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tf? REWARD ISLANDS


.GAZETT ?


Dublishtrb bp .-lutborati.


VOL. LXXX.


THURSDAY, 6T1i NOVEMBER. 1952


N notices.


It is hereby notified for general
information that the following repre-
sentative members of the General
Legislative Council were today elect-
ed by the unofficial members of the
Council to be the unofficial members
of the Fed,'ral Executive Council and
have been appointed as such hy His
Excellency the Governor:-
Hon. V. C. BIRD;
Hon. R. L. BRADSHAW;
Hon. M. H. DAVIS;
Hon. R. W. GRIFFITH;
Hon. E. H. LAKE; and
Hon. H. R. PENN, M.B.E.

2. Tih Hon. M. H. DAVIS was
elected by the unofficial members of
the Council to be the Deputy Presi-
dent.

The Secretariat,
Antigua.
3rd November, 1952.
C. 18/00002.

It is hereby notified for general
information that the undermentioned
persons have been appointed as mem-
bers of a Committee to draft a
programme for the celebration of the
-Coronation of Her Majesty Queen
ELIZABETH II:-
Hon. E. H. Lake (Chair,imon))
Hon. A. Moody Stuart, O.B.E.,
M.C., J.P.
Mr. P. A. W. Gordon
Mr. O. E. Henry
Mr. B. O. Breton
Hon. S. T. Christian'
O.B.E. Rep. City
Mr. L. Maguile .J Conmmissioners
Mr. S.L Athill, O.B.E., I.S.O.
The. Rev. Father Vanachre
Mr. Edward Scott Johnson (Rep.
Chamber of Commerce)
Mr. Maurice Michael
Mr. John Barretto
Mr. J. A. Myers
Hon. C. A. Kelsick
Mr. Oscar Bird
Mrs. Bertha Higgins
The Very Rev. Dean Baker
Rev. John Davison
Rev. Hugh King
Mr. F. Shoul
Mrs. F. E. Fletcher
Mr. A. E. Williams

Administrnfor's Office,
Antignq.
30th October, 1952.
.Ref. No. A -j





A


It is notified for general informa-
tion that on account of the resignation
of Mr. ARTWELL DAVIS, who has left
the island, the Governor-in-Council
under the provisions of the Small
Farmer Cultivation and Haulage Ser-
vice Ordinance, 1951 (No. 2 of 1951)
has appointed Mr. CLARENCE JAMES
to b- a member of the Board for the
unexpired period of office of Mr.
DAVIS.

Administrator's Office,

A ntigua.

4th November, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 1184.

The Commissioner of Montserrat
has appointed the following person to
be a Commissioner under section 3 of
the Montserrat Income Tax Ordi-
nance, 1945, No. 6 of 1945:
Mr. G. L. BALLOT.

No. 102.

The Governor has been pleased to
assent to the undermentioned Ordi-
nances:
St. Kitts-Nevis-Angudlla.

No. 6 of 1952, "The Explosives
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1952."
Oct. 31

No. 7 of 1952, The Petroleum
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1952."
Oct. 31

No. 8 of 1952, The Vehicles and
Road Traffic (Amendment) Ordinance,
1952." Oct. 31
No. 9 of 1952, Cinematographs
(General Legislature Competency)
(Repeal) Ordinance, 1952." Oct. 31
No. 10 of 1952, "The Electricity
and Cold Storage Supply Loan Ordi-
nance, 1952." Nov. 1

No. 11 of 1952, The Supplemen-
tary Appropriation (1951) Ordinance,
1952." Nov. 1
No. 12 of 1952, "The Aid to
P i o n e e r Industries (Amendment)
Ordinance, 1952. Nov. 1

No. 13 of 1952, The Hotels Aid
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1952."
Nov. 1


No. 103.

The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Council
of Antigua. is circulated witl this
Gazette and forms part. thereof:

Antigua.

The Agricultural Small Holdings
(Regulation of Rentals) Ordinance,
1952."


No. 104.

The following Statutory Rule and
Order is circulated with this Gazette
and forms part thereof:.-
Geiwral Government.

