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Title: The Antigua, Montserrat and Virgin Islands gazette
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Montserrat
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Place of Publication: St. John's? Antigua
Publication Date: March 30, 1961
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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

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THE

ANTIGUA, MONTSEI

AND

VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZ

Published by c4uthority.

VOL. VI. THURSDAY 30TH MARCH, 1961.


N otices.

Federal Development Loan
and Guarantee Fund
With reference to a Press Release
dated 15th March, 1961, regarding the
visit of Mr. BYNOE, Fund Secretary
of the Federal Loan and Guarantee
Fund, the following information has
just been received:-
"Reoret proposed visit on March
31st canc-lled."
A further release will be made
when the date of Mr. BYNOE'S visit
to Antigua is known.
Administration Building,
St. John's,
Antigua.
23rd March, 1961.
Ref. No. A. 31/33.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Honour the Adminis-
trator will be absent from Montserrat
From the 28th to the 30th of March,
1961.
The Honourable D. F. JOHNSON,
Acting Crown Attorney, has been
appointed to be the Administrator's
Deputy during the absence of His
Honour The Administrator.
Government House,
Montserrat.
27th .March, 1961.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Honour The Adminis-
trator has issued an instrument under
the Public Seal of Montserrat to the
Honourable DUDLEY F. JOHNSON,
Acting Crown Attorney of Montserrat,
appointing him to be his Deputy for
a period of three days commencing
on 28th March, 1961.
Administrator's Office,
Montserrat.
27th March, 1961.
Ref. No. M. 65Af8-III.

--^-^..
The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:-
Antigua.
No. 44 of 1960. The Co-operative
Societies Rules, 1960."
24 pp. Price 51 cts.

X

P. 7'297


CONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES.

No. 20.
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Adminis-
trator that the power of disallowance
will not be exercised in respect of the
undermentioned Ordinance of the
Colony of the Virgin Islandb:-
No. 2 of 196t, The Immigration
And Passport Act (Amendment) Ordi-
nance, 1961.
A dmnintristlr's Office,
Tortlola.
British Virgin Islands.
17th March. 1961.
M.P. 57/22

Trade and Revenue
Ordinance No. 8 of1900
Under the provisions of Section 48
of this Ordinance the confiscated goods
described below will be sold by
Public Auction at the Tr.asury on
Thursday 6th April, '161,at 2.30p.m.
M. T. Demijohns
E. O. PESTAINA,
Co hctor of Customs.

In the Supreme Oourt of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.


VIRGIN ISLANDS CIRCUIT.
A. D. 19)G1.
NOTICE IS HIREBY GIVEN
that in pursuance of Rul-s made by
the Chief Justic unnler Section 16 of
the Leeward Islands and Windward
Islands (Courts) Order in Council,
1939, a;nd duly approved as therein
provided on the 19th day of June,
1959. the Hononurubl- Puisne Judge
selected for the sitting of the Court
has appointed the day of the month
on which ensuing Circuit Court shall
sit that is to say:-
The Virgin Islands Circuit on
TUESDAY the 18th day of April,
1961, at 10.00 o'clock in the forenoon.
DATED the 11th day of March,
1961.
H. A. BESSON,
Ag. Registrar of the Supreme Court,
Virgin Islands Circuit.


TIADE .\lARKS OFFICE,
MONTSERRAT, 24tlh February, 1961.
R. J. REYNOLD) of Main and
Fourth Str--et1. \Winston-S;l, m, State
of North Caruaia. U S. A. have ap-
plied for R. '-is', rtiil of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:



REYNO
in class 45 that is to say, tobacco
products.
The applicants claim that they have
used the said Trade Mark in respect
of the said goods for 47 years before
the date of this statement.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisermnt in
the Antigua, Mon tsrrnat, & Virg'in
Islands (agzette, give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Otti-e, Mont-
serrat, of opposition of the said Trade
Mark.
D. F. JOHNSON,
Rygistrar of Trade Marks

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, lth March, 1961.
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO
COMPANY of Main and & Fourth
Street, Winston-Salem State of Caro-
lina, U.S.A. have applied for Registra-
tion of one Trade Mark consisting of
the following:-




REYNO

in class 45 in respect of manufactured
tobacco products.
The Applicants clain that they
have us d the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 47 years
before the date of thiir said Applies
tion.
Any person ma.y within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Antigua, Montserrat, & Virgin
Islands Gazette, give notice in dupli-
cate at the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.
EVAN CREQUB,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks


No. 13.


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50 THE ANTIGUA, MONTSERRRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE [March 30, 1961


TRADE MARKS OFFICE.
ANTIGUA, 11th March, 1961.

KELLOGG COMPANY of 235 Por-
ter Street, City of Battle Creek, State
of Michigani, U. S. A. have applied
for Registrlition of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-


KELLOGGS

in class 42 in respect of foods and
ingredients for foods including
animal feeds and their ingredients;
ready-to-eat cereal foods for humans.
The Applicants claim that they
have not used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods since May 1,
1907.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the A Lttif/lua, Montserrat ,& Virgin
Tslands Gazette. give notice in dupli-
cate at the 'rade Marks Office, Anti-
gua, lof positionn to registration of
the said Trade Mark.
EVAN CREQUE,
Ayt. /{,i~r/irr of Trade Marks.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.
7th March, 1961.

R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO
COMPANY of Main & Fourth Streets,
Winstoni-Saleim. State of North Caro-
lina, United Statest of America have
applied for registration of one Trade
Mark consisting of the following:-




REYNO
in Class 45 in respect of tobacco
prod ucts.
The Applicants claim that they
used the said Trade Mark in respect
of the sail coods for 4-7 years before
the date of their said Applicition.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement
in the Antigua, Monitserrat & Ver-
gin Islands Gazette, give notice in
duplicate at the Trade Marks Office,
Tortola, British Virgin Islands, of
opposition to Registration of the said
Trade Mark.
H. ALEX BESSON,
Ag. Registrar of Trade Marks.

