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121


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE


VOL. LXXX.


Subhlisb bt Autbo

THURSDAY, 19TH JUNE,


Notices.

NATURALIZATION.


Notice is hereby given that ANGELA
ASTROG of St. John's, Antigua, at
present residing in Road Town, Tor-
tola, is applying to the Governor for
naturalization and that any person
who knows any reason why naturali-
zation should not be granted should
send a written and signed statement
of the facts to the Colonial Secretary,
St. John's, Antigua.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
6th June, 1952.
55/00009.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that in connexion with the pro-
posals for the reorganisation of the
Otway Land Settlement, which have
been approved by the Secretary of
State, it was recommended that a new
Land Settlement Board be established
with the following membership:-
The Agricultural Superintendent,
(Chairman).
Two unofficial members of the
Legislative Council chosen by
the members of the Council.

The Treasurer or his nominee.
One settler nominated by the Com-
missioner with the advice of the
settlers.
2. At a meeting of the Legislative
Council held on the 30th May, 1952,
Hon. W. H. BRAMBLE, and Mr.
B. W. EDWARDS were selected by
the unofficial members to serve on
the Board.
3. On the advice of the tenants
on the Otway Settlement, Mr. JOHN
E. RILEY has been nominated to be
the settlers' representative on the
Board.
4. His Excellency has therefore
approved the constitution of the
Board and the appointment of the
following persons to serve as mem-
bers of the Land Settlement Advisory
Board for the duration of the present
Legislative Council:-
(1) The Officer for the time be-
ing temporarily discharging the du-
ties of Agricultural Superintendent,
(G. L. BALLOT, Esq.)


(2) The Officer for the time be-
ing lawfully discharging the duties
of Treasurer, (Hon. D. R. WALWYN)
or his nominee.

(3) Hon. W. H. BRAMBLE.
(4) B. W. EDWARrs. Esquire.
(5) JOHN E. RILEY, Esquire.
Commissioner's Office,
Plymouth, Montserrat,
4th June, 1952.

No. 61.

Appointments and transfers, etc.,
in the public service, with effect from
the dates stated, are published for
general information:-

BERRIDGE, E. G., Field Assistant,
Antigua, to act Senior Assessor, In-
come Tax Department, Antigua.
June 16
CHALLENGER, E. G. K., Junior Clerk,
Audit Dept., Leeward Islands, to be
Senior Clerk, Agricultural Depart-
ment, (Marketing), Antigua.
April 28
STEVENS, C. MC A., Senior Assessor,
Income Tax Department, Antigua,
to act Treasurer, Antigua, and
Federal Treasurer. June 16
THOMPSON, Hon. E. A., Treasurer,
Antigua and Federal Treasurer, to
act Finance Officer, Antigua.
June 16

No. 62.
The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Coun-
cil of Antigua is circulated with this
Gazette and forms part thereof:-
The United States Bases (Agree-
ment) Ordinance, 1952."

No. 63.
The following Ordinance and Sta-
tutory Rule and Order are circulated
with this Gazette and form part
thereof:-

ORDINANCE.

Antigua.
No. 5 of 1952, The Antigua Con-
stitution and Elections (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1952."


No. 14 6
Nationality (
der, 1952."


British


In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.
(SAINT CHRISTOPHER CIRCUIT.)

NOTICE is hereby given that in
pursuance of rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Wind-
ward Islands and Leeward Islands
(Courts) Orier-in-Council 1939, and
duly approved as therein provided on
the 16th day of October, A.D. 1941,
The Honourable the Puisine Judge
selected for the sitting of the Court in
the Saint Christopher Circuil has
appointed the day of the month on
which the ensuing Circuit Court shall
sit as follows, that is to sa :
THE SAINT CHRISTOPHER
CIRCUIT on Monday, the 7th day of
July, 1952, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon.
Dated the 3rd day of June, 1952.

D. S. BROOKS,
Registrar of the Supreme Court.

In the Supreme Court of the
Windward Islands and
Leeward Islands.
ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1952.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that there will be a sitting of the
Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands held at
the Court House in the City of Saint
John in the Island of Antigua on
Thursday the 26th day of June, 1952,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon for the
purpose of hearing the undermen-
tioned causes or matters.-

APPEALS.


Appellant.
Muriel Brown
and
Robert Williams
John Gerald


Respondent.
Thomas H.
Kelsick (A.S.P.)

Edgar Odlum


Dated the 3rd day of June, 1952.

A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.


3 8. 72 e97

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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[19 June, 1952.


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

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A. D. 1952.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that there will be a sitting of the
Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands held at
the Court House in the City of Saint
John in the Island of Antigua on
Tuesday the 24th day of June, 1952,
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon for the
purpose of hearing the undermen-
tioned causes or matters:-


Plaintiff.
Arthur Mings
and
Beatrice Mings
Hubert Joseph
Edith Lewis


Thomas Benjamin



Irving Barnes
Olga Samuel


Defendant.
Charles Henry
and
Ismay Henry
Peter Blanchette
Manasseh Lewis,
Eldrin Lewis,
Lucille Lewis
Wilfred M
Willet and
William H.
Whyte
Josiah Joseph
Benjamin Smith


Dated the 3rd day of June, 1952.

A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.

In the Court of Summary
Jurisdiction of the Leeward
Islands.

ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1952.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Honourable the Chief Justice
has appointed Monday the 30th day
of June, 1952, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon for sitting of the Court at
which the following causes will be
heard:-


Plaintiff.
James Elmes
Mary Benjamin
Mercer & Co.
Norville Burke
James A. N.
Brown (Snr.)
Emanuel C.
Farara
James Thibou
Samuel Baptist
George Henry
Dennis T. Charles

Wilfred James


Defendant.
Sidney Williams
Joseph Kendall
Earl Brown
Eglington Walker
Herman Lewis

Ernest Richards

Victoria Phillip
Douglas Brown
Frederick Spencer
Joseph M. A.
Edwards
Thomas Pelle


Dated the 3rd day of June, 1952.
A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 31st May, 1952.

CHESEBROUGH MANUFAC-
TURING COMPANY, CONSOLI-
DATED of 17 State Street, City,
Country and State of New York,
United States of America have applied
for Registration of one Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-







in Class 48 that is to say Perfumed
petroleum jelly, camphor ice, hair
tonic, hair dressing, pomade, prepara-
tions for the hair, shampoo, lipstick,
and lip pomade.

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

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

A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 16th June, 1952.

WINTHROP PRODUCERS INC.,
of No. 1450 Broadway, City of New
York, State of New York, United
States of America. have applied for
Registration of one Trade Mark con-
sisting of the following:-


DINACRIN

in class 3 that is to say Antibiotic,
Antitubercular preparations.

The Applicants propose to use the
said Trade Mark in respect of the
said goods from the date of their said
Application.

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

A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar of Trade Marks.


Regislrar General's Office,
St. John's,
Antigua,
13th June, 1952.

In accordance with the provisions
of Section 16 of the Marriage Ordi-
nance, 1923, the following Buildings
have been registered in the Presi-
dency of Antigua as Buildings where
Banns of Marriage may be published:

The Advent Sabbath Church at
John Hughes Village.

The Advent Sabbath Church at
Liberta Village.

A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar-General.


Publications issued from the
Government Printing Of~oe,
Leeward Islands.


STATUTORY RULES & ORDERS.

General Government.

No. 10 of 1952, The Efficiency
Decoration Regulations. 1952."
7 pp. Price 9c.

No. 11 of 1952, "The Currency
(Notes) (Amendment) Regulations,
1952." 1 pp. Price 3o.

No. 12 of 1952, The Stamps (Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla)
Order, 1952. 2 pp. Price 4c.

No. 13 of 1952, "The Post Office
(Amendment) Rules, 1952."
1 pp. Price 3c.


RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.


1948. 1949. 1950. 1951. 1952
Jan. 2"82 1'50 5'41 3"60 2'41
Feb. "57 2-07 2'52 1'88 1-60
Mar. 1 89 5'52 1-58 1-09 1 62
Apr. -59 354 2-44 2-16 3-14
May 2-80 1-98 2-06 10-54 3-07


Jun. 14, 1-63 1-02


.98 1"39 1'65


10-30 15'63 14-99 20'66 13-39








THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Notice.


New Issue of St. Kitts Nevis and Anguilla Postage Stamps.


It is hereby notified for general information that a new main issue of postage stamps of the values
and designs specified below for use in the Presidency of St. Kitts Nevis and Anguilla, will be released
for sale in that Presidency on the 14th June, 1952.
All designs will bear the inscription St. Christopher Nevis and Anguilla ", and the denomination
in cents and dollars. They will include a portrait of His Late Majesty King GEORGE VI surmounted
by the Royal Crown and feature the following subjects:-


Denomination.


cent
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
cents
$1.20
$4.80


Picture of
Bath House and Spa, Nevis
Warner Park, St. Kitts
Map
Brimstone Hill, St. Kitts
Nevis from the sea, North
Pinney's Beach, Nevis
Sir Thomas Warner's Tomb, St. Kitts
Old Road Bay, St. Kitts
Sea Island Cotton, Nevis
The Treasury, St. Kitts
Salt Pond, Anguilla
Sugar Factory, St. Kitts


Colour.


Olive green/Orange
Green
Red/Purple
Red
Blue/Grey
Blue
Blue/Brown
Black/Red
Olive green/Brown
Orange/Olive green
Green/Blue
Yellow green/Red


Twelve cents air letter forms will also be placed on sale at the Post Offices in St. Kitts Nevia
and Anguilla on the 14th June, '1952.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
11th June, 1952.


19 June, 1952.]







THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


Colony of the Leeward Islands.

PRESIDENCY OF ANTIGUA.


REGISTRY OF TITLES.


Title by Registration Act.

SCHEDULE OF APPLICATION


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.


For Certificate of Title, and Notings thereon, and caveats, for the week ending the 14th day of
June, 1952.


Date of Request.


10th June, 1952


Person presenting.


Lauriston Potter of English Har-
bour, in the Parish of Saint
Paul, in the Island of Antigua,
by Messrs Hewlett & Francis
his Solicitors.


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 English Harbour
and bounded as follows:-
On the North by lands of FORT UNE
and measuring oi the said North side
Two hundred and ten feet (210') on the
South by lands of MARSH and DORSET
and measuring on the said South
side Two hundred and thirteen feet
(213') on the East by lands of CROSS
and measuring on the said East side
Sixty-nine feet (69') on the West by a
Public Road and measuring on the said
West side Sixty-five feet (65').