No. 31 of 1952, "The General
Legislative Council (Amendment)
Rules, 1952."
2 pp. Price 4 cents

TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 28th October, 1952.

GEO. W. BENNETT BRYSON:&
CO. LTD., of Saint John's, Antigua,
B.W.I., have applied for Registration
of one Trade Mark consisting of the
following:-


in Class XLIV that is to say, Mineral
and Aerated Waters, Natural and
Artificial, including Ginger Beer.
The Applicants claim that they
have used the said word in respect of
which registration of a Trade Mark
is requested for the said goods for 7
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 Gan'tte, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Office, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade Mark.
N. A. BERRIDGE,
Registrarof Tr ide Marks.


No. 48.


i









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


[6 November, 1952.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,

ANTIGUA, 28th October, 1952.

CALIFORNIA TEXAS OIL COM-
PANY, LIMITED of Myers Building
Nassau, Bahama Islands, have applied
for Registration of One Trade Mark
consisting of the following:-


CALTEX


in Class 47 that is to say, candles,
common soap, detergents: illuminat-
ing, heating or lubricaiing oils:
matches; starch, blue. .i',! other
preparations for laundry purposes.

The Applicants claim that they
have used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods for 16 years
before the dlite of their said Applica-
tion.

Any i,-o on maiy within three
montb.s fr.in theo date of the first
appearance of this Advertisement in
the Leewarid Isldrt.s (Tattf, give
notice in duplicate at the Trade
Marks Of:ice, Antigua, of opposition
to registration of the said Trade Mark.

N. A. BERRIDGE.
Jrwistrar of/ Trade larks.


PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,

ANTIGUA, 30th October, 1952.

Notice is hereby given that there
will be sold on the premises in the
City of Saint John, on Thursday the
20th day of Novemlir, 1952, at 12
o'clock ,omon, tlh Lands and Tene-
ments belonging to the Persons here-
after naim ed.

NORTH OF ALFRED PETERS
STREET.

Iris Mussington, Albert Benjamin,
Edmund Dublin, Heirs of Matthew,
Charlotte Tobitt, Ester Christian,
Raymond Isaac.

ALFRED PETERS STREET.

G w endo 1 y n Hunte, Charles
Anthony, Pearl Hutchinson, John
Brown.

DICKENSONBAY STREET.

Ursula Matthew, Olive Hazlewood,
Sarah Stuart, Evelyn George, Nathan-
iel White, Est. of Hagar Cann, Allan
Jacobs.

ST. GEORGES STREET.

Mary Wells, Sanmuel Billington,
Est. of Stephen Melvin, Caroline
Albert, Jeremiah Simon, Elizabeth
Edwards.

ST. JOHN'S STREET.

Edward Tousend, George Weston,
Cecilia Christian, Est. of Robert
Christian, Alicia UInnte, Ellen Me
Allister, Clyde & Caroline Francis,
Agatha Daniel.


B1SHOPGATE STREET.
Reginald Jarvis, Charles King,
James Mapp, Heirs of Ledeatt, Leslie
Chambers, Joseplhine Edwards,
Theophilus Bird, Zellin McGilvery.

THE POINT.
Walter Sweeney, Eileen C. & G.
Reynolds, Heirs of Joseph Samuel,
Joseph Mathurin, Henrietta Graham,
Abraham Samuel, Clyde & Caroline
Francis.

The same having been levied upon
to satisfy the City Rate due thereon
for the year, 1952.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Pro'ost Ma'rshal.

PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 6th November, 1952.

Notice is hereby given that there
will be sold on the Premises in the
City of Saint John, on Thunsday the
27th day of November, 1952, at 12
o'clock noon, the L.ads and Tene-
ments belonging to the Persons here-
after named.

LANDS NORTH OF ALFRED
PETERS STREET.
Eliza Jeffery, Alphonso Hamilton'
Oscar Gilead, Kenneth Henry.

ST. GEORGES STREET.
Ickford Winter, Leonard Benjamin,
Edward Terry, Alice M. Smith.

