ANTIGUA, MONTHS I
VIRGIN ISLANDS GA
Sub!ished by authority.
VOL. VII. THURSDAY, 22ND, NOVEMBER, 1962.
It is notified for Gen "ral Informa-
tion that the Civil Service Commission
which has been appointed by the
Secretary or State to examine the
Civil Servioe aspects of the establish-
ment of a Federation ol Barbrdos, the
Windward and Teeward Ishinds aInd
to make recommendations for consi-
deration of the Governments con-
cerned-and which is comprised of
Sir RICHARD MANKTELOW, K.B.B.,
O.B. as Chairman, Mr. T. M. SKINNER,
C.M.G.,M.B.E. and Mr. A. SORHAINDO,
Secretary, is ldue to visit Antigua from
the 25th to the 30th November and
again on the 12th December next for
an on-the-spot examination.
The following. isthe text of the
terms of reference of the Commis-
"In the light of the Report of
East Caribbean Federation Con-
ference (Command 1.746) and in
particular paragraphs 24 and 48 to
55 thereof to make recommenda-
tions concerning the establishment
of a UNIFIED Public Service in
the Federation with special ref-
erence to the following:-
(a) preparation of a programme
for phase D-creation of a Unified
Public Service-having regard to
pars. 54 of Report;
(b) arrangements under which
Public Officers and other employees
at present serving Unit Govern-
ments will be transferred to the
Unified Public Service taking into
account the existing opportunities
for advancement of these officers
and their rights in regard, for exam-
ple, to pensions:
(c) terms and conditions of ser-
vice of officers appointed or trans-
ferred to the Unified Public Service
in the light of
(i) the fact that such officers
may be required to serve
in the Unit in which fac-
tors affecting salaries and
the other conditions of
service (e.g. cost of living,
incident of taxation) may
vary from one Unit to
(ii) pattern of salaries and
conditions of service at
present applicable to such
officers in the respective
(iii) need to preserve existing
pensions and contractural
rights of transferred olli-
(iv) ensuring that recruitminint
and retention ot suitably
qualified staff in numbers
sufficient to ensure the
proper discharge of func-
tions falling upon the
Unified Public Service;
(d) arrangemennts for recruit-
meit, tiraiiiinf 1pomoti:)on ;1tl trans-
fer within the Fedleiation of
meinht-rs of the Unified Public
2. To make recommendations in
the light of Commission's conclusion
on the matters described in para. 1 on
(a) organisation, structure and
staffing of Federal Departments
taking into account functions of the
Federation in respect of items on
the Exclusive and Concurrent Lists;
and including such interim arrange-
ments to this end as may be re-
quired to prepare for. and thereafter
to maintain, the proper discharge
by the Federal Government of those
functions from the date of its
(b) integration of arrangements
for staffing of Federal Departments
with structure of Unified Public
Service as recommended under
3. To make recommendations on
the arrangements under which unit
Governments may provide for the
staffing of those functions which fall
within their respective responsibilities
having regard especially to
(a) any adjustment which may
be required in the present arrange-
ment for recruitment, training and
administration of those grades of
public servants which remain the
responsibility of Unit Governments
in the pursuance of the recommen-
dations of the Commission made
under para. 1 (a) above;
(b) the need to provide h means
whereby the officers in the service
of a Unit Government may be
transferred and/or promoted to the
Unified Public Service;
(c) in pursuance of (b) thlr need
to ensure co-ordination be tween
arrangements for the recruitment,
appointment and training of officers
in the Service of Unit Govwrnments
with corresponding arran gements
for the Unified Publlic Ser', ice.
4. To make recommendations on
the arrangements which should be
made in the case of any officers and
other employees at present in the
service of the Unit Governments who
may not wish to hold appointment as
mnemelrs of a Unified Service under
5. To make recommendations on
the procedure of machinery govern-
ing the appointment, dismissal and
disciplinary control of public officers
and other governmn-nt employees in
the Federation of Units of a nature
which will accord with the recom-
mendations made under the forego-
21st November, 1962.
Ref. No. A. 131132.
By the Honourable Mr. Justice Percival
Cecil Lewis, Puisne Judge of the Supreme
Court of the Windward Islands and
EILEEN VERONICA TONGUE
By virtue of the power and
authority vested in me under section
2 of the Commissioners for Oaths Act
and Section 3of the Supreme Court
Jurisdiction Order, 1940, I do hereby
appoint you, EILEEN VERONICA
TONGE to be a Commissioner for Oaths
in and for the Colony of Montserrat
to administer oaths in any Court
established by the laws of the said
Colony and for the purposes of the
Registration and Records Act and the
Title by Registration Act, during such
time as you perform the duties of
Chief Clerk in the office of the Regis-
trar of the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and Leeward Is-
lands (Montserrat Circuit).
Dated this 10th day of November,
P. CECIL LBWIS,
258 HE ANTTIGUA MONTSER AT & VIW-IN ISLANDS GAZETTE.
It is hereby notified that H i
Honour the Administrator has ap-
pointed Mr. MARVIN E. FLAX to be
Registrar tor District E" under
section 6 (1) of the Births and Deaths
Ordinance, 1957 (in succession to
Miss MART'rA BOYNES) with effect
from 29th October, 1962.
It ir further notified that Mr.
MARVIN E. FLAX has b.en nominated
as Deputy Registrar General f"r the
Colony under section 5 of the Births
and Deaths Ordinance (in succession
to Mr. JULIAN CLARKE) with effect
from 4th November, 1962.
British Virgin Islands.
13th Aovemnber, 1962.
3M. P. 8/24.
