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183



T1 ARD ISLANDS


N AZETTE


S betb R Autborit .

VOL. LXXVIII. THURSDAY, 3RD AUGUST, 1950. No. 66.


Notices.


It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Majesty the KING has
approved the observance of his birth-
day in 1951 on Thursday, the 7th
June.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Leeuard Islands.
at Antigua,
31st July, 1950.
C.S.O. M.P. 203.


It is notified for general informa-
tion that Mr. G. W. P. ROBERTS, has
assumed duty in Barbados as Vital
Statistics Officer under Colonial Devel-
opment and Welfare Scheme D. 1150.
He will be working as a member of
the Development and Welfare Organ-
ization.

Mr. ROBERTS previously served
in the Agricultural Department of
British Guiana. He obtained the
degree of B.Sc. (Econ.), London
University, externally in 1945, and
has studied demography intensively
since that time.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
1st August, 1950.
C.S.O. M.P. D. 30.


No. 77.

Appointments and transfers, etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-
DIAS, B. F., Additional Magistrate,
Districts "A & B" Antigua, vaca-
tion leave Aug. 1 to Sep. 30 inclu-
sive.
ATHILL, S. L., I.S.O., to act as Addi-
tional Magistrate, Districts A & B"
Antigua. Aug. 1


No. 78.
With reference to the Virgin Is-
lands Constitution Act, 1950, which
was assented to by the Acting Gover-
nor on the 24th July, 1950, and



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circulated with the Gazette of the
27th July, 1950, it is hereby notified
that the said Act formed part of the
said issue of the Gazette.


No. 79.

The Acting Governor has been
pleased this day to assent to the
undermentioned Acts of the General
Legislature of the Leeward Islands:-
No. 4 of 1950, "The Currency Act,
1950." July 28
No. 5 of 1950, "The Offences
against the Person (Amendment) Act,
1950. July 27
No. 6 of 1950, The Department of
Labour (Repeal) Act, 1950 ".
July 27

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
31st July, 1950.


No. 80.


The Acting Governor has been
pleased this day to assent to the
undermentioned Ordinances of the
Legislature of Antigua:-
No. 1 of 1950, "The Legislative
Council (Extension of Duration) Ordi-
nance, 1950. July 29
No. 2 of 1950, "The Smuggling
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1950."
July 31
No. 3 of 1950, "The Labour Ordi-
nance, 1950." July 31
No. 4 of 1950, "The Trade and
Revenue (Amendment) Ordinance,
1950." July 31
No. 5 of 1950, "The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1949) Ordinance,
1950." July 31


Colonial Secretary's Ofice,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
29th July, 1950.


No. 81.
The following Acts and Ordinance
are circulated with this Gazette and
form part thereof:-
ACTS.
Leeward Islands.
No. 4 of 1950, The Currency Act,
1950 ".
No. 5 of 1950, "The Offences
against the Person (Amendment) Act,
1950 ".
No. 6 of 1950, The Department of
Labour (Repeal) Act, 1950".
ORDINANCE.
Virgin Islands.
No. 3 of 1950, "The Voters Regis-
tration and Election Ordinance,
1950".



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


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1950.


Notice is hereby given that His
Honour the Acting Chief Justice has
appointed Wednesday the 9th day of
August, 1950, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon for a sitting of the Court at
which the following matters will be
heard:-
APPEALS.


Appellant.
Maude Thibou

Elvan Brookes
James Drew

Allie Thomas

Beatrice Semper


Respondent.
A. J. Bowry, (Asst.
Supt. of Police)
Berkeley Richards
V. A. Buntin, (Asst.
Supt. of Police)
V. A. Buntin, (Asst.
Supt. of Police)
Olive Jardine


Dated this 31st day of July, 1950.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar of the Supreme Court.






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[3 August, 1950.


In the Court of Summary
Jurisdiction of the Leeward
Islands.


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1950.


Notice is hereby given that His
Honour the Acting Chief Justice has
appointed Thursday the 10th day of
August, 1'.)50, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon for a sitting of the Court at
which the following causes will be
heard:--


Plaintiff.

John Philip
Alpheus Pryce
Margaret Roberts
(Administratrix
of the Estate of
John Edwards
(deceased).


Defendant.

Mandel Philip
John Lambert
James Martin


Dated this 31st day of July, 1950.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar.


Ofice of the Administrator
of Estates,
Antigua.
31st July, 1950.

In the Matter of the Estate of
FREDERICK TOWNSEND late of
the City of Saint John in the


Island ofAntigua.

(UNREPRESEN
Take notice that credit
within the Colony are to
prove their debts against t
the above-named decease
in the island of Aruba o
day of November, 1949, o
the 5th day of December
that creditors residing
Colony are to come in
their debts against the sa
or before the 5th day of

In default of their so d
excluded from any bet
from such Estate.
N. A. BERI
Administrator

TRADE MARKS 0
ANTIGUA, 3rd A


The applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 23
years before the date of their said
Application.

Any person may within three
months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
Mark.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar of Trade Marks.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 3rd August, 1950.

D. MARSHALL & COMPANY,
LIMITED, of 17 Minshull Street,
Manchester 1, England, have applied
for Registration of One Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-


R


'14A S HALL
FALABRICS


D d in Class 24-Cotton piece goods or all
Deceased, kinds
kinds
TED)
TED) 25-Cotton Goods not included
ors residing in classes 23, 24, or 38
come in and
he Estate of 38-Articles of clothing
d who died
n the 23rd 50 Piece goods wholly or main-
n or before ly of rayon.
, 1950, and The Applicants claim that they
out of the have used the said Trade Mark in
and prove respect of the said goods for 24 years
id estate on before the date o[ their said Applica-
April, 1951. tion.

going they be Any person may within three
refit arising months from the date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
IDGE, the Leeward Islands Gazette, give
r of Estates. notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade
OFFICE, Mark.
ugust, 1950. N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registi ar of Trade Marks.


D. MARSHALL & CO. LTD., of
17 Minshull Street, Manchester 1,
England have applied for Registra-
tion of one Trade Mark consisting of
the following:-

REXWEAR

in class 24-Cotton piece goods of all
kinds and Class 25-Cotton goods
not included in Classes 23, 24
or 38.


SCHOLARSHIPS.
It is hereby notified for general
information that an examination for
a number of Government Scholar-
ships to the Antigua Grammar School
and to the Antigua Girls' High
School will be held at the St. John's
Boys School-room on Wednesday 6th
September, 1950, at 8.45 a.m.


Qualifications of Candidates.

2. Candidates shall be qualified to
take the examination who:-

(a) will be over 9 but less than
13 years of age on 31st Dec ember,
1950;
(b) have attended a school in the
Colony for a period of three years
immediately preceding the 31st
December, 1950, the last twelve
months being at a school in An-
tigna;

(c) are in need of financial assist-
ance to enter upon and complete
a secondary school course;

(d) are British subjects.
Applications.

3. Applications must be made to
the Inspector of Schools not later
than Friday, 18th August, 1950.

Applications must be accompanied
by a birth or baptismal certificate,
a medical certificate of good health,
certificate from Head Teachers of
Schools certifying regular attendance
for the three previous years and the
good behaviour of the candidate, and
evidence of the need of financial
assistance to parents or guardians to
pay for secondary education.

Application forms can be obtained
from the Inspector of Schools.
Examination.

4. (a) Arithmetic, including nu-
meration and notation, length, time,
weight (English units), Money (En-
glish and American units), and the
application of the four rules to them,
with simple, vulgar and decimal
fractions.

(b) (i) English Test of candidates
comprehension of a short
story read by or to them.

(ii) Simple exercises in English
Grammar.

(c) Writing from dictation.

(d) West Indian History and Geog-
raphy.
P. A. W. GORDON,
Inspector of School.

Ref. No. A. 46.


STORM WARNING SIGNALS.

AT DAY. The following signals
displayed at the Harbour Department
and Goat Hill signal station will
denote the approach of disturbed
weather:-

X. A red flag with black square in
centre- means- tropical dis-
turbance reported; likely to
affect island of Antigua-
CAUTION ADVISED.






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


XX. Two red flags, with black
squares in centre-HURRI-
CANE SIGNAL-DANGER
EXPECTED.
AT NIGHT. Two detonating rock-
ets will be fired in rapid suc-
cession from Harbour Master's
Office, as a warning to shipping
of the approach of disturbed
weather.
AT DAY & AT NIGHT. The
siren at the Police Headquarters will
be sounded as a HURRICANE SIG-
NAL DANGER APPRENDED."
Police will also go through St.
John's and villages sounding their
whistles continuously.
All telephone exchanges will make
every effort to inform subscribers
about weather conditions when
requested to do so by the Official
Weather Observer.
The Police Department will also
give whatever assistance they can in
notifying the public in general.
F. V. D. GRIFFITH,
Weather Obsever.
July, 1950.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.


January
February
March
April
May
June
July 29th


Publications issued from the
Government Printing Offloe,
Leeward Islands.

ACT.
Leeward Islands.
No. 1 of 1950, The Virgin Islands
Constitution Act, 1950."
16 pp. Price 4d.


