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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


ST. JOHN'S STREET.

Sarah Cohlqhoun, Est. (f John
Punter, Frances James, Geo. W.
Lynch, Edward Swift, Charles Isaac,
Charlotte Mathurin, Agatha Daniel.


BISHOPGATE STREET.

Leslie Chambers, Elizabeth Robin-
son, Centilia Simon, James B. Hart,
Emily Mason, Ann Sophia Coull,
Heirs of Rev. Francis.

MARKET STREET.

Heirs of Thos. Allaway (3).

LONG STREET.

Antonetta Reid.

NEVIS STREET.

Brown Brothers, Hrs. of T. Alla-
way, Annie Sahaley.

TANNER STREET.
Ashley James Kirwan.

TEMPLE STREET.

Rarely N. Murrain, Constance
Hill, Elisha Challenger.

OTTOS LAND.

George Farley, Clarence Christian.

RODNEY STREET.
Elvina Edmund, George Richards,
Joseph Davis.

OTTOS LANE.

Elvina Edmund (2).

NELSON STREET.

Joseph Davis (2).

The same having been levied upon
to satisfy the City Rate due thereon
for the year 1950.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Pro'o.st Marshal.


Administrator of Estate's Office,
Monlsorrat, B. VWI.,
8th November, 1950.

In the matter of the Estate of
CHRISTIANA O'GARRO late of
Plymouth, Montserrat, deceased.

(UNREPRESENTED.)

To all and sundry Creditors of the
above Estate.

Take notice that you are to come
in and prove your debts on or before
the 9th day of August, 1951, and that
in default of your so doing you will
be excluded from any benefit arising
from such Estate.

RANDALL H. LOCKHART,
Administrator of Estates.


Notice is hereby given that His
Honour the Acting Chief Justice has
appointed Tuesday the 19th (lay of
December, 1950, at 10 o'clock in the
Forenoon for a sitting of the under-
mentioned Courts at which the follow-
ing cases will be heard:-


Supreme Court o
ward Islands at
Island

Plaintiff.

Colonial Minerals
Ltd.


And also all that piece or parcel of
land situate at Cherry Village- in the
town and island aforesaid, containing
450 square yards or ther-eal)ulits.

RANDAL L H. Loct KHA T,
Administrator of Estates.


f the Wind-
id Leeward POLICE TRAFFIC NOTICE
s.
TRAFFIC IN MARKET STREET, ST.
Defendant. JOHN'S, ON 23RD, 26TH & 30TH
DECEMBER, 1950, & 1ST JANU-
Joseph ew & ARY, 1951.
Son Ltd.


Court of Summary Jurisdic- By virtue of the powers vested in
tion of the Leeward Islands. me under Section 78 (1) of The Vehi-
cles & Road Traffic Ordinance No .5
Plaintiff. Defendant. of 1946, I make the following Order:


John Baptiste
Dias
Florence Ferris
Geo. W. Bennett
Bryson & Co.,
Ltd.


Dated
1950.


Raphine Gonsalves

Eric Brown
Clement A. Gomez


Llwellyn A. Hay-
wood
Leo Hodge
Revd. Hugh King


this 7th day of December,


N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrar.



Administrator of Estate's Olfice,
Montserrat,
15th November, 1950.

In the matter of the Estate of
MAURICE MASON, late of Ply-
mouth, Montserrat, d&lceased.


(UNREPRESENTED).

There will be sold by Public Auc-
tion at the Court House, Plymouth,
on Wednesday, the 20th day of
December, 1950. at 12 noon all the
personal property belonging to the
above-mentioned estate consisting
of:-

One wooden chattel house situate
at Cherry Village, Plymouth, Mont-
serrat.

And also, pursuant to the Order of
His Honour Mr. Justice A. R. CooLs-
LARTIGUE, Puisne Judge, there will
be sold by Public Auction at the
Court House, Plymouth, immediately
after the sale of the aforesaid chattel
house all the real property belonging
to the above-mentioned estate as
hereunder:-

All that piece or parcel of land,
situate at Cherry Village in the town
and island aforesaid containing 190
square feet or thereabouts and on
which the said chattel house is sited.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing oUlice, Le&eward Islands, by E.
Government Printpr.-By Authority.
1950,


No Traffic by wheeled vehicles
will be allowed along Market
Street, St. John's, between Tan-
ner and Newgate Streets from 12
o'clock noon to 12 o'clock midnight
on the 23rd, 26th & 30th December,
1950 and 1st January. 1951.

Wheeled traffic going East and
West will be allowed to cross
Market Street between the points
named."
J. R. A. BRANCH,
Commissioner of Police.

16th December, 1950.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.


January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December 9th


1947.
3"97
.57
*59
"67
'334
1'49
2'97
2 50
4 28
,43


1949.
1'50
2'07
5'52
3'54
1198
3'35
2'10
10"92
5'85
2 59
"59


1950.
5-41
2'52
1'58
2'44
2"06
1"66
1 85
10'71
6"34
513
4'43
1'87


28S63 31'90 4667 4600


Publications issued from the
Government Printing Office,
Leeward Islands.

STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

Antigua.

No. 17 of 1950, The Slum Clear-
ance and Housing (Local Authority)
Order, 1950." 3 pp. Price Id.

No. 18 of 1950, The Town and
Country Planning (Local Authority)
Order, 1950." 2 pp. Price Id.

No. 19 of 1950, The Village Coun-
cils (Elections) Order, 1950."
3 pp. Price Id.

M. BLACKMAN,

[Price 10d. including Supplement.l


[14 December, 1950.









Supplement to the Leeward Islands Gazette

Of Thursday, the 14th December, 1950.



ADDRESS by His Excellency the Governor to General
Legislative Council, 12th December, 1950.


Honourable Members of General Legislative Council,

Before I begin my address 1 would refer to the death of one who
was a member of this Council for nine years, and of Federal Executive
Council for 10 years-Mr. R. S. D. GOODWIN. Both Antigua and the
Leeward Islands as a whole have lost in Mr. GOODWIN a man who gave
unstintingly of his time to public affairs, and I sure that you would
wish me to convey to Mrs. GOODWIN an expression of the deep sympathy
of the Council in her great loss. I will ask you to stand for a moment
as a token of our sympathy.

Then I should like to extend a special welcome to the Honourable
G, FONSECA-who is the first elected member to join this Council from
the new Legislative Council of the Virgin Islands. I know that all
Honourable Members will join with me in asking the Honourable
Gentlemen to convey to the new Legislative Council in the Virgin
Islands an expression of our good wishes for its future work.

It is, I think, usual at this annual budget session to review the
progress of the Colony during the past year. But I hope that you will
forgive me if I dispense with such a review on this occasion. I have
been in the Leeward Islands for no more than three months, and I
could only give you a second-hand account of events in the past year.
Moreover I feel that on an occasion like this we ought to look towards
the future-though the future is bound to be uncertain when the
world is faced, as it is to-day, with such a grim and difficult interna-
tional situation. But, whatever the outcome of the bloody conflict in
Korea, and whatever the result of the discussions at Lake Success and
elsewhere, it is our duty-now more than ever--to ensure that our
own house is in order. And that gives a further reason for looking to
to the future.

I propose then to put before you to-day my own impressions of
some of the problems facing the Leeward Islands, and then to set out
the measures which, I suggest, might be undertaken to solve those
problems.

I will begin by saying a few words about the Federal Government.