Antigua.
THE REGISTRATION OF UNITED
KINGDOM PATENTS ACT, 1925.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
THE WELLCOMIE (FOUNDATION
LIMITEI of 183-193 Euston Road,
London, N.W.I. England have applied
for registration in Antii'ua of United
Kingdom Patent No 8196)1 dated
the 22nd day of January, 1958, and
issued on the 30th day of December,


1958, and have filed at the Registrar's
Office at the Court House, St. John's,
Antigua, a complete copy of the
specifications and the Certificate of
the Comptroller General of the United
Kingdom Patent giving full particu-
lars 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 3.30p.m. on wo.iking
days except Saturdays when the hours
will be from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

Any person may within two months
from the date of this advertisement
give notice to the Registrar of
opposition to the issue of a Certificate
of registration upon any of the
grounds prescribed in Section 10 of
the Patents Acts, 1906 for opposition
to the grant of Letters Patent.
Dated the 19th day of November,
1960.
EVAN CREQUE,
Ag. Registrar of Patents.

Registrar's Office,
Court House,
St. John's, Antigua.

CUSTOMS NOTICE
The attention of Masters and
Agents of Vessels are drawn to Trade
and Revenue Ordinance No. 8 of
1900 as amended by section 23,
which reads as follows:-
"When the master or agent of
any v--ssel gives notice in writing
to the Treasurtr that any goods
landed and under the control of
the 'Treasurer aRi subject to any
lien upon or right to detain the
same until a sum of money is paid,
the Treasurer shall not deliver
such goods to any person claim
ing delivery as against such master
or agent unless and until written
permission to deliver the same is
given by such master or agent; and
the Treasurer shall not be liable
to any action in respect of the
refusal by him to deliver goods
under the provisions of this
section.

Customs will not be responsible for
any cargo delivered if the above-
mentioned Ordinance is not complied
with.
E. O. PESTAINA,
Collector of Customs.

NOTICE OF TENDER
Tenders are hereby invited for the
erection of poles complete with Cross
Arms, Braces, Pins and Pin Insulators
and Stay Wires where necessary on a
route-New Power Station, Cassada
Gardens, Old Parham Road, Cochranes,
Willikies, Long Bay, Freetown, Mill
Reef Club. The exact route and de-
tails of construction can be inspected
at the office of the. Director of Elec-
tricity, St. John's, Autigua.
Tenders should be in sealed envel-
opes marked "Tender for Erection of
Transmission Lines", addressed to the


Administrative Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works & Communications and
should reach him not later than
4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 12th April,
1961.

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

Ministry of Public Works
and Communications,
Ref. No. A. 311410

TENDER NOTICE

The Government of Antigua invites
Tenders for the erection of a house
situated at the New Cedar Grove
Village extension.

1. Tenders are to be presented
at the Administrator's Office,
St. John's before 4.00 p.m on the
24th April 1961 in a sealed enve-
lope marked "Tenders for Gov-
ernment Iouse."
2. Drawings may be obtained
from the Public Works Depart-
ment on the payment of a deposit
of $25.00 which will be refunded
on both the submission of a
bonaf ide tender, and the return
of all drawings.
3. The contractor whose tender
may be accepted must be
prepared to enter into a contract
with the Government to execute
and complete all the works
required in the construction of
buildings, supplying all materi-
als, labour, plant, tools, anj
transport in accordance with the
Plan, Specifications and General
Conditions of the Contract and
to the entire satisfaction of the
Government.
4. Tenderers are advised that
certain building materials may
be available from the Govern-
ment Stores at duty free rates
and that Tenders should be
based accordingly.
5. Government does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any
tender.
PARTICULARS OF HOUSE.

Corrugated Asbestos Roof on
timber purlins supported on concrete
block cross wall. Concrete block
external walls and internal partitions
rendered and painted inside and out.
Store plinth with reinforced concrete
fresh water cistern under house.

Ministry of Public Works
and Communications.
24th March, 1961.
Ref. A. 661136.

RAINFALL FIGURES."W'
Agricultural Department,
Antigua.
Month. 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
January 3.16 0.92 291 3.84 2.16
February 2.21 0.58 1.16 5.09 2.31
To25th Mar. 0.33 0.00 0.71 3.04 1.09
Total 5.78 1.50 4.78 11.97 5.66


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THE ANTIGUA MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Notice to Importers.

Deposits which remain unclaimed after a period of twelve months shall be credited to Revenue.
The following deposits if not claimed by 30th June, 1961, shall be transferred to Revenue:-


Importer


Date
1960.
January


Feb.


y 7. Kallil Shoul
29. R. DeSilva
30. Mrs. L. Lockhart
2. Samuel Destin
17. Christiana Williams
22. Geo. W. B. Brysons
Long Bay Hotel
Ross Chamberlin
Alex Grant
12. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
Antigna Distillery Lid.
15. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
1. Kallil Shoul
Leopold Perry
Alberta Philip
7. Antigua Flying Club
8. John S. Fernandez
12. Antigua Horizons Ltd.
16. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
G. W. B. Bryson & Co.
G. W. B. Bryson & Co.
S. R. Mendes Ltd.
19. Antigua Flying Club
B. T. Cooper
Antigua Custors Ltd.
Antigua Castors Ltd.
Antigua Castors Ltd.
24. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
26. B. Nanton
30. Miami Bazaar
Antigua Horizons Ltd.
G, W. B. Brysons
5. N. Fuller
7. S. R. Mend-s Ltd.
8. Samuel McKinnon
S. R. Mendes Ltd.
11. J. E. McAero
11. Mr. Dais
S. R. Mendes Ltd.
20. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
26. V. E. B. Nicholson
28. B. T. Cooper
13. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
19. G. W. B. Brysons
S. R. Mendes Ltd.
23. G. W. B. Brysons
Antigua Castors
R. Dhoti
30. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
21. B. T. Cooper
Clarence Johnson
25. L. E. A. Richards
3. Evelyn Matthews
7. B. T. Cooper
A. Michael & Son
8. S. R. Mendes Ltd.
25. Mill Reef
28. S. R. Mendes Ltd.


EARL O. PESTAINA,
Collector of Customs.










Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antiuua, Leeward Islands,
by EABL PIGOTT, Govcnrnlcnt Printer.-By Authority.
1961.
[Price 60 cents.]