1947. 1948. 1949. 1950. STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

397 2'82 10 541 General Government.
No. 19 of 1950, The Immigration
357 '57 2'07 2'52 and Passport (Amendment) Regula-
tions, 1950 ". 4 pp. Price Id.
"59 1'89 5"52 1-58
67 No. 20 of 1950, "Directions to
"67 "59 3"5 2'44
regulate the use of Hong Kong assets
3 34 2'80 1"98 2-06 in the Colony ". 4 pp. Price ld.
149 3'38 335 1P66 Montserrat.
2'59 1'37 2110 1'76 No. 4 of 1950, "The Landing of
Animal Products Prohibition Regula-
__ tions, 1950". 1 pp. Price ld.


13'22 13'42 20"06 17'42


Antigua.
No. 7 of 1950, "The Income Tax
(Amendent) Rules, 1950 ".
3 pp. Price Id.


Colony of the Leeward Islands.

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.

Title by Registration Act.


REGISTER OF TITLES.


SCHEDULE OF APPLICATIONS


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.


for Certificate of Title and Notings thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 15th day of July,
1950.


Date of Request.


Person presenting.


Nature of request, whether for Certificate of Title, or
Noting thereon, or caveat.


The 15th day of
July, 1950.


Joseph Dew & Son Ltd. a corpor-
ation organized under the laws of
the Leeward Islands and having
its registered office in Long Street
in the City of Saint John in the
Island of Antigua by its Solicitor
Sydney Theophilus Christian of
Chambers High Street, St. John's
Antigua.


Certificate of Title for All that piece or parcel of
land and hereditaments situate at Ottos in the
Parish of Saint John in the Island of Antigua
containing 4-3793 acres.


Anyone who objects to the issue of the
twenty-one (21) days from the first publication of
Registrar of Titles for the Antigua Circuit.


Certificate of Title as applied for must within
this Notice enter a Caveat at the office of the


Dated the 15th day of July, 1950.


N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar of Titles.


SAuonst, 1950.].






THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


SUGAR FACTORIES OUTPUT TO JULY 29, 1950.


Tons of cane handled

Tons of sugar produced

Hours out of cane


ANTIGUA.


During week.


7,911-98

1,058-80

22-10


During
Season*


218,212-34

27,124-80

254-90


ST. KITTS.


During week.


11,884-13

1,514

6.98


Season commenced 24th January, 1950.
t Season commenced 23rd January, 1950.




Notice.


HURRICANE WARNINGS.

1. At the beginning of the Hurricane Season the public are advised to take precautionary
measures to ensure that all doors, windows, and shutters of their houses, offices, etc., can be securely
fastened. The same applies to buildings used as shelters for stock.
An adequate supply of hurricane lanterns, candles or electric torches is recommended, in the
event of the failure of electric lighting system during the storm.
2. Householders possessing a barometer should watch their instrument carefully and observe
readings at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at night time previous to retiring to bed. Any change lower than
the usual diurnal one of 0.1 inch should be regarded with some suspicion and more frequent
observations made.
3. All Agents of steamers and of sailing vessels which are approaching or leaving Antigua in
doubtful weather, are asked to communicate direct with the Harbour Master. This is especially essential
with regard to small sailing boats engaged in inter-island trade.
4. When barring up a house, on indications of bad weather or the approach of a hurricane, begin
with the side facing the direction of the prevailing wind, which varies as a rule from North West to
North East. Should the centre happen to pass over the island there will be a short period of calm
during which the north ern side of the building should be opened up and the southern or westerly sides
closed. Very often, however, the hurricane shifts directly from North East to South East with little or
no interval of relative calm, and under such circumstances it is wise to have every window and door
securely fastened.
CHARLESWORTH ROSS,
Acting Administrator.










ANTIGUA.
Pointed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.
[Pric is. 2d.]


During
Season

340,877*06

40,497

75-84


[3 August, 1950..




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SNo, 4 of 1950, Currency, IN

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
28th July, 1950.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 4 of 1950.
An Act to implement an Agreement to provide for
a uniform currency in the Eastern Group of
the British Caribbean Territories.
WHEREAS Government currency notes are Preamble.
-issued in the Colony of Barbados under the author-
ity of the Government Currency Notes (Barbados)
Act, 1937, in the Colony of British Guiana under 12/1987
the authority of the Government Currency Notes
Ordinance, 1937, and in the Colony of Trinidad 14/1987
and Tobago under the authority of the Government Chapter 85,
Currency Notes Ordinance: No. 2
AND WHEREAS, by enactments of the
Colonies of Barbados, British Guiana, and Trinidad
and Tobago, Government currency notes issued in
any one of them are legal tender in all of them for
the payment of any amount:
AND WHEREAS by enactments of the
Colonies of the Leeward Islands and of the Colo-
nies of Grenada, St. Vincent, St, Lucia and
Dominica comprising the Windward Islands, Gov-
ernment currency notes issued in the Colony of
Trinidad and Tobago are legal tender in the
Leeward Islands and in the Windward Islands for
the payment of any amount:
AND WHEREAS the Currency Conference
held at Barbados in May, 1946, recommended in
their Report that a unified system of currency
notes and coin for the Eastern Group of the British
Caribbean Colonies, that is to say, Barbados,
British Guiana, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and
Tobago, and Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and
Dominica comprising the Windward Islands, be
establishedu







L EWARD
ISLANDS.
First Schedule


Agreement" means the Agreement set out
in the First Schedule to this Act;
Board means the Board of Commissioners
established in accordance with the terms
of the Agreement;
"coin" means any coin provided, issued or
re-issued under the provisions of this Act;
currency note" means any note provided,
issued or re-issued under the provisions
of this Act;
Currency Fund" means the currency fund
established in accordance with Article 3
of the Agreement;
"Income Account means the Currency Fund
Income Account established in accordance
with Article 4 of the Agreement.
Agreement to 3. The provisions of the Agreement made
ofe l orce between the Governments of the Colonies of--
(a). Barbados,
(b) British Guiana,
(c) the Leeward Islands,
(d) Trinidad and Tobago,
(e) Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and
Dominica comprising the Wind-
ward Islands
shall have the force of law as if enacted in this Act,


4_


Short Title.

Interpreta-
tion.


: .... *- ;: = ^


2 Currency. No. 4 of 1950.
AND WHEREAS the recommendations of
the Currency Conference are embodied in the
Agreement the terms of which are set out in the
First Schedule to this Act:
BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the
Governor and General Legislative Council of the
Leeward Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited the Currency Act,
1950.
2. In this Act-




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No. 4 of 1950.


Currency.


3


4. (1) On and after the, coming into opera-
tion of this Act in the manner provided in section
14 thereof-

(a) the Board shall, subject to the provi-
sions of this Act, have the sole right, power
and authority to provide, issue and re-issue
currency notes and coin in the Colony;
(b) no banker shall, in so far as such
operation relates to currency notes, issue or
re-issue in the Colony any bank note within
the meaning of the Bank Notes Act.


(2) Trinidad Currency Notes issued by the
Government of the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago
under the provisions of the Government Currency Ch. 35.
Notes Ordinance, and made legal tender in the
Colony of the Leeward Islands by the Trinidad 1/1939.
Currency Notes Act, 1939, shall be deemed for
the purposes of this Act to have been issued under
this Act.


6. (1) Currency notes issued under this
Act shall be of the denominations specified in the
Agreement and be of such form and design and
printed from such plates and on such paper and
be authenticated in such manner as may from time
to time be approved by the Secretary of State.

(2) The plates shall be prepared and kept and
the notes printed, authenticated, issued ard can-
celled in the manner and in accordance with condi-
tions prescribed by Regulations made under section
12 for the purpose of preventing fraud and
improper use.

(3) Coin issued under this Act shall be of the
denominations and weight and be made of such
metal or metals as are specified in the Secbnd
Schedule to this Act and be of such form and
design as may be prescribed by Regulations made
under section 12 of this Act.

(4) The Governor may, from time to, time
after consultation with the Board and with the
approval of the Secretary of State, make Regula-
tions amending the Second Schedule to this Act,


*rEn~WAu
ISLANDS.
Board to have
sole right to
issue and re-
issue currency
notes and coin
in the Colony.







Cap. 116.
1/1943.
11 Qal


No. 2.


Issue and form
of currency
notes and ooin.




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. .. ... -. :"

SL4 jurrenry. 14. 4 of 1950.
Legal tender. 6. (1) Currency notes shall be legal tender
in the Colony for the payment of any amount.

(2) Coin shall, if the coins have not been
illegally dealt with, be legal tender to an amount
not exceeding in the case of coins of a denomina-
tion of not less than twenty cents, ten dollars, and
in the case of coins of a lower denomination, two
dollars.
(3) For the purposes of this Act, a coin shall
be deemed to have been illegally dealt with where
the coin has been impaired, diminished, or lightened
otherwise than by fair wear and tear, or has been
defaced by having any name, word, device or
number stamped or engraved thereon, whether the
coin has or has not been thereby diminished or
lightened.
Conversion of 7. (1) The Board shall issue on demand to
currency notes any person desiring to receive currency notes in the
and coin into
sterling and Colony currency notes to the equivalent value (at
vice versa, the rate of one dollar for four shillings and two
pence) of sums in sterling lodged yvith the Crown
Agents in London by the said person, and shall
pay on demand through the Crown Agents to any
person desiring to receive sterling in London the
equivalent value calculated as aforesaid of currency
notes lodged with the Board in the Colony by the
said person:
Provided that-
(a) no person shall be entitled to lodge
with the Crown Agents or the Board, as the
case may be, less than such minimum sum as
may from time to time be prescribed for the
purpose of obtaining currency notes or ster-
ling as the case may be; and
(b) the Board shall be entitled to charge
and levy from any person obtaining currency
notes or sterling commission at such rate or
rates as the Board may think fit not exceeding
three quarters per centum and in addition the
cost of any telegrams sent by the Board or by
the Crown Agents in connection with any
transfer as above described.







