE CALLS

It is notified for the information of
persons desirous of making overseas
':irlio telephone calls on the 24th,
25th, and 26th of December, that
these calls will have to be booked in
advance. These bookings will be
received between the 1st and 23rd
Dec-mber at the Telephone Depart-
mint, between the hours of 10 a.m.
and noon, and 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

2. Except in a case of strict emer-
gency, no bookings will be received
on the 24th, 25th and 26th of Decerm-
ber.

Telephone Department,
Antigua.
27th November, 1959.


Tenders are hereby invited for the
operation of the Mail Service between
Barbuda and Antigua during the year
1960. The dimensions of the boat to
be used should be stated in the
tender.

2. The Tenderer will be expected
to make a trip at least once per week,
leaving Barbuda on Tuesday and
returning Friday weather permitting.

3. He will be responsible for the
safe delivery of mails and may be
required to perform any other official
business with which he may be en-
trusted.

4. Tenders should be addressed to
the Warden, Barbuda marked Ten-
der for Mail Service Barbuda" and
should reach his office not later than
21st December, 1959.

5. Government does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any
tender.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
1st December, 1959.
Ret. No. A. 62/6.


TENDER NOTICE.
Tenders are invited for the making
of uniforms for Petty Officers for the
year 1960 as follows:-

In khaki drill for petty officers-
(a) tunic and trousers
(b) khaki shirts with short
sleeves and pocket on each breast
with flap to button
(c) khaki trousers
(d) khaki shorts
(e) khaki overalls
In blue serge and cotton duck for
boatm-n--

(t) blue serge jumper and trou-
s 'rs
(b) blue serge trousers only
(c) cotton duck jumper and
tron1sers
Quotations should also be made
for-
(a) blue demin overalls


(b) blue demin trousers
(c) blue demin shirts

Government will supply the neces-
sary drill, serge or duck, also badges
and official buttons for tunics. All
other materials are to be supplied by
the contractor. Prices are to include
the cost of affixing badges to tunics
or jumpers.

2. Tenders should be in sealed
envelopes addressed to His Honour
the Administrator and marked
"TENDER FOR UNIFORMS".
Tenders should reach this office by
noon on Saturday, 12th December,
1959.

3. Government does not bind
itself to accept the 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 tailored, Government reserves
the right to cancel the contract on
giving one week's notice in writing.

By Order,

O. W. FLAX,
Administrative Secretary,
Administrator.

Administrator's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua.
17th November. 1959.
Ref. No. A. 41/32-II.


The Governor in Council has been
pleased to appoint you, Mr. RALPH
TELFORD O'NEAL, with effect from
the 9th September, 1959, under sec-
tion 2 of the land Acquisition Ordi-
nance. 1957 (No. 4 of 1957) to be the
Authorised Officer for the purpose of
the Acquisition of certain lands by
admeasurement comprising approxi-
mately thirty five thousand one
hundred and ninety five (35,195)
square feet situate at Major Bay in the
island of Tortola.

Dated this 9th day of September,
1959.
B. ABBOTT,
Clerk of the Council.

VIRGIN ISLANDS.

The Land Acquisition Ordinance 1957.

Declaration.

Declaration dated 18th Novem-
ber, 1959. made under section
3 of the Land Acquisition
Ordinance, 1957 (No. 4 of
1957) for the Acquisition of
of certain lands in the Colony
of the Virgin Islands required
for Public Purposes,
IT IS HEREBY DECL RED that
the Governor in Council wilh the ap-
proval of the Legislative Council of
the Colony of the Virgin Islands con-
siders that the portions cf land situate


at Major Bay, East End in the island
of Tortola and more particularly
described in the Schedule hereto,
should be acquired for a public pur-
pose namely, for providing play
ground facilities for Major Bay School
and Clinic Site.

A plan of the said land may be in-
spected at the Administratt r's Offie.
Road Town, I itween the hlurse of
10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on any iay
except Sundays or Public Holidays.

SCIIEDULE.

(i) ALL that pi ce or parcel of
land in the possession of
FRANK GEORGE situate at
Major Bav in the island of
Tortola and containing by
adm-asurement a p p r o x i-
mately 9.202 square feet and
bounded as follows:-
On the North side for a
distance of 601 feet from
West to East bounded by
lands of JAMES WIL-
FRED PENN;
On the South side for a
distance of 61 feet from
East to West bounded
by the Public Road;
On the East side for a dis-
tance of 169 feet from
North from to South
hounded by other lands
of the samn e FRANK
GEORGE; and
On the West side for a dis-
tance of 162 feet from
South to North bounded
by lands of the Metho-
dist Missionary Society
for a distance of 100
feet and further by lands
of RONARD PENN for a
distance of 62 feet.
(ii) ALL that piece or parcel of
land in the possession of
EVELYN RABSATT situate at
Major Bay ih the island of
Tortola and containing by
admeasurement a p p r o x-
imately 8,331 square feet
and bounded as follows:-
On the North side for a
distance of 86 feet from
West to East and
bonnded by lands in
possession of the said
EVELYN RABSATT;
On the South side for a
distance of 110 feet
friom East to West and
bounded by the public
road;
On the East side for a dis-
tance of 97 feet from
N,'rth to South and
bounded by lands be-
longing to the Methodist
Missionary Society; and
On the West side for a
distance of 70 feet from
S o u t h to North and
bounded by a private
road.
(iii) ALL that piece or parcel of
land in the possession of
EVELYN RABSATT situate at








December 10, 1959] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERIAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE 2":


Milj',r Bay in the island of
Tortola and containing by
admeasurement approxi-
mately 8,858 square fe-.t and
bounded as follow-:--
On the North side for a
distance of 86 feet from
West to East and
bounded by mindss in
possession of the said
EVELYN RABSATT;
On the South side for a
distance of 86 feet from
East to West and
bounded by lands in
possession of the said
EVELYN RABSATT;
On the East side for a dis-
tance of 103 feet from
No r t h to South and
bounded by lands of
JAMES WILFRED PENN;
and
On the West side for a dis-
tance of 103 feet from
South to North n:id
bounded by a private
road.

(iv) ALL that piece or parcel of
land in the possession of
RONARD PENN situate at
Major Bay in the island of
Tortola and containing by
admeasurement 4,402 square
feet and bounded as fol-
lows:-
On the North side for a
distance of 71 feet from
West to East bounded
by lands of JAMES WIL-
FRED PENN;
On the South silc for a
distance of 62 feet from
East to West bounded
by lands of the Metho-
dist Missionary Society;
On the East side for a dis-
tance of 62 feet from
North to South bounded
by lands of FRANK
GEORGE; and
On the West side for a dis-
tance of 62 feet, from
South to North bounded
by lands of CARL JOEL
PENN.
(v) ALL that piece or parcel of
land in the possession of
CARL JOEL PENN situate at
at Major Bay in the island of
Tortoia and containing by
admeasurement 4,402 square
feet and bounded as fol-
lows:-
On the North side for a
distance of 71 feet from
West to East bounded
by lands of JAMES WIL-
FRED PENN;
On the South side for a dis-
tance 71 feet from East
to West bounded by
lands of the Methodist
Missionary Society;
On the East side for a dis-
tance of 62 feet from
North to South bounded
by lands of RONARD
PENN; and


On the West side for a dis-
tance of 62 feet from
South to North bounded
by lands in possession
of EVELYN IEABSATT.

Made by the Governor in Council
this 18th day of November, 1959.

B. ABBOTT,
Clerk of the Council.

ADVICE ON WATER SITUATION.
The public is advised that the prob-
Smin of keeping up an uninterrupted
supply of water to the city is serious,
but not however alarming. This
department is making every effort not
to restrict the supply in any way, but
in order to do so, requires the fullest
possible co-operation of the public.
In this regard the public should avoid
the watering of gardens and the wash-
ing of cars and confine the use of pipe
borne supply to strictly domestic uses
or in the case of business places to in-
dustrial use.
2. It is appreciated that t he
majority of the public may have been
lulled into thinking that the island is
having its normal rainfall due to the
recent showers that have fallen in the
city. This is far from being the case;
the recent showers have been localized
and have been in no wise island wide,
In order to bring the public more into
the picture, it is advised that in the
catchment areas of the central sources
viz:-Bendals Valley, Body Bonds.
Wallings, Follies and Brecknocks, ex-
treme drought condition exist. To be
more particular, in one of these catch-
ments, which in a normal year has a
rainfall of 60 odd inches, only 17
inches have fallen to date. The rate
of fall, in addition, has been so low
that there has been virtually no run-
off or percolation into the sub-soil. A
similar state of affairs is true for the
other catchments mentioned.

3. The not result of this is, that
all the impounding reservoirs, with
the exception of one of the dams of
Body Ponds, are empty: there has
been at drop in the production of the
wells in Bendals Valley due to a
lowered water table. The incoming
supplies to the reservoir just matches
the daily consumption over a 24 hour
period; this means that in peak draw-
off times, the incoming water is insuf-
ficient to match the rate of draw-off
now that the service reservoir is empty
-for the reasons already explained in
the Press-mechanical breakdowns;
there isno reserve to balance the peak
load draw-off. This may result in
certain zones of the city, particularly
the higher areas, having an interrup-
tion in their supplies during certain
times of the day.

4. The mechanical breakdowns
mentioned above have been repaired,
and it is hoped, over a two week
period, to build up a reserve in the
service reservoir. The public is
therefore asked to voluntarily restrict
themselves.


5. The following pos iti e
actions have been and are being taken
to ease the situation as far as possi-
ble;-
i) The number of stand-
pipes in the lower areas
reduced by 50%.
ii) Valves controlling the
lower areas of the city
have been throttled.

