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The West Indies Gazette



VOL. 4 FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 1961 No. 8


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GAZETTE NOTICES
No. SUBJECT MATTER PAGE No. SUBJECT MATTER PAGE

19 Publication of United States Bases Agreement 22 Appointment of Civil Aviation Adviser ... 16
and other papers ... ... ... ... 15
23 Appointments in the Federal Public Service ... 16
20 Appointment of Deputy Clerk of the House of
Representatives ... ... ... ... 15 24 Governor-General ... ... ... ... 16
21 Appointment of Recruiting Officers (West India 25 Appointment of Person to Perform the Functions
Regiment) for Unit Territories ... ... 15 of the Governor-General ... ... ... 16

19
PUBLICATION OF UNITED STATES BASES AGREEMENT AND OTHER PAPERS
NOTICE is hereby given that the following documents are published in this Gazette for public information.
Agreement between the Government of the Federation of the West Indies and the Government of the
United States of America concerning United States Defence Areas in the Federation of the West Indies.
Memorandum of Understanding.
Agreed Minute with respect to Article X of the Agreement of 10th February, 1961 concerning United
States Defence Areas in the Federation of The West Indies.

20
APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
IN accordance with the provisions of Article 42A (2) of the Constitution of The West Indies as amended by
the Constitution of The West Indies (Amendment) Order in Council, 1960, His Excellency the Governor-
General has appointed MR. CARLYLE BHARATH to be Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives on pro-
bation for one year with effect from the 1st January, 1961.

Governor-General's Office.
13th February, 1961.

21
APPOINTMENT OF RECRUITING OFFICERS (WEST INDIA REGIMENT) FOR
UNIT TERRITORIES
IT is hereby notified that under section 11 of the Defence Act (Cap. 101), His Excellency the Governor-General
has authorised the persons mentioned in Column I to enlist recruits in the West India Regiment in respect of
the territories mentioned in Column II, during the period from the 1st day of January to the 31st day of
December, 1961 inclusive, in the manner prescribed by the Defence (Enlistment and Service) Regulations,
1958 (ST. 18/1958).


Column I
Mr. JOHN HENRY HOLLEY, M.B.E., Chief of Police ...
Major A. J. PARSONS, M.B.E., Staff Officer Local Force ...
Lt.-Colonel S. A. ANDERSON, Chief of Police ...
Mr. D. D. McGouN, Superintendent of Police ...
Mr. A. G. COUSINS, Superintendent of Police ......
Captain C. A. TAYLOR, M.B.E., E.D., Officer Commanding Defence Forces
Captain IRVIN HOWELL, Officer Commanding Defence Forces... .
Captain D. C. GARDINER, Officer Commanding Defence Forces ...


Column II
. Grenada
. Barbados
. St. Vincent
S St. Lucia
. Dominica
. Montserrat
. St. Kitts
. Antigua








16 THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE [Feb. 24, 1961]

22
APPOINTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION ADVISER

MR. R. S. S. DICKINSON, has been appointed Civil Aviation Adviser to the Federal Government of the West
Indies, on secondment from the United Kingdom Home Civil Service, for a period of two years, with effect
from 6th February, 1961.


23
APPOINTMENTS IN THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE

THE following appointments have been made in the Federal Public Service :
Officer's Name Former Post Post to which Appointed Effective date of Appointment
Mr. NIGEL A. BARROW ... Administrative Cadet, Administrative Cadet 30.1.61
Jamaica (Diplomatic Trainee)

Mr. S. A. BUCKMIRE ... Temporary Stenographer Stenographer ... ... 1.4.59


24
GOVERNOR-GENERAL
His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL left Trinidad on the 24th February, 1961, on a visit to the Wind-
ward and Leeward Islands.
His Excellency is expected to return to Trinidad on the 13th March, 1961.


25
APPOINTMENT OF PERSON TO PERFORM THE FUNCTIONS OF THE
GOVERNOR-GENERAL
THE WEST INDIES

By His Excellency the Right Honourable the LORD HAILES,
Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy
[L.S.] Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Governor-General and
Commander-in-Chief of The West Indies, &c., &c., &c.

HAILES
Governor-General

To: JOHN STANLEY MORDECAI, C.M.G.
Deputy Governor-General

WHEREAS by article 4A of the Constitution of The West Indies it is provided that the Governor-General may,
by instrument under the public seal, appoint any person in the Federation to perform on his behalf such of
the functions of the office of Governor-General on such occasions, and subject to such conditions, as may be
specified in that instrument :

And whereas, I, PATRICK GEORGE THOMAS, LORD HAILES, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of
The West Indies, have occasion to be absent from the Territory of Trinidad and Tobago during the course of a
visit to certain other places outside that Territory :

Now therefore, I the said PATRICK GEORGE THOMAS, LORD HAILES, in pursuance of the powers conferred
upon me in that behalf by the said article and of all other powers me thereunto enabling, do appoint you
the said JOHN STANLEY MORDECAI, during such period of absence from the Territory of Trinidad and Tobago
and until my return to that Territory, to perform on my behalf all the functions of the office of Governor-
General vested in me, subject, however, to such instructions as I may from time to time address to you.

Given under my Hand and the Public Seal of The West
Indies this 24th day of February, 1961, in the
Ninth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command

M. S. STAVELEY
Secretary to the Governor-General

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, TRINIDAD, W.I.-1961




















The West Indies Gazette


VOL. 4 FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 1961 No. 8


SUPPLEMENT

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION OF THE WEST INDIES
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONCERNING UNITED
STATES DEFENCE AREAS IN THE FEDERATION OF THE WEST INDIES