Ntb. 4 ot 1950, Curreny. 6

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

8. Any sum which is required to meet any
deficiency in the Currency Fund or the Income
Account and which the Colony is liable to make
good under the terms of the Agreement shall forth-
with on the demand of the Board be paid under
the warrant of the Governor and such payment
shall be deemed to be a federal charge and shall be
repayable by and apportioned between the Presi-
dencies of the Colony participating in the Surplus
Account referred to in Article 5 of the Agreement
according to the scale prescribed in such Article.

9. The Governor may, after consultation
with the Board, by Proclamation issued with the
approval of the Secretary of State and published
in the Gazette declare that any currency notes or
coin shall cease to be legal tender and provide for
any matters incidental to the calling in and demone-
tization of such notes or coin, and any such Procla-
mation shall have effect as from the date of
publication thereof or from such later date as may
be specified: Provided that the holders of any such
notes or coin shall be entitled at any time after
they have ceased to be legal tender to claim pay-
ment of the face value thereof from the Board.

10. (1) On and after the coming into opera-
tion of this Act in so far as it relates to currency
notes no person shall draw, accept, make or issue
any bill of exchange, promissory note or engage-
ment, for the payment of money payable to bearer
on demand or borrow, owe, or take up any sum or
sums of money on any bill of exchange, promissory
note or engagement, for the payment of money pay-
able only to bearer on demand of any such person:

Provided that-
(a) cheques or drafts payable to bearer on
demand may be drawn on bankers or agents by
their customers or constituents in respect of


ISLANDS;


Meeting of
deficiencies in
Fund or In-
come Account.


Demonetiza-
tion of
currency
notes and coin.











Bills and notes
payable to
bearer on
demand.




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ISLANDS.
moneys in the hands of these bankers or agents
held by them at the disposal of the person
drawing such cheques or drafts; and

(b) bank notes issued before the corn-
mencement of this Act by banks duly author-
ized by law so to do shall be exempt from the
operation of this section subject to the provi-
sions of paragraph (6) of section 4 of this Act.

(2) Any person contravening the provisions of
this section shall, notwithstanding anything to the
contrary in any other law, be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of two hundred and fifty dollars
or to a fine equal to twice the amount of the bill, note
or engagement in respect whereof the offence is
committed whichever is the greater notwithstanding
that the amount of such fine may be in excess of
the ordinary jurisdiction of a Magistrate's court.

(3) A prosecution under this section shall not
be instituted except by the Board or by an agent
duly authorised by the Board in writing.

Currency Note 11: For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby
under Act. declared that a currency note under this Act is-

(a) within the meaning of the expression
"Currency Notes" in section 2 of the Counter-
29/1937 feit Currency (Convention) Act, 1937 as
1/1938 amended; and

(b) within the meaning of the expression
"Currency Notes in section 2 of the Counter-
911941 feit Currency Act, 1941.

Regulations. 12. The Governor may, after consultation
with the Board and with the approval of the
Secretary of State, make Regulations:-

(a) prescribing anything which by this
Act is to be prescribed; apd

(b) generally for the better carrying into
effect of the provisions of this Act.




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ICY ISLANDS.
13. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as Savin.
affecting any rights which Barclays Bank (Domi-
nion, Colonial and Overseas), formerly the Colonial
Bank, may have at the commencement, of this Act
to issue or re-issue bank notes in the Colony.

14. (1) This Act, in so far as it relates to commence-
currency notes, shall come into operation on such ment.
date as the Governor shall by proclamation published
in the Gazette appoint.

(2) This Act, in so far as it relates to coin,
shall come into operation on such date as the
Governor.shall by Proclamation published ii the
Gazette appoint.

15. On the coming into operation of this Repeal.
Act in so far as it relates to currency notes the 1/1939.
Trinidad Currency Notes Act, 1939, shall be
repealed.
P. D. MACDONALD,
President.


Passed the General Legislative Council this
20th day of July, 1950.

A. E. PEN1N
Clerk of the Council.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
An Agreement made between the Governments of the
Colonies of Barbados, British Guiana, the Leeward Islands,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the Colonies of Grenada, St.
Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, comprising the Wind-
ward Islands.
Whereas it is desired to constitute a Board of
Commissioners to provide for and control the supply of
currency to the territories administered by the Govern-
ments participating in this Agreement:
It is hereby agreed as follows:-
1. (1) There shall be constituted a Board of Coni-
missioners of Currency to be styled the "Board of
Commissioners of Currency, British Caribbean Territories
(Eastern Group)" (hereinafter referred to as "The Board ")
which shall consist oi five members to be appointed by the
Secretary of State, the Governors of Barbados, British
Guiana, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and
the Windward Islands, each having the right to nominate
one such member to represent his respective territory,


Constitution
of Board of
Commissioners
of Currency.





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(2) The Board shall elect one of its number to be
Chairman,
(3) The term of office of the members and the
Chairman shall be three years, subject to their continuing
resident within the territory they respectively represent.
Subject to the foregoing conditions each member shall be
eligible for re-appointment.

(4) In addition to the five members appointed under
paragraph (1) there shall be an Executive Officer of the
Board of which he shall be a member with the title of
"Executive Commissioner" and the right to vote. The
said Executive Commissioner shall be appointed by the
Secretary of State. He shall be responsible, subject
to the direction of the Board, for all executive matters
connected with the procurement, issue, retirement, distri-
bution and holding of the Board's notes and coin.

(5) The Chairman and members of the Board shall
be paid such remuneration and allowances as may from
time to time be determined by the Secretary of State.
(6) Any duty devolving and any power conferred
on the Board may be discharged or exercised by any
three members, and, in the absence of the Chairman
elected under paragraph (2), members may for the
purpose of any particular meeting elect a chairman ad hoc,
The Chairman shall have an original and a casting vote.
(7) The Board shall establish its headquarters at
Trinidad and offices at such other places as may be
required and may employ such agents, officers, and
persons as may be required.
(8) If any member of the Board is for the time being
unable to act the Governor by whom he has been nomi-
nated may appoint a fit person to act in his place during
such inability.
(9) The Board and its officers and servants shall be
deemed to be public servants for the purpose of the
criminal law in force in the territories of the participating
Governments.

Board to have 2. (1) The Board shall have the sole right to issue
sole right to currency notes and coin in the territories administered
issue currency. by the participating Governments who shall not issue any
such notes or coin nor authorise such issue by other
persons.
(2) The Board shall assume all the liabilities, obliga-
tions and responsibilities of the currency authorities of
Barbados, British Guiana and Trinidad and Tobago with
respect to the Government currency notes which have
been issued and are in circulation on the coming into
force of this Agreement. The said currency authorities




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ISLANDS.
shall transfer to the Board sterling in London or invest-
ments out of the existing respective Note Security Funds
to an aggregate market value agreed by the Board to be
the equivalent of the amount of the note liability so
assumed by the Board.
(3) The Governmcnts of Barbados. British Guiana
and Trinidad and Tobago shall take all necessary meas-
ures to demonetize and facilitate tle withdrawal by the
Board of the currency notes issued by their respective
.currency authorities and in circulation and shall in due
course repeal the Ordinances under the authority of
which such notes have been issued.
(4) The participating Governments as and when
circumstances permit shall demonetize and procure the
withdrawal and appropriate disposal, under arrangements
with His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom,
of the United Kingdom coin now in current circulation
in the territories administered by them.

(5) The notes and coin to be issued by the Board
shall be in the following denominations:-
Notes Coin
100 dollars 50 cents
20 dollars 20 cents
10 dollars 10 cents
5 dollars 5 cents
2 dollars 1 cent
1 dollar J cent

Provided that notes and coins of other denominations
may be issued as required with the approval of the
Secretary of State, such notes and coin to be in dollars at
the rate of 100 cents for each dollar of the value equiva-
lent to four shillings and two pence of sterling in London.

3. (1) The Board shall establish and maintain Currency
a fun 1 to be called "The Currency Fund" (hereinafter Fund.
referred to as "The Fund"') which shall be held in
London by the Crown Agents for meeting the redemption
of currency and shall not be applied for any other
purposes except as provided in this Agreement.

(2) The sterling in London or investments transferred
to the Board in accordance with Article 2 (2) of this
Agreement shall be held for the account of the Fund
which shall be credited with the amount thereof at the
agreed aggregate market value.

(3) There shall further be paid into the Fund:
(a) all sterling received in exchange for currency
notes or coin.
(b) the proceeds of any transactions under
paragraph (6) of this Article, less all expenses
incurred in connection therewith.




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(4) The Fund may be invested.in sterling securities
of or guaranteed by the Government of any part of the
British Empire (except the participating Governments)
or such other securities, as, with the approval of the
Secretary of State, mwy be selected by the Crown Agents:
Provided that a proportion of the Fund shall be held
in London in liquid form and such proportion may be
determined and varied from time to time with the
approval of the Secretary of State by the Board.
(5) The liquid portion of the Fund may be held in
cash or on deposit at the Bank of England or in Treasury
Bills or may be lent out at call or for short terms in such
ways or invested in such readily realizable securities as
may be approved by the Secretary of State.