ST. JOHNS STREET.
Foster E. L. Matthew, (2). Cecilia
Christian, Adelaide Buntin, George
W. Lynch, Heirs of Fred Adams,
Thomas ('Brien, Alice Adams, Est.
of Samuel Martin.

BISHOPGATE STREET.
Heirs of James Cephas, Centilia
Simon, Emily Mason, Theresa Simp-
son, Florence Ramsay, Adrian Crosby,
Thomas B. Martin, Heirs of Albert
Barnard, Elizabeth Pratt.

NORTH STREET.
Heirs of S. Daniel, Ferdinand
Martin, Alfred Hunte, Eardley Lind-
say, Heirs of Win. Douglas, Alice
Horsford, Heirs of Juliet Bonien.

MARINERS LANE.
Irene Walker, Martha Finch, Clar-
ence Johnston, Est. of J. P. Samuel.

WILKINSON STREET.

Norris Destin, Joseph James,
Marion I. Farrell, Est. of Mary Ben-
jamin, Lilian Thibou, Est. of Jos.
Reynolds.

WAPPING LANE.

Zellin McGilvery, Anthony Jarvis,
Florence Sebastian, John Matthew,
Est. of Franklin Carlisle, Samuel
Laviscount.

The same having been levied upon
to satisfy the City Rate due thereon
for the year 1952.

N. A. BERRIDGE,
Jrovosf .Aarshal.


TENDERS.

Tenders are hereby invited for the
transport by motor car of public
officers travelling on duty for the
year ending 31st December, 1953.
2. Such tenders should be in
respect of the single journey from
the place where the public officer
enters the car to the place at which
he leaves it (i.e. so much a mile for
the single journey) ani charge for
waiting if any should be stated.
Provided that where the ofli,-er enters
or leaves the car outside the City
limits a charge may be made for the
distance between that point and St.
John's.
3. Government will not he pre-
cluded from hiring seats for public
officers in public service vehicle
which would otlierwise he proceeding
to the officer's destination where this
will result in an economy e.g. for
customs officers going to Coolidge
Airfield on duity in a car hired or
used by the Airline Age't>s.
4. G'overinent do(s ilt bind it-
self to accept the lowest or :any tender.
5. The Coniractor will be expected
to provide prompt and ellicient ser-
vice and any agreement entered into
with a contractor will ,he subject to
the following conditions:-
(i) T'ie Coiitrictor shall when-
ever required furnish a car.
(ii) If due notice of the require-
inent of a car has been given
and failing any satisfactory
explanation the Contractor's
car arrives more than five
minutes after tlhe required
time Government shall have
the right to deduct a penalty
not exceeding 10/- from any
of the sums due and owing to
the Contractor.
(iii) In the event of the Contrac-
tor's car being more than 15
minutes late after the required
time Government may cancel
the contract on giving the
contractor one week's notice
in writing.
(iv) Government shall also have
the right to terminate thi
contract on giving one week's
notice in writing if the ser-
vice is generally unreliable
through repeated unpunctual-
ity, defective cars or other
cause.
6. The Tender should state the
number of cars to be at the disposal
of Government.
7. All tenders should be addressed
to the Administrator in a sealed en-
velope marked Tender for Official
Transport and should be lodged at
the Administrator's Office not later
than 12 o'clock midday on Saturday,
29th November, 1952.

By Order,
J. L. ROBINSON,
Clerk to the Administrator.

Adimiistrator's Office,
A utignI,
3rd November, 1952.
Ref. No. A. 78/17.










6 November 1952.]


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


TRAFFIC NOTICE.

On Sunday, Jch No~ealblr, 19.2,
the following streets in St. Jhn's
will be closed to all wheeled vehicles
between the hours of 10.30 and 11.30
a.m,--
East Street, between St. Mary's
Street and Parham Road; the
Factory Road, from junction with
the Prison Road and East Street;
the Botanic Station Road, from
the Bus Station to East Street.

Persons wanting to leave Town for
Windward by vehicular tra ffic
between the above-named time must
travel North in Cross Street-Ea-st in
Bishopgate Street-East along the


Parham Road; and persons travelling
to St .John's from Windward must
travel North along the Prison Road,
West on the Parham Road and into
Bishopgate Street.