Applications for Licences under
section 5 (1) of the Beach
Control Ordinance, 1958.
Pursuant to the provisions of suh-
section (2) of section 5 of the above
Ordinaiince hli following applications
made itudi.r uibsection (1) of the
said section :ar i hereby published:-
(1) The Antigua Development
Ltd.. for a licence to maintain
a whiau'r erected by them on
thnl liaithl near to Hawkos
(2) The Engineer's House Co.
Ltd.. for a licnce to erect a
wood n wharf adjacent to the
Any person who desires to make
any representation in respect of the
above applications should do so in
writing addressed to the Attorney
general of Chambers, St.. John's,
Antiutia, on or before the 30th day of
Alllo,'iey (Nrieiral's Chamblers,
2()/h Nooember, 1962.
Rot No. A. t18/1-.
OONFIRMATION OF ORDINANCES
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies has informed the Adnminis-
trator that the power of disallowance
will not be exercised in respect of the
No. 11 of 1962. "Land Develop-
ment (Control) (Amendment) Ordi-
Ref. No. A. 47!209.
The following Ordinances are cir-
culat.d with this Gazette and formi
No. 15 of 19f;2, The Property Tax
19 pp. Price 41 cs.
No. 16 of 1962, The Titllo by Reg-
i.;t'!i .o Act (Amenidmenl) Ordi-
IIamc1. 1962." 2 pp. FPrire 7 4ts.
TRADE MARKS OFFICE.
ANTI(UA 5ih November, 1:962.
THE HIGHLAND BONDING
COMPANY LIMITED of 20 Renfield
Streoi, Glasgow 0. 2 have applied for
Registration of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-
in (lass 43, that is to say, scotch
whisky and. scotch whisky liquors
TI:, Aptplii:auits claim that they
have not uijed thle said Tradle Mark in
respect of the s;id goods before the
date of' their saii Application.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
app.u-rance of this A.ldvrliseient in
the nftitura, Muonserrat I- Virgin
lat8nds Gazette, give notice in iu pli-
cats at the Trade Marks Office,
Antinla. of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.
0. W. JACK,
Registrar of Trade .larks.
TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGTUA 27th October, 1962.
1,I(GETT & MYERS TOBACCO
COM:l'ANY of 630 Fifth Avenue
Now York State of New Yirk have
applirl for Registration of one Trade
Mr;rk consisting of the following:-
in Class 45, that is to say: "Ciguarettes."
Tlim Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respe(t of the said goods from May 4,
1962 before the date of their said
Any person may within three
months from the (late of the first
appearance of this Advertisenient in
the Antiqua, Mlontmerrat d: Virgin
Islands Gazette, give notice in dnpli-
cate at, the Trade Marks Office,
Antigua, of opposition to registration
of the said Trade Mark.
O. W. JACK,
Registrar of Trade Alarks.
TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
MONTSERRAT, 3rd November, 1962.
THE HIGHLAND BONDING
COMPANY LIMITED, of 20 Ren-
field Street. Glasgow, (. 2, Scotland,
have applied fr R-gistration of
one Trade Mark consisting of the
in (C!;.-s 43, tbhit is to say. Scotch
Whiskey and Scotch Whiskey Liq-
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Tr'ad- Mark
in respect of the said goods for
years before the date of their said
An'. persm mai y within three
montIti i froln the date of thle tirst
appearance of this Advertisiment in
the A Ptigu, oAlonlcrrat & Virgin
rtlaws 'raze.tte, give notice in dupli-
oato at the Trade Marks Office,
Mont.errat. of opposition of tlhe said
H.. ALX. HRSON,.
HtRegitrtr of Trade Mfarks.
Tenders ire invited for the making
of uni iorm 'for l'olice and Fire Brigade
Personnel for the year 1963 as
FOR POLICE PERSONNEL
(a) Serge Slacks
(h) Serge 'Tunics
(c) Whlite Tunics (short sleeve)
(/) White Tunics (long sleeve)
(e) Khaki Overalls
(f) Khaki Shorts
(g) Khaki Bush Shirts
(h) Serge Riding Breeches
(i) Serge Overalls
(j) Gabardine Suits
(k) Serge Suits
(1) Khaki Suits
(mn) Serge Skirts for Women Police
(n) Widite Shirts for Women Police
(o) M-ss Kits
(p) Serge Jackets
(q) Serge Belts
(r) Gabardline Belts
(.) Khaki Belts
FOR FIRE BRIGADE
(a) Blue Serge Pants
(h) Bine Denim Pants
(r) Khaki Shirts
(d) Khaki Shorts
(e) Bush Tnnics (Khaki)
(f) Waist Belts (Khaki)
(g) Serge Jackets
(h) Khaki Long Pants
(i) Serge Tunic
Government will supply the neces-
2. Tenders should be in sealep
envelopes addressed to His Honour
the Administrator and m arked
"TENDER FOR UNIFORM FOR
[Yovoinber 22,~9 1962
November 22, 1962.] THE ANTIGUA MONTSERRAT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. :25
POLICE AND FIRE BRIGADE
PERSONNEL ". Tenders should
reach this office by noon on Thursday,
15th November 1962.
3. Government does not bind
itself to accept the lowest or any
4. If tih delivery of uniform is
delay ed for a period exceeding four
weeks after the date of receipt of the
material or uniform is unsatisfactorily
tailored, Goverment reserves the
right to calnl'l the contract on giving
,one week's notice in writing.
O. W. FLAX,
Secretary to the Administrator.
2nd Novemhber, 1962.