Anyone who objects to the issue of a Certificate of Title as applied for must within twenty-
one days (21) from the first publication of this notice enter a Caveat at the Office of the Registrar of
Titles for the Antigua Circuit.
Dated the 10th day of June, 1952.
A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar.


























ANTIGUA.
Frinted at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKIAN,
Government Printer-By Authority
1952.
[Price 14 cents.j


124


[19 June, 1952.






No. of 1952. United States Bases ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).












ANTIGUA.

No. of 1952

An Ordinance to implement provisions contained
in the Agreement signed on the 27th day
of March, 1941, between the Governments
of the United Kingdom and the United States
of America, relating to the Bases leased to the
United States of America in certain territories,
including the island of Antigua, and to provide
for other matters arising out of the establish-
ment of the United States Bases in the said
Island.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
United States Bases (Agreement) Ordinance, 1952.
INTRODUCTORY.
2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the con- Interpreta-
S text otherwise requires, the following expressions tion.
shall have the meanings hereby respectively
assigned to them-
"the Agreement" means the Agreement
signed on the 27th day of March,
1941, between the Governments of
X the United Kingdom and the United
States of America, relating to the


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ANTIGUA. 2 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
Bases leased to the United States of
America in certain territories, in-
cluding the island of Antigua;
"Bases" means the Bases established in
the island of Antigua in pursuance
of the communications set out in
Annex I to the Agreement;
"British subject" includes British pro-
tected person;
"contractor" means a contractor em-
ployed in the construction, main-
tenance or operation of the Bases;
"law includes any Otdinance, Act or
Imperial Statute and any regula-
tion, rule, byelaw, proclamation,
order or direction made or given
under the authority of any law;
"Leased Area" means any area in the
island of Antigua in respect of
which there is for the time being
subsisting a lease entered into in
pursuance of the communications
set out in Annex I to the Agree-
ment or which by virtue of a notifi-
cation by the Governor published
in the Gazette is deemed to be
a Leased Area for the purposes of
this Ordinance;
"Treasurer" means the officer for the
time being performing the duties of
Treasurer of the Presidency and
includes any Treasury or Customs
officer authorised by the Treasurer
to act on his behalf;
"the United States Authorities means
the authority or authorities from
time to time authorised or designated
by the Government of the United
States of America for the purpose of
exercising the powers or enjoining
the privileges in relation to which
the expression is used;







No. of 1952. United States Bases 3 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
"the United States Forces" means the
naval and military forces (f the
United States of America;
"United States service court" means a
military or naval court of the United
States of America."
(2) References in this Ordinance to any law
or to any provision of any law shall, unless the
context otherwise requires, be construed as refer-
ring to that law as from time to amended and to
any law or provision for the time being in force in
its place.
(3) References in this Ordinance to any
particular Act or Ordinance include references to
any subsidiary legislation made under that Act
or Ordinance.


8. (1) A notification published in the
Gazette, a recital or statement in any law, or a
certificate 'issued by or on behalf of the officer
commanding the United States Military Forces in
Antigua or the officer commanding the United
States Naval Forces in Antigua, to the effect that
any authority or authorities has or have be n
authorised or designated for the purpose of exercis-
ing any power or enjoining any privilege conferred
on the United States Authorities by or under this
Ordinance shall be received as prima facie proof of
the fact so notified, recited, stated or certified.
(2) Any document purporting to be issued by
or on behalf of the officer commanding the United
States Military Forces in Antigua, or the officer
commanding the United States Naval Forces in
Antigua, or the United States Authorities, shall be
received as prima facie proof that the docu-
ment was so issued without proof being given of
the signature of the person signing such document.
(3) A reference in any notification, recital,
statement, certificate, or document, referred to in
this section, to the title Qf any office under the
Government of the United States of America shall
be deemed to include a reference to any person for
the time being lawfully performing the duties of
thdt office.


United States
Authorities.







ANTIGUA. 4 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
Proof of the 4. [t shall beprimafacie proof of the terms
Agreement. of the Agreement to produce-

(a) a copy of the Gazette purporting to
set forth such terms; or
(b) a document purporting to be printed
by Her Majesty's Stationery Office or by the
Government Printer and to set forth such
terms; or
(o) a document purporting to set forth
such terms and to be certified by the Colonial
Secretary or the Administrator.
Proof of cer- 5. (1) It shall be prima facie proof of the
tain leases and
surrender terms of any document to which this section relates,
and of its due execution and validity, to produce-
(a) a copy of the Gazette purporting to
set forth such terms; or
(b) a document purporting to be printed
by Her Majesty's Stationery Office or by the
Government Printer and to set forth such
terms; or
(c) a document purporting to set forth
such terms and to be certified by the Colonial
Secretary or the Admini trator.
(2) The documents to which this section
relates are-
(a) any lease entered into, whether
before or after the commencement of this
Ordinance, under the Agreement;
(b) any plan or other document which is
referred to in any such lease as containing the
delineation or description of the property
demised by such lease;
(c) any notice of abandonment given
under Article XXI of the Agreement, either
before or after the commencement of this
Ordinance, of the whole or any part of any
area from time to time comprised in any such
lease.







No, of 1952. United States Bases 5 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
(3) A certificate signed by the Colonial Secre-
tary or the Administrator to the effect that any
lease was executed under the Agreement shall be
conclusive proof of that fact.
6. Nothing in the Registration and Records Exemption
Act or in the Title by Registration Act shall be from need t
to register oer-
construed as requiring, or as having required, the tain docu-
registration or presentation of any document to mnts.
Cap. 20
which section 5 of this Ordinance relates. Cap 99
7. (1) The Governor in Council may make Regulation..
Regulations for-
(a) giving effect to the provisions of this
Ordinance; and
(b) implementing the Agreement as to
any matter for which no provision or no
sufficient provision is made in this Ordinance.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of
the powers conferred by subsection (1) of this
section, Regulations made under that subsection
may make provision for-
(a) the arrest of persons found commit-
ting or reasonably suspected of having com-
mitted an offence against the Regulations;
(b) the seizure of things which are, or
which are reasonably suspected of being,
things in respect of which or with which an
offence against the Regulations has been
committed, and the disposal (including the
forfeiture) of any things io seized;
(c) the steps which may be taken, and
the persons by whom they may be taken, to
prevent the commission of any offence against
the Regulations or to remove from any area
persons who, or things which, are in that area
in contravention of the Regulations;
(d) the punishment of any person found
guilty of any such offence on summary
conviction: Provided that provision shall not
be made for any punishment greater than a
fine of four hundred and eighty dollars and
six months imprisonment;







ANTIGUA. 6 Uniled States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
(e) the exclusion, restriction or modifi-
cation of the application of any law for the
time being in force (other than the provisions
of this Ordinance) so far as is necessary for
the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) of
this section.
(3) Regulations may be made under the
preceding subsections of this section with retro-
spective effect.

(4) The Governor in Council may also make
Regulations to give retrospective effect to any of
the provisions of this Ordinance in so far as he may
deem it expedient so to do for the purpose of
implementing the Agreement.
(5) Regulations having retrospective effect
under subsection (3) of this section and Regulations
giving retrospective effect to any of the provisions
of this Ordinance under subsection (4) of this
section may be made to apply either generally or to
any particular case or class of case and may make
different provisions in different cases or classes of
cases and may provide for incidental and conse-
quential matters and may .contain conditions,
exceptions and qualifications.
(6) (a) Regulations made under this section
shall not have any force or effect until con-
firmed by resolution of the Legislative Council:
Provided that the foregoing provision of
this subsection shall not apply to Regulations
certified by the Governor to be urgently
required and that, with regard to Regulations
so certified, the following provisions shall
have effect, namely-
(i) they shall expire at the end of thirty
days after the coming into force
thereof unless they have meanwhile
been confirmed by resolution of the
Legislative Council;
(ii) such expiry shall be without prejudice
to things done or suffered there-
under.







of 1952.


United States Bases
(Agreement).


(b) Production of a copy of the Gazette
purporting to set forth the terms of a certifi-
cate of the Governor under this subsection
shall be prima facie proof of such certificate
having been given.


GENERAL PROVISIONS.

8. Subject to the provisions of any agree-
ment entered into by or on behalf of the
Government of the United States of America-

(a) all rights of way and other like
rights exercisable by members of the public
in any areas which are Leased Areas at the
commencement of this Ordinance are hereby
extinguished; and
(b) all such rights so exercisable in any
area which becomes a Leased Area after the
commencement of this Ordinance shall be
extinguished upon such area becoming a Leased
Area.

9. Nothing in any law for the time being
in force relating to the laying out, maintenance or
improvement of streets, or to the laying out of
land for building purposes, or to the erection,
construction or alteration of buildings and structures,
shall be construed as preventing, restricting or
regulating the exercise by the United States of
America, in accordance with the Agreement, of
the rights, powers and authority conferred thereby.

10. (1) No authority or person shall exer-
cise any statutory power of entry into or within
the Leased Areas except with written or oral
permission granted by or on behalf of the United
States Authorities.
(2) In this section, the expression statutory
power of entry means a power of entry, and the
exercise or performance of any power or duty
following thereon, conferred expressly by any
law for the time being in force.


7 ANTIGUA.


Extinguish-
ment of cer-
tain rights.


Application of
building laws.








Restriction on
statutory
powers of
entry.







ANTIGUA. 8 United States Bases No of 1952.
(Agreement).
JURISDICTION, ARREST AND SURRENDER OF
OFFENDERS, POLICE AND IMPRISONMENT.