Persons attending the Ceremony at
the Cenotaph in motor vehicles may
park their cars West of East Street in
St. Mary's Street, High Street, Long
Street, Church Street and on the
Botanic Station Road-East of East
Street.

J. R. A. BRANCH,
Traffic Commissioner.

3rd November, 1952.

36/00002.


RAINFALL FIGURES.
Central Experiment Station,

Antigua.


Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov. le


1949.
1 50
2"07
5652
3'54
1'98
3'35
2'10
6'66
10.92
5.85


1950.
5'41
2'52
1 58
2'44
2-06
1.66
1.85
10.71
6.34
6.13
.03


1951.
3'60
1'88
1"09
2'16
10-54
2'74
3-28
9-18
12.06
3.90
.50


1952.
2"41
1"60
1-62
3'14
3-07
5.74
8.38
8.43
5.55
5.19


28.21 43.49 3973 50.93 45.13


ORDEiR OF COiI4PETENT AUTHORITY.



Order made by the Co.)mptent Authority for the Presidency of i.ntigua under Regulation 60
of the Defence Regulations, 1939, as having effect by virtue of the Supplies and Services
(Transitional Powers) Act, 1945, the Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) (Colonies
dto.) Order in council. 1946. (Imp.) the Supplies anad Services (Transitional Powers)
Order, 1946, and the Supplies and Services Continuance Order, 1951 (Imp.).


No. 10 of 1952.

DEFENCE REGULATIONS, 1939.



1. Short Title. This Order may be cited as the Control of Prices (Amendment No. 10)
Orler, 1952, and shall be read together with the Control of Prices Order, 1914 (No. 9 of 1944), as
amended, hereinafter referred to as the Principal Order.

2. Amendment. List A of Part I of the Schedule to the Principal Order is hereby
amended by the deletion of sub-item 3 (b) and the substitution therefore of the sub-item bearing a similar
number as set out in the Schedule hereto.

SCHEDULE.

!PART I

ANTIGUA.


Item.


Article.


3. Flour-
(b) Self Raising Flour


List A"-Foodstufts, etc.


Wholesale Price.



$17.18 per bag of 98 lbs.


Retail Price.



18 cents per lb.


Dated the 4th day of November, 1952.


EDWIN A THOMPSON,
Actig A iministrator,
Competent Authority.


ANTIGUA.
Printedat the Gwern npt 'rintinr Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACK.IAN.
Government Pritr-'.-ly Authority.
1952.


[ Price 9 cents.]


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No, of 1952. Agricultural Small IHoldings
(Regudlaion of Rentals).


ANTIGUA.


ANTIGUA.


No.


of 1952.


An Ordinance to regulate the rentals to be
charged for agricultural small holdings.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Govervor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short title.
Agricultural Small Holdings (Regulation of
Rentals)' Ordinance, 1952.


2. In this Ordinance unless the context
otherwise requires -
"Board" means the Agricultural Rent
Board constituted in accordance with
the provisions of section 3 of this Ordi-
nance;
"small holding means any parcel of land
intended for cultivation or pasturage,
with or without buildings thereon, con-
sisting of not less than a quarter of an
acre and not more than twenty-five
acres.

3. (1) The Governor in Gouncil may es-
tablish, for the purposes of this Ordinance, an
Agricultural Rent Board which shall exercise
the powers conferred and perform the duties
imposed by this Ordinance.
X
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L4I~(


Interpretation.


Establishment
ot Agricultu-
ral Rent
Board.