The Government of the Federation of The West Indies and the Government of the United States of America,
Having participated, together with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland, in a review of the Agreement relating to the Bases Leased to the United States of America signed at
London on March 27, 1941, and other Agreements relating to United States defence facilities in the territory
of the Federation of The West Indies, between the Governments of the United Kingdom and of the United
States of America;
Taking account of the process of constitutional change which is designed to lead to the establishment at
an early date of a sovereign Federation of The West Indies;
Desiring to strengthen the firm friendship and understanding between them;
Desiring also to contribute to the defence of the Western Hemisphere and to the maintenance of peace and
security within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations;
Believing that practical co-operation within the territory of the Federation of The West Indies as provided
for in this Agreement will greatly assist in the attainment of these objectives;
Have agreed as follows: -
ARTICLE I
Definitions
In this Agreement, the expression:
"Contractor personnel" means employees of a United States contractor who are not ordinarily resident
in the Federation and who are there solely for the purposes of this Agreement;
"Defence area" means an area in respect of which the Government of the United States of America
(hereinafter called "the United States Government") is for the time being entitled to have and
enjoy, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the rights, power and
authority described in Article II;
"Dependants" means the spouse and children under 21 of a person in relation to whom it is used; and,
if they are dependent upon him for their support, the parents and children over 21 of that person;
"Federation" means the Federation of The West Indies;
"Members of the United States Forces" means:
(a) military members of the United States Forces on active duty;
(b) civilian personnel accompanying the United States Forces and in their employ who are not
ordinarily resident in the Federation and who are there solely for the purposes of this Agreement;
and
(c) dependants of the persons described in (a) and (b) above;
"Military purposes" means:
(a) the installation, construction, maintenance and use of military equipment and facilities,
including facilities for the training, accommodation, hospitalisation, recreation, education and
welfare of members of the United States Forces; and



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(b) all other activities of the United States Government, United States contractors and authorised
service organizations carried out for the purposes of this Agreement;
"Territory" means any Territory of the Federation in which there exists an area which is, or .is treated
as, a defence area; and "the Territory" means the Territory concerned;
"United States contractor" means any person, body or corporation ordinarily resident in the United
States of America that is in the Territory for the purposes of this Agreement by virtue of a
contract with the United States Government, and includes a sub-contractor;
"United States Forces" means the land, sea and air armed services of the United States, including the
Coast Guard.

ARTICLE II
General Description of Rights
The United States Government shall have and enjoy, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, the rights, power and authority which are necessary for the development, use, operation and
protection for military purposes of the defence areas which are described in the Annexes hereto. The United
States Government shall have and enjoy such rights of access, rights of way and easements as may be necessary
for these purposes.

ARTICLE III
Flags
The flags of the United States, the Federation and the Territory shall fly side by side over each defence area.

ARTICLE IV
Defence Areas and Property
(1) The defence areas, rights of access, rights of way and easements shall be provided free of rent and all
other charges.
(2) Except with the prior approval of the Government of the Federation (hereinafter called "the Federal
Government") and the Government of the Territory, the United States Government shall not transfer or assign
any rights conferred by or under this Agreement, nor shall the United States Government permit the defence
areas to be used in any way whatsoever by any other person, body or Government.
(3) The United States Government may at any time notify the Federal Government and the Government of
the Territory that it has vacated and no longer requires a defence area or a specified portion thereof and there-
upon such defence area or such portion thereof shall, for the purposes of this Agreement, cease to be, or to be
a portion of, a defence area, as the case may be.
(4) Except for the purposes of this Agreement or with the concurrence of the Government of the Territory,
the United States Government shall not remove or demolish or otherwise dispose of any permanent construction
or installation in a defence area. No compensation shall be payable to the United States Government in respect
of any such construction or installation. The United States Government shall be entitled to remove free of any
restrictions any other construction or installation and other property owned by it from the area while it is a
defence area or within a reasonable time thereafter. No compensation shall be payable to the United States
Government in respect of any construction or installation or other property not so removed.
(5) The United States Government shall be under no obligation to restore the defence areas to the condition
in which they were at any time prior to their ceasing to be defence areas.
(6) All minerals (including oil), antiquities and treasure trove in the defence areas and all rights relating
thereto are reserved to the Government of the Territory, but any exploitation thereof shall be with the
concurrence of the United States Government.

ARTICLE V
Entry and Departure of Members of the United States Forces
(1) Members of the United States Forces who may be brought into the Federation for the purposes of
this Agreement shall be exempt from passport and visa requirements, immigration inspection and any registra-
tion or control as aliens. Such persons shall be furnished with appropriate identification cards, specimens of
which shall be supplied to the Federal Government and to the Government of the Territory.
(2) No military member of the United States Forces shall be discharged in the Federation without the
consent of the Government of the Territory. The United States Government shall inform the Government of
the Territory of any change in the status of any other member of the United States Forces and shall be
responsible for taking such steps as are open to it for his removal from the Territory if the Government of the
latter should so request.







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(3) The United States Government shall take steps to ensure the correct behaviour of all members of the
United States Forces and shall, at the request of the Government of the Territory, remove as soon as possible
any member of the United States Forces whose conduct renders his presence in that Territory undesirable to
its Government.


ARTICLE VI
Local Purohases and Employment of Local Labour
(1) The United States Government and United States contractors may purchase locally goods and services
required for the purposes of this Agreement. Subject to United States policies or regulations, preference shall
be given to the procurement of goods in, and to the employment of contractors and workers from, the
Territory.

(2) In the fixing of terms of employment for such contractors and workers, particularly in respect of
wages and conditions of work, supplementary payments, insurance and conditions for the protection of
workers, clubs and recreational facilities, full regard shall be given to employment practices generally obtaining
for similar employment in the Territory, and in no case shall the terms of employment for such workers be
inferior to those laid down by any legislation in force in the Territory or any international convention the
provisions of which have been adopted by the United States Government and which apply to the Territory.


ARTICLE VII
Public Services and Facilities
(1) The United States Forces, United States contractors and the members of the United States Forces and
contractor personnel may use the public services and facilities belonging to or controlled or regulated by the
Federal Government or the Government of the Territory. The terms of use, including charges, shall be no less
favourable than those available to other users unless otherwise agreed. No landing charges shall, however,
be payable by the United States Government by reason of the use by aircraft owned or operated by or on
behalf of the United States Government of any airport in a Territory. There shall be such contribution by the
United States Government to the maintenance and operating costs of any airport as may be fair and reasonable,
having regard to the use made of it by such aircraft. The amount of such contribution shall be subject to
agreement between the United States Government and the Government of the Territory, after consultation
with the Federal Government.
(2) There shall be no toll charges, including light and harbour dues, on United States Government vessels
using port facilities in a Territory, nor shall such vessels be subject to compulsory pilotage.

(3) Lights and other aids to navigation of vessels and aircraft placed or established in the defence areas
and territorial waters adjacent thereto or in the vicinity thereof by the United States Government shall conform
to the system in use in the Territory. The position and characteristics of any such lights or other aids and any
alterations thereof shall be determined in consultation with the appropriate authority of the Territory.


ARTICLE VIII
Fiscal Exemptions
(1) No taxes or duties of customs shall be imposed upon the importation or exportation of:
(a) materials and equipment imported by or for the use of the United States Forces and United States
contractors for the purposes of this Agreement and, if required, certified as such on behalf of
the United States Government;
(b) the personal effects and household goods, including privately owned automobiles, imported by
members of the United States Forces, United States contractors and contractor personnel on first
arrival in a Territory or within six months thereafter and related thereto.

(2) No excise, consumption or other duty shall be levied or charged on any goods or materials purchased
locally by or for the use of the United States Government for the purposes of this Agreement.

(3) Where the legal incidence of any form of taxation in the Federation or a Territory depends on
residence or domicile, periods during which members of the United States Forces, United States contractors or
contractor personnel are in the Territory solely by reason of this Agreement shall not be considered as periods
of residence (or as creating a change of residence or domicile) for the purposes of such taxation. Members of
the United States Forces, United States contractors and contractor personnel shall be exempt from taxation in
the Federation and the Territory on the salary and emoluments received by them as such, on any tangible
movable property within a defence area and on the ownership of such property outside a defence area which
is in the Territory solely by reason of this Agreement.







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(4) Nothing in this Article shall prevent taxation of members of the United States Forces, United States
contractors or contractor personnel with respect to any profitable enterprise other than their employment as
such in which they may engage in the Federation; and except as regards salary and emoluments and the
tangible movable property referred to in the preceding paragraph, nothing in this Article shall prevent taxation
to which, even if regarded as resident or domiciled outside the Federation, such persons are liable under the
law of the Federation or the Territory.
(5) United States Government vehicles shall be exempted from all fees, taxes and other charges. Each
vehicle shall carry in addition to its registration number a distinct nationality mark in front and rear. A list
of all such vehicles and their registration numbers shall be furnished to the Government of the Territory.
Privately owned automobiles imported by members of the United States Forces which qualify for exemption
under paragraph (1) (b) of this Article shall also be exempt from Motor Vehicles Tax, or any other tax, duty
or charge of a similar nature.
(6) The authorities of the United States Forces and of the Territory shall collaborate in measures to be
taken to prevent abuse of the privileges granted under this Article.


ARTICLE IX
Criminal Jurisdiction
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article,
(a) the military authorities of the United States shall have the right to exercise within the Territory
all criminal and disciplinary jurisdiction conferred on them by United States law over all persons
subject to the military law of the United States;
(b) the authorities of the Territory shall have jurisdiction over members of the United States Forces
with respect to offences committed within that Territory and punishable by the law in force
there.
(2) (a) The military authorities of the United States shall have the right to exercise exclusive jurisdiction
over persons subject to the military law of the United States with respect to offences, including
offences relating to security, punishable by the law of the United States but not by the law in
force in the Territory.
(b) The authorities of the Territory shall have the right to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over
members of the United States Forces with respect to offences, including offences relating to
security, punishable by the law in force in the Territory but not by the law of the United States.
(c) For the purposes of this paragraph and of paragraph (3) of this Article, an offence relating to
security shall include
(i) treason;
(ii) sabotage, espionage or violation of any law relating to official secrets or secrets relating
to national defence.
(3) In cases where the right to exercise jurisdiction is concurrent the following rules shall apply: -
(a) The military authorities of the United States shall have the primary right to exercise jurisdiction
over a member of the United States Forces in relation to
(i) offences solely against the property or security of the United States or offences solely
against the person or property of another member of the United States Forces;
(ii) offences arising out of any act or omission done in the performance of official duty.
(b) In the case of any other offence the authorities of the Territory shall have the primary right to
exercise jurisdiction.
(c) If the authorities having the primary right decide not to exercise jurisdiction, they shall notify the
other authorities as soon as practicable. The United States authorities shall give sympathetic
consideration to a request from the authorities of the Territory for a waiver of their primary
right in cases where the authorities of the Territory consider such waiver to be of particular
importance. The authorities of the Territory will waive, upon request, their primary right to
exercise jurisdiction under this Article, except where they in their discretion determine and
notify the United States authorities that it is of particular importance that such jurisdiction be
not waived.
(4) The foregoing provisions of this Article shall not imply any right for the military authorities of the
United States to exercise jurisdiction over persons who belong to, or are ordinarily resident in, the Federation
unless they are military members of the United States Forces.
(5) (a) To the extent authorised by law, the authorities of the Territory and the military authorities of the
United States shall assist each other in the service of process and in the arrest of members of
the United States Forces in the Territory and in handing them over to the authorities which are
to exercise jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of this Article.







Agreement Concerning United States Defence Areas in the Federation of The West Indies 5

(b) The authorities of the Territory shall notify promptly the military authorities of the United States
of the arrest of any member of the United States Forces.
(c) Unless otherwise agreed, the custody of an accused member of the United States Forces over whom
the authorities of a Territory are to exercise jurisdiction shall, if he is in the hands of the
United States authorities, remain with the United States authorities until he is charged. In
cases where the United States authorities may have the responsibility for custody pending the
completion of judicial proceedings, the United States authorities shall, upon request, make such
a person immediately available to the authorities of the Territory for purposes of investigation
and trial and shall give full consideration to any special views of such authorities as to the
way in which custody should be maintained.
(6) (a) To the extent authorised by law, the authorities of the Territory and of the United States shall
assist each other in the carrying out of all necessary investigations into offences, in providing
for the attendance of witnesses and in the collection and production of evidence, including the
seizure and, in proper cases, the handing over of objects connected with an offence. The
handing over of such objects may, however, be made subject to their return within the time
specified by the authorities delivering them.
(b) The authorities of the Territory and of the United States shall notify one another of the disposi-
tion of all cases in which there are concurrent rights to exercise jurisdiction.
(7) A death sentence shall not be carried out in any Territory by the military authorities of the United
States if the legislation of that Territory does not provide for such punishment in a similar case.
(8) Where an accused has been tried in accordance with the provisions of this Article and has been
acquitted, or has been convicted and is serving, or has served, his sentence or has been pardoned, he may
not be tried again for the same offence within the Federation. Nothing in this paragraph shall, however, pre-
vent the military authorities of the United States from trying a military member of the United States Forces
for any violation of rules of discipline arising from an act or omission which constituted an offence for which
he was tried by the authorities of a Territory.
(9) Whenever a member of the United States Forces is prosecuted by the authorities of a, Territory he
shall be entitled-
(a) to a prompt and speedy trial;
(b) to be informed in advance of trial of the specific charge or charges made against him;
(c) to be confronted with the witnesses against him;
(d) to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favour if they are within the jurisdic-
tion of the Territory;
(e) to have legal representation of his own choice for his defence or to have free or assisted legal
representation under the conditions prevailing for the time being in the Territory;
(f) if he considers it necessary, to have the services of a competent interpreter; and
(g) to communicate with a representative of the United States and, when the rules of the court permit,
to have such a representative present at his trial which shall be public except when the court
decrees otherwise in accordance with the' law in force in the Territory.
(10) Where a member of the United States Forces is tried by the military authorities of the United States
for an offence committed outside a defence area. or involving a person, or the property of a person, other than
a member of the United States Forces, the aggrieved party and representatives of the Territory and of the
aggrieved party may attend the trial proceedings except where this would be inconsistent with the rules of the
court.
(11) A certificate of the appropriate United States commanding officer that an offence arose out of an
act or omission done in the performance of official duty shall be conclusive, but the commanding officer shall
give consideration to any representation made by the Government of the Territory.
(12) Regularly constituted military units or formations of the United States Forces shall have the right
to police the defence areas. The military police of the United States Forces may take all appropriate measures
to ensure the maintenance of order and security within such defence areas.
(13) In this Article, a reference to the authorities of a Territory includes, where appropriate, the
authorities of the Federation.

ARTICLE X
Civil Claims
(1) The United States Government agrees to pay just and reasonable compensation in settlement of civil
claims (other than contractual claims) arising out of acts or omissions of members of the United States Forces
done in the performance of official duty or out of any other act, omission or occurrence for which the United
States Forces are legally responsible.
(2) All such claims shall be processed and settled in accordance with the applicable provisions of United
States law.








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ARTICLE XI
Surveys

The United States Government may with the concurrence of the Federal Government and the Govern-
ment of the Territory make topographic, hydrographic and other similar surveys (which may include the
taking of aerial photographs) in any Territory, including the territorial waters thereof. When any survey is
to be made outside the defence areas, the United States Government shall notify the Federal Government and
the Government of the Territory, which may each designate an official representative to be present. Copies
of the data resulting from such surveys shall be furnished without cost to the Federal Government and to the
Government of the Territory.

ARTICLE XII
Frequencies

The use of radio frequencies, powers and band widths for communication, detection, and research and test
operations for the purposes of this Agreement shall be subject to the concurrence of the Federal Government and
the Government of the Territory.

ARTICLE XIII
Post Offices

The United States Government may establish and operate United States post offices in the defence areas
for domestic use between such post offices, and between such post offices and other United States post offices.
These post offices shall be for the exclusive use of the United States Government and members of the United
States Forces and of the United States contractors, contractor personnel, United States diplomatic or consular
representatives in the Federation and their dependants.

ARTICLE XIV
Commissariat

The United States Government shall have the right to establish and operate in the defence areas agencies
such as commissary stores, military service exchanges and social clubs for the use of members of the United
States Forces and of United States contractors, contractor personnel, United States diplomatic or consular repre-
sentatives in the Federation and their dependants. Such agencies and the merchandise and services sold or
dispensed by them shall be free of all taxes, duties and imposts. The authorities of the United States Forces and of
the Territory shall collaborate in measures to be taken to prevent abuse of the privileges granted under this Article.

ARTICLE XV
Health and Sanitation

The appropriate authorities shall collaborate in the enforcement in the defence areas of the health and quaran-
tine laws in force in the Territory. These authorities shall also collaborate in making arrangements for the
improvement of sanitation and the protection of health in areas outside, but in the vicinity of, the defence areas.

ARTICLE XVI
Use of Currency
(1) The United States Government shall collaborate with the Federal Government and the Government of
the Territory in ensuring compliance with any foreign exchange law in force in the Federation. The United
States Forces and United States contractors may possess and use United States currency for official purposes,
including the payment of personnel, and may purchase and use local currency.
(2) Members of the United States Forces and contractor personnel may use for internal transactions and
export United States currency received from the United States Forces or United States contractors.
(3) The appropriate authorities shall collaborate in the establishment of facilities to permit the purchase
of local currency with United States currency and to prevent unauthorised transactions in either currency.

ARTICLE XVII
Driving Permits
(1) The Government of the Territory shall honour without driving test or fee driving permits issued by
the United States or a subdivision thereof to members of the United States Forces and to United States contrac-
tors, contractor personnel and their dependants, or issue its own driving permits without test or fee to such
persons who hold such United States permits. Members of the United States Forces and United States contrac-
tors, contractor personnel and their dependants who do not hold driving permits issued by the United States
or a subdivision thereof shall be required to obtain licences in accordance with the law in force in the Territory.







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(2) The United States authorities in collaboration with the authorities of the Territory shall issue appro-
priate instructions to members of the United States Forces and to United States contractors, contractor personnel
and their dependants, fully informing them of the traffic laws in force in the Territory and requiring strict
compliance therewith.


ARTICLE XVIII
General Obligations

(1) Save as is expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing herein shall be so construed as to impair
the authority of the Federal Government or of the Government of a Territory with regard to the affairs of the
Federation or the Territory.
(2) Members of the United States Forces, United States contractors and contractor personnel in the
Federation for the purposes of this Agreement shall respect the laws of the Federation and of the Territory and
refrain from any activity inconsistent with the spirit of this Agreement. Such persons shall not take part
directly or indirectly in the political affairs of the Federation or of the Territory.
(3) In the exercise of the privileges and facilities granted under this Agreement, the United States Govern-
ment shall take every practicable measure to ensure the safety and safeguard the interests of the peoples of the
Territory and of the Federation.


ARTICLE XIX
Local Participation

The United States Government shall permit, where agreed to be practicable and on such conditions as
may be agreed, the use of installations and facilities in the defence areas for the apprenticeship and industrial
training of persons from the Federation, and also for training programmes designed to permit proper partici-
pation by such persons in the performance of functions connected with defence and security. On such conditions
as may be agreed, welfare communications facilities in the defence areas may be used for educational, cultural
and social programmes of general interest to the people of the Federation.


ARTICLE XX
Competent Authorities

Nothing in this Agreement shall impair the freedom of movement within a Territory of its competent
authorities. The designation of competent authorities in respect of a defence area shall be with the concurrence
of the United States authorities. Access may not be granted to secure areas within the defence areas.


ARTICLE XXI
Consultation

(1) There shall be established a Joint Consultative Board, consisting of representatives of the United
States Government, the Federal Government and the Governments of the Territories, which shall keep the
implementation of this Agreement under review.
(2) At the request of any of the said Governments, there shall also be established in any Territory a sub-
board, which shall concern itself with matters arising under this Agreement in the Territory and, where appro-
priate, advise and make recommendations to the Joint Consultative Board.


ARTICLE XXII
Special Provisions for Individual Territories

The provisions contained in the Annexes hereto shall have effect in relation to the Territories to which
they respectively appertain and shall be read and construed as part of this Agreement.


ARTICLE XXIII
Supersession

Upon the coming into force of this Agreement, the provisions of the following Agreements (including any
amendments, modifications and extensions thereof)--
Agreement of March 27, 1941 relating to the Bases Leased to the United States of America,
Agreement of February 24, 1948 concerning the Opening of Certain Military Air Bases in the Carib-
bean Area and Bermuda to use by Civil Aircraft,






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Agreement of January 15, 1952 concerning the Extension of the Bahamas Long Range Proving
Ground by Additional Sites in the Turks and Caicos Islands,
Agreement of June 25, 1956 concerning the Extension of the Bahamas Long Range Proving Ground
by the Establishment of Additional Sites in Saint Lucia,
Agreement of November 1, 1956 for the Establishment in Barbados of an Oceanographic Research
Station,
Agreement of November 27, 1956 for the Establishment of an Oceanographic Research Station in the
Turks and Caicos Islands,
Exchange of Notes of March 16/April 16, 1959 concerning the Establishment and Operation of a
Tracking Station on the Island of Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands,
and of any other Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom and the United States Govern-
inent concerning the grant of rights to the United States Government with respect to defence facilities in the
Federation shall, save as expressly provided in this Agreement, cease to have any force or effect in so far
as they relate to any territory of the Federation.


ARTICLE XXIV
Durationl and Review

(1) This Agreement shall come into force on the date of signature and shall remain in force so long as any
area continues to be, or to be treated as, a defence area in accordance with this Article.

(2) As early as may be practicable in the year 1968 there shall be a review of this Agreement in the light
of its operation at which consideration shall be given to the need for the defence areas and to the desirability
of.modifications of its terms and conditions. Except as otherwise agreed at this review, the provisions of this
Agreement shall not be affected thereby.

(3) As early as may be practicable in the year 1973 there shall be a further review of this Agreement
at which consideration shall be given to the strategic need for the defence areas in the light of the world
situation at that time. If it is not agreed before the expiration of the year 1973 that a defence area should
continue as such, this Agreement, and any modifications thereof, shall continue nevertheless to apply to such
area as if it were a defence area until the expiration of the year 1977.


In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorised thereto by their respective Governments, have signed
this Agreement.

Done in duplicate at Port-of-Spain on the tenth day of February, 1961.


For the Government of the Federation of For the Government of the United States of America:
The West Indies:

GRANTLEY ADAMS JOHN HAY WHITNEY
Prime Minister, The West Indies


V. C. BIRD GEORGE L. P. WEAVER
Chief Minister, Antigua


H. GORDON CUMMINS HECTOR PEREZ GARCIA
Premier, Barbados


N. W. MANLEY IVAN B. WHITE
Premier, Jamaica


G. F. CHARLES WILLIAM E. LANG
Chief Minister, St. Lucia


ERIC WILLIAMS
Premier, Trinidad and Tobago








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ANNEX A
Antigua
Defence Areas, Rights of Way and Easements
(1) The attached map No. 1 shows, but not definitively, the defence areas, certain rights of access, rights of way
and easements. The defence areas shall as soon as may be practicable be definitively described by agreement between the
United States Government, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory.

Nature of Rights

(2) (a) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement include the right to maintain
and operate within the defence areas an electronic research and test station and an oceanographic research
station, including their associated instrumentation, detection and communications systems. The United States
Government shall also have the right to launch, fly and land test vehicles.
(b) No wireless station, submarine cable, land line or other installation shall be established by the United States
Government outside the defence areas except at such place or places as may be agreed. Any submarine cable
or wireless station shall be sited and operated in such a way that it will not cause interference
with established civil communications.
(c) When submarine cables are no longer required for the purpose of this Agreement, their disposal or further use
shall be subject to consultation between the parties and, in the absence of agreement, they shall be removed
by and at the expense of the United States Government.
(d) The United States Government shall have such use of the foreshore and of the internal and territorial waters
adjacent to the defence areas as shall be mutually agreed. Any such agreed use shall not interfere with
navigation but may entail the restriction of anchoring, fishing and landing in agreed areas.

Roads
(3) (a) The roads running through the defence areas which are open generally for public use on the date of signature
of this Agreement shall remain open for such use; provided, however, that nothing shall be done to interfere
with the carrying out of the purposes of this Agreement.
(b) The United States Government shall consult from time to time with the Government of Antigua for the
purpose of agreeing upon the extent of any damage to roads which may have been caused by United States
operations, and the repairs which are necessary. The United States Government shall either make those
repairs or reimburse their cost to the local Government.

Coolidge Field
(4) (a) Aircraft owned or operated by or on behalf of the United States Government shall at all times be entitled to
unrestricted use of Coolidge Field airport on the terms and conditions as to landing charges and contributions
set out in paragraph (1) of Article VII of this Agreement; but no charges shall be payable for any airport
services provided in respect of such use.
(b) The United States Government and the United States contractors may, without charge, use the pier at Coolidge
Field for the purposes of this Agreement.

Parham Peninsula

(5) (a) The United States Government may erect and operate on Parham Peninsula
(i) approximately ten antennae arrays (each array to consist of four poles, each approximately 90 feet
high, set in a rhombic pattern, each side of which extends approximately 300 feet) together with necessary
connecting lines, power lines, underground cables and support wires; and
(ii) a communications building approximately 50' X 100' in size with an access road thereto.
Persons authorised by the United States Government may enter and move freely on the Peninsula for
purposes related to the preparatory survey for and the installation, operation and maintenance of the
antennae.

(b) Land under and adjacent to the antennae may be used for agricultural purposes, provided that such use does
not interfere with the operation of the antennae.

ANNEX B
Barbados
Defence Area, Rights of Way and Easements
(1) The attached map No. 2 shows, but not definitively, the defence area, certain rights of access, rights of way and
easements. The defence area shall as soon as may be practicable, be definitively described by agreement between the
United States Government, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory.

Nature of Rights
(2) (a) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement include the right to maintain
and operate within the defence area an oceanographic research station, including its associated instrumenta-
tion, detection and communications systems.
(b) No wireless station, submarine cable, land line or other installation shall be established by the United States
Government outside the defence area except at such place or places as may be agreed. Any submarine cable
or wireless station shall be sited and operated in such a way that it will not cause interference
with established civil communications.
(c) When submarine cables are no longer required for the purposes of this Agreement, their disposal or further
use shall be subject to consultation between the parties and, in the absence of agreement, they shall be
removed by and at the expense of the United States Government.
(d) The United States Government shall have such use of the foreshore and of the internal and territorial waters
adjacent to the defence area as shall be mutually agreed. Any such agreed use shall not interfere with
navigation, but may entail the restriction of anchoring, fishing and landing in agreed areas.









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Temporary Anchorage
(3) Any vessel or aircraft compelled by weather or some other exigency of prudent navigation may seek safe tem-
porary anchorage in the sea areas which are adjacent to or are included in the defence area.
(4) The United States Government shall consult from time to time with the Government of Barbados for the purpose
of agreeing upon the extent of any damage to roads which may have been caused by United States operations, and the
repairs which are necessary. The United States Government shall either make those repairs or reimburse their cost to the
local Government.
ANNEX C
Jamaica
Defence Area, Rights of Way and Easements
(1) The attached map No. 3 shows, but not definitively, the defence area, certain rights of access, rights of way and
easements. The defence area shall as soon as may be practicable be definitively described by agreement between the
United States Government, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory.

Nature of Rights
(2) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement include the right to establish,
maintain and operate within the defence area a Loran Station, the function of which shall be to transmit electronic signals
to provide long range navigational aid by which ships and aircraft may determine their exact position.

ANNEX D
St. Lucia
Defence Areas, Rights of Way and Easements
(1) The attached map No. 4 shows, but not definitively, the defence areas, certain rights of access, rights of way and
easements. The defence areas shall as soon as may be practicable be definitively described by agreement between the United
States Government, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory.

Nature of Rights
(2) (a) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement include the right to maintain and
operate within the defence areas an electronic research and test station, including its associated instru-
mentation, detection and communications systems. The United States Government shall also havel the right
to launch, fly and land test vehicles.
(b) No wireless station, submarine cable, land line or other installation shall be established by the United States
Government outside the defence areas except at such place or places as may be agreed. Any submarine cable
or wireless station shall be sited and operated in such a way that it will not cause interference with
established civil communications.
(c) When submarine cables are no longer required for the purposes of this Agreement, their disposal or further use
shall be subject to consultation between the parties and, in the absence of agreement, they shall be removed
by and at the expense of the United States Government.

Beane Field
(3) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of Article IV of this Agreement, Beane Field will be open for
civil use under the terms of the Agreement of February 24, 1948, between the Government of the United
Kingdom and the United States Government concerning the opening of certain Military Bases in the Carib-
bean Area and Bermuda to use by civil aircraft. The United States Government shall give notice as far
in advance as is practicable if it becomes necessary to limit or suspend civil air operations at Beane Field
pursuant to Article VI of that Agreement.
(b) The Government of St. Lucia or any authority or person authorised by that Government may have access to and
use the pier at Beane Field, provided that such use does not interfere with the use of the pier for the
purposes of this Agreement by the United States Government.

Water Supply
(4) The United States Government shall, within the capacity of the facilities in place on the date of signature of this
Agreement, increase the supply of water in excess of United States needs to meet the normal needs of the civil population in
the vicinity of Beane Field and the Vieux Fort area.

Roads
(5)! The United States Government shall consult from time to time with the Government of St. Lucia for the purpose of
agreeing upon the extent of any damage to roads which may have been caused by United States operations, and the repairs
which are necessary. The United States Government shall either make those repairs or reimburse their cost to the local
Government.
ANNEX E
Trinidad and Tobago
Defence Area
(1) The attached map No. 5 shows, but not definitively, the defence area. The defence area shall as soon as may be
practicable be definitively described by agreement between the United States Government, the Federal Government and the
Government of the Territory.

Areas to be Vacated
1(2) By the end of 1962, the United States Government shall vacate the Areas I and II as shown on the attached map
No. 5. With due regard for security until they are vacated, these areas may be used by the Government of Trinidad and
Tobago.

Nature of Rights
(3) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement include the right to maintain and
operate within the defence area a naval station and an electronic research and test station, including its associated instrumen-
tation, detection and communications systems.








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Stand-by Areas
(4) In the event of the outbreak of general hostilities while any part of the area referred to in paragraph (1) of this
Annex is, or is treated as, a defence area, the areas described below shall, upon request, be immediately made available to
the United States Government. These areas shall be made available free of rent and all charges other than such compensation
as it may mutually be agreed shall be paid by the United States Government in order to compensate for any loss suffered by
private persons in respect of improvements made after the date of signature of this Agreement.
(a) Waller Field
(i) An area of approximately 1,400 acres bounded as follows:
by the Churchill-Roosevelt Road on the North,
by the Andrews Road on the West,
by the Orinoco Road on the South,
by the Demerara and Castries Road on the East; and
(ii) a flight clearance strip at the end of each runway extending 2,500 feet from the end of the runway and
extending fanwise to a width of 1,500 feet.
(b) Monos Island
Five acres of land in two or more parcels for use in connexion with harbour defence, the exact locations of
which shall be determined by agreement at the time.
(c) Greenhill Harbour Defence Site
An area of approximately 130 acres to be determined by agreement.
(d) Scotland Bay
The area shown as Area II on the attached Map No. 5, which is enclosed by the following coordinates:
"Beginning on the shoreline at N14000 W26120; thence, south along the shoreline including Bowens
Island to N11000 W25060; thence, east to N11000 W23000; thence, north-east to N14470 W21770; thence,
east to N14470 W21340; thence, north to N16230 W21340; thence, north-west to N16230 W23000;
thence, north-west to N17000 W23410; thence, west to Mahant Bay at N17000 W24330; thence, in a
south-westerly direction along the shoreline to the point of beginning."
Teteron Bay
(5) (a) The part of the defence area which is known as the Teteron Bay area, and which is described below, may also
be used by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Federal Government for the purposes of the
training and stationing of Trinidadian and Federal naval units, marine police forces, and engineering
construction units.
(b) The Teteron Bay area, which is shown as Area III on the attached Map No. 5, is enclosed by the following
coordinates:
"Beginning on the shoreline within Teteron Bay at N6500 W23950; thence, west to N6500 W22800; thence, north-
eastward to N8000 W21670; thence, north to N9800 W21670; thence, east to N9800 W23000; thence, south-
west to N9000 W23400; thence, west to the shoreline; thence, along the shoreline to the point of
beginning."
Machine Shops
(6) The United States Government shall permit such use of machine shops in the defence area east of Staubles Bay
as would assist in the carrying out of agreed programmes for vocational training of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Restricted Water Area
(7) (a) In order to provide an area within the territorial waters adjacent to the defence area for the operation of sea-
planes, an area shall be designated as a restricted area.
(b) The restricted area at present agreed is shown as Area IV on the attached Map No. 5 and is enclosed by a
line:
"Beginning at a point on the shoreline N9140 W3670; thence, running to Caledonia Island light; thence, to the
westernmost point of Lenagan Island; thence, to the westernmost point of Rock Island; thence, to the
southernmost point of Carrera Island; thence, to the most southerly point on Point Gourde; thence,
eastward along the shoreline to the beginning."
This area may be redefined from time to time by agreement between the United States Government and the
Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
(c) All vessels shall be permitted to enter the restricted area subject to the following conditions:-
(i) Vessels shall remain continuously underway.
(ii) Every vessel shall carry between sunset and sunrise at least one white light visible from all points
of the horizon for a distance of at least two miles and mounted at least two feet above the gunwales.
(iii) The occupants of all vessels shall comply with all lawful orders issued by a member of the United
States Navy.
In addition to the foregoing, other conditions may be imposed as shall be mutually agreed to be necessary
to ensure safe and efficient seaplane operations.
Fleet Anchorage
(8) (a) The United States Government shall notify the Government of Trinidad and Tobago whenever it requires the
control of an anchorage, to be known as the United States Fleet Anchorage, and shall, after such consultation
with that Government as may be appropriate, exercise control thereof. To facilitate such control the Govern-
ment of Trinidad and Tobago, at the request of the United States Government, shall take steps to clear the
anchorage.
(b) The anchorage shall comprise an area in the Gulf of Paria enclosed by a line as follows:-
"Beginning at Caledonia Island light; thence, due east to a point directly south of Cumana Point, thence, due
south to the northern edge of the dredged channel to Port-of-Spain; thence, generally westward along the
northern edge of the dredged channel to a point due south of Point de Cabras on Huevos Island; thence, to
Point de Cabras; thence, along the eastern shoreline of Huevos Island to the north-east point of this Island;
thence, to the north-west point of Monos Island; thence along the southern shores of Monos Island to the
north-east point of this Island; thence, to Point Rouge."
(c) As soon as reasonably practicable, the United States Government shall notify the Government of Trinidad and
Tobago that it will by a specified time no longer require, or that it no longer requires, control of the anchorage
and from the time so specified, or from the notification, as the case may be, the United States Government
shall cease to have or exercise control of the anchorage.









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(d) The United States Government shall have the rights, power and authority necessary for the utilisation of the
anchorage as such and for its protection.
(e) A reference to the anchorage includes a reference to a part thereof.
Access
(9) (a) Subject only to such restrictions as the United States Government may require for reasons of military necessity
or for proper police control,
(i) the United States Government shall not hinder the rights of development possessed by the Government
of Trinidad and Tobago in Pointe Gourde and in the islands forming part of Trinidad and adjoining
the defence area;
(ii) the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, members of its forces, and all persons employed or having
business at Pointe Gourde, the islands mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) above and La Retraite shall
have the right of access by land and sea to those places.
(b) Means of access to Scotland Bay and Teteron Bay shall be as mutually agreed.
Natural Resources
(10) (a) Stone, Sand and Gravel. From such areas and upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago may within the defence area win stone, gravel and sand for public
works, provided that nothing shall be done to interfere with the carrying out of the purposes of this
Agreement.
(b) Water Supply. Such water from existing wells within the defence area as after determination by hydrological
survey is surplus to United States requirements, will be made available at the well head to the Government
of Trinidad and Tobago. United States requirements shall include the need to maintain appropriate levels
and pressures.
Plantation Administration
(11) (a) Existing plantation areas and other areas as may be agreed within the defence area may, subject to United
States military requirements, be cultivated under the administrative control of the Government of Trinidad
and Tobago, consistent with such security and property control arrangements as may be deemed to be
necessary.
(b) Existing administrative buildings and other installations used in connexion with the plantation areas will be
under the administration and control of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for use and maintenance
in connexion with the administration and cultivation of the plantation areas. New buildings or installations
may not be constructed without the concurrence of the United States Government.
Magazine Areas
(12) The United States Government shall take every practicable measure in magazine areas in the defence area to
prevent injury to the people of Trinidad and Tobago or their property.
ANNEX F
Turks and Caicos Islands
Defence Areas, Rights of Way and Easements
(1) The attached map No. 6 shows, but not definitively, the defence areas, certain rights of access, rights of way
and easements. The defence areas shall ag soon as may be practicable be definitively described by agreement between the
United States Government, the Federal Government and the Government of the Territory.
Nature of Rights
(2) (a) The rights vested in the United States Government by virtue of this Agreement shall include the right to
maintain and operate within the defence areas an electronic research and test station and an oceanographic
research station, including their associated instrumentation, detection and communications systems. The
United States Government shall also have the right to launch, fly and land test vehicles.
(b) No wireless station, submarine cable, land line or other installation shall be established by the United States
Government outside the defence areas except at such place or places as may be agreed. Any submarine cable
or wireless station shall be sited and operated in such a way that it will not cause interference with established
civil communications.
(c) When submarine cables are no longer required for the purposes of this Agreement, their disposal or further
use shall be subject to consultation between the parties and, in the absence of agreement, they shall be removed
by and at the expense of the United States Government.
(d) The United States Government shall have such use of the foreshore and of the internal and territorial waters
adjacent to the defence areas as shall be mutually agreed. Any such agreed use shall not interfere with
navigation but may entail the restriction of anchoring, fishing and landing in agreed areas.
Civil Air Operations
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of Article IV of this Agreement, civil air operations may be carried
on in accordance with the Exchange of Notes of December 6, 1956/January 4, 1957 between the Government of the United
Kingdom and the United States Government concerning the use of certain Long Range Proving Ground facilities by civil
aircraft. Upon the specific request of the Administrator to the Commanding Officer a non-scheduled, privately owned, licensed
aircraft may, under the terms of that Agreement, so far as applicable (including paragraph (2) (d) thereof), make a single
landing at a defence area.
Water Supply
(4) The United States Government shall, within the capacity of the facilities in place on the date of signature of this
Agreement, make available to meet the needs of the civil population water which is in excess of United States needs.
Pier
(5) The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands or any authority or person authorised by that Government may have
access to and use the pier in the defence area, provided that such use does not interfere with the use of the pier for the
purposes of this Agreement by the United States Government.
Temporary Anchorage
(6) Any vessel or aircraft compelled by weather or some other exigency of prudent navigation may seek safe temporary
anchorage in the sea areas which are adjacent to or are included in a defence area.
Roads
(7) The United States Government shall consult from time to time with the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands
for the purpose of agreeing upon the extent of any damage to roads which may have been caused by United States operations
and the repairs which are necessary. The United States Government shall either make those repairs or reimburse their cost
to the local Government.







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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
1. The Federal Government and the United States Government have reached the following understandings
with regard to the Agreement signed this day concerning United States defence areas in the Federation of The
West Indies:
(a) With respect to paragraph (1) of Article VII, it is understood that the words "other users" mean
those persons who, where preferential rates apply to certain users, are charged at the lowest rate.
(b) With respect to paragraph (3) of Article VIII, it is understood that United States contractors will
be exempt from taxation on any income received under a contract with the United States
Government for the purposes of the Agreement and will also be exempt from any tax in the
nature of a licence with respect to any work performed for the United States Government
for the purposes of the Agreement.
(c) (i) With respect to Article XII, it is understood that the United States Government may continue
to use all those radio frequencies, powers and band widths for communications, detection,
research and test operations that it is entitled to use in the Federation at the date of signature
of the Agreement.
(ii) It is also understood that the United States Government will continue to be responsible for
notifying to the International Frequency Registration Board (I.F.R.B.), as appropriate, those
frequencies, powers and band widths used in connexion with United States operations under the
Agreement. Prior to notifying the I.F.R.B. of any change in registered frequencies, the United
States Government will reach agreement with the Federal Government regarding the proposed
change.
(iii) The Federal Government and the United States Government will inform the I.F.R.B. that
this arrangement which has been entered into between them provides for the necessary
coordination regarding frequencies used by the United States Government and authorises the
United States Government to obtain international registration of agreed frequencies.
(d) (i) With respect to paragraph (3) of Annex E, it is understood that the electronic test and research
station which the United States Government will operate pursuant to this provision will be used
in connexion with United States test and research programmes in the fields of electronic
surveillance and communications. Research and test operations at the station will include
detection, tracking, telemetry, data read-out, reception, transmission and communications
related to both missile and space programmes.
(ii) It is also understood that, while the general nature and purposes of the station will remain as
described above, technical changes in equipment and operations will be made from time to
time in order that the station may carry out its role in the surveillance and communications
programmes.

2. It is also the understanding of the two Governments that the local administrative agreements or other
arrangements in effect on the date of signature of the Agreement, including existing arrangements on matters
which under paragraph (3) of Article VII and sub-paragraphs (b) and (d) of paragraph (2) of Annexes A, B,
D, and F would require consultation between or concurrence by the appropriate United States and local
authorities, shall remain in effect, without prejudice to the right of the appropriate authorities to request a review
of these administrative agreements or other arrangements.

Done in duplicate at Port-of-Spain on the tenth day of February, 1961.

For the Government of the Federation of For the Government of the United States of America:
The West Indies:

GRANTLEY ADAMS JOHN HAY WHITNEY
Prime Minister, The West Indies

V. C. BIRD GEORGE L. P. WEAVER
Chief Minister, Antigua

H. GORDON CUMMINS HECTOR PEREZ GARCIA
Premier, Barbados

N. W. MANLEY IVAN B. WHITE
Premier, Jamaica

G. F. CHARLES WILLIAM E. LANG
Chief Minister, St. Lucia

ERIC WILLIAMS
Premier, Trinidad and Tobago








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AGREED MINUTE WITH RESPECT TO ARTICLE X OF THE AGREEMENT OF FEBRUARY 10,
1961, CONCERNING UNITED STATES DEFENCE AREAS IN THE
FEDERATION OF THE WEST INDIES

1. With respect to paragraph (2) of Article X, the United States delegation explained that in handling
claims under this provision United States authorities would exercise the broad authority provided under United
States laws relating to Foreign Claims and regulations issued thereunder. These laws provide for simple,
administrative procedures for the settlement of claims against the United States overseas. Under these
procedures any inhabitant of the Federation who believes he has a valid claim would, upon application to
any United States authority, be referred to the appropriate United States Foreign Claims Commission which
is authorised by law to settle foreign claims.

2. A Claims Commission's procedures in considering claims referred to it are expeditious and very informal,
although a full record is developed in each case. A Claims Commission is not bound by judicial rules of evidence
and may consider any material which is relevant to the claim. Claims must be presented to a Commission
within two years from the time of the loss or injury.

3. Except where settlement is accepted in full satisfaction, a claimant is not precluded from pursuing such
remedies as local law provides.

4. The United States delegation explained that in settling claims which are described in paragraph (1) of
Article X as arising ". . out of any other act, omission or occurrence for which the United States Forces are
legally responsible", United States authorities would take into consideration local law and practice. An example
would be a claim based upon an injury caused by a falling structure that was under the full control of the United
States Forces.

5. It was understood that should the procedures provided for under Article X prove to be unsatisfactory,
upon the request of the Government of the Federation of The West Indies a new claims article would be
adopted which would be equivalent in substance to paragraph (5) of Article VIII of the NATO Status of
Forces Agreement.

Port-of-Spain.
10th February, 1961.


GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, TRINIDAD, W.I.-1961




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