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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE


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RSDAY, 21ST AUGUST, 1952 No. 36.


Notices.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that Mr. P. W. BECKWITH,
Economic and Financial Adviser, has
been appointed to act as Colonial
Secretary from the 17th to the 28th
August. 1952, during the absence on
leave of the Honourable P. D.
MACDONALD.
The Secretariat,
Antigu a.
18th August, 1952.


A Certificate of Naturalisation
No. 1 of 1952 dated the 18th July,
1952, has been granted to Mr. ALVARO
BENTO of St. John's. Antigua, under
the British Natibnality Act, 1948.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
14th August, 1952.
M.P. 55/00008.

The Airport Regulations 1952
(S. R. & O. 1952 No. 21)
(ANTIGUA)

Notice is hereby given that the
Government has reserved certain
areas of land at Coolidge Field in the
Parish of Saint George in the island
of Antigua for use as an airfield.
Copies of the plan showing these
areas are open to public inspection
during the hours of public business,
at the Administrator's Office, St.
John's, and at the Police Station,
Coolidge Field.

Administrator's O0ffce,
St. John's. Antigua,
13th August, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 47/37.

It is notified for general informa-
tion that the Administrator has been
pleased to appoint Mr. DENNIS
NANTON to be the Controlling Officer
Coolidge Airport, Antigua, under the
provisions of regulation 2 of the
Airport Regulations 1952, (S. R. & 0.
No. 21 of 1952).
By Order,
J. L. ROBINSON,
Clerk to the Administrator.


Administrator's Office,
St. John's.
Antigua,
15th August, 1952.
R f. No. A. 17/37.


528. 7297


L,4ez 71


It is notified /for general informa-
tion that the/Traffic Commissioner
'yh4 ~.fhwjte approval of the Admin-
istrator, appointed Lance Corporal
ALLAN FRANCIS to be an Examining
Officer for the Presidency of Antigua
under Section 4 (2) of the Vehicles
and Road Traffic Ordinance No. 5 of
1946.
By Order,
J. L. ROBINSON,
(lerk to the Administrator.
Administrator's Officp,
St. John's, Antigu,.
14th August, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 47/6.
No. 84.
The following Ordinance and Sta-
tutory Rule and Or ier are circulated
with this Gazette and form part
thereof:-
ORDINANCE.
M ontserrat.
No. 5 of 1952, "The Rural Dis-
trict Boards Ordinance, 1952."
9 pp. Price 11 cents.
STATUTORY RULE & ORDER.
General Government.
No. 19 of 1952, "The Air Naviga-
tion (Designation of Aerodrome)
Order, 1952." 1 pp. Rice 3 cents.
TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 7th August, 1952.
ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION
of 6001 West Dickens Avenue, City
of Chicago, County of Cook, State of
Illinois, United States of America,
have applied for Registration of one
Trade Mark consisting of the follow-
ing:-
ZENITH
in Class 2, that is to say: Hearing
aids and parts thereof.
The Applicants claim that they have
used the said Trade Mark in respect
of the said goods for 11 years before
the date of their said Application.
Any person may within three
months from the date of the first ap-
pearance 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.
POST OF STUDENT
ENGINEER.
Applications are invited for the
temporary post of Student Engineer
attached to the Construction Engin-
eer's Department. Candidates be-
tween the ages of 17 to 21 are


preferable and must possess a School
Certificate with six passes including
five credits, three of which should be
in Mathematics, a Science subject and
English Language.
It is possible that this temporary
post may lead to a permanent appoint-
ment in the local Government.
The post will be until the end of
1953 in the first instance with the
possibility of a further extension for
two or three years.
The candidate selected will be paid
a salary as follows:-