(6) Notwithstanding anything in the preceding para-
graphs contained the Board may-

(a) use any coins held for the account of the
Fund for the purpose of having them reminted and
coined into current coin;

(b) pay from the Fund the cost of the purchase
of metal to be minted into current coin; and

(c) sell any coins held for the account of the
Fund provided that the proceeds of any such trans-
actions shall be paid into the Fund.

(7) The value of the Fund for any of the purposes
of this agreement t shall be the current realizable value of
the whole of the assets held in the Fund, investments of
the Fund being valued at the current market price at the
time of valuation.
Currency 4. (1) The Board shall open and maintain an
Fund Income account to be called the "Currency Fund Income
count. Account" (hereinafter referred to as the "Income
Account") into which shall be paid all dividends,
interest or other revenue derived from investments or
from the employment in any other manner of the moneys
of the Fund and all commissions paid to the Board in
connection with the issue or redemption of currency
notes or coin.
(2) There shall be charged upon the Income
Account-

(a) all the expenses other than the expenses
referred to in Article 3 incurred by the Board and
by the Crown Agents in the preparation, transport,
issue, redemption and demonetization- of currency
notes and coin and the transaction of any business
relating thereto;




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(b) any expenses incurred by the Board for the
protection of the currency against counterfeiting or
forgery of coins or notes; and
(c) a sum equal to one per centum of the value
of the Fund at the end of the year calculated in
accordance with Article 3 (7) of this Agreement
which shall be paid annually into the Fund.
Provided that the Board may with the approval of
the Secretary of State direct that any expenditure of an
exceptional nature may be charged upon the Fund and
not upon the Income Account.

(3) If on the last day in any year there is a surplus
in the Income Account it shall be paid to the credit of an
account to be called the British Caribbean Territories
(Eastern Group) (Currency Surplus) Account" (herein-
after referred to as the Surplus Account ") to be set up
as provided in Article 5 of this Agreement; but if on the
last day in any year there is a deficiency in the Income
Account it shall be met according to the scale prescribed
in Article 5 (2) from any sums standing to the credit of
the Governments concerned in the Surplus Account or
from moneys to be appropriated and paid from the
revenues of the Governments. If any Government
should default on any payment due under this paragraph,
the amount in default may be recovered from any sub-
sequent payment due to that Government out of the
Surplus Account as provided in Article 5 of this Agree-
ment.
Provided that-

(a) if on the last day in any year the face value
of the currency notes and current coin in circu-
lation exceeds the value of the Fund calculated in
accordance with Article 3 (7) of this Agreement
there shall be paid into the Fund the whole of the
said surplus in the Income Account or such part
thereof as shall make up the monies of the Fund as
aforesaid to an amount equal to the face value of the
currency notes and current coin in circulation; and

(b) if on the last day in any year the value of
the Fund so calculated exceeds one hundred and ten
per centum of the face value of the currency notes
and current coin in circulation the Board may with
the sanction of the Secretary of State direct-

(i) that the whole or part of the excess over one
hundred and ten per centum shall be trans-
ferred from the Fund to the Income
Account; and
(ii) that the annual appropriation out of the
Income Account of the one per centum






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British Carib-
bean Territor-
ies (Easteif
Group) (Cur-
rency Surplus)
Account.


Currency. No. 4. of 1950


aforesaid shall be wholly or partially dis-
continued for so long as it shall appear that
the necessity for such annual appropriation
no longer exists.

5. (1) There shall be set up a British Caribbean
Territories (Eastern Group) (Currency Surplus) Account,
into which shall be paid any surplus in the Income
Account arising as provided in Article 4.
(2) The participating Governments shall be entitled
to share in the Surplus Account according to the follow-
ing scale:-


Trinidad and Tobago
British Guiana
Barbados
Leeward Islands:
Antigua
St. Kitts
SMontserrat
Windward Islands:
St. Lucia
Dominica
St. Vincent
Grenada


Meeting of de-
ficiencies in
the Currency
Fund.


55 per cent.
25
10


100 per cent.

Provided that if, on the expiration of a period of two
years of the quinquennial period commencing from the
first day of January, 1951, a new scale is agreed upon that
new scale should be substituted for the above and shall
remain in force until the end of the quinquennial period;
but provided further that if at the end of any such quin-
quennial period no such agreement is reached the scale
then in force shall continue in operation for the next
quinquennial period.

(3) Each of the participating Governments shall
authorise from time to time the Board to pay out of its
share of the sums standing to the credit of the Surplus
Account its shareof such charges in addition to the charges
referred to in Article 4 of this Agreement as the Govern-
ments may from time to time agree should be so paid.
(4) Any balance remaining in the Surplus Account to
the credit of any participating Government at the end of
any year after the payment of any charges as provided in
paragraph (3) of this Article shall be paid to that Govern-
ment on demand.

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




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I S.'LANDS.
(2) If the value of the .Fund calculated as provided in
Article 3 (7) shall at any time be less than the face value
of the currency notes and current coin in circulation and
in the opinion of the Secretary of State it shall be necessary
to make up such deficiency in the Fund either wholly or
partly, each participating Government shall be liable for
the sum which in the opinion of the Secretary of State
is required to be paid into the Fund.

(3) Any liability under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this
Article shall be apportioned between the participating
Governments according to the scale prescribed in Article
5(2).
(4) Should one or more of the participating Govern-
ments make default in respect of the above imposed obliga-
tion the other participating Governments shall be liable to
make good such default each in the proportion which its
liability as set out in the scale bears to the total liability of
such non-defaulting Governments. Provided that in the
event of a default being so made good any sums due
thereafter.to the defaulting Government or Governments
from the Surplus Account shall be paid to the Governments
which have made good such defaults in the like propor-
tions until the amount so made good by them has been
refunded.

7. (1) The Accounts of all transactions of the Board Accounts and
shall be audited once in every year by such persons and in turns.
accordance with such regulations as the Secretary of State
may prescribe.
(2) An abstract of such accounts shall be as soon as
may be after such audit published in the Gazette of each
participating Government.
(3) The Board shall on the first day of each month
make up and as soon as may be thereafter publish in the
Gazette of each participating Government, an abstract
showing the whole amount of currency notes in circula-
tion on the said day and the average amount in circulation
during the previous month.
(4) The Board shall also publish half yearly in the
Gazette of each participating Government an abstract
showing:-
(a) the amount of the liquid portion of the Fund;
(b) the nominal value and price paid for and the
latest known market price of the securities belonging
tdthe Fund.
(5) The amount of notes in circulation at a particular
date shall be deemod to be the total nominal amount of
notes issued prior to that date by the Board after deducting
the total nominal amount of notes received by the Board
prior to that date.
(6) The said abstracts shall from time to time and at
least once a quarter be verified by a Board of Survey
appointed in accordance with such regulations as the
Secretary of State may prescribe.




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.LEEWAtD
ISLANDS.
e. emburse-
ment of
Government
of Trinidad
and Tobago.


Settlement of
dispute.


Section 5 (3). Coins of the Eastern group of the British Caribbean
territories which are legal tender.


Coin.


Fifty-cent
piece

Twenty-cent
piece

Ten-cent
piece

Five-cent
piece





One-cent
piece

Half-cent
piece


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ANT1GUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.


8. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago having
undertaken to advance such funds as may be necessary to
repay preliminary expenses and initial expenditure in
connection with the establishment of the unified currency,
the Board shall reimburse the Government of Trinidad and
Tobago the amount of such advances.
9. Any dispute arising from the interpretation of
this Agreement shall be referred to the Secretary of
State whose decision shall be final and binding on all the
Governments concerned.

SECOND SCHEDULE.


Proportion
of Dollar
for which
Tender.

PART I.

CUPRO-
NICKEL.


PART II.

BRONZE.


Cupro-
nickel
(Copper
75%
Nickel
25%)










1

SBronze

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200-8.50.


[Price 4d.]







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Offences against the Person
(Amendment).


[L.S.]
I ASSENT.
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
27th July, 1950.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 5 of 1950.

An Act to amend further the Offences against
the Person Act.

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Offences Short title.
against the Person (Amendment) Act, 1950.

The Offences against the Person Act, as Cap. 41.
amended, is hereinafter called the Principal Act.


2. Section 3 of the Principal Act is here-
by amended by the substitution of the word
"eighteen" for the word sixteen appearing
in the eleventh line thereof.


Amendment
of section 3 of
the Principal
Act.


P. D. MACDONALD,
President.


Passed the General
20th day of July, 1950.


Legislative Council this


A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Counczl.






ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office. Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Acting Government Printer.--By Authority.
1950.


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


2938--200-8.50.


[Price ld.]






N6. 6 of 1950. Department of Labour LEEWARD
(Repeal) ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.
27th July, 1950.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.


No. 6 of 1950.

An Act to repeal the Department of Labour Act,
1944.

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward
Islands as follows,-

1. This Act may be cited as the Department short title.
of Labour (Repeal) Act, 1950.

2. The Department of Labour Act 1944, Repeal.
is hereby repealed. 19/1944

This Act shall come into operation on, commence-
such day as the Governor may appoint by procla- "nelt.
mation published in the Gazette.

P. D. MACDONALD,
President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
20th day of July, 1950.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk or the Council.



ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Ofioe, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.


[Price Id.]


-200-8.50.






S::o. 8 of 1950. Voters Registraton and' VIRon
Election. ISLANDS.
[L.S.]