Jurisdiction. 11. (1) The Government of the United
States of America shall have the right to exercise
the following jurisdiction over offences committed
in the Presidency:-
(a) Where the accused is a member of
the United States Forces-
(i) if a state of war exists, exclusive
jurisdiction over all offences wherever
committed;
(ii) if a state of war does not exist,
exclusive jurisdiction over security
offences wherever committed and
United States interest offences
committed inside the Leased Areas;
concurrent jurisdiction over all other
offences wherever committed.
(b) Where the accused is a British subject
or a local alien and a civil court of the United
States is sitting in the Presidency, exclusive
jurisdiction over security offences committed
inside the Leased Areas.
(c) Where the accused is not a member
of the United States Forces, a British subject
or a local alien, but is a person subject to
United States military or naval law-
(i) if a state of war exists, exclusive
jurisdiction over security offences
committed inside the Leased Areas;
and United States interest offences
committed inside the Leased Areas;
concurrent jurisdiction over all other
offences wherever committed;
(ii) if a state of war does not exist and
and there is no civil court of the
.United States sitting in the Presi-
dency, exclusive jurisdiction over
security offences which are not
punishable under the law of the







No. of 1952. United States Bases 9 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
Colony or Presidency; concurrent
jurisdiction over all other offences
committed inside the Leased Areas;
(iii) if a state of war does not exist and
a civil court of the United States is
sitting in the Presidency, exclusive
jurisdiction over security offences
committed inside the Leased Areas;
concurrent jurisdiction over all other
offences wherever committed.
(d) Where the accused is not a member
of the United States Forces, a British subject
or a local alien, and is not a person subject to
United States military or naval law, and a
civil court of the United States is sitting in
the Presidency, exclusive jurisdiction over
security offences committed inside the Leased
Areas; concurrent jurisdiction over all other
offences committed inside the Leased Areas
and, if a state of war exists, over security
offences committed outside the Leased Areas.
(2) Wherever, uqder subsection (1) of this
section, the Government of the United States of
America has the right to exercise exclusive jurisdic-
tion over security offences committed inside the
Leased Areas, such right shall extend to security
offences committed outside the Leased Areas
which are not punishable under the law of the
Golony or the Presidency.
(3) In every case in which under this
section the Government of the United States of
America has the right to exercise jurisdiction
and the accused isa British subject, a local alien
or, being neither a British subject nor a local
alien, is not a person subject to United States
military or naval law, such jurisdiction shall be
exercisable only by a civil court of the United
States sitting in the Presidency.
(4) In every case in which under this
section the Government of the United States of
America have the right to exercise exclusive
jurisdiction, the following provisions shall
have effect:-







ANTIGUA. 10 United States Bases No.. of 1952.
(Agreement).
(a) The United States Authorities shall
inform the Government of the Presidency
as soon as is practicable whether or not they
elect to exercise such jurisdiction over any
alleged offences which may be brought to
their attention by the competent authorities
of the Presidency or in any other case in
which the United States authorities are
requested by the competent authorities of
the Presidency to furnish such information.
(b) If the United States Authorities
elect to exercise such jurisdiction, the
accused shall be brought to trial accordingly,
and the courts of the Presidency shall not
exercise jurisdiction except in aid of a court
or authority of the United States, as required
or permitted by the law of the Presidency.
(c) If the United States Authorities
elect not to exercise such jurisdiction, and
if it shall be agreed between the Govern-
ment of the Presidency and the United
States Authorities that the alleged offender
shall be brought to trial, nothing in this
section shall affect the exercise of jurisdic-
tion by the courts of the Presidency in the
case.
(5) In every case in which under this sec-
tion the Government of the United States of
America has the right to exercise concurrent
jurisdiction, the following provisions shall have
effect:-
(a) The case shall be tried by such
court as may be arranged between the
Government of the Presidency and the
United States Authorities.
(b) Where an offence is within the
jurisdiction of a civil court of the Presi-
dency and of a United States military or
naval court, conviction or acquittal of the
accused by one such court shall not exclude
subsequent trial by the other, but in the
event of such subsequent trial the court in







No. of 1952. United States Bases 11 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
awarding punishment shall have regard to
any punishment awarded in the previous
proceedings.
(c) Where the offence is within the
jurisdiction of a civil court of the Presi-
dency and of a civil court of the United
States, trial by one shall exclude trial by
the other.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained
elsewhere in this section, when a state of war
exists in which the Government of the United
Kingdom is, and the Government of the United
States of America is not, engaged, then in any
case in which the Government of the United
States of Amirica would, but for this sub-
section, have exclusive jurisdiction, that juris-
diction shall he concurrent in respect of any of
the following offences against any part of Her
Majesty's dominions committed outside the
Leased Areas or, if not punishable by the
Government of the United States of America in
the Presidency, inside the Leased Areas:-
(a) treason;
(b) any offence of the nature of sabo-
tage or espionage or against any law
relating to official secrets;
(/) any other offence relating to opera-
tions, in the Presidency, of the Government
of any part of Her Majesty's Dominions, or to
the safety of Her Majesty's naval, military
or air bases or establishments or any part
thereof or of any equipment or other prop-
erty of any such Government in the
Presidency.
(7) Nothing in this section shall give the
Government of the United States of America
the right to exercise jurisdiction over a member
of a United Kingdom, Dominion or Colonial
armed force, except that, if a civil court of the
United States is sitting in the Presidency and a
state of war does not exist or a state of war







ANTIGUA. 12 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
exists in which the Government of the United
States of America is, and the Government of the
United Kingdom is not, engaged the Govern-
ment of the United States of America shall have
the right, where the accused is a member of any
such force, to exercise concurrent jurisdiction
over security offences committed inside the
Leased Areas.

(8) Nothing in this section shall affect the
jurisdiction of a civil court of the Presidency
except as expressly provided in this section.
(9) In this section the following expres-
sions shall have the meanings hereby assigned
to them-
(a) "British subject shall not include
a person who is both a British subject and
a member of a,United States Force;
(b) local alien means a person, not
being a British subject, a member of a
United States Force or a national of the
United States, who is ordinarily resident in
the Presidency;
(c) "member of a United States
Force means a member (entitled to wear
the uniform) of the naval, military or air
forces of the United States of America;
(d) "security offence" means any of
following offences against the United States
and punishable under the law thereof-
(i) treason;
(ii) any offence of the nature of sabo-
tage or espionage or against any law
relating to official secrets;
(iii) any other offence relating to opera-
tions, in the Presidency, of the
Government of the United States
of America, or to the safety of the
United States naval or air bases or
establishments or any part thereof







No. of 1952. United States Bases
(Agreement).


or of any equipment or other
property of the Government of the
United States of America in the
Presidency;
(e) "state of war" means a state of
actual hostilities in which either the Gov-
ernment of the United Kingdom or the
Government of the United States of America
is engaged and which has not been formally
terminated, as by surrender;
(f) United States interest offence"
means an offence which (excluding the
general interest of the Government of the
Presidency in the maintenance of law and
order therein) is solely against the interest
of the Government of the United States of
America or against any person (not being a
British subject or local alien) or property
(not being property of a British subject or
local alien) present in the Presidency by
reason only of service or employment in
connexion with the construction, mainten-
ance, operation or defence of the Bases.

12. (1) United States service courts and
the United States Authorities may exercise
within the Presidency in relation to members of
the United States Forces, in matters concerning
discipline and internal administration, all such
powers as are conferred upon them by the law of
the United States of America and any Regula-
tions made thereunder.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of
section 11 of this Ordinance, nothing in the
foregoing subsection shall affect the jurisdiction
of any court of the Presidency to try a member
of the United States Forces for any act or omis-
sion constituting an offence against the law of
the Presidency or Colony:
Provided that-
(a) without the prior consent in writ-
ing of the Attorney General, no summons or
warrant in respect of any alleged offence


13 ANTIGUA.


Provisions
with respect
to discipline
and adminis-
tration of
United States
Forces.







ANTIGUA. 14 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
shall be issued by any Magistrate, Justice
of the Peace or court of the Presidency
against a member of the United States
Forces at the instance of any person other
than the Attorney General;
(b) it shall be lawful for the Attorney
General, by notice under his hand, to
require that any criminal proceedings insti-
tuted in a.court of the Presidency in respect
of an act or omission of a member of the
United States Forces shall be stayed until
the termination of any proceedings which
have been taken in respect of that act or
omission in exercise of the jurisdiction
referred to in subsection (1) of this section
and are pending in a United States service
court, and thereupon such proceedings shall
be stayed accordingly;
(c) whenever any proceedings in exer-
cise of the jurisdiction referred to in sub-
section (1) of this section in respect of any
act or omission of a member of the United
States Forces have terminated, it shall be
lawful for the Attorney General, by notice
under his hand, to require that any pending
criminal proceedings against such member
of the United States Forces before a court
of the Presidency in respect of that act or
omission be withdrawn and thereupon the
accused shall be discharged and no further
criminal proceedings in any court of the
Presidency in respect of that act or omission
shall be taken without the written consent
of the Attorney General;
(d) a court of the Presidency, in
awarding punishment in any criminal pro-
ceedings in respect of an act or omission of
a member of the United States Forces con-
stituting an offence against the law of the
Presidency or Colony, shall have regard to
any punishment in respect of such act or
omission which may have been imposed
by a United States service court exercising
jurisdiction referred to in subsection (1) of
this section.







No. of 1952. United States Bases 15 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
S(3) No proceedings in respect of pay, terms
of service or discharge of a member of the
United States Forces shall he entertained by any
court of the Presidency.
18. (1) In this section- Arrest of
offend rs and
"Commanding Officer means the officer service of
in charge of the United States Forces
in the Leased Area in question;
"process includes any process issued in
any civil or criminal proceedings for
securing the attendance of a witness
or the production of documents or
exhibits.
(2) Except as in this Ordinance otherwise
provided, no arrest shall be made, and no process
shall be served, in a Leased Area without permis-
sion granted by or on behalf of the Commanding
Officer.
(3) (a) If permission to effect service of pro-
cess in a Leased Area is refused, service of
process may be effected by any person author-
ised in that behalf by or on behalf of the
Commanding Officer, and it shall be assumed,
unless the contrary be proved, that any person
so effecting service was duly authorized.
(b) Duplicate copies of a process to be
,served in accordance with this subsection shall
be provided for the use of the Commanding
Officer.
(c) Without prejudice to any other
method of proving service, proof of service
effected in accordance with this subsection
may be made by affidavit of the person effect-
ing service sworn before an officer of the
United States Army not below the rank of
Captain or an officer of the United States
Navy not below the rank of Lieutenant
Junior Grade, and any such affidavit purport-
ing to be sworn before an officer of the
United states Army or Navy not below such
ranks as aforesaid shall be presumed to have
been iso sworn unless the contrary be proved.







United Slates Bases


(d) No stamp duty shall be payable on
any such affidavit.

S(e) Except as expressly provided in this
subsection, nothing in this subsection shall
make lawful any service of process or proof
thereof which does not comply with the law
for the time being in force.
(4) A request for service of process in accord-
ance with paragraph (2) of Article VI of the
Agreement shall be transmitted, together with
with copies in duplicate of the document to be
served, to the appropriate officer (as hereinafter
defined) and service of such document shall be
effected and proved in the manner requested. No
fee shall be payable in respect of any affidavit made
in proof of service effected under this subsection.
In this subsection, the expression the appropriate
officer means-
(a) where the person on whom the
document to be served is a member of Her
Majesty's naval, military or air forces, the
officer commanding Her Majesty's naval, mili-
tary or air forces, as the case may be, in the
Presidency;
(b) in any other case, the Commissioner
of Police.
Surrender of 14. (1) Any person whose surrender is
offenders to or *
by United requested under arrangements made in pursuance
States Author- of Article VIII of the Agreement may be arrested
ities, and surrendered in accordance with such arrange-
ments and shall be deemed to be in lawful custody
whilst detained-
(a) for the purpose of such surrender;
and
(b) without prejudice to any law relating
to release on bail, after such surrender until
the disposal of his case.
(2) Any document published in the Gazette
and purporting to set forth arrangements made as
aforesaid shall be presumed, unless the contrary be
shown to constitute such arrangements.