These two actions will curb the
rate of draw-off in the lower areas,
thereby allowing a more equitable
distribution in the higher areas which
have and are likely to suffer most.

iii) Work is in hand on lay-
ing a new 8 inch main 3I
miles long from the
Bluhbb-r Valley to the
City Reservoir.

6. Once again the co-operation
of the public is requi sted in this very
difficult situation.

Oifce of the Colonial Engineer,

27th November, 1959.

EASTERN CARIBBEAN FARM
INSTITUTE TRINIDAD, W.I,

The Governing Body of the Eastern
Caribbean Farm Institute invite appli-
cations from suitably qualified per-
sons for appointment to TWO posts
as Tutors.

The Institute is maintained by
Governments in the region to teach
the subordinate staff of Departments
of Agriculture and others the theory
and practise of agriculture. The
duration of the course is twenty-one
months and students who number
sixty-four reside at the Institute.

Qualifications.
Applications should be graduates
in agriculture or have similar qualifi-
cations. Experience in tropical agri-
culture is essential.

Duties.
To teach both theoretical and
practical agriculture and to carry out
such other duties on the farm and in
the Institute as the Principal may
direct.
Salary.
The basic salary which is probably
to be regraded is $4,080X240-
$6,000. (W.I.) per year, (850x 50-
1250). In addition there is a duty
allowance of $600. (W.I.) per year.
The point in the salary scale at which
each appointment will be made will
depend on the qualifications and
experience of the person appointed.

Pension.
The post is pensionable for per-
sonal and Widows' and Orphans'
benefits under the Overseas Superan-
nuation Scheme administered by the
Crown Agents for Qversea Govern-










240 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE,


mentsand Administrations. A Tutor
if he is eligible for membership
contributes 4% of his basic salary and
the Institute 22%. If he is ineligible
an allowance is paid in lieu of
pension rights.

Quarters.

A furnished house is provided at a
rental of 8% of the basic salary up to
a maximum of $50.00 (W.I.) per
month plus 5% per annum of the
value of the furniture supplied.

Car.

A Tutor is permitted to use a
private car for official travelling for
which expenses are paid.

Leave.

Vacation leave at the rate of 45
days for each full year of service
with approved leave passages up to a
maximum of three full fares is
granted after every 2j years resi-
dential service. Local leave not
exceeding 14 (lays may be granted
annually.

Passages on Appointment.

Free approved passages from the
placf of normal domicile or recruit-
ment will be granted on appointment
for a Tutor, his wife and children
under eighteen years of age who are
dependent on him, up to a maximum
of five persons in all.

A member of staff who fails to
take up the post to which he is
appointed, or leaves or resigns from
the staff before completion of a tour
of service, or who is dismissed for
any reason other than ill health not
due to his own default before com-
pleting a tour of service, will be
required to refund the cost ot the
pasbages to the territory fur himself
and his family. An officer on first
appointment will be required to sign
an agreement to this effect.

Medical Attention.

Frke m-dical attendance and medi-
cines are not provided.

Applications, giving full details
of qualifications an I experience
together with thl names of two
persons to whom reference may be
made, should be submitted to the
Principal, Eastern Ciribbean Farm
Institute, Centeno, via Arima Post
Office, Trinidad, W.I., to reach him
rot later than the 14th of December,
1959.
Ref. No. A. 1/197.


TENDER.

Tenders are hereby invited for the
transport by motor car of public offi-
cers travelling on duty for the year
ending 31st December, 1960.
2. Such tenders should be in
respect of sirle ijmurney from the
place where the public officer enters


the car to the place at which he leaves
it (i.e. so much a mile for the single
journey) and charge for waiting, if
any, should be stated. Provided that
where the officer enters or leaves the
car outside the City limits a charge
may be made for the distance between
that point and St. John's.
3. Government will not be pre-
cluded from hiring stats fur public
officers in Public service vehicles
which would otherwise be proceeding
to the officer's destination where this
will result in any economy e. g. for
customs officers going to Coolidge
Airfield on duty in a car hired or used
by the Airline Agents.
4. Government reserves the
right to hire or use cars, or seats in
cars, other than the contractor's cars,
for public officers proceeding on duties
connected with the Customs or
revenue.
5. Government does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or a n y
tender.
6. The Contractor will be ex-
pected to provide prompt and efficient
service and any agreement entered
into with a contractor will be subject
to the following conditions:-

(i) The Contractor shall when-
ever required furnish a car.
(ii) If due notice of the require-
ment of a car has been given
and failing any satisfactory
explanation the Contractor's
car arrives more than five
minutes after the required
time Government shall have
the right to deduct a penalty
not exceeding $2.40 from
any of the sums due and
owing to the Contractor.
(iii) In the event of the Contrac-
tor's c;r being more than 15
minutes late after the
required time Government
nI y cancel the contract on
giving the Contractor one
week's notice in writing.
(iv) Government shall also have
the right to terminate the
contract on giving one
week's notice in wilting if
the service is generally un-
reliable through repeated
n punctuality, defective cars
or other cause.

7. The Tender should state the
number of cars to be at the disposal
of Government.
8. All tenders should d be
addressed to the Minister for Pnblio
Works and Communications in a
sealed envelope marked Tender for
Official Transport" and should be
lodged at the Administrator's Office
not later than 4 p. m. on Tuesday 15th
December, 1959.

By Order,

HENRY J. ELWIN,
Administrative Secretary,

Ministry of Iublic Works
and Conmminications,


Rcf. No. A. 78/17-II.


RAINFALL FIGURES
Agricultural Department,
Antigua.


Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
Augnst
September
October
November
To 5th Dec.


1955 1956 1957
2.16 5.15 3.16
0.68 1.23 2.29
0.83 1.40 0.40
1.75 3.83 2.54
2.81 2.58 1.19
1.47 5.72 2.86
2.13 4.29 1.50
8.25 5.67 ,i.48
\.59 2.10 8.45
5 60 (.58 4 84
2.19 3.34 4.35
0.72 0.48 1.51


1958
0.92
0.66
1 22
2.01
7.79
13.15
3.95
3.13
6.82
5.49
2.02
0.77


1959
2.91
1.16
0.73
3.61
9.02
0.48
2.57
3.49
4.73
2.86
5.56
0.12


34.18 42.37 39.57 47.93 37.24


Virgin Islands.

THE REGISTRATION OF UNITED

KINGDOM PATENTS ACT, 1925.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Etablissement Pour Materiaux De Con-
struction, a body corporate existing
under the laws of Leichtenstein, of 33,
Haupstrasse, Vaduz. Liechtenstein and
F. L. Smidth & Co. A/S, a body cor-
porate existing under the laws of
Denmark, of 77, Vigerslev Alle,
Copenhagen-Valby, Denmark, have
applied for registration of United
Kingdom Patent No. 752942 dated 29th
day of May, 1953 and issued the 7th
day of November, 1956, and have filed
at ilhe Registrar's Oltice, at Road
Town, Tortola, a complete copy of the
specifications and the Certificate of
the Comptroller General of the United
Kingdom Patent Office giving full
particulars of this Patent which will be
open to public inspection at the said
office at any time between the hours of
9.00 a. m. and 3.30 p. m. on working
days except on Saturdays when the
hours will be from 9.00 a.m. to 12
noon.

Any person may within two months
from the date of this advertisement
give notice to the Registrar of opposi-
tion to the issue of a certificate of
registration upon any of the grounds
prescribed in Section 10 of the Patents
Act 1906, for opposition to the grant
of Letters Patent.

Dated the 6th day of November,
1959.

C. ARTHURTON REDHEAD,
Registr r.
Registrar's Office,
Road Town, Tortola,
British Virgin Islands.


Virgin Islands.

THE REGISTRATION OF UNITED

KINGDOM PATENTS ACT, 1925.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Etablissement Pour Materiaux De Con-
struction, a body corporate existing
under th- laws of Leichtenstein, of 33,


[Decemboer 10, 1959.









December 10, 1959] THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. 241


Haupstrasse, Vadnz, Liechtenstein and
F. L. Smith & Co. A/S, a body cor-
porate existing under the laws of
Denmark, of 77, Vigerslev Alle,
Copenhagen Valby, Denmiark, have
applied for regist rion of United
Kingdom Patent No. 754225 dated the
8th day of February, 1954, and issued
the 28th November, 1956, and have
filed at the Registrar's Ollice, at Road
Town, Tortola, a complete copy of
the specifications and the Certificate


of the Comptroller General of the
United Kingdom Patent Office giving
full particulars of this Patent which
will be open to public inspection at
the said office at any time
between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and
3.30 p. m. on working days except on
Saturday when the hours will be
from 9.00 a. m. to 12 noon.
Any person may within two months
from the date of this advertisement
give notice to the Registrar of opposi-


tion to the issue of a certificate of
registration upon any of the grounds
prescribed in Section 10 of the Patents
Act, 1906, for opposition to the grant
of Letters Patent.
Dated the 6th day of November,
1959.
G. ARTHURTON REDHEAD,
Registrar.
Registrar's Offcle,
Road Town, Tortola,
British Virgin Islands,


Tenders are invited for the supply of the undermentioned items to Government Institutions in Antigua for the
half-year ending 30th June, 1960.

2. All tenders must be addressed to the Administrator of Antigua in sealed envelopes marked Tenders for the
;supply of Groceries, etc. and delivered at the Administrator's office not later than 12th December, 1959.

3. Tenders should state quality and brand of commodities.

4. Government does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

GROCERIES

Rice
Fiour
Meal
Butter (5 lb and 1 lb tins)
Cheese (5 lb and 12 oz. tins)
Fish-salted, pickled, tinned, smoked
Milk-tinned
Sugar
Edible Oil
Fruits-tinned
MFat--salted, pickled, tinned, smoked and cured.