First year
Second year
Third year
Fourth year


$
720 p.a.
1,032 ,,
1.116.,
1,200 ,,


Applications stating age, School
and Certificates should reach the
Administrator's Office not later than
the 7th September, 1952.
Administrator's Office,
Antigua,
13th August, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 13/55.
Sa 1 e of Goods in Queen's
Warehouse under the Provi-
sions of the Trade & Revenue
Ordinance, No. 8 of 1900.
All goods which, at the 31st July,
1952. had been over three months in
the Queen's Warehouse will be sold
by public auction unless, within two
weeks from the date of this notice,
the owners or consignees thereof pay
the duties on such goods and remove
them from the Warehouse.
The list of goods liable for sale un-
der the terms of this notice will be
published by copies thereof being ex-
posed on the notice-stand at the
Court House, St. John's, and on the
main doors of the Treasury and
Queen's Warehouse.
C. A. STEVENS,
Acting Treasurer and
Controller of Customs.
Treasury,
Antigua.
16th August, 1952.
RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,
Antigua.
1948. 1949. 1950. 1951. 1952
Jan. 2'82 1'50 541 3-60 2-41
Feb. '57 2'07 2'52 1'88 1"60
Mar. '189 5'52 1.58 1 09 1'62
Apr. 59 3-54 2-44 2-16 3"14
May 2"80 1'98 2-06 10'54 3'07
June 3"38 3-35 1.66 2'74 5-74
July 1"37 2'10 1-85 3'28 8.38
Aug. 16th '75 -94' 1-47 187 2.59


14-17 21'00 18'99 27f16


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Leeward Islands.

Antigua.

STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ON 30TH JUNE, 1952.


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LIABILITIES.
Deposits-

(a) Special Funds
St. John's Savings Bank ...
Sugar Industry ...
Custodian Enemy Property ...
Administrator, Unrepresented Estates ...
Fine Funds, Govt. Institutions
Development & Welfare Schemes
Sale of Sugar to Canada ...


(b) General

Supply Officer
To Secure Duties
Registrar & Provost Marshal ...
Escheator General
Loans under D. 57..
Sundry Cotton Growers ...
Cess on Cotton
Burnt Canes Committee
Land Settlement & Development Board
Hurricane Relief, Voluntary Donations
Insurance, Government Buildings ...
Housing Officer ...
Village Councils
Erection, Baldwin Houses ...
Sundry

Central Experiment Station ...
Grant-in-Aid, Hurricane Relief ...
Sinking Funds

Excess of Assets


$I


$ c.




688,560.80
803,980.44
1,224.86
2,644.24
193.44
33,049.39
149,716.80




77,569.33
5,554.26
7,774.42
1,124.92
14,444.40
64,362.66
5,780.99
1,516.84
22,036.28
14,584.87
9,000.00
5,600.61
5,066.30
1,200.00
3,249.35







$


*The amount of $6,239.16 is also due from


G. EDWARDS,
Accountant.


$ C.










1,684,369.97


















238,865.23

4,608.04
115,218.49
93,644.10

*58,000.94

2,194,706.77


$ c.

366,376.00
1,179.02
167.30
465,600.00




17,086.92
3,676.60
11,377.09
44,058.57
6,079.41
6,025.11
2,532.24
256.95
17,094.02
62,384.00
8,972.69
737.24


ASSETS.

Treasurer's Cash Account
Sub-Accountant
Crown Agents
Joint Colonial Fund

Other Presidencies, Leeward Islands

Ad vances-
Other Colonial Governments
Imperial Departments
Antigua Electricity Board
Personal Advances
Purchase, Coolidge Base
Boat Construction Loans
Electricity, Coolidge Field
Small Farmers' Board
Electricity Conversion Scheme
Imprest Advances
Post Office
Sundry Accounts











Investments, Special Funds

Trustees, Sinking Funds


$ c.


833,322.32

41,294.41













180,280.84


1,046,165.10

93,644.10


$ 2.194,706.77


it--~ ~ ~ 2,194,706.77--- -- -


Development and Welfare Funds.


6th August, 1952.


C. McA. STEVENS,
Acting Treasurer.


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No. 5 of 1952.


[L.S.]
I ASSENT, S E2 S,
K. W. BLACKBtJR 2
Governor. -
24th July, 3 .. '





MONTSERRAT.

No. 5 of 1952.

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of
Rural District Boards and the administration
of such Boards.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Montserrat as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Rural Short Title.
District Boards Ordinance, 1952.
2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the context Interpretation.
otherwise requires-
Board" means a Rural District Board
constituted under this Ordinance;
"dollars" means dollars in the currency of
the Colony of the Leeward Islands;
Treasurer means the person for the time
being performing the duties of Treasurer
of the Presidency;
"rural district" means any place or places
declared as such under section 3 of this
Ordinance;
"Rural District Officer" means any person
appointed as such under this Ordinance.
(2) Reference in this Ordinance to Her
Majesty's dominions shall have effect as if they
incl ed references to all British protectorates and
-32 7 297
L Cd77


Rural District







Rural District Boards.