Ref. No. A. 6o/25
(ii) If due notice of the require-
m.ent of a (liir 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
(iii) In the event of the Contractor's
car being more than 15 min-
utes later than the required
time, Government may cancel
the contract on giving the
Contractor one week's notice
(iv) Government shall also have the
right to terminate the contract
on living one week's notice in
writing if the service is gener-
ally unreliable through repeat-
ed unpunctuality, defective
cars or otherwise.
7. Tho Tender should state the
number of cars to lie at the disposal
Tendersi ar'- hereby invited for the
transport by motor-ear of public
officers travelling on duty for the
year ending :31st December, 1963.
2. Such tenders should be in res-
pect of single journeys from the place
where the public officer enters the
car to thi |!;we at which he leaves it
(i.e. so imuchl a mile for the single
journey) and charge for waiting, if
any, should 1,h stated. Provided that
where the ollicer enters or leaves the
car outside the city limits a charge
may be made for the distance between
the point and St. John's.
3. Government will not be pre-
cluded from the hiring of s ats for
public officers in Public service
vehicles which would otherwise lbe
proceeding to the otfic-r's des nation
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
5. Government does not l1i;,d it-
self to accept the lowest or any .nders
6. The contractor will he expected
to provide prompt and ellicient
service and any agreement entered
into with a contractor will be subject
to the following conditions:
(i) The Contractor shall whenever
required furnish a car
8. All tenderseshoul, be addressed
to the Minister of Public Works and
Communications in a sealed envelope
marked T* Ten'l-r- for Official Trans-
port" and shltilil It lodged at the
Administration BIildiing not later
than 4 p.m. on Friday 30th Novem-
Ag. Adm in istratio' Scretary.
Ministry of Public T1I'rks
Ref. No. A. 78/17-II.
Tenders art. invit-ed for the supply
of the underminiitioiedI items to (ov-
ernients in A\tiguna for thlo period
1st Januairy toi 31s.t Dn-cemil)r, 1963.
Die~ I (il
All ttinders Ii ust hle aidlresied to
the Acting Alminiistrarive Secretary,
Public Works ;and Communications,
in sealed en eloipes marked "T'-nders
for the Supply of Petrol and Diesel
Oil and Luhri.itint Oil and tdliver-
>.d to tlhe A.dminiistration Bnilding
tiot later than 4.00) p.m. on Friday,
7th December, 19!!2.
Government do.es nol bind itself to
accept the lowelrs or any tele 'r.
A hndm i.nitration ih ilding,
7th Novembor, 1962.
Ref. No. A. It136-III
Tende'rs ar'. invited for thlr Supply
to Government of its requirPments of
cement of approximately 8.000 bags
per month for the period 1st January
to 31st December, 1963.
All cement should be delivered in
bags and the successful tenderer will
be required to keep the above quanti-
ties in stock in his storeroom and to
make deliveries therefrom in un-
broken bags and in good condition
as/when required by Government.
All tenders must be accompanied
by a certificate signed by qualified
engineer& or chemists the effect that
the cement meets in all respect the
requirements of B.S.S. 12. This
certificate must not be more than 2
months old on the (lay nc which
tenders are received, and Government,
reserves the right to demand such
certificates periodically and to reject
any shlipmentt not meeting the requi-
Governinmnt does not I1indi itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Tenders should be addressed in sea-
led envelopes to the Minister, Public
Works and Communications, Admin-
istration Building, and should reach
that office not lat-r than .1. p.m. on
Friday, 7th December, 1962.
Ad ministration Buiilding,
7th November, 1962.
Ref No. A. 41/3;-1lI
l!S 1959J 19610 1961 1962
January 0.92 2 91 2 8. 2.1;' 6.77
Feb. 0.58 1.16 5.09 2.31 0.92
1.22 0.73 3.18 1.81 0.81
2.01 3.61 1.48 o.71 :3.56
7.79 9.02 1.49 :!.31 4.42
13.12 0.48 1 79. 2.9) 5.10
:3.90, S..57 5.01 4.29) 2.69
:3.13 3.49 2.88 5. 02 9.46
6.82 4.73 3.72 2.143 7.40
T W.) 2.8; 3.7( :3.50 2.79
To Nov. 17th 1.63 1.81 3.i; :.7: :.06
16.71 32.37 33.78 31.68 46;.!9
2(0 'THE ANTIGUA, MONTSEKR AT & VIRGIN ISLANDS GAZETTE. [November22, 1962'
Notice to Importers
In accordance with the Trade and Revenue Ordinance 1900. as amended Deposits which remain unncilimed
after a period of throi months shall be paid into GOneral Revenue as duty payable on goods for which dl ],sit was;
The following deposits if not claimed by 30th November, 1962, shall be transferred to Revenue.
Angst 1 Pigott & Co.
9 E. G. M. Inter. Co.
11 Arendale c/o Lafanr
15 Esso Standard Oil
24 Lenore Richards
27 Caribbean Beach Hotel
39 S. R. Mendes Ltd.
2 c/s furniture
Surfacing tools, etc.
1 pkg. clothing
152 pkg. equipment
E. O. A. PESTAINA,
Collector f Ovustoms.
Printed at the Government Printing Offlie, A~tigua, Leeward Islands,
by ROxmlT LaimiAT, Aoting GovCurmient Printer.-By Authority.
[Price 59 cmet.]
No. 15 of 1962,
D. J. G. ROSE,
16th November, 1962.
No. 15 of 1962.
An Ordinance to make provision for the levying of
a rate on certain types of Property within the
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Antigua, and by the authority
of the same as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Property short title.