VEGETABLES IMPORTED

Onions
Potatoes

OTHERS
Bread
Poultry
Fish- fresh
Fruits-fresh
Meat-fresh
Milk-fresh
Kerosene.
Administrator's Cfice,
St. John's,
Antigua.
1st December, 1959.
Ref. No. S. S. 41/36.


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1No. of 1959 (Legal Officers appointment, dismissal ANTIGUA.
and disciplinary control)
















ANTIGUA.

No. of 1959.
BILL FOR

An Ordinance relating to the appointment and
dismissal of and the exercise of disciplinary
r control over certain legal officers.
[1st January, 1960] Commence-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Legal Shorttitle.
Officers (appointment, dismissal and disciplinary
Control) Ordinance, 1959.
2. In this Ordinance- Interpreta-
tion.
the Judicial and Legal Service Commission"
means the Judicial and Legal Service
Commission established by the Wind-
ward Islands and Leeward Islands
(Courts) Order in Council, 1959;
the public service means the service of the
Crown in a civil capacity in respect of
government of the Colony.
X

4&aq,n







AsNTI:A. 2 Legal Officers (appointment, dinsissal Yo., 1f 1.
and disciplinary control)
Appoint- 3. (1) Power to make appointments to the
meuts, etc. of .
certain leial offices to which this Ordinance applies and to
officer, dismiss and to exercise disciplinary control over
persons holding or acting in such offices shall vest
in the Administrator acting after consultation with
the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.
(2) This Ordinance applies to the offices of
the Senior Law Officer of the Colony and the
Legal Assistant of the Colony and to such other
offices in the public service, for appointment to
which persons are required to possess legal quali-
fications, as may be prescribed by any law enacted
by the Legislature of the Colony.
commence- 4. This Ordinance shall come into operation
on the first day of January, 1960.


President.
Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1959.


Clerk of the Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


This Bill seeks to give effect to the agreement reached at
the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands Constitutional
Conference held in London in June, 1959, relative to the
appointment and dismissal of members of the legal service of
the Colony.

W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.
Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antigua.
3rd December, 1959.


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Police Service Commission


ANTIGUA.

No. of 1959.

BILL FOR

An Ordinance- to confer power upon Her Majesty
to establish by Order in Council a Police
Service Commission for the Colony.
[1st January, 1960.] Conmence-
WHEREAS it is deemed expedient that there
should be established for the Colonies of Antigua,
Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguillu, Montserrat,
the Virgin Islands, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent
and Dominica one Police Service Commission:
AND WHEREAS in accordance with the law
in force in the Colony it is requisite to empower
Her Majesty by Order in Council to legislate for
the purpose of establishing such Police Service
Commission for the Colony:
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Police short title.
Service Commission Ordinance, 1959.


ANTIGUA.


No. of 1959.







Police Service Commission


Power vested 2. Her Majesty may by Order in Council
Her Majesty
in council to provide for the establishment for the Colony of a
establish Police Service Commission constituted and regu-
Police Service
Commission. lated in such manner as may be determined by or
under the Order and may make provision for any
incidental, supplementary or consequential matters
for which it appears to Her Majesty in Council
necessary or expedient to make provision for the
purposes of the Order.
commenoe- 8. This Ordinance shall come into operation
mernt. on the first day January, 1960.


President.
Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1959.

Clerk of the Council.

OBJECTS AND REASONS.


It was decided by the Leeward Islands and Windward
Islands Constitutional Conference held in London in June,
1959, that a single Police Service Commission should be
established for the Colonies mentioned in the Bill and it is
deemed desirable that power should be given to Her Majesty
in Council to establish such a commission for the Colony.
2. This Bill seeks to make such provisions as are
necessary for the said purposes.
W. E. JACOBS.
Attorney Geheral
Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's
Antigna.
3rd December, 1959.



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No, of 1! 59. Incrne Tax (Amndme't No. 4)


ANTIGUA.

No. of 1959.

BILL FOR


An Ordinance to amend further the Income
Tax Ordinance, 1957.

[1st January, 1960]

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Income Tax (Amendment No. 4) Ordinance, 1959,
and shall be read as one with the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1957, as amended, hereinafter called the
Principal Ordinance.

2. Section 8 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended as follows:-

(i) by substituting the word Administra-
tor for the words "Governor of the
Leeward Islands occurring in paragraph
(a),


Commence.
ment.


Short title.
13/1957.
10/1959.
16/1959.


Amendment
of section 8 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


(ii) by deleting paragraph (b).


A NTTIU A








A TI(XAi. 2 Income Tax (Amendment No. 4)


3. This Ordinance shall come into operation
on the first day of January, 1960.


President.


Passed
day of


the Legislative Council this
1959.


Clerk of the Council.






OBJECTS AND REASONS.

At present the official emoluments received by
the Governor of the Leeward Islands aire exempt
from income tax. As from the 1st January, 1960,
there will be no Governor in and for the Leeward
Islands and it has been decided that the official
emoluments received by the Ad.ministrator should,
from that date, be exempt from income tax.
2. This Bill seeks to give effect to the said
decision.

W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.

Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antigua.
5th December, 1959.







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No. of 1959 Adminii/tra or's (Salary and
duty allowance)



















ANTIGUA.

No. of 1959.

BILL FOR

An Ordinance to regulate the salary and duty al-
lowance attached to the office of Administrator.
[1st January, 1960]

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Ad-
ministrator's (Salary and duty allowance) Ordi-
nance, 1959.

2. There shall be charged on the revenues
of the Colony and paid thereout to the holder of
the office of Administrator the salary and (save
where some other person is performing the func-
tions of his office under and by virtue of any of
the provisions of the Antigua Letters Patent,
1959) the duty allowance specified in the Schedule
to this Ordinance or such salary and allowance as
the Legislature of the Colony may by law provide
in substitution therefore:


ANI I CA,


Commence-
ment.


Short title.



Salary and
duty allow-
ance ot the
Adminis-
trator.







ANTIGUA. 2 Administrator's (Salary and No. of 1959.
duty allowance)

Provided that the salary of the Administrator
shall not be reduced during his continuance in
office.
Con menc. 8. This Ordinance shall come into operation
ment. on the first day of January, 1960.


President.

Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1959.


Clerk of the Council.

SCHEDULE.

Salary and allowance of the Administrator.
1. Salary 12000 dollars per annum.
2. Duty allowance 3000 dollars per annum.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


This Bill seeks to make such provisions as are necessary to
enable the Administrator's salary and duty allowance to be
statutorily charged on the revenue of the Colony.
W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.

Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antigua.
3rd December, 1959.





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No. of 1959. Interpretation and General
Clauses Ac! (Amendment).





















ANTIGUA.


No.


Of 1959.


BILL FOR

An Ordinance to amend further the Interpreta-
tion and General Clauses Act, 1955.

[lst January, 1960]

ENACTED by the Legislature of the
Colony of Antigua.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the
Interpretation and General Clauses Act (Amend-
ment) Ordinance, 1959, and shall be read as one
with the Interpretation and General Clauses Act,
1955, as amended, hereinafter called the Princi-
pal Act.

2. Subsection (1) of section 2 of the
Principal Act is hereby amended as follows:-

(i) by substituting the following defi-
nition for the definition of the
expression Administrator "-


ANTIGUA.


Commonce-
ment.



Short title.
Acts 12/1955,
3/1956.
S.R. & 0.
1956/22
Ordinance
22/1956


Amendment
of section 2
of the Prinoi-
pal Act.







Senior Law Oficer (Powers)


ANTIGUA.

No. of 1959.
BILL FOR
An Ordinance relating to the Powers of the Senior
Law Officer of the Colony with respect to
prosecutions.
[1st January, 1960] onmmence-
ENACTED by the Legislature of -the
Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Senior Short title.
Law Officer (Powers) Ordinance, 1959.
2. In this Ordinance the expression "the Interpreta-
Senior Law Officer means the Senior Law Officer tion.
(by whatever name called) of the Colony.
3. (1) The Senior Law Officer shall have e'"or Rf
Senior Law
power, in any case in which he considers it officer.
desirable so to do-
(a) to institute and undertake criminal
proceedings against any person before any
civil court constituted for the Colony in
respect of any offence against any law in force
in the Colony alleged to have been committed
by that person;


No. of 1959.


ANTIGUA.







Senior Law, Offcer (Powers)


(b) to take over and continue any crimi-
nal proceeding's as aforesaid that have been
instituted or undertaken by any other person
or authority ; and
(c) to discontinue at any stage before
judgment is delivered any criminal proceedings
as aforesaid instituted or undertaken by himself
or any other person or authority.
(2) The powers of the Senior Law Officer
under the last foregoing subsection may be
exercised by him in person or by officers subordi-
nate to him acting under and in accordance with
his general or special instructions.

(3) The powers conferred upon the Senior
Law Officer by paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-
section (1) of this section shall be vested in him
to the exclusion of any other person:

Provided that where any other person or
authority has instituted criminal proceedings,
nothing in this subsection shall prevent the with-
drawal of those proceedings by or at the instance
of that person or authority at any stage before the
person against whom the proceedings have been
instituted has been charged before the court.

(4) For the purposes of this section, any
appeal from any determination in any criminal
proceedings before any court, or any case stated or
question of law reserved for the purpose of any
such proceediniil,, to any other court constituted
for the Colony or the Federation of The West
Indies or to the Judicial Commniittee of Hter Majesty's
Privy Council shall be deemed to be part of those
proceedings.
(5) For the avoidance of-doubt it is hereby
declared that nothing in this section shall be
construed as applying to any power in relation to
criminal proceeding', vested in any person by or
under the Consitu tion of The West Indies or
applvyin.: to i.nv crin'iiail proceedings instituted or
conduct, d by such a person by virtue of any power
so vested.


