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l9ublise b y autfIoritp.




It is notified for general informa-
tion that His Majesty the KING has
been pleased to approve of a uniform
mode o(f addressing Judges both in
Court and out of Court, in all Colo-
nial Territories except Malta.
2. The style of address which has
been approved is as follows:-
(a) All Judges should be ad-
dressed in Court as My Lord or
"Your Lordship ".
(b) All Judges should be ad-
dressed out of Court as "The Hon-
ourable "
(c) In official letters addressed
to the Chief Justices and to the
Puisne or Assistant Judges in the
territory, the designation should be
The Honourable the Chief Jus-
tice and The Honourable Mr.
Justice............" respectively, the
letters in all cases beginning Sir".

Colonial Secretary's OfficT,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
30th June, 1951.
Ref. No. 43/00011.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that the Secretary of State has
approved of the basic travel allow-
ance to the countries listed below
being accumulated for the previous
two years in respect of certain
Colonial territories including Antigua.
This concession would have the effect
of increasing from 100 to 250, the
allowance for an adult and from 70
to 175 the allowance for children
assuming in either case that no allow-
ance has been drawn for travel years
ending 30th April, 1950, and 1951.


SMonetary Areas

& Liechtenstein

{ Norway

32 8.7297

L P 7-e

Residents of Antigua are warned
that they will not be granted the
Basic Allowance to visit any of the
above countries if they apply in the
United Kingdom without confirma-
tion from Antigua.

Administrator's Office,
27th June, 1951.
Ref. No. S.A. 78.

With reference to the Notice to
Public Officers who are provided with
free quarters appearing in the Lee-
ward Islands Gazette of the 10th
February, 1949, it is hereby notified
that the value cf the quarters allowed
to the Warden, Barbuda, ceased to be
pensionable from the 1st January,
1950. and the Schedule to the notice is
hereby amended accordingly.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
29th June, 1951.
Ref. No. 13/00045.

With reference to the notice pub-
lished in the Gazette of the 26th
September, 1946, the Commissioner of
the Virgin Islands has reconstituted
the Library Committee of the Presi-
dency as follows:-
(a) to be chairman of the Com-
mitte the Hon. H. R. PENN
(b) to be members of the Com-
(i) the persons for the time being
holding the offices of:
1. the Rector of the Parish
of St. George, Virgin Is-
2. the Superintendent Min-
ister, Virgin Islands Cir-
cuit of the Methodist
3. the Supervisor of Educa-
tion, Virgin Islands,
4. the Headmaster of the
Virgin Islands Secon-
dary School,
5. the Admistrative Assist-
ant to the Commis-

(ii) The Hon. J. OLVA GEORGES,
(iii) J. R. O'NEAL Esq.;
(iv) N. E. A. HARRIGAN, Esq.;
(c) to be secretary of the Com-
mittee the Librarian.
2. Those of the above Appoint-
ments which are by name instead of
by office, including that of the chair-
man, extend to the 31st December,
M.P. 36/00002.

A Meeting of the Legislative Coun-
cil of Antigua will be held at the
Council Chamber, St. John's at 2.30
p.m. on Thursday, 12th July, 1951.
By Order
Clerk of the Council.

It is notified for general informa-
DER KIRWAN of Antigua has been
awarded the scholarship for 1951 for
the diploma course at the Imperial
College of Tropical Agriculture, Trin-
idad, commencing in October, 1951.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
3rd July, 1951.
No. 28/00009.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that under the United States
Technical Cooperation Programme
and in Cooperation with the Govern-
ment of Puerto Rico a project has
been approved for the training of
students from the Caribbean Area at
the Metropolitan Vocation School in
Puerto Rico. Under this scheme 30
scholarships with financial aid will
be granted to applicants from the
British, French and Netherland
islands of the Caribbean.
Students wishing to apply for these
scholarships must present a high
school diploma or its equivalent,
must be over 16 years of age and
must have a working knowledge of
Spanish as all courses are conducted
in this language. They must also
have some experience in the subject
they wish to study.

No. 37.


The courses offered are as In the Supreme Court of the
follows:- Windward Islands and
T.AnairdT TIalands

Air Conditioning
Automobile mechanics
Cabinet Making
Machine Shop

Applications should be sent directly
to the Secretary General of the Carib-
bean Commission but students who
comply with the above conditions
and intend to make application for a
scholarship should call at the Admin-
istrator's Office where further parti-
culars will be explained to them.