Tax Ordinance, 1962.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires- tion.
annual value means an amount equal to the
rent at which any property might reason-
ably be expected to let, from year to year,
if the tenant undertook to pay licence
duties (if any) and the landlord undertook
to pay the rates and taxes and to bear the
cost of repairs, insurance, and other ex-
penses (if any) necessary to maintain the
property in a state to command that rent;
ANTIGUA. 2 Property Tax. No. 15 of 1962.
"Antigua" means the Island of Antigua to-
gether with all the islands lying off the
coast thereof, but shall not include the
Island of Barbuda;
City of Saint John" means the area as
delineated and described in Schedule III
7/1907 of the City Rate Ordinance 1907, as
amended by the City Rate (Amendment)
38/1956 Ordinance, 1956;
Magisterial District means a district of the
Colony as defined in accordance with the
provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the
Cap. ~i Magistrate's Code of Procedure Act;
"owner" includes the p e r so n having the
management or control of property, or
having the collecting or receiving of rents,
issues or profits thereof, a part owner, and
a lessee from the Crown or from a statu-
Parish means a parish of Antigua as de-
Act 1873 lineated or described in section 2 of the
Ord, 15/1961 Parish Boundaries Act, 1873;
property means each separate tenement,
dwelling house or building of any kind
(whether moveable or not) including all
buildings within the curtilage thereof or
used in connection therewith, together
with the land occupied by such buildings,
and within the curtilage thereof;
statutory authority" means a statutory
Authority as described in the First
Firte. Schedule to this Ordinance;
unoccupied property shall not i n clud e
property temporarily untenanted or from
which the owner or occupier is temporarily
"Valuations Appeal Board means the Valua-
tions Appeal Board established in respect
of a parish under the provisions of section.
15 of this Ordinance;
valuation officer in relation to a valuation
roll means such officer as may be appointed
by the Administrator, in his discretion,
to act (either generally or for a particular
purpose) as a valuation officer in relation
to a valuation roll;
value ", in the case of unoccupied property,
means the price which a property in its
then .-ondition might be expected to realise
if sold in the open market by a willing
seller to a willing purchaser free from all
encumbrances other than rates and taxes.
3. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsec- Power to
tion (2) of this section, and section 34 of this impose rates
Ordinance, rates and taxes may be settled, imposed
and levied upon all property within the Colony.
(2) The following property shallfnot be liable
to rates and taxes-
(a) every building and the site thereof set
apart and in use for the public worship of
God on which no rent is payable;
(b) subject to the provisions of section 4 of this
Ordinance, all property vested in or held
by Her Majesty;
(c) all property vested in-
(i) any statutory authority,
(ii) any officer or person, or
(iii) any public body
in trust for Her Majesty or for the use of the
(d) all property owned and occupied by a
(e) any school approved or recognized as such
by the Head of the Department of Educa-
tion in accordance with the provisions of
the Education Ordinance, 1956, or any 11/1956
schoolroom being part of or annexed to or
used in connection with any building used
No. 15 of 1962.
No. 15 of 1962.
exclusively for the public worship of God
and any land appurtenant to or used in
connection with any such school, school-
room, or building, on which no rent is
(f) any building together with the land there-
unto appurtenant used exclusively for
religious or. charitable purposes and
ex emptied from taxation under this
Ordinance by Order made by the Adminis-
(g) every property, or part thereof vested in or
owned by a recognized religious denomi-
nation and occupied by a Minister of that
(A) any building together with the land thereto
appurtenant which is used exclusively for
Certain Crown 4. All property vested in or held by the
property Crown and in respect of which no Crown Grant has
taxes, been issued, but which is held under lease for a term
of one year or more, or agreed to be sold, granted
or conveyed, shall be liable to be taxed under the
provisions of this Ordinance while so held or occupied
during the existence of such agreement; but such
taxation shall not, of itself, in any way affect the
rights of Her Majesty in such property.
Valuation of 5. Subject to the provisions hereinafter con-
property. trained, a valuation of the value or annual value
(as the case may be) of every property within the
boundaries of each parish shall be made by the valua-
tion officer thereof and such valuation shall be
returned in the form prescribed in the Second
Second Schedule I.'-reto which shall be known as a
Schedule. "6 valuation roll ".
Preparation 6. (1) A valuation roll in respect of each
of valuation parish shall he made so as to come into force on the
rolls. 1st day of January, 1963, (or on such other date in
the year 1963 as the Administrator may by Order
appoint in respect of any parish) and thereafter,
new valuation rolls shall be made for every parish
so as to come into force on the first day of January
in the following years, that is to sv-, the vear 1968,
and each fifth subsequent year.
o. 15 of 1962.
(2) Every vilua: ion roll shall remain in force
until it is superseded by a new valuation roll.
7. (1) When a valuation roll has been pre- Dutiesof
pared for a parish it shall be returned, in the form Officer.
prescribed in the Second Schedule to this Ordinance,
by the Valuation Officer, who shall-
(a) sign and date the same;
(6) transmit it to the Accountant General not
later than 30 days before the date on
which the roll is to come into force;
(c) forthwith publish a notice in the Gazette
and one or more newspapers circulating
in the Colony stating-
(i) that the particular valuation roll \has
been completed and forwarded to the
(ii) the place or places within the parish,
where a copy of the 'said roll shall be
exhibited by the valuation officer, and
(iii) the period for which the said copy or
copies shall remain so exhibited.
(2) The period for which copies of a valuation
roll shall remain exhibited in a parish shall not be
less than fourteen days.
(3) A copy of every valuation roll sent to the
Accountant General shall be exhibited by him in
some conspicuous place in the Treasury.