ANSTTG:UA. 2


No. of 1959.







No. of 959. Senior Law Ofice'r (Powers)


(6) In the exercise of the powers conferred
upon him by this section and section 30 of the Anti-
gua Constitution and Elections Ordinance, 1951, 10oI/1i.
the Senior Law Officer shall not be subject to the
direction or control of any other person or authority.
(7) There shall be charged on the revenues
of the Colony and paid thereout to the Senior Law
Officer such salary as may from time to time be
prescribed by any law in force in the Colony:
Provided that the salary of the Senior Law
Officer shall not be reduced during his continuance
in office.
4. This Ordinance shall come in operation on comnmnoe-
the first day of January, 1960. ment.


President.
Passed the Legislative Council this day of
1959.


Clerk of the Council.



OBJECTS AND REASONS.

It is deemed desirable that Legislative effect should be
given to the powers of the Senior Law Officer with respect to
prosecutions and that his salary should be statutorily charged
on the revenue and this Bill seeks to make such provisions as
are necessary for the said purposes.
W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.
Attorney General Chambers,
St. John's,
An igua.
3rd December, 1959.

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Finance and Audit


ANTIGUA

No. of 1959.
BILL FOR
An Ordinance relating to Public Finance, the
audit of public accounts and the Senior
Audit Officer,
[1st January, 19601 Commence-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the
Colony of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Finance and Audit Ordinance, 1959.
2. In this Ordinance Interpreta-
tion.
"financial year means the twelve months
ending on the thirty-first day of
December in any year or on such other
date as may from time to time be
prescribed by any law enacted by the
Legislature of the Colony;
"statutory expenditure" means expendi-
ture charged on the revenues or public
funds of the Colony by any provision
of this Ordinance or of any other law
for the time being in force in the
Colony.


ANTIGUA.


No. of 1959.









Estimates. 3. (1) The Minister responsible for
finance shall, before the end of each financial
year, cause to be prepared annual estimates of
revenue and expenditure for public services
during the succeeding financial year, which
shall be laid before the Legislative Council.
(2) The estimates of expenditure shall show
separately the sum required to meet statutory
expenditure and the sums required to meet
other expenditure.
Authorization 4. (1) The Minister responsible for finance
and mexetin shall, in respect of each financial year, at the
of expendi- *
ture. earliest convenient moment, introduce in the
Legislative Council an appropriation Bill con-
taining, under appropriate heads, for the several
services required, the estimated aggregate sums
which are proposed to be expended (otherwise
than by way of statutory expenditure) during
that financial year.
(2) Whenever-
(a) any expenditure is incurred or is
likely to he incurred in any financial year
upon any service which is in excess of the
sum provided for that service by the
appropriate law relating to that year;.
(b) any expenditure (other than statu-
toryexpenditure) is incurred or is likely to
be incurred in any financial year upon any
service not provided by the appropriation
law relating to 'that year,
a supplementary appropriation Bill, which shall
contain that expenditure under appropriate
heads, shall be introduced iu the Legislative
Council.
(3) No moneys shall be withdrawn from
the public funds of the Colony except upon the
authority of a wvarrant under the hands of the
Administrator or the Minister responsible for
finance.
(4) No such warrant shall be issued for the
purpose of ineeting iany expenditure other than
statutory expenditure unless that expenditure
has been authorised by an appropriation law for


Finance and Audit


NTo. of 19,59.


ANTIGITA.2









the financial year during which the tvithdrawal
is to take place or except in accordance with the
provisions of any law enacted by the Legislature
of the Colony making moneys available in
advance of appropriation for the purpose of
meeting unforeseen expenditure or for the pur-
pose of covering any period not exceeding four
months between the end of a financial year and
the coming into force of the law authorising the
appropriation for the next following year.
5. The public debt of the Colony, includ- Public debt.
ing the interest thereon, sinking fund payments
in respect of that debt and the costs, charges and
expenses incidental to the management of that
debt, is hereby charged on the revenues of the
Colony.
6. (1) Tlle accounts of all departments of Audit of ac-
the Government of the Colony, the Public Ser- ,","pad
vice Commission, the subordinate courts of the Auditor.
Colony and all other offices and authorities of
the Colony shall be audited annually by the
senior audit officer (by whatever name called) of
the Colony, who with his deputies, shall at all
times be entitled to have access to all books,
records and returns relating to-those accounts,
and the senior audit officer shall make annual
reports to the Administrator concerning the
audit of those accounts which the Administrator
shall cause to be laid before the Legislative
Council.
i
(2) In the'xercise of his functions under
this section the senior audit officer shall not be
subject to the direction or control of any other
person or authority except the Director-General
of the Overseas Audit Service.
(3) There shall be charged on the revenues
of the Colony and paid thereout to the senior
audit officer such salary as imay from time to
time be prescribed by any law enacted by the
Legislature of the Colony:
Provided that the salary of the senior audit
officer shall not be reduced during his continu-
ance in office.


No. of 1959.


3 ANTIGUDA.


Finance and Audit









Commence- 7. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment, tion on the first day of January, 1960.


President.

Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1959.


Clerk of the Council.








OBJECTS AND REASONS.


This Bill seeks to make such provisions as are deemed
necessary in relation to public finance, the audit of public
accounts and the Senior Audit Officer in the Colony in
consequence ef the constitutional changes which will be
effective as from the 1st January, 1960.


Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antigua,
3rd December, 1959.


W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.


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No. of 1959. Public Service Commnuission.


ANTIGUA

No. of 1959.
BILL FOR
An Ordinance relating to the Public Service
Commission.
[1st January, 1960] CommencA.
ment,
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1959.
2. In this Ordinance- Interpreta-
tion.
the Judicial and Legal Service Com-
mission" means the Judicial and
Legil Service Commission establish-
ed by the Leeward Islands and
Windward Islands (Courts) Order
in Council, 1959;
the Police Service Commission means
the Police Service Commission es-
tablished by the Leeward Islands
and Windward Islands (Police Ser-
vice Commission) Order in Council,
1959.


ANTIGUA.







ANTIGUA. 2 Public Service Commission.


(2) For the purposes of this Ordinance,
public office does not include office as a member
of any board, panel, committee or other similar
body (whether incorporated or not) established by
any law for the time being in force in the Colony.
Public 3. (1) There shall be in and for the Colony
Comssyon. a Public Service Commission (hereinafter referred
to as the Commission) which shall consist of a
Chairm a and such number of other members, not
being less than two nor more than four, as the
Administrator acting in his discretion, may from
time to time decide.
(2) The members of the Commission shall be
appointed by the Administrator, acting after
consultation with the Chief Minister, by instrument
under the public seal.
(3) No person shall be qualified to be
appointed as a member of the Commission if he
holds or is acting in any public office other than
the office of member of the Judicial and Legal
Service Commission or member of the Police
Service Commission.
(4) The office of a member of the Commission
shall become vacant-
(a) at the expiration of five years from
the date of his appointment or such earlier
time as may be specified in the instrument by
which he was appointed;
(b) if he resigns his office by writing
under his hand addressed to the Administra-
tor;
(c) if he is appointed to or to act in any
public office other than the office of member
of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission
or of the Police Service Commission; or

(d) if the Administrator, acting in his
discretion, directs that he shall be removed
from office for inability to discharge the
functions thereof (whether arising from in-
firmity of body or mind or any other cause)
or for misbehaviour.


No. of 1959.







Public Service Commission.


(5) If the office of a member of the Commis-
sion is vacant or a member is for any reason
unable to perform the functions of his office, the
Administrator, acting after consultation with the
Chief Minister, may appoint a person who is
qualified for appointment as a member of the
Commission to act as a member of the Commission,
and any person so appointed shall, subject to the
provisions of the preceding subsection, continue to
act until be is notified by the Administrator, acting
in his discretion, that the circumstances giving rise
to the appointment have ceased to exist.
(6) There shall be charged on the revenues
of the Colony and paid thereout to the members of
the Con\,mission such salary as may be prescribed
by any law for the time being in force in the
Colony:
Provided that the salary of a member of the
Commission shall not be reduced during his con-
tinuance in office.
4. Save as otherwise provided by this Ordi- Appointment
etc. of public
nance, power to make appointmentss to public officers.
offices and to dismiss and to exercise disciplinary
control over persons holding or acting in any such
offices is hereby vested in the Administrator acting
after consultation with the Commission:
Provided that-
(a) before making an appointment to the
offce of any Permanent Secretary of a Minis-
try or Head or Deputy Head of a Department
of Government on transfer from another such
office carrying the same salary the Adminis-
trator shall also consult the Chief Minister;
and
(b) before exercising any power conferred
by this section in relation to the office of the
senior audit officer (by whatever name called)
of the Colony, the Administrator shall also
consult the Director-General of the Overseas
Audit Service.
5. (1) The Administrator, acting after con- Dlegationof
Administra-
sultation with the Commission, may, by instrument tor's powers.
under the public seal, direct that, subject to such
conditions as may be specified in that instrument,


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3 ANTIGUA.