No one who has studied the estimates of the Federal Government
can fail to be struck by the way in which federal expenditure has
increased in recent years. Expenditure was $125,000 in 1930;
$202,000 in 1940; and the estimates for the current year provided for
expenditure of $961,000. And no one who has been in the Leeward
Islands for a week can fail to be struck by the constant barrage of
criticism hurled at federal officers; criticism that they are overpaid,
criticism that they are redundant, criticism that they do not work out-
side Antigua, even criticism that they do no work anywhere. Much of
the increase in expenditure by the Federal Government is due to the
launching of various schemes of development in the past ten years--
expenditure which is met under the Colonial Development and Welfare
Act; and several of the federal posts were created in order that these
schemes of development might be properly drawn up. In view of
what I shall say on this subject in a moment, I would like to say
now that the Leeward Islands has good cause to be grateful both for
the development work undertaken federally and for the achievements
of the Federal Officers. I call to mind the most recent example of
development work which I have seen-the introduction of red poll
cattle into the Virgin Islands-a development of real economic value
which hits every visitor in the eye, when he contrasts the scraggy local
stock with the fine little animals which are now to be found all over
the Virgin Islands.
But whatever good work may have been done in the past on a
federal basis, I do myself believe that it would be advisable for us to
look more closely at the affairs of the Federal Government; and I have
already addressed the Secretary of State on the question whether a
review of the whole structure of the Leeward Islands Federation might
be undertaken. Owing to the complexity of the issues involved, some
time must necessarily elapse before an expression of his views can be
expected. I am interested to see that there is a motion on this subject









standing in the name of the Honourable the Third Member for St.
Kitts-Nevis. I shall listen with very special interest to the views
which are expressed in the debate on that motion, and I shall of course
forward a full report of the debate to the Secretary of State.

In the meantime some action has already been taken on a practical
basis to overhaul the expenditure and the machinery of the Federal
Government. You will observe that the Estimates now before you
provide for expenditure in 1951 of $657,000-a reduction of over
$300,000 from the Estimates for 1950. This large reduction has been
effected by what I might term a rationalisation of the Estimates-
by transferring to the Presidential Estimates a number of items of
expenditure which should properly be voted Presidentially; expendi-
ture on services which are solely of a Presidential nature. And there
I should like to pay tribute to the Colonial Secretary and to the
Administrators and Commissioners who have devoted much time to
this tidying-up of the Federal Estimates.

So on the federal front I can assure Honourable Members that we
are not sitting complacently at our desks. Much work has been and is
being done to scrutinize the machinery of the Federal Government.
All that I would add is that changes of a major kind cannot be effected
overnight, and I would not wish anyone to expect immediate and far
reaching results.

I turn now to the Presidencies-and here I will confine my impres-
sions to one major point which has struck me forcibly in all of them-
the inadequacy to a greater or lesser degree of the machinery of
government.

In Antigua in particular one cannot fail to be struck by the way
in which the whole machinery of government creaks. The story of
Antigua in recent years seems to consist of the appointment of a series of
Committees-to which busy unofficial have devoted much time-
followed all too often by silence. I call to mind three such committees
whose work has come to my notice-there may well be others-the
Committee on Education Policy, the Committee on a State Medical
Service, and the Committee on Fire Services. On top of this, one hears
and reads a constant flow of criticism because this is not done or
because that is not done. In recent months much of this breakdown
in the machinery of government has been due to the heavy work
thrown on the administration as a result of the hurricanes of last
August. And finance--or rather lack of money-is a contributory
factor; if Antigua had had money in past years and had, for example,
been able to keep its water system in good repair, we should not to-day
have been offering to our visitors from the other Presidencies that brown
soup-like liquid which emerges from our taps. But it is not only
hurricanes and lack of money which has caused the trouble. In my view
it is simply because the machinery of goveri.nent has got into a vicious
circle. It is overloaded, so it is unable to deal either with current
work or with the remedying of defects; and the more it fails to remedy
defects, the more complaints fall on its head, the more it gets overloaded,
and the less gets done.

As for the remedies, I suggest that the first step needed is an over-
haul of the machinery of government-I will return to that in a
moment; and the second step needed is, I feel, to take stock of Antigua's
many needs-to determine what needs can be tackled with the existing
machinery and financial resources of the Presidency-and to tackle
those needs systematically. I believe that Antigua must get away from
this habit of nibbling at too many things, and getting nothing done as a
result. I am not one of those who believe that you reach Utopia by
"planning "-but goodness knows there seems to be need for some
simple planning in this Presidency if anything is to get done. And I
propose in the very near future to invite the Administrator and the
members of the Presidential Councils to discuss with me ways and
means of getting some positive action.

St. Kitts-Nevis is in a more fortunate position that Antigua.
It has better financial resources and it has an admirable development
plan-both of which enable the administration of the Presidency to
move steadily ahead. My time in St. Kitts was too short to enable me
to assess the adequacy of the machinery of government; but I certainly
have the impression, as in Antigua, that here too is much room for
improvement.
Montserrat and the Virgin Islands do not seem to present quite the
same problem of creaking government machinery-partly no doubt
because they are smaller. But both these Presidencies suffer from
lack of money, and even here there seems to be a need for an overhaul
of the administration.









In short, gentlemen, the main defect of the Leeward Islands at the
present time seems to lie in the machinery of government. There are
no doubt various reasons for this, and one of them in my view is the low
morale of the Civil Service-a feature of this Colony which has struck
not unly me, but also other observers. There are reasons for that too.
I can think of three-first, civil servants are dissatisfied with their
salaries; secondly, they are oftn- in a state of bewilderment over their
conditions of service; and thirdly, they are subject to more personal
abuse in the Press and from the public than I would have believed
possible. The first two difficulties can, I hope, be overcome. On the
question of emoluments Mr. HAMMOND'S report on the cost of living
allowance was completed during my absence in the Virgin Islands, and
I have already forwarded it to London. On the second point-
bewilderment over conditions of service-I have already had discus-
sions with several of the organizations representing civil servants in the
Colony and I have informed them that we propose to try and prepare a
code of procedure governing all matters like the grant of leave, acting
allowances, and all the other matters which in any other Colony are
clearly laid down for all to see and understand. Here there are no
regulations apart from some extremely complicated leave regulations-
which you may he interested to know exist by virtue of an Imperial
Act of Parliament enacted in the 22nd year of the reign of King
GEORGE III. As for the third reason-personal criticism of civil
servants-I have said enough to show that criticism of the administra-
tion is understandable and often justifiable. But personal criticism of
individual civil servants is despicable and dangerous; despicable because
they cannot answer back-and dangerous because no country can
expect honest administration if civil servants, particularly men holding
junior jobs, are individually being subjected to a barrage of criticism for
faults which may not even be theirs.

You may wonder, Honourable Members, why I am making so
much of the needs of the Civil Service. I do so because I firmly
believe that we shall get nowhere in this Colony unless we have a con-
tended and hard-working Civil Service, and unless we have an
overhaul of the machinery of government to determine what each
member of the Civil Service is doing, whether his work is necessary,
and in what directions changes are needed in the organisation and
starting of government departments. For that reason I have informed
the Secretary of State that I regard the appointment of the long-awaited
Organisation and Salaries Commission as the most important thing
which we need in this Colony to-day. When we have got the mechan-
ism straight then it will be possible to carry out-probably with
greater economy-the many reforms which are so urgently needed.

But an administration-however efficient-can make but little
lasting progress unless it has the force of public opinion solidly behind
it, and for that reason I am glad to be able to announce today a further
important development-a development which should ensure far closer
links between public opinion and the administration.