Administrator's Office,


18th June, 1951.
Ref. No. A. 7655.

No. 58.

The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Council
of Antigna, is circulated with this
Gazette and forms part thereof:-

The Small Farmer Cultivation and
Haulage Service Ordinance, 1951."



3rd July, 1951.

With reference to the notices pre-
viously issued it is hereby notified
for general information that the sale
of the property known as Barant
Villa" has been further postponed
and will now take place on Friday
the 6th day of July at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon at the Court House.

Registrar of Titles.


NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the
Windward Islands and Leeward
Islands (Courts) Order-in-Council,
1939, and duly approved as therein
provided on the 16th day of October,
A.D. 1941, His Honour the Chief
Justice selected for the sitting of the
Court in the Saint Christopher Circuit
has appointed the day of the month
on which the ensuing Circuit Court
shall sit as follows, that is to say:

The Saint Christopher Circuit on
Tuesday, the 17th day of July, 1951,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.

Dated the 12th day of June, 1951.


Registrar of the Supreme Court,

Tenders are invited for the pnr-
chase of the fee simple of all that
piece or parcel of land in St. George's
Street in the City of St. John in the
island of Antigua containing an area
of approximately 210 sq. ft. and
bounded on the North by lands of
George Williams, on the south by
lands of Augustus Brown, on the
east by lands of Caroline Albert and
on the west by lands of Mary Chap-

The successful tenderer will be
expected to bear all the costs of
transfer, which will contain the usual
reservations in Crown Grants.

Tenders should be addressed to the
Administrator, Antigua, in a sealed
envelope marked Tenders for Land "
and should reach the Administrator's
Office not later than 12.00 noon on
7th July, 1951.

Leeward ~ Isad


[5 July, 1951.

Government does not bind itself to
accept the highest or any tender.

Administrator's Offiee,
27th June, 1951.
Ref. No. A. 4(/1.


The order issued by me on llth
June, 1951, closing the streets imme-
diately surrounding the Supreme
Court to vehicular and pedestrian
traffic is cancelled as from 3rd July,

Traffic Commiissioner.

2nd July, 1951.

Publications issued from the
Government Printing Offoe,
Leeward Islands.


General Government.

No. 18 of 1951, "The Importation
and Exportation of Notes (Exemption)
(Amendment) Order, 1951."
lpp. Price ld.


No. 4 of 1951, "The Medical Dis-
tricts Order, 1951."
3 pp. Price 3d.'


Central Experiment Station,

1947. 1948 1949 1950. 1951.
January 3-97 2"82 1'50 5"41 ,60
February -57 '57 2"07 2 52 1.8&
March -59 1-89 5.52 158 1.09
April "67 '59 3"54 2'44 2.1&
May 3'34 2'80 1"98 2"06 10.54
June 30th 149 3"38 3"35 1'66 2.74
10"63 12-05 1796 15'67 22.01

5 July, 1951.]


Colony of the Leeward Islands.
Title by Registration Act. (Cap. 99)




For Certificate of title, and noting thereon, and caveats, for the week ending the 16th day of
June, 1951.

Date of Request.

9th day of June,

Person Presenting.

Joseph Samuel Clifford Martin of
Ovals in the City of Saint John
in the Island of Antigua by his
Solicitor, John Rowan Henry of
Chambers, Church Street in the
City of Saint John in the Island
of Antigua.

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

Certificate of Title for ALL THAT piece or
parcel of land situate at Bishopgate Street in
the City of Saint John in the Island of Antigua
containing 4,657 square feet all as the same are
delineated in the plan of the said land dated the
11th day of June, 1949 and drawn by Ernest
Alexander Govia, Licensed Surveyor.

Anyone who objects to the issue of the Certificate of Title as applied for must within twenty-
tone (21) days from the first publication of this notice enter a Caveat at the office of the Registry of
Titles for the Antigua Circuit.

Dated the 30th day of June, 1951.

Registrar of Titles.

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

fPrice 3d.]

No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and ANTIGUA,
Haulage Service.


No. of 1951.