ANTiUUA. 4 Public Service Commission.


power to make appointments to such offices, being
offices to which this section applies, as may be
specified in that instrument and power to dismiss
apd power to exercise disciplinary control over
persons holding or acting in those offices, or any
of those powers, shall (without prejudice to the
exercise of such powers by the Administrator act-
ing after consultation with the Commission) be
exercisable by such one or more miembnrs ;of the
Commission or by such other authority or public
officer as may be so specified.
(2) The offices to which this section applies
are offices in respect of which-
(a) the Admini.strator has power to
make appointments under the last foregoing
section; and
(b) the maximum annual emoluments
attaching to the office do not for the time
being exceed two .thousand four hundred'
dollars.
(3) The emoluments referred to in the last
foregoing subsection include in relation t) any
office only such classes of emoluments as would be
taken into account, if the holder of the office were
eligible for a pension in respect of his service in
the office, in the computation of that pension under
-the law governing the grant of that pension.
R.guiations 6.- Subject to the provisions of this Ordi-
regarding
Public Service nance, the Administrator, acting after consultation
Commission. with the Commission, may make regulations for
giving effect to the three last foregoing sections
and, without prejudice to the generality of the
foregoing power, may by such regulations provide
for any ot the following matters that is to say-
(a) the organisation of the work of the.
Commission and the manner in which it shall
perform its functions;
(b) consultation by the Commission with
persons or authorities, other than members of
the Commission;
(c) the appointment, tenure of office and
terms of service of staff to assist the Commis.
6iou in the performance of its functions.


No. of 1959.







Public Service Commission.


7. (1) When the Administrator is directed
by this Ordinance to exercise any function after
consultation with any person or authority he-shall
not be obliged to exercise that function in accord-
ance with the advice of that person or authority.

(2) When the Administrator is directed by
this Ordinance to exercise any function after
consultation with any person or authority, the
question whether he has so exercised that function
shall not be enquired into in any court.

(3) The Administrator shall not be obliged
to obtain the advice of the Executive Council of
the Colony in relation to the exercise of any
function conferred upon him by this Ordinance
which is expressed to be exercisable by him in
his discretion.

8. Except with the consent of the Admin-
istrator signified in writing, no person shall in
any legal proceedings produce or be permitted
to give secondary evidence as to the contents or
nature of any letter, statement, report or other
document or any oral information addressed,
made or given-

(a) to the Commission by or on behalf
of the Administrator or the Head of any
Government Department for the purpose of
enabling the Commission to discharge any
of their duties under this Ordinance; or

(b) by the Commission to the Adminis-
trator or the Head of any Government
Department in relation to any matter con-
cerning or arising out of the duties of the
S Commission.

9. The Chairman and any other member
of the Connnission shall have such and the like
protection and privileges in case of any action or
suit brought against him for any act done or
omitted to be done or words spoken in the exe-
cution of his duty as is by law given to any
Judge of the Supreme Court in the exercise of
his judicial office.


ANTIGUA.
Exercise of
Administra-
tor's func-
tions.


Reports and
statements
or other corn
munications
of the Com-
mission to be
privileged.


Protection of
members from
legal pro-
ceedings.


No. of 1959.


5







ANTIGUA. 6 1 Public Service Commission.


Improper 10. Any person who otherwise than in the
influence. course of his duty directly or indirectly by him-
self o.r by any other person in any manner what-
soever influences or attempts to influence any
decision of the Commission or of the Chairman
or of any other member of the Commission shall
be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance
and upon summary conviction shall be liable to
a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months:
Provided that nothing in this section shall
prohibit any person who may properly do so,
from giving a certificate or testimonial to any
applicant or candidate for afIy public office or
from supplying any information or assistance
upon formal request by the Commission.
Wilfully sup- 11. Any person who, in connection with
plying false
inf ,rfaion any matter upon which the Administrator is
to Colu,is- empowered to act after consultation with the
on. Commission, wilfully gives to the Commission
or to any member thereof or to any person or
authority (other than the Commission or any
member thereof) with whom the Commission
may lawfully consult, any information which is
false by reason of the falsity of, or by reason of
the omission of, a material particular, shall be
guilty of an offence against this Ordinance and
upon summary conviction be liable to imprison-
ment for a term not exceeding six months or to
a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.
Repeal. 12. The Public Service Commission Ordi-
11,-. unance, 1955, is her:ehy repealed.

Coinmnce- 13. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
nent. tion on the first day of January, 1960.


President.

Passed the Legislative Council this
day of 1959.


Clerk of the Council.


No. of 1959.









Public Service Comnmission


S OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The object of this Bill is to revise the law
of the Colony relating to the Public Service
Commission in consequence of the constitutional
changes which will be effective as from the 1st
January, 1960.
W. E. JACOBS,
Attorney General.

Attorney General's Chambers,
St. John's,
Antigua.
3rd December, 1959.




























Printed at the Government Printing Office. Antigua, Leeward Islands.
by EAUL PIGOTT, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1959.


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Price 17 cents


- --12.59







Income Tax (4 mendmsnt No. 2)


[L.S.] 3 i y It 960 1
I ASSENT, i ~
A. T. WILLIAMS, Y
Governor.
25th November, 1959.








ANTIGUA.

No. 15 of 1959.

An Ordinance to amend further the Income Tax
Ordinance, 1957.
[25th November, 1959.] Commenoe-
ment.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) Ordinance, 131957
1959, and shall be read as one with the Income
Tax Ordinance, 1957, as amended, hereinafter lo01959
called the Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 58 of the Principal Ordinance is Amoendent
of section 58
hereby amended as follows:- of the Princi.
pal Ordinance.
(a) by substituting the following for
subsection (1)-
"(1) After completing his sasess-
ments the Commissioner shall prepare or
cause to be prepared a register of per-
t sons liable to pay tax and shall certify
the same. "; and

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No. 15 of 1959.


ANTIGUA.







ANIIGUA. 2 Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) No. 15 of 1959.
(b) by substituting the word "register"
for the word lists where that word occurs
on the first occasion in subsection (2).
Amendment 3. Section 60 of the Principal Ordinance is
of ection ci- hereby amended by substituting the word
pal Ordinance. Crown for the word crown "

Amendment 4. Section 62 of the Principal Ordinance is
of the Princi- hereby amended as follows:-
pal Ordinance.
(a) by substituting subsections (2),
(5) and (8) for subsections (2), (5), (6),
(S) and (12) occurring in subsection (2);
(b) by inserting immediately after sub-
section (2) the following new subsections
numbered 2A and 2B respectively-
"( 2A) If the Board is satisfied
that the appellant is overcharged it may
reduce the amount of assessment by the
amount of the overcharge, and if it is
satisfied that the. appellant is under-
charged it may increase the amount of
the assessment by the amount of the
undercharge.
(2B) Nothwithstanding anything
contained in subsection (2) of section
65, if the Board is satisfied that tax
in accordance with its decision upon the
appeal may not be recovered, the Board
may require the appellant forthwith to
furnish such security for payment of the
tax, if any, which may become payable
by the appellant as may seem to the
Board to be proper. If such security is
not given the tax assessed shall become
payable forthwith and shall be recover-
able forthwith by suit by the Collector
in his official name as well as in manner
provided by section 67. "; and

(c) by substituting the following for
subsection (4)-
(4) Any person who is aggrieved
by a decision of the Board may appeal to







No. 15 of 1959. Income Tax (Amendment No. 2)


n Judge under the provisions of this
Ordinance. "

-5. Section 64 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
of section 64
hereby amended as follows:- of the Prinoi-
pal Ordinnnco.
(a) by substituting the words Any
person who is aggrieved by a decision of the
Board may appeal to a Judge upon giving
notice in writing to the respondent within
fifteen days from the date of the decision of
the Board" for the words Any person
who" and all the words and figures following
thereafter down to and including the words
to amend the assessment as desired occur-
ring in subsection (1);
(b) by substituting the word "respond-
ent for the word Commissioner occurr-
ing in subsection (4);

(c) by substituting the following for
subsection (6)-
(6) If the Judge is satisfied that
the assessment is excessive he may
reduce the amount of the assessment by
the amount of the overcharge, and if he
is satisfied that the assessment is under-
charged he may increase the amount of
the assessment by the amount of the
undercharge. ";
(d) by substituting the words either
party to the appeal" for the words "the
appellant or the Commiesioner occurring in
subsection (10); and

(e) by substituting the words the per-
son liable to pay such tax forthwith to furnish
such security for payment of the tax, if any,
which may become payable by such person "
for the words the appellant forthwith to
furnish such security for payment of the tax,
if any, which may become payable by the
appellant occurring in subsection (12).







Income Tax (Amendment No. 2) No. 15 of 1959.


Substitution 6. For section 66 of the Principal Ordin-
of section 66
of the Prinoi- dance the following shall be substituted:-
pal Ordinanoe.
"Penalty for 66. If any tax is not paid on or
non-payment t
of tax and before the prescribed date or in
enforcement cases where notice of an objection or
of payment. an appeal has been given, within thirty
days from the day on which the
objection or appeal was determined, a
sum equal to five per centum of the
amount of the tax payable shall be
added thereto, together with simple
interest calculated at the rate of five
per centum per annum on any tax due
and owing on or after the first day of
January, 1960, and remaining unpaid
after the expiration of twelve months
from the prescribed date, and the
provisions of this Ordinance relating
to the collection and recovery of tax
shall apply to the collection and
recovery of such sum. "


I. G. TURBOTT,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 29th day
of October, 1959.


E. T. HENRY,
Acting Clerk of the Council.










Printed at the Government Printing Office, Autigua, Leeward Islands,
by EARL PIGOTT, Government Printer,-By Authority.
1959.


[Ptice 11 0ents.]


ANTIGUA. 4


A 47/12--550--12.59.







NO 16 .of 1959, Currency. ANTIGUA,







[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
A. T. WILLIAMS,
Governor.
25th November, 1959.








ANTIGUA.