Honourable Members will recall the announcement on the 19th
July last that Lord BALDWIN had had discussions in the Colonial Office
on certain proposals for constitutional reform not covered 1 by the Press
statement of the 31st May. Lord BALDWIN'S proposals have been care-
fully considered by the Secretary of State, and I amn now authorized to
announlce that the Secretary of State accepts in principle that certain
change-; should be made in General Legislative Council and in the
Legislative Councils of Antigna, St. Kitts-Nevis and Montserrat to take
effect after the next elections in three Presidencies. The Secretary of
State's view is that these changes should be broadly similar to those
recently approved for the Legislative Councils of the Windward Islands
and should include provision for an unofficial elected majority on the
Legislative Conncils of the three Presidencies and on General Legisla-
tive Council. It is proposed that nominated members shall be retained
and that there shall be electoral districts in Antigua, St. Kitts-Nevis,
and posi-ibly in Montserrat, and that Presidential Legislatures shall elect
certain members of the Executive Councils. The detailed changes
have yet to be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval, but
Honourable Members may rest assured that no constitutional changes
will be effected without their having an opportunity to express their
views.

And so, Honourable Members, the main tasks before us in the
coming year are to get the foundations of this Colony laid on a new
and stronger basis-by doing everything possible to secure a contented
and mi:re efficient Civil Service, by overhauling the administrative
machinery of government, and by bringing the public into far closer
contact with the administration by means of the important constitu-
tional changes which I have just announced. None of these steps will
be taken without countless difficulties arising, and I certainly cannot
promise that we shall achieve perfection within a year; but I do pledge









myself to do all in my power to push forward this three-point pro-
grannme as rapidly and smoothly as possible.
In the meantime the ordinary work of government must continue,
and I should like to mention briefly two or three immediate develop-
ments of a more minor nature which are proposed and which concern
the Colony as a whole.
In the first place you will see in the draft Estimates two new
Devetoxpment and Welfare Schemes. iThe first-for Police trainmig-
has already been approved, and four members of the Police Force have
left 'or training in Trinidad. This provision does not of course
repr nrt the full extent of training for government officers, and we
shall lse to ti f,1ll extent th- ln I r made available ,parnaely by
the Secreitaiy odf Stale, l)y thie Bliti;,h Council, by the Coniptiolier for
Development andt Welfare, and by United States agencies for training
purposes. Fortunately the cost of such training does not fall on us.
While on the subject of training I should like to say that several of the
Leexward Islands medical students will soon be finishing their training
in England, and I have asked the Secretary of State to say how many
of them will be available-and when they will be available-to under-
take work here, and so relieve our hard pressed Medical Officers.

The Second Development and Wellare Scheme (which Council
will be invited to approve) relates to a proposal that an Economic and
Financial Adviser should be appointed for a period of three y)-ars to
help us in our examination of the many suggestions made in the past
for new secondary industries-suggestions which have hitherto not
been followed up owing to the lack of anyone with experience of this
kind. I need hardly say, also, how much we need an experienced
financial adviser who can help us to sort out our many complicated
financial problems.

I would also like to mention one further project which is planned-
the execution of a geological survey, with particular reference to water
supplies, over the whole of th Leeward Islands. The Secretary of
State has been asked to approve a grant (which will not be a charge on
the Leeward Islands) for the appointment of a Geologist for a period of
three years.

There is also a matter with which this Council has already been
concerned-an overhaul of the Workmens' Compensation legislation.
I am advised that the earlier procedure followed by this Council was
irregular inasmuch as a Select Committee (such as was appointed in
1948) can only report on a Bill, and not on existing legislation.
I accordingly propose to appoint a new Committee under the Chair-
manship of the Attorney General with representatives nominated by
workers and employers to consider what changes are necessary.

And finally, I think that Honourable Members will be interested to
know that we have had a visit during the past few days by an Airfield
Survey party sent out by the Secretary of State to examine the possibili-
ty of providing an airfield in Montserrat, and to advise on any altera-
tions necessary to enable the St. Kitts airfield to be used by all types
of aircraft.

Before I conclude, I would be failing in my duty if I were not to
mention one matter in respect of which the solution does not lie solely
with the administration. No visitor to Antigua or St. Kitts can fail to
be struck by the poisonous atmosphere which pervades those otherwise
beautiful Islands. It is not for me to attempt to assign reasons for this
feeling of animosity between different sections of the community: I do
not believe in recrimination over the past; I believe in action for the
future. It is sufficient that it exists. I would merely say two things.
These are very small islands and it should be possible for us to live in
peace together in them. If the people of these little islands cannot do
this, their future is indeed dismal. I am not talking here about trade
disputes--disputes which are bound to occur in every community, but
which can be settled if both employers and Unions are prepared to
negotiate in a reasonable way. I am referring to the general atmos-
phere of suspicion, even of hate, which exists between the different
sections of the community in these islands. I have heard recently that
one or two people, far from trying to improve this miserable state of
affairs, are trying to introduce a new and evil element of racial antagon-
ism into our life-on the astonishing grounds that South African
native policy is bad, that the people responsible for that policy
have white skins, and that it follows-by what process of reasoning
I know not-that people in the Leeward Islands with dark skins should
hate those who happen to have sprung from a part of the world which
gives its people white skins. Gentlemen, it would be out of place for
me here to enter into a discussion of South African policy-nor am
I commenting on the action taken by many Unions in the West Indies









to prevent the import of South African goods. I am merely saying that
a man who introduces the evil bogey of racial feeling into the Leeward
Islands is deliberately sabotaging the efforts of us all to improve condi-
tions. We have got to live and work together if we are to make this
Colony the better place which it ought to be.

And the second thing I would say is this. Do let us have a little
more tolerance. Not every Trade Unionist is irresponsible; not every
employer and business man is a reactionary; and not every English-
man is a stiff-necked snob. Surely we can recognize this and deal
with one another in a more reasonable way than seems to have been the
case in the past. I am not blaming any one person or group of persons
for this miserable state of affairs. I have seen enough during the past
three months to show that every section of the community has contrib-
uted in some way or another to this ill-feeling. It is up to us all to
show more tolerance and understanding of the other fellow's point
of view.

As I said in my inaugural address I had been filled up with tales
of gloom about the Leeward Islands before my arrival. I had heard
that they had no money, that everything was in decay, that there was a
spirit of ill will which made it almost impossible to do anything. But
now that I have been here for three months I am filled with optimism.
I believe that we can improve conditions and make the Leeward
Islands a better and more prosperous place. But this depends on three
things -the development of a better machinery of administration--that
is my job; the provision of assistance from outside-that is mainly the
job of myself and of the Secretary of State; and the development of a
better spirit of friendliness and co-operation-that is your job-the job
of the public, be it planter, businessman, or worker. Unless you can
carry out the third job, you cannot expect results from the first-the
improvement of the machinery of government; and there is little hope
of the second-assistance from outside whether it comes from the
Development and Welfare Act, from the Colonial Development Cor-
poration or from elsewhere. Let us hope that the New Year will
bring with it a change for the better in our relationships-I know that
there are many people in all sections of the community who are already
trying to bring that about; and let us hope for a new era of progress
and prosperity for all.







































ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.
[Price 2d.]




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S No. 8 of 1950. General Loan and Stock, ANTIOrA,
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
1st December, 1950.

ANTIGUA.

No. 8 of 1950.