An Ordinance to provide for a cultivation and
haulage service for small farmers by a Board;
to establish such a Board and to define the
powers and duties of the said Board; and for
purposes connected with the matters aforesaid,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Small Short title.
Farmer Cultivation and Haulage Service Ordinance,
2. In this Ordinance, unless the context Inte:pretation.
otherwise requires-
"Administrator" means the Administrator of
the Presidency;
"Elections Officer" means the person ap-
pointed as such by the Administrator for
the purposes of this Ordinance;
"prescribed" means prescribed by order of
the Governor;
Rehabilitation Fund means the Sugar In-
dustry Rehabilitation Fund established
under section 5 of the Sugar Export Cess 10/1947.
Ordinance, 1947;

ANTIGUA. 2 Small Farmer Cultivation and No. of 1951.
Haulage Service.
small farmer" means a cultivator, who, at,
any time within the period of twelve
months immediately preceding the publi-
cation of a notice under Section 17 (1)
of this Ordinance, either has had in his
occupation at least one quarter of an acre
of land in the Presidency with growing
sugar canes thereon or has on his account
caused to be delivered to a Sugar Factory
at least one ton of sugar canes grown on
lands in the Presidency in his occupation;
"Treasurer" means the officer for the time
being performing the duties of Treasurer
of the Presidency.
Establishment 8. (1) There shall be established a Board to
of the mall be called the Small Farmer Cultivation and Haul-
vation and age Service Board (hereinafter referred to as the
auae Ser- Board ") which shall be a body corporate with
perpetual succession and a common seal.
(2) The common seal of the Board shall,
when used, be authenticated by the signatures of
the Chairman and Secretary of the Board and shall
be judicially noticed.
(3) The Board shall have power to make
contracts and to sue and be sued in their corporate
(4) All deeds and other documents required
to be executed by the Board shall be sealed with
the common seal of the Board and signed by the
Chairman of the Board, and countersigned by the
Secretary of the Board.
Constitution 4. (1) The Board shall consist of seven
of the Board. members, two of whom shall, be nominated by the
Governor in Council and five of whom shall be
elected in accordance with the provisions of this
Provided that if no persons offer themselves
for elections or if no person shall be elected in any
of the electoral districts it shall be lawful for the
Governor in Council to nominate as many addi-
tional members as may be required to constitute
the Board.

No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and 3 ANTIGUA.
Haulage Service.
(2) The nominated members of the Board
shall hold office during the pleasure of the Gov-
ernor in Council and the elected members shall
hold office for a period of three years and shall be
eligible for re-election.
(3) The Board shall appoint from among
their number a Chairman who shall preside at all
meetings of the Board but in case of his absence or
inability to act as such Chairman the members shall
elect one of their number to act as Chairman.
(4) An elected member shall vacate his office
if he-
(a) resigns in writing addressed to the
(b) departs from the Presidency without
the leave of the Board or remains out of the
Presidency after the expiration of his leave;
(c) fails, without reasonable excuse (the
sufficiency whereof shall be determined by the
'Board), to attend three consecutive meetings
of the Board.
(5) The Governor in Council may at any
time appoint some person to be a member of the
(a) for the unexpired period of office of
any member who shall die or vacate his office;
(b) for the period of any. leave granted
to a number of the Board.
(6) The power of the Board shall not be
affected by any vacancy in the membership thereof.
5. (1) The Board shall meet at least once Meetings of
in every month for the transaction of their business the Board.
and meetings shall be held at such time and place
and on such days as the Board may determine.
(2) The Chairman or any two members of the
Board may at any time call a meeting of the Board.
(3) Not less than seven days before the date
of a regular meeting and not less than three days
before the date of a special meeting the Secretary


Smallt armer Cultivalion and
Haulage Service.

No. of 1951.

of Members of
the Board.

of Officers and

Powers of the
Buard to
acquire and
dispose of

shall post or otherwise despatch a notice of the
meeting, of the hour and place of meeting and of
the business to be dealt with, addressed to each
member of the Board at his usual place of abode
or such address as the member may have registered
with the Secretary as that to which he wishes such
notice to be sent.
(4) The quorum of the Board at any meeting
shall be four.

(5) All acts of the Board and all questions
coming or arising for the decision of the Board
shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the
members present, and when the votes are equal, the
Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
(6) Minutes of each meeting shall be kept in
proper form by the Secretary of the Board and
shall be confirmed by the Chairman at the next
ensuing meeting and a copy of such minutes shall
as soon as practicable thereafter be forwarded to
the Administrator.