(4) The valuation roll for a parish when signed,
dated and transmitted to the Accountant General as
abovementioned shall, as from the date of its coming
into force, be the valuation roll for that parish;
and any failure on the part of the valuation officer
to complete any proceeding with respect to the pre-
paration and signing of the roll within the time
required by this Ordinanco, or any omission from
such roll of any matter required by law to be included
therein, shall not of itself render the roll invalid;
and until the.contrary is proved, the roll shall be
deemed to have been duly made in accordance with
the provisions of this Ordinance.
Valuer; my 8. A valuation officer in respect of a parish
put questions may put to the owner or to any person in possession
ary oivner of property within that parish questions in writing
or occupier. relating to all matters as shall be necessary for the
purpose of ascertaining the particulars required to
be transcribed in a valuation roll of that parish with
regard to the said property, and if any such owner
or person in possession of such property shall refuse
or wilfully omit to answer any such question in
writing to the best of his knowledge and belief, or
shall wilfully make any false answer or statement in
reply to any such question, he shall be liable on
summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding fifty
dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding
Power given 9. (1) A valuation officer, and any person
to valuers to authorized by him in writing in that behalf, may at
enyr uorty all reasonable hours ini the daytime and after giving
at certain not less than twenty-four hours notice in writing
tiine. (and in the case of a person authorised as aforesaid,
on production, if so required, of his authority) enter
on, survey and value any property in any parish in
respect of which he has been appointed to act as
(2) If any person wilfully delays or obstructs
any person in the exercise of any of his powers
conferred by this section, he shall be liable on sum-
mary conviction to a penalty not exceeding one
hundred dollars, or to a term of imprisonment not
exceeding six months.
Owner to 10. (1) Every person who becomes the owner
notify of any property, or the holder or occupier of any
oGneral of property referred to in section 4 of this Ordinance,
acquisition on or after the date on which this Ordinance comes
of property. into force, shall, within thirty days after becoming
such owner, holder or occupier, give notice thereof in
writing to the Accountant General.
(2) The Accountant General shall make such
amendlienit to the particulars relating to the party
assessed in the valuation roll and in the Rate Book
as are necessary in consequence of any such notice.
14o. 15 of 1962.
(3) Where as a result of such amendment it
appears to the Accountant General that the valuation
of any property in the valuation roll requires to be
amended, or that an additional valuation requires to
be inserted in that roll, the Accountant General shall
forthwith inform the valuation officer of the matter
and the valuation officer shall cause such alterations
as he considers necessary to be made in the roll in
accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
(4) Any person who refuses or wilfully ne-
glects to give notice in accordance with subsection (1)
of this section shall be liable on summary conviction
to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or to a term of
imprisonment not exceeding three months.
11. Whenever the name of any person whose If name of
property has been assessed under this Ordinance is knownho
not known, it shall be sufficient to refer to such to be
person in the valuation roll and in the rate book by described.
the designation of "the owner" without!stating his
12. (1) The Accountant General on receiving Duty of
a valuation roll in accordance with section 7 of this GeurAc ant
Ordinance shall deposit the same at the Treasury. respects
(2) The Accountant General shall give effect
to any directions which may from time to time be
given to him by a valuation officer acting in accord-
ance with the provisions of this Ordinance which
authorise or require such valuation officer to cause
alterations to be made to the valuation roll.
(3) A valuation roll shall be open to inspection
by any person rated or interested in any rate at all
reasonable times, and such owner or person may
take copies or extracts from such roll without fee.
13. (1) The valuation officer of a parish may Alterations
at any time direct the Accountant General to alter to valuation
the valuation roll of that parish for any reason: effectivedate
Provided that where such direction is given other- of alteration
wise than in pursuance of an appeal to the Valuations
Appeal Board of the parish, the valuation officer of
such parish shall forthwith give written notice of
the alteration to the owner of the property, to which
the alteration relates, and such owner, and the
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Accountant General shall have the same right of
appeal as if the alteration had appeared on the
current valuation roll as originally made.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3)
of this section, an alteration made in a valuation roll
shall, in relation to any rate current at the date
when the notice of alteration was served by the
valuation officer or the date on which the notice of
appeal in pursuance of which the alteration was
made was served on the valuation officer, be deemed
to have had effect as from the commencement of the
period in respect of which the rate was .made and
shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of
this section, have effect for the purposes of any
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in
subsection (2) of this section, an alteration in a val-
uation roll which either-
(a) consists of the inclusion in the valuation
roll of a newly erected or newly con-
structed property; or
(b) is made by reason of a change in the
value or annual value of a property caused
by the making of structural alterations or
additions thereto, or by the destruction
thereof, or by damage done to the
(c) is made by reason of any property previ-
ously valued on the valuation roll as a
single property being valued in parts; or
(d) is made by reason of any property
previously valued on the valuation roll in
parts being valued as a single property;
(e) is made by reason of any property
previously valued on the valuation roll as
unoccupied becoming occupied; or
( /) is inade by reason of any property pre-
viously valued on the evaluation roll as
occupied becoming unoccupied; or
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(g) is made by reason of any event whereby a
property or part of a property becomes, or
ceases to be, not liable to be taxed,
shqll have effect only as from the date when the
new or altered property comes into occupation, or
as from the happening of the event by reason of
which the alteration is made, as the case may be.
14. (1) If any person is aggrieved by the Rightof
value or annual value at which his property has appeal.
been assessed he may at any time, by notice of
appeal served on the valuation officer, appeal to the
Valuations Appeal Board of the parish wherein
such property is situated, and the valuation officer
shall forthwith transmit a copy of the notice of
appeal to the Accountant General.