March


April




April




May


Jnne


Amount


Articles

2 pkgs. Auto Parts
1 Cth. Paper Rolls
1 Perambulator
2 Cs. Machinery
Furniture etc.
7 pkgs. Raila
70 ctns. Mdse.
1 Sound Scriber
9 pkgs. Samples
1 pkg. Stationery
1 pkg. Mdse.
1 Cs. Auto Parts
Spare Generating Set
Dental Material
Radio
Tyres Aircraft Parts
Pool Coupons
26 Bales T. S.
Cement
Drilling Equipment
Soil Boring Equipment
Prefab. Boat
Air Plane Tyres
Plumbing Fixtures
Prepared Paints
Prepared Paints
Prepared Paints
Auto Parts
Golf Club and Balls
Adding Machine
Bolts, Nuts, bronze shoes
Drilling Equipment
Frozen Meats and fruits
Gases and Oils
Second Hand Juke Box
Cement
Frozen Fruits etc.
1 Ctn. Plastic Models
1000 bags Cement
500 bags Cement
Power Transformer
Plumbing Supplier etc.
Marine Engine Parts
2 pkgs. Household effects
1 Case Glass
27 Cs. Window Glass
11 etne. Veg. and T. Paper
Com. Samples
1 pkg. fuel lines
Plumbing Supplies
Stationery Pills etc.
1 Rug
1 cs. Piano
3 pcs. copper tubing
1 pkg. Merchandise
1 pkg. Auto Parts
1 can Motion Picture
Piston rings


-March 30, 1961]]


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5.45
6.00
141.12
8.00
85.00
350 00
5.00
60.00
15.61
22.68
11.03
70.00
3.25
4.20
31.50
3.00
50.00
150.00
1250.00
1090.00
45.00
10.00
516.42
30.00
20.00
190.00
22.00
2.50
114.;6
320.00
72.00
8.25
170.00
7 7.00
120.00
47.00
125.00
240.00
120.00
7.56
1800.00
200.00
200.00
27.00
335.00
87.40
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2000.00
70.00
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The Co-operative Societies Rules, 1960.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Rule
1 Short title
2 Interpretation
3-6 Register of Societies
7 Applications for Registration of Societies
8-10 Registration
11-12 Register of Members and Books and Accounts
13-18 Membnership
19 Division of Profits
20 Maximum Liability
21- 22 General Meeting
23-24 Annual General Meeting
25 Special General Meeting
26 Quorum at Meetings
27 Chairman of General Meetings
28-29 Voting at General Meetings
30 Minutes of General Meetings
31 Election of Committee
32 Chairman of Committee
33 Duties of Committee
34 Meetings of Committee
35 Procedure at Meetings of Committee
36 Minutes of Meetings of Committee
37 Failure to attend Meetings of Committee
38 Vacancies on Committee
39 Borrowing Powers
40 Banking Account
41 Employees
42 Application for a Loan
43 Sanction of Loan
44 Security for Loans
45 Purposes of Loans
46 Documents relating to Loans
47 Restrictions on Loans to Defaulters
48 Extensions of Loans
49 Misapplication of Loan
50 Recovery of Loans
51 Marketing (Applicable to Marketing Societies)
52 Bad Debts
53 Preparation of Annual Accounts and Report
54 Transfer of Shares
55 Sales of Shares of Members in Default
56 Secretary
57 Payment of Secretary
58 Security by Secretary
59 Suspension of Secretary
60 Temporary Absence of Secretary
61 Duties of Secretary
62 Treasurer
63 Security.by Treasurer
64 .Duties of Treasurer
65 Unfit Officers










Rule TABLE OF CONTBNTS-(eont'd).

66 Reserve Fund
67 Audit of Accounts
68 Audit and Supervision Fund
69 By-laws
70 Amendment of By-laws
71 Copies of Entries
72 Reference of a dispute to the Registrar for
Decision
73 Reference to Arbitration by the Rogistrar
74 Proceedings before the Arbitrator or
Arbitrators
75 Proceedings before the Registrar
76 Fees









ANTIGUA.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1960, No. 44.

CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.

THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES RULES, 1960, DATED DECEMBER
29, 1960, MADE BY THE ADMTNTSTRATOR IN COUNCIL
UNDER SECTION 53 OF THE CO-OPItATIVE SOCIETIES
ORDINANCE, 1958 (No. 8 OF 1958) AS AMENDE D.


1. SHORT TITLE. The Rules may be cited as the Co-
operative Societies Rules, 1960.
2. INTERPRETATION. In these Rules the expression
"the Ordinance" means the Co-operative Societies Ordi-
nance, 1958, and any law amending the same.
REGISTER OF SOCIETIES
3. The Registrar shall keep or cause to be kept at his
office a Register to be called the Register of Societies "
wherein shall be entered particulars relating to the registra-
tion of Societies and their by-laws.
4. All original entries in the Register of Societies
shall be made by, or under the direction of, the Registr'r
and shall be signed by him.
5. Every alteration, interlineation or erasure in the
Register of Societies shall be initialled by the Registrar.
6. The Register of Societies shall be open to inspection
by the public at all reasonable times and free of charge.
A APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTIRA'iION OF
SOCIETIES
7. (1) Every application, for the registration of a
society shall be submitted to the Registrar in the form
prescribed by him.
(2) Three copies of the by-laws which the society
proposes to adopt shall be submitted together with the
application.










REGISTRATION
8. Where the Registrar decides to register a proposed
society the society and its by-laws shall be registered in the
Register of Societies.

9. Upon the registration of a society the Registrar
shall forward to the society free of charge:-

(a) a Certificate of Registration;
(b) a copy of the by-laws of the society as approved
by him and certified under his hand as having been
approved by him;
(c) a copy of the Ordinance and of these Rules.

10. When the Registrar refuses to register a society or
its by-laws he shall record in writing his reasons for doing so.

REGISTER OF MEMBERS AND BOOKS
AND ACCOUNTS

11. Every registered society shall keep a Register to be
called the Register of Members" wherein shall be entered:-
(a) the name, address and occupation of each
member and a statement of the shares, if any, held by
him;
(b) the date on which each member's name was
entered in the register:
(c) tie late on which any member ceased to be a
member; i.nd
(d) the nominee, if any, appointed under section
18 of the Ordinance.
12. Every registered society shall keep such accounts
and shall use such books as may from time to time be
prescribed by the Registrar.
MEMBERSHIP

13. The election and admission of members to a
registered society, other than original members, shall be in
such manner and on such conditions as the by-laws shall
prescribe.