An Ordinance to declare the terms and conditions
applicable to Loans authorised to be raised by
the Government of Antigua and to provide
for the creation of Stock.
WHEREA S it is expedient to define in one Preamble.
Ordinance the terms and conditions applicable to
loans hereinafter authorised to be raised by the
Legislature of the Presidency of Antigua;
AND 1, HEREAS it is expedient to provide
for the creation of stock and to enable the
Presidency of Antigua to take advantage of the
provisions of the Acts of the Imperial Parliament
entitled the Colonial Stocks Acts, 1877 to 1948,
and any Act amending the same:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED
by the Governor and Legislative Council of
Antigua as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short Title.-
General Loan and Stock Ordinance, 1950.
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpreta-
otherwise requires- tion.
the expression "Crown Agents" means the
persons for the time being acting as
Crown Agents for the Colonies in
England, or any of them;
the expression stock" includes both in-
scribed and registered stock;
the expression "registered stock" means
stock transferable by instrument in
writing.







ANTIGUA. 2 General Loan and Sjock. No. 8 of 1950.
Loans to be 3. Whenever by any Act or Ordinance
debentures or authority shall have been given, or shall hereafter
stock. be given,, to raise any sum of money for the
purposes mentioned in such Act or Ordinance, the
Governor, or the Crown Agents acting on his
behalf, may from time to time, as he or they
may deem expedient, raise such sum either by
debentures or by stock, or partly by debentures
and partly by stock.
Loans to be a 4. The principal moneys and interest
eneralreve- represented by debentures or stock issued under
nue. the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby
charged upon and shall be payable out of the
general revenues and assets of the Presidency of
Antigua.
Borrowing 5. When the Governor, or the Crown
turondeben- Agents acting on his behalf, shall deem it
expedient to raise money by debentures, such.
debentures shall be issued in London on behalf
of the Government of Antigua by the Crown
Agents, upon the best and most favourable
terms that can be obtained, and shall be signed
by any one of them on that behalf.
Amount of 6. Every debenture issued under the pro-
each debenture. .
visions of this Ordinance shall be for the sum of
not less than.one hundred pounds sterling.

Debentures 7. The debentures shall be redeemable
may be
redeemed by either:-
annual draw-
ings or by (a) at par on a fixed date to be
purchase in
the market or declared on the issue of the debentures
on a dat fixed, such date not being later than sixty years
from the date of issue:


Provided that the Governor, or the
Crown Agents acting on his behalf, may
reserve the option to redeem the debentures
prior to such date on such conditions as
may be declared at the time of issue; or
(b) by annual drawings at par or at
the option of the Governor, or the Crown
Agents acting on his behalf, by purchase at
or below par.




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8. There shall be attached to every
debenture coupons for the payment of the
interest to become due in each half-year upon
the principal represented by the debenture.
The coupons shall be sufficient in number to
provide for the payment of the interest, either
during the whole period for which the debenture
has to run, or for such limited period as the
Crown Agents, acting on behalf of the Govern-
ment of Antigua may determine.

9. The debentures and the coupons there-
to shall be in such form as the Governor, or the
Crown Agents acting on his behalf, may direct
or approve.
10. Every debenture and coupon, and the
right to receive the principal and interest
represented thereby, shall be transferable by
delivery.


Interest
coupons.


Form of
debenture and
coupons.


Debentures
and coupons
transferable
by delivery.


11. Every debenture. shall, before being Registry of
issued, be registered in a register book to he debentures.
kept for that purpose at the office in London of
the Crown Agents.
12. The interest upon the principal repre- Payment of
sented by each debenture shall run from the interest.
day named in that behalf in the debenture, and
shall be paid half-yearly on the days named in
that behalf in the debenture, at the office in
London of the Crown Agents.


13. So long as any of the debentures
remain outstanding, the Governor shall, in each
half-year ending wAith the day on which the
interest on the debentures falls due, appropriate
out of the general revenues and assets of the
Presidency of Antigua a-sum equal to one half
year's interest on the whole of the debentures
issued, including any which may have been
redeemed, but exclusive of any which may have
been at any time exchanged for stock, and shall
remit that sum to the Crown Agents at such
time as will enable them to pay thereout the
then current half-year's interest on the day on
which it falls due. Debentures shall not be
deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of


Mode of provi-
ding for pay-
ment of
interest on
debentures.




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Further sums
to be remitted
for the
redemption of
the deben-
tures.


No. 8 of 1950.


this Ordinance by reason only that one or more
of the debentures 'have not been presented for
payment on the day appointed for payment and
have, in consequence, not been paid.
14. (1) The Governor shall, in the half-
year ending on the date specified in the terms of
issue of the loan as that on which the first
contribution to the sinking fund shall be taken
and in each subsequent half-year, appropriate
out of the said revenues and assets of the
Presidency of Antigva for the formation of
a sinking fund, an additional sum equal to one
half of the annual contribution specified in the
prospectus or, in the case of a loan not issued
publicly, in the terms of issue relating to the
loan, in respect of the total nominal amount of
all the debentures issued, including any which
may have been redeemed, but exclusive of any
which may have been at any time exchanged
for stock, and shall remit that sum to the
Crown Agents with tle remittance hereinbefore
mentioned.


(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained in sub-section (1) of this section, if at
any time the trustees of the sinking fund of any
loan issued under the provisions of this Ordinance
are satisfied that the value of the fund will be suffi-
cient with further accumulations of interest but
without further payment of contributions to enable
the loan to be redeemed out of the proceeds of the
sinking fund not later than the final redemption
date, the Governor may with the approval of the
Secretary of State suspend further contributions
to the said sinking fund:
Provided always that contributions to the
sinking fund shall be reconmmenced if the trustees
shall.at any time informithe Governor that this is
necessary.
Application of 15. The sinking fund shall be applied in the
Sinking fund. first place in payment of all expenses of or inciden-
tal to, the redemption of the debentures and the
cost and expenses of all notices required by this
Ordinance to be given, and in the next place, and
subject to the aforesaid payments, in repayment of




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the principal moneys for the time being represented
by the debentures.

16. In the case of debentures redeemable on
a fixed date, the Crown Agents shall place at
interest or invest in the purchase of such securities
as may be approved by the Secretary of State so
much of the money so remitted to them as aforesaid
as shall not be required for the payment of interest
for the current half-year, as a sinking hind for the
final extinction of the debt, and the Crown Agents
shall also place at interest or invest in the pu chase
of like securities the accumulations of interest or the
dividends, interest or produce of such investments
and may, from time to time, with the approval of
the Secretary of State, change any such investments
and shall hold such fund in trust for the repayment
of the principal moneys for the time being repre-
sented by the debentures.

17. In the case of debentures redeemable by
annual drawings, the Crown Agents shall place and
keep the moneys so remitted to them, or so much
thereof as may not be required for immediate pay-
ments, at interest, and hall hold all such moneys
and the accumulation thereon in trust to apply them
in the first place to the purchase of the debentures
when they can be obtained at a price not exceeding
par, and secondly, to the redemption of the deben-
tures by means of annual drawings.

18. After the date specified in the Ordinance
authorising a loan as that on which the contributions
to the sinking fund shall commence in respect of
that loan, and so long thereafter as any of the
debentures remain outstanding and unsatisfied, the
Crown Agents shall in every year, unless the whole
of the money applicable in that year to the redemp-
tion of debentures has been applied in the purchase
thereof, appoint a day in that year for the drawing
by lot of the debentures to be redeemed.
19. If a day is appointed for drawing, the
Crown Agents shall give, by advertisement in the
London "Times" newspaper, not less than fifteen
days' previous notice, specifying the day on w which,
and the hour and place at which, the drawing will
take place.