(2) If the Accountant General is aggrieved by
the value or annual value at which any property
included in a valuation roll for a parish has been
assessed, he may at any time by notice of appeal
served on the valuation officer appeal to the Valua-
tions Appeal Board of that parish; and the valuation
officer shall forthwith transmit a copy of the notice
of appeal to the owner of such property.
(3) Where a notice of appeal has been served,
the parties entitled to be heard on the hearing of the
appeal may agree to an alteration of the roll
(whether the alteration is that specified in the appeal
or otherwise).and such agreement may be made at
any time before the determination of the appeal by
the Valuations Appeal Board, and the valuation
officer shall direct the Accountant General to alter
the valuation roll in accordance with the agreement.
(4) A notice of appeal under this section shall
be in writing and signed by the appellant and shall
contain a statement of the grounds of the appeal.
(5) Where such a notice of appeal is served
upon a valuation officer he shall forthwith transmit
a copy thereof to the Magistrate on the Valuations
Appeal Board of the parah wherein the property to
which the appeal, relates, is situated.
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(6) Fourteen days' written notice of the time
and place of the hearing of an appeal shall be given
by or on behalf of such Magistrate to each of the
parties entitled to be heard on the appeal.
Appointment 15. (1) There shall be established a Valua-
of Valuations tions Appeal Board in respect of each parish for the
and hearing purpose of hearing appeals against valuations made
of appeals. in pursuance of the provisions of this Ordinance.
The Valuations Appeal Board in respect of-
(a) the parish of St. John shall consist of the
Magistrate of Magisterial District A "
and two other persons appointed by the
(b) the parish of Saint George shall consist of
the Magistrate of Magisterial District
A and two other persons appointed by
(c) any other parish shall consist of the
Magistrate of Magisterial District "B "
and two other persons appointed by the
Administrator in respect of each such
Provided that nothing in this section contained
shall be construed as preventing the appointment of
any person to one or more Valuations Appeal Boards.
(2) Every member of a Valuations Appeal
Board, not being an officer of the public service of
the Colony, shall receive such remuneration as the
Administrator, with the consent of the Legislative
Council, may from time to time determine.
(3) All persons appointed by the Administrator
to a Valuations Appeal Board shall be appointed
before the first day of January in each year, to hold
office for one year from the said first day of January;
and all such persons shall be eligible for re-
appointment to a Valuations Appeal Board for a
further term of office.
(4) In the event of an appointed member of a
Valuations Appeal Bonrd retiring from office, or
being absent from the Colony or otherwise becoming
incapable of performing the duties of his office
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during the term of his office, the Administrator
shall appoint another person in his place for the
remainder of the term of office of such niember or
for the period of incapacity of such member, as the
case may be.
(5) On the hearing of an appeal by a Valuations
(a) the appellant; and
(b) the valuation officer; and
(c) the Accountant General, when he is not
the appellant; and
(d) the party assessed in respect of the
property-to which the appeal relates, when
that party is not the appellant,
shall be entitled to call witnesses and to examine
any witnesses called before the Board.
(6) After hearing the persons mentioned in the
preceding subsection, or such of them as desire to
be -heard, the Valuations Appeal Board shall give
such directions with respect to the manner in which
the property in question is to be treated in the
valuation roll as the justice of the case may
require, and the valuationtofficer shall cause to be
made in the roll such alterations as are necessary to
give effect to those directions.
(7) The receipt of a notice of appeal shall not
prevent the Accountant General from recovering
(8) The payment of costs on appeal shall be in
the discretion of the Valuations Appeal Board,
which shall order by and to whom the same shall
(9) The amount of such costs shall be such
amount not exceeding fifty dollars as the Valuations
Appeal Board may fix according to the nature of
the appeal and the time occupied by the hearing
thereof. Such costs shall be recoverable as a civil
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(')) In proceedings before a Valuations
Appeal Board, evidence lmay be taken on oath,
which oa;th the Magistrate on the Botrd is hereby
empowered to administer, and any person giving
false evidence in any proceedings before a Valua-
tions Appeal Board shall be liable to be indicted and
punished f'r perjury in accordance with the
Ca]p. 42 provisions of the Perjury Act.
Rates. 16. (1) Subject to the provisions of sections
17 and 18 of this Ordinance, rhe Administrato'r may
in respect of each or any parish or parishes, by
Order made before the 1st day of December in each
year, declare the rates to be levied and collected on all
properties liable to be taxed under this Ordinaice.
(2) All Orders made in accordance with the
provisions of this sectio shall be published in the
Gazetle on or befoi e the 15th day of December of
the year in which they are made.
Rates in 17. The rate to be levied in respect of un-
respect of occupied property shall be assessed on the value
property, thereof and shall only be levied on such property
where the value thereof exceeds $5000.00.
Rates in 18. The rate to be levied in respect of
respect of occupiei property s1-h til be a sessed ,on the annual
property. value thereof and.shall on:, be levied on such
property where the annual value thereof exceeds
Basis of rates. 19. The valuations contained in a valuation
roll shall be tie basis of all rates levied by this
Ordinance and every such valuation, subject to
amendmen, a, hereinoefore provided, shall remain
in force until a fresh valuation is made.