ANTIGUA. i6


No. of 1952.







NTo. of 1952. United States Bases 17 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

(3) Where an obligation arises under Article
VI of the Agreement to arrest and surrender any
person, surrender of that person shall, for the pur-
poses of this section, be deemed to have been
requested under the aforesaid arrangements.
15. (1) Where any person, not being a' Provisions
member of the United States Forces, commits any UitedStates
of the following offences, that is to say- courts.
(a) on being duly summoned, in accord-
ance with subsection (4) of section 13 of this
Ordinance as a witness before a court of the
United States of America sitting in the Presi-
dency and after payment or tender (except
where such person is a member of Her
Majesty's forces) of the reasonable expenses
of his attendance, fails without reasonable
excuse to attend or remain in attendance
until he is excused therefrom; or
(b) being in attendance as a witness-
(i) refuses to take an oath or make an
affirmation lawfully required (ac-
cording to the law of the United
States of America) by such court to
be taken or made; or
(ii) refuses to produce any document in
his power or control lawfully re-
quired (according to the law of the
United States of America) by such
court to be produced by him; or
(iii) refuses to answer any question to
which such court may lawfully re-
quire an answer according to the law
of the United States of America,
the president of such court, or the judge or other
person constituting such court, as the case may be,
may certify the offence under his hand to any
magistrate and the magistrate may thereupon
enquire into the alleged offence as though the
certification thereof were a complaint and such
witness shall be liable on summary conviction to
a fine not exceeding ninety-six dollars:






ANTIGUA. 18 United States Bsses 1No of 1952.
(Agreement),

Provided that a person shall not be punishable
for refusing to take an oath as aforesaid if he
objected to taking the oath either on the ground
that he had no religious belief or on the ground
that the taking of the oath was contrary to his
religious belief, or for refusing to answer any ques-
'tion or to produce any document as aforesaid
which he could not be required to answer or
produce in similar proceedings before a court of
the Presidency.
(2) Where a person, not being a member of
the United States Forces, when examined on oath
or affirmation before a court of the United States
of America sitting in the Presidency, wilfully gives
false evidence, he shall be liable to be convicted of
and punished for the offence of perjury by the
Supreme Court.
(3) Where a person, not being a member of
the United States Forces, is guilty of any contempt
towards a court of the United States of America
sitting in the Presidency by using insulting
or threatening language or by causing any inter-
ruption or disturbance in its proceedings, or by
printing observations or using words calculated to
influence the members of or witnesses before such
court, or to bring such court into disrepute, the
president of such court, or the judge or other per-
son constituting such court, as the case may be,
may certify the offence under his hand to the
Registrar of the Supreme Court, and a Judge of
the Supreme Court may thereupon enquire into
such alleged offence and, after hearing any witnesses
that may be produced against or on behalf of the
person so accused, and after hearing any statement
that may be offered in defence, punish or take
steps for the punishment of such person in like
manner as if he had been guilty of contempt of the
Supreme Court.
(4) In matters not dealt with in subsections
(1), (2) and (3) of this section, the members of
any court of the United States of America sitting
in the Presidency and persons taking part in any
proceedings in any such court shall enjoy the like







No. of 1952. United States Tases 19 ANTIatA
(Agreement).
immunities and privileges as are ernjoyed by like
courts of the Presidency and by persons taking
part in any proceedings in such courts.
(5) Where any sentence has been passed upon
any person by a court of the United States of
America sitting in the Presidency convened for the
purposes of any legal proceedings within the Presi-
dency, the court shall be deemed to be properly
constituted, and its proceedings shall be deemed
to have been regularly conducted, and the sentence
shall be seemed to be within the jurisdiction of the
court and in accordance with the law of the United
States of America, and, if executed according to the
tenor thereof, shall be deemed to h1 e been law-
fully executed, and any person who is detained in
custody'in pursuance of any such sentence or pend-
ing the determination by such a court as aforesaid
of the charge brought against him, shall for the
purposes of any such proceedings ,,s aforesaid be'
deemed to be in lawful custody.
For the purposes of any such proceedings as
aforesaid a certificate under the hand of the United
States Authorities to the effect that a person is
being detained for either of the causes aforesaid
shall be conclusive proof of the cause of his denten-
tion, and a certificate under the hand of such
Authorities that the person or persons specified in
the certificate constituted the court shall be conclu-
sive proof of that fact.

16. (1) A United States constable shall Powers of
have and may exercise- United States
constables.
(a) within a Leased Area. all the p. wers
and privileges of a police officer appointed
under the Police Act 1951; and 12/1951,
(b) within any such area, and elsewhere
in .the Presidency on a fresh pursuit from any
such area, power to arrest without warrant any
person who he has reasonable cause to believe
has committed an offence with regard to
which the United States has jurisdiction under
Article 1 V of the Agreement.







ANTIGUA. 20 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).

(2) A United States constable effecting an
arrest shall, where the person arrested is not
released forthwith and is not to be dealt with by a
court of the United States of America, deliver hini
him in custody, or cause him to be delivered in
custody by another United States constable, to a
police officer and thereupon the like consequences
shall ensue as if such person had been arrested by a
member of the Police Force.
(3) Where any person is under arrest in
accordance with this section, he shall be deemed
to be in lawful custody until his case is disposed of
or he is sooner released.
(4) Any person who, not being a United
States constable, unlawfully-
(a) puts on or assumes, either in whole
or in part-
(i) the dress, name or description of a
United States constable, or
(ii) any dress, name or description resem-
bling or intended to resemble that of
a United States constable; or
(b) in any way pretends to be a United
States constable in connection with the doing
of any act which such a constable is authorised
by this section to do,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding ninety six dollars
or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months.
(5) A certificate issued by the United States
Authorities to the effect that any person named
therein is a United States constable shall be
accepted for all purposes as conclusive proof of
that fact.
(6) In this section-
"United States constable" means any
member of the United States Police
Force;







No. of 1952. United States Bases 21 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

"United States Police Force means any
police force established by the Gov-
ernment of the United States of
America and authorised by that Gov-
ernment to exercise police powers in
a Leased Area.
17. (1) The Governor may make arrange- Imprisonment.
ments with the United States Authorities, for the
reception, detention and imprisonment in prisons of
the Presidency of persons sentenced to imprison-
ment (by whatever name called) by a court of the
United States of America in exercise of their juris-
diction under this Ordinance, for the treatment of
such persons while so detained or imprisoned, for
their release or their return to the United States
Authorities, and for the manner in which they are
to be dealt with in the event of their unsoundness
of mind, or other illness, while so detained or im-
prisoned. Such arrangements shall have the force
of law and, subject thereto, any law of the Colony
relating to such prisons and detention and imprison-
ment therein and release therefrom shall have effect
as if the sentence passed on any person detained or
imprisoned in pursuance of such arrangements
had been passed by a court of the Presidency.
(2) Any document published in the Gazette
and purporting to set forth arrangements made as
aforesaid shall be presumed, unless the contrary be
shown, to constitute such arrangements.

UNITED STATES COUNSEL.

18. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the eight of
contrary contained in the Supreme Court Act, in audgiae of
S1United States
any case in which a member of the United States Counsel.
Forces is a party to a civil or criminal proceeding 20/1939.
in any court in the Presidency by reason of some
alleged act or omission arising, or alleged to have
arisen, out of or in the course of his official duty,
an authorised United States counsel (as hereinafter
defined) shall, notwithstanding that he is not a
barrister or a solicitor of the Supreme Court, have
the right of audience and the right to do, in rela-







Unitca States Bases
(Agreement).


tion to the proceeding, all such
properly be done by a barrister
the Supreme Court.


No. of 1952.


things as might
or a solicitor of


(2) A certificate issued by the United States
Authorities to the effect that any person named
therein is an authorised United States counsel shall
be accepted for all purposes as conclusive proof of
that fact.
(3) In this section, the expression authorized
United States counsel" m?ans a United States
counsel auwhorised to practise before any of the
Federal or State Courts of the United States of
America who is in the service of the Government
of the United States of America and has been
appointed by the United States Authorities for the
purpose of exercising generally or specially the
rights conferred by this section.

SURVEYS.

19. (1) Whenever the United States Au-
thorities notify the Colonial Secretary or Adminis-
tiator of their wih to make any such topographic
or hydrographic anirvev as is contemplated by
Article X of the Agreement, it shall be lawful
for any member of the United States Forces or
any civilian employee thereof, or any other
persons designated for the purpose by agreement
between the Colonial Secretary or the Adminis-
trator and the United States Authorities, to enter
upon any land or other premises and to make
such survey accordingly, and to do all such things
as may be incidental to such survey, including the
cutting of sightways or traces and the placing or
erection of any beacon, post, stone or mark:
Provide :'t no such person shall enter on
land or premises uivate occupation for the pur-
pose of exercising '"ie powers conferred by this
section unless not le '.than twenty-four hours prior
notice in writing of thte intention to exercise such
powers has been given by or on behalf of the
Colonial Secretary or Administrator to the occupier
(if any) thereof.


ANTIGUA. 22


Power of
United States
Authorities to
make surveys.







No. of 1952. United States Bases 23
(Agreement).

(2) The notice in writing referred to in
subsection (1) of this section may be served
personally, or by letter addressed to the occupier of
the land or premises at his usual or last known
place of abode or business, or (if service in any such
manner is impracticable) by posting up or affixing.
the notice in some conspicuous place on the land
or premises.
(3) Any person who wilfully obstructs or
hinders in any way any other person exercising the
powers conferred by subsection (1)'of this section
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance
and liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding forty-eight dollars or in default of pay-
ment to imprisonment with hard labour for a term
not exceeding three months:
Provided that an occupier of any land or
premises or his servants or agents shall not be
guilty of an offence under this section in any case
where a person exercising the powers conferred by
this section does not upon demand produce an
instrument of authority given by or on behalf of
the United States Authorities.
(4) Compensation shall be payable from the
general revenue of the Presidency for any damage
resulting from the exercise, or the purported exer-
cise, of the powers conferred by this section, and
the amount of the compensation shall be as agreed
between the Superintendent of Public Works of
the Presidency and the claimant or in default of
such agreement may be adjudged (without limit of
amount) in an action brought by the claimant against
the Attorney general and any such action shall
be commenced by the filing of a claim as if the
Attorney General were a private person and any
sum adjudged to be paid by the Attorney General
in any such action shall be paid out of the general
revenues of the Presidency:
Provided that compensation under this sub-
section-
(a) shall not be payable for any damage
in respect of which which the claimant has


ANTIGUA.