No. 16 of 1959.
An Ordinance to revise the law relating to cur-
rency and to implement an Agreement to
provide for a uniform currency in the Eastern
Group of the British Caribbean Territories.
[BY PROCLAMATION] Commence-
mpnt.
ENACTED by the Legislature of the Colony
of Antigua.
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Cur- Short Title.
rency Ordinance, 1959.
2. In this Ordinance- Interpreta-
tion.
Agreement" means the Agreement set
out in the First Schedule to this
Ordinance;
Board means the Board of Commis-
sioners established in accordance
with the terms of the Agreement;
"coin" means any coin provided, issued
or re-issued under the provisions of
this Ordinance;









"Currency Fund" means the Currency
Fund established in accordance with
Article 3 of the Agreement;
"currency note" means any note provi-
ded, issued, deemed to have been
issued, or re-issued under the pro-
visions of this Ordinance;
Income Account" means the Currency
Fund Income Account opened and
maintained in accordance with Arti-
cle 4 of the Agreement.
Agreement to 3. The provisions of the Agreement made
have the forod between the Governments of the Colonies of-
of law.
First Sched- (a) Barbados;
ale.
(b) British Guiana;
(c) Trinidad and Tobago;
(d) Antigua, Saint Christopher Nevis
and Anguilla, and Montserrat, com-
prising for the purposes of this Or-
dinance the Leeward Islands;
(e) Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia
and Dominica comprising the Wind-
ward Islands,
shall have the force of law as if enacted in this
Ordinance and as if they had effect from the first
day of July, 1956.
Board to have 4. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance
mole right to
isse and re- the Board shall, subject to the provisions of this
issue Ordinance, have the sole right, power and authori-
ad coin int ty to provide, issue and re-issue currency notes in
the Colony. the Colony.

(2) Currency Notes of the Government of
Jamaica issued from time to time under the provi-
sions of the Currency Notes Law of the Colony of
Jamaica and being, at the time of tender, legal ten-
der in Jamaica (hereinafter referred to as "Jamaica
notes") shall be deemed for the purposes of this
Ordinance to have been issued under this Ordi-
nance.


ANTIGUA. 2


Currency.


No. 16 of 1959.









(3) In so far as it relates to coin, the Board
shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance,
have the sole right, power and authority to provide,
issue and re-issue coin in the Colony.

5. (1) Currency notes issued under subsec- Isueand
tion (1) of section 4 of this Ordinance shall be of f" orfour-
the denominations specified in the Agreement and and coin,
be of such form and design and printed from such
plates and on such paper and be authenticated in
such manner as may from time to time be approve.
ed by the Secretary of State.
(2) The plates shall be prepared and kept
and the notes printed, authenticated, issued and
cancelled in the manner and in accordance with
conditions prescribed by Regulations made under
section 13 of this Ordinance for the purpose of
preventing fraud and improper use.

(3) Coin issued under this Ordinance shall
be of the denominations and weight and be made of
such metal or metals as are specified in the Second Second Sched-
Schedule to this Ordinance as amended from time ule.
to time under the provisions of subsection (4) of
this section and be of such form and design as may
be prescribed.
(4) The Governor in Council may, after
consultation with the Board and with the approval
of the Secretary of State, make Regulations amend-
ing the Second Schedule to this Ordinance.
6. (1) Currency notes-shall be legal tender Legaltender,
in the Colony for the payment of any amount:

Provided that for the purposes of this Ordi-
nance the value of Jamaica notes shall be calculated
at the rate of one pound for four dollars and
eighty cents.
(2) Coin shall, if the coins have not been
illegally dealt with, be legal tender to an amount
not exceeding in the case of coins of a denomina-
tion of not less than twenty-five cents, ten dollars,
and in the case of coins of a lower denomination,
two dollars.


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(3) For the purposes of this Ordinance, a
coin shall be deemed to have been illegally dealt
with where the coin has been impaired, diminished,
or lightened otherwise than by fair wear and tear,
or has been defaced by having any name, word,
device or number stamped or engraved thereon,
whether the coin has or has not been thereby
diminished or lightened.

conversion bf 7. (1) The Board shall issue on demand
Od oin into to any person desiring to receive currency notes in
sterling and the Colony, currency notes to the equivalent value
vioe versa. (at the rate of one dollar for four shillings and two
pence) of sums in sterling lodged with the Crown
Agents in London by the said person, and shall
pay on demand through the Crown Agents to any
person desiring to receive sterling in London the
equivalent value calculated as aforesaid of currency
notes lodged with the Board in the Colony by the
said person:

Provided that-
(a) no person shall be entitled to lodge
with the Crown Agents or the Board
as the case may be less than such
minimum sum as may from time to
time be prescribed for the purpose of
obtaining currency notes or sterling
as the case may be; and

(b) the Board shall be entitled to charge
and levy from any person obtaining
currency notes or sterling commis-
sion at such rate or rates as the
Board may think fit not exceeding
three-quarters per centum and in ad-
dition the cost of any telegrams sent
by the Board or by the Crown
Agents in connection with any'trans-
fer as above described.

(2) The Board may, at its option, issue and
receive coin in the same manner and subject to the
same conditions as are prescribed in subsection (1)
of this section for the issue and receipt of currency
notes.


ANTIGUA. 4


Currency.


No. 16 of 1959.






No. 16 of 1959.


8. The Board in its discretion may issue
currency notes to the equivalent market value of
securities of or guaranteed by any of the participat-
ing Governments lodged with the Board at its
headquarters at Trinidad as part of such a transac-
tion as is permitted by proviso (a) of paragraph
(4) of Article 3 of the Agreement.

9. Any sum which is required to meet any
deficiency in the Currency Fund or the Income
Account and which the Colony is liable to make
good under the terms of the Agreement shall forth-
with on the demand of the Board be issued under
the warrant of the Governor out of the general
revenue.
10. The Governor may, after consultation
with the Board,' by proclamation issued with the
approval of the Secretary of State declare that
any currency notes or coin shall cease to be legal
tender and provide for any matters incidental to the
calling in and demonetization of such notes or coin,
and any such proclamation shall have effect as from
the date thereof or from such later date as may be
specified:
Provided that the holders of any such notes
or coin shall be entitled at any time after they have
ceased to be legal tender to claim payment of the
face value thereof from the Board.

11. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance,
no persons shall draw, accept, make or issue any
bill of exchange, promissory note or engagement for
the payment of money payable to bearer on demand
or borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums of
money on any bill of exchange, promissory note or
engagement for the payment of money payable
only to bearer on demand of any such person:

Provided that-
(a) cheques or drafts payable to bearer
on demand may be drawn on bank-
ers or agents by their customers or
constituents in respect of moneys in
the hands of these bankers or agents
held by them at the disposal of the
person drawing such cheques or
drafts; and


Board may
issun currency
notes to vuluo
of securities
of part ici-
pating Gov-
ernments held
Sby it.


Meeting of
deficiencies in
Currency
Fund or In-
come Account.



Demonetiza-
tion of cur-
rency notes
and coin.












Bills and
notes payable
to bearer on
demand.


Currency.


5 NTIGVta.






ANTIGUA. C currency. No. 16 of 1959.

(b) bank notes issued before the com-
mencement of this Ordinance by
banks duly authorized by law so to
do shall be exempt from the opera-
tion of this section.
(2) Any person contravening the provisions
of this section shall, notwithstanding anything to
the contrary in any other law, be liable on sum-
mary conviction to a fine not exceeding two hun-
dred and fifty dollars or to a fine equal to twice the
amount of the bill, note or engagement in respect
whereof the offence is committed whichever is the
greater notwithstanding that the amount of such
fine may be in excess of the ordinary jurisdiction
of a magistrate's court.
(3) A prosecution under this section shall
not be instituted except by the Board or by an
agent duly authorised by the Board in writing.

Currency note 12. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby
under this declared that a currency note under this Ordinance
Ordinance s within the meaning of the expression currency
14/1954 note" in the Forgery Act, 1954.
Regulations. 13. The Governor in Council may, after con-
sultation with the Board and with the approval of
the Secretary of State, make Regulations-
(a) prescribing anything which by this
Ordinance is to be prescribed; and
(b) generally for the better carrying into
effect of the provisions of this Ordi-
nance.
Imitation of 14. If any person makes or causes to be
ourreaoy made or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or utters
any document purporting to be or in any way
resembling or so nearly resembling as to be calcula-
ted to deceive, any currency note or any part there-
of, he shall be liable on summary conviction in
respect of each ch uh document to a fine not exceed-
ing twenty-four dollars and the court shall order
the document in respect of which the offence was
committed and any copies of that document and,
any plates, blocks, dies, or other instruments used
for or capable of being used for printing or repro-








during any such document, which are in the pos-
session of such offender, to be delivered to the
Board or to any person authorised.by the Board to
receive them.

15. If any person without lawful authority Mutilating or
or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on the person defacin our-
prency notes.
accused) mutilates, cuts, tears or perforates with
holes any currency note or in any way defaces a
currency note whether by writing, printing,
drawing or stamping thereon, or by attaching
or affixing thereto anything in the nature or form
of an advertisement, he shall on summary convic-
tion be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-four
dollars.
16. The Currency Act, 1950, as amended, is Repeal.
hereby repealed: 416
20/1955
Provided that Regulations made under the
said Act in force at the (late of the commencement
of this Ordinance shall, until amended or revoked
by Regulations made under this Ordinance, remain
good and valid as if made under this Ordinance:

Provided further that references in the Regu-
lations made under the said Act to sections of that
Act shall be construed as references to the corres-
ponding sections of this Ordinance.

17. This Ordinance shall come into operation Commence-
on such date as the Governor shall by proclamation ment.
published in the Gazette appoint.


I. G. TURBOTT,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 29th day
of October, 1959.

E. T. HENRY,
Acting Clerk of the Council.


Currency.


7 ANTIGUA.


No. 16 of 1959.








FIRST SCHEDULE.