Rate Book and 20. (1) The Accountant General shall cause
adjustment of all rates to be transcrihb*d in a book to be known
rate. as the Rate Book which shall contain a separate
list for each parish, containing all the properties
assessed therein, i heir situation, their value or annual
value (as the ca-en novy be). the amount c(f rate
pa:va;.)e, the inamn"s c; C t) ;'. it ,a"Fess'ed, and such
other matters as Iny Ie re(liiredI by the Accountant
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(2) Where an alteration is made in a valuation
roll which affects the amount of any rate levied in
respect of any property on that roll the corrected
amount of rate shall be shown in the Rate Book "
and the difference, if too much has been paid, shall
be repaid or allowed, or if too little has been paid,
shall be paid and may be recovered as if it were
arrears of the rate.
21. The rate levied upon occupied and un-
occupied property in accordance with the provisions
of this Ordinance shall be due and payable on the
.1st day of January in each year in respect of the
ensuing period of 12 months beginning on such
22. All rates payable under this Ordinance
shall be a charge on the property in respect of which
they are due, and shall take priority over any other
charge or debt due by specialty or otherwise, except
debts and taxes due to the Crown: Provided that
such rates shall not be a charge on such property for
more than five years from the date on which they
became due and payable.
23. When any rate, or any part thereof,
remains unpaid for sixty days after the date on
which the same became due and payable, the person
liable to pay the rate may be charged by the
Accountant General an additional sum equal to two
and one half per centum on the amount of such rate;
and such amount shall be recoverable in the' same
manner as the principal sum.
24. The Accountant General shall on or
before the 10th day of July in each year prepare
and sign a list of all properties in respect of which
the rates aforesaid have not been paid (hereinafter
called a defaulters list) specifying the amount due
in respect of each property together with any
additional sum due under the preceding section, and
shall deliver the same to the Provost Marshal for
collection of the respective amounts specified therein.
25. On receipt of the defaulters list the
Provost Marshal shall proceed to collect and levy
the several amounts shown therein by one or more
of the methods hereinafter prescribed, as he shall
consider appropriate, that is to say-
due and pay-
Rates a first
case of de-
List of arreare
to be sent to
ahal to levy.
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(a) by the seizure and sale of the goods and
chattels of the owner of the property in
respect of which the rate is due and
(b) by the seizure and sale of any goods and
chattels found on the property in respect
of which the rate is due and owing;
(c) by the seizure and sale of any live or dead
stock on the property in respect of which
the rate is due and owing; or
(d) by the seizure and sale of the property or
any part thereof in respect of which the
rate is due and owing:
Provided that where any property mentioned
in a defaulters list includes land which has been
brought under the Title by Registration Act, the
rate due in respect of the said property shall be a
charge on the said land and such charge shall rank
equally with any land tax now charged or herein-
after to be charged thereon, and before all mort-
gages, incumbrances, and interests now created and
constituted on the said land under the Title by
Registration Act or to be created or constituted
thereunder on or after the date of coming into force
of this Ordinance, and the provisions of subsection
(2) of section 35 of the Title by Registration Act
which relate to the recovery of land tax shall apply
mutaiis mutandis to the recovery of the said rate
and the Provost Marshal on behalf of the Govern-
ment may take such proceedings, and recover
the costs thereof, for the purpose of seizing and
selling such land and realizing the amount of such
26. (1) If the amount of the'rate'in respect
of which any goods have been seized under the
provisions of this Ordinance and all expenses
incidental to such seizure shall not be sooner paid,
the said goods shall be sold at public auction at such
time and place as the Provost Marshal shall direct:
Provided that no such sale shall take place within
five days of the seizure of such goods, unless the
goods seized are, in the opinion of the Provost
Marshal, of a perishable nature, or the owner of such
goods has requested their earlierlsale.
Sale of goods
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(2) All goods seized under this Ordinance
shall be deposited in some fit place, or left in the
possession of some fit person, as the Provost
Marshal may determine.
(3) The proceeds of the sale of any such goods
shall be applied first towards the payment of the
expenses of the seizure and sale thereof and the
payment of the rate in respect of which they were
seized, and the balance, if any, of the proceeds of
such sale shall be paid to the owner of the property
in respect of which the rate was payable, on
application being made for the same.
(4) The date, time and place of sale of all goods
seized under this Ordinance shall be advertised prior
to the date of sale thereof in, at least one issue of
the Gazette and of a newspaper circulating in the
Colony, unless such goods are being sold before the
expiry of the five-day period referred to in the
proviso to subsection (1) of this section.
27. (1) Where any property mentioned in a sale and re-
defaulters list includes land which has not been demption of
brought under the Title by Registration Act, the brought under
said land if seized by the Provost Marshal shall be tne Title by
sold at public auction to be held within the precincts Acst.""
of the Supreme Court in the City of Saint John.
(2) No such sale shall take place.until at least
fourteen days have expired after the date of first
publication in the Gazette of a notice stating the
date, time and place of such sale. Such notice shall
be published in at least two consecutive issues of
the Gazette and of a newspaper circulating in the
(3) The party beneficially entitled to any such
land so sold, or his duly accredited agent, shall be
at liberty to redeem the same and if necessary to
institute proceedings for the recovery of the same
within one month after the date of such sale; and
on the party or his agent so recovering any
such land as aforesaid, the purchaser or his duly
accredited agent or his assignee shall be entitled to
recover and be allowed against the party so redeem-
ing the sum originally paid for the purchase thereof
together with the sum of five per centum of such
Certificate 28. \Afte tihe period of redemption shall
purchase. have expired and the person entitled to such
redemption shall have failed to redeem such land as
provided in the preceding section, the Provost
Marshal shall grant a certificate of purchase to the
person who may have been declared the purchaser
at such sale to the effect that he has purchased the
said land; and such certificate shall be liable to
stamp duty as a conveyance of the property and
when duly stamped shall be deemed to be a valid
transfer of such property and may be registered as
any deed of conveyance.