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ANTIGUA. 24 United States Bases
(Agreement).


No. of 1952.


accepted or agreed to accept compensation
from the Government of the United States of
America or the United States Authorities; and
(b) shall not be awarded by the court
unless proceedings are commenced within
twelve months, or such extended period as
the court may in any special case allow,
after the date upon which the damage was
caused.
SHIPPING.


Shipping dues 20. United States public vessels operated
and pilotage. by the War or Navy Departments, by the Coast
Guards or by the Coast and Geodetic Survey,
bound to or departing from a Leased Area shall,
on entering or leaving a Leased Area or the
territorial waters in the vicinity thereof, not be
subject to tonnage and harbour dues or to
compulsory pilotage under any law for the time
being in force.
Application of 21. (1) The Passengers Ordinance, 1908,
the passengers the Porters Watermen and Boats Licensing
Ordinance, 1908,
(No. 11/1908), Ordinance, 1909, and the Harbour Launches
the Porters Ordinance, 1919, shall not apply in relation to-
Watermen and
Boats Licen-
sing Ordinance
1o90, (Oo.in (a) any vessel of any description owned
3/1909) and by the Government of the United States of
the Harbour
Launches America; and
Ordinance,
1919 (No. (b) the officers and crews of such vessels
31. while acting in the course of their duties as
such.
(2) No fee shall be payable for the licensing
or registration of any vessel of any description
while owned by a person who is ordinary
resident in the United States of America and
used by him exclusively for the performance of
any service or work for the United States of
America in connection with the construction,
maintenance, operation or defence of the Bases:
Provided that the licensing or registration
of any such vessel effected without payment of







No. ol 1952.


United States Bases
(Agreement).


25 ANTIGUA.


a licence fee under this subsection shall be valid
so long only as the circumstances justifying the
exception shall apply to such vessel.
(3) Where any licence or certificate of
registration is issued without fee by virtue of
subsection (2) of this section, the issuing officer
shall cause it to be endorsed to that effect.
VEHICLES.
22. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions
of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1946,
(a) no fee shall be payable in respect
of the registration of any motor vehicle or
trailer-


Registration
and licensing
of motor vehi-
cles and
drivers.
5/1946,


(i) while owned by the Government of
the United States of America; or
(ii) while owned by a person who is
ordinarily resident in the United
States of America and used by him
exclusively for the performance of
any service or work for the United
States of America in respect of the
construction, maintenance, opera-
tion or defence of the Bases; or
(iii) while kept and used solely within
the Leased Areas by any person
described in paragraph (1) of
Article XVII of the Agreement;
and no licences shall be necessary in respect of
any motor vehicle or trailer while so exempt
from registration fee:
Provided that registration of a vehicle
or trailer which has been effected without
payment of fee by virtue of this paragraph
shall be valid so long only as the circum-
stances justifying such exemption apply to
that vehicle or trailer;
(b) a motor vehicle or trailer while
owned by the Government of the United
States of America shall not require to.be
registered if-
(i) it carries identification marks,
assigned to it by the United States







ANTIGUA. 26 United States Bases 10o. of 1952.
(Agreement).
Authorities, of such size and nature
and affixed in such positions as the
United States Authorities may
generally or specially approve; and
(ii) such particulars as the licensing
authority may require of the motor
vehicle or trailer and of the iden-
tification marks so assigned have
been furnished by the United
States Authorities.
(2) If any motor vehicle or trailer which,
by virtue of subsection (1) of this section, has
not been required to be licensed shall, by reason
of a transfer of ownership or otherwise, be
required to be licensed, previous user thereof
which justified the exemption shall be excluded
for the purposes of the proviso to subsection (1)
5/1946. and subsection (3) of section 25 of the Vehicles
and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1946.
(3) If any motor vehicle or trailer which by
virtue of subsection (1) of this section is not
registered or not licensed, is used for an unautho-
rised purpose (as hereinafter defined), the person
in charge of the vehicle and any other person
using the vehicle or trailer for the unauthorised
purpose shall each be guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of forty eight dollars. In this subsection the
expression unauthorised purpose" means-
(a) in the case of a motor vehicle or
trailer referred to in paragraph (a) (i) of
subsection (1) of this section a purpose not
sanctioned by the United States Authorities;
(b) in the case of a motor vehicle or
trailer referred to in sub-paragraph (ii) of
the said paragraph, a purpose other than the
performance of any service or work in con-
nection with the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases.
(4) The use of any motor vehicle by the
United States Authorities for the carriage for







No. of 19b2. United States Bases 27 ANTIGUA.
(Agreiment).

reward of members of the United States Forces
or for the carriage for reward of persons employed
in connection with the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases, shall, if
sanctioned by the Governor in Council, be deemed
not to be an infringement or contravention of
any of the provisions of the Vehicles and Road
Traffic Ordinance, 1946. 5/1946.
(5) Notwithstanding any provision of any
Ordinance to the contrary referred to in this
section, a member of the United States Forces
shall not require a driving licence for the purpose
only of driving while on duty a motor vehicle
owned by the Government of the United States
of America.
23. Nothing in any provision of any law Construction
relating to the construction of motor vehicles or Ofehioe
trailers, shall, if sanctioned by the Governor in
Council, prevent or penalise the use upon roads
in the Island of Antigua by or on behalf of any
person present or employed in the said Island in
connection with tle construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases, or prevent the
registration or licensing, of any motor vehicle or
trailer owned by any such person or by the
Government of the United states of America
and certified by the United States Authorities to
be, or accepted by the Licensing Authority as
being, a standard or test type:
Provided that, if any such motor vehicle or
trailer shall cease to be owned either by any such
person or by the Government of the United States
of America, the registration and licensing thereof
shall, if it could not have been registered or
licensed but for. this section, be void.
24. Section 3 of the Motor Vehicles Motor Vehicles
Insurance (Third-Party Risks) Ordinance, 1950 :~ig"
shall not apply in relation to any motor
vehicle owned by the Government of the United
States of America while it is being used in the
service of that Government, and subsection (3) of
section S of the Vehicles and Road Traffic
Ordinance, 1946, shall have effect accordingly. 5/S94e.







ANTIGUA. 28 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).

Exemption of 25. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of
vehicles from the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance, 1946-
taxes. duties,
etc.
511946. (a) no duties shall be payable in respect
of any vehicle (as defined in the said Ordi-
nance)-
(i) while owned by the Government of
the United States of America; or
(ii) while owned by a person who is
ordinarily resident in the United
States of America and used by him
exclusively for the performance of
any service or work for the United
States of America in respect of the
construction, maintenance, opera-
tion or defence of the Bases:
Provided that a licence issued in re-
spect of any vehicle without payment of
duties by virtue of this paragraph shall be
valid so long only as the circumstances
justifying such exemption shall apply to
that vehicle;
(b) any such vehicle while owned by
the Government of the United States of
America shall not be required to be licensed
if-

(i) it carries identification marks
assigned to it by the United States
Authorities of such size and nature
and affixed in such positions as the
United States Authorities may
generally or specially approve; and
(ii) all particulars of the vehicle and of
the identification marks so assigned
'which the Commissioner of Police
may require have been furnished
by the United States Authorities;
(c) no such vehicle shall be required to
comply with the provisions of the said
Ordinance while it is kept and used solely







No. of 1952.


United States Bases
(Agreement).


29 ANTIGUA.


within the Leased Areas by a person
described in paragniph (1) of Article XVII
of the Agreement.

(2) If any such vehicle which, by virtue of
the preceding subsection, has been licensed
without payment of duties or has not been
required to be licensed shall, by reason of a
transfer of ownership or otherwise, require to be
licensed, previous user thereof which justified
the exemption shall be excluded for the pur-
poses of the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordi-
nance, 1946.
IMMIGRATION.


5s1946.


26. (1) Nothing in any law for the time Application of
being in force shall operate or apply so as to the immigra-
prevent the admission into the Island of Antigua,
for the purposes of the Agreement, of any person
shown to the satisfaction of the Harbour. Master
or the Immigration Officer to be a member of
the United States Forces posted to a Leased
Area or a person (not being a national of a Power
at war with Her Majesty the Queen) employed
by, or under a contract with, the Government
of the United States of America in connection
with the construction, maintenance, operation or
defence of the Bases.
(2) If the status of any person who has
been admitted into the Island of Antigua by
virtue of subsection (1) of this section shall be
changed so that, if he sought admission therein
at the time of such change of status, he would
have been a prohibited immigrant for the
purposes of the Immigration and Passport Act, 7/1945.
1945, such person shall thereupon be deemed to
be a prohibited immigrant and may be dealt
with accordingly.


CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.
27. (1) Notwithstanding anything con-
tained in the Customs Duties Ordinance, 1927, or
in any other law for the time being in force where-
by customs duties (which expression includes any
taxes, duties or imposts on the importation of
articles into the Presidency) are imposed-


Customs
duties.
11/1927.







ANTIGUA. 30 United States Bases No. of 1952'
(Agreement).

(a) material, equipment, supplies or
goods for use in the construction, mainten-
ance, operation or defence of the Bases, con-
consigned to, or destined for, the United
States Authorities or a contractor; and
(b) goods for use or consumption aboard
United States public vessels of the Army,
Navy, Coast Guard or Coast and Geodetic
Surveys; and
(c) goods consigned to the United States
Authorities for the use of institutions under
the control of the Government of the United
States of America known as Post Exchanges,
Ships' Service Stores, Commissary Stores or
Service Clubs, or for sale threat to United
States employees or members of their families
resident with them and not engaged in any
business or occupation in the Island of
Antigua or such other persons as may, in
pursuance of agreement between the Gover-
nor and the United States Authorities, be
specified in regulations made under this Ordi-
nance; and
(d) goods belonging to-
(i) United States employees or members
Sof their families resident with them
and not engaged in any business or
occupation in the Island of Antigua;
or
(ii) contractors and their employees being
nationals of the United States of
America employed in the construc-
tion, maintenance or operation of
the Bases and present in the Island
aforesaid by reason only of such
employment,
being their personal belongings and household
effects (which expression is hereby declared
not to include consumable goods and to in-
clude only goods owned by such persons at
the time of their first arrival in the Island
aforesaid in the capacity in question, whether
imported at that time or otherwise); and






No. of 1952. United States Bases 31 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

(e) goods, other than goods to which the
provisions of paragraph (d) of this subsection
apply, which, on importation into the Island
aforesaid, are delivered to the Central Agency
established as hereinafter provided, and which
the Central Agency (or the United States
Authorities) are satisfied-
(i) belong to or are presents intended
for United States employees, or
members of their families resident
with them and not engaged in any
business or occupation in the Island
aforesaid; and
(ii) are for the personal use of the person
for whom, as owner or donee, they
are imported; and
(f) goods imported through a United
States Post Office established in accordance
with section 33 of this Ordinance or otherwise
imported by sea or air directly into a Leased
Area, being articles (in any such case) as to
which the United States Authorities are satis-
fied of the matters specified in paragraph (e)
of this-subsection; and
(g) consumable goods, sports equipment
and clothes owned by the Government of the
United States of America and consigned to or
destined for the United States Authorities,
being goods which are solely for the use
(whether on payment or otherwise) of United
States employees, but are not for sale at
a profit; and
(h) consumable goods, sports equip-
ment and cl,,thes owned by, and consigned
to or destined for, a contractor, being goods
which are solely for the use (whether on
payment or otherwise) of nationals of the
United States of America employed by him
in the construction, maintenance or opera-
tion of the Bases, but are not for sale at a
profit;
shall be admitted free of customs duty whether
or not such material, equipment, supplies or
goods pass through any other part of the Island
aforesaid en route to a Leased Area.