14. A member may withdraw from a regi-sered
society by giving written notice to the Secretary, but such
withdrawal shall be without prejudice to section 31 (1) of
the Ordinance.
15. If a member acts in contravention of the rules or
by-laws or acts in any way detrimental to the interests of the
registered society such member may be expelled by a vote
of two-thirds of the members present at a general meeting
upon a charge communicated to him in writing by the
committee not less than one week before tihe meeting. Such
expulsion shall, however be without prejudice to section 31
(1)of the Ordinance.
16. Any member who loses any of the qualifications
for membership prescribed by the Ordinancvi or these I ules
or the by-laws shall cease to be a member of the registered
society and the committee shall cause his nanme to ble struck
off the Register of Members without prejudice to any
liabilities of such person under section 31 (1) of the
Ordinance.
17. In the case of any registered society of limited
liability holding deposits or loans. from non-members, no
member withdrawing, removed or expelled therefrom shall
be entitled to a repayment of any money paid by him towards
the purchase of shares Provided nevertheless that the
Committee may dispose of any such shares in accordance
with rule 54 or 55 hereof.
18. No registered society shall fix any limit to the
number of its members.
DIVISION OF PROFITS
19 (1) I Tnless otherwise authorized by the A.dministra-
tor in Council under the proviso to section :3, subsection (1)
of the Ordinance no dividend or payment on account of
profits shall he made by a society registered with unlimited
liability until the reserve fund has reached a proportion of
not less than one tenth of the society's total liabilities.
(2) No registered society shall pny a dividend on
share capital exceeding six and a half per cent. (6G%) per
annum on the capital actually paid up.
(3) A. bonus based on wages or on the value of the
products of a member, or a bonus or relate on patronnge
calculated in proportion to the amount of the business done










by each member with the registered society may be distri-
buted periodically to the members from surplus funds after
the deduction of all expenditure and after making provision
for bad and doubtful debts and making allocation to the
reserve fund.
MAXIMUM LIABILITY
20. (1) Every registered society shall, from time to
time fix at a general meeting the maximum liability it may
incur in loans or deposits.
(2) No registered society shall receive loans or deposits
which will make its liability exceed the limit fixed by the
general meeting.
GENERAL MEETING
21. The Supreme authority in a registered society
shall be vested in the general meeting of members at which
every member has a right to attend and vote on all ques-
tions. Subject to the provisions of sections 26 and 27 of the
Ordinance, shall be exercised in person and not by proxy.
22. The first meeting of members shall have the
same powers as are given to the annual general meeting,
and shall be held immediately or not later than one month
after the receipt of the Certificate of Registration of the
Society.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
23. The annual general meeting of members shall be
convened by the committee as soon as the report on the
audit of the accounts of the registered society by the Regis-
trar or person authorized by him is received by the commit-
tee. At least eight day's notice shall be given before any
such general meeting is held.
24. The functions of the annual general meeting
shall be:-
(a) to confirm the minutes of the previous annual
meeting and of any intervening special general meeting;
(b) to consider the reports of the committee and
the balance sheet together with the report on the audit
of the accounts of the registered society for the pre-
vious year as prepared by the Registrar or the person
authorized by him;









(c) to approve the accounts or if the accounts are
not approved to cause the secretary to notify the Ulegis-
trar who shall consider the matter and make his decision
thereon, and such decision as to the correctness of the
account shall be final and conclusive;
(d) to hear and decide upon any complaints
brought by members aggrieved by a decision of the
committee: Provided that notice ol such complaints to
be brought before the meeting has been given to the
secretary at least two days prior to the meeting; and
(e) to transact any other general business of the
registered society.
SPECIAL GENERAL IMEETIN(
25. A special general meeting of members may be
convened at any time by the committee; and on receipt of
a demand stating the object of the proposed meeting signed
by not less than one-fifth of the members of the registered
society, if such society is composed of less than one hun-
dred members, or by twenty-five members if such society
consists of more than one hundred members, it shall be the
duty of the chairman of the committee to convene such a
meeting giving eight days' notice.
If the chairman of the committee fails to convene a
-meeting within fourteen days from the receipt of a demand
as aforesaid the members applying for such a meeting will
have the right to convene the meeting by notice which must
contain the object of the proposed meeting and a statement
to the effect that the meeting is convened on the failure of
the chairman of the committee to convene the meeting
demanded:
Provided that the Registrar or a person authorized by
him may'at any time summon a special general meeting of
the registered society in such manner and at such time and
place as he may (irect. He may also direct what matters
shall oe discussed at the meeting. Such meeting shall have
all th, powers of a meeting called according to the rules.
QUORUM AT GENERAL MEETING
26. (1) When a registered society consists of not
more than forty members, one-half of the number of the
members or ten members, whichever is the less, shall form
a quorum for the purposes of the annual or a special general









meeting, and w ahn a ri,'iiei'r. society consists of more than
llortv Ln e lbes r: uh o,;- l' e tl t l' o1 itti er of the mem-
bers ::f such society shlall form a quorum for the purposes of
the annual or special general meeting:

1 provided that when any meeting is summoned by the
Registrar alny membllers plre 4ert not being less than three
at such mleetinig shall 1), deemed to form a CLquor'um.

(2) If within one i:our ;after tle time fixed for any
meeting" otrhi' than a inect:ing conivenl('d by the Registrar the
mnhlibers pre)l's are not efficientt to form a quorum such
meeting shniil be colsil'Idered as dlssolvd if convened on the
demand of the members:; in all tllter cases it shall stand
adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same
time and place and n. notice to tlat effect shall he posted
b) the secret ry1 within t'inl-y-foiir iholurs, and if at -the
adjourned oe.ciin, a quormn is not present within one hour
from the time appoint ed fi' lhe meeting the members pre-
sent shall form a quorum.

CUAIIIRMAN OF (0 ,;NERAL MEETINGS

27. (1) lThe chairman of the conmiittee or in his ab-
sence any other person ,ctle ci by a majority of those pres-
ent shall preside at the annual or special general meeting.

(2) T'he secretary or in his absence any other person
nominir.ted in writinoig by the chairman shall act as secretary
at thel meeting. The chairman, if necessary, may nominate
other officers to assist at the meeting.

(3) The chairman may by the decision of the meeting
adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to
place but no business shall be transacted at any meeting
so adjourned other ttan the business left unfinished at the
meetin- from which the adjournment took place.

(4) The chairman shall have the right to order the
closure of a discussion and put the matter.to the vote.

VOTING AT GENERAL MEETINGS

S8. An,:, questionn i0)ll)bitted i,) thle decision of the
members plTiuit at t a meeting shall be decided by a
majority of votes.