Government 29. At the sale of any land, house, goods or
may purchase other property under the provisions of this Ordi-
prope nance any duly authorised officer of the Government
of Antigua may bid for and purchase any such
property on behalf of the Crown.
Service of 80. Whenever in any proceedings under this
documents. Ordinance the owner of any property cannot be
found in the Colony, or is proved to be evading
personal service, any notice, required to be served
under this Ordinance, may be served by-
(a) leaving the same at the usual or last known
place of abode of such owner with some
adult inmate and explaining the purport
thereof to such inmate; or
(b) leaving the same affixed to the door or any
external wall of any building, or if there
be no building, to a tree or post, (the
driving or placing of which post for such
purpose shall not be actionable) on the
property for which the rate is sought to
be recovered; or
(c) publishing a copy of the said notice in
three consecutive issues of the Gazette.
Payment bf 31. Any tenant or occupier of any property
rate by oocu- in respect of which the rate imposed by this Ordi-
piteansd nance is due and owing, may on payment of such
rate or any part thereof, or any additional sum due
thereon, deduct the amount paid, from any rent
which may then be due, or may thereafter become
payable by him to the landlord or owner of such
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property; and in the event of any action being
brought by the owner of any such property for the
recovery of any such rent from any such tenant or
occupier, the Court before which such action is
brought shall allow to such tenant or ocoupier,,as
the case may be, the amounts so paid:
Provided that nothing herein contained shall
affect any agreement made between the owner and
the person in possession with regard to the payment
of the rate imposed by this Ordinance.
32. (1) Where it is brought to the notice of Procedure
the Accountant General that any owner of property where owner
is poor and indigent and unable to pay the rate on "bto pa
any such property or is unable to pay more than a route.
portion thereof, the Accountant General if he is
satisfied as to the truth of those facts shall, before
any steps are taken under the provisions of this
Ordinance to enforce the payment of such rate,
transmit to the Administrator for his information a
statement of the case containing the name of
the owner, the amount due by him for rates, a
description of the property owned by him and any
evidence of the poverty of such person or of his
inability to pay the whole or any portion of the rate.
(2) The Accountant General, or any person
authorised by him, may make inquires from such
owner and any other person who may be willing to
give information respecting the circumstances of
such owner and to take statements in writing in
(3) The Administrator may institute such
further inquiry as he considers necessary and may
remit the whole or a portion of the rate then due, or
allow time for payment or make such other order as
he may judge expedient.
33. The Administrator may by Order vary Administrator
the time within which any act or duty is required mayry time
to be done under the foregoing provisions of this etc. under
Ordinance or the date upon which any such act or this rdi-
duty is required to be performed.
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Applioation. 34. The provisions of this Ordinance shall
not apply to any property situated within the
limits of the City of Saint John, or within the
the Island of Barbuda.
Remission of 35. The Administrator may for any good
rate. and sufficient cause remit or refund the whole or
part of any rate, or any additional sum payable
Commence- 36. This Ordinance shall come into force on
ment. such date as the Administrator may by Proclamation
D. W. HURST,
Passed the Legislative Council this 2nd day of
E. T. HENRY,
Clerk of the Council.
FIRST SCHEDULE. (Section 2)
1. The Central Housing and Planning Authority as con-
stituted by section 3 (1) of the Slum Clearance and
Housing Ordinance, 1948, (No. 3 of 1948).
2. The Industrial Development Board as constituted by
section 3 of the Industrial Development Ordinance
1952, (No. 8 of 1952).
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2. Property Tax. 19
SECOND SCHEDULE (S
of the Parish of Saint..........................
Name of Party Description Name and Annual
assessed Address Ocoupation of Property location of Value Value
Printed at the Governmet Printin Olec, AMtiuse, Leeward Islumis,
by ROBEBT LINDSAy, nting Govornment Printor.-By Authority.
A.O. 47123-600-11.62. [Pric 41 oents.
No. 16 of 1962. Title by Registration Act
1). J. G. ROSE,
16th November, 1962.
No. 16 of 1962.
An Ordinance to amend further the Title by
Registration Act (Cap. 99).
[ On Proclamation ]
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Council of Antigua, and by the
authority of the same as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Title
by Registration Act (Amendm-nt) Ordinance, 1962,
and shall be read as one with the Title by Registra-
tion Act, as amended, hereinafter called the principal
2. For subsections (3) and (4) of section 35
of the principal Act the following subsections shall
S. R & 0.
of seotion 3 5
ANTIGUA. -2 Title by Registratwon Act No. 16 of 1962.
"(3) The Registrar of Titles shall make
the following noting as a first noting, on all
ord.No. certificates of title issued by him on or ffter
1962. the date of coming into operation of the
Property Tax Ordinance, 1962-
'Charge in favour of the Government
for Land Tax and Property Rate
now due or hereinafter to become
(4) Every certificate of title issued by the
Registrar of Titles before the date of coming
into operation of the Property Tax Ordinance,
1962 shall be deemed and taken to be noted
with the noting set out in the last preceding
Commenot- 8. This Ordinance shall come into operation
ment. on a date to be appointed by the Administrator by
Proclamation published in the Gazette.
D. W. HlusT,
Passed the Legislative Council this 22nd day
of October, 1962.
E. T. HENRY,
Clerk of the Council.
Printed at the government Printing Offioe, Antigua, Leeward Ilanmdg.
by ROBERT LINDATY, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
L Piice 7 cents.])