ANTIGItA.


Creation of
sinking fund
for redemp-
tion of
debentures
payable on a
fixed date.


Disposal of
sinking fund
when deben-
tures are
redeemed by
purchase or by
annual draw-
ings.





Appointment
of day for
drawing of
debentures.








Notice of time
and place
appointed for
drawing.




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Mode of draw-
ing.







Notice of
debentures
drawn for
redemption.








Payment of
drawn deben-
tures.


lesser of
interest
from day ap-
pointed for
payment of
principal.

Redeemed de-
bentures to be
cancelled.


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20. On the day and at the hour and place
so specified the Crown Agents shall hold a meeting,
at which the holder of alny debenture may, if he
think fit, be present, and shall then in the presence
of such debenture holders, if any, as may attend,
and of a Notary Public, draw by lot, out of the whole
number of debentures-for the time being outstand-
ing, debentures of the specified nominal amount.

21. The Crown Agents shall thereupon
declare the distinguishing numbers of the debentures,
drawn for redemption, and shall as soon as may be,
by advertisement in the London "Times" news-
paper, specify those numbers and appoint a day,
not being later as to each debenture than the day
on which the then current half-year's interest there-
on is payable, on which the principal moneys
represented by the debentures so distinguished will
be repaid.

22. On the day so appointed the Crown
Agents shall, at their office in London, on demand,
pay to the holders of the debentures drawn for
repayment the principal moneys represented by
those debentures, with all interest payable thereon
up to that day.

23. From and after the day appointed for
the repayment of any debenture all interest on the
principal moneys represented thereby shall cease
and determine, whether payment of the principal
shall have been demanded or not.

24. Upon the repayment of the principal
moneys represented by any debenture, the deben-
ture, with all.coupons thereunto belonging, shall
be delivered up to the Crown Agents, to be by
them cancelled and disposed of in such a manner
as the Governor, or the Crown Agents acting on
his behalf, may decide. Any debenture redeemed
by purchase shall likewise be so cancelled and dis-
posed of.


Borrowing 25. When the Governor, or the Crown
upon stock. Agents acting on his behalf shall deem it expedient
to raise money by the issue of Antigua stock, then
such stock shall be issued in England by the Crown
Agents under the provisions of the Acts of the







General Loan and Stock.


Imperial Parliament entitled "The Colonial Stock
Acts, 1877 to 1948 ", and any Act amending the
same upon the best and most favourable terms that
can be obtained.

26. All the stock which may be created
under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be
redeemable at par on a date to be named in that
behalf by the Crown Agents when issuing the stock,
such date not being later than sixty years from the
date of issue:

Provided that the Governor, or the Crown
Agents acting on his behalf, may reserve the option
to redeem the stock in whole or in part, by drawings
or otherwise, at any time prior to such date on
such conditions as may be declared at the time of
issue. From and after the date appointed for the
redemption of the stock or any part of it all the
interest on the principal moneys represented there-
by shall cease and determine, whether payment of
the principal shall have been demanded or not.

27. So long as any of the stock shall remain
unredeemed, the Governor shall, in each half-year
ending with the day on which the interest on such
stock falls due, appropriate out of the general
revenues and assets of the Presidency of Antigua a
sum equal to one half-year's interest on the whole
of such stock, and shall remit that sum to the
Crown Agents at such time as will enable them to
pay thereout the then current half-year's interest
on the day when it falls due.

28. (1) The Governor shall, in the half-year
ending on the date specified in the terms of issue
of the loan as that on which the first contribution
to the sinking fund shall be taken and in each sub-
sequent half-year, appropriate out of the said
revenues and assets of the Presidency of Antigua
for the formation of a sinking fund an additional
sum equal to one half of the annual contribution
specified in the prospectus or, in the case of a loan
not issued publicly, in the terms of issue relating to
the loan, in respect of the total nominal amount of
such stock including any such stock which may at
any time have been issued in exchange for deben-


40 & 41 Vie.
Cap. 59


When the
principal is to
be repaid.


Mode of provi-
ding for the
payment of
interest on
stock.








Mode of provi-
ding for pay-
ment of
principal of
stock.


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No. 8 ot 1960.


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ANTIGTUA. 8 General Loan and Stock. No. 8 of 1950.
tures under the authority of this Ordinance, and
shall remit that sum to the Crown Agents with the .`
remittance hereinbefore mentioned.
(2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained in sub-section (1) of this section, if at any
time the trustees of the sinking fund of any loan
issued under the provisions of this Ordinance are
satisfied that the value of the fund will be sufficient
with further accumulations of interest but without
further payment of contributions to enable the loan
to be redeemed out of the proceeds of the sinking
fund not later than the final redemption date, the
Governor may with the approval of the Secretary of
State suspend further contributions to the said
sinking fund:
Provided always that contributions to the
sinking fund shall be recommended if the trustees
shall at any time inform the Governor that this is
necessary.
Creation of 29. The Crown Agents shall, for the pur-
pose of forming such sinking fund, from time to
time place at interest or invest in the purchase of
such securities as may from time to time be approved
by the Secretary of State so much of the money so
remitted to them as aforesaid as shall not be required
for the payment of interest for the current half-year
and shall also place at interest or invest in the
purchase of like securities, the accumulations of
interest or the dividends, interest, or produce of
such investments, and may from time to time, with
the approval of the Secretary of State, change any
such investments, and shall hold such fund in trust
for the repayment of the principal moneys for the
time being represented by the stock.


30. In case the sinking funds provided for
by this Ordinance shall be insufficient for the pay-
ment of all the principal moneys borrowed under
the authority of this Ordinance at the time the same
shall have become due, the Governor shall make
good the deficiency out of the general revenues and
assets of the Presidency of Antigua.
31. All expenses of or incidental to the
management of the sinking fund, or to the


Charge upon
general
revenue.





Expenses to
be paid out of
sinking fund.








General Loan and Stock. 9 ANTIGUA.


payment of the principal moneys borrowed,
shall be paid out of the sinking fund.

32. The Governor shall also have, and Powersof
may from time to time exercise, the following Governors.
powers and authorities or any of them:


(a) He may authorise the Crown
Agents when issuing any loan in the form
of debentures to declare that such debentures
will be convertible into stock at such dates
and on such terms and "conditions as may
be prescribed by the Crown Agents at the
time of the issue of the debentures.

(b) He may declare all or any of the
Antigua loans, whether existing in the
form of stock or debentures, and whether
issued before or after the commencement
of this Ordinance, to be convertible into
stock, to be issued under the provisions of
this Ordinance.

(c) He may authorise the creation and
issue of such an amount of stock in ex-
change for the securities held for such
loans as may be necessary.

(d) He may authorise the creation and
sale of any such stock or debentures for the
purpose of raising money for redeeming
any outstanding loans whether issued
before or subsequent to the passing of this
Ordinance, for paying any expense in the
creation of stock, and otherwise for carrying
out the provisions of this Ordinance.

(e) Any conversion so authorised may
be effected either by an arrangement with
the holders of existing securities or by
purchase thereof out of moneys 'raised by
the sale of stock, or partly in one way and
partly in the other.


33. Nothing in this Ordinance contained
shall authorise an increase of the capital or of
the annual charge on any loan, except-


Debentures
convertible
into stock on
conditions
prescribed
by the Crown
Agents at the
time of issue.


Conversion of
loans gener-
ally.






Creation and
issue of stock
in exchange
for other
securities,

Creation and
sale of stock
or debentures
to raise loans
and for other
purposes.