VIRGIN ISLANDS,

No. 3 of 1950.

An Ordinance to provide for the registration of
persons entitled to vote at elections of certain
members of the Legislative Council of the
Presidency as constituted by the Virgin
Islands Constitution Act, 1950, and to
regulate the procedure at such elections and
for other purposes in connection therewith.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor of
the Leeward Islands as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title,
Voters registrationn and Election Ordinance, 1950.
2. (1) In this Ordinance unless the context Definition,
otherwise req'iires -
"appointed day" means the day on which the
Virgin Islands Constitution Act, 1950,
is appointed by Proclamation of the
Governor to come into operation;
"Commissioner" means the person for the
time being holding the office of Com-
missioner of the Pi-esidency and includes
every person for the time being acting
as Commissioner in his stead;
clear income" means the gross income
received by a person for his own use, less
such payments made by him as would be
allowable as deductions-excepting those
allowed in respect of earned income,
residence in the Presidency, British
nationality, a wife, children and life
insurance premiums-in arriving at a







VIRGIN 2 Voters Registration and No. 8 of 1950.
ISLANDS. Election.
chargeable income under the provisions
of any Income Tax Ordinance, or regu-
lations made thereunder, for the time
being in force in the Presidency;
"Council" means the Legislative Council of
the Presidency constituted by the Virgin
Islands Constitution Act, 1950;
"dollars means dollars in the currency of the
Colony of the Leeward Islands;
"election. means an election of members to
the Council;
"minister of religion means any clergyman,
minister, priest, or other person who
exercises spiritual functions or performs
the offices of religion for or in respect of
any Christian or other Church, com-
munity or body within the Presidency;
"public office" means any office of emolu-
ment in the service of the Crown, or
of a Municipal Corporation within the
Presidency;
"register of voters" means the register of
persons qualified to vote for members of
the Council;
"registering officer means, subject to the
provisions of subsection (2) of this sec-
tion, a person appointed as such by the
Governor in respect of the registration
of voters;
returning officer" means a person appointed
as such by the Governor in respect of
any election;
"revising officer" means a person appointed
as such by the Governor for the purpose
of revising and settling the register of
voters.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of
section 4 and subsections (1) and (2) of section 6
of this Ordinance, the registering officer may
appoint fit and proper persons to assist him in the
performance of his duties under the said subsec-
tions, and any reference in those subsections to the
registering officer shall be deemed to include
a reference to the persons so appointed by him.






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Election.


3 VILNN .
ISLANDS.


(3) References in this Ordinance to His
Majesty's dominions shall have effect as if they
included references to all British protectorates and
British protected states and to all territories admin-
istered by the Government of any part of His
Majesty's dominions under the trusteeship system
of the United Nations.
(4) For the purposes of this Ordinance
a person shall not be considered to hold an office of
emolument under the Crown by reason only that he
is in receipt of a pension or other like allowance in
respect of service under the Crown; and if it shall
be declared by any law in force in the Presidency
that an office shall not be an office of emolument
under the Crown for all or any of the purposes of
this Ordinance, this Ordinance, shall have effect
accordingly as if such law were enacted therein.
(5) Where in this Ordinance any notice, list
or any other instrument is required to be pub-
lished," then, unless the contrary intention appears
in any section of this Ordinance, the publication
thereof shall be made by posting the same on the
door of any Court House, Church, Chapel, School.
house, or other building in the Presidency which in
the opinion of the Commissioner will give publicity
to such instrument. And in places where there is
no such building as aforesaid, such instrument may
be affixed to a board and fastened up in a conspicu-
ous place.
PART I.
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.


Mode of
publication.


3. Within ten days after the appointed day, Notice of per-
S* sons entitled
and on or before the first day of July triennially to vote.
thereafter, the Commissioner shall publish a notice
in the form prescribed in Schedule A to this Schedule A.
Ordinance requiring within twenty-one days after
publication of the said notice, every person who
may be entitled to vote at the election of a member
of the Council, to deliver to the registering officer
notice of his claim to be registered as a voter.


4. (1) Within the time prescribed in the
last preceding section every person who desires,
and is entitled, to be registered as a voter shall
deliver or cause to be delivered to the registering


Notice of
claim to vote.


AN.




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officer a notice of his claim to be registered as
Schedule B. a voter in the form prescribed in Schedule B to
this Ordinance, and shall produce such evidence as
may be necessary to establish his claim to be so
registered:
Provided that no person whose name is upon
the register of voters shall be required thereafter
to make any such claim as aforesaid so long as he
retains the same qualifications.

Examination (2) The registering officer shall examine the
gof claim by qualifications in respect of which such claim is
registering 0 .
officer made and shall receive such evidence as may be
necessary to prove to his satisfaction that the
claimant possesses the qualifications in respect of
which he claims to be registered as a voter.

Registration (3) In all cases where the registering officer
of claimant, is satisfied that the claimant possesses the necessary
qualifications, he shall register the claimant in the
manner hereinafter provided, otherwise he shall
disallow such claim.
Examination (4) The registering officer shall in the month
of register. of August, 1953 and triennially thereafter
ascertain whether any of the persons registered as
voters in the last list made up as hereinafter
provided, have ceased to retain the qualifications
in respect of which they were registered, or
whether any of them are dead; and he shall in the
next list of voters to be made up by him in the
month of September write the words Objected
to" against the name of every person who, he has
cause to believe, has ceased to retain the qualifica-
tions in respect of which he was registered, and
shall write the word Dead" against the name of
every person whd, he has cause to believe, is dead.
it of voters. 5. The registering officer shall with respect
to the first list of voters, within the space of
21 days- after the last day upon which any notice
of claim as provided in section 4 (1) is allowed
to be made, and thereafter in the month of
September triennially make out an alphabetical
SoheduleO. list, in the foi n prescribed in Schedule C to this




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ISLANDS.


Ordinance, of all persons who in his opinion are
entitled to be registered as voters, and shall cause
a copy of such list dated and signed by him, t-" be
published.

6. (1) Every person whose name has been Procedure as
omitted from any such list of voters and who to omissions
and objections
claims to have his name inserted therein, shall
within ten days after the .publication of such list,
give "notice in writing to the registering officer
in the form prescribed in Schedule D to this ScheduleD.
Ordinance.


.(2) Every person whose name appears in any
such list may object to any other person whose
name also appears therein as not being entitled to
have his name therein, and shall within ten days
after such publication give notice in the forms
prescribed in Schedule E to this Ordinance to the
registering officer and to the person objected to by
delivering the same to him personally or by leaving
the same at his usual place of abode.

(3) Immediately on the expiration of the
said ten daysthe registering officer shall prepare
a list of all such claims and objections and the
names of the persons who have made the same,
and such list shall be open to the inspection of the
public free of charge during the hours of business
in each day for a period of ten days after the pre-
paration of such list, at the Court House, at Road-
town, in the Presidency.

7. (1) An open Court shall be held tri-
ennially in one or more places for the purpose of
revising the said list of voters by and before the
revising officer.

(2) The said Court shall be held on such day,
being within four weeks after the publication of
the last mentioned list of persons claiming to be
registered as voters or objected to as such, as may
be fixed by the revising officer, and six days notice
of the holding of such Court and of the place at
which the same is to be held shall be published,


Schedule E.


Court to revise
list.


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VIRECt T
ISLANDS,
Procedure of
Court revising
list.


8. (1) Upon the production in Court by
the registering officer of the last mentioned list of
persons, the revising officer shall go through the
same and shall insert in the list-of voters the name
of every person who is proved to his satisfaction
to be entitled to have his name inserted therein,
and shall strike out of the list the name of every
person who, upon the application of the objector,
is proved to the satisfaction of the revising officer
to be disentitled to have his name retained in the
list.
(2) If the objector appears neither in person,
nor by counsel, nor by some elector duly author-
ised by him in that behalf, the objection shall be
overruled, and the name of the person objected to
shall be retained in the list of voters.

(3) Every revising officer holding a Court
under this Ordinance shall have power to adjourn
the same to such time and as often as may be
necessary and shall have the same powers for the
keeping of order in his Court as are given to a
Magistrate under the Magistrate's Code of Pro-
cedure Act.

,(4) The revising officer shall in open Court
determine all claims or objections, and shall write
his initials against any name struck out of the list
or inserted therein, and against any mistake or
omission corrected, and shall sign his name to
every page of the list, when the same is finally
settled.
(5) If the revising officer is of the opinion
that the claim or objection of any person is with-
out foundation or is frivolous, he may order such
person to pay the actual costs of the inquiry
including the costs of witnesses, and such costs
shall be recoverable by an action before any Court
of competent jurisdiction.

(6) Any person aggrieved by a decision of
the revising officer may appeal to a Judge in
accordance with the provisions of the Magistrate'f.
Code of Procedure Act.


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9. (1) The list of voters shall be finally settlementof
settled and signed by the revising officer and such list of voters.
list shall be delivered by him to the returning
officer within the space of fourteen days after the
date on which such revising officer first commenced
to bold his Court and revise such list of voters
as aforesaid.

(2) The returning officer shall thereupon
cause the names on such list to be fairly and truly
recorded in alphabetical order in a book to be
provided by him for that purpose, with every name
therein numbered, beginning to number from the
first name and continuing in a regular series to the
last name, and shall cause such recording to be
completed within ten days after the delivery, to
him of such revised list by the revising officer, and
shall thereupon return the revised list to the
registering officer. A copy of such revised list
shall be published.