6. The Chairman and other members of the
Board may be paid such remuneration or other
allowances as the Governor in Council may

7. (!) The Board may employ at such
remuneration and on such terms and conditions as
they may determine a Manager, a Secretary and
such other officers and servants as may be required
for the due and proper execution and enforcement
of their duties under this Ordinance.
(2) The Board may require any officer or
servant to give such security as may be deemed
proper for the due execution of his duties.

8. Subject to the provisions of this Ordi-
nance the Board may acquire, hold, mortgage and
dispose of any property real and personal:
Provided that no purchase sale or disposition
of any land shall be made without the approval of
the Governor in Council.

No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and 5 ANTIG JA.
Haulage Service.
9. Subject to the provisions of this Ordi- Duties and
Powers of the
nance it shall be lawful for the Board- of the
(a) to do all acts and things necessary
for operating and maintaining a cultivation
and haulage service for small farmers;
S (b) to enter into contracts with any per-
son for the ploughing, banking or other
mechanical cultivation of lands and for the
haulage of any produce:
Provided that priority shall be given to
small farmers for the cultivation of lands for
sugar cane and for the haulage of sugar cane;
(c) with the approval of the Governor
in Council to fix the rates and other condi-
tions for ploughing, banking, hauling and
other services performed by the Board;
(d) with the approval of the Governor
in Council to invest at interest any surplus
funds of the Board.

10. (1) The Board shall on or before the Submission of
30th day of November in each year submit for the estimates.
approval of the Governor in Council an estimate of
the probable revenue and expenditure for the
ensuing financial year in respect of their business.
(2) The Board shall, as soon as practicable
after the commencement of this Ordinance submit
for the approval of the Governor in Council an
estimate of the probable revenue and expenditure
for the period commencing on the 1st day of
October, 1951 and ending on the 31st day of
December next in respect of their business under
this Ordinance, and when such estimate is approved
as aforesaid-
(a) the Treasurer may advance to the
Board such sums as the Administrator may
on the advice of the Governor in Council
direct by warrant under his hand;
(b) The Agricultural Superintendent
shall, on the order of the Administrator,
deliver to the Board such tractors and other

ANTIGUA. Small Farr. -; Cultivation and No. of 1951.
Haulage Service.
equipment as may have been purchased for
the use of small farmers in the sugar cane
industry from the Rehabilitation Fund.
Power to 11. The Board may, on the security of its
property and assets or any part thereof with the
approval of the Governor in Council, borrow such
sums as, the Board think proper for defraying
expenses included in the approved estimates of
expenditure of the Board.

Funds of the 12. (1) The funds of the Board shall con-
Board. .sit of
sist of-
(a) such sums as mnv be placed at the
disposal of the Board ouL of the Rehabilita-
tion Fund;
(b) such sums as may accrue to the
Board from the conduct of their business
under this Ordinance;
(c) such sums as may be granted to or
acquired by the Board with the approval of
the Governor in Council from any other
(2) The funds of the Board shall be applied
(a) the payment of rates taxes and in-
surance premiums;
(6) the payment of all expenses, includ-
ing the remuneration salaries and wages of
members of the Board, and the officers
and servants of the Board;
(c) the payment of all other expenses
incurred by the Board in the exercise of their
powers and in the operation of their business
under this Ordinance;
(d) the payment of interest on loans and
the repayment of any such loans;
(e) the creation of a reserve fund up to
such limit as the Governor in Council may

No. of. 1951. Small Farmers Cultivation and 7 ANTIGUA.
Haulage Service.
13. (1) The Board shall cause to be kept Aocounting.
proper books and accounts and other records
in relation to their business in such form as
may be approved by the Government Audi-
tor or such other Auditor as may be appointed
by the Governor in Council.
(2) All moneys of the Board accruing from
their business under this Ordinance shall be paid
to the credit of the Board into a current or savings
account at such bank or banks as may -be appointed
by resolution of the Board, and such moneys
shall be paid into such bank from day to day.
(3) Cheques against any banking account
shall be signed by the Secretary and countersigned
by the Chairman of the Board or such other
member of the Board appointed for the purpose
by resolution of the Board, a copy of wh'ch shall
be certified by the Chairman and forwarded to the
bank concerned.
14. (1) All accounts kept by the Board Audit of
shall be audited annually by the Government Accounts.
Auditor or such other Auditor as may be appointed
by the Governor in Council.
(2) Such Auditor shall have the right of
inspection of such accounts at all reasonable times
and the Board shall afford all necessary facilities to
the Auditor and when required by him to do so
produce to him all books and documents in their
possession or control.
(3) The Auditor's fees, if any, and any
expenses of the Audit shall be paid by the Board.