AN AGREEMENT made the 28th day of
January, 1958 BETWEEN (i) HIS EXCEL-
LENCY SIR ROBERT DUNCAN HARRIS
ARUNDELL, K. C. M. G., O. B. E., Governor
and Commander in Chief of the Colony of Barba-
dos acting herein and for the purposes hereof for
and on behalf of the Government of the said Colo-
ny (ii) HIS EXCELLENCE SIR PATRICK
MUIR RENISON, K. C. M. G., Governor and
Commander in Chief of the Colony of British
Guiana acting herein and for the purposes hereof
for and on behalf of the Government of the said
Co o n y (iii) HIS EXCELLENCY SIR
EDWARD BETHAM BEETHAM, K. C. M. G.,
C. V. O., O. B. E., Governor and Commander in
Chief of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago acting
herein and for the purposes hereof for and on be-
half of the Government of the said Colony (iv)
HIS EXCELLENCY SIR ALEXANDER
THOMAS WILLIAMS, K.C.M.G., Governor and
Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands acting
herein and for the purposes hereof for and on be-
half of the Governments of the Colonies of Anti-
gua, Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla, and
ontserrat (comprising for the purposes of this
Agreement the Leeward Islands) (v) HIS EX-
CELLENCY SIR COLVILLE MONTGOM-
ERY DEVERELL, K. C. M. G., Governor and
Commander in Chief of the Windward Islands act-
ing herein and for the purposes hereof for and on
behalf of the Governments of the Colonies of Gren-
ada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia and Dominica.
WHEREAS it is desired to constitute a
Board of Commissioners to provide for and control
the supply of currency to the territories adminis-
tered by the Governments participating in this
Agreement:
It is hereby agreed as follows:-
Constitution 1. (1) There shall be constituted a Board of
of Board of Commissioners of C n r r e n c v to be styled the
.omrinion- "Board of Commissioners of Currency, British
rency. Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group)" (hereinafter
referred to as "The Board") which shall consist of


ANTIG LTA.8


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No. 16 of 1059.






No. 16 of 1959.


five members to be appointed by the Secretary of
State, the Governors of Barbados, British Guiana,
Trinidad and Tobago, the Leeward Islands and the
Windward Islands, each having the right to nomi-
nate one such member to represent his respective
territory:
Provided that the members of the Board of
Commissioners of Currency appointed under the
Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the First
Agreement) made between the Governments of the
Colonies of Barbados, British Guiana, Trinidad and
Tobago, the Leeward Islands, and the Colonies of
Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica,
comprising the Windward Islands, set out in the
Schedu'e to the Currency Statutes enacted in the
year 1950 in each of the said Colonies and holding
office as such at the commencement of this Agree-
ment shall, subject to the provisions of this Agree-
ment continue to function as the Board for the
remainder of the terms for which they were respec-
tively appointed.
(2) The Board shall elect one of its number
to be Chairman: Provided that the Chairman
elected under the First Agreement and holding
office at the commencement of this Agreement
shall, subject to the provisions of this Agreement,
continue to function as the Chairman for the
remainder of the term for which he was appointed.
(3) The term of office of the members and
the Chairman shall be three years, sobject'to their
continuing resident within the territory they re-
spectively represent. Subject to the foregoing
conditions each member shall be'eligible for re-ap-
pointment.
(4) In addition to the five members appoint-
ed under paragraph (1) of this Article there shall
be an Executive Officer of the Board of which he
shall be a member with the title of. "Executive
Commissioner" and the right to vote. The Exe-
cutive Commissioner shall be appointed by the
Secretary of State: Provided that the Executive
Commissioner appointed under the First Agree-
ment shall be deemed to have been appointed under
.this A\grekment. The Executive Commissioner


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9ANTIM~tk.








shall be responsible, subject to the direction of the
Board, for all executive matters connected with the
procurement, issue, retirement, distribution and
holding of the Board's notes and coin.
(5) The Chairman and members of the
Board shall he paid such remuneration and allow-
ances as may from time to time be determined- by
the Secretary of State.
(6) Any duty devolving and any power con-
ferred on the Board may be discharged or exercised
by any three imembe-s, and, in the absence of the
Chairman elected under paragraph (2) of this
Article, members may for the purpose of any
particularr meeting elect a Chairman ad hoc. The
Chairman shall have an original and a casting vote.
(7) The Board shall establish its headquar-
ters at Trinidad and offices at such other places as
may be required and may employ such. agents,
officers and persons as may be required: Provided
that any such agents, officers, and persons in the
employment of the Board at the commencement of
this Agreement shall, subject to the terms of such
employment, be deemed to have been employed
under this Agreement.
(8) If any member of the Board is for the
time being unable to act, tthe Governor by whom he
has been nominated may appoint a fit person to act
in his place during such inability.
(9) Tlh Board and its officers and servants
shall he deemed to be public servants for the pur-
pose of the criniiial law in. force in the territories
of the participating Governments.
oardtohiav 2. (1) The Board shall have the sole right
ol right to to issue currency notes and coin in the territories
urrenoy. admir,istered by the participating Government who
shall not is.ue iany such notes or coin nor authorise
such issue by other persons.
(2) The Board shall assume all the liabilities,
obligations and responsibilities of the Board ap-
pointed under the First Agreement including those
of the currency authorities of Barbados, British
Guiana and Trinidad .nd Tobago with respect to the


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No. 16 of 1959.


Government currency notes which had been issued
and were in circulation on the first day of August,
1951, the said currency authorities having trans-
ferred to the Board appointed under the First
Agreement sterling in London or investments out
of the existing respective Note Security Funds to
an aggregate market value agreed by the Board to
be the equivalent of the amount of note liability so
assumed by the Board.
(3) Tile participating Govei-nments as and
when circumstances permit shall demonetize and
procure tlie withdrawal and appropriate disposal,
under arr:igements with Her Majesty's Govern-
ment in the United Kingdom, of the United King-
dom coin now in current circulation in the territo-
ries administered by them.
(4) The notes and coin to be issued by the
Board shall be in the following denominations:-
Notes. Coin.
100 dollars 50 cents
20 ,, 25
10 ,, 10

2 ,, 2 ,,
1 dollar 1 cent
2 ,
Provided that notes and coin of other denomi-
nations may be issued as required with the approv-
al of the Secretary of State; such notes and coin to
be in dollars at the rate of 100 cents for each dollar
of the value equivalent to four shillings and two
pence of sterling in London.
3. (1) The Board shall establish and main- Currenoy
tain a fund to be called The Currency Fund Fund.
(hereinafter referred to as The Fund ") which,
subject to the terms of proviso (a) to paragraph
(4) cf :hlis Aricle, shall be held in London by the
Crown Agenits for meeting the redemption of cur-
rency and shall not be applied for any other pur-
poses except as provided by this Agreement.
Provicde that The Currency Fund established
and maintained under the First Agreement shall be
deemed to have been established under this Agree-
Imrnt.


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No. 16 of 1959.


(2) The sterling in London or investments
transferred to the Board in accordance with para-
graph (2) of Arti-le 2 of this Agreement shall be
held for the account of the Fund which ha, been
credited with the amount thereof at the agreed
aggregate market value.
(3) There shall further be paid into the
Fund-
(a) all sterling received in exchange for
currency notes or coin;
(6) the proceeds of any transactions
under paragraph (6) of this Article,
less all expenses incurred iu con-
nection therewith.
(4) The Fund may be invested in sterling
securities of or guaranteed by the Government of
any part of Her Majesty's dominions or of any
territory under Her Majesty's protection or of any
territory administered by the Government of any
part of Her Majesty's dominions under the trustee-
ship system of the United Nations or such other
securities as the Crown Agents, with the approval
of the Secretary of State, may select:
Provided that-
(a) not more than an amount in dollars
equivalent (at.the rate of one dollar
for four shillings and two pence)
to two million five hundred
thousand pounds sterling, or such
other sum as the Governors of the
territories administered by the par-
ticipating Governments may with
the approval of the Secretary of
State from time to time jointly
prescribe, of the monies in the
Fund may at any time be inves-
ted in securities of or guaranteed
by the participating Governments,
such securities being in any case as
the Board may select and, if issued
in any of the territories adminis-
tered by any of the participating
Governments, to be held by the
Board at its headquarters in Trini-
dad; and


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(b) a proportion of the Fund shall be
held in London in liquid form and
such proportion may be determined
and varied from time to time with
the approval of the Secretary of
State by the Board.
(5) The liquid portion of the Fund may be
held in cash or on deposit at the Bank of England
or in Treasury Bills or may be lent out at call or
for short terms in such ways or invested in such
readily realisable securities as may be approved
.by the Secretary of State.
(6) Notwithstanding anything in the pre-
ceding paragraphs contained the Board may-
(a) use any coins held for the account
of the Fund for the purpose of
having them reminted and coined
into current coin;
(b) pay from the Fund the cost of the
purchase of metal to be minted
into current coin; and
(c) sell any coins held for the account
of the Fund provided that the pro-
ceeds of any such transactions less
all expenses incurred in connection
therewith shall be paid into the
Fund.
(7) The value of the Fund for any of the
purposes of this Agreement shall be the current'
realisable value of the whole of the assets held in
the Fund, investments of the Fund being valued.
at the current market price at the time of valua-
tion.
4. (1) The Board shall open and maintain Currency
an account to be called the Currency Fund Acoount."
Income Account (hereinafter referred to as the
" Income Account ") into which shall be paid all
dividends, interest or other revenue derived from
investments or from the employment in any other
manner of the moneys of the Fund and all com-
missions paid to the Board in connection with
the issue or redemption of currency notes or coin:


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No. 16 of 1959.


