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Table of Contents
    Main
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 1 of 1954: Infants Protection (Repeal) Act, 1954
        Page A 1
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 2 of 1954: Leeward Islands Scholarship (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page B 1
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 3 of 1954: Larceny (Amendment)
        Page C 1
        Page C 2
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 4 of 1954: Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page D 1
        Page D 2
        Page D 3
        Page D 4
        Page D 5
        Page D 6
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 5 of 1954: Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page E 1
        Page E 2
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 6 of 1954: Praedial Larceny (Prevention) Act, 1954
        Page F 1
        Page F 2
        Page F 3
        Page F 4
        Page F 5
        Page F 6
        Page F 7
        Page F 8
        Page F 9
        Page F 10
        Page F 11
        Page F 12
        Page F 13
        Page F 14
        Page F 15
        Page F 16
        Page F 17
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 7 of 1954: Agricultural Small Holdings (Amendment) Act
        Page G 1
        Page G 2
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 8 of 1954: Medical (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page H 1
        Page H 2
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 9 of 1954: Title by Registration (Amendment) Act, 1954
        Page I 1
        Page I 2
        Page I 3
        Page I 4
    Leeward Islands - Acts, No. 10 of 1954: Appropriation Act, 1954
        Page J 1
        Page J 2
        Page J 3
    Antigua Ordinance, No. 16 of 1953: Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 1953
        Page K 1
        Page K 2
        Page K 3
        Page K 4
        Page K 5
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SLEEVWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE.

SJtublisbeti bp e utltority.

II. THURSDAY, 28TH JANUARY, 1954. No. 7.


XN ) t ic ef;,,


The Governor has been pleased to
accept the resignati, 1 of Dr. W. T.
JOSEI'lp as an otciiial member of the
Legislative Council of the Presidency
of the Virgin Islands, with effect from
the 21~t January, 1954.

The ,,oretariUt,
A nitiguo.
22nd JanSt'ry, 1954.
Ref. No. 0. 18100012.


The Governor has Ibeen pleased to
re-appoint the following person.i with
effect from the 16th January, 1954,
to be unofficial members of the
Executive Council of the Virgin
Islands until the 24th November,
1954:-
The Hon. J. O. GEORGES, M.B.E.
The Hon. H. R. PENN, M.B.E.
The Hon. I. G. FONSECA.

The Secretariat.
Leeward Islands,
At Antigua.
22nd January, 1954.
Ref. No. C. 12/00008.



It is hereby notified for general
information that Her Majesty the
Queen has been pleased to give
instructions for the appointment of
Mr. Me. WELLING TODMAN to be an
official member of the Legislative
Council of the Presidency of the
Virgin Islands.
His Excellency has appointed Mr.
TODMAN accordingly.

The Seoretariat,
Antigua.
22nd January, 1954.
Ref. No. 0. 18/00012.


The Commissioner of Montserrat
has appointed Pastor ALFRED FRAN-
coIS to be a Marriage Officer for that
Presidency with effect from 1st Jan-
uary, 1954.
M. 8/1.


The Commissioner, Moutserrat, has
by virtue of the power conferred on
him iby section I of the( Land Sur-
veyors Orilinnce, 1887, (Montserrat
No. 4 of 1887), appointed Mr. JAMES
PERCY MEADE to he a Surveyor of
land during pleasure.
M. 4615.


No. 8.

The following Acts and Ordilance
are circulated with this Gazette and
form part thereof:-
ACTS.

Leeward Islands.


S No. I of 1954, The Infants Pro-
tection (Repeal) Acl, 1954."
NATURALIZATION. 1 pp. Price 3 c nts.


A Certificate of Naturali
1 of 1954 dated the 241th
1953, has been granted
LOCKLINM ANSWORTH TON
as LAUCHLAND TONGE .of
Village, St. John's. Antig
the British Naitioniality Act,

The Secretariat,
Leeuard Islandls.
At An/tiuni.
27th January, 1954.
Ref. No. 55/001()S.


No. 7.

The Governor has been p
the 20th January, 1954, ti
the undermentioned Acts o
ward Islands:-

No. 1 of 1954, "The In
tection (Repeal) Act, 1954'
No. 2 of 1954, "The
Islands Scholarship (AI
Act, 1954":
No. 3 of 1954, "The
(Amendment) Act, 1954 ";
No. 4 of 1954, "The Int
of Laws (Amendment) Act,
No. 5 of 1954, The Ir
and Passport (Amendmi
1954 ";
No. 6 of 1954, "The
Larceny (Amendment) Act

No. 7 of 1954, "The A
Small Holdings (Amemdr
1954";


No. 8 of 1954, "The
(Amendment) Act, 1954 ";


No. 9 of 1954, "The
Registration (A m e n d mi
1954 ";

No. 10 of 1954, "The
tion Act, 1954.


nation No.
December,
I to Mr.
cE known
Michael's
na, under
1948.


No. 2 of 1954. "The Leeward
Islands Scholarship (Amendment)
Act. 1954." L pp. Price 3 cents.
No. 3 of 1954, "The Larceny
(Amendment) Act, 1954."
2 pp. Price 4 cents.

No. 4 of 1954, "The Interpretation
of Laws (Amendment) Act, 1954."
6 pp. Price S cents.


No. 5 of 1954, "The Immigration
and Passport (A m e n d m e n t) Act,
1954." 2 pp. Price 4 cents.

No. 6 of 1954, "The Predial Lar-
leased, on ceny (Prevention) Act, 1954."
o assent to 17 pp. Frice 19 c6ris.
f the Lee- No. 7 of 1954, "The Agricultural
Small Holdings (Amendment) Act,
fants Pro- 1954." 2 pp. Price 4 cents.
; No. 8 of 1954, "The Medical
Leeward (Amendment) Act, 1954."
aendment) 2 pp. Price 4 cents.
No. 9 of 1954. "The Title by
Larceny Registration (A m e n d m e n t) Act,
1954." 4 pp. Pric e 6 rents.

erpretation No. 10 of 1954. "The Appropria-
1954 "; tion Act, 1954." 3 pp. Price 5 cents.
migration ORDINANCE.
ent) Act, Antigua.

Pnedial No. 16 of 1953;, "The Interpretation
1954"; of Laws (Amendment) Ordiiioince,
; 1953." 7 pp. l rice 9 retts.
agricultural
nent) Act,
New Stamp Issue,
SMedical Leeward Islands.
e Medical
It is hereby notified for general in-
Title by formation that a new main issue of
en t) Act, Leeward Islands postage stamps with
their values expressed in decimal
currency instead of in sterling will be
Appropria- placed on sale throughout the Colony
on the 22nd February, 1954. The


LV 2 74,










THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


L28 January, 1954-


abovemeutioned issue contains one
new denomination of 8 ct.

The design of the new stamps con-
aists of a profile portrait of Her
Majesty Queen ELIZABETH II cen-
trally placed and the values and
colours are as follows:-


Value.
] cent

1 cent

2 cents


brown

grey

green


Colour.


3 :cets yellow and black


4 cents

5 cents

6 cents

8 cents

12 cents


red

black and purple

yellow

blue

purple andl rose


24 cents black and green


48 cents

60 cents

$1.20

$2.40

$4.80


purple and blue

green and brown

yellowgreen and red

green and red

purple and black.


The Secretariat,
Leeward Islands,
at Antigua.
8th January, 1954.
Ref. No. 65/00025.


In The Matter of the Estate of
JOSEPH JAMES deceased.

(Unrepresented).
To all Creditors of the above Estate.

You are hereby notified that you
are to come in and prove your debts
and file your claims at the office of
the Administrator of Estates at the
Court iHouse in the town of Basseterre
in the Island of Saint Christopher
against the said estate.


Creditors resident within the Colo-
ny of the Leeward Islands are to file
their claims within four months after
the 2nd of January, 1954.
Creditors resident out of the said
Colony are to file their claims within
eight months from the said 2nd day
of January, 1954.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE
that any creditors failing to file their
claims within the time above specified
will be excluded from any benefits
arising from the said Estate.

All persons indebted to the said
deceased are requested to pay the
amount of their respective debts to
me.

Dated the 2nd day of January,
1951.
D. S. BROOKS,
Administrator of Estates.
Ref. No. 36/00002- -II.


TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
ANTIGUA, 12ih January, 1954.

BENSON & HEDGES LIMITED
of 13, Old Bond Street, London, Eng-
land, have applied for Registration of
one Trade Mark consisting of the
following:-


PARLIAMENT

in Class 45 that is to say:-

Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco.

The Applicants claim that they
have not used the said Trade Mark in
respect of the said goods 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 regis-
tration of the said Trade Mark.

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


Statement of Currency Note
Circulation in the British
Caribbean Territories (East-
ern Group) on 1st January,
1954.