ANTIGUA. 32 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in
any law for the time being in force whereby
export duties (which expression includes any
taxes, duties or imposts on the exportation of
articles from the Presidency) are imposed, no
export duties shall be payable on material,
equipment, supplies, goods, personal belongings
or household effects, admitted free of customs
duty under the preceding subsection in the event
of reshipment from the Presidency, whether 6r
not they pass through any other part of the
Presidency en route, from a Leased Area.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1) there
shall be established a Central Agency, the con-
stitution of which shall be agreed from time to
time between the Governor and the United
States Authorities. Production.of a copy of the
Gazette purporting to notify the constitution of
the Cehtral Agency shall be sufficient evidence
of such constitution. The Central Agency may
determine its own practice and procedure and
may delegate its powers generally or specially
and either absolutely or conditionally to any
member or members of the Central Agency.
A certificate purporting to record a decision of
the Central Agency and to be signed on its
behalf shall be sufficient evidence of such
decision.
(4) In this section-
"consumable goods'' means food, liquor,
beverages, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco
and other consumable goods;
"United States employee means a person
who is a member of the United States
Forces or a civilian employee of the
United States of America being a
national of the United States of
America and employed in connection
with tlhe Bases.
Excise Duties. 28. (1) Notwithstanding anything con-
3/192. trained in the Rum Duty Act, 1892 and in the
Tobacco Duty Ordinance, 1939, or in any law
for the time being in force whereby excise duties
(which expression includes any taxes, duties or
6







No. of 1952. United States Bases 33 A NTIGA.
(Agreement).

imposts in the nature of excise duties) are
imposed, any goods described in subsection (1)
of section z7 shall, in the relative circumstances
described in that subsection, be free of excise
duties.
(2) Where excise duties have been paid on
any goods which would have been free of excise
duties under this section if they had been goods
described in subsection (1) of section 27 of this
Ordinance at the time of payment, then, upon
production of a certificate from the United
States Authorities that such goods have been
purchased by the Government of the United
States, the Treasurer may, if such goods were
purchased in wholesale quantities and the excise
duties thereon are readily ascertainable, grant
a drawback of any such excise duties -paid
thereon.
29. (1) Any person who- Offences.
(a) not being a person entitled to pur-
chase goods in accordance with paragraph
(c), (g) or (h), as the case may be, of sub-
section (1) of section 27 of this Ordinance,
purchases goods which, by virtue of any of
those paragraphs, have been imported free
of customs duty or in respect of which, by
virtue of such paragraphs and of section 28
of this Ordinance, excise duty has been
remitted or refunded or falls to be refunded;
or
(b) purchases any other goods imported
into the Presidency free of customs duty by
virtue of section 27 of this Ordinance or
any other goods on which, by virtue of
sections 27 and 28 of this Ordinance, excise
duty has been remitted or refunded or falls
to be refunded.
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable-
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine
of five times the value of the
goods so purchased or one thousand
two hundred dollars whichever
shall be the greater, or to imprison-






ANTIGUA. 34 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
ment for six months, or to both
such fine and imprisonment; or

(ii) on conviction on indictment, to
a fine of five times the value of
the goods so purchased or four
thousand eight hundred dollars
whichever shall be the greater, or
to imprisonment for three years,
or to both such fine and imprison-
ment:
Provided that it shall be a defence to a
charge under this section for the accused to
prove that he did not know and had no reason to
believe that the goods so purchased were
imported free of customs duty, or were goods on
which excise duty had been remitted or refunded
or fell to be refunded, as aforesaid.
(2) For the purposes of this section-
(a) the value of any goods shall be the
rate or price at which goods of the like kind
upon which all duties have been paid were
sold at or about the time of the offence,- or
.according to the rate or price at which
goods of the like kind were sold in bond at
or about the time of the offence, with all
duties due thereon added to such rate or
price in bond. A certificate in writing
signed by or on behalf of the Treasurer
shall be prima facie evidence of the value of
the goods;
(b) every acquisition for value shall be
deemed to be a purchase.
(3) In any prosecution for an offence against
this section-
(a) if evidence is given by the prosecu-
tion of facts which create -a reasonable
suspicion that the goods which are the
subject of the prosecution are goods which
were imported free of customs duty by
virtue of section 27 or goods in respect of






No. of 1952. United States Bases 35 ANTIGUA
(Agreement).
which excise duty was remitted or refunded
or fell to be refunded by virtue of sections
27 and 28, as the case may be, it shall be
assumed, unless the contrary be proved,
that such good's were so imported;

(6) it shall be assumed, unless the
contrary be proved, that goods proved to
have been in the possession of any person
were acquired by him for valuable considera-
tion.

(4) It shall be lawful for the'Treasurer to
'accept payment, by any person who admits that
he has committed an offence against this section
in relation to any goods, of a penalty not greater
than the maximum fine or less than the mini-
mum fine which could have been imposed on a
conviction for such offence. Acceptance of
payment in any such case shall be a bar to any
criminal proceedings for the offence.
(5) All goods in respect of which an offence
against this section has been committed shall be
forfeited and shall be disposed of in such manner
as the Governor in Council may direct.
(6) Sections 44, 45 and 62 of the Trade and 8/190
Revenue Ordinance, 1900, shall apply in regard
to goods reasonably suspected to have been the
subject of an offence against this section as
though they were prohibited or uncustomed
goods and it is hereby declared that on all
*occasions on which the Treasurer shall come
upon any goods reasonably suspected to have
been the subject of an offence against this section.
it shall be lawful for the Treasurer to seize
such goods together with any documents or
exhibits which may go to prove the commission
of the offence.
(7) The provisions of the said Ordinance
shall apply in relation to seizures and forfeitures
under this section as though they were seizures
or forfeitures under that Ordinance, and any
court before which any person is convicted of an







ANTIGUA. 36


United States Bases
(Agreement).


No. ot 1952.


offence against this section, or the Treasurer,
may condemn any forfeiture arising out of the
offence committed.

(8) Notwithstanding the previous provisions
of this section,' the purchase of any goods shall
not be an offence if-
(a) it is made with the written permis-
sion of the Treasurer; and
(b) all terms and conditions as to pay-
ment of duty or otherwise which the
Treasurer may impose in granting such
permission are duly fulfilled
PROHIBITED ARTICLES.

30. (1) Where in the Smuggling Act,
1895, or in any other law the importation of any
article or thing is prohibited either absolutely or
conditionally then notwithstanding anything
contained in that Act or in any such law, any
such article or thing may be imported in accord-
ance with any arrangements made between the
United States Authorities and the Colonial
Secretary or the Administrator.

(2) A document purporting to set forth the
terms of any arrangements made under subsection
(1) of this section and to be certified by the
Colonial Secretary or the Administrator shall be
received in evidence and shall be prima facie
proof of the terms of any such arrangements.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS TO POST EXCHANGES, ETC.

31. Nothing in any law for the time being
in force relating to the prohibition, restriction, or
regulation of the sale of any article shall apply in
respect of any such sale in a Leased Area as is
contemplated by subsection (1) of section 27 of
this Ordinance.
COMMUNICATIONS.
32. (1) The Telecommunications Act,
1949, shall not apply to any telecommunications
apparatus installed by the United States of America
in aLeased Area and used solely for military
purposes.


Importation
of prohibited
articles.
4/1895.


Application of
laws to PoAt
Exchanges,
eto.




Application of
the Telecom-
munications
Aft 1949
(13/1949).







No. of 1952. United States Bases 37 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

(2) No licence shall be required under the said
Act in respect of any telecommunications receiving
set when installed or used in the Leased Areas
solely by persons described in paragraph (1) of
Article XVII of the Agreement.
88. Nothing in the Post Office Act shall Application of
prevent the establishment and use of Post Offices Ahrcto Ofce
by the United States of America in accordance with Cap. 123.
Article XVI of the Agreement.
TAXATION.
84. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the Provisions a
contrary contained in the income tax laws- to income tax.
(a) no member of the United States
Forces or national of the United States of
America, serving or employed in the Presi-
dency in connection with the construction,
maintenance, operation or defence of the Bases,
and residing in the Presidency by reason only
of such service or employment, or his wife or
minor children, shall be liable to pay income
tax except in respect of income derived from
the Presidency;
(b) no person ordinarily resident in the
United States of America shall be liable to
pay income tax in respect of any profits
derived under a contract made in the United
States of America with the Government of the
United States of America in connection with
the construction, maintenance, operation or
defence of the Bases;
(c) no income tax shall be payable in
respect of the income of any such institution
as is described in paragraph (c) of subsection
(1) of section 27 of this Ordinance.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section
53 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 1945- 7/1946.
(a) in the case of any person not liable to
pay income tax by virtue of subsection (1) of
this section, no return as contemplated in the
said section shall be required or furnished;







A SrTGUA. 38 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).