Provided that the Currency Fund Income
Account opened and maintained under the First
Agreement shall be deemed to have been opened
under this Agreement.
(2) There shall be charged upon the Income
Account-
(a) all the expenses other than the ex-
penses referred to in Article 3 of
this Agreement incurred by the
Board and by the Crown Agents il
the preparation, transport, issue,
redemption and demonetization of
currency notes and coin and the
transaction of any business relating
thereto;
(b) any expenses incurred by the Board
for the protection of the currency
against counterfeiting or forgery
of coins or notes; and
(c) a sum equal to one per centum
of the value of the Fund at the end
of the year calculated in accordance
with paragraph (7) of Article 3 of
this Agreement which shall be paid
annually into the Fund.
Provided that the Board may with the ap-
proval of the Secretary of State direct that any
expenditure of an exceptional nature may be
charged upon the Fund and not upon the Income
Account.
(3) If on the last day in any year there is
a surplus in the Income Account it shall be paid
to the credit of an account to be called the
" British Caribbean Territories (Eastern (Group)
(Currency Surplus) Account" (hereinafter
referred to as the Surplus Account ") to be set
up as provided in Article 5 of this Agreement;
but if on the last day in any year there is a defi-
ciency in the Income Account it shall be met
according to the scale prescribed in paragraph
(2) of Article 5 of this Agreement from any sums
standing to the credit of the Go ver no n t
concerned in the Surplus Account or from money s


ANTIGUA. 14


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No. 16 of 1959.


to be appropriated and paid from the revenue of
the Governments. If any Government should
default on any payment due under this paragraph,
the amount in default may be recovered from
any subsequent payment due to that Government
out of the Surplus Account as provided in Article
5 of this Agreement.
Provided that-
(a) if on the last day in any year the
face value. of the currency notes
and current coin in circulation ex-
ceeds the value of the Fund
calculated in accordance with
paragraph (7) of Article 3 of this
Agreement there shall be paid into
the Fund the whole of the said
surplus in the Income Account or
such part thereof as shall make up
the monies of the Fund as aforesaid
to an amount equal to the face
value of the currency notes and
current coin in circulation; and
(b) if on the last day in any year the
value of the Fund so calculated
exceeds one hundred and ten per
centum of the face value of the cur-
rency notes and current coin in
circulation the Board may with the
sanction of the Seeretary of State
direct-
(i) that the whole or part of the excess
over one hundred and ten per
centum s h a 1 be transferred
from the Fund to the Income
Account; and
(ii) that the annual appropriation out
of the Income Account of the
one per centum aforesaid shall
be wholly or partially discon-
tinued for so long as it shall
appear that the necessity for
such annual appropriation no
longer exists.


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15 ANTIGUA.








ANTIGUA.

British
Caribbean
Territories
(Ea tern
Group) (Cur-
rency Surplus)
Account.


Trinidad and Tobago
British Guiana.
Barbados

LEEWARD ISLANDS:
Antigua ...
Saint Christopher
Nevis and
Anguilla ...
Montserrat ...

WINDWARD ISLANDS:
Saint Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Saint Vincent ...
Grenada


55 per cent.
25 ,, ,,
10 ,, ,,


1.6
'0.6


2.4
0.9
1.2
1.5


4 ,, ,,





6 ,,

100 per cent.


Provided that if, on the expiration of the
quinquennial period commencing from the first
day of January, 1956, a new scale is agreed upon
that new scale should be substituted for the
above and shall remain in force until the end of
the quinquennial period; but provided further
that if at the end of any.such quinquennial period
no such agreement is reached the scale then in
force shall continue in operation for the next
quinquennial period.
(3) Each of the participating Governments
shall authorise from time to time the Board to
pay out of its share of the sums standing to the
credit of the Surplus Account its share of such
charges in addition to the charges referred to in
Article 4 of this Agreement as the Governments
may from time to time agree should be so paid.


5. (1) 7 here shall be set up a British
Caribbean Territories (Eastern Group) (Currency
Surplus) Account, into which shall be paid any
surplus in the Income Account arising as pro-
vided in Article 4 of this Agreement.

(2) The participating Governments shall
be entitled to share in the Surplus Account
according to the following scale:-


ill
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No. 16 of 1959.


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(4) Any balance remaining in the Surplus
Account to the credit of any participating
Government at the end of any year after the
payment ofiany charges as provided in paragraph
(3) of this Article shall be paid to that Govern-
ment on demand.

6.-(1) If the assets of the Fund should at Moetingof
any time prove inadequate to meet legal demands deiencis
upon the Board for the conversion of currency rency Fund.
into sterling, each participating Government
shall be liable to meet any deficiency in the Fund.

(2) If the value of the Fund calculated as
provided in paragraph (7) of Article 3 of this
Agreement shall at any time be less than the
face value of the Currency Notes and current
coin in circulation and in the opinion of the
Secretary of State it shall be necessary to make
up such deficiency in the Fund either wholly or
partly each participating Government shall be
liable for the sum which in the opinion of the
Secretary of State is required to be paid into the
Fund.
(3) Any liability under paragraphs (1) and
(2) of this Article shall be apportioned between
the participating Governments according to the
scale prescribed in paragraph (2) of Article 5 of
this Agreement.

(4) Should one or more of the participating
Governments make default in respect of the
above imposed obligation the other participating
Governments shall be liable to make good such
default each in the proportion which its liability
as set out in the scale bears to the total liability
of such non-defaulting Governments:

Provided that in the event of a default
being so made good any sums due thereafter to
the defaulting Government or Governments from
the Surplus Account shall be paid to the
Governments which have made good such
defaults in the like proportions until the amount
so made good by them has been refunded.


No. 16 of 1959.


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17 ANTIGUA.








Accounts and 7.--(1) The Accounts of all transactions of
returns. the Board shall be audited once in every year by
such persons and in accordance with such
regulations as the Secretary of State may
prescribe.
(2) An abstract of such accounts shall be as
soon as may be after such audit published in the
Gazette of each participating Government.
(3) The Board shall on the first day of each
month make up and as soon as may be thereafter
publish in the Gazette of each participating
Government an abstract showing the whole
amount of currency notes in circulation on the
said day and the average amount in circulation
during the previous month.
(4) The Board shall also publish half yearly
in the Gazette of each participating Government
an abstract showing-
(a) the amount of the liquid portion of
the Fund;
(b) the nominal value and price paid
for and the latest known market price of the
securities belonging to the Fund.
(5) The amount of notes in circulation at a
particular date shall be deemed to be the total
nominal amount of notes issued prior to that date
by the Board after deducting the total nominal
amount of notes received by the Board prior to
that date.
(6) The said abstracts shall from time to
time and at least once a quarter be verified by a
Board of Survey appointed in accordance with
such regulations as the Secretary of State may
prescribe.
Settlement 8.-Any dispute arising from the inter.
ofdispute, pretation of this Agreement shall be referred to
the Secretary of State whose decision shall be final
and binding on all the Governments concerned.
Commence- 9.-This Agreement shall replace the First
ment. Agreement and shall be deemed to have had effect
a from the first day of July, 1956.


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N-,t,. 16 of 19519.


ANTIGUA. 18










IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have hereunto set
their hands


Signed by His Excellency ROBERT
DUNCAN HARRIS ARUNDELL, K.C.M.G.,
O.B.E., of Government House, in the City of
Bridgetown, in the Island of Barbados, in the
presence of:-


R. D. H. ARUNDELL

14th November, 1957


0. BARTON,
Acting Chief Secretary.


Signed by His Excellency Sir PATRICK
MUIR RENSION, K.C.M.G., of Government
House, in the City of Georgetown, in the
Colony of British Guiana, in the presence of:


P. M. RENISON

16th December, 1957


IVon O. PORCHBR,
Governor's Secretary.


Signed by His Excellency EDWARD
BETHAM BEETHAM, K.C.M.G., C.V.O.,
O.B.E., of Government House, in the Island
of Tobago, in the presence of:-


E. B. BEETHAM

28th January, 1958.


D. BAIN, AIDE-DE-CAMP,
28.1.58


Signed by His Excellency ALEXANDER
THOMAS WILLIAMS, K.C.M.G., of
Government House, in the City of St. John's,
in the Island of Antigua in the presence of:-


A. T. WILLIAMS

7th January, 1958


A. G. LEATHAM,
Governor's A.D.C.


Signed by His Excellency COLVILLE
MONTGOMERY DEVERELL, K.C.M.G., of
Government House, in the Town of St.
George's, in the Island of Grenada, in the
presence of:-


C. M. DEVERELL

15th January, 1958


G. S. DA BREO,
Acting Chief Secretary.


19 ANTIGUA.


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ANIIUVA. 20


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SECOND SCHEDULE


No. 16 of 1959.

(SECTION 5'


COINS OF THE EASTERN GROUP OF THE
BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES
WHICH ARE LEGAL TENDER


Proportion
of dollar
for which
Tender


Standard Remedy
Weight Allowance


Coin


PART I-CUPRO NICKEL


.50 Fifty-cent piece



.25 Twenty-five cent piece

.10 Ten-cent piece

PART II-MIXED METAL


Composition


Edges


Grains


200 1 Piece in Cupro-Nickel
50 (Copper 75%
Nickel 25%)


Milled


-do- -do-


40 -do-


.05 Five-cent piece



.02 Two-cent piece



.01 One-cent piece

.005 Half-cent piece


77.16 -do- Mixed metal
(Copper, nickel
and zinc)


145.83 -do- Mixed metal
(Copper, tin
and zinc)


87.5 -do-

43.75 -do-


Plain


Printed at the Government Printing OMot-, Antigua, Leeward Ialan1U,
by EARL PIGOTT. GWerniment Printer.-By Authority.
1959.


-do- -do-


A 47/175-II-550-12.59.


[Price 43 cents.]




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