(3) If as the result of an appeal- from a
decision of the revising officer, or for other suffi-
cient cause, the insertion of any name in the said
alphabetical list or the deletion of any name there-
from shall be necessary, such deletion or insertion
shall be made by the returning officer who may
number any name inserted with the same number
as the preceding name followed by a letter or
letters.


10. The book in which such revised lists are Register of
copied shall be deemed to be the register of voters, voters.
and the said register of voters shall remain in
force until the next register of voters has been
completed.

11. Every revising officer shall be paid for Payment of
his services from the general revenue of the Presi- reVii'r
dency for each revision of the lists made under
this Ordinance such sum, not exceeding twenty-
five dollars, as the Governor may award,






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ISLANDS. Eleritwn.

PART II.
PROCEEDINGS FOR AND AT ELECTION.


12. For the purpose of every general elec-
tion and for the purpose of every election to
supply a vacancy caused by death, resignation or
otherwise, the Commissioner shall issue Writs of
Election under the Public Seal of the Presidency,
addressed to the returning officer. Every such
writ shall specify the date and place of election
and the date on which it is returnable to the
Commissioner, and the text thereof shall be pub-
lished in the Gazette.

13. (1) On receiving such Writ of Election
the returning officer shall publish a notice of the
date,and place on and at which he will receive the
nomination of any candidate for the seat to be
filled by election. The date to be fixed shall not
be less than seven days before the date fixed for
the election.


(2) Nomination papers shall be provided by
the returning officer and shall be in the form pre-
Schedule V. scribed in Schedule F to this Ordinance.

4 (8) On the date and at the place so fixed by
the returning officer he shall attend between the
hours of ten o'clock in the forenoon and four
o'clock in the afternoon and receivethe nomination
of any duly qualified candidate for the seat to be
filled.

(4) Every candidate for election shall be
nominated on one nomination paper by at least
two registered voters.

(5) If at four o'clock in the afternoon only
one candidate has been nominated for the seat to
be filled the returning officer shall declare that
candidate to be duly elected.

(6) If any nominated candidate withdraws
his candidature between the date of nomination
and the date of the election leaving only one


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nominated candidate for the seat to be filled the
returning officer shall declare the sole remaining
candidate to be duly elected.

14. (1) A candidate for election, or some-
one on his behalf, shall deposit with the returning
officer, on or before the date of his nomination, the
sum of ninety-six dollars, and, if he fails to do so,
he shall be deemed to be withdrawn.

(2) The deposit may be made in any legal
tender, or with the consent of the returning officer,
in any other manner.

(3) If after the deposit is made -the candida-
ture is withdrawn not less than forty-eight hours
before the poll is begun, the deposit shall be
returned to the person by whom it was made; and
if the candidate dies after the deposit is made and
before the poll is begun, the deposit, if made by
him, shall be returned to his legal personal repre-
sentative, or, if not made by him, shall be returned
to the person by whom it was made.

15. (1) If a candidate who has made such
deposit is not elected, and the number of votes
polled by him does not exceed one-thirty-second
of the total number of votes polled, the amount
deposited 'shall be forfeited to the Crown; in any
other case that amount shall be returned as soon as
practicable after the result of the election is
declared.

(2) For the purposes of this section the-
number of votes polled shall be deemed to be the
number of the ballot papers (other than spoilt
ballot papers) counted.

16. (1) It shall be lawful for any person
: whose name appears on the register of voters to'
object to the nomination of any candidate for
election as not being duly qualified, and the
returning officer shall decide the validity of every
objection.


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Deposit.


If votes do not
exceed one-
thirty-second
of total votes
polled, deposit
to be forfeited.


Registered
voter may
object to
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ISLANDS. Election.
(2) If the returning officer disallows the
objection his decision shall be final, but if he
allows the same his decision shall be subject to
reversal on election petition.

Publication 17. The returning officer shall publish the
of date and date and time on which the election shall be held
place of
elections. and the place or places where the central polling
booth and booths (if any) shall be situated.

Polling 18. On the date published as aforesaid the,
booths. returning officer shall cause to be opened one or
more polling booths and if necessary shall appoint
an assistant to preside over each booth; and the
returning officer and each assistant shall severally
attend at the polling booths to receive the votes.

Time for 19. The polls shall be opened at ten o'clock
opening and in the morning and shall be closed at four o'clock
closing polls.
in the afternoon, unless the Writ of Election
otherwise directs.

Directions to 20. The returning officer shall put on a
voters. table in the compartment set aside for the voters
directions for their guidance in the form prescribed
Schedule G. in Schedule G to this Ordinance.

Procedure at 21. In the case of a poll at an election the
polls. votes shall be given by ballot. The ballot of each
voter shall consist of a paper (in this Ordinance
called a ballot paper) showing the names, descrip-
tions and residences of the candidates. Each
ballot paper shall have a number printed on the
back and shall have attached to it a counterfoil
with the same number printed on the face. At
the ti me of voting lthe ballot paper shall be marked
on both sides with an official mark and delivered
to the voter within the polling booth, and the
number of such voter on the register of voters
shall be marked on the counterfoil, a copy of the
register of voters shall be marked to indicate that
the voter has received a Illot paper and the voter
having secretly marked his vote on the paper and
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place it in the ballot box in the presence of the
person presiding at the polling booth after having
shown to him the official mark at the back.

22. The ballot box shall be provided with
a lock and key and shall be so constructed that the
ballot paper can be introduced therein but cannot
be withdrawn unless the box be unlocked. It
.shall be exhibited empty to such persons as may
be in the polling booth immediately before the
opening of the poll and then securely locked and
the lock sealed. It shall not be opened again
except by the returning officer at the close of the
poll.


Ballot boxes.


23. A voter who has so inadvertently dealt Cancelled ba
with his ballot paper that it cannot be conveniently lot papers.
used as a ballot paper may, on delivering it to the
person presiding and proving the inadvertence to
the satisfaction of that person, obtain another
ballot paper in the place of that so delivered up
(hereinafter called the cancelled ballot paper), and
the ballot paper delivered up shall immediately be
cancelled by the person presiding writing the word
"cancelled" across the face and initiallipg the
same.


24. If any voter is incapacitated by blind.
ness or any other physical cause from voting in the
manner prescribed by this Ordinance, the person
presiding shall, at the request of that voter, in the
presence of the agents (if any) of the candidates,
cause his vote to be marked on a ballot paper, and
the ballot paper so marked shall be placed in the
ballot box; and the name and number on the
register of voters of every voter whose vote is so
marked for him, and the reason why it is so
marked, shall be entered on a list to be kept by the
person presiding.

25. (1) At the close of the poll the ballot
boxes shall be sealed, and the counterfoils, marked
copies of the register of voters, cancelled ballot
papers and other papers used at the polling booth
and in the possession of the person presiding, shall
be made into one parcel and sealed so that the
parcel cannot be opened without breaking the seal.


Provision as to
voting where
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ISLANDS. Election. :-
Such ballot boxes and parcel shall be taken forth-
with to the central polling booth, by the person
presiding who shall deliver the same unopened to
the returning officer.
(2) The returning officer shall thereupon, in
the presence of such candidates and their agents
(if any) as may be present, open the ballot boxes
and asCertain the result of the poll by counting the
votes given to each candidate and shall forthwith
declare to be elected the candidate to whom the
majority of the votes has been given. The deci-
sion of the returning officer as to any question
arising in respect of any ballot paper shall be final,
subject to reversal on election petition.
(3) Any ballot paper which has not on its
back tie official mark, or on which votes are given
to more candidates tLan there are members to be
elected, or on which anything by which the voter
can be identified is written or marked, except the
said number on the back, shall be void and not
counted.
(4) The returning officer shall order one
recount of the ballot papers whenever there is an
equality of votes. Any unsuccessful candidate
may demand one recount of the ballot papers on
the payment of the sum of nine dollars and sixty
cents which sum shall be returned to him if he is
elected and forfeited to the Crown if he is not
elected.
(5) Whenever there is an equality of votes
between candidates at any election of a member of
the Council, and the addition of a vote would
entitle any of such candidates to be declared
elected, then
(a) the returning officer, if he is a regis-
tered voter may give such additional vote;
(b) if the returning officer is not a regis-
tered voter as aforesaid or if being such
registered voter he declines to vote, he shall
make a special return of the result of the
election, and the Comncil shall have the right
of choosing one of such candidates to be
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The returning officer shall not, in any other
case, be entitled to vote at an election for which
he is the returning officer,

PART III.
PROCEEDINGS AFTER ELECTION.
26. The returning officer shall, as soon as Returning
may be after an election, make a report to the officer.
Commissioner showing the number of persons who
appear to have voted at each polling booth, the
number of spoilt and cancelled ballot papers from
each polling booth, and the number of persons to
whom, it appears from the counterfoils, voting,
papers have been supplied.


27. The returning officer shall, as soon as
may be after making the report in the last preced-
ing section mentioned, make into one parcel the
voting papers, counterfoils, marked copies of the
register of voters, cancelled ballot papers and other
papers used at the polling booth and in his posses-
sion, and seal the same so that the parcel cannot
be opened without breaking the seal, and send it to
the Commissioner, who shall keep the same in safe
custody and allow no person to have access thereto:


Provided that when an election petition has
been presented the Commissioner shall, on an order
of the Court, deliver to the proper officer of that
Court the papers relating to the election that is in
dispute:
Provided also that after the expiration of
twelve months from the date of an election it shall
be lawful for the Commissioner to burn the papers
used at that election.
PART IV.
ELECTION PETITIONS AND OFFENCES.
Petitions.