Average Circulation during Novem-
ber, 1953.
$
Br. Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes 44,481,664.00
Gov't Currency Notes 2.477,328.00

46,958,992.00

British Caribbean Notes:-


Trinidad & Tobago
Barbados
British Guiana
Leeward and
Windward Islands

Total Br. Caribbean
Notes

Trinidad and Tobago
Government Note
Circulation
Barbados Government
Note Circulation
Br. Guiana Government
Note Circulation

Total Government
Note Circulation

Total circulation on


$
.. 23,979,776
.5,416,500
. 12,718,643

6,653,700


.. 48,768,619



... 1,578,587

... 182,900

.. 606,986


... 2,368,473


1st January, 1954 51,137,092
L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean
CurrencyBoard.
British Caribbean Currency Board,
Treasury Chambers,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, B. W.L
Ref. No. 24/00027.

RAINFALL FIGURES.

Central Experiment Station,
intigua.

1950. 1951. 1962. 1953. 1954.
Jan. 23 4.2. 2'.s2 1.17 1.7 2.s7









28 January, 1954.1


THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD ISLANDS

(ANTIGUA CIRCUIT)

A.D. 1954.
Notice is hereby given that the Honourable Puisne Judge has appointed the sitting of the Supreme Court of
the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands at which the following causes will be heard.

The hour at which the Court will sit will be at .:30 o'clock in the forenoon in each case:-

APPEALS.


Appellant.
Doris Stevens
Martin Branch
Leon Cort


MATRIMONIAL CAUSES.
Petitioner.

Joseph Evans Fenton
Charles Frederick Walker
David Charles
Charles Adolphus King
William John Abbott

SUPREME COURT.
Plaintiff.

James Francis
Leonard Perry
Samnnel Jarvis
Samuel Dennis Gabriel
Desmond Joseph
Henry Edwards
Maxwell Humphreys
Veronica Daniel, Clarence
Johnson, Richard Shervington,
Ellenora Scotland, Alberta
Wallace, Ernest Lashley,
Hillerine Pereira, Neville
Bridges

INCOME TAX APPEALS.
Appellant.


Stanley R. Walter
Geo. W. Bennett Bryson & Co. Ltd.
Leonard Maguire


fIespondent.

Mary Martin
Cecil Potter
Edgar T. Tonge
(Inspector of Police)


Respondent.

Enesta Vernella Fenton
Althea Elese Walker
Gwendolyn Charles
Mary Juanita King
Olga Eugenie Abbott


Defendant.


Matilda Martin
Arthur Tomlinson
John Harold Moore
Geo. W. Bennett Bryson & Co. Ltd.
Alfred Edwards
Byron D. Allerton
Francis Alexis Francis


Foster Eustace Lawson Matthew


Respondent.
The Commissioners of Income Tax


Dated the 22nd day of January, 1954.


A. R. MEADE,
Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court.


Date.

1/2/54
,,


Date.

3/2/54






Date.

8/2/54



10/2/54
,,


Date.

15/2/54









THE LEEWARD ISLANDS GAZETTE.


IN THE COURT OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.
A.D. 1954.

Notice is hereby given that the Honourable Puisne Judge has appointed the undermentioned dates for sitting of
the Court at which the following causes will be heard.
The hour at which the Court will sit will be at 9.30 a.m. o'clock in the forenoon in each case:-


Date.


PlaintiJf.


22/2/54 Marietta Walter
,, Relton Hulghes
Evelyn George
,, William Lewis
,, Cecil F. Peters
Rachael Walker
,, William Lewis
,, Charles Joseph

25/2/54 Iris Colhourne
,, George Herlert Walter
,, Novel Burke
,, Alberta Johnson,)i
,, Alford Henry
,, Rachael Spencer
Dated the 22nd day of January, 1954.


Defendant.
Reginald Gonsalves
Ernest Athill
Norris Hunt
Harold Hairall
Arnold Martin
Anthony Brown
Binton & Maud Hairall
Emannel Joseph

Elisha Spt ncer
Joseph Gillan
Jamn(s Harrigan
Raymond Lloyd
Robert Joseph
Papa Burnes & Harold Weekes.

A. R. MEADE,
Acting IRegistrar of the Supreme CourtL


Colony of the Leeward


Islands.


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.

Title by Registration Act.


REGISTER OF TITLES.


ANTIGUA CIRCUIT.


SCHEDULE OF APPLICATIONS

For Certificates of Title and Notings thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 9th day of
January, 1954.


Date of request. Person


5th day of Janu-
ary, 1954.


presenting.


Joseph Augustus Davis of
Rodney Street, Ovals in
the City of Saint John in
the Island of Antigua by
his Solicitor, John Rowan
Henry of Chambers,
Church Street in the City
of Saint John in the Is-
land of Antigua.


Nature of request whether for Certificate of Title
or noting thereon or Caveat.

Certificate of Title for ALL THAT piece or parcel of
land situate at Falmouth in the Parish of Saint Paul
in the Island of Antigua comprising an Area of 1-44
Acres, all as the same are delineated and set forth
on the plan of the said land dated the 15th day of
April, 1950 and made by Ernest Alexander
(ovia, Licensed Surveyor.


Anyone who objects to the issue of the Certificate of Title as applied for must within twenty-
one (21) dave from the first publication of this notice enter a Ca eat at the Office of the Registrar of
Titles for the Antigua Circuit.
A. R. MEADE,
Actlin Registrar of Titles.





ANTIOUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BIL, .K:MA;, ED.
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954,
[Price 75 cents.4


___ __


[28 January, 1954.







, No. 1 of 1
A


(Repeal.) LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


No. 1 of 1954.


An Act to repeal the Infants Protection Act.

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward islands
as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Infants
Protection'(Repeal) Act, 1954.
2. The Infants Protection Act is hereby
repealed.



K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.


Short title.

Bepeal of
Cap. 59.


Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.



A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.








ANTIGUA.
Printed at the tovwrament Printing OfLot, Leeward Islands,
by B. M Br.cAKMA, .D., Government Printer.-By Authority.
1954.


I 47/00269-475t-L.51.
x

: 4rnr t.igL


[Prie 3 oentes.







No. 2 of 1954.


Leeward Islands Scholarship
(Amendment)


[L.S.] .
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.



LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 2 of 1954.

An Act to amend the- Leeward Islands Scholarship
Act, 1937.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Leeward Short tile.
Islands Scholarship (Amendment) Act, 1954, and
shall be read as one with the Leeward Islands 611937.
Scholarship Act, 1937, hereinafter called the
Principal Act.
2. The proviso to subsection (1) of section 4 Amendment
Sof the Principal Act is hereby amended by the "f setionp of
substitution of the words "General Legislative Act.
Council" for the words General Legislature and
by the deletion of the words "by resolution"
appearing therein.
K. W. BLACKBUBNE,
President.

"Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Ofce, Leeward Islands,
by B. M. BLACox RD, Government Printer-By Authority.
195 1


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


[Price 3 cents.]


47100270-475--1.54.







No. 3 of 1954. Laroeny (Amendment). LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No, 3 of 1954.

An Act to amend the Larceny Act, 1944.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward as
follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Larceny short title.
(Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be read as
one with the Larceny Act, 1944, hereinafter 24/1944.
called the Principal Act.

2. Section 5 of the Principal Act is hereby Amendment
amended by the renumbering of subsection (2) srincipa
thereof as subsection (3) and by the insertion of Act
the following subsection as subsection (2):-

(2) Where any person is charged with
an offence under subsection (1) of this sec-
tion, such charge may be heard, tried and
determined summarily by a Magistrate and
on conviction for any such offence the Mag-
istrate may sentence the person charged to
a fine not exceeding one hundred and
twenty dollars or to imprisonment with hard
labour for any term not exceeding six
months, and upon a subsequent conviction
on a similar charge, to a fine not exceed-
ing two hundred and forty dollars or to
imprisonment with hard labour for any term
not exceeding twelve months.".

3. The following section is hereby substi- Substitution
for 12 o th Prnipa of section 12
tuted for section 12 of the Principal Act-i-
pal Aot







LEEWARD 2
ISLANDS.
Prsdial
larceny.


Larceny (Amendment). No. 3 of 1954.

"12. (1) Every person who steals, or,
with intent to steal, cuts, breaks, roots up,
or otherwise destroys or damages, the whole
or any part of any tree, sapling, shrub,
underwood, plant, root, fruit or vegetable
production growing in any place whatsoever
shall be.guilty of felony, and on conviction
thereof liable to be punished as in the case
of simple larceny.


(2) Where any person is charged with
an offence under subsection (1) of this sec-
tion, such charge may be heard, tried and
determined summarily by a Magistrate and
on conviction for any such offence the
Magistrate may sentence the person charged
to a fine not exceeding one hundred and
twenty dollars or to imprisonment with hard
labour for any term not exceeding six
months, and upon a subsequent conviction
on a similar charge, to a fine not exceed-
ing two hundred and forty dollars or
to imprisonment with hard labour for any
term not exceeding twelve months.".
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President,

Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.'
A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


ANTIGUA. *
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Ialands.
hy E. M. BLACKMAN,, E.D.. Government Printer.- By Authority.
1954.


[Price 4 cen I t1


4.7100015-47U-1.54,4







No. 4 of 1954. Interpretation of Laews LEEWARD
(Amendment) ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
S Governor.
20th January, 1954.






LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 4 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Interpretation of
Laws Act. -

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Interpreta- Short title.
tion of Laws (Amendment) Act, 1954, and
shall be read as one with the Interpretation of Cap. 10O,
Laws Act, as amended, hereinafter called the
Principal Act.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby Repeal of see.
repealed. tion 2 of the
Principal Act.
3. Section 16 of the Principal Act is hereby Amendmentof
amended as follows:- the Pin 16cip
Act.
(a) by the insertion of the following
definition immediately before the definition of
the expression "Chief Registrar "--
'" Act" shall include private Act
and any regulation, rule, by-
law, proclamation, order in
council, or order made under
the authority of any Act'; and
(b) by the substitution of the words
"Local Act and Act of the Imperial Parlia-




I7


fiEWARD 2 lnterplretation of Laws No. 4 of 1954
ISLAND). (Amendment)
ment" for the words -" Presidential Ordinance
or Imperial Statute" appearing in the defini-
tion of the expression law "
Amendmentof 4. Section 23 of the Principal Act is hereby
section 23 of amended as follows:-
the Principal
At. (a) by the deletion of the word and "
appearing at the end of paragraph (c); and
(b) by the substitution of a semi-colon
for the full stop appearing at the end of
-paragraph (d), and the addition thereafter of
the following paragraphs:-
(e) where any Act confers
power on any authority to make any
regulation, rule, by-law or order for
any general purpose, and also for
any special purposes incidental
thereto, the enumeration of the
special purposes shall not be deemed
to derogate from the generality of
the powers conferred with reference
to the general purpose;
( ) where any such instrument
purports to be made or issued under
any particular provision, then it shall
be deemed also to be made under all
other powers thereunto enabling;
and
(y) any reference in any regu-
lation, rule, by-law or order to "the
Act" shall be read and construed.as
a reference to the Act conferring the
power to make or issue such regula-
tion, rule, by-law or order."
Substitution 5. The following section is hereby substitu-
df section 25
of the Pinci- ted for-section 25 of the Principal Act:-
pal Act.
changee in 25. (1). When the Governor considers
title of public
office. it necessary to change the title of any public
office, he shall cause a notice to that effect to
be published in the Gazette and, if practica-
ble, in at least one of the newspapers, if any,
circulating in each of the Presidencies concerned







A


28. Where by or under any Act the
Governor or any. public officer or body is
empowered to appoint or name a person to
have and exercise any powers or perform any
duties the Governor or such public officer or
body may either appoint a person by name or
direct the person for the time being holding
the office designated by the Governor or by
Puch public officer or body torhave and exercise


N, 4 of 1954. Interpretation of Laic's
(Amendment)

setting out the former title and the substituted
title or titles of such office, and declaring that'
such change of title shall take effect, or shall be
deemed to have taken effect, from a date speci-
fied in such notice, and with effect from
such date-
(a) where the change in title con-
sists in the substitution of a single title
for the former title, the substituted title
shall replace the former title wherever the
former title appears in any Act or in any
deed or other instrument made or issued
pursuant to or consequent upon any such
Act; and
(b) where the change in title con-
sists in the substitution of two or more
.titles for the former title, the former
title shall be replaced, in the provisions
of any such Act, deed or other instrument
as may be specified in such notice, by
such substituted title as ihay be specified
in such notice.
(2) A notice under subsection (1) of this
section may be stated to take effect either in
the Colony or in any Presidency specified
therein and thereupon such change shall take
effect accordingly."
6. The Principal Act is hereby amended by
the addition thereto, immediately after section 264
of the following sections:-
27. When a substantive holder of any
office constituted by or under any Act is on
leave of absence pending relinquishment of his
office, it shall be lawful for another person to
be appointed substantively to the same office.


LEEW-ARB
ISLANDS.





























Addition of
new sections
to the Princi-
pal Act.
Appointment
of successor to
office during
leave of ab-
sence prior to
retirement of
substantive
holder.
Appointment
of officers by
name or office.





;








LEEWARD 4 Interpretation of Laws
ISLANDS. (Amendment)


Power to
appoint in-
cludes power
to remove eto,


Power of Gov-
ernor to pro-
vide for execu-
tion of duties
of public offi-
cers during
temporary
absence or
inability.


No. 4 of 1954.


such powers and perform such duties; and
thereupon or from the date specified by the
Governor or by such public officer or body,
the person appointed by name or thl person
for the time being holding the office aforesaid
shall have and may exercise such powers and
perform such duties accordingly. -

29. Where any Act confers upon any
person or authority power to make appoint-
ments to any office or place the power shall be
construed as including the power to remove or
suspend any person appointed, and to re-
appoint or reinstate him, and to appoint
another person temporarily in the place of any
person so removed or suspended or in place of
any holder of the office or place who has died
or is ill or absent, and to appoint another
person temporarily to fill any vacancy in the
office or place arising from any other cause:
Provided that where the power of the
person or authority to make any such appoint-
ment is only exerciseable upon the recommen-
dation or subject to the approval, consent or
concurrence of some other person or authority
the power of removal shall, unless the contrary
intention appears, only be exerciseable upon
the recommendation or subject to the approval,
consent or concurrence of that other person or
authority.
30. Where by or under any Act any
powers are conferred or any duties are imposed
upon a public officer, the Governor may direct
that, if during any period owing to absence or
inability to act from illness or any other
cause such public officer shall be unable to
exercise the powers or perform the duties of
his office in any place under his jurisdiction
or control, such powers shall be had and may
be exercised and such duties shall be performed
in such place by the person named by or by
the public officer holding the office designated
by the Governor; and thereupon such person
or public officer, during any period as aforesaid







No. 4 of 1954. Interpretation of Laws 5 LEEWARD
(Amendment) ISLANDS.

shall have and may exercise the powers and
shall perform the duties aforesaid, subject to
such conditions, exceptions, and qualifications
as the Governor may direct.


31. Where by or under any Act power
is given to the Governor to appoint any
persons to be members of any board, commis-
sion, committee or similar body it shall be
lawful for the Governor, in the absence of any
provision to the contrary, to so appoint, by
his official designation, any public officer, and,
on such appointment and until such appoint-
ment shall be cancelled or otherwise determined,
the person for the time being filling the office
in question, shall be a member of such board,
commission, committee or similar body.

(2) Where by or under any Act power
is given to the Governor to appoint any
board, commission, committee or similar body,
it shall be lawful for the Governor, in the
absence of any provision to the contrary, to
appoint a chairman -of such board, commission,
committee or similar body.

32. Where by or under any Act any
board, commission, committee or similar body,
whether corporate or unincorporated, is estab-
lished, then, unless the contrary intention
appears, the powers of such board, commis-
sion, committee or similar body shall not be
affected by-
(a) any vacancy in the membership
thereof:

(b) the fact that it is afterwards
discovered that there was some defect in
the appointment or qualification of a per-
son purporting to be a member thereof;
or

(c) the fact that there was any
minor irregularity in the convening of
any meeting thereof.


Power to the
Governor to
appoint public
officers as such
to serve on
boards, etc..
and to appoint
chairman.


Powers of a
board, etc., not
affected by
vacancy, etc.








LEEWARI
ISLANDS.
Power of m
jority of mi
than two p
sons.



Imperial A
to be read
with necessi
modification


)


Interpretation of Laws No. 4 of 1954.
(Amendment)


a- 33. Save as is otherwise expressly
re provided by any Act, whenever any act or
thing is required to be done by more than two
persons, a majority of them may do it.


cts 34. Whenever any Act of the Impe-
ary rial Parliament is extended to the Colony
ns. such Act shall be read with such formal
alterations as to names, localities, courts,
officers, persons, moneys, penalties and other-
wise as may be necessary to make the same
applicable to the circumstances."


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.

I'assed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.


A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council. -





















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No. 5 of 1954.


Immigration and'Passport
(Amendment).


[L.S.}
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 5 of 1954..

An Act to amend further the Immigration and
Passport Act, 1945.

BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-

1. This Act may be cited as the Immi-
gration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 1954,
and shall be read as' one with the Immigra-
tion and Passport Act, 1945, as airiended, herein-
after called the Principal Act.

2. Section 29 of the Principal Act is hereby
amended as follows:--

(a) by the substitution of the words
Photogiaphs and finger-prints may be
taken for the words Finger-prints may be
taken" in the marginal note thereto; and

(b) by the insertion of the words photo-
graph and "between the word "his" and the
word finger-prints in line 3 thereof.

3. Section 32 of the Principal Act is hereby
amended as follows:-
(a) by the subsitution of a semi-colon for
the full-stop at the end of paragraph (j); and

(b) by the addition of the following para-
graph lettered (k) "-

(k) penalties for the breach of
any regulation made under this Act.".


LEEWARD
ISLANDS


Short title.


711945.
13/1953.


Amendment of
section 29 of
the Principal
Aot.


Amendment of
section 32 of
the Principal
Act







Immigration and Passport
(Amendment).


No. 5 of 1954.


Amendment of 4. Subsection (6) of section 33 of the Princi-
section 33 of A
the Principal pal Act is hereby amended by the deletion of the
Act. words Governor in Council, or the Governor," and
the substitution therefore of the words Governor,
or the Governor in Council," and by deletion of the
words paragraphs (f) and (g) of section 5" and
the substitution therefore of the words "paragraph
(f) of section 5 and subsection (1) of section 5A ".
Amendment of 5. Subsection (3) of section 34 of the Princi-
section 34 of
the Principal pal Act is hereby amended as follows:-
Act.
(a) by the deletion of the semi-colon and
the word or at the end of paragraph (d)
thereof and the substitution of a comma there-
for; and

(6) by the deletion of paragraph (e)
thereof.