ANTIGUA. 2 Agricultural Small Holdings No. of 192.
(Regulation of Rentals).
(2) The Board shall consist of not less
than three nor more than five members, to be
appointed by the Governor in Council. At least
one member of thoi Board shall be a Government
Officer.
(3) The Governor shall appoint one of
such members to be Chairman of the Board.
(4) The members of the Board shall,
subject to the provisions of subsection (6) of this
section, hold office for such period, not exceeding
two years, as the Governor in Council may deter-
mine, but shall be eligible for reappointment.
(5) The Governor may appoint any per-
son to act temporarily in the place of the
Chairman or any other member of the Board in
case of the absence or inability to act of the
Chairman or other member.
(6)' Any member of the Board other
than a Government officer may at any time re-
sign his office by instrument in writing. Such
instrument shall, in the case of the Chairman of
the Board, be addressed to the Governor, and, in
the case of any other member of the Board, to
the Chairman who shall forthwith cause it to be
forwarded to the Governor From the date of
the receipt of such instrument by the Governor
or the Chairman, as the case may be, such mem-
ber shall cease to be a member of the Board.
(7) The Governor may appoint a Secre-
tary to the Board.
(8) No person shall act as a member of
the Board in any matter in which, if he were a
Judge, he would not be entitled to act on the
ground of interest.
(9) The establishment of the Board and
all appointments under this section shall be noti-
fied in the Gazette.
Procedure and 4. (1) The Board shall meet so often at
meetings of
the Board. such time and at such place as to the Board may
seem expedient.








No. of 1952. Agricultural Smail Holdi.igs 3 ANTIGUA.
(Regulation of h'eital.s).

(2) Three members of the Board, in-
cluding the Chairman or acting Chairman, shall
form a quorum.

(3) The Board shall be deemed to be
fully constituted for the purposes of this Ordi-
nance notwithstanding any vacancy or vacancies
among the members.

(4) All matters and questions shall be
decided by a majority of votes. The Chairman
or acting Chairman shall have an original vote
and a casting vote if the votes be equally divided.

(5) The Board shall have all the pow-
ers of the Supreme Court to summon witnesses,
to administer oaths and to compel the production
of documents, so as to elicit all such information
as the Board may consider necessary, without
being bound by the rules of evidence in civil or
criminal proceedings:

Provided that if any witnesses ob-
jects to answer any question or to produce any
document on the ground that it will tend to
incriminate him, or on any other lawful ground,
he shall not be required to answer such question
or to produce such document, nor shall he be
liable to any penalties for objecting so to do.

(6) The Board may take into considera-
tion any relevant facts within the knowledge of
any member of the Board notwithstanding the
absence of formal proof of such facts:

Provided that such facts are with-
in the personal knowledge of such member of the
Board or were found to be proved at a meeting
of the Board of which he was a member:
Provided further that before any
such facts are taken into consideration the party
or parties present before the ioard shall be
informed of the substance of such facts and given
the opportunity, if they so desire, of adducing
evidence in regard thereto.








ANTIGUA. 4 Agricultural Small Holdings No. of 1952.
(Regulation of Rentals).
(7) An order of the Board shall operate
from such date, whether before or after the date
on which the order is made, as may be specified
in the order, or if no such date be specified, from
the date of the order. Any such order may be
proved by the production of a copy of the order
purporting to be signed by the Chairman of the
Board.
(8) An interested party may be repre-
sented before the Board by counsel or solicitor.
(9) Every summons issued under sub-
section (5) of this section shall be signed by the
Chairman of the Board and shall state the time
when and the place where the person summoned
is required to attend and the particular document
which he is required to produce, and the sum-
mons shall be served on the person mentioned
therein by Felivering to him a copy thereof or by
leaving a copy thereof at his usual or last known
place of abode in the Presidency with some adult
person.
(10) Every person who without lawful
excuse fails or neglects to attend any meeting
of the' Board in obedience to any summons or
fails, subject to the provisions of subsection (5)
of this section, to answer any question put to
him by the Board or any member thereof, or to
produce any document the production of which,
is required by the Board, or to supply any infor-
mation required by the Board shall be guilty of
an offence against this Ordinance and shall on
summary conviction thereof be liable to a fine
not exceeding twenty-four dollars.
(11) Any person who wilfully gives a
false answer to any question material to the
subject ol' enquiry which may be put to him
during the course of any proceedings before the
Board shall be guilty of an offence against this
Ordinance.
(12) The proceedings of the Board shall
be open to the public and a record shall be
kept by the Chairman of the Board of all pro-








No. of 1952. Agricultural Small Holdings 5 ANTIGUA.
(Regulation of Rentale).