15. (1) The Board shall, on or before the A-nnal
30th day of April in each year, furnish to the Report.
Governor in Council a report upon their work
during the year ending the 31st day of December
last preceding, including-
(a) a balance sheet and a complete state-
ment of revenue and expenditure, duly
audited; and
(b) the report of the Auditor.

ANTIGUA. 8 Small Farmer Cultivation and
Haulage Service.

No, of 1951,

(2) Every report furnished under subsection
(1) of this section shall be laid before the Legisla-
tive Council.
Indemnity to 16. No personal liability shall attach to any
members of
the Board. member of the Board in respect of'anything done
or suffered in good faith under the provisions of
this Ordinance, and any sums of money, damages
or costs which may be recovered against them or
any of them for anything done or suffered as afore-
said shall be paid out of the funds of the Board.

of small farm-

17. (1) Within ten days from the date on
which this Ordinance comes into operation and
once at least in every three years thereafter at a
time to be fixed by the Administrator the Elections
Officer shall publish a notice in the prescribed form
in the Gazette and in one or more newspapers
published in the Presidency requiring within
twenty-one days after the date of the publication
of the said notice every person who may be a small
farmer to deliver to the Elections Officer notice of
his claim to be registered as a small farmer.
(2) Within the time prescribed in subsection
(1) of this section every person who is entitled and
desires to be registered as a small farmer shall
deliver or cause to be delivered to the Elections
Officer a notice of his claim to be registered in the
prescribed form, and shall produce such evidence
as may be necessary to establish his claim to be so
(3) When a small farmer is entitled to be
registered in respect of more than one small hold-
ing he shall state in the notice of his claim to be
registered as a small farmer the small holding in
respect of which he desires to be'registered.
(4) The Elections Officer shall examine the
qualifications in respect of which such claim is made
and receive such evidence as may be necessary io
prove to his satisfaction that the person making
such claim is a small farmer.
(5) In all cases where the Elections Officer
is satisfied that the person making such claim is a
small farmer he shall register such person in the

No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and 9 ANTIGUA.
Haulage Service.
list of small farmers otherwise he shall disallow
such claim.
18. Within fourteen days after the last day Provisional
List of small
upon which any notice of claim as hereinbefore farmers.
provided is allowed to be made or within such
further time as shall be allowed by the Governor
in. Council the Elections Officer shall make out a
provisional list of small farmers in alphabetical
form and shall cause a copy of such list to be
published in the Gazette and to be posted on the
outer doors of every police station in the
19. (1) Within ten days of the publication Revision of
list of small
of such list as aforesaid- farmers.
(a) every person whose name is omitted
from the list and who claims to have his
name inserted therein shall give notice in
writing in the prescribed form to the Elec-
tions Officer;
(b) 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 give notice in the prescribed form
to the Elections 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.
(2) Immediately on the expiration of the
said ten days the Elections Officer shall investi-
gate and consider all such claims and objections
and shall revise the list of small farmers accord-
inly and cause such revised list to be published
and posted in the manner provided for in section
18 of this Ordinance.
(3) Every person dissatisfied with the deci-
sion of the Elections Officer in respect to any
claim or objection made by him under this
section may within ten days after the publication
of the revised list of small farmers appeal in the
prescribed form to the Governor in Council
whose decision shall be final.

.ANTIGUA. 10 Small Farmer Cultivation and No. of 1951.
Haulage Service.
Electoral 20. (1) Within fourteen days after the
last date on which an appeal may be lodged to
the Governor in Council under the last preceding
section the Governor in Council shall divide
the Presidency into five electoral districts, and
shall allocate the names on the revised list of
small farmers each to a particular district to
ensure so far as possible equality of representa-
tion in each district as regards the numbers of
small farmers and the area of lands cultivated in
sugar cane by such small farmers:
Provided that a small farmer who has, under
the provisions of subsection (3) of section 17 of
this Ordinance, stated the small holding in respect
,of which he desires to be registered, shall be allo-
cated to the electoral district in which such small
holding is situate.
(2) The Elections Officer shall cause the
list of names for each electoral district to he
published and posted in the manner provided
for in section 18 of this Ordinance.
(3) Each electoral district shall be repre-
sented on the Board by one member to be elected
by the small farmers allocated to such district.