Proclamation
of s rural dis-
trict.


Duration of 6. The term of office of a member of a Board
Board. shall be three years unless the Board be sooner
dissolved:
Provided that every member who shall have
vacated his office' or whose term of office has
determined shall be eligible for re-election or
re-appointment as the case may be.


British protected states and to all territories admin-
istered by the Government of any part of Her
Majesty's dominions under the trusteeship system
of the United Nations.
3. The Governor in Council may, by
Proclamation published in the Gazette-
(a) declare any portion of the Presidency
not within the limits of the town of Plymouth
to be a rural district and such Proclamation
shall specify the boundaries of such rural
district; and
(b) amend, vary or revoke such Procla-
mation.
4. (1) Subject to the provisions of section
3 of this Ordinance, there shall be established in
every rural district a Board which shall be entrusted
with the good government, and improvement of the
rural district and the enforcement of the provisions
of this Ordinance and all by-laws and rules made
thereunder.

(2) A Board shall consist of not more than
nine and not less than six members of whose
number one-third shall be appointed by the Com-
missioner and two-thirds shall be elected as
hereinafter provided.
(3) No person shall be qualified to be elected
as a member of a Board who is not entitled to vote
at the election of the members of a Board.
(4) A member of a Board may resign his seat
by giving fourteen days notice in writing to the
Chairman of the Board.
5. The Chairman of a Board shall be such
member thereof as shall be appointed by the
Commissioner to be Chairman.


Establishment
and oonstitu-
tion of Board.


Chairman.


No 5 of 1952.


MIoNTSnRRAT. 2








No. 5 of 1952. Rural District Boards. 3 MONTSERRAT.

7. Four members of a Board shall form a Quorum.
quorum for the transaction of business.
8. (1) In the event of the absence of the Procedure at
Chairman at the commencement of any meeting of meetings.
a Board, the members present may elect one of
their number to act as Chairman of the meeting.
(2) Every question arising for the decision of
a Board shall be decided by a majority of the votes
of the members present and voting on that question.
(3) The Chairman shall not have an original
vote but in the case of an equal division of the
votes on any question before the Board, the
Chairman shall have a casting vote.
9. The minutes of every meeting of a Board Minutes to be
certified by the Chairman shall, within seven days forwarded t
after confirmation, be forwarded to the Commis-
sioner.
10. (1) Within twenty-one days after the Appointment
Sof requisites
proclamation of any rural district or the dissolution for election by
of a Board, and every vacancy among the elected election order.
members of a Board, the Co'mmissioner shall
make an order (hereinafter called an election
order) appointing, as circumstances may require,
all or any of the following requisites for an
election-
(a) the hour and place in the rural
district at which persons may apply to be
registered as voters and the date, which shall
be not more than fourteen days before the
date of election, when the registration of
voters shall be closed;
(b) the time and date which shall be not
more than fourteen days after the close of
registration, if any, when the election shall
S take place;
(c) the person (hereinafter called the
election officer) by whom such election shall be
conducted;
(d) the place in the rural district where
such election shall take place; and







MONTSEBMAT. 4 Rural Disl/ict Boards. No. 5 of 1952.

(e) the manner of -such election.
(2) Notice of such election order shall be
published in such manner as the Commissioner
thinks most suitable for informing the persons
concerned in the rural district.
Qualification 11. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-
of voters. section (2) of this section, the persons entitled to
vote at the election of the members of a Board in
any rural district shall be those resident therein
during the qualifying period who, on the date of
the election order and on the date of the election,
are British subjects of full age and of sound mind:
Provided that no person shall be entitled, to
vote who has been convicted of perjury in any
Court in Her Majesty's dominions or in any
territory under Her Majesty's protection or who
has been sentenced by any such Court to death,
or penal servitude, or imprisonment for a term
exceeding twelve months, and has not either
suffered the punishment to which he was sentenced
or such other punishment as by competent
authority may have been substituted for the same
or received a free pardon from Her Majesty.
(2) A person shall not be entitled to vote at
the election of any member of a Board in a rural
district unless registered there in the Register of
Voters of such election.,
(3) In this section the term qualifying
period" shall mean the period of six months*
immediately preceding the date of the election order.
Registration 12. (1) The election officer shall be the
of voters. registering officer in respect of the registration of
voters for the election.
(2) Any person aggrieved by the refusal
of the election officer to register him as a voter at
such election may,. within five days after the date
of such refusal, by laying a complaint before the
District Magistrate, submit for summary determi-
nation by such Magistrate the question whether he
is entitled to vote at such election.
(3) If the Commissioner is satisfied that'such
complaint cannot be heard and determined in time