ceedings brought before the Board, of the
evidence of any relevant facts taken into consi-
deration under the subsection (6) of this section.
of the decision arrived at by the Board, and of
the names of the members taking part in the
proceedings.
(13) Subject to the provisions' of this
section, the Board shall have power to regulate
its own proceedings.
5. (1) The Board shall have the power and Functions of
duty to determine the standard rent of small the Board.
holdings situated in the Presidency.
(2) The landlord or prospective land-
lord or the tenant or prospective tenant of a
small holding may at any time apply to the Board
to determine the standard rent for such small
holding.
(3) The Board may at any time, by
notice iu writing served on the landlord of a
small holding, require him to apply to the Board
within a time specified in the notice to determine
the standard rent for such small holding. If the
landlord fails so to apply the Board may fix the
standard rent as though he had so applied and
the landlord shall be guilty of an offence against
this Ordinance.
(4) Notice of every application under
subsection (2) or subsection (3) of this section
shall be served by the applicant on all interested
parties.
(5) When application has been made to
the Board under this section the Board shall
notify the parties of the date, time and place of
the hearing of the application and may determine
the standard rent on such application notwith-
standing the non-attendance of the applicant or
any person interested before the Board.
(6) The standard rent of a small hold-
ing when determined by the Board shall be the
rent which, in the opinion of the Board, might
reasonably have been expected in respect of a








ANTIGUA. 6 Agricultualu Small Holdings No. of 1952.
(Regulation of Rentals).
similar letting of similar premises with the same
amenities and facilities in the same locality on
the 1st of July, 1951, if the rates and taxes pay-
able in respect of the holdnig on th-t date had
been the same as those which are payable at the
time of the determination of the standard rent
by the Board, with an addition, in any case in
which the annual value of the premises has in-
creased by reason of improvements to the pre-
mises or their amenities or facilities (not being
ordinary repairs or maintenance) effected by the
landlord at his own expense since that date, of
such amount as the Board may think just on
account of any increase in the cost of effecting
the like improvements between the 1st of July,
1951, and the date the improvements were
effected.
(7) When the standard rent for a small
holding has been determined by the Board, no
further application to determine such standard
rent shall be entertained by the Board unless the
Board is satisfied that since the date of such pre-
vious determination there has been a material
change in either the nature or the terms and
conditions of the tenancy or in the circumstances
affecting the determination of the standard rent
and that no such change is due to the tenant's
neglect or default.
(8) The Board may, in its discretion,
wherever it shall seem convenient to the Board
so to do -
(a) entertain an application under this
section relating to two or more small
holdings; or
(b) require an application to be made
under subsection (3) of this section in
respect of two or more small holdings.
(9) On the hearing of any application under
this Ordinance (whether it be in relation to a
small holding let or intended to be let or a small
holding in respect of which the Board has re-
quired the landlord to apply for the determina-







No. of 1952. Agricultural Small Holdings 7 ANTIGUA.
(Regulatian of' Rentals).
tion of the standard rent thereof or otherwise)
the .Board shall try the whole matter of the ap-
plication and shall give judgment or make order
thereon, and shall give any direction it may
consider necessary to enable it to give a final
judgment or to make a.n order, and may from
time to time adjourn the hearing of the applica-
tion.
(10) Without prejudice to the generality of
the provisions of the preceding subsection, the
Board shall have jurisdiction to enquire into and,
where necessary, to determine -
(a) whether the relationship of land-
lord and tenant exists;
(b) the nature, terms and conditions of
every tenancy or proposed tenancy (whether
the contract of tenancy is wholly or partly
under seal or wholly or partly in writing or
wholly or partly verbal) and the category
of letting or proposed letting;
(c) the extent of the premises let or
intended to be let by the tenant; and the
facilities and amenities granted to or enjoyed
by the tenant or intended to be granted to
or enjoyed by the tenant.

