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Table of Contents
    Gazette Notice No. 57: Publication of the West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961 and Other Legislation
        Page 41
        Page 42
    Legal supplement: pt. 2 Statutory Instruments (No. 2 of 1961): The Civil Establishment Order, 1961
        A-4
        Page A-5
        Page A-6
        Page A-7
    Legal supplement
        Page B-1
    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 1 of 1961): The Immunities and Privileges (International Organisations and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961
        Page B-2
        Page B-3
        Page B-4
        Page B-5
        Page B-6
        Page B-7
    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 2 of 1961): The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1961
        Page B-8
        Page B-9
        Page B-10
        Page B-11
    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 3 of 1961): The Exchange Control (Amendment) Act, 1961
        Page B-12
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        Page B-14
        Page B-15
    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 4 of 1961): The Minister of Finance Incorporation Act, 1961
        Page B-16
        Page B-17
        Page B-18
    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 5 of 1961): The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961
        Page B-19
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    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 6 of 1961): The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961
        Page B-23
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    Legal supplement: pt. 1 Acts of the Federal Legislature (No. 7 of 1961): The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961
        Page B-36
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The West Indies Gazette \


VOL. 4 FRIDAY, 12TH MAY, 1961 .20


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GAZETTE NOTICE
No. SUBJECT MATTER PAGE k
57 Publication of The West Indies Shipping Corpora-
tion Act, 1961 and Other Legislation ... ... 41


LEGAL SUPPLEMENT
PART I-ACTS OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATURE
No. PAGE No. PAGE

1 of 1961 The Immunities and Privileges 4 of 1961 The Minister of Finance Incorpora-
(International Organisations and tion Act, 1961 ... 16
Overseas Countries) ( 5 of 1961 The_.Supplementarv AoDrnnintinn
ment) Act, 1961 ... ... 2 uplementar g a
2 of 1961 The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 6 of 1961 The West Indies Agricultural 19
1961 ... ... ... 8 Society Act, 1961 ... ... 23
3 of 1961 The Exchange Control (Amend- 7 of 1961 The West Indies Shipping Corpora-
ment) Act, 1961 ... ... 12 tion Act, 1961 ... ... 36


PART II-STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
No. PAG
2 of 1961 The Civil Establishment Order, 1961 5


57
PUBLICATION OF THE WEST INDIES SHIPPING CORPORATION ACT, 1961
AND OTHER LEGISLATION

NOTICE is hereby given that the West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961 is published with this issue
of the Gazette.
The Acts of the Federal Legislature also referred to above and the Statutory Instrument comprise Ih-
Legal Supplement to this issue of the Gazette. f


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


























THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE

Vol. 4 FRIDAY, 12th MAY, 1961 No. 20


LEGAL SUPPLEMENT

PART II-STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
No. Page
2 of 1961 The Civil Establishment Order, 1961 5





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The Civil Establishment Order, 1961


THE WEST INDIES

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT No. 2 of 1961

THE CIVIL ESTABLISHMENT ORDER, 1961

Made by His Excellency the Governor-General under Section 4 of
the Civil Establishment Act, 1958.

ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES
Article
1. Citation.
2. Amendment of Schedule to the Civil Establishment (General)
Order, 1958.
SCHEDULE.


His Excellency the Governor-General in exercise of the powers
conferred on him by section 4 of the Civil Establishment Act, 1958, and
of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the
following order:-
Citation. 1. This Order may be cited as the Civil Establishment
Order, 1961.

Amendment 2. The Civil Establishment (General) Order, 1958, as amended,
of the is hereby further amended in the manner set out in the Schedule to
Schedule
to the Civil this Order.
Establish-
ment Made by the Governor-General this 21st day of March, 1961.
(General)
Order,
1958. By Command,

M. S. STAVELEY,

Secretary to the Governor-General.

Approved by the House of Representatives on the
23rd day of March, 1961.

J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Approved by the Senate on the 29th day of March, 1961.

D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate







The Civil Establishment Order, 1961


SCHEDULE

The Schedule to the Civil Establishment (General) Order, 1958,. is
hereby amended in the following respects:-

(1) Under the heading "Law Officers" as from the 1st April,
1961, immediately after the office "Solicitor General" and the
particulars specified in relation thereto insert the following:-

"Assistant Attorney-General .. .. $12,000 1"

(2) Under the heading "Prime Minister's Department" as from
the 1st January, 1961, delete the offices "Office Machines
Operator, Grade I" and "Office Machines Operator, Grade II"
and the particulars relating thereto.

(3i Under the heading "Ministry of Trade and Industry" at the
.end of the heading insert the following:-

(a) As from the 1st January, 1961,

"Office Machines Operator, Grade I $3000x120-3960 1
Office Machines Operator, Grade II $1680x120-2880 1"

(b) As from the 1st April, 1961,

"Office Machines Supervisor $4080x120-4320-
5520

Office Machines Operator, Grade II $1680x120-4320x
240-5520 1

Office Machines Operator, Grade II $1680x120-2880 5

Office Machines Assistant $1080x60 -1440x
120-1680 2"

(4) Under the heading "Ministry of Communications and Works"
as from the 1st April, 1961, at the end of the heading insert
the following:-

"Chief Technical Officer
(Maritime Services) $12,480 1"


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THE WEST INDIES GAZETTE


Vol. 4 FRIDAY. 12th MAY, 1961 No. 20


LEGAL SUPPLEMENT


PART I-ACTS OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATURE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
No. Page
1 of 1961 The Immunities and Privileges (International
Organizations and Overseas Countries)
(Amendment) Act, 1961
2 of 1961 The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1961 8
3 of 1961 The Exchange Control (Amendment) Act, 1961 12
4 of 1961 The Minister of Finance Incorporation Act, 1961 16.
5 of 1961 The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961 19
6 of 1961 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961 23
7 of 1961 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961 38






























THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 1 of 1961


THE IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES (INTERNA-
TIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND OVERSEAS
COUNTRIES) (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1. Short title.
2. Application.
3. Section 3 of the principal Act. Substitution of new section.
4. Section 4 of the principal Act. Substitution of new section.
5. Amendment of section 5 of the principal Act.
6. Repeal of section 9 of the principal Act and of the Schedule thereto








The Immunities and Privileges (International Organisations
and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961. 3






I ASSENT

IL.S.] HAILES

29th April, 196.1


GOVERNOR-GENERAL







AN ACT to amend the Immunities and Privileges (Interna-
tional organizations and Overseas Countries) Act, 1959.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
.and the House of Representatives of The West Indies, and
.by the authority of the same, as follows-

1. This Act may be cited as the Immunities and Short
Privileges (International Organisations and Overseas Coun-
tries) (Amendment) Act, 1961, and shall be read as one with
the Immunities and Privileges (International Organisations
and Overseas Countries) Act, 1959, hereinafter called the cap131
principal Act.