Arrangements
for conversion


Exchange of
securities for
stock,


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(a) when securities exchanged for stock
bear a rate of interest not less than the
stock, an additional amount of stock may
be created and issued to make up the
difference in saleable value between the
securities and the stock;

(b) in the case of the conversion of
securities into stock the Crown Agents
shall issue such an amount of stock as may
be required to defray the stamp duties and
all other expenses incidental to the con-
version;

(c) in accordance with such terms and
conditions as may be prescribed under
paragraph (a) of section 32 of this Ordi-
nance.


Converted 84. The securities exchanged or other-
scurce tobe wise converted into stock under the provisions
of this Ordinance shall be forthwith cancelled
by the Crown Agents, and the debentures
surrendered shall be cancelled and transmitted
to the Governor.


35. The trustees of the sinking fund
appointed under this Ordinance, and acting under
any Ordinance authorising the issue of any securi-
ties which may be exchanged into stock or
cancelled or purchased under the provisions of this
Ordinance, shall determine what amount of the
sinking fund held by them and created for repay-
ment of such securities shall be released and in the
determination of such question the trustees shall
take into consideration the value of the whole
investments held by them on account of such
sinking funds, the amount of the debt remaining
a charge on such sinking funds, and such matters
as the trustees may think fit to take into account.

36. So much of the sinking funds as may
be released shall either be transferred unto the
trustees of the stock sinking fund, or be disposed
of in such a manner as the Governor with the
advice and consent of the Legislative Council may
direct.


Trustees to
apportion
amount of
sinking fund
released by
conversion.












Sinking funds
released: how
to be disposed
of.


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37. The Crown Agents may from time to
time, at the request of the Governor, make arrange-
ments for all. or any of the following things:

(1) For inscribing and registering stock
in their books.

(2) For managing the creation, inscrip-
tion, registration and issue of stock, including
the issue of certificates of title in respect of
such stock.

(3) For effecting the conversion of loans
int stock.

St) For paying interest on stock and
managing the transfers thereof.

(5) For issuing stock certificates to
bearer, and, as often as occasion shall require,
re-inscribing or re-registering them.

(6) For effecting the exchange or conver-
sion of inscribed stock into registered stock.

88. This Ordinance shall be applicable only
'to the raising of loans in England, and nothing in
this Ordinance contained shall prevent the raising
of loans in the Presidency upon such terms and
conditions as shall be specified in any Ordinance
authorising the raising of such loans.

39. Authority is hereby given for the
making of regulations under Section 16 of the
Colonial Stock Act, 1877, to provide, that, ih
accordance with Section 1 of the Colonial Stock
Act, 1948, stock issued (whether before or after the
passing of the last mentioned Act) under the pro-
visions of this Ordinance shall be transferable by
instrument in writing in accordance with the
regulations and in no other manner.

40. The General Loan and Stock Ordinance,
1922, and all amendments thereto are hereby
repealed.


R. ST. J. O. WAYNE,
President,


f".'


Creation, in-
scription,
registration,
issue, conver-
sion, and
transfer of
stock.


Raising of
loans in the
Presidency.





Regl tions
regarding
transfer of
Stock.
40 & 41 Vict.
C,59.
12 & 13 Geo. 6
C. 1.




Repeal
13/1922
2311927
6/1949.









ANTIGUA. 12 General Loan ond Stock.


No. 8 of 1950.


Passed the Legislative Council the 9th day
of November, 1950.


J. L. ROBINSON,
Acting Clerk of the Council.













































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No. 9 of 1950. Aid to Pioneer tdwetries, ANtGaUA.

S[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
5th December, 1950.

ANTIGUA.

No. 9 of 1950.

An Ordinance to encourage the -establishment and
development of new industries in the Presi-
dency and to make provision for the granting
of certain relief from customs duty and income
tax to persons establishing factories in connect
tion with such industries and for purposes
incidental to or connected with any of the
foregoing purposes.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Aid to Short Title,
Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1950.
2. In this Ordinance- Tnterpreta-
tion.
"construction day means the day specified in
any application under section 4 of this
Ordinance as being the day on or before
which it is intended to commence to
construct the factory to which the applica-
tion relates;
"factory includes all buildings and structures
within the same curtilage used for-
(a) the housing of machinery, plant or
apparatus of any description for the manufac-
ture of any product or.the generation of power
for such manufacture; or
(b) the storage of any raw materials, fuel
or stores necessary for the manufacture of such
product; or
(c) the storage of any such product prior
to the tiae at which the property in such goods




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passed to any person other than the manufac-
turer thereof; or
(d) the proper administration of the
business of the manufacturer in relation to the
manufacture of such product and the sale
thereof; or
(e) canteens, rest rooms, recreation rooms,
lavatories, baths and wash rooms for workers
employed by the manufacturer in the manufac-
ture of such product or in any process incidental
to such manufacture:
"pioneer enterprise means the manufacture
by a pioneer manufacturer at a pioneer
factory of any relevant pioneer product or
the sale by him of any relevant pioneer
product so manufactured;
"pioneer factory" means any factory estab-
lished for the purposes of a pioneer
industry;
"pioneer industry means an industry declared
under section 3 of this Ordinance to be a
pioneer industry;
pioneer manufacturer means a person
declared under section 4 of this Ordinance
to be a pioneer manufacturer;
"pioneer product ", when not preceded by the
word relevant", means any product
declared under section 3 of this Ordinance
to be a pioneer product;
"production day means the day specified in
any application under section 4 of this
Ordinance as being the day on or before
which it is anticipated that the factory to
which the application relates will com-
mence to produce in marketable quantities
the pioneer product intended to be manu-
factured therein;
"relevant pioneer product" used in relation to
any pioneer manufacturer meanns the
pion er product of the pioneer industry in
relation to which such pioneer manufac-





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turer has been declared under section 4 of
this Ordinance to be a pioneer manufac-
turer;

"Treasurer means the officer for the time
being lawfully discharging the duties of
Treasurer of the Presidency or anyone
authorised by him in writing to act on his
behalf.

3. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection
(2) of this section, the Governor ip Council may, if
he is satisfied that it is expedient in the public
Interest so to do, by order declare any industry
which is not being conducted in the Presidency on
a commercial scale or at all and for which there are
insufficient manufacturing facilities in the Presi-
dency to enable such industry to be conducted on
a commercial scale or any industry for which, in his
opinion, there is favourable prospect of further
development, to be a pioneer industry and any
specified product of such industry to be a pioneer
product.

(2) Before making any order under subsection
(1) of this section, the Governor in Council shall-
(a) cause a notice to be published in at
least three issues of a newspaper circulating in
the Presidency at intervals of not less than one
week and twice in the Gazette setting'out the
order which it is proposed to make and invit-
ing any person who objects to the making of
such order to give notice in writing of his
objection an'd of the grounds on which he
relies in support thereof to the Clerk to the
Executive Council on or before such day as
may be specified in such notice; and

(b) consider any objections which may
have been received pursuant to such notice.

4. (1) The Governor in Council, on the
application of any person who is desirous of
establishing a pioneer factory in the Presidency for
the purpose of manufacturing any pioneer product
or products, if he is satisfied that it is expedient in
the public interest so tb do, and in particular


Governor in
Council may,
subject to con-
ditions, declare
an industry to
be a pioneer
industry.