(b) in the case of any person liable to
pay income tax, a certificate of the United
States Authorities setting out the amount of
income received by such person in the year
ending the 31st December preceding from the
Government of the United States of America
or in respect of any employment within the
Leased Areas shall be accepted in place of the
return contemplated in the said section.
(3) In this section-
"income tax" means income tax leviable
94.6. under the Income Tax Ordinance, 1945,
and any similar tax, duty or impost on
income;
income tax laws means any laws from time
to time in force under which income tax
is leviable.
Provisions as 35. (1) No stamp duty shall be payable
tio stam under the Stamp Act on any instrument drawn,
Cap. 135. made or executed-
(a) by or on behalf of the Government
of the United States of America, solely in
connection with the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases; or
(b) by a person ordinarily resident in the
United States of America, solely in respect of
any service or work for the United States of
America in connection with the construction,
maintenance, operation or defence of the Bases,
where, by reason of any law in force, or custom
prevailing in the Presidency, or by reason of any
agreement made by the Government of the United
States of America, whether in the Presidency or
elsewhere, such stamp duty would be a charge on
the Government of the United States of America.
(2) All cheques drawn by such persons upon
such accounts as the Governor in Council may
from time to time by order specify shall, subject to
any general or special directions given by the
Governor in Council, be deemed tobe instruments
to which subsection (1) of this section applies.







No. of 1952. United ~States Bases 39 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

36. No stamp duty shall be payable under Death duties
the Stamp Act upon property, passing on the Cap. 136.
death of any person described in paragraph (1) of
Article XVII of the Agreement, which is inside a
Leased Area or situated outside the Presidency.
37. No tax under the Land Tax Ordinance, Land Tax
1947 shall be leviable or payable in respect of the 1/197.
Leased Area.
PROFESSIONS.
38. Nothing in any law shall prevent any Provisions as
person employed by the Government of the United to P'ofessionx
States of America-
(a) from rendering professional services-
(i) only for that Government in a Leased
Area; or
(ii) in the course of such employment to
any person mentioned in Article
XIV (1) (c) of the Agreement; or
(iii) to or for any person or class of
persons with the approval of, and
subject to any conditions which may
be specified by, the Colonial Secre-
tary or the Administrator; or
(b) from taking or using any title or
designation which under the law of the United
States for the time being in force, he is entitled
to take or use:

Provided that no such first mentioned person
shall hold himself out as enrolled or registered
under any such law unless he is in fact so enrolled
or registered:
Provided further that nothing in this section
shall be construed as extending the right of audi-
ence in the Courts conferred by section 18 of this
Ordinance.
39. (1) References in any law to registered Special provi-
medical practitioners shall be construed as including nedic to
a reference to any person rendering services as a practitioners.
medical practitioner or surgeon in accordance with
section 38 of this Ordinance:







ANTIGUA. 40 Unitct States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
Provided that nothing in this section shall be
taken to imply that any such person is registered
31/1937. under the provisions of the Medical Act, 1937,
unless he is actually so registered.

(2) Any certificate issued by any such person
shall have the like force and effect for the purposes
of the Marriages, Births and Deaths Registration
15/1870. Act, 1870, and for all other purposes as if it had
been issued by a registered medical practitioner.

LICENCES.

Exemption 40. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of
from fees on any law to the contrary, if it is shown to the satis-
faction of any officer or authority authorised to
issue a licence under any law that any person
ordinarily resident in the United States of America
requires a licence to enable him to perform any
service or work for the United States of America
in connection with the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases, such officer or
authority shall issue a licence to that person free of
charge;. but such person shall not thereby be
authorised to do or omit any thing except in rela-
tion to such service or work as aforesaid.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of any
law to the contrary, where it is shown to the satis-
faction of any officer or authority authorized to
issue a licence under any law, that any person
described in Article XVII of the Agreement
requires a licence to own or use any property,
such officer or authority may issue under that law
a licence to that person to own or use such proper-
ty solely within a Leased Area, and if any such
licence is issued, it shall be issued free of charge
and such person shall not thereby be authorised to
own or use such property outside the Leased Area.

(3) An officer or authority issuing a licence
free of charge by virtue of this section shall cause
an endorsement to be made thereon setting out the
limitation to which the authority granted by the
licence is subject.







No. of 1952. United States Bases 41 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
DEATHS AND BURIALS.
41. (1) The provisions of the Marriages, Provisions
Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1870, and all selatig to
other laws relating to the registration of deaths members of
and certificates of the cause of deaths shall* not theuntes.
apply in any case where ,the deceased person was 15/1870.
a, member of the United States Forces.
(2) Whenever it shall appear to the Registrar-
General that it is intended to dispose of the body
of a member of the United States Forces elsewhere
than in a burial ground, or part of a burial ground,
reserved solely for the use of the United States
Authorities, the Registrar-General shall give upon
application by the person procuring the disposal
a certificate that the death of that person does not
require to be registered. A person to whom such
certificate is issued shall transmit it to the person
effecting the disposal and if he shall fail so to do
he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of ten dollars. If any person shall dispose, or
assist in disposing, of the body of a member of the
United States Forces in any such burial ground, or
part of a burial ground, as aforesaid without such
certificate having been issued, he shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine of forty-eight dollars.
(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary 11/1949.
in the Coroners Act, 1949-
(a) if a Coroner having jurisdiction to
hold an inquest touching a death is satisfied
that the deceased person was at the time of
his death a member of the United States
Forces, then, unless the Governor directs that
the inquest shall be held or has directed
generally that inquests in that class of case
shall be held, the Coroner shall not hold the
inquest, or, if the inquest has been begun but not
completed, shall adjourn the inquest and if
a.jury has been summoned, discharge the
jury;
(b) if, on an inquest touching the death
of any person, the Coroner is satisfied before
the inquest is completed that a member of







ANTIGUA. 42 United States Bases N0o. of 1952.
( agreement)

the United States Forces has been charged
before a court of the United States of
America with any offence involving responsi-
bility for the deati of the deceased person,
or is being detained by the United States
Authorities with a view to his being so charged,
then, unless the Governor otherwise directs,
the Coroner shall adjourn the inquest and,
in the case of an inquest into the death of
a person other than a member of the United
States Forces, shall furnish the Registrar of
Births and Deaths of the district with a certifi-
cate stating the particulars necessary for the
registration of the death so far as they have
been ascertained at the inquest;

(c) where an inquest is adjourned under
this subsection, the Coroner shall not resume
it except on the direction of the Governor and,
if he does resume it, shall proceed in all
respects as if the inquest had not previously
been begun, except that it shall not be obliga-
tory on the Coroner to furnish such Registrar
of Births and Deaths with any further certifi-
cate;
(d) members of the United States Forces,
and civilian employees of the United States of
America being nationals of the United States
of America employed in connection with the
Bases, and members of their families resident
with them shall not be required to give the
notice of the death of a member of the United
States Forces contemplated by section 5 of
the Act;

(e) any Minister or other person who
knowingly buries or allows to be buried, in
a burial ground, or part of a burial ground,
reserved solely for the use of the United
States Authorities, the body of a member of
the United States Forces who dies under
circumstances calling for the interposition of
the Coroner, shall not be guilty of an offence
against section 38 of the Act by reason of his







No. of 1952. United State, Bases 43 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).
failure to produce at or before the time of the
funeral a warrant as is provided for in that
section ;

(f) the body of a member of the United
States Forces maybe moved by the United
States Authorities at any time and it shall be
the duty of any person or authority having
custody of any such body forthwith to inform
the United States Authorities and, upon their
request, to surrender the body to them;

(q) no post mortem or anatomical exami-
nation of the body of a member of the United
States Forces shall be performed by any
person not authorised in that behalf by the
United States Authorities except in any case
or class of case in which the Governor may
otherwise direct.
(4) For the purposes of this section-
(a) all persons who are by the law of the
United States of America for the time being
subject to the military or naval law of that
country shall be deemed to be members of the
United States Forces:
Provided that no civilian employed
in connection with the said Forces shall
he deemed to be a member -thereof unless
he entered into his engagement outside
the Colony and not within any other part
of Her Majesty's dominions, any British
Protectorate or protected state or any
territory administered by the Government
of any part of Her Majesty's dominions
under the trusteeship system of the
United Nations.
(b) a certificate issued by or on behalf of
the United States Authorities stating that a
person of the name and description specified
in the certificate was, at a time so specified,
subject to the military or naval law of the
United States of America, shall be conclusive
evidence of that fact.







ANTIGUA. 44


No. of 1952.


United States Bases
(Agreement),

(5) In this dection-
Registrar-General"
ing as in the Marriages,
Registration Act, 1870;


United States burial ground" means
a burial ground in a Leased Area or a burial
ground or part of a burial ground outside the
Leased Areas reserved solely for the use of
the United States of America.

APPLICATION OF VARIOUS ACTS AND ORDINANCES.

42. (1) Nothing in the Dangerous Drugs
Act, 1937, shall apply to any drugs owned by and
under the effective control of the United States
of America.


(2) Where a person is charged with an offence
under the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1937, the burden
of proving that at the time of the alleged offence
the drugs concerned were owned by and under the
effective control of the United States of America
shall be on the person so charged.

(3) A certificate given by the United States
Authorities that at the time of the alleged offence
such drugs were owned by and under the effective
control of the United States of America shall be
prima facie proof of that fact.


43. Nothing in the Medical Act, 1937,'shall
apply to the sale, exposure for sale, dispensing or
compounding of any medicine, drug, poison or
patent or proprietary medicine within the Leased
Areas by or on behalf of the Government of the
United States of America.

44. (1) For the purposes of the Workmen's
Compensation Act, 1937, no person who is employed
by the United States of America or who is a
national of the United States of America employed
in the construction, maintenance, operation or
defence of the Bases, shall be deemed to be
a workman.


has the same mean-
Births and Deaths


16/1870.


Application of
Dangerous
Drugs
Act, 1937.
23/1937.


Drugs, poisons
etc.
31/1937.




Workmen's
Compensation
Act, 1937.
1111937.







No. of 1952. United States Bases 45 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

(2) Nothwithstanding the provision of section
16 of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1967, no
person employed in the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases shall be deemed
to be a workman for the purposes of that Act
during any period if he has elected in writing to
be regarded as eligible in respect of that period for
compensation under the corresponding law of the
United States of America.
(3) Election under the preceding subsection
shall not have effect for any period longer than
twelve months but may be renewed from time
to time.
(4) Where, before the commencement of this
Ordinance, any person, other than a person
mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, has
been injured or killed in the course of employment
in the construction, maintenance, operation or
defence of the Bases, he shall be deemed to have
elected as provided in subsection (2) of this
section if, before such commencement, compensation
under the aforesaid law of the United States of
America has been claimed or accepted in respect of
his injury or death.
(5) Where any person who shall have
received and shall not have repaid compensation
under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1937,
in respect of injury received or death caused in
the course of employment in the construction,
-maintenance, operation or defence of the Bases
shall also have received and shall not have
repaid compensation under the corresponding
law of the United States in respect of the same
injury or death, such last mentioned compensa-
tion shall be a debt due from that person to the
person by whom it was paid and may be
recovered accordingly.
(6) Where any person is by virtue of, sub-
section (1) of this section not a workman for the
purposes of the Workmen's Comnensation Act,
1937, no compensation or damages shall be
payable by his employer to him or to any other
person under any other enactment or at Common







ANTIOGUA. 46 United States Bases No. .of 1952
(Agreement).
Law in respect of his injury or death. The
provisions of this subsection shall likewise apply
to any person who by virtue of subsection (2) of
this section is not such a workman if compensa-
tion in respect of his injury or death is payable
under the said law of the United States of
America.