Rural District Boards.


in the event of the decision being in favour of the
complainant, to enable such complainant to
exercise the right to vote at the.election, it shall
be lawful for-the Commissioner to postpone the
election for such reasonable time as may be neces-
sary by order published in the manner prescribed
by sub-section (2) of section 10 of this 'Odinance.

13. A Board may make rules relating to all
or any of the following matters:-
(a) the time and place of its meetings;
(h) the mode of convening its members;
(c) the attendance of its members;
(d) the form and order of its debates;
(e) the powers and duties of its officers
and servants; and
(f) the general regulation of its pro-
ceedings and the mode of conducting its
business.


14. A Board when established under the status of
provisions of this Ordinance shall be a bcdy Board.
corporate by the name, as the case may be of
" ......... .. .. ......................................... .. ............ R ural
District Board (naming the 'particular rural dis-
trict) with perpetual succession, and may sue and be
sued in all courts of justice.


15. A Board may appear in any proceedings
by the Chairman, or anyone authorised to do so by
the Chairman in writing generally or in respect of
any particular proceedings.

16. A Board may, with the approval of
the Commissioner, appoint such officers and
servants as may be necessary for the efficient
exercise of the powers and duties vested in and
imposed on a Board by this Ordinance.

17. A member of a lBo;rd shall not be per-
sonally liable for any loss or damage caused by any
act or omission in'the administration of the affairs
of the rural district unless such loss or damage
shall be occasioned by an intentionally wrongful
act.


Power of
Board to make
rules.


Appearance of
Board.


Board to ap-
point officers
and servants.




Protection.


No. .5 of 1952.


5 No








Rural District Boards.


Appointment 18. It shall be lawful for the Governor to
of Rural Di- appoint a fit and proper person to be a Rural
District Officer.


19. (1), The Rural I)istrict Officer may
advise the Chairman, members and officers of any
Board with respect to the administration of their
rural district and shall have all such powers and
perform such duties as are or may be conferred
upon or assigned to him by the Governor.
(2) The Rural District Officer shall have the
right to attend the meetings of any Board and shall,
with the permission of the Chairman, take part in
the proceedings but shall have no vote threat.


20. The
order published
District Board"
if:-


Governor in Council may by an
in the Gazette dissolve any lural
established under this Ordinance


(a) such Board in the judgment of the
AGvernor in Council persistently makes
default in the performance of the duties
entrusted to it, or exceeds or abuses its powers;
or

(b) on a representation made by the
inhabitants of the rural district wherein such
Board is established, the Governor in Council
is satisfied that the further continuance in
office of such Board is prejudicial to the
welfare of the inhabitants of the rural district.

21. A Board may-
(a) make by-laws for the good govern-
ment and improvement of the rural district
generally, for the prevention and suppression
of nuisances therein and, subject to the
provisions of section 23 of this Ordinance, for
such other matters as the Governor in Council
may by proclamation published in the Gazette
declare to be within the competency of a Board;
and
(b) attach to any breach of any by-law
made under this Ordinance a penalty which
shall not exceed forty-eight dollars and in the


Power and
duties of Rural
District Officer


Dissolution of
Rural District
Board.


Powers to
make by-laws.


No. 5 of 1952.