6. (1) If either party is aggrieved by the Right of
decision of the Board such party may appeal appeal.
therefrom to a Judge of the Supreme Court by
way of summons in Chambers within fifteen
days from the date of the decision, and shall
serve a notice on the Chairman of the Board of
his intention to appeal against such decision:
Provided that notwithstanding the lapse of
such period of fifteen days any such party may
appeal against the decision if he shows to the
satisfaction of a Judge of the Supreme Court
that owing to absence from the Presidency, sick-
ness or other reasonable cause, he was prevented
from appealing within such period, and that
there has been no unreasonable delay on his
part.







ANTIGUA. 8 Agriculural Small Holdings No. of 1952.
(Regulation of Rentals).

(2) On receipt of the aforesaid notice
the Chairman of the Board shall without delay
transmit to the Registrar of the Presidency all
papers relating to such appeal.
(3) Such summons shall be served by the
appellant on the other party (if any) to the pro-
ceedings two clear days before the return thereof
and shall state concisely the grounds of appeal.
(4) The Judge may adjourn the hearing of
the appeal and may upon the hearing thereof
reverse or modify the decision of the Board or
make such other order in the matter as he may
think just.
(5) On the determination of an appeal the
Judge may make such order as to payment of
costs as appears to be just, and may fix a sum
to be paid by way of costs in lieu of directing
a taxation thereof.
Rentalin 7. (1) After the standard rent of a small
excess of
standard rent. holding has been determined the rent of the
small holding shall be irrecoverable by the land-
lord from the tenant to the extent that it exceeds
the standard rent, and any such excess which is
paid by the tenant shall be recoverable by him
or persons claiming through him from the person
to whom it was paid or his personal representa-
tive, and may without prejudice to any other
method of recovery be deducted from any rent or
money due or subsequently becoming due from
the tenant to the person to whom the excess was
paid or his personal representative.
(2) Any landlord who knowingly receives
any rent in excess of the standard rent determin-
ed by the Board under section 5 of this Ordinance
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordi-
nance.
(3) The Court before which any landlord is
convicted of an offence against subsection (2) of
this section may, without prejudice to any other
right which the tenant may have to recover the
rent over paid, order the landlord to repay the
same.








.No. of 1952. Agricultural Small Holdings 9
(Regulation of Rentals).

8. (1) A person shall not, as a condition of
the grant, renewal or continuance of a tenancy
of a small holding require the payment of any
fine, premium or other like surh, or the giving of
any consideration in addition to the rent, and
when any such payment or consideration shall be
made or given, the amount or value thereof shall
be recoverable by the person by whom it was
made or given or by his personal representative.
(2) Any person after the commencement of
this Ordinance requiring any payment or the
giving of any consideration in contravention of
this section, and any person making any such
payment or giving any such consideration, shall
be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance,
and if a person convicted of requiring any pay-
ment or the giving of any consideration as afore-
said has received such payment or consideration,
the Court in which the conviction is obtained
may order him to repay the amount or value of
the same to the person from whom it was
received.

9. If any person in any rent book or simi-
lar document makes any entry showing or pur-
porting to show any tenant as being in arrear in
respect of any sum which by virtue of this Ordi-
nance is irrecoverable, or where any such entry
has, before the standard rent has been determined,
been made by or on behalf of any landlord, if the
landlord on being requested by or on behalf of
the tenant so to do refuses or neglects to cause
the entry to be deleted, that person or landlord
shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordi-
nance and shall on summary conviction be liable
to a fine not exceeding ninety-six dollars.

10. (1) The Governor may appoint one or
more persons to be Rent Inspectors for the pur-
poses of this Ordinance.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Rent Inspec-
tor to make enquiries with a view to ascertaining
whether the provisions of this Ordinance are
being duly complied with, to investigate any


ANTIGUA.

Restriction on
demand of
premium.


False entries
in rent books.












Rent
Inspectors.







ANTIGUA. 10 Agricultural Small Holdings No; of 1952.
(Regulation of Retitals).
cases of suspected non-compliance and in his
name to take all proceedings before a Magistrate
in respect of offences against this Ordinance.

(3) The landlord and the tenant of a small
holding shall, on demand by a Rent Inspector,
forthwith -
(a) inform him of the standard rent of
the holding and of the actual rent paid for
the holding;
(b) produce to him any available docu-
mentary evidence of the standard rent and
the actual rent paid;
and if a landlord or tenant shall fail so to do
without just excuse, he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Ordinance.