Governor in
Council may,
declare per-
sons to be
pioneer manU-
facturers,





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having regard to the number of pioneer factories
already establishedor about to beestablished for. the
manufacture of such pioneer product or products
and to the output or anticipated output of such
pioneer factories, may in his absolute discretion by
order declare such person to be a pioneer manufac-
turer in relation to a pioneer factory and pioneer
industry specified in such' order with effect from
such date as may be so specified.
(2) Every application under subsection (1) of
this section shall be in writing and shall-
(a) specify the locality in which it is
proposed to establish the factory in respect of
which the application is made; and
(b) specify .the construction day which
shall not be later than twelve months after the
date of the granting of the application; and
(c) specify the production day which
shall not be later than eighteen months after
the construction day; and
(d) specify the pioneer product or pro-
ducts intended to be manufactured at the
factory.

itelief ftom Every pioneer manufacturer shall be
customs entitled to-import into the Presidency during a
duty ----~---,----
period of five years commencing on the date on
which he is declared under section 4 of this
Ordinance to be a pioneer-manufacturer, any of the
articles specified in the Schedule hereto free of
customs duty, if he satisfies the,Treasurer that such
articles are imported for the construction, altera-
tion, reconstruction or extension of the pioneer
factory in relation to which he was declared under
section 4 of this Ordinance to be a pioneer manu-
facturer, or for equipping sucln pioneer factory or
any extension thereof fbr the purpose of manufac-
turing the relevant pioneer product or products, so,
however, that no articles shall be imported free of
customs duty under this section if the Treasurer is
of opinion that such articles are intended for the
purpose of effecting repairs to such pioneer factory
or extension thereof, or to any apparatus, ma.




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M 9 of 1950. Aid. to Pioneer Indusgtriee. 5 ANWPWE 'hinery, appliances or equipment contained in any
such fact, ry or extension. thereof, or for replacing
any apparatus, machinery, appliances or equipment
in any pioneer factory or extension thereof.
6. (1) Every pioneer manufacturer who Special povi-
imports into the Presidency any article free of ,Ons atin
customs duty under the provisions of section 5 of imported free
this Ordinance shall- of customs
duty.
(i) keep such record in such form and
containing such particulars as may be
required by the Treasurer of the
articles so imported by him; and
(ii) cause such articles to be marked with
such mark and in such manner as
may be required by the Treasurer;
and
(iii) permit the Treasurer at all reasonable
times to inspect such record and to
have access to any factory or ware-
house under his control for the
purpose of examining any such
articles which the Treasurer may
believe to be therein and of satisfy-
'ing himself of the accuracy of the
particulars in relation to such articles
contained in such record.

(2) Every pioneer manufacturer who contra-
venc s any of the provisions of this section shall be
guilty of an offence and on summary conviction
thereof shall be liable to a fine of two thousand five
hundred dollars and in default of payment thereof
to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six
months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

7. (1) No article imported into the Presi- Restriction
upon disposi-
dency by any pioneer manufacturer free of customs tio of articles
duty under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be imported free
sold, given away or otherwise disposed of by such duty.
pioneer manufacturer except-
(a) in the case of an assignment of the
pioneer factory for the purpose for which such




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ANTIGOA. 6 Aid to Pioneer Industries. No. 9-of 1950. : .
article was imported into the Presidency, to
the assignee of such factory; or

(6) upon the pioneer manufacturer pay-
ing or giving security to the satisfaction of the
Treasurer for the payment of an amount
equivalent to the amount of customs duty.
which would have been payable upon the
importation of such article but for the provi-
sions of this Ordinance; or
(c) after the expiration of five years from
the date of the importation into the Presidency
of such article.
(2) Every pioneer manufacturer who contra-
venes any of the provisions of this section shall be
guilty of an offence and on summary conviction
thereof shall be liable to a penalty of three times
the value of the article in respect of the disposal of
which he contravenes such provisions,. -and in
default of payment thereof to be imprisoned for a
term not exceeding six months.

Relief from 8. The income arising from any pioneer
Income tax. enterprise during the period of five years from the
production day or from such other, day as may be
substituted therefore by the. Governor in Council
under the provisions of section 10 of this Ordinance
(hereinafter called the tax holiday period) shall
be exempt from income tax: Provided that if the
end of the tax holiday period does not coincide
with the end of an accounting period of a pioneer
enterprise, the income for the accounting period in
which the last day of the tax holiday period falls
shall be apportioned between the parts of the said
accounting period which respectively precede and
follow the end of the tax holiday period and the
income thus attributed to the part which precedes
.the end of the tax holiday period shall be exempt
from income tax.
Restriction on 9. (1) No pioneer manufacturer shall, with-
employment of ut the prior approval of the Administrator in
persons in a
pioneer enter- writing, employ within the Presidency in a pioneer
prise, enterprise any person not ordinarily resident in
the Colony or in any of the Colonies hereinafter
specified: Provided that if he satisfies the Admin-







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Aid to Pioneer Industries.


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S (2) The Administrator may, from time to
, time require any pioneer manufacturer to make
such return of--
(a) the number of persons in each
category of work who are ordinarily resident
in the Colony or in any of the Colonies here-
inafter specified, and'

(b) the number of persons in each
S, category or work who are not ordinarily
resident in, the Colony or in any of the
Colonies hereinafter specified, employed by
S him within the Presidency in a pioneer
enterprise as the Administrator may think fit.

(3) The Colonies contemplated by this section
S are, in addition to the Colony of the Leeward
SIslands, the Colonies of British Honduras, Barba-
dos, British Guiann, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada,
St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago.


10. (1) Where any pioneer manufacturer
fails or neglects-

(a) to commence to construct the pioneer
factory in relation to which he is a pioneer
manufacturer on or before the construction
day; or
(b) to commence to manufacture the
S relevant pioneer product, or products in
marketable quantities at such pioneer factory


Provisions re
lating to revo-
cation or
recognition
of pioneer
manufac-
turers.


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.istrator that the services of any skilled workmen,
artisans or mechanics or of any persons possessing
particular professional or technical qualifications
or skills or experience are necessary for the proper
conduct of the pioneer enterprise and that such
services cannot be otherwise obtained, the Admin-
istrator may by permit'in writing authorise him to
employ within the *Presidency such number and
classes of skilled workmen, artisans and mechanics,
and of persons possessing particular professional
or technical qualifications or skills or experience,
not ordinarily resident in the Colony or in any
of the Colonies hereinafter specified, and for such
periods as may be specified in the permit.







ANTIGmVA. 8 Aid to Pioneer Industries. No. 9 of 1950,
on or before the production day, the Admin. '
istrator may by notice in writing require him
within thirty days of such notice either-
(i) to commence to construct the pioneer
factory or to commence to manufac.
ture the relevant pioneer product or
products at the. pioneer factory in
marketable quantities, as the case
may be; or
(ii) to establish to the satisfaction of the
Governor in Council that his failure
or neglect to commence to construct
the pioneer factory or to commence
to manufacture the relevant pioneer
product or products in marketable
quantities as the case may be, was
due to some cause beyond his con-
trol, and that there is a reasonable
prospect of his commencing to
construct the pioneer factory or
commencing to manufacture the,
relevant pioneer product or products
in marketable quantities, as.fhe case
may be, within such time as the
Governor in Council may consider
to be reasonable.
(2) Where any pioneer manufacturer having
been required by notice in writing under sub-
section (1) of this section so to do fails to satisfy
the Governor in Council-
(a) that his failure or neglect to com-
mence to construct the pioneer factory to
which such notice relates on or before the
construction.day, or to commence to manufac-
ture the relevant pioneer product or products at
such factory in marketable quantities on or
before the production day, as the case may be,
was due to some cause beyond his control; or
(b) that there is reasonable prospect of
his commencing to construct such pioneer
factory or commencing to manufacture the
relevant pioneer product or products in
marketable quantities at such pioneer factory
within such time as the Governor in Council
may consider reasonable,