29. (1) At any meeting a resolution put to the vote
shall be decided on a show of hands unless voting by call
of names or a ballot is demanded by at least five of the
members present before the declaration of the result of the
show of hands, and in such case voting by call of names or
a ballot shall be taken as the case may be.

(2) The chairman shall have an ordinary vote and in
case of an equality of votes shall be entitled to a casting
vote. In the case of a meeting convened by the Registrar
and presided over by him or his representative, he or his
representative shall not be entitled to vote except on an
equality of votes, in which case they shall have a casting
vote.
(3) In respect of every resolution put to the vote the
chairman shall declare whether it has been carried or lost,
and whether on a show of hands or unanimously or by a
particular majority, and an entry to that effect in the minute
book shall be conclusive evidence of anything therein con-
tained.
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETINGS

80. Minutes of the meetings shall be entered in the
minute book and signed by the chairman and secretary and
shall contain:-

(a) the number and names of the members present
at the meeting and the name of the chairman or of the
person who presided at the meeting;
(b) the time fixed for the meeting and the time the
meeting commenced;
(c) the total number of members on the date on
which the meeting was held; and
(d) all resolutions passed or decisions made at the
meeting.
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE

31. (1) The committee shall be elected at a general
meeting of the registered society to be held once in every
three years convendc, for the purpose by the Registrar, and
its members shall hold office until the election of a new com-
mittee and they shall be eligible for re-election:









Provided that a special general meeting convened for the
purpose by o oon 1he demand of the Ike-'istrar miv remove
the committee or lln'y members thereof Ibefo-e the expiration
of their period of ollice by majority of three-fourths of the
memlillers present, who shall proceed at ihe same meeting to
the election of others in their stead who shall hold office
until the election of a new committee by the next general
meeting convened for this purpose by the Registrar.
(2) The committee shall consist of five members and
three shill constitute a quorum.
CIIAIIMAN OF COMMITTEE

32. The committee shall elect its own chairman, who
shall h;ve an ordinary vote and on an equality of votes shall
be entitled to a casting vote. In the temporary absence of the
chairman, the committee shall elect one of its members to
perform his duties.
DUTIES OF COMMITTEE

83. (1) Th' colmmittiec shall represent the registered
society bel'ore all corn 'et(tit public authorities and in all deal-
ings and transactions with third persons, with pow er to insti-
tute or defend suits brought, in the name of or against the
society, and in general it shall carry out such duties in the
management of the affairs of t-he registered society as have
not been specially assigned by the rules or the by-laws to
general meeting or to any other officer of the society.

(2) The committee shall always keep a copy of the latest
annual balance sheet of the registered society together with
the report referred to in rule 23 of these Rules, hung in a
conspicuous place at the registered office of the society.
MEETINGS OF COMMITTEE

34. The committee shall meet as often as the business
of the registered society may require and in any case not less
frequently than once a month:. Meetings of the committee
shall be summoned by the secretary in writing.

PROCEDURE AT MEETINGS OF COMMITTEE
85. At each committee meeting the secretary shall:-

(0) read the minutes of the preceding meeting;









(b) produce the cash book, detail the entries of
receipts and payments made therein since the last meet-
ing and with the treasurer produce the cash in their
possession ifor verification by the committee with the
cash hook;
(c) produce a statement showing the loans due
and unpaid, for determination by the committee as to
the action to be taken in each case;
(d) produce applications for loans, if any, for de-
termination by the committee in accordance with the
priority of receipt; and
(e) submit any other business for consideration by
the committee.

MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF COMMITTEE

36. Minutes of committee meetings shall be recorded
forthwith by the secretary in the minute book and shall be
signed by the chairman or other presiding member and by
the Secretary and shall contain the following particulars:-
(,i) the names of the members present and the
date ot tlhe meeting;
(b) the name of the chairman or other presiding
member; and
(c) a short statement of all matters discussed and
decisions made and a record as to whether each decision
was made unanimously or by a majority.

FAILURE TO ATTEND MEETINGS
OF COMMITTEE

37. Any member of the committee who, without due
excuse approved by the committee, fails to attend at three
consecutive meetings of the committee shall be deemed to
have vacated his office which shall thereupon be filled as pro-
vided by rule 48 of these Rules.

VACANCIES ON COMMITTEE

38. (1) Vacancies occurring on the committee shall
be filled within fourteen days by the election of substitutes
elected by the remaining members of the committee.









(2) Any substitutes elected or appointed under para-
graph (1) of this rule shall hold office until the expiration
of office of the commit tee.
B301lROWING POWERS
399. The committee may borrow mon'y on behalf of
the registered society to an amount not exceeding such total
amount as may have been fixed in accordance with rule 20
of these Rules.
BANKING ACCOUNT
40. The committee may. subject to the approval of the
Registrar, open a banking account. All cheques shall be
signed by two members of the committee and the secretary:
Provided that with the authority in writing of the
Registrar previously obtained, cheques may be signed by
one member of the committee and the secretary.
EMPLOYEES
41. (1) The committee may:--
(a) appoint such clerks or employees as it con-
siders necessary; and
(b) fix the salary, wages or remuneration of every
such clerk or employee.
(2) Every clerk or employee appointed under this rule
shall hold office during the pleasure of the committee.
APPLICATION OF A LOAN
42. Members who desire to obtain a loan shall sub.
mit an application to the committee stating the ainount and
the purpose for which the loan is required, the term for
which it is asked, whether it is desired to repay it by instal-
ment, and the names of the proposed sureties or anm other
security which is offered.
SANCTION OF LOAN
43. (1) The committee shall consider at a greeting
every application for r- loan and if the committee is satisfied
with the trustworthiness of the applicant, the sufficiency of
the security offei't'e and the prospects of advantage to the
borrower, in the way c1' incr, asked production or economy or
otherwise, it ma', sanction the loan.









(2) No person other than members of the committee
and the secretary and .the Registrar and his staff shall be
present at any meeting of the committee when an applica-
tion for a loan is under consideration. A member of the
committee who applies for a loan or who is proposed as
surety for a loan must withdraw- while the relevant applica-
tion is being discussed. If there is a difference of opinion
concerning the granting of a loan, the voting shall be taken
by ballot. The proceedings with regard to loans at commit-
tee meetings shall be kept secret, and any member of the
committee.or oflicer of the registered society infringing this
rule shall be liable to immediate expulsion or dismissal.