K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.














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No. 6 of 1954. Predial Larceny (Prevention) LEE*ARi
[L.S.] ISLANDS.
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 6 of 1954.
An Act to make better provision for the preven-
tion of predial larceny.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Prasdial Short title.
Larceny (Prevention) Act, 1954.

PART I.
PRELIMINARY.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise Interpreta-
requires- tion.
appointing authority"' means any appoint-
ing authority constituted under section 4;
authorizedd person means any person nomi-
nated and appointed under section 14 to
arrest suspected persons;
"cattle" includes horses, asses, mules, kine,
sheep, goats, deer and swine, as well as
all horned cattle;
Community Committee" means any Com-
munity Committee constituted under
section 5;
"declared area" means any area in a Presi-
dency declared under section 3 to be a
declared area;
"Division" means a police division of the
Colony as provided in section 3 of the
Police Act, 1951; 1/1951







LEEWARD 2 Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
DS. Governor in Council means the Governor
in Council of the Presidency concerned;

night means the interval between sunset
on any day and sunrise on the next
succeeding day;
"predial larceny means-
24/1944. (a) the felony created by section 12
of the Larceny Act, 1944 as amended by
the Larceny (Amendment) Act, 1954, or
(b) the felony created by section 5
of the Larceny Act, 1944;
predial produce" means-

(a) any tree, plant, root, fruit,
vegetable or other agricultural production
growing in or upon any land which is
used or is capable of being used, whether
after treatment or otherwise, as food, or
as an ingredient in food, for man, or
cultivated grass for beast, or

(b) any cattle or the carcase, skin
or any part of any cattle;
"section means section of this Act;

"suspected person means any person who
has or has had in his possession or under
his control in any place any praedial pro-
duce in such circumstances as shall rea-
sonably cause any police officer or
authorised person to suspect that such
produce has been stolen or unlawfully
obtained.

Declared 3. (1) The Governor in Council; whenever
areas. he is satisfied that the public interest so requires,
may by order declare any area in a Presidency to
be a declared area for the purposes of this Act, and
upon the publication of such order in the Gazette
the provisions of Part II of this Act shall become







No. G of 1954. Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) 3 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
and remain in force in such declared area during
the continuance in force of such order.
(2) The Governor in Council, upon being
satisfied that it is in the public interest so to do,
may at any time by order revoke an order made
under subsection (1) of this section, and upon the
publication of an order revoking any such order
the declared area to which that order relates shall
cease to be a declared area and the provisions of
Part II of this Act shall cease to apply thereto.
(3) An order made under this section shall
not be invalid for the reason only that any part of
the declared area to which it relates is situated in
any other declared area, but in the exercise of his
powers under subsection (1) of this section the
Governor in Council shall take reasonable care to
ei.sure that no part of any declared area is situated
in any other declared area.

PART II.
PROVISIONS RELATING TO DECLARED AREAS.
4. (1) There shall be constituted in respect Appointing
of one or more declared areas an appointing authorities.
authority which shall be composed of such person
or persons, not exceeding three in number, as
may be thereunto appointed by the Governor
in Council who shall, when the -appointing
authority consists of more than one person, also
appoint one of such persons to be the chairman of
the appointing authority.

(2) It shall be the duty of the appointing
authority, in accordance with the provisions of
section 5, to appoint the members of the Commu-
nity Committee in any declared area in respect of
which the appointing authority has been appointed.

6. (1) There shall be constituted in each Constitution
declared area a committee to be known as the o'C ommieuty
Community Committee, which shall consist of
such number of persons, being not less than six
nor more than eleven, as may be appointed thereto
in accordance with the provisions of this section.







tLEWARD 4 Prcedial arcen (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
(2) An appointing authority shall appoint as
members of a Community Committee any person
who-
(a) has attained the age of twenty-one
years;
(b) is actively engaged in agriculture
or in the rearing of cattle in the declared area
or is resident therein; and
S(c) has expressed his willingness to
serve as a member of the Community Com-
mittee for the declared area.
(3) An appointing authority may at any time
remove from office any member of a Community
Committee appointed by such appointing authority.
(4) Any member of a Community Committee
may at any time resign his office by instrument
in writing addressed to the appointing autho ity
by which he was appointed.

Appointment 6. (1) Upon the appointment of the members
of Chairman of a Community Committee the appointing autho-
of Community
Committee. rity shall call upon the members of the Committee
to meet at some convenient place within the
declared area to be stated by them on a date to be
so stated for the purpose of electing a chairman of
the Community Committee, and such members
shall meet at the place and on the date so stated.
(2) The appointing authority, or, where the
authority consists of more than one person; the
chairman of the appointing authority, shall preside
at such meeting iind any member of the Commu-
nity Committee present may propose any other
member present and willing to serve to be the
chairman of the Committee and if no other such
member be proposed, the member proposed shall
be the chairman. If any other member or mem-
bers present and willing to serve be proposed the
members of the ?Committee shall proceed to
decide by vote'the question whether the member
first proposed shall be the chairman, and if the
question is decided in the negative they shall
proceed in like manner to decide the question in








No. 6 of 1954. Prcrdial Larceny (Prevention) 5 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
respect of the other member or members proposed
in the order in which they were proposed until
a chairman has been elected.
(3) The appointing authority or chairman of
the appointing authority presiding at such meeting
shall not vote in the first instance but in the case
of an equality of votes shall have and exercise
a casting vote.
7. (1) The quorum of each Community Quorum and
Committee shall be five. proceedings of
Community
Committees.
(2) The validity of any proceeding of a
Community Committee under this Act shall not
be affected by any vacancy amongst the members
thereof or by any defect in the appointment thereof.
(3) Subject to the provisions of such regular
tions as may be made by the Governor in Council
under section 25 each Community Committee shall
regulate the conduct and management of proceed-
ings before them and the hours and times and
places for their sittings in such manner as they
may from time to time think fit.
(4) A Community Committee may, in their
discretion, refuse to allow the public or any portion
of the public to be present at any proceedings of
the Committee.
8. (1) It shall be the duty of the Com- Functions of
munity Committee in each declared area to assist Community
in securing by all lawful means the prevention and
suppression of praedial larceny in such area and
the detection and apprehension of prsedial thieves,
and for the accomplishment of such purposes to
organise and carry out such activities and to
institute such precautions and make such investiga-
tions as they may deem necessary.
(2) In particular, but without prejudice to
the generality of the foregoing, such Committee
shall have power-
(a) to take such lawful steps as may be
necessary to stimulate public opinion, and
organise community action against prsedial
larceny;








LEEWARD 6 Prcedial Larceay (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
(b) to pay remuneration to, and exercise
control over authorised persons appointed
under the provisions of section 14 in each
declared area;
(c) to employ persons for patrolling or
for guarding property in such declared area
and for serving summonses to witnesses when-
ever they shall consider it expedient to do so;
(d) to offer and pay rewards for informa-
tion leading to the detection and conviction
of any person guilty of praedial lkireny or of
receiving stolen praedial produce or of being
an accessory whether before or after the fact
to the commission of praedial larceny.
Fundsof 9. The funds of each Community
Community
Committee. Committee-
(a) shall comprise of such sums as may
be allocated to it from any vote or contribu-
tion from the general revenue of a Presidency;
and
(b) shall be applied to the carrying. out
of all or any of their powers, functions and
responsibilities under this Act.
Power of 10. (1) In the discharge of their functions
Commuiteto under this Act a Community Committee shall have
examine per. power to summon and examine on oath any person
onB. whom the Committee may reasonably suspect-
(a) to have committed or to be about to
commit praedial larceny; or
(b) to have received or to be about to
receive stolen praedial produce; or
(c) to be an accessory whether before or
after the fact to the commission of predial
larceny; or-
(d) to have conveyed away or to be
about to convey away stolen praedial produce;
or
(e) to be in possession of knowledge the
disclosure of which would assist in the
suppression of praedial larceny.








No. 6 of 1954. PrrPdial Larceny (Prevention) 7 LEEWARa
ISLANDS.
(2) A Community Committee shall have the
powers of a Judge of the Supreme Court to
summon and examine witnesses for the purposes
of subsection (1) of this section and no member.
of a Community Committee shall be liable to any
action or suit for any matter or thing done by
him as such member.
(3) Every summons for the attendance of
witnesses or other persons shall be signed by the
chairman of the Community Committee.
(4) Any witness who shall wilfully give false
evidence in any proceedings before a Community
Committee shall be guilty of perjury, and be liable
to be prosecuted and punished accordingly.
(5) All persons summoned to attend and
give evidence before a Community Committee
shall be bound to obey the summons served upon
them as fully, in all respects, as witnesses are
bound to obey subpoenas issued from the Supreme
Court.
(6) Every person refusing, or omitting
without sufficient cause, to attend at the time and
place mentioned in the summons served on him,
and every person attending but leaving the pro-
ceedings without the permission of the Community
Committee, or refusing to answer, or to answer
fully and satisfactorily to the best of his knowledge
and belief, all questions put to him by or with the
concurrence of the Community Committee, and
every person who shall at any sitting of a Com-
munity Committee wilfully insult any member of
such Committee or wilfully interrupt the proceed-
ings of such Committee, shall on summary convic-
tion thereof be liable to a fine not exceeding two
hundred and fifty dollars.
11. It shall be the duty of the police officers Police to
to attend at proceedings before a Community attendB
Committee to preserve order during such proceed- before Com-
ings and to perform such other duties as usually mnity Com-
pertain to their office when in attendance upon the
Supreme Court, and to serve summons on
witnesses, and to perform such ministerial duties
as the Community Committee shall direct,








LEEWARD 8 Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
Duty of Com- 12. Where from the examination of any
miettom- person under the provisions of section 10 it
form police of appears to a Community Committee that there is
evidence of prima facie evidence of the commission of an
commission of offence they shall make or cause to be made
offence, accordingly a report, either oral or written, to the
police officer in charge of the nearest police station.
In such report there shall be specified-
(a) the name, address or other sufficient
description of the person shown by such
evidence to be the offender;
(b) the name, address or other sufficient
description of every person whom the Com-
mittee are satisfied is in possession of informa-
tion relating to the matter together, with a
summary of such information; and
(c) any other information in the posses-
sion of the Committee relating thereto.
Powers and 13. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsec-
persons eof tion (2) of this section a person employed by a
played to Community Committee for patrolling or for
patrol, etc. guarding property in a declared area in relation to
which such Committee has been established, shall,
during the course of such employment, have and
exercise all the powers of a police officer; and,
subject to the provisions contained in any law
relating to firearms in the Presidency concerned,
it shall be lawful for a person so employed to be
in possession of a shotgun whilst he is actually
patrolling or guarding property in the course of
his employment or is proceeding to or from the
place where he is required to patrol or guard.
(2)' The provisions of subsection (1) of this
section shall not apply to any person employed by
a Community Committee for patrolling or guard-
ing property unless-
(a) the name of such person has been
submitted to the police officer in charge of the
Division in which the declared area is situate,
before such person has been so employed; and
(b) such police officer has notified the
chairman of the Community Committee that








No. 6 of 1954. Prawdial Larceny (-Prevention) 9 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
he is satisfied that such person is a fit and
proper person to have and exercise the powers
and privileges referred to in this section.
PART III.
PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF
PRIDIAL LARCENY.
14. (1) A Community Committee may Authorised
nominate any person to the police officer in charge persous.
of a Division in the Presidency concerned to bean
authorised person.
(2) It shall be lawful for such police officer,
on the nomination of any person as provided in
subsection (1) of this'section, and with the sanction
of the Administrator or Commissioner of the Presi-
dency concerned, as the case may be, to appoint
the person so noininated to be a person authorised
to arrest and deal with suspected persons in
accordance with the provisions of section 16.
(3) Such police officer may at any time revoke
any appointment made under subsection (2) of
this section.
(4) Every appointment or revocation of an
appointment under this section shall be published
in the Gazette.
(5) A Community Committee shall have
power to pay remuneration to and exercise control
over anthorised persons within the declared area
in respect of which such Committee has been
appointed.
15. Whenever a police officer or authorised Power to
person has reasonable cause to believe that any eah for
pr~edial pro,
person has in his possession or under his control duce.
any preedial produce which the police officer or
authorised person has reasonable cause to suspect
has been stolen or unlawfully obtained si.ch police
officer or authorised person may require such
person to disclose and permit such police officer
or authorised person to inspect the contents of any
sack, basket, bundle, package, vehicle or other
receptacle in possession or under the control of
such person and if any person refuses or neglects
to disclose and permit the police officer or authorised /








LEEWARD 10 Prr dial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
person to inspect such contents he shall be guilty
of an offence against this Act and shall on summary
conviction thereof be liable to a fine not exceed-
ing one hundred and twenty dollars or to impris-
onment with or without hard lal our for any term
not exceeding three months.
Arrest and 16. (1) Any police officer or authorized
pected per person may arrest a suspected person without a
sons, warrant.

(2) As soon as possible after the arrest of a
suspected person, the police officer or authorised
person making the arrest shall bring the suspected
person, together with any proadial produce found
in his possession or under his control which is
reasonably suspected to have been stolen or unlaw-
fully obtained, to a police station.
(3) The provisions of sections 22, 23 and 25
12/1951. of the Police Act, 1951. shall apply in relation to
any arrest under this section by an authorized
person as it applies to any such arrest by a police
officer.
(4) If the suspected person does not give an
account to the satisfaction of the Magistrate
by what lawful means he came by such predial
produce, he shall be guilty of an offence against
this Act and shall on summary conviction thereof
be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred
Sand forty dollars or to imprisonment with or
without hard labour for any term not exceeding
six months, and upon a subsequent conviction on
a similar charge, to imprisonment with or without
hard labour for any term not exceeding twelve
months.
(5) If any suspected person escapes from
any police officer or authorised person attempting
to arrest him, or lets fall or throws away any
praedial produce reasonably suspected to have been
stolen or unlawfully obtained it shall be lawful
for any Magistrate or Justice of the Peace, upon
application, to issue his warrant for the arrest of
that person, and upon his arrest that person shall
be deemed to have been arrested within the mean-
ing of subsection (1) of this section and may be








No. 6 of 1954. Pradial Larceny (Prevention) 11 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
deal wilh in the manner laid down in subsections
(2), (3) and (4) of this section.
17. (1) If information is given on oath to Search war-
any Magistrate or Justice of the Peace that there rant.
is reasonable cause for suspecting that any praedial
produce stolen or unlawfully obtained is concealed
or lodged in any house, store, yard or other place,
or on land (whether enclosed or not) or in any
vessel, such Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
may, by warrant under his hand directed to any
police officer, cause, the house, store, yard, place,
land or vessel to be entered and searched at any
time of the day or, if the warrant so authorises,
by night.
(2) The Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
issuing a warrant under subsection (1) of this
section may, by such warrant, if it shall appear
necessary to him, give authority to the police
officer, with such assistance as may be found
necessary, to use force for the purpose of effecting
an entry, whether by breaking open doors or other-
wise, but before using such force for the purpose
aforesaid the police officer shall make known his
authority.
(3) If upon search made in accordance with
the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this
section, ahy priedial produce which the police
officer h:s reasonable cause to suspect to have been
stolen or unlawfully obtained is found, the police
officer shall arrest and bring before a Magistrate as
soon as may be practicable after such arrest-
(a) the person in whose house, store,
yard; place or vessel or on whose land such
prsedial produce is found; and
(b) any other person found in such
house, store, yard, place or vessel or on such
land,
if the police officer has reasonable cause to suspect
that suchdperson placed or was privy to the placing
of such praedial produce in such house, store, yard,
place or vessel or on such land, knowing or having
reasonable cause to suspect the same to have been
stolen or unlawfully obtained.








LEEWARD 12 Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954
ISLANDS.
(4) If a police officer fails or is for any reason
whatsoever unable to arrest any person mentioned
in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (3) of
this section, a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
may issue a warrant for the arrest of sich person,
or a Magistrate may issue a summons requiring
such .person to appear before the District
Magistrate at a time and place to be mentioned
in the summons,

Power to 18. (1) Any police officer may go on board
board vessel,
retc. el, any vessel in any harbour, bay or roadstead and
remain on board the vessel for such reasonable
time as he deems expedient. If he has reasonable
grounds to suspect that there is on board the
vessel any prwedial produce stolen or unlawfully
obtained, he may search, with any assistants, any
and every part of the vessel, and, after demand and
refusal of the keys break open any receptacle.
Upon discovery of any prsedial produce which he
may reasonably suspect to have been stolen or
unlawfully obtained, the police officer may take
such produce and the person in whose possession
it is found before a Magistrate.
(2) A police officer may pursue and detain
any person in the act of conveying away from any
vessel 'any predial produce which such police
officer may reasonably suspect to have been stolen
or unlawfully obtained, whether that person has
landed or not, together with any prmdial produce
so conveyed away or found in his possession.

Trial of per- 19. A Magistrate may call upon any person
ons brought brought or appearing before him under the provi-
before Magis- n
trate under sions of section 17 or section 18 to give an account
sections 17 to the satisfaction of such Magistrate-
and 18.
(a) by what lawful means any pradial
produce reasonably suspected to have been
stolen or unlawfully obtained came to be' in
the house, store, yard, place or vessel or on
the land where such produce was found; or
(b) that he was not privy to the placing
of such predial produce in such house, store,
yard, place or vessel or on such land, knowing







No. 6 of 1954. Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) 13 LEEWARb
ISLANDS.
or having reasonable cause to suspect the same
to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained,
and any person who fails so to satisfy the Magis-
trate shall be guilty of an offence against this Act
and shall on summary conviction thereof be liable
to a fine not exceeding two hundred and forty
dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard
labour for any term not exceeding six months, and,
upon a subsequent conviction on a similar charge,
to imprisonment with or without hard labour for
any term not exceeding twelve months.
20. (1) If any person brought or appearing Tracing pos-
before a Magistrate under the provisions of sections session.
.16, 17 or 18 declares that he received any praedial
produce reasonably suspected to have been stolen
or unlawfully obtained from some other person, or
that he was employed as a carrier, agent or servant
to convey such produce for some other person, the
Magistrate may cause every such other person
through whose possession such produce shall
previously have passed, to be brought before him
either by summons or by warrant, as the Magis-
trate shall in each case deem fit.
(2) Upon any such person as is in subsection
(1) of this section mentioned being brought before
him, the Magistrate may examine that person on
oath as to whether he has been in possession or
control of the predial produce reasonably suspected
to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained, and, upon
his admitting such possession or control, or upon it
being proved to the satisfaction of the Magistrate
that that person has been in possession or control
of such prmdial produce, the Magistrate may call
upon that person to give an account to the satisfac-
tion of the Magistrate by what lawful means he
came by such produce, and, if that person fails to
give such account, he shall be guilty of an offence
against this Act and shall, on summary conviction
thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding two
hundred and forty dollars or to imprisonment with
or without hard lahour for any term not exceeding
six months, and upon a subsequent conviction on a
similar charge, to imprisonment with or without
hard labour for any term not exceeding twelve
months.








LEEWARD
ISLANDS.







Power of
police officer
and author-
ised person to
summon as-
sistance.








Penalty for
assaulting etc.
police officer,
authorised
persons and
their assist-
ants.






Power of
Court to
order special
police super-
vision.


14 Prcdial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.

(3) For the purposes of this section, the
possession of a carrier, agent or servant shall be
deemed to be the possession of the person who,
employed the carrier, agent or servant to convey
the predial produce suspected to have been stolen or
unlawfully obtained.

21. A police officer or authorised person
may call upon any person to aid and assist him in
the execution of his duties under this Act, .and if
any person so called upon neglects or refuses with-
out lawful excuse to aid and assist such police
officer or authorised person he shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act and shall on summary
conviction thereof be liable to a fine not exceeding
one hundred and twenty dollars and in default of
payment thereof to imprisonment for any term not
exceeding three months.

22. If any person shall assault, obstruct,
hinder or resist any police officer or authorised
person in the execution of his duties under this
Act, or. any person acting in aid of such police
officer or authorised person, every such offender
shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and
shall, on summary conviction thereof, be liable to a
fine not exceeding two hundred and forty dollars
or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for
any term not exceeding six months.

23. (1) When any person is convicted of
the felony of prawdial larceny the Court before
whom such person is convicted may order him to
be placed under special police supervision for a
period to be specified in such order not exceeding
one year.

(2) An order placing a person under special
police supervision under the provisions of this
section may be made in addition to or in substitution
for any other punishment to which such person
may be liable, and when such an order is made in
addition to any sentence of imprisonment passed
upon such person, the period during which he
shall be under special police supervision shall
commence immediately after the expiration of such
sentence.







No. 6 of 1.954. Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) 15 LEiWAflb
ISLANDS.
24. (1) A person ordered in accordance Duties of
with the provisions of section 23 to be placed under po,""' o"
special police supervision shall, during the period placed under
specified in such order,, comply with the following special police
sprovisions-upervision.
provisions-
(a) he shall forthwith upon the com-
mencement of such period notify the police
officer in charge of the police station nearest to
his residence of the house or place in which he
S resides;
(b) he shall, when called upon so to do
by the police officer in charge of the police
station nearest to his residence, present himself
at such police station;
(c) he shall not transfer his residence
without the written authority of the police
officer in charge of such police station;
(d) -he shall remain within the doors of
his residence during each night unless excused
from 'so doing on any particular occasion by
the police officer in charge of the Division in
which he resides.
(2) Where such person is authorized in
accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c) of
subsection (1) of this section to transfer his
residence he shall notify the police officer in charge
of the police station nearest to the place in which he
will reside of the house or place in which he will
reside.
(3) A person ordered in accordance with the
provisions of section 23 to be placed under special
police supervision may be visited at his residence by
any police officer from time to time during the
period specified in such order.
(4) Any person subject to the restrictions
specified in subsection (1) of this section who fails
to comply with the provisions of the said subsection
shall be guilty of an offence against this Act and on
summary conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine
not exceeding. two hundred and forty dollars or to
imprisonment with or without hard labour for any
term not exceeding six months,







LEEWARD 16 Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) No. 6 of 1954.
ISLANDS.
Regulations. 25. (1) The Governor in Council may make
Regulations generally for giving effect to the pro-
visions of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the
power conferred by subsection (1) of this section
Regulations may be made under that subsection to
provide for-

(a) the procedure to be followed by a
Community Committee in the exercise of
Their powers under section 10;

(b) the payment of compensation to
authorised persons, and persons employed by a
Community Committee under the powers
conferred by paragraph (c) of subsection (2)
of section 8, for injuries received by such
persons in the execution of their duties, and the
badges or uniforms to be worn by any such
persons.

(3) Regulations made under paragraph (b) of
subsection (2) of this section shall not come into
force until they have been approved by resolution
of the Legislative Council of the Presidency
concerned.
Repeal. 26. The Act specified in the Schedule to
this Act is hereby repealed to the extent specified
in the third column thereof.

Commence. 27. This Act shall come into operation on a
meant, date to be appointed by the Governor by proclama-
tion in the Gazette.

K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.

A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.







No. 6 of 1954. Prcedial Larceny (Prevention) 17 LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
SCHEDULE.


Short title.
The Larceny (Protection
of Praedial Produce)
Act, 1949.


Extent of Repeal.

Sections 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.


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No' 7 of 1954. Agricultural Small Holdings LEEWARD
(Amendment) ISLANDS.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKEURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 7 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Agricultural Small
Holdings Act, 1938.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Short title.
Small Holdings (Amendment). Act, 1954, and
shall be read as one with the Agricultural Small 12/1938.
Holdings Act, 1938, as amended, hereinafter called 111939.
the Principal Act.


2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby
amended by the insertion, between the definitions
of the expressions Registrar and small hold-
ing ", of the following definition:-


Amendment
of section 2 of
thy Principal
Act.


"rules of good husbandry" means the
application of such measures for the con-
servation of soil, the maintenance of
fertility, and generally for the preserva-
tiori of the capital value of the holding as
are deemed to be a fair and reasonable
standard due regard being paid to the
standards prevailing in the neighbour-
hood;".
3. The following section is hereby substitu- Substitution
ted for section 15 of the Principal Act:- of the Prini-
pal Act.


15. Where a person is let into posses-
sion of a small holding and the contract of
tenancy in respect of such holding is not in
writing, or, if in writing, has not been regis-
tered, the tenancy shall be deemed to be a


Contracts
not in writing
and unregia-
tered con-
tracts.







L~EWARD 2 Agricultural Small Holdings No. 7 of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment)
tenancy from year to year upon the terms and
conditions customary in registered contracts in
the district in which the small holding is situ-
ate, and in the absence of any such contracts,
upon the terms and conditions contained in the
form 'of contract set out in Schedule A to this
Act, or as near thereto as circumstances shall
permit; and in any proceedings the Magistrate
may make such order as may be just ahd
reasonable in the circumstances.".

Substitution 4. The following subsection is hereby sub-
)of action stituted for subsection (2) of section 20 of, the
20 of the Principal Act:-
Principal Act.
(2) In the case of sugar cane cultiva-
tion, compensation shall be paid for canes
growing upon the holding in the ordinary
course of cultivation and for subsequent crops
not extending beyond first ratQons and, pro-
.vided that the tenant has cultivated and
managed the holding in accordance with the
rules of good husbandry, for subsequent cane
crops not extending beyond the second
ratoons:
Provided that no compensation shall be
payable in respect of any sugar cane planted,
without the consent in writing of the landlord,
after service ofta notice to quit.".


K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.


A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.

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47100177--475-11.54.







Medical (Amendment).


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 8 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Medical Act, 1937.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward
Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Medical
(Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be read as
one with the M\edical Act, 1937, as amended,
hereinafter called the Principal Act.
2. Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby
amended by the deletion of the definition of the
expression Medical register appearing therein
and the substitution therefore of the following:-
Medical Register means the Register of
medical practitioners, dentists, opti-
cians, and chemists and druggists
required to be kept in pursuance of this
Act.".
3. Section 10 of the Principal Act is here-
by amended by the deletion of the words
SMedical Practitioners, Dentists, Opticians, or
Druggists" appearing therein and the substitu-
tion therefore of the following words:-
"medical practitioners, dentists, opti-
cians, or chemists and druggists".
4. Section 29 of the Principal Act is
hereby amended as follows:-
(i) by the deletion in paragraph (ii) of the
words "or dental surgery, or perform
any dental operation in respect of which'
he shall demand or receive any fee or
gratuity, "


tEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Short title.

:1/1937.

Amendment of
section 2 of
the Principal
Act.


Amendment of
section 10 of
the Principal
Act.


Amendment of
section 29 of
the Principal
Act.


No. 8 of 95 4.







LEEWARD
1 STAWT~R


2 'Medical (Amendment).


(ii) by the deletion of paragraph (b) of the
proviso and the substitution therefore of
the following:-

(b) the extraction of teeth by a
duly registered chemist and druggist
with the application of local anaesthetics
other than cocaine, if authorised in
writing so to do by a Medical
Board; or".


-K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this
7th day of January, 1954.


A. E. PENN,
ClerA of the Council.























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No. 9 of 1954.


Title by Rcgisiration
(Amendment).


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.


LEEWARD ISLANDS.

Nb. 9 of 1954.

An Act to amend further the Title by Registration
Act.
BE IT ENACTED by* the Governor and
General Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands
as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Title by Short title.
Registration (Amendment) Act, 1954, and shall be
read as one with the Title by Registration Act, as Cae. 99.
amended, hereinafter called the.Principal Act.


2. The Principal Act is hereby amended by
the insertion therein immediately after section 34
of the following section as section 34A:-

"34A. (1) Where any person is the
registered proprietor of contiguous parcels of
land, it shall be lawful for the Registrar of
Titles at the request of such person to issue to
him one certificate of title in respect of the
said parcels of land in substitution for the
several certificates of title relating thereto.
(2) Sections 12 and 13 of this Act shall
have effect, mutatis mutandis, on every request
made under subsection (1) of this section.".,
3. The following section is hereby substitu-
ted for section 155 of the Principal Act:-

155. (1) Where a solicitor is employed
to do professional work under this Act, he
shall be permitted to charge an ad valorem fee
According to the scale set forth in the Fifth
Schedule,


LEEWARD
ISLANDS.


Insertion of
new section
to the Prinoi.
pal Act.
Consolida-
tion of certifi-
cates of title.


Substitution
of section 155
of the Princi-
pal Act.
Fees to be
paid so solici-
tore.







LREEWAB 2 Title by Registration No. 9 of 1954.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).
(2) The fee referred to in subsection (1)
of this section shall not include payment for
professional work rendered in respect of
contentious litigation arising between parties,
or the- customary commissions payable for
carrying through negotiations for purchase,
sale or loan.

(3) Subject to the provisions of subsec-
tion (2) of this section, the fee referred to in
subsection (1) of this section shall cover not
merely the filling up of any form or instrument
required to be presented to the Registrar of
Titles, or any other form under this Act, but
also all meetings, correspondence and all other
charges whatsoever which the solicitor might
otherwise have legally made, or which might
have been charged before the passing of this
Act, in relation to professional work, or any
similar professional work, required to be
performed.

(4) If the solicitor and his client are
unable to agree upon the value of the land or
incumbrance for the purposes of this section,
the question shall be referred to the Registrar
of Titles-who shill fix the said value and for
so doing he may require such evidence by
affidavit or otherwise as he may think fit.

(5) Where the value of the land or
incumbrance fixed by the Registrar of Titles
under subsection (4) of this section exceeds
four thousand eight hundred dollars. either
party, if dissatisfied therewith, may bring the
question before the Court in the manner
provided by section 139 of this Act.

(6) For the purposes of this section the
property value of incumbrances shall be taken
as ten years of the annual sum chargeable on
the estate value or whole value of instalments
secured."






Ro. 9 of 1954. title by Registrazon 8 LEEWARD
(Amendment). ISLANDS.
4. The Fifth Schedule to the Principal Act S,>batitution
is hereby repealed and the following Schedule Schedule to
substituted therefor:- the Principal
Act.

"FIFTH SCHEDULE.

(SECTION 155)

1. First Certificate of Title and Transfer
subsequent to First Certificate of Title.
Fee based upon the value of the land
on the following scale:-

For the first $480 minimum fee $20.16'
,, second $480 $10.08
,, next $3840 1%
each succeeding $4800 or
part thereof 1%

2. Transmission-Taking out Certificate of
Title, Consolidation of Titles and Crop
Advance Warrants.
Fee based upon the value of the land
or, in the case of Crop Advance
Warrants, the estimated crop value,
on the following scale:-
One half of the-sums specified in
the several categories set out in
paragraph 1 of this Schedule.

3. Mortgages, Transfer of Mortgages and
Incumbrunces.
For the first $480 $15.12
,, ,, next $4320 1%
Small amounts in excess of $4800 11%

4. Discharge of Mortgages and Caveats
For endorsement of discharge $10.08
Entering, withdrawing or removing
Caveats. $10.08







LEEWARD 4 Title by Registration. No. 9 of 1964.
ISLANDS. (Amendment).

5. Sale of Incumbered Land.

(a) Fees based upon the sale value of
the land sold on the following
scale:-

For the first $480 5%
,, ,, next $480 4%
,, $1920 3%
,, $16,320 2%
,, all amounts in excess of
$19,200 ,%

(b) For each additional application for
or incidental to the sale of incum-
bered land, such fee as the Court
may allow not exceeding $15.12
6. For replacement of a lost Certificate of
Title. $15.12

7. Any work performed under this Act
not provided for by this Schedule. Such fee
as the Court
may allow
mnder sec-
tion 155B
of this Act."



K. W. BLACKBURNE,
President.
Passed the General Legislative Council this 7th day of
January, 1954.


A. E. PENN,
Clerk of the Council.


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Appropriation.


[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
20th January, 1954.

LEEWARD ISLANDS.

No. 10 of 1954.

An Act to provide for the services of the Colony of the
Leeward Islands for the year ending on the thirty-
first day of December, 1954.
BE IT ENACTED by the Governor and General
Legislative Council of the Leeward Islands as follows:-
1. This Act may be cited as the Appropriation
Act, 1954.
2. There shall be and there is hereby granted to
Her Majesty the Queen, for and during the year ending
on the thirty-first day of December, 1954, the sum of
Seven Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand, and Eighty-
eight Dollars,- over and above the sums already granted
and provided under the Acts in force in the Colony to
be applied and expended in the manner and for the
services specified in the First Schedile hereto.


LEi*Afr6
ISLANDS.


Short title.


Appropriation:.


3. Such part of the said sum of Seven Hundred Proportions
and Eighty-five Thousand and Eighty-eight Dollars, and payable by
also the sums already granted and provided as aforesaid
amounting to the sum of Eighteen Thousand Dollars'as
set forth in the Second Schedule hereto, as is recoverable
from the several Presidencies shall be charged upon
their funds in the proportions specified in the Third
Schedule hereto.
K, W. BLACKBURNE,
President.

Passed the General Legislative Council this 7th day
of January, 1954.
A. E. P1NN,
Clerk of the Council.


11, ."Z:*


140o. 16 of 1954.








Appropriation.
FIRST SCHEDULE.


SERVICE.


Pensions
Governor
Secretariat
Audit
Education
Judicial
Legal
Miscellaneous
Police
Post Office
Printing
Treasury
Development & Welfare and
Other Imperial Grants


No. 10 oi 1954.


AMOUNT.

$,
.. 86,703
15,883
S 40,186
... 41,702
... 16,2'81
... 11,067
... 12,017
... 64,332
... 386,282
8,000
... 33,637
... 2,640

... 66,358

785,088


SECOND SCHEDULE.


SERVICE.


Governor


4 -,-


LEEWARD
ISLANDS,


HEAD


I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
XI.
XII.
XIII.


HEAD.


TI.


AMOUNT.

$
... 18,000

18,000


I








No. 10 of 1954.


Appropriation.

THIRD SCHEDULE.


3 LEEWARD
ISr,ANDS.


General Apportionment.

Antigua
St. Kitts-Nevis and
Auguilla
Montserrat
Virgin Islands

Police.


... 348/1000

... 535/1000
... 61/1000
56/100p


In respect of Personal Emoluments based on services
rendered according to distribution of personnel.


Antigua
St. Kitts-Nevis and
Anguilla
Montserrat
Virgin Islands


$
.. 191,191

132,668
... 39,203
6,848


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No. 16 of 1953. Interpretation of Laws (Amenament). ANTIGUA.
[L.S.]
I ASSENT,
K. W. BLACKBURNE,
Governor.
31st December, 1953.






ANTIGUA.

No. 16 of 1953.

An Ordinance to amend further the Interpretation
of Laws Act, 1896.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governor and
Legislative Council of Antigua as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short Title.
Interpretation of Laws (Amendment) Ordinance "/189.
1953 and shall be read as-one with the Interpreta- 1/1934.
tion of Laws Act, 1896, as amended, hereinafter 31938.
called the Principal Ordinance.
2. Section 10 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
hereby amended as follows:- of Principa0
Ordinance.
(a) by the renumbering of the section as
subsection (1) of section 10;

(b) by the addition of the following as
subsections (2) and (3) respectively:--

"(2) All acts done and performed
by the person acting for, and doing the
duty of, any public officer who has
obtained leave of absence within the
period for which such leave has been
granted, shall be good, valid and effectual
for all purposes whatsoever, notwith-
standing that such public Officer may be
Within the Presidency at the time when
such acts were done and performed,


C rff^X,


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ANTIGUA. 2 Interpretation (f Laws (Amendment). No. 16 of 1953.
(3) Unless the contrary intention
appears, where any Ordinance, whether
passed before or after the commencement
of this Ordinance, contains a reference to
the Attorney-General, the reference shall,
in the absence of the Attorney-General
from the Presidency, be construed to
include a reference to the Crown Attorney
present in the Presidency -as the
Attorney General's deputy."
Amendment 3. Subsection (3) of section 11 of the
of section 11
cf the Prinoi- Principal Ordinance is hereby repealed and replaced
pal Ordinance. as follows:-
(3) Where any Ordinance, whether
passed before or after the commencement of
this Ordinance, confers power on any author-
ity to make or issue any instrument (that is to
say, any regulation, rule, by-law, proclamation,
order-in-council or order) the following provi-
sions shall, unless the contrary intention
appears, have effect with reference to the
making, issue and operation of such instru-
ment--
(a) any instrument as aforesaid may at
any time be amended, varied, rescinded or
revoked by the same authority and in the
same manner by and in which it was made;
(b) there may be annexed to the breach
of any regulation, rule, by-law, order-in-
council or order such penalty not exceeding
forty-eight dollars. as the authority making
the regulation, rule, by-law, order-in-council
or order may think fit;
(c) where any Ordinance confers power
on any authority to make any regulation, rule,
by-law, order-in-council or order for any
general purpose, and also for any special
purposes incidental thereto, the enumeration
of the special purposes shall not be deemed to
derogate from the generality of the powers
conferred with' reference to the general
purpose;
(d) n6 regulation, rule, by-law, order-in-
council or order shall be inconsistent with the
provisions of any Ordinance."







No. 16 of 1953. Interpretation oj Laws (AMendment). 3 ANTIGUA.
4. (1) Section 18 of the Principal Ordinance is Amendment
hereby amended as follows:- of she Prin-
cipal Ordi-
nanoe.
(a) by the'substitution of the following
for paragraph 6 thereof-
(6) The expression "Governor"
shall mean the Officer for the time being
administering the Government of the
Presidency;" and
(b) by the substitution of the expression
"the Governor for the expression a Gover-
nor" appearing in the definition of the
expression "Justice of the Peace"; and
(c) by the addition thereto of the follow-
ing paragraphs immediately after paragraph
33-.
(34) The expression Act" shall
include Ordinance and private Act or
Ordinance, and any regulation, rule, by-
law, proclamation, order-in-council or
order made under the authority of any
Act or Ordinance;
(35) The expression Chief Justice"
shall mean the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands;
(36) The expression "law" shall
include any Ordinance, Federal Act or
Act of the Imperial Parliament and any
regulation, rule, by-law, proclamation,
order-in-council, order, scheme or direc-
tion made or given under the authority
of any law;
(37) The expression "Ordinance"
shall include private Ordinance and any
Act or private Act of the Legislature .of
Antigua and any regulation,, rule, by-
law, proclamation, order-in-council or
order made under the authority of any
such Act or Ordinance;
(38) The expression prescribed
shall mean prescribed by an Ordinance
in which the said expression occurs or







ANTIGtA. 4 Interpretation of Lws (Amendment). No. 16 of 1953..
by any regulation, rule, by-law, order-in-
council, order, or form of notice issued or
made thereunder and in relation to any
regulation, rule, order-in-council or order
shall mean prescribed by the Governor
in Council unless some other authority is
mentioned in the Ordinance;
(39) The expression subsidiary
legislation" shall mean any regulation,
rule, by-law, proclamation, order-in-coun-
cil, order, direction, notice or other
instrument made under any Ordinance or
other lawful authority and having legisla-
tive effect.
(2) Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of
of this section shall come into operation on a
day to be appointed by the Governor by
proclamation published in the Gazette.
Insertion of 5. The following new sections shall be
nerwection inserted in the Principal Ordinance immediately
Ordinance. after section 18 thereof:-
Change in 18A. Whenever the Governor considers
title of public
office. it necessary to change the title of any public
office, he shall cause a notice to that effect to
be published in the Gazette setting out the
former title and the substituted title or titles
of such office, and declaring that such change
of title shall take effect or shall be deemed to
have taken effect, from a date specified in such
nctice, and with effect from such date-
(a) where the change in title consists
in the substitution of a single title for the
former title, the substituted title shall
replace the former title wherever the
former title appears in any Ordinance or
in any deed or other instrument made or
Issued pursuant to or consequent upon
any such Ordinance; and
(b) where the change in title con-
sists in the substitution of two or more
titles for the former title, the former title
shall be replaced, in the provisions of any
such Ordinance, deed or other instru-
ment as may be specified in such notice,
by such substituted title as may be speci-
fed in such notice,







fSo. 16 of 1953. Interpretation of Laws (Amendment). 5 ANTIGtil.

18B. No Ordinance shall in any manner Rights of the
whatsoever affect the rights of the Crown crown.
unless it is therein expressly provided or unless
it appears by necessary implication that the
Crown is bound thereby.
18C. When a substantive holder of any Appointment
office constituted by or under any Ordinance of~guceBor to
is on leave of absence pending relinquishment leave of ab-
of his office, it shall be lawful for another ce prior to
person to be appointed substantively to the substantive
same office. holder.


18D. Where by or under any Ordinance
the Governor or any public officer or body is
empowered to appoint or name a person to
have and exercise any powers or perform any
duties the Governor or such public officer or
body may either appoint a person by name or
direct the person for the. time being holding
the office designated by the Governor or by
such public officer or body to have and
exercise such powers and perform such duties;
and thereupon or from the date specified by
the Governor or by such public officer or body,
the person appointed by name or the person
for the time being holding the office aforesaid
shall have and may exercise such powers and
perform such duties accordingly.

18E. Where any Ordinance confers
upon any person or authority power to make
appointments to any office or place the power
shall be construed as including the power to
remove or suspend any person appointed, and
to reappoint or reinstate him, and to appoint
another person temporarily in the place of any
person so removed or suspended or in place of
any holder of the office or place, who has
died or is ill or absent, and to appoint another
person temporarily to fill any vacancy in the
office or place arising from any other cause:
Provided that where the power of the
person or authority to make any such appoint-
ment is only exercisable upon the recommen-
dation or subject to the approval, consent or
concurrence of some other person or authority


A appointment
of officers by
name or office.














Power to
appoint in-
cludes power
to remove, etc.







AiTIGUA. 6 Interpretation of Laws (Amendment). No. 16of 1953.
the power of removal shall, unless the
contrary intention appears, only be exercisable
upon the recommendation of or subject to the
approval, consent or concurrence of that other
person or authority.


Power of Gov-
ernor to pro-
vide for execu-
tion of duties
of public offi-
cer during
temporary
absence or
inability.













Power to the
Governor to
appoint public
officer as such
to serve on
board and to
- appoint chair-
man.


Powers of a
board, etc. not
affected by
vacancy, etc.


18F. Where by or under any Ordinance
any powers are conferred or any duties are
imposed upon a public officer, the Governor
may direct that if during any period owing to
absence or inability to act from illness or any
other cause such public officer shall be unable
to exercise the powers or perform the duties
of his office in any place.under his jurisdiction
or control, such powers shall be had and may
be exercised and such duties shall be performed
in such place by the person named by, or by
the public officer holding the office designated-
by, the Governor; and thereupon such person
or public officer, during any period as aforesaid
shall have and may exercise the powers and
shall perform the duties aforesaid, subject to
such conditions, exceptions, and qualifications
as the Governor may direct.
18G. (1) Where by or under any Ordi-
nance power is given to the Governor to
appoint any persons to be members of any
board, commission, committee or similar bodv
it shall be lawful for the Governor, in the
absence of any provision to the contrary, to
so appoint, by his official designation, any
public officer, and, on such appointment and
until such appointment shall be cancelled or
otherwise determined, the person for the
time being filling the office in question shall
be a member of such board, commission,
committee or similar body.
(2) Where by or under any Ordinance
power is given to the Governor to appoint
any board, commission, committee ur similar
body, it shall be lawful for the Governor, in
the absence of any provision to the contrary,
to appoint a chairman of such board, commis-
sion, committee or similar body.
18H. Where by or under any Ordi
nilice any board, commission, committee or
similar body, whether corporate or unincor-








No. 16 of 1953. Interpretation of Laws (Amendment). 7


porate, is established, then, unless the con-
trary intention appears, the powers of such
board, commission, committee or similar body
shall not be affected by-
(a) any vacancy in the membership
thereof;
(6) the fact that it is afterwards
discovered that there was some defect in
the appointment or qualification of a
person purporting to be a member there-
of; or
(c) the fact that there was any
minor irregularity in the convening of
any meeting thereof.
181: Save as is otherwise expressly pro- Power e
vided by any Ordinance, whenever any act or majority
more th
thing is required to be done by more than two two per
persons, a majority of them may do it.
18J. Whenever any Act of the Imperial Imperial
Parliament is extended to the Presidency such toberea
necessar
Act shall be read with such formal alterations as modifoa
to names, localities, courts, officers, persons,
moneys, penalties and otherwise as may be
necessary to make the same applicable to the
circumstances."
6. Section 3 of the Principal Ordinance is Repel.
hereby repealed.
R. ST. J. O. WAYNE,
President.

Passed the Legislative Council this 21st day
of December, 1953.
J. L. ROBINSON,
Clerk of the Council. -








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