Elections. 2l. Within twenty-one days after the
publication of the lists for each electoral district,
and in the case of elections subsequent to the first
one to be held under this Ordinance one month at
least before the expiry of each three year term of
the Board, the small farmers shall vote in the
manner hereinafter provided for the election of
members of the Board in respect of every electoral
district for which more than one candidate is
validly nominated. The date and time of election
sbhall be fixed by the Elections Officer and he
shall cause at least fourteen days notice of such
election to be published and posted in the manner
provided in section 18 of this Ordinance.

Mode of hold- 22. (1) Every election shall be held before
ing election
and manner the Elections Officer or such persons as may be
of voting, appointed by the Administrator to assist him.

No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and 11 ANTIGUA.
Haulage Service.
(2) The voting shall be by ballot which shall
consist of a ballot paper showing the names des-
criptions and residences of the candidates.
(3) Every small farmer may vote for one mem-
ber who is a small farmer in the electoral district for
which he stands and who has been duly nominated
as a candidate for such election by two other small
farmers allocated to the same electoral district.
(4) Every small farmer shall vote in the elec-
toral district to which he is allocated and not else-
(5) No person shall be deemed a candidate
unless his name and consent in writing to be nomi-
nated as a candidate for the particular electoral dis-
trict, with the names of the persons by whom he has
been nominated, with their signatures attached, have
been lodged with the Elections Officer at least seven
days before the date fixed for the election.
(6) If at such time only one candidate shall be
nominated in respect of any electoral district, the
Elections Officer shall declare such candidate to be
duly elected.
(7) It shall be lawful for any small farmer
allocated to an electoral district to object to the
nomination of any candidate for election for such
district as not being duly qualified and the Elections
Officer shall decide the validity of every objection.
(8) If the Elections Officer disallows the objec-
tion his decision shall be final, but if he allows the
same his decision shall be subject to reversal by the
Governor in Council.
23. The Elections Officer shall before the Providing of
polling day at an election, provide such ballot boxes, ppatE s for
ballot papers in the prescribed form, polling com-
partments, materials for electors to mark the ballot
papers, directions for the guidance of electors in
voting and all such other things as may be necessary
for effectually conducting the elections and all
expenses incurred in respect of such provisions and
in the remuneration of the Elections Officer and any
of his assistants shall be defrayed from the funds
of the Board.

ANTIGUA, 12 Small I'armer Cultivation and No. of 1951.
Haulage Service.
Place of poll- 24. The polling and election of members of
ing. the Board shall take place at such rooms or buildings
located, in the respective electoral districts as may be
appointed by the Elections Officer by notice pub-
lished and posted in the manner provided by section
18 hereof.
Validity of 25. Any question arising in respect of the
ballot papers.
baot ppers validity of any ballot paper shall be decided upon
by the Elections Officer whose decision shall be final.
Counting of 26. As soon after the close of the poll as
votes. may be practicable the ballot boxes for each electoral
district shall be opened and the ballot papers
counted by the Elections Officer in the presence of
persons appointed to assist him at such election and
of any of the candidates for election for the respec-
tive electoral districts as desire to be present.
Declaration of 27. (1) Upon completion of the counting
elections. the Elections Officer shall publicly declare the candi-
date with the greatest number of votes to have been
elected for such electoral district and such candidate
shall be returned as the member for such district to
the Administrator by noon of the day following
such declaration.
(2) Where two or more candidates for an
electoral district have an equal number of votes the
Elections Officer shall make a special return to that
effect and the newly constituted Board at its first
meeting shall have the right of choosing one of such
candidates to be the member for such electoral
Penalty. 28. Any person who contravenes any of the
provisions of this Ordinance shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one
hundred dollars or in default of payment to impris-
onment with or without hard labour for a term not
exceeding six months.
Commence- 29. This Ordinance shall come into opera-
ment. tion on a date be fixed by the Governor by procla-
mation published in the Gazette.


No. of 1951. Small Farmer Cultivation and
Haulage Service.


Passed the Legislative Council of Antigua
day of 1951.

Clerk of the Council.


The object of this Bill is to establish as a body
corporate a statutory Board, representative of the
small cane farmers in the Presidency, to operate a
cultivation and haulage service for such farmers;
and to define the Constitution, powers and duties
of theBoard.
Crown Attorney.

Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1/18-75-7.51. [Price 10d.1

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