28. A petition complaining of an undue Petition
return or undue election of a member of the against
Council (in this Ordinance called an election elections.


Voting papers
etc., to be sent
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petition) may be presented to the Supreme Court
by any person-
(a) who voted or had a right to vote
at the election to which the petition relates,
(b) claiming to have had a right to
be returned at such election,
(c) alleging himself to have been a
candidate at such election.

29. Every election petition shall be tried
in the same manner as an action in the Supreme
Court by a Judge sitting alone. At the con-
clusion of the trial the Judge shall determine
whether the member of the Council whose
return or election is complained of or any, and
what, other person was duly returned and
elected, or whether the election was void, and
shall certify such determination to the Governor,
and, upon his certificate being given, such
determination shall be final; and the return shall
be confirmed or altered, or a Writ for a new
election issued, as the case may require, in
accordance with such determination.


Powers of 30. At the trial of an election petition the
Judge. Judge shall, subject to the provisions of this
Ordinance, have the same powers, jurisdiction
and authority, and witnesses shall be subpoenaed
and sworn in the same manner, as nearly as
circumstances admit, as in the trial of a civil
action in the Supreme Court, and such witnesses
shall be subject to the same penalties for
perjury.
Offences.


31. The following persons shall he deem-.
ed guilty of bribery within the meaning of this
'Ordinance:-
(a) Every person who directly or in-
directly, by himself or by any other person
on his behalf, gives, lends or agrees to give
or lend, or offers, promises, or promises to
procure or to endeavour to procure, any
money or valuable consideration to or for


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1ST4ANPS.


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any voter, or to or for any person on be-
half of any voter, or to or for any other
person in order to induce any voter to vote
or refrain from voting, or corruptly does
any such act as aforesaid on account of such
voter having voted or refrained from voting
at any election.
(b) Every person who directly or in-
directly, by himself or by any other person
on his behalf, gives or procures, or agrees
to give or procure, or offers, promises, or
promises to procure or to endeavour to
procure, any office, place or employment to
or for any voter; or to or for any person on
behalf of any voter, or to or for any other
person in order to induce such voter to vote
or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any
such act as aforesaid on account of any
voter having voted or refrained from voting
at any election.
(c) Every person who directly or in-
directly, by himself or by any other person
on his behalf, makes any such gift, loan,
offer, promise, procurement, or agreement
as aforesaid to or for any person in order to
induce such person to procure, or endeavour
to procure, the return of any person as an
elected member of the Council, or the vote
of any voter at any election.
(d) Every person who, upon or in con-
sequence of any such gift, loav, offer, prom-
ise, procurement, or agreement procures or
engages, promises or endeavours to procure
the return of any person as an elected
member of the Coun'cil, or the vote of any
voter at any election.
(e) Every person who advances or
pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or
to the use of any other person with the
intent that such money, or any part thereof
shall be expended in bribery at any election,
or who knowingly pays or causes to be paid,
any money to any person in discharge or
repayment of any money wholly or in part
expended in bribery at any election.







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ISLANPS, Election,

(j) Every voter who, before or during
any election, directly or indirectly, by him.
self or by any other person on his behalf,
receives, agrees, or contracts [or any money,
gift, loan or valuable consideration, office,
place, or employment for himself or for any
other person, for voting or agreeing to vote,
or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from
voting at any election.
(q) Every person who, after any elec-
tion, directly or indirectly, by himself or by
any other person on his behalf, receives any
money or valuable consideration on account
of any person having' voted or refrained
from voting, or having induced any other
person to vote or to refrain from voting at
any election.
(h) Every person who directly or indirect-
ly corruptly pays any rnte or tax on behalf of
any other person for the purpose of enabling
him to be registered as a voter in order thereby
to influence his vote at any future election,
and every person on whose behalf and with
whose privity any payment as last aforesaid
is made.
Treating. 32. The following persons shall be deem-
ed guilty of treating within the meaning of this
Ordinance-
(a) Every person who corruptly, by
himself or by any other person, either
before, during, or after an election, directly
or indirectly gives or provides or pays
wholly or in part the expense of giving or
providing any food, drink, entertainment, or
provision to or for any person for the pur-
pose of corruptly influencing that person,
or any other person, to vote or to refrain
from voting, at such election, or on account
of such person or any other person having
voted or refrained from voting at such
election.
(b) Every elector who corruptly accepts
or takes any such food, drink, entertainment
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88. Every person who directly or indi- Unaue
rectly, by himself, or by any other person on his infue"ne,
behalf, makes use of or threatens to make use of,
any force, violence or restraint, or inflicts or
threatens to inflict, by himself or by any other
person, any temporal or spiritual injury, damage,
harm, or loss upon or against any person, in
order to induce or compel such person to vote or
refrain from voting or on account of such person
having voted or refrained from voting at any
election, or who by abduction, duress, or any
fraudulent contrivance, impedes or prevents the
free exercise of the franchise of any elector, or
thereby compels, induces, or prevails upon any
elector either to give or refrain from giving his
vote at any election, shall be guilty of undue
influence within the meaning of this Ordinance.

84. Every person who at any election Personation
applies for a ballot paper in the name of another
person, whether that name be the name of a
person living or dead, or of a fictitious person,
or who, having voted once at any election,
applies at the same election for a ballot paper in
his own name, shall be guilty of personation
within the meaning of this Ordinance.

85. Every person who is guilty of bribery, Penalty for
treating or undue influence, shall on conviction in or unSde
thereof, be liable to be imprisoned, with or with- influence.
out hard labour, for a term not exceeding one
year, or to be fined any sum not exceeding nine
hundred and sixty dollars.

86. Every person who is guilty of per- Penalty for
donation, or of aiding, counselling, or procuring personation.
the commission of the offence of personation,
shall, on conviction thereof, be liable to be
imprisoned, with or without hard labour, for
a term not exceeding two years.

87. Every person who is convicted of Diaqualifioa-
hribery, treating, undue influence or persona- tionf.or
bribery &'.
tion, or of aiding, counselling -or procuring the
commission of the offence of personation, shall






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ISLANDS.


Penalty for
certain illegal
practices at
elections.


Offences in
respect of bal-
lot papers. &c.


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in addition to any other punishment be incapable
'during a period of seven years from the date of
the conviction-
(a) of being registered as a voter, or
voting at any election of a member of the
Council;
(b) of being elected a member of the
Council, and, if elected before his conviction,
he shall vacate his seat as such member.

38. Every person who-
S(a) votes, or induces or procures any
person to vote, at any election, knowing
that he or such other person is prohibited
by this Ordinance, or by any law, from
voting at such election;
(6) before or during an election know-
ingly publishes a false statement of the
withdrawal of a candidate at such election
for the purpose of promoting or procuring
the election of another candidate;
shall be guilty of an illegal practice, and shall,
on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not
exceeding four hundred and eighty dollars, and
be incapable, during a period of five years from
the date of his conviction, of being registered as
a voter, or voting at any election of a member
of the Council.
89. Every person who-
(a) forges or counterfeits, or fraudu-
lently defaces or destroys any ballot paper
or the official mark on any ballot paper; or
(6) without due authority supplies a
ballot p'lper to any person; or
(c) fraudulently puts into any ballot
box any paper olher than the ballot paper
which he is authorised by law to put in; or
(d) fraudulently takes out of the poll-
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Election. ISLANDS.

(e) without due authority destroys,
takes, opens, or otherwise interferes with
any ballot box or packet of ballot papers
then in use for the purposes of any election;
or
(f) not being duly registered as a voter
votes at the election of a member of the
Council,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be liable,
if he is a returning officer or presiding officer, or
clerk employed at a polling station, to imprison-
ment for any term not exceeding two years,
with or without hard labour, or to a fine not
exceeding nine hundred and sixty dollars and
if he is any other person, to imprisonment for
any term not exceeding six months, with or
without hard labour, or to a fine not exceeding
two hundred and forty dollars. Any attempt
to commit any offence specified in this section
shall be punishable in the manner in which the
offence itself is punishable.
In any information or prosecution for an
offence in relation to the ballot boxes, ballot papers,
and other things in use at an election, the property
in such ballot boxes, ballot papers, or things may
be stated to be in the returning officer at such
election.
40. Every officer, clerk, or agent, in atten- Infringement
dance at a polling station shall maintain and aid in of secrecy.
maintaining the secrecy of the voting in such
station, and shall not communicate, except for
some purpose authorised by law, before the poll is
closed, to any person any information as to the
name or number on the register of voters of any
voter who has or has not applied for a ballot paper
or voted at that station, and no person shall inter-
fere with or attempt to interfere with a voter when
marking his vote, or otherwise attempt to obtain
in the polling station any information as to the
candidate for whom any voter in such station is
about to vote or has voted, or as to the number on
the back of the ballot paper given to any voter at
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ISLANDS. Election.
attendance at the counting of the votes shall
maintain and aid in maintaining the secrecy of the
voting, and shall not attempt to ascertain at such
counting the number on the back of any ballot
paper or communicate any information obtained at
such counting as to the candidate for whom any
vote is given in any particular ballot paper.