Entertain- 45. The provisions of the Entertainments
Ordtitnce Duty Ordinance, 1948, and section 17 of the
14/1948 Small Charges Act, shall not apply to any place
Cap. 67. of entertainment, performance, dances or other
amusements in a Leased Area; and the Governor
may exempt any place of entertainment, per-
formance, dances or other amusements outside
the Leased Areas, under the control of the
organisation known as the United Services
Organisation, from any of the said provisions
subject to such conditions, if any, as he may
specify.

Roads. 46. (1) Such portions of any public road
as are within an area-
(a) which is a Leased Area at the
commencement of this Ordinancd; or
(b) which becomes a Leased Area after
such commencement,
shall cease to be a public road upon such com-
mencement or upon such area becoming a Leased
Area, as the case may be.
22/1871. (2) The powers conferred and the duties
10/1918. imposed on the Surveyor by the Public Works
and Road Act, 1871, and the Roads Ordinance,
1918, shall not be exercised or performed in
relation to lands in any Leased Area.

'Bush Fires. 47. Nothing in the Bush Fires Ordinance,
5/1901. 1901, shall apply in relation to anything done in
a Leased Area by the United States of America
in exercise of any rights powers and authorities
conferred by the Agreement.






No. of 1952.


United States Bases
(Agreement).


47 ANTTGrA.


48. Nothing in the Dogs Act, 1896, shall Dogs.
apply to any dog kept solely in a Leased Area 10/1896.
by a person described in paragraph (1) of
Article XVII of the Agreement or to any dog
owned by the Government of the United States
of America.

49. The Explosives Ordinance, 1949, Explosives.
shall not apply in relation to- 10/1949.

(a) any explosives while in a Leased
Area; or
(b) the importation, exportation, load-
ing, unloading, landing, removal, conveyance
or possession, in accordance with arrange-
ments made by agree m'ent between the
United States Authorites and the Colonial
Secretary, or the Administrator of explosives
required for the construction, maintenance,
operation or defence of the Bases or for the
United States Forces.


50. Nothing in the Arms and Ammunition
Ordinance, 1920, shall apply in relation to-

(a) the importation or transportation of
arms and ammunition by or on behalf of the
United States of America, or

(6) the use, carriage, custody or posses-
sion of arms and ammunition by a member
of the United States Forces in the exercise of
his duties as such, if duly authorised by the
United States Authorities.

51. Nothing in the Petroleumn Ordinance,
1949, or in the Explosives Ordinance, 1949 shall
apply to the importation, landing, transport or
storage of any petroleum or explosives owned by
the Government of the United States of America
where such petroleum or explosive is imported
directly into, landed directly on to, or transported
or stored in, Leased Areas in exercise of any rights,
power or authority conferred by the Agreement.


Arms and
Ammunition.
10/1920.


Petroleum and
Explosives.
5/1949.
10/1949.







ANTIGUA. 48 United States Bases No. of 1952.
(Agreement).
Textiles. 52. Nothing in the Textiles Quota Ordi-
13/1934. nance, 1934, shall be construed as applying to any
goods which by virtue of section 27 of this
Ordinance are entitled to be admitted free of
11/1927. import duties under the Customs Ordinance, 1927.

FORCES OUTSIDE LEASED AREAS.

United States 58. If the United States Forces shall be
F6rcesoutside stationed or operating outside the Leased Areas
Leased Areas.
under any agreement with the Government of the
United Kingdom or the Government of the
Presidency, the following p-ovisions shall have
effect with respect to the Forces so stationed or
operating:-

(a) for the purposes of section 11 of this
Ordinance, if any member of such Forces
commits an offence in a place at which it is
agreed that they should be stationed or opera-
;ing (in this section referred to as "an agreed
place "), such offence shall be deemed to have
been committed in a Leased Area;

(b) for the purposes of sections 13 and
14, any member of such Forces in an agreed
place shall be deemed to be within a Leased
Area;

(c) for the purposes of section 26, any
member of such Forces shall be deemed to be
posted to a Leased Area;

(d) for the purposes of sections 16, 27,
28, 36, 38 and 45, an agreed place shall be
deemed to be a Leased Area;

(e) for the purposes of section 31, a sale
in an agreed place shall be deemed to be a
sale in a Leased Area;

(f) for the purposes of sections 32, 49
and 51 any telecommunications apparatus or
any petroleum or explosive, as the case may
be, which is in an agreed place shall be
deemed to be in a Leased Area;







No. of 1952. United States Bases 49 ANTIGUA.
(Agreement).

(g) any property owned or used by a
member of the United States Forces solely
in an agreed place shall be deemed to be
owned or used, as the case may be, in a
Leased Area for the .purposes of any provi-
sions of this Ordinance which exempt persons
mentioned in Article XVII (1) of the
Agreement from liability to pay taxes or fees
in respect of ownership or use of property in
Leased Areas, so far as those provisions relate
to such liability.


President

Passed the Legislative Council this day
of 19


Clerk of the Council.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


This Bill contains provisions to give legal
effect in the Presidency to the Leased Bases
Agreement which Government is under an obliga-
tion to implement in accordance with the under-
taking given in Article XXIX of the Agreement.
Other provisions relate to matters not specifically
included in the Agreement, some of them being
the outcome of prolonged negotiations between, on
the one hand, Her Majesty's Government in the
United Kingdom in consultation with the Govern-
ments of the Territories concerned, and, on the
other hand, the Government of the United States
of America.
C. A. KELSICK,
Crown Attorney.

ANTIGUA.
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by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1952


- -6.52.


Price 51 cents.








No. 5 of 1952. Antigua Constitution and Elections ANTIGUA.
(Amendment).

[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNEF
Governor.
12th June, 195







ANTIGUA.

No. 5 of 1952.

An Ordinance to amend the Antigua Constitution
and Elections Ordinance, 1951.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Antigua Constitution and Elections (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1952, and shall be read and construed
as one with the Antigua Constitution and Elections
Ordinance, 1951 (hereinafter called the Principal 10io/9i.
Ordinance).


2. Section 4 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the substitution of the word
"official" for the word "ex-officio appearing
therein.
3. Section 5 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby repealed and replaced by the following:-

5. (1) The official members of the
Council shall be such persons holding office
in the public service as may be appointed by
office or by name by the Governor by Instru-
ment under the Public Seal of the Presidency.
(2) The Governor shall forthwith report
to Her Majesty through a Secretary of State
52 ;72 ^every appointment made under this section."

- 48 7-L


Amendment of
section 4 of the
Principal
Ordinance.

Section 5 of
the Principal
Ordinance re-
pealed and
replaced.
Official Mem-
bers.








ANTIGUA. 2 Antigua Conatitution and Elections No. 5 of 1952.
(Amendment).

Section 8 of 4. Section 8 of the Principal Ordinance is
the Principal, hereby repealed and replaced by the following:-
Ordinance re-
pealed and
replaced.
"Precedence 8. After the Administrator, the official
members. members of the Council shall take precedence
as Her Majesty may specially assign, and in
default thereof-


Amendment of
section 16 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


Amendment
of section 20 of
the Principal
Ordinance.


Firstly, the official members according to
the priority of the Instruments appoint-
ing them to be members or, if appointed
by the same Instrument, according to the
order in which they are named therein;

Secondly, persons temporarily appointed
under section 16 of this Ordinance to
fill vacancies in the number of persons
sitting in the Council as official members
in such order as the Governor may
assign."

5. Section 16 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the substitution of the word
" official for the word ex-oicio wherever
that word appears therein.

6. Section 20 of the Principal Ordinance is
hereby amended by the substitution of the word
" official for the word ex-oficio" appearing
therein.

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


Passed the
of June, 1952.


Legislative Council this 4th day


G. A. THIBOU,
Clerk of the Council.




ANTIGUA.
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by E. M. BLAOKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1952.


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[Prioe 4 cmntsa.









LEEWARD ISLA Fu
GENERAL GOVERN .


STATUTORY RULES AND O D RS.
1952, No. 14.


THE BRITISH NATIONALITY (FEES) (AMENDMENT) ORDER,
1952, IATED JUNE 11, 1952, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR
IN COUNCIL UNIER SECTION 4 OF THE BRITISH NATION-
ALITY (FEES, OFFENCES AND PENALTIES) ACT, 1949
(No. 5/1949).

1. Citation. This Order may be cited as the British
Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order, 1952.

2. Substitution of First Schedule. For the
First Schedule to the British Nationality (Fees, Offences and
Penalties) Act, 1949 there shall be substituted the First
Schedule set out hereunder:-

"FIRST SCHEDULE.
Table of Fees.

Matter in which fee may be taken. Amount of fee.
$

Registration of a woman who is a British protected
person or an alien as a citizen under s.6(2) of the
British Nationality Act, 1948. 4.80
Registration of a minor who is a British protected
person or an alien as a citizen under s.7 of the
British Nationality Act, 1948-
If application for the minor's registration
was made at the same time as an application by
one of his parents for a certificate of naturalisation; 4.80
In other cases-
If the minor is a British protected person; 24.00
S It the minor is an alien. 48.00


f8, 7297











FIRST SCHEDULE-(Cont'd).
Table of Fees.

Amount of fee.
Matter in which fee may be taken.


Grant of a certificate of naturalisation-

To a British protected person; 48.00

To an alien. 96.00

Grant of a certificate of citizenship in case of doubt. 48.00

Witnessing the signing of an application or declaration
mentioned in Regulatior 17 of the British Nation-
ality Regulations,-1948. .60

Administering the oath of allegiance. .60

Registration of declaration of intention to resume
British nationality or of renunciation of citizen-
ship. 4.80

Supplying a certified true copy of any notice, certifi-
cate, order, declaration or entry given, granted or
made by or under the British Nationality Act,
1948. 2.40


3. Application to the Virgin Islands. In their
application to the Presidency of the Virgin Islands the fees
prescribed in the First Schedule to the British .Nationality
(Fees, Offences and Penalties) Act, 1949 as replaced by this
Order shall be increased by 42.8 %."

Made by the Governor in Council this 11th day of
June, 1952.
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.






ANTIGUA.
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by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1952.


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