MONTSBRRAT. 6







N2 rctl DMsIrAc Boards.


case of a continuing offence a further penalty
which shall not exceed one dollar and twenty
cents for every day during which the offence
continues after written notice of the offence
has been given to the offender by the Board,
and in default of payment of such penalties,
imprisonment with or without hard labour for
any term not exceeding three months.
22. Every by-law made by a Board under confirmation
this Ordinance shall be subject to the approval of of by-laws.
the Governor in Council who may confirm, amend
or disallow the same and such by-law shall come
into force upon publication in the Gazette or upon
such subsequent day as may be named in that
behalf in such by-law.
23. It shall be lawful for a Board under Power to im-
pose rates,
any by-law to impose, charge and receive licences, taxes, etc.
rates, taxes, fees and dues within the limits of the
rural district with respect to any matters which
the Legislative Council may from time to time by
resolution, declare to be within the competency of
the Board in that behalf, in such manner and
subject to such terms and conditions as may be
prescribed by such resolution:
Provided that no by-law shall be made with
respect to any such matters if they are provided
for by any Act or other Ordinance or if any
Regulations, Rules, or by-laws relating to those
matters are already in force under the provisions
of any Act or other Ordinance:
Provided further that all Government
property, churches, chapels, schools and build-
ings set apart and used as residences for
ministers of religion shall be exempt from all
such licences, rates, taxes, fees, dues and
imposts of whatever kind.


24. (1) All moneys collected for the use of
a Board shall be paid into the -Treasury and placed
to the credit of a fund to be called the Rural
District Fund "
(2) The moneys paid into the Treasury by a
Board shall be applied exclusively to the use of
that rural district repre-4ented by such Board.


Rural District
Fund.


7 MOATRERRAT.


No. 5 of 1952.







Rural District Boards.


(3) The Rural District Fund shall be com-
Sposed of:-

(a) the moneys derived from any
licences, rates, taxes, fees, dues or charges
imposed and recovered under any by-law of a
Board by virtue of the powers conferred by
section 23 of this Ordinance;

(b) fines and penalties for breaches of
any by-law of a,Board;

(c) any vote or contribution from the
general revenue of the Presidency; and

(d) moneys lawfully derived from any
other sources.

(4) The Account of the Rural District Fund
shall be kept as a separate account in the Treas-
urer's book, in such manner as the Commissioner
may direct and upon the written order of the
Chairman of a Board the Treasurer shall furnish
such Board with a statement of the account.

(5) The debts of a Board shall be discharged
from the Rural District Fund,

(6) All payments from the Rural District
Fund shall be made on claim certified by the
Chairman.

(7) The Rural District Fund account and all
other accounts of every Board shall be regularly
audited by the Government Auditor.

Estimates. 25. Every Board shall on or before the
first day of. July in each year, prepare and trans-
mit to the Commissioner for his approval the
annual estimates of revenue and expenditure of
such Board in respect of the financial year next
ensuing; and the Chairman of a Board shall make
payments from the Rural District Fund in accord-
ance with such estimates as shall have been
approved by the Commissioner or- on the written
authority of the Commissioner.


N~o. 5 of 1-952.


MONTERRBBAE, 8








Rural District Boards.


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

RANDALL HI. LOCKHART,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 30th day
of May, 1952.

J. E. T. ROBERTS,
Clerk of the Council.

































ANTIGUA.
Prirted at the Government Printing Office. Leeward Islands.
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.-By Authority.
1952.


No. 5 of 1952.


9 MONTBEBRAT.


47/00108--430-8.52.


Price 11 cents.










LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1952, No. 19.


THE AIR NAVIGATION (DESIGNATION OF AERODROME) ORDER,
1952, DATED AUGUST 14, 1952, MADE BY THE GOVERNOR,
IN PURSUANCE OF THE POWERS CONFERRED UPON HIM BY
ARTICLE 55 OF THE COLONIAL AIR NAVIGATION ORPER,
1949, (1949 No. 2000) IMPERIAL AND ALL OTHER
POWERS ENABLING HIM IN THAT BEHALF.



1. Citation. This Order may be cited as the Air
Navigation (Designation of Aerodrome) Order, 1952.

2. Designation of Aerodrome. The Government
Aerodrome known as Golden RJck Airfield in the Island of
Saint Christopher in the Presidency of Saint Christopher, Nevis
and Anguilla is hereby designated to be a place of landing or
departure of aircraft for the purpose of the enactments relating
to customs.

Made by the Governor this 14th day of August, 1952.

K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.










ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islads,
by E. M. BLACKMAN. Government Printer.-By Authoritv.
1952.


Price 3 cents.


7/00052-425-8.52.




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