SECURITY FOR LOANS

44. Loans, when approved by the committee, shall be
granted to members who are able to obtain two sureties
approved by the committee, or who can give other security
to the satisfaction of the committee.
PU POSE OF LOANS

4 (1) No loan shall be made except for a purpose
to Ie approved in each case by the committee.
(2) All loans made shall be applied by the borrowing
members to such purpose as the committee has approved.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO LOANS
46 When a loan is sanctioned by the committee a
notice shall he sent to the borrIower to that effect, and, before
the amount is advanced, the borrower and his sureties shall
execute an instrument in writing setting out the terms of
repayment of the loan and containing such other terms and
conditions as the committee may consider necessary.
RESTRICTIONS ON LOANS TO DEFAULTERS
47 Where a member:-
(0/) is in default in the payment of a loan or of-
an instalment of a loan; and
(b) does not satisfy the committee that such default
is due to a good cause,
such member shail not be entitled to receive another loan
from the registered society.









EXTENSION OF LOANS
48. If by reason of sickness or some other cause, a
member finds that lie will be unable to discharge his obliga-
tions to the registered society and notifies the secretary in
writing before a loan is due the committee may extend the
time fixed for payment on such conditions as it thinks fit.
MISAPPLICATION OF LOAN
49. Where the committee is satisfied that a member
of the registered society who has obtained a loan has applied
the proceeds thereof to a purpose other than the purpose
which is stated in the application therefore under rule
42 of these Rules, the committee may, by notice in writing
to the debtor, demand payment of the loan before the agreed
date of payment.
RECOVERY OF LOANS
60. Where:-
(a) a loan or an instalment of a loan has not
been paid on the date on which it became due; and
(b) no extension for the payment thereof has
been given to the debtor by the committee under rule
48 of these Rules,
the committee shall take steps for the recovery of the same
by referring the matter to the Registrar as prescribed in
section 51 of the Ordinance.
MARKETING (Applicable to Marketing Societies)

51. (1) Every member of the society shall deliver
to the society at such place as the committee shall direct
such amount of articles produced or obtained by him as may
be prescribed in the by-laws or in the relevant contract to
be disposed of by the society,

(2) Any member who is approved or adjudged in accor-
dance with the provisions of section 51 of the Ordinance to
be guilty of a breach-of the by-laws of the relevant con-
tract as the case may be shall pay to the society as liquid-
ated damages such sum as may be specifically assessed or
ascertained in manner prescribed by the by-laws or by the
relevant contract and such sum hall be deemed to be a debt
due to -the society.









BAD DEBTS
52. The committee may, with the approval of the
Registrar, cause bad debts to be written off the books of the
registered society in such manner and at such time as the
Registrar may deem fit.

PREPARATION OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS AND
REPORT

53. The committee shall in every year and as soon as
conveniently possible within such time as the Registrar may
direct:-
(a) cause the secretary to prepare and send to the
Registrar the yearly balance sheet closed on the last
day of the registered society's financial year together
with a detailed statement of the profit and loss account;
and
(b) prepare a report on the year's working of the
registered society to be presented to the annual general
meeting.
TRANSFER OF SHARES

64. (1) Any share may be transferred with the
approval of the committee to any other member at the
option of the transferor, but if the transferee is not a mem-
ber, he must be approved of as a member by the commit-
tee, or the general meeting according to the by-laws relat-
ing to the admission of members before the transfer can be
registered; and if the by-laws require a member to hold
more than one share, the transferee must acquire by the trans-
fer, or by the transfer and allotment, the number so required
to be held before the transfer can be registered.

(2) Special transfer forms shall be provided by the
Registrar.
(3) No transfer of a share shall be valid and effective
unless and until such transfer has been registered by the
secretary on the direction of the committee.
(4) No transfer of a share shall be registered if made
by a member indebted to the registered society without
special order of the committee, and until the transfer of a
share is registered no right shall be acquired against the










registered society by the transferee, nor shall any claim of
the registered society upon the transferor be affected
thereby.

SALE OF SHARES OF MEMBERS IN DEFAULT

55. The committee may in default of payment by
any member indebted to the registered society to an amount
not less than three-fourths of the sum paid up for the time
being on any transferable share held by him, sell, transfer
and register in the books of the registered society such share
to any person entitled to hold the same under the rules or
by-laws for the best price obtainable therefore, and apply
the proceeds in or towards the discharge of the debt so due
and of any expense incurred in or about the same, paying
over the balance (if any) to the member, without being
responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and the default-
ing member shall cease to have any further claim in respect
of such share.
SECRETARY

56. (1) The committee shall appoint a secretary and,
unless the person so appointed is a member of the commit-
tee, shall have power to fix the remuneration for his services.
(2) The secretary, if a member ol the committee, shall
be unpaid.
(3) No appointment made under paragraph (1) of this
rule shall be valid and effective, and no remuneration fixed
thereunder shall be payable or recoverable, unless approved
by the Registrar. Every such approval shall be communi-
cated in writing by the Registrar to the committee.

(4) In the event of failure on the part of the committee
to appoint a secretary, the R:egistrar shall appoint a secretary
and, unless the person so appointed is a member of the
committee, the Registrar shall fix his re'tumLeration. Every
appointment made by the registrar under this paragraph
shall be valid and effective and every remuneration fixed
by the Registrar shall be payable and recoverable, as if
made or fixed by the committee.

(5) The secretary shall occupy his office until his
services are determined liy one mouth's notice in writing
given by the committee:









Provided that no determination as aforesnid shall be valid
and effective until the approval of the Registrar in writing
has been obtained therefore.
(6) The secretary may resign his office by giving one
month's notice to the committee in writing.
(7) On the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of the
secretary, the provisions of this rule shall apply mutatis
mutandis to the filling of such vacancy.
PAYMENT OF SECRETARY
57. The remuneration of the secretary, if any, shall
be paid from the funds of the registered society monthly in
arrear.
SECURITY BY SECRETARY
58. (1) The secretary may be required to give
security in such amount as the committee may determine.
(2) Every such security and the amount thereof shall
be subject to the approval of the Registrar to be signified
in writing to the committee.

SUSPENSION OF SECRETARY
59. (1) The committee may at any time suspend the
secretary for any irregularity in the performance of his
duties.
(2) Such suspension shall be reported forthwith to the
Registrar who shall approve or disallow the same and shall
communicate his decision to the secretary and the commit-
tee in writing, and on notification of his approval of the
suspension the services of the secretary shall be determined
without further notice.
(3) In the event of the suspension of the. secretary the
committee shall forthwith appoint a substitute to hold
office during the period of such suspension and shall report
the name of such substitute to the Registrar.

TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF SECRETARY

60. (1) The secretary shall not absent himself from
duty save with the permission of the committee previously
obtained.









(2) During the absence of the secretary, the committee
shall appoint a temporary secretary and shall report the
appointment to the Registrar.
(3) In case the secretary desires to be absent from duty
for more than one month at any one time, the committee
shall, before granting permission for such absence, obtain
the previous approval of the Registrar therefore.

DUTIES OF SECRETARY

61. The duties of the secretary shall be:-
(a) to attend all meetings of the registered society
and of the committee and to carry out all the instruc-
tions of the committee;
(b) to be present at the office during hours of
business as fixed from time to time by the committee;
(c) to record the whole of the transactions of the
registered society in the books provided for that
purpose; to conduct correspondence on behalf of the
registered society; to prepare the annual statement
of accounts and balance sheet; and to have charge of
the documents, books and vouchers for payments and
receipts on behalf of the registered society;
(d) to receive all applications for loans and bring
the same before the committee; to prepare receipts and
other documents in the form prescribed for signature
by borrowers prior to their taking the loans sanctioned;
and with the authority of the committee to supply
information about the registered society which may be
applied for by members;
(e) to receive all moneys due or payable to the
registered society and issue receipts to the payer for
same from a counterfoil receipt book, obtaining at the
same time the signature of the person making the
payment on the counterfoil;
(f) to deposit with the treasurer from moneys
collected by him on behalf of the registered society all
sums in excess of an amount to be fixed from time to
time by the committee and to obtain from him a receipt
on a form to be taken from the prescribed counterfoil
book;










(g) to keep separate all moneys belonging to the
registered society and on no account to mix them with
any other moneys; and to produce at all times when
called upon to the committee, or the Registrar or any
person authorized by him, all moneys in his hands
belonging to the registered society;
(A) to make payments as authorised by the com-
mittee, obtaining the payee's signature on the payment
book prescribed by the Registrar:
Provided that if the payment is made outside the
registered society's office the secretary shall, in every
instance, obtain from the payee a manuscript receipt
and attach it to a separate page of the payment book;
(i) to issue a receipt on a form to be taken from
the prescribed counterfoil book when receiving money
from the treasurer; and
(j) to summon meetings as provided in these
Rules.
TREASURER
62. The committee shall appoint one of the members
of the committee, not being the chairman, to be the treasurer.
SECURITY BY TREASURER
63. The treasurer may be required to give security
for such amount as may be determined by, and to the satis-
faction of, the committee.

DUTIES OF TREASURER
64. The duties of the treasurer shall be:-

(a) to receive from the secretary as provided in
rules 61 (f) of these Rules moneys collected by the latter
on behalf of the registered society, furnishing him with
a receipt on a form taken from a counterfoil book sup-
plied for the purpose by the Registrar and obtaining at
at the same time the signature of the secretary on the
counterfoil;
(b) to advance money to the secretary for pay-
ments and obtain from him a receipt from the prescribed
counterfoil book;










(c) to place to the account of the registered society
in such bank as may be approved by the Registrar any
amount in his hands in excess of the amount fixed from
time to time by the committee;
(d) to keep separate all moneys belonging to
the registered society and on no account to mix them
with any other moneys; and to produce at all times
when called upon to the committee, the Registrar or
any person authorised by him, all moneys in his hands
belonging to the registered society; and
(e) to keep a record on the prescribed form of all
moneys received by him from the secretary and of all
moneys paid to the secretary.
UNFIT OFFICERS
66. If in any society, in the opinion of the Registrar,
any member of the committee or other officer is unfit for the
discharge of his duties, the society shall on the requirement
of the. Registrar dismiss him.

RESERVE FUND
66. (1) The reserve fund of a registered society,
created in pursuance of the provisi ,ns of section 36 (1) of
the Ordinance, shall be indivisible property of the registered
society and may, with the sanction of the Registrar:-
(a) be utilized in the business of the registered
society; or
(b) be applied to meet occasional deficiencies in-
curred by the registered society.
(2) In sanctioning the utilization or application of
the reserve fund under,paragraph (1) of this rule, the Regis-
trar may impose such terms and conditions as he may deem
fit.
AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS
67. In pursuaace of the provisions of section 37 of
the Ordinance, the accounts of every registered society shall
be audited once at least in every year by some person
authorised by the Registrar. Such person shall have access
to all the books and accounts of the registered society and
shull examine every balance sheet and annual return of the









receipts and expenditure, furds aRid effects of the registered
society, and shall verify the same with the accounts and
vouchers relating thereto, and shall either sign the same as
found by him to be correct, duly vouched and in accordance
with the Ordinance, and shall report to the itegistrar accord-
ingly, or shall specially report to the Registrar in what res-
pects he finds the same incorrect unvouched or not in accord-
ance with the Ordinance. The Registrar shall thereupon
forward the report of such person to the committee.
AUDIT AND SUPERVISION FUND
-68. (1) There shall be constituted a fund to be known
as the Audit and Supervision Fund and every registered
society shall, when called upon to do so by the RIegistrar,
make annually a contribution to such fund.
(2) Until such time as a society has been established
and registered for the purposes of supervision and audit,
such contributions shall he held by the Itegistr;r and admin-
istered by him on behalf of the contributing registered
societies.
(3) So long as the Registrar administers the fund on
behalf of the contributing registered societies, he shall report
in every year to the Administrator in Council in respect of
the income derived from contributions, the expenditure he
has,sanctioned from the fund and the balance in his hands.
(4) As soon as a society for supervision and audit has
been established and registered, the fund shall be credited to
such society and shall be utilized by such society in accord-
ance with its objects and by-laws.
(5). Until a society for supervision and audit has been
established and registered, the Registrar shall fix the amount
of the annual contribution to the fund of every registered
society called upon to contribute to the fund.
'1he amount of every such annual contribution shall be
subject to a maximum of either ten per centum (10%) on
thd ret annual profits of the registered society or of one
per contum (1%) of the working capital of the registered
society.
BY-LAWS
69. (1) The by-laws of a proposed society shall con-
tain provision in respect of the following matters:-









(a) the name of the society:
(b) the registered address of the society;
(c) the objects for which the society was estab-
lished;
(d) the purposes to which the funds may be
applied;
(e).the qualifications for membership, the terms
of admission of members, and the mode of election;
(f) the nature and extent of the liability of
members; and
(g) the manner of raising funds, including the
maximum rate of interest on deposits.
(2) If the objects of the proposed society include the
creation of funds to be lent to the members, the proposed
by-laws shall, in addition, contain provision in respect of
the following matters:-
(a) the occupation or residence of the members;
(b) the conditions on which loans may be made to
members, including-
(i) the rate of interest, and
(ii) the maximum amount which may be lent to a
member; and
(c) the consequences, if any, of default in the pay-
ment of any sum due on account of shares.

AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS

70. (1) Where in pursuance of the provisions of
section 11 (1) of the Ordinance a registered society amends
its by-laws, such amendment shall be made by a resolution
of the member of the registered society at a general
meeting.

(2) Every resolution under paragraph (1) of this rule
shall not be valid and effective unless it was taken by a
majority of not less than three-furths of the members
present at the general meeting at which the resolution was
proposed.









(3) A copy of a resolution under paragraph (1) of
this rule shall be forwarded to the Registrar together with
three copies of the amendment.
COPIES OF ENTRIES
71. For the purposes of section 22 of the Ordinance
a copy of an entry in the book of a society may be
certified by a certificate written at the foot of such copy,
declaring that it is a true copy of such entry and that the
book containing the entry is still in the custody of the
society such certificate being dated and signed by the secre-
tary and one member of the committee.
REFERENCE OF A DISPUTE TO THE
REGISTRAR FOR DECISION
72. (1) Reference of a dispute to the Registrar for
decision under the provisions of section 51 (1) of the Ordi-
nance may be made:-
(a) by the committee; or
(b) by the registered society in pursuance of a
resolution in that behalf taken in general meeting; or
(,) by any party to the dispute; or
(d) where the dispute concerns a member of the
committee and the registered society, by any member
of the registered society.
(2) Every reference under this rule shall be made by
a statement in writing addressed to the Registrar. Such
statements shall:-
(a) be dated;
(b) specify the dispute;
(c) set out full particulars of the dispute; and
(d) bo signed by the party making it.
REFERENCE TO ARBITRATION BY T'IE
REGISTRAR
73. (1) 'Where, in pursuance of the provisions of
sect:1i 51 2L ) (b) of the Ordin:nce, the Registrar decides
to refer a dispute to arbitration, such decision shall be
embodied in an order of reference under his hand.









(2) Every order of reference under this rule shall:-
(a) specify the name, surname, place of abode and
occupation of the arbitrator or arbitrators;

(b) set out the dispute and full particulars thereof;
and
(c) limit the time within which the award shall
be forwarded by the arbitrator or arbitrators to the
Registrar: Provided that, on good cause shown to his
satisfaction, the Registrar may by a further order
enlarge the time whether before or after.the time
limited by the order of reference has expired.

(3) Where the Registrar decides to refer a dispute to
more than one arbitrator, such reference shall be to three
arbitrators, of whom one shall be nominated by each of the
parties to the dispute and the third shall be nominated by
the Iegistrar and shall act as chairman.

(4) Where under paragraph (3) of this rule reference
is made to three arbitrators, the following provisions shall
have effect:-

(a) If any party to the dispute fails to nominate
an arbitrator within such time as the Negis-trar may
specify, the Registrar may make the nomination
himself;

(b) If an arbitrator nominated by one of the
parties to the dispute dies, or refuses or neglects to act,
or by absence or otherwise bedmes incipableof acting,
the Registrar shall cal upon the party concerned to
nominate a new arbitrator within such time as the Reg-
istrar may specify, and if no new arbitrator is nominated
accordingly, the Registrar may nominate one himself;

(c) If the arbitrator who dies, or refuses or neglects
to act, or becomes incapable of acting, was nominated
by the Registrar, a new arbitrator shall be nominated in
his place by the Registrar; and
(d) The opinion of the majority of the a.bitrators
shall prevail.










PROCEEDINGS BEFORE 'TIE A HT I8TRATOR
OR AtRBITRATORS
74. (1) The proceedings before the arbitrator or
arbitrators shall, as nearly as possible, be conducted in
the same way as proceedings before a Court of Law, and
in particular the following provisions shall have effect
in respect thereof:-
(a) Notice of the time and place at which the
proceedings are to be held shall be given to the parties
to the dispute, and such notice shall be a ten days
notice;
(b) A. record of the evidence adduced before the
arbitrator or arbitrators shall be made, dated and signed
by the arbitrator or arbitrators;
(c) Documents produced as exhibits before the
arbitrator or arbitrators shall be marked, dated and
initialled by the arbitrator or arbitrators and shall be.
attached to the file of the proceedings; and
(d) In the absence of any party duly notified to
attend, the dispute may be decided by the arbitrator or
arbitrators ex-parte.
(2) The award of the arbitrator or arbitrators shall:-
(a) be in writing;
(b) be dated and signed by the arbitrator or arbi-
trators; and
(c) state the amount of the costs and expenses-of
the arbitration, if any, and by which party or parties to
the dispute the same are to be paid.
(3) Upon the completion of the proceedings, the arbitra-
tor or arbitrators shall forward to the Registrar:-
(a) the file of the proceedings; and
(b) the award.
PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE REGISTRAR

75. Where, in pursuance of the provisions of section
51 (2) (a) of the Ordinance, the Registrar exercises the power
of deciding % dispute himself, the proceedings before him in










relation thereto shall, as nearly as possible, be conducted in
the same was as proceedings befot e a Court of Law and the
provisions' of rule 73 of these Rules/ shall apply mulatis
mutandis to such proceedings.

FEES

76. The fees specified in the Schedule hereto shall be
payable for the matters to which they relate.

Made by the Administrator in Council this 29th day of
December, 1960.

F. A. CLARKE,
Clerk of the Council.


SCHEDULE OF FEES (Rule 76)

(1) For registration of a society and its by-laws
under section 7 (2) of the Ordinance ... 60 cents
(2) For registration of an amendment of the by-laws
of a society ... 24
(3) For every inspection on the same day of docu-
ments whether one or more in the custody of
the Registrar and relating to one and the same
society: Provided that the Registrar nay, in his
discretion, waive this fee ... 24 ,,

(4) For every copy or extract of any document in
the custody of the Registrar, for every 120
words or part thereof ... 12 ,














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