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e' 9 of 1950. Aid to Pioneer industries. 9 ATIGNttA.
S the Governor in Council shall revoke the order
under section 4 of this Ordinance declaring such
person to be a pioneer manufacturer in relation to
the pioneer factory and pioneer industry in respect
of which such order was made and thereupon the
provisions of section 5 and section 8 of this
Ordinance shall cease to apply to such person in
respect of such pioneer factory and such pioneer
industry and the pioneer factory shall cease to be
a pioneer factory.
(3) Where any pioneer manufacturer having
been required by notice in writing under subsection
(1) of this section so to do, satisfies the Governor
in Council-
(a) that his failure or neglect to com-
mence to construct the pioneer factory to
which such notice relates on or before the
construction day, or to commence to manu-
facture the relevant pioneer product or pro-
ducts at such pioneer factory in marketable
quantities on or before the production day, as
the case may be, was due to some cause
beyond his control; and
(b) that there is reasonable prospect of
his commencing to construct such pioneer
factory or commencing to manufacture the
relevant pioneer product or products in
marketable quantities at such pioneer factory,
as the case may be, within such time as the
Governor in Council may consider reasonable,
the Governor in Council shall by order declare that
there shall be substituted for the construction day
or for the production day, as the case may be,
some other day specified in such order, and there-
upon the provisions of this Ordinance shall take
effect as if the day specified in such order was' the
construction day or the production day, as the case
may be, specified in the application under subsection
(2) of section 4 of this Ordinance.
(4) Where the Governor in Council is satisfied
that any pioneer manufacturer has contravened any
of the provisions of this Ordinance and that having
regard to all the circumstances of the case it. is
expedient so to do, he may revoke the order under







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section 4 of this Ordinance declaring such person
to be a pioneer manufacturer in relation to the
pioneer factory and pioneer industry in respect of
which such order was made and thereupon the
provisions of section 5 and section 8 of this Ordi-
nance shall cease to apply to such person in respect
of such pioneer factory and such pioneer industry
and the pioneer factory shall cease to be a pioneer
factory.
(5) When any order made under section 4 of
this Ordinance is revoked under the provisions of
subsection (2) of this section the person who in
such order was declared to be a pioneer manufac-
turer shall be liable to pay to the Treasurer all
sums which but for the provisions of section 5 of
this Ordinance would have been payable as customs
duty on the importation of any articles for the
construction, alteration, re-construction or exten-
sion of the pioneer factory in relation to which he
was declared under section 4 of this Ordinance to
be a pioneer manufacturer, or for equipping such
pioneer factory or any extension thereof for the
purpose of manufacturing the relevant pioneer
product or products.
(6) Any sum which m:ly be payable to the
Treasurer under the provisions of subsection (5)
of this section may be recovered in a Court of com-
petent jurisdiction as a debt due to the Government
of the Presidency.
11. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsec-
tion (3) of this section, no factory, whether it is
still a pioneer factory or not, which has been
specified as a pioneer factory in any order under
the provisions of section 4 of this Ordinance shall,
without the prior approval of the Governor in
Council, be used at any time within ten years from
the date of such order for any purposes other than
those of the pioneer industry for the purposes of
which such factory was established as a pioneer
factory.
(2) Any person using any such factory in
contravention of the provisions of subsection (1) of
this section shall be guilty of an offence and on
summary conviction thereof shall be able to a fine
not exceeding five hundred dollars and in default
of payment thereof to imprisonment for any term


Restriction on
use of pioneer
factory,


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not exceeding six months and in the case of a con-
tinuing offence to a further fine nQt exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars in respect of each day
during which the offence continues.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not
apply to any factory which has ceased to be a pio-
neer factory and in respect of which all sums
payable to the Treasurer under the provisions of
subsection (5) of section 10 of this Ordinance have
been paid.

R. ST. J. O. WAYNE,
President.


Passed the Legislative Council the 9th day of November,
1950.

J. L. ROBINSON,
Acting Clerk of the Council.
SCHEDULE.


All building materials, tools, plant, machinery, pipes, pumps, con-
veyor belts, or other appliances and materials necessary for and used
in the construction, alteration and extension of the factory or for equip-
ping the factory or any extension thereof for the manufacture and
preparation for sale by the pioneer manufacturer of the relevant pio-
neer product'or products,


















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by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1950.


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Tobacco (Amendment).


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
P. D. MACDONALD,
Governor's Deputy.
5th December, 1960.


ANTIGUA.

No. 10 of 19.50.

An Ordinance to amend the Tobacco Ordinance,
1947.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-


1. This Ordinance shall he cited as the Short title.
Tobacco (Amendment) Ordinance, 1950, and
shall be read as one with the Tobacco Ordinance, 8/1947.
1947, hereinafter called the Principal Ordinance.

2. Sub-section (4) of section 8 of the Amendment
Principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the thec principal
deletion of the full stop appearing at the end Ordinance.
thereof and by the addition thereto of the follow-
ing words:-
or in any case until surrender of the same
to the Treasurer under section 9A of this
Ordinance.".

3. Sub-section (2) of section 9 of the Amendment
Principal Ordinance is hereby amended by the f section 9 op
deletion of the full stop appearing at the end Ordinance.
thereof and the addition thereto of the following
words:-
or in any case until surrender of the same
to the Treasurer under section 9 A of this
Ordinance.".


ANTIGrA,


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AKTIGUTA. 2 Tobacco (Amendment). No. 10 of 1956;,
Insertion of 4. After section 9 of the Principal Ordi-
new section. nance the following section shall be inserted:-

"BaleofBooks 9A. (1) The Tobacco Purchases Book,
required to be
kept and dis- the Tobacco Sales Book and the Pedlar's
posal thereof. Purchases Book required to be kept shall be
in such forri as the Treasurer may prescribe
and shall be purchased from the Treasurer
by the tobacco dealer or the tobacco pedlar
as the case may be at such price as the
Treasurer may determine.

(2) The pages of each of the said books
shall be numbered consecutively, and each
such book shall h'e given a distinctive num-
ber and the Treasurer shall keep a record
of the name and address of the purchaser of
each book.

(3) A tobacco dealer or tobacco pedlar,
who has previously been supplied by the
Treasurer with a book of the kind which he
applies to purchase, shall surrender such
book to the Treasurer before being supplied
with a fresh book:
Provided that if the Treasurer is satisfi-
ed with the explanation given for the
absence of the production of such book
he may nevertheless supply the applicant
with a fresh book.
(4) On or before the 15th day of Janu-
ary in each year any book supplied under
this section and not already surrendered to
the Treasurer shall be delivered by the
tobacco dealer or tobacco pedlar to the
Treasurer who may after making such nota.
tions as he may desire on the same either
redeliver the book for use to the -tobacco
dealer or tobacco pedlar or treat the same as
surrendered and require that a fresh book
be purchased by the tobacco dealer or
tobacco pedlar if he renews his licence.
(5) The Treasurer shall keep each
book surrendered to him for a period at








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Tobacco (Amendment).


3 ANTIGTUA.


least one year after the surrender of such
book.

R. ST. J. O. WATNE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council the 9th day
of November, 1950.
J. L. ROBINSON,
Acting Clerk of the Council.





































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by E. M. BLAOKMAN, Government Frinter.-By Authority.
1950.


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