(4) A Itent Inspector may enter upon any
small holding for the purpose of making any
enquiry or investigation authorised by subsection
(2) of this section.
(5) Any person who shall obstruct a Rent
Inspector in the exercise of the powers conferred
by this section shall be guilty 'of an offence
against this Ordinance and shall on summary
conviction be liable to a fine of ninety-six dollars.

General 11. Any person guilty of an offence against
Penalty. this Ordinance for which no special penalty is
provided by this Ordinance shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding two
hundred and forty dollars, or to imprisonment
for a period not exceeding three months, or to
both such fine and imprisonment.

Offence by 12. Where a person convicted of an offence
companies. against this Ordinance is a company, the Chair-
man and every director of the company, an4
eveiy officer of the company concerned in the
management thereof shall be guilty of a like
offence unless he proves that the act constituting
the offence took place without his knowledge or
consent.








No. of 1952. Agrioulttu, al Small tHldings 11 ANTIGUA.
(Regulation a' Rentals).

13. Nothing in this Ordinance shall bind Operation of
the Crown or shall prejudice any rights or Ordinance.
powers of the Government.
14. This Ordinance shall come into opera- Commence-
tion on such date as the Governor may appoint meant.
by proclamation published in the Gazette.

President.
Passed the Legislative Council the
day of 1952.

Clerk of the Council.



OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to make provision
for regulating the rentals of agricultural small
holdings, the standard rent for which may be
fixed by an' Agricultural Rent Board to be ap-
pointed by the Governor in Council.
2. The Bill is based on similar provisions
contained in the Rents of Small Agricultural
Holdings Ordinance, 1943, of Trinidad, as amend-
ed, and in the Agricultural Small Holdings Law,
1945, of Jamaica.
C. A. KELSICK,
Crown Attorney.








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LEEWARD ISLANDS.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS.
1952, No. 31.

GENERAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

'THE GENERAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (AMENILMENT) RULES,
1952, DATED NOVEMBER 3, 1952, AiOPTED BY HE
COUNCIL AND CONFIRMED BY THE GoVEINOR UNDER T'1H
PROVISIONS OF SECTION 24 OF THE LEEWARD ISLAM-)
ACrT 1871 TO 1950, AS AMENDED.


1. Citation These Rules may be cited as the General
Legislative Council (Amendment) Rules, 19,52, and shall be
read as one with the General Legislative Council Rules, 1939
(S.R. & 0. 1939 No. 26) as amended.

2. Amendment of Principal Lules. The Prin-
cipal Rules are hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the substitution of the following for sub-rule
(1) of rule 62-
62. SELECT COMMITTEES. (1) The
President may appoint any members to be
a Select Committee. The d-liberations of a
Select Committee shall be confii ed to the matter
referred to it by the President, :;md any extension
or limitation thereof made by the Council, and
in the case of a Select Committee on a Bill, to
the Bill committed to it and r, levant amend-
ments. The President may also nominate the
Chairman of such Select Committee."; and
(b) by the insertion therein immediately after rule 65
of the following "heading and additional rule numbered
"65A ":-
STANDING COMMITTEE.
"65A. STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
(1) At the first meeting of the Council after
any drli. -ti m thereof, or as soon thereafter as
rma be convenient, the President may appoint


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a Standing Committee to be styled the Finance
Committee for the consideration of any financial
bills and other business referred to such Com-
mittee.
(2) The Finance Committee shall consist
of such official, nominated and representative
members of the Council as the President may
consider it advisable to appoint. The Chairman
of such Committee shall also be appointed by the
President.
(3) The rules and procedure relating to
Select Committees shall apply also to a Standing
Committee.
(4) The Finance Committee shall sit at
such times as may be determined by the Chair-
man, not less than fourteen days notice of each
meeting being given to the members thereof."

Adopted by the General Legislative Council of the
Leeward Islands this 3rd day of November, 1952.


Confirmed by me this 3rd day of November, 1952.


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.













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