No person shall, directly or indirectly, induce
any voter to display his ballot paper after he has
marked it so as to make known to any person the
name of the candidate for whom or against whose
name he has so marked his vote. Every person
who acts in contravention of the provisions of this
section shall be liable on summary conviction to
imprisonment for any term not exceeding six
months with or without hard labour, or to a fine
not exceeding two hundred and forty dollars.

Corrupt 41. (1) No election shall be valid if any
practice corrupt practice or the offence of aiding, counsel-
renders
election void. ling or procuring the offence of personation is
committed in connection therewith by the candi-
date elected.
(2) The expression corrupt practice" as
used in this section means any of the following
offences:-
bribery, treating, undue influence, and
personation as hereinbefore set forth.

(3) A corrupt practice shall be deemed to be
committed by a candidate if it is committed with
his knowledge and consent or, for the purposes of
this section, by a person who is acting under the
general or special authority of such candidate with
reference to the election.
PART V.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

Voter not 42. No voter who has voted at any election
satire to shall, in any proceeding to question the election,
whom he has be required to state for whom he has voted,
voted.



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Election. ISLANDS.
48. (1) The Governor in Council may Powertomake
make regulations- regulations.
(a) with respect to the incurring of
expense and the making of payments by or
on behalf of a candidate, whether before,
during or after an election, on account or in
respect of the conduct of such election;
(b) requiring the appointment of an
election agent through or by whom all such
expenses or payments as aforesaid shall be
incurred or made;
(c) fixing the maximum amount of
expenses and payments that may be incur-
red or paid, whether before, during or after
an election, on account or in respect of the
conduct of such election;
(d) fixing the time within which all
election expenses shall be paid and b.irring
all claims in respect thereof not made with-
in the prescribed time;
(e) requiring a return of election ex-.
penses and payments and prescribing the
form in which the same shall be made and
verified.
(2) Contravention of such regulations shall
be deemed to be illegal practices, and provision
may be made in the said regulations for the
punishment on summary conviction of persons
committing or taking part in the commission of
such illegal practices by--
(a) fine not exceeding four hundred
and eighty dollars, and
(b) disqualification from voting at any
election and from being elected as a mem-
ber of the Council for three years from
the date of conviction.
(3) An election petition may be presented
in respect of any illegal practice declared by
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ISLANDS. Election.

such petition, and the provisions of sections 28,
29 and 30 of this Ordinance shall, subject to such
regulations, apply to petitions presented in
respect of illegal practices.

Commence- 44. This Ordinance shall come into operation
ment. on such day as the Governor may appoint by
Proclamation published in the (azette.

Made by the Governor this 25th day of
July, 1950.

P. D. MACDONALD,
Acting Governor.

SCHEDULE A.
(See SECTION 3).
All persons qualified as voters for the election of a member of the
Legislative Council of the Presidency who desire to have their names
inserted in the register of voters are hereby required to deliver, or
cause to be delivered, their claims in writing for that purpose on or
before the day of to the registering officer at

Persons who are incapacitated by blindness or any other physical
cause from signing and dating their applications to be registered as
voters must deliver their applications to the registering officer person-
ally to enable him to.complete their application forms in accordance
with section 17 of the Virgin Islands Con'stitution Act, 1950.
Dated the day of 19 .


Commissioner.

SCHEDULE B.
(See SECTION 4 (1))
I, of
hereby claim to have my name inserted in the List of Voters for the
Presidency.
In so doing I hereby declare that I
(1) Have attained the age of twenty-one years;
(2) Am not a lunatic so found under any law in force in the
Presidency;
(3) Am a British subject;
(4) (a) Have resided in the Presidency for twelve ihonthb
immediately preceding this date; or




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Election. ISLANDS.

(b) Am domiciled in the Presidency and am resident
therein at this date.

And I further declare that-
(i) I have not been convicted of perjury in any Court in His
Majesty's dominions or in any territory under His
Majesty's protection, nor have been sentenced by any
such Court to death, or penal servitude, or imprisonment
for a term exceeding twelve months, without having
suffered the punishment to which I was sentenced or
such other punishment as by competent authority may
have been substituted for the same or without having
received a free pardon from His Majesty.

(ii) I have not within the period from twelve months before
the first day of January last until the date of this appli-
cation received any relief from public funds except

(iii) I have with my own hand subscribed my name and the
date to this declaration; or I have been able to write my
name but am now incapacitated by reason of blindness
or...................................

Dated this day of 19

(Signed)
In the presence of

Persons who are incapacitated by blindness or any other physical
cause from signing and dating their applications to be registered as
voters must deliver their applications to the registering officer person-
sally to enable him to complete their application forms in accordance
with section 17 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Act, 1950.

SCHEDULE C.

(See SECTION 5).
VOTER'S LIST FOR THE PRESIDENCY.

Christian and p
No. Surname at abode. Calling. Remarks.
Length.






Dated this day of 19


Registering Officer.




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VIRGoN 24 Voters Repistration and No 3 bf 1950,r
IsIASPm8. Election.
SCHEDULE D.
(See SECTION 6 (1) ).

NOTICE BY PERSON OMITTED FROM THE LIST OF VOTERS,


To Registering Officer,
I, of
hereby give you notice that I object to the omission of my name from
the list of voters for the Presideicy and that I claim to have my name
inserted in the said list as a voter.

Dated this day of 19


Signature,

SCHEDULE E.
(See SECTION 6 (2) ).

NOTICE OF OBJECTION TO RETENTION OF NAME IN THE LIST OF
VOTERS.

1, NOTICE TO THE REGISTERING OFFICER.

To Registering Officer.

I, of
being a person whose name appears in the list of voters of the
Presidency hereby give you notice that I object to the name of
of
being retained in the said list on the ground that [Here state shortly
the grounds on which the objection is based.]
Dated the day of 19

(Signed)
2. NOTICE TO PERSON OBJECTED TO.
To C.D. of
I, of
being a person whose name appears in the list of voters for the
Presidency hereby give you notice that I object to your name being
retained on the list of voters for the Presidency on the grounds that
[Here state shortly the grounds on which the objection is based.]
and -that you will be required to prove your qualification at the time of
the revising of the said list.




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SNo. 3 of 1950.


Voters Registration and
Election.


25 VIRGIN
ISLANDS.


Dated the day of


(Signed)


SCHEDULE F.


(See SECTION 13 (2) ).

We of
and of
registered voters for the Presidency hereby propose
of
as a fit and proper candidate for election as a
Legislative Council of the Presidency.


Dated the


member of the


day of


(Signed)

(Signed)

I, of
hereby consent to stand for election for the Legislative Council of the
Presidency at the forthcoming election to be held on the day of
19

In so doing I hereby declare that I am-

(1) Not the holder of any public office;

(2) Not a minister of religion.

And I further declare that I possess the following further qualifi-
cation, viz:-(See back.)

(Back.)

NOTE.

No person shall be capable of being elected a member of the
Council, or having been elected, shall sit or vote in the Council unless
at the time of the election he-

(1) is entitled to vote at the election of a member of the Council;
and

(2) (a) possesses a clear income* of at least four hundred and
eighty dollars per annum; or

"Clear income" means the gross income received by a person for his own use,
less such payments made by him as would be allowable as deductions-excepting those
allowed in respect of earned income, residence in the Presidency, British nationality,
a wife, children and life insurance premiums-in arriving at a chargeable income
under the provisions of any Income Tax Ordinance, or regulations made thereunder,
for the time being in force in the Presidency.


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ISLANDS. Election.
(b) owns real property in the Presidency, of the value of at
least one thousand four hundred and forty dollars above all
charges and encumbrances affecting the same; or
(c) occupies land in the Presidency, as tenant to another, of
rental value of at least two hundred and forty dollars per annum.

(Signed)

In the presence of



SCHEDULE G.

(See SECTION 20).

FORM OF DIRECTIONS FOR THE GUIDANCE OF ELECTORS IN VOTING.


PLEASE READ BEFORE VOTING.
1. The voter may vote for four candidates but may riot give more
than one vote to any candidate.
2. The voter will go into one of the compartments and, with the
pencil provided in the compartment, place a cross on the right hand side,
opposite the name of each candidate for whom he votes,'thus X.

FOR EXAMPLE:-Supposing John Jones and George Smith
are the Candidates for election and the voter wishes to vote for Jones,
he must place a cross opposite Jones's name as in the following form
of ballot paper:-

JONES

John Jones, Shopkeeper, X
Tortola

SMITH

George Smith, Carpenter,
Virgin Gorda

3. The voter will then fold up the ballot paper, so as to shew the
official mark on the back and, leaving the 'compartment, will, without
showing the front of the paper to any person, shitw the official mark on
the back to the person presiding and then. in the presence of the person
presiding, put the paper into the ballot box and forthwith quit the poll-
Ug booth,






No. 3 of 1950. Voters Registration and
Election.


27 ViftRa
ISLANDS.


4. If the voter inadvertently spoils a ballot paper, he can return it
to the person presiding, who will, if satisfied of such inadvertence, give
him another paper.
5. If the voter votes for more than four candidates or places any
mark on the paper by which he may be afterwards identified, his ballot
paper will be void and will not be counted.
6. If the voter takes a ballot paper out of the polling booth or
deposits in the ballot box any other paper than the one given him by
the person presiding, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be
liable to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for any term not
exceeding 6 months, or to a fine not exceeding $240.

Returning Oficer.


































ANTIGUA,
Printed at the Government Printing Offioe, Leeward Islauda,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Acting Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.


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