2. This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands and Applia-
'Turks and Caicos Islands.

3. The following section shall be substituted for section 3
of the
section 3 of the principal Act- principal
Act.
Substitu-
tion of
new
sect ion.








The Immunities and Privileges (International Organisations
4 and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961.

"Imniuni- 3. (1) This section shall apply to any organisation
privileges declared by Order of the Governor-General to be an
capacities organisation of which the United Kingdom or Her
interna- Majesty's Government therein or the Federation or
tional the Government thereof and one or more overseas
organisa-
tions countries or the government or governments thereof
and per- are members.
sons
connected
therewith. (2) The Governor-General may by Order-

(a) provide that any organisation to which
this section applies (hereinafter
referred to as "the organisation") shall
have the legal capacities of a body
corporate and shall also have such
immunities and privileges as may be
set out in the Order;
(b) confer upon-
(i) any persons who are representa-
tatives (whether of government
or not) on any organ of the
organisation or are members of
any committee of the organisation
or of an organ thereof;
(ii) such number of officers of the
organisation as may be specified
in the Order, being the holders of
such high offices in the organisa-
tion as may be so specified;
(iii) such persons employed on mis-
sions on behalf of the organisation
as may be so specified;
(iv) such other classes of officers and
servants of the organisation as
may be so specified; and
(v) the staff of such representatives
and members as are mentioned in
sub-paragraph (i) of this para-
graph and the families of officers
of the organisation;







The Immunities and Privileges (International Organisations
and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961. 5

such immunities and privileges as may be
set out in the Order:
Provided that the Order shall be so framed as
to secure that there are not conferred on any person
any immunities or privileges greater in extent than
those which, at the time of the making of the Order,
are required to be conferred on that person in order
to give effect to any international agreement in that
behalf and shall not confer any immunity or privilege
upon any person as the representative of the
Government of the Federation or as a member of
the staff of such a representative.

4. The following section shall be substituted forseetion 4
section 4 of the principal Act- principal
Act.
Substitu-
"Immuni 4. (1) This section shall apply in respect of anytion of
ties,
privileges agreement declared by Order of the Governor-new
and General to be an agreement between the Federation section.
capacities
under or the Government thereof and-
agree-
ments for (a) any overseas country or the govern-
ifnancial ment thereof, or
or other
assistance. (b) any overseas government agency,
for the provision of financial, technical or other
assistance to the Federation.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, the expression
"overseas government agency" means any body or
institution which is recognized by the government
of an overseas country to be an agency of that
government.
(3) The Governor-General may by Order -
(a) provide that in respect of any agree-
ment to which this section applies such
immunities and privileges as may be
set out in the Order shall operate, and
where the party to such agreement is
an overseas government agency such
overseas government agency shall
also have the capacities of a body
corporate;







The Imniunuities and Privileges (International Organisations
6 and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961.

(b) confer upon-

(i) any persons who are assigned for
duty in the Federation otherwise
than by the Federation or the
Government thereof in pursuance
of an agreement to which this
section applies; and
(ii) the family of any person upon
whom immunities and privileges
are conferred under sub-para-
graph (i) of this paragraph;

such immunities and privileges as may
be set out in the Order:

Provided that the Order shall be so framed as
to secure that the immunities and privileges to be
enjoyed by any overseas country, overseas govern-
ment agency or persons by virtue of the Order are
not greater than those which, at the time of the
making of the Order, are necessary to give effect
to the agreement to which the Order relates."
Amend- 5. Section 5 of the principal Act is hereby amended
ment of
section 5 by deleting paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) thereof
of the and substituting therefore the following paragraphs-
principal
Act
"(a) in the case of an Order made under subsec-
tion (2) of section 3 of this Act, shall compile
a list of persons entitled to immunities and
privileges conferred under sub-paragraphs
(i), (ii) and (iii) of paragraph (b) of that
subsection, and may compile a list of the
persons entitled to immunities and privileges
conferred under sub-paragraph (iv) of para-
graph (b) of that subsection;
(b) in the case of an Order made under subsection
(3) of section 4 of this Act, shall compile a list
of the persons entitled to immunities and
privileges conferred under sub-paragraph (i)
of paragraph (b) of that subsection;"









The Inmmunities and Privileges (International Organisations
and Overseas Countries) (Amendment) Act, 1961. 7


6. Section 9 of the principal Act and the Schedule Repeal of
to that Act are hereby repealed. sftion 9
principal
Act and
of the
Schedule .
thereto.

Passed by the House of Representatives this 21st day
of March, 1961.

J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.


E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 28th day of March, 1961.

D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.



































THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 2 of 1961

THE PENSIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title.
2. Application.
3. Amendment of section 2 of principal Act.







The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1961


I ASSENT

[L.S.] HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

29th April, 1961





AN ACT to amend the Pensions Act, 1958.

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the
House of Representatives of The West Indies, and by the
authority of the same, as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Pensions (Amend-Short title.
ment) Act, 1961 and shall be read as one with the Pensionsap. 512.
Act, 1958 (hereinafter called the principal Act).

2. (1) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands andtion"
the Turks and Caicos Islands.

(2) This Act shall, in relation to the Cayman Islands
and the Turks and Caicos Islands, come into operation on such
day as the Governor-General may appoint by proclamation
in the Gazette.

3. Subsection (1) of section 2 of the principal AciAm"ndm""t
h. ofseetion
is amended by the substitution of the following for the2 of
definition of the expression "public service":- principal
Act.







10 The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1961

"public service" means-

(a) service in a civil capacity under the govern-
ment of the Federation or any other country
or territory in the Commonwealth;

(b) service under the East Africa High Commis-
sion, the East African Railways and Harbours
Administration or the East African Posts and
Telecommunications Administration;

(c) service which is pensionable-

(i) under the Oversea Superannuation
Scheme;

(ii) under any Acts relating to the super-
annuation of teachers in the United
Kingdom;

(iii) under a local authority in the United
Kingdom; or

(iv) under the National Health Service of the
United Kingdom;

(d) any other service that the Governor-General
acting after consultation with the Secretary
of State may determine to be public service
for the purpose of any provision of this Act;
and

(e) except for the purposes of computation of a
pension or gratuity and of section 9 of this
Act, service in respect of which a pension may
be granted under the Governor's Pensions
Act, 1957.


Passed by the House of Representatives this 21st day
of March, 1961.
J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.









The Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1961


E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 29th day of March, 1961.

D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.


Printed by Yuille's Printerie Limited, Trinidad,
by authority of the Government of The West Indies.































THE WEST INDIES


ACT No. 3 of 1961


THE EXCHANGE CONTROL (AMENDMENT)
ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title.

.2. Amendment of section 1 of principal Act.

3. Insertion of new section in principal Act.







The Exchange Control (Amendment) Act, 1961 13








I ASSENT
[L.S.] HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

29th April, 1961





AN ACT, to amend the Exchange Control Act, 1959.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the
House of Representatives of The West Indies, and by the
authority of the same, as follows:-

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Exchange Control Short title.
(Andmdment) Act, 1961 and shall be read as one with the
Exchange Control Act, 1959, hereinafter referred to as the
principal Act.

(2) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands and the
Turks and Caicos Islands.

2. Section 1 of the principal Act is amended by the Amendment
substitution of the following for sub-section (3):- I of
principal
"(3) The Governor-General may by proclamation A't
published in the Gazette-

(a) declare that this Act shall apply to the Terri-
tories of the Turks and Caicos Islands or the
Cayman Islands with effect from such date as







14 The Exchange Control (Amendment) Act, 1961

the Governor-General shall with respect to
each Territory specify in the proclamation
relating thereto;

(b) declare that this Act (having been already
applied to the Cayman Islands under para-
graph (a) above) shall cease to apply to that
Territory with effect from such date as shall
be specified in the proclamation".

Insertion 3. The principal Act is hereby amended by the
seco n insertion after section 32 of the following as section 32A-
principal
Act.
"Restriction 32A.(1) Except with the consent of the Authority
on sale of
real it shall not be lawful in the Federation-
property.
(a) for any person resident in the scheduled
territories to transfer or do any act forming
part of a series of acts calculated to result
in the transfer by way of sale, exchange,
gift or mortgage of any land, buildings or
other hereditaments situate in the Federa-
tion or any instrument or certificate of
title hereto, to a person resident 'outside
the scheduled territories; or

(b) for any person resident outside the
scheduled territories, or any person acting
on behalf of any person so resident, to
transfer, convey or do any act forming part
of a series of acts calculated to result in the
transfer or conveyance by way of sale,
exchange, gift or mortgage of any land,
buildings or other hereditaments situate
in the Federation or any instrument, or
certificate of title relating thereto, to any
person wherever resident; or

(c) for any person wherever resident to pur-
chase or agree to purchase or to accept a
transfer or conveyance by way of sale,
exchange, gift or mortgage of any land,
buildings or other hereditaments situate








The Exchange Control (Amendment) Act, 1961


in the Federation from any person resident
outside the scheduled territories or any
person acting on his behalf, or to pay any
money to any other person in consideration
for, or in connection or association with,
any such transfer or conveyance.

(2) Subsections (2) and (3) of section 21 of
this Act shall apply in relation to a transfer or
conveyance prohibited by this section as they apply
in relation to a transfer prohibited by this Act of a
security."



Passed by the House of Representatives this 21st day
of March, 1961.
J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.

E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 29th day of March, 1961.


D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.






























THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 4 of 1961


THE MINISTER OF FINANCE INCORPORATION
ACT, 1961


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title.
2. Application to Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.
3. Constitution of body corporate.
4. Special provision relating to documents, etc. previously executed
by Minister.
5. Saving of rights of Crown.







The Minister of Finance Incorporation Act, 1961 17


I ASSENT

L.S.J HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

29th April, 1961







AN ACT to incorporate the Minister responsible for
Finance.

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent
Majestyp.by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
and the House of Representatives of The West Indies, and by
the authority of the same, as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Minister of Financeshort title.
Incorporation Act, 1961.
2. (1) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands and Application
the Turks and Caicos Islands. to Cayman
Turks and
(2) This Act shall, in relation to the Cayman Islandscaicos
and the Turks and Caicos Islands, come into operation onslas.
such day as the Governor-General may appoint by pro-
clamation in the Gazette.
3. (1) The Minister to whom, for the time being, the Consttu-
Governor-General has assigned, responsibility for finance,body cor-
hereinafter called the Minister, shall for all purposes be aporate.







18 The Minister of Finance Incorporation Act, 1961

corporation sole and shall have an official seal, which shall
be authenticated by the signature of the Minister or of the
Financial Secretary or of any person authorised by the
Minister to act in that behalf.

(2) The seal of the Minister shall be officially and
judicially noticed and every document purporting to be an
instrument made or issued by the Minister and to be sealed
with the seal of the Minister authenticated in the manner
provided by this section, or be signed by the Financial
Secretary or any person authorised as aforesaid, shall be
received in evidence and be deemed to be so made or issued
without further proof, unless the contrary is shown.

(3) A certificate signed by the Minister that any
instrument purporting to be made or issued by him was so
made or issued shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.
Special 4. All documents, deeds or other instruments signed
provision
relating to or executed prior to the coming into operation of this Act
documents, by Robert L. Bradshaw in his capacity as Minister of Finance
viously with respect to any matter concerning the administration or
inisbyt. operation of the Federal Development Loan and Guaranty
Fund shall be deemed to have been signed or executed by
the Minister in his corporate capacity created by this Act.
Saving of 5
rights of 5. Nothing in this Act shall affect or be deemed to
Crown. affect the rights of Her Majesty or any bodies political or
corporate or any other person except such as are mentioned
or as are referred to in this Act and those claiming by,
through, from or under them.

Passed by the House of Representatives this 21st day
of March, 1961.
J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.

E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.

Passed by the Senate this 29th day of March, 1961.
D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.





























THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 5 of 1961

THE SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION
(No. 1) ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title.
2. $5:3,727 appropriated out of the Consolidated Fund.

SCHEDULE







20 The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961


I ASSENT
[L.S.] HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

29th April, 1961






AN ACT to appropriate an additional sum from the
Consolidated Fund of the Federation for the services for
the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, one
thousand, nine hundred and sixty-one.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
and the House of Representatives of The West Indies and by
the authority of the same, as follows:-
Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Supplementary
Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961.
$533,727 2. The Accountant General may withdraw from the
priated Consolidated Fund of the Federation on the warrant of the
out of the Minister of Finance and apply towards the services of the
Consolida-
ted Fund. year ending on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand
nine hundred and sixty one the sum of five hundred and
thirty-three thousand, seven hundred and twenty-seven
dollars which sum is appropriated and shall be deemed to
have been appropriated as from the first day of January
one thousand nine hundred and sixty one for the services and
purposes set out in the Schedule to this Act.








The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961 21


SCHEDULE


Head
2 Federal Supreme Court

4 Audit

6 Law Officers

8 Prime Minister

10 Finance .

11 Trade and Industry

12 Communications and Works

14 Labour and Social Affairs

16 Miscellaneous Services

17 Overseas Commissions-United King

20 Overseas Commissions-
Students Services, U.S.A.

22 Regional Contributions and Services

23 Expenses Federal Capital

Total Ordinary Expenditure

24 Colonial Development and
Welfare Schemes


$
4,882

200

9,150

2,486

424

116,850

14,560

1,000

74,407

:dom 1.218


349

.139,931

33,600

.. $399,057


.134,670


Total


.. $533,727


Passed by the House of Representatives
of March, 1961.


this 27th day


J. S. DARCHEVILLE,

Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.








22 The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 1) Act, 1961



E. R. L. WARD,

Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 29th day of March, 1961.

D. F. MAYERS,

Clerk of the Senate-




























THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 6 of 1961


THE WEST INDIES AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Establishment and Constitution.
4. Objects.
-5. Membership.
6. Executive Committee.
7. Commodity Committees.
8. Meetings.
9. Financial Year.
10. Duties of Members.
11. Property and Finance.
12. Officers.
13. Resignation.
14. Regulations and Bye-Laws.
15. Commencement.
16. Saving of Rights of Crown.







24 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961


I ASSENT


[L.S.] HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL

29th April, 1961



AN ACT to incorporate the West Indies Agricultural Society
and for purposes connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
and the House of Representatives of The West Indies, and
by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Short 1. (1) This Act may be cited as the West Indies
title. Agricultural Society Act, 1961.

(2) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands and to
the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Interpre- 2. In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-
tation. "Executive" means the Executive Committee of
the Society or a quorum of the members
thereof;

"member" includes a subscribing member or the
Agricultural Society of a unit Territory or
British Guiana, British Honduras and the
British Virgin Islands which has been
admitted to membership under the provisions
of section 5 (1) (a) and (2) of this Act;







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"Representative" means a member representative
under the provisions of section 5 (7) of this
Act;
"the Society" means the West Indies Agricultural
Society as constituted by this Act.

3. (1) There shall be established a Society to be knownEstablish-
as the West Indies Agricultural Society which by thatnitu-d
name shall be a body corporate with perpetual successiontion.
.and a common seal.

(2) The Society may sue and be sued in such name
and may for all purposes be described by such name.

(3) The Society shall consist of the Jamaica
Agricultural Society and the Agricultural Society of
Trinidad and Tobago together with such agricultural
societies of the unit Territories of the Federation, British
Guiana, British Honduras and the Biritish Virgin Islands as
may be admitted to membership and such associate and
honorary members as may be admitted to membership under
the provisions of this Act.

4. It is hereby declared that the objects of theObjects.
Society are-

(a) to promote and encourage fruit growing,
horticulture, arboriculture, seed growing,
dairy farming, livestock rearing and breed-
ing, apiculture, fisheries, market gardening
and the use of lands for woodlands within the
Federation, British Guiana, British Honduras
and the British Virgin Islands and generally
to encourage and develop all types of
agriculture and of trade in agricultural
products within the said areas and with other
parts of the world and to further the
interests of all persons directly or indirectly
engaged in any of the above-mentioned
activities;
(b) to collect and coordinate information and
statistics and any other information relating
to any of the activities set out in the







26 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961

immediately preceding paragraph and to the
production, transportation and marketing of
all kinds of agricultural products of the
territories of the Federation, British Guiana,
British Honduras and the British Virgin
Islands;

(c) to diffuse among the members of the Society
and the public information appertaining to
the objects of the Society and to print,
publish, issue and circulate whether gratis or
otherwise such papers, periodicals, books and
other literary undertakings as may be con-
ducive to the promotion of any of the objects
of the Society;

(d) to carry on publicity work for the production,
sale and consumption of agricultural products
of the Territories of the Federation, British
Guiana, British Honduras and the British
Virgin Islands and to organise and conduct if
so requested by the producers concerned such
mutual consultations by way of conferences,
correspondence or otherwise as may be con-
ducive to the objects of the Society;

(e) to communicate the views and opinions of the
Society to any government, public authority,
official or other body and to promote in the
Territories of the Federation, British Guiana,
British Honduras and the British Virgin
Islands new laws and modifications of existing
laws relating to or affecting agriculture and
the manufacture and processing of agricul-
tural products; to assist in effecting improve-
ments in the administration of such laws and
for the objects of the Society to petition
governments, parliaments and other public
authorities in all parts of the Commonwealth
and elsewhere;

(f) to promote, encourage and if deemed
expedient to carry out and administer
scientific, agricultural and industrial research







The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961 27

for the development of forestry, fisheries,
livestock and all kinds of agricultural
products and the extension of their uses;
(g) to purchase, exchange, lease, hire or otherwise
acquire in any of the Territories of the
Federation, British Guiana, British Honduras
and the British Virgin Islands any real or
personal property or any rights or privileges
necessary or convenient for the purposes of
the Society and to sell, let on lease, exchange,
hire or otherwise dispose of the whole or any
part of the real or personal property of the
Society on such terms as the Society shall
determine;
(h) to construct, alter, pull down, or maintain any
building or part of a building as may be
required for the purposes of the Society;
(i) to apply for, and accept grants of money, gifts
of land or other assistance from governments,
public authorities, Chambers of Commerce,
companies or firms or other institutions or
associations or from private persons for any
of the objects of the Society and to award
such privileges to them or any of them as
benefactors of the Society as may be
deemed advisable;
(j) to raise money by assessments on the members
of the Society in accordance with the
provisions of this Act;
(k) to promote and encourage commodity and
cooperative associations;
(1) to borrow and raise within the limits
from time to time fixed by the members of
the Society in general meeting any moneys
(secured or unsecured) required for the
purposes of the Society and in particular
by the issue of debentures or debenture stock
perpetual or redeemable and to secure the
repayment of any moneys borrowed or raised
or owing by the Society by mortgage charge
or lien upon the whole or any part of the
Society's property or assets (whether present







28 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961

or futmwe) and also by a mortgage charge
or lien to secure and guarantee the perfor-
mance by the Society of any obligation or
liability it may undertake;
(m) to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount,
execute and issue all instruments both
negotiable and non-negotiatble and trans-
ferable a n d non-transferable including
promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of
lading, warrants and debentures and bonds;
(n) to invest and deal with the moneys of the
Society not immediately required in such
manner as may from time to time be
determined; and
(o) to do all such other lawful things as may be
incidental or conducive to the attainment of
these objects.

Member- 5. (1) There shall be three classes of members of the
ship. Society namely:-

(a) subscribing members;
(b) associate members, and
(c) honorary members;

(2) Any Agricultural S o c i e t y incorporated or
registered in any of the unit Territories of the Federation,
in British Guiana, British Honduras and the British Virgin
Islands shall be eligible for admission as a subscribing
member of the Society.

(3) Applications for membership by an Agricultural
Society shall be in writing under its common seal; such
applications shall be considered by the Executive Committee,
who shall have power to admit such applicants to member-
ship.

(4) Individuals, corporations, commodity associations
and other bodies shall be eligible for election to the Society as
associate members on such terms and conditions as the
Executive by regulation or otherwise may prescribe.







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(5) The Society may from time to time elect such
person or persons, corporations, cooperatives, commodity
associations, companies or firms as the Executive may
consider fit to be honorary members of the Society.
(6) Associate and honorary members shall have the
right to attend meetings of the Society under conditions as
set out in the bye-laws of the Society.
(7) A member of the Society may appoint such person
as it thinks fit to be its representative at any meeting of the
Society or of any of its committees and may vary such
appointment from time to time in such manner as may be
prescribed in regulations made under section 14 of this Act
and a representative so appointed shall be entitled to exercise
on behalf of the member which he represents the same: powers
as the member would have been entitled to exercise.

6. (1) The affairs of the Society shall be administeredE.ecutive
by an Executive Committee consisting of not more thanommttee
twelve persons who shall be appointed annually by the
subscribing members of the Society at the annual general
meeting of the Society; provided always that each subscribing
member shall have at least one member on the Executive
Committee.
(2) The Executive shall have and exercise all the
powers conferred on the Society for the appointment of its
objects except in regard to such matters as may be reserved
for the Society in general meeting.
(3) The chief executive officer of the Society shall be
the President who shall be elected at the annual general
meeting from among the persons appointed to the Executive
and shall be ex officio chairman of the Executive.
(4) Two Vice-Presidents shall be elected annually by
the Society at the annual general meeting from among the
persons appointed to the Executive.
(5) In the absence of the President the Vice-President
first elected or in his absence the Vice-President next elected
shall perform the duties of President. If at any meeting
both the President and the two Vice-Presidents are absent
the members of the Executive present shall elect a Chairman
from among themselves to be chairman of that meeting.







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(6) The first executive committee shall consist of six
persons appointed, as to one half, by the Jamaica Agricultural
Society and as to the other half by the Agricultural Society
of Trinidad and Tobago who shall hold office until the first
annual general meeting of the Society when they shall retire
but shall be eligible for re-election.
(7) The Society shall have power to make such
regulations as to the procedure of the Executive Committee,
(including the quorum required at its meetings, the voting of
members and the transaction of business) as it shall deem fit.
(8) Any member may appoint any person to be an
alternate representative for a specified meeting or meetings
and such appointment shall have effect and such appointee
while he holds office as an alternate representative may
attend and vote at any meeting or meetings (as the case iay
be) of the Executive, and shall ipso facto vacate office if and
when the substantive representative vacates office or the
member revokes the said appointment.
(9) Each representative may when attending meetings
of the Executive have two advisers who shall be responsible
for their own expenses.
(10) The office of a representative shall, notwithstand-
ing anything contained in this Act, be vacated if-
(a) by notice in writing to the Society he resigns
his office;
(b) the member whom he represents ceases to be
a member of the Society; or
(c) he becomes of unsound mind.
Commodity 7. (1) Whenever two or more members interested in any
ommittees.particular commodity decide that it would be in their interest
to have a committee appointed for that commodity they
shall so inform the Executive in writing addressed to the
Secretary and the Executive may if it considers it desirable
appoint the commodity committee which shall consist of re-
presentatives of members. The commodity committee shall
have power to add to its number provided that the person
or persons so added are nominated by members, and shall
prescribe the quorum for the transaction of its business.







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S(2) A commodity committee shall elect its own chair-
man who shall retire annually but shall be eligible for re-
election, and shall carry on all work which it may deem desir-
able for the promotion of the welfare of the producers of
the commodity which it represents but shall in respect of any
and every matter submit its findings to the Executive for
final consideration.

8. (1) All meetings of the Society shall be held in such Meetings.
place as the Executive may determine.
(2) A general meeting of the Society to be called the
annual general meeting shall be held once in every calendar
year at such time, not being more than fifteen months after the
holding of the last annual general meeting, and place as may
be determined upon by the Executive.
(3) The business of the annual general meeting shall
be-
(a) to receive the accounts of the past year with
the Auditor's certificate and report;
(b) to receive the report of the Executive on the
transactions and accounts of the past year;
(c) to fix the assessments to be levied on members
for the current year;
(d) to appoint the Executive Committee for the
ensuing year;
(e) to elect a president and two vice-presidents
for the ensuing year;
(f) to consider and approve the estimates of reve-
nue and expenditure and the programme of
work for the Society for the ensuing year;
(g) to elect an auditor or auditors;
(h) to consider any motions or business on the
agenda;
(i) to consider any matter of general business
which the annual general meeting may deem
it necessary to discuss or decide provided
that it is not inconsistent with the objects of
the Society or the provisions of this Act.


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33 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961

(4) Any representative who is desirous of bringing
before a general meeting any business other than the busi
ness specified in the agenda for the meeting shall give notice
in writing to the Secretary so as to be received by him not
less than ten days before the date of the meeting.
(5) A general meeting of the Society (to be called an
Extraordinary General Meeting) may be convened at any
time by the Executive Committee and shall be convened by
the Executive on a requisition in writing signed by three
members of the Society, including associate members, and
addressed to the Secretary. Such requisition shall state the
nature of the business to be considered at such meeting and
no other business than that specified in the notice shall be
considered.
(6) No business shall be transacted at any meeting
unless a quorum of not less than three members including
associate members is present at the time when the meeting
proceeds to business; if on the day appointed for the meeting
a quorum is not present the meeting shall stand adjourned
until the following day at the same time and place and if at
such adjourned meeting a quorum is not present the members
present being not less than two shall form a quorum for the
purpose of holding the annual general meeting; in any other
case the meeting shall stand adjourned to a date and place
to be appointed by the Executive.
Financial 9. The Executive Committee shall have power to fix
Year.
the date of the termination of the first financial year of the
Society.
Duties of 10. (1) A member shall pay to the Society such annual
Members. um or sums and at such time as the Society in general meet-
ing may from time to time prescribe.
(2) Every member shall further to the best of his abi-
lity the objects, interest and influence of the Society, and
shall observe all regulations, rules and bye-laws of the
Society.
(3) The liability of members of the Society is limited:
provided that if the Society shall at any time by law be dis-
solved every member shall be liable in a sum not exceeding







The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961


two dollars and fifty cents for payment of the debts and lia-
bilities of the Society contracted before the time at which he
*ceases to be a member and of any consequential costs of the
dissolution and the adjustment of the rights of members
.among themselves.

11. (1) All property, income and funds of the Society Prperty
whencesoever derived shall be vested in the Society. Finance.
(2) The Executive Committee shall at the annual
-general meeting present a written report of its proceedings
since the last annual general meeting signed by the Presi-
dent together with audited accounts of the Society for the
last financial year certified by the auditor or auditors.
(3) All the income and property of the Society shall
be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of
-the Society and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred
by way of dividend bonus or otherwise by way of profit to the
members of the Society.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of the subsec-
tion immediately proceeding it shall be lawful for the Society
to pay reasonable and proper remuneration to any officer or
:servant of the Society or to any member of the Society for
:services actually rendered to the Society and interest at the
-current rate on money borrowed by the Society from any
member and reasonable and proper rent for any premises de-
mised or let by any member of the Society.
(5) If the Society shall at any time be dissolved by
.any law amending or repealing this Act any property
remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities
of the Society shall be transferred to some other society or
association having objects similar to the objects of the Socie-
ty or to some charitable institution as the Society in general
meeting or the Federal Supreme Court shall determine on
the application of the Executive Committee.

12. (1) It shall be lawful for the Executive Committee to Officers.
appoint on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit a Secre-
tary who shall also be Treasurer of the Society.
(2) The Secretary shall subject to the direction of the
President or the Executive, summon and attend all meetings
of the Society and its committees, keep the accounts and min -








34 The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961

utes of proceedings of the Society and of the Executive, con-
duct all correspondence and be the custodian of all books,.
papers and other property of the Society.
tiogna- 13. (1) A member of the Society having paid all assess-
ments due from such member may withdraw from the
Society by giving six calendar months' notice in writing of
such intention, but may with the consent of the Executive-
withdraw notice.
(2) Membership in the Society shall cease-
(a) if the member resigns;
(b) if the member being a corporation or com-
pany is dissolved; or
(c) if by resolution of a majority of at least two-
thirds of the representatives present and vot-
ing at an extraordinary general meeting of:
the Society votes for the exclusion from mem-
bership of any member who fails to observe
the requirements of section 10 of this Act.
(3) A member excluded in accordance with the pro-
visions of this section shall forefeit all claims to the return
of any money paid to the Society by way of annual assess-
ment or otherwise and shall cease to be a member of the-
Society subject nevertheless to any obligations which he may
have incurred prior to his ceasing to be a member.
Regula- 14. It shall be lawful for the Society to make, amend
tions and
Bye-laws. or rescind rules, regulations and bye-laws for regulating and
carrying on the business of the Society and for the custody
of and intromission with the funds of the Society in general
meeting or to delegate such power to the Executive by resolu-
tion passed in general meeting provided that no rule, regula-
tion or bye-laws so made or amended shall be repugnant to
the provisions of this Act.

15. This Act shall come into force on such day as the
Governor-General may by order appoint after the Jamaica
Agricultural Society and the Agricultural Society of Trini-
dad and Tobago have signified to him in writing under the
seals of their respective societies their acceptance of mem-
bership as subscribing members of the society.







The West Indies Agricultural Society Act, 1961 35


16. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed by implication sving of
Rights of
*or otherwise to take away, abridge or prejudicially affect the Crown.
rights and prerogatives of the Crown.


Passed by the House of Representatives this 30th day
-of March, 1961.

J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.


E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 5th day of April, 1961.


D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.








36














THE WEST INDIES

ACT No. 7 of 1961

THE WEST INDIES SHIPPING CORPORATION
ACT, 1961

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section
1. Short title and commencement.
2. Application to Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.
3. Interpretation.
4. Establishment of Corporation.
5. Constitution of Corporation.
6. Functions, powers and duties.
7. Powers of Minister.
8. Corporation may demand fares, etc.
9. Schedule of routes and frequencies to be approved by Minister.
10. Appointment of Secretary, officers and servants.
11. Pensions.
12. Borrowing powers.
13. Guarantee of loans.
14. Government loans.
15. Monies required for purposes of section 13 and 14 charged om
Consolidated Fund.
16. Government Grants.
17. Capital Stock.
18. Investments.
19. Reserves.
20. Application of revenues.
21. Transfer of Crown ships.
22. Accounts and audit.
23. Annual report.
24. Exemption from income tax.
25. Supplementary provisions.
SCHEDULE








Tie. West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961 37


I ASSENT

IL.S.] HAILES

GOVERNOR-GENERAL


29th April, 1961





AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a corporation to
operate and maintain shipping services for the transport
of mails, passengers and goods, and for purposes con-
nected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the
House of Representatives of The West Indies, and by the
authority of the same, as follows:-

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the West Indies Short title
and corn-
Shipping Corporation Act, 1961. mencement.

(2) Subject to the provision of section 2 of this Act,
this Act shall come into operation on such day as the
Governor-General may by proclamation appoint.

2. (1) This Act shall apply to the Cayman Islands Application
and the Turks and Caicos Islands. o Cayndand
Turks and
Caicos
(2) This Act shall in relation to the Cayman Islands Islands.
and the Turks and Caicos Islands come into operation on
such day as the Governor-General may by order appoint.







38 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961

Interpre- 3. In this Act unless the context otherwise
station. requires-

"Crown" means the Crown in right of the
Federation;

"financial year" means a period of twelve months
commencing on the 1st day of January;

"Minister" means the Minister to whom the
Governor-General has for the time being
assigned responsibility for this Act;

"Minister of Finance" means the Minister for
the time being responsible for finance;

"remuneration" includes reasonable allowances in
respect of expenses properly incurred in the
performance of the duties of any office;

"the Corporation" m e a n s the Corporation
established by section 4 of this Act.

Establish- 4. (1) For the purposes pf this Act there is hereby
mentof established a body to be called the West Indies Shipping
Corpora-
tion. Corporation.
(2) The Corporation shall be a body corporate hav-
ing perpetual succession and a common seal with power to
hold and dispose of land and other property of whatever kind.

(3) The Corporation may sue and be sued in their
corporate name and may for all purposes be described by
that name and service upon the Corporation of any
notice, order, or other document shall be executed by
delivering the same or by sending it by registered post
addressed to the Secretary of the Corporation at the office
of the Corporation.

(4) It is hereby declared for the avoidance of doubt
that the Corporation is not to be regarded as a servant or
agent of the Crown and no property of the Corporation







The West Indies Shipping Corporgtion Act, 1961 39

whether acquired by or under this Act or otherwise is to be
regarded as property of or held on behalf of the Crown.

5. (1) The Corporation shall consist of a chairman Constitu-
deputy chairman and five other members. Corpora-
tion.
(2) The members of the Corporation shall be appointed
by the Minister, who shall also appoint the Chairman and
the deputy chairman from amongst the members.
6. (1) The Corporation is authorised to establish, Functions,
maintain and operate or arrange for the operation ofierss"and
shipping services for the transport of mails, passengers and
goods by sea-
(a) between ports in the Federation; and
(b) with the approval of the Minister-

(i) between ports in the Federation and
ports outside the Federation; and

(ii) between ports outside the Federation;
and it shall be the duty of the Corporation
to perform those functions so as to
secure that the services provided are
developed to the best advantage and as
fully and adequately as may be necessary
to satisfy the need for such services.

(2) The Corporation shall have power, subject as
hereinafter provided, to do anything which is calculated to
facilitate the discharge of their functions conferred or
imposed by or under this Act, or is incidental or conducive
to the discharge of those functions.

(3) The Corporation shall have power for the purpose
of discharging their functions to appoint, with the approval
of the Minister, an operational agent to manage their
business on such terms and conditions as the Minister
may approve.

7. In the exercise of their powers and the discharge inir1"
of their functions, the Corporation shall conform with any
general or special directions given to them by the Minister.








40 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961

Corpora- 8. The Corporation may in respect of any shipping
tion may poiebk
deman service provided b them demand such fares and charges as
fares, etc. the Minister may approve.

Schedule of 9. The Corporation shall submit for the approval of
routes and the Minister a schedule of the route and frequency of any
frequencies
to b ies shipping service which the Corporation propose to provide
approved on a regular basis. Any revision of such a schedule shall be
Minister. subject to the approval of the Minister.

Appoint- 10. The Corporation shall appoint and employ a
mentor Secretary and may appoint and employ such other officers and
Secretary,
officers and servants as they deem necessary for the proper carrying out
servants. of the provisions of this Act.

Pensions. 11. (1) The Corporation may with the approval of the
Minister provide for the establishment and maintenance of
one or more pension schemes or provident fund schemes for
the purpose of providing pensions and other similar benefits
in respect of the service of employees of the Corporation
including, in particular, benefits in case of injury or death
of such employees.
(2) Any such scheme or schemes may for the purpose
of providing funds from which benefits are to be paid, provide

for the payment of contributions by the Corporation or by
the employees, or both by the Corporation and the employees.
(3) Any such scheme or schemes may provide that
any other public service may be taken into consideration as
service with the Corporation for the purposes thereof.
Borrow- 12. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the
ing powers. Corporation may borrow sums required by them for meeting
any of their obligations or discharging any of their functions.

(2) The power of the Corporation to borrow shall be
exercisable only with the approval of the Minister .and the
Minister of Finance as to the amount, as to sources of the
loan and as to the terms on which the loan may be
effected. Any approval given for the purposes of this
section may be either general or limited to a particular loan
or otherwise, and may be either unconditional or subject to
conditions.







The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act. 1961


13. The House of Representatives may by resolution Guarantee
authorise the Minister of Finance to guarantee in suchf loans.
manner and on such conditions as may be specified in the
resolution the payment of the principal or interest on any
loan effected or to be effected by the Corporation under
:section 12 of this Act.

14. (1) Whenever the Minister of Finance considers it Govern-
expedient in order to enable the Corporation to discharge ment loans.
its functions under this Act he may, subject to such condi-
tions as he shall determine, make loans to the Corporation
of such amounts as are in his opinion required by the
Corporation.
(2) The unpaid balance of the principal of any loans
made to the Corporation under this section shall not at any
time exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

15. Any monies required by the Minister of Finance Monies
for the purpose of fulfilling any guarantee given under section for pur-
13 of this Act or of making any loan under section 14 are poses of
hereby charged on the Consolidated Fund and any monies and 14
received by way of repayment of any monies issued from the hares on
said Fund for such purposes shall be paid into the Consoli- dated Fund.
,dated Fund.

16. (1) The Corporation shall at such time before theGovern-
beginning of each financial year as the Minister may direct, grants.
submit to the Minister-

(a) a programme of the shipping services which
the Corporation propose to provide during
that year and of the other activities in which
the Corporation propose to engage during
that year; and

(b) an estimate, for his approval, of the probable
revenue and expenditure of the Corporation
for that year.

(2) Every programme and estimate so submitted shall
be in such form and shall contain such particulars, and every
estimate so submitted shall be upon such basis, as the
Minister and the Minister of Finance may direct.







12 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961


(3) Estimates when approved by the Minister shall
not be departed from without the consent of the Minister and
the Minister of Finance, and such consent may be given
generally or with respect to particular items.

(4) If the Minister and the Minister of Finance are
satisfied that the expenditure of the Corporation on revenue
account for the financial year to which that estimate relates
is likely to exceed the revenue of the Corporation for that
year, they may determine whether any grant should be made
by the Minister to the Corporation for that year and, if so,
the amount of that grant; and the Minister shall, out of monies
provided by the Federal legislature for the purpose, make
to the Corporation such grant, if any, as may be so deter-
mined.

(5) (a) For the purposes of this section, the period
beginning with the date on which this Act comes into opera-
tion and ending on the 31st day of December next following
is hereby deemed to be a financial year of the Corporation,
and the programme and estimate required to be submitted
to the Minister for such year shall be submitted as soon as
possible after the date on which this Act comes into opera-
tion.

(b) The Minister may advance to the Corporation
such monies as he thinks fit on account of any grant which
he may subsequently become authorised to make to the
Corporation for such period, and such monies are hereby
charged on the Consolidated Fund.

(6) In this section-
"expenditure" in relation to any estimate includes
any sum thereby proposed to be set aside or
allocated for any purpose, other than a sum
which would fall to be charged to capital
account;
"revenue" does not include any grant which may
be made by the Minister under this section.

Capital 17. (1) The Minister of Finance may declare that the
stock. Corporation shall have a capital stock, with or without







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shares, to such amount as he may from time to time deter-
mine; and all such stock shall be vested in the Minister of
Finance on behalf of the Crown.

(2) The Corporation shall, if the Minister and the
Minister of Finance so direct, pay dividends on such stock at
such rates as the said Ministers shall from time to time
determine.

18. (1) Monies standing to the credit of the Corporation Invest-
may from time to time be invested in securities approvedments.
either generally or specifically by the Minister of Finance,
and the Corporation may with the like approval sell and deal
with any or all of such securities.

(2) Monies held by the Corporation which are unin-
vested may be lodged either in an account at call or on fixed
deposit or partly on call or on fixed deposit with such bank
or banks as the Minister of Finance may approve.

19. (1) The Corporation may set aside out of their revenue Reserves.
such sums as they think proper as reserves for depreciation
of assets, insurance or other purposes:
Provided that the power of the Minister to give
directions to the Corporation shall extend to the giving to
them, after consultation with the Minister of Finance, of
directions as to any matter relating to the establishment
or management of such reserves, the carrying of sums to
the credit thereof or the application thereof.
(2) Nothing in this section shall authorise the Cor-
poration without the approval of the Minister of Finance
to make charges against revenue both for redemption of
capital and for depreciation or renewal of capital assets
which have been acquired directly or indirectly from funds
derived from the issue of such capital.
20. (1) Any excess of the revenues of the Corporation forApplia-
any financial year over the total sums properly chargeable revenues.
by the Corporation to revenue account for that year, including
in such sums any sums credited as reserves, shall be applied
in such manner as the Minister and the Minister of Finance
may direct.







44 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961

(2) In this section the expression "revenue" includes
any grants made by the Minister under section 16.

Transfer of 21. (1) The Minister may by instrument under his hand
Crown transfer to the Corporatoin any ships belonging to the Crown.
ships.
(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any
law in force in the Federation, an instrument executed under
this section shall be valid and effectual to vest the ships in
the Corporation according to the tenor of the instrument.

Accounts 22. (1) The Corporation shall keep, and shall require the
and audit. operating agent appointed under section 6 of this Act to
keep, proper accounts and records of the Corporation's tran-
sactions, and the system of accounting in so far as it
relates to-

(a) the determination of the rates of depreciation,
and

(b) the establishment of procedures regulating
reserves deficit or accumulated surpluses and
the disposal of balances on net revenue
account,

shall be subject to the approval of the Minister and the
Minister of Finance.

(2) The accounts shall be audited annually by an
auditor appointed by the Corporation and approved by the
Minister.

(3) (a) The members, officers and servants of the
Corporation shall grant to the auditor appointed under this
section access to all books, documents, cash and securities of
the Corporation and shall give to him on request all such
information as may be within their knowledge in relation
to the operations of the Corporation.

(b) Any operating agent appointed by the
Corporation under section 6 of this Act, and the officers and
servants of such agent, shall grant to the auditor appointed
under this section access to all books, documents, cash and








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securities of the agent insofar as they relate to the business
of the Corporation, and shall give to the auditor all such
information as may be within their knowledge in relation
to the operation of the Corporation.

(4) As soon as the accounts have been finally audited
the Secretary of the Corporation shall send a copy thereof
to the Minister together with any report thereon by the
auditor.

23. (1) The Corporation shall, as soon as possible after Annual
report.
the end of each financial year and in any event not later than
six months thereafter, submit to the Minister a report
containing-

(a) an account of their operations during that
year; and

(b) a balance sheet and a statement of the
accounts of the Corporation prepared in
respect of such year and audited in accordance
with section 22 of this Act.

(2) The Minister shall cause a copy of the report
together with a copy of the auditor's report to be laid before
each chamber of the Federal Legislature.

24. (1) The income of the Corporation shall be exempt option
from
from income tax under any law for the time being in force income tax.
in any Territory.

(2) For the purposes of this section income tax
includes surtax or any other tax however described, which
is imposed, charged or levied upon income.

25. The supplementary provisions contained in the Supple-
Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the poviions.
Corporation.








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SCHEDULE

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Members 1. (1) Not more than four of the members of the Corporation may
of the be public officers of the Federation and any member who is not a public
tionr officer shall be appointed from among persons who in the opinion of the
Minister have experience in trade, industry, finance or business adminis-
tration.
(2) A member of the Federal Legislature or of the Legislature
of a Territory shall not be appointed a member of the Corporation.

Tenure of 2. (1) A member of the Corporation shall, subject to the provisions
office of of this Schedule, hold office for a period not exceeding three years but
members, shall be eligible for reappointment.
(2) A member of the Corporation, other than a member who is
a public officer may resign his office by instrument in writing addressed
to the Minister.

Tenure of 3. (1) The chairman and deputy chairman of the Corporation shall,
office of subject to the provisions of this Schedule, hold office as such in accord-
chairman ance with the instruments respectively appointing them.
chairman. (2) The chairman or deputy chairman if he is not a public officer
may at any time resign his office as such by instrument in writing
addressed to the Minister.
(3) If the chairman or deputy chairman ceases to be a member
of the Corporation, he shall cease to be chairman or deputy chairman,
as the case may be.

Deputy 4. In the case of the absence or inability to act of the chairman,
chairman to the deputy chairman shall exercise the functions of the chairman.
exercise
functions of
chairman.

Temporary 5. The Minister may appoint any person qualified to be appointed
appoint- as a member to act temporarily in the place of any member of the Cor-
ments. portion in the case of the absence or inability to act of such member.

Revocation 6. The Minister may, if he thinks it expedient so to do, at any
of appoint-
ments. time revoke the appointment of any member.
Publication 7. The names of all members of the Corporation as first consti-
ofmember- tuted and every change in the membership thereof shall be published
in the Gazette.

Protection 8. No personal liability shall attach to any member of the Cor-
of mem- portion in respect of anything done or suffered in good faith in the
course of the operations of the Corporation, and any sums of money,
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respect of any act or thing done bona fide for the purpose of carrying
this Act into effect shall be paid out of the revenues of the Corporation.

9. The Corporation shall pay to each member thereof, in respectRemuncra-
tion of
of his office as such, such remuneration, if any, as may be determinedmmbers.
by the Minister, and shall pay to the chairman and deputy chairman
thereof in respect of his office as such, such remuneration, if any, (in
addition to any remuneration to which he may be entitled in respect of
his office as a member) as may be so determined.

10. A member of the Corporation who is in any way, whetherDisclosure
directly or indirectly, interested in a contract made or proposed to beo interest.
made by the Corporation shall disclose his interest at the first meeting of
the Corporation at which it is practicable for him to do so, and shall not
take part in any deliberation or decision of the Corporation with respect
to that contract.

11. (1) The Corporation shall meet at such times as in the opinionProcedure
of the chairman or at least three other members are necessary for theand meeting
efficient conduct of their affairs.

(2) The chairman, or in the case of the absence or inability to
act of the chairman, the deputy chairman shall preside at all meetings
of the Corporation, and when so presiding shall have an original as well
as a casting vote.

(3) At any meeting of the Corporation, the chairman or deputy
chairman and three other members shall form a quorum.

(4) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph the Corporation
shall regulate their own procedure.

(5) The validity of any proceeding of the Corporation shall not be
affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof or by any defect
in the appointment of a member thereof.

12. (1) The seal of the Corporation shall be authenticated by theAuthentica-
chairman or deputy chairman and the Secretary of the Corporation, andtionof seal
such seal shall be officially and judically noticed. amentru-

(2) Any contract or instrument which if entered into or executed
by a person not being a body corporate would not be required to be under
seal, may be entered into or executed by or on behalf of the Corporation
by any person generally or specifically authorised by them for the pupose.








48 The West Indies Shipping Corporation Act, 1961


Passed by the House of Representatives this 28th day
of March, 1961.

J. S. DARCHEVILLE,
Acting Clerk, House of Representatives.

E. R. L. WARD,
Speaker.


Passed by the Senate this 4th day of April, 1961.

D. F. MAYERS,
Clerk of the Senate